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Premier League

13 H Sat 24 Nov 15:00 Huddersfield   

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12 A Sat 10 Nov 15:00 Arsenal 1 Mkhitaryan (86') Wolves 1 Cavaleiro (13')  

Arsenal 1 Mkhitaryan (86') Wolves 1 Cavaleiro (13') HT 0-1


Arsenal deny Wolves a famous win - Gunners almost pay for another slow start.

Substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a late equaliser to stretch Arsenal's unbeaten run to 16 matches and deny Wolverhampton Wanderers a famous win at the Emirates. Ivan Cavaleiro's close-range finish looked like securing the Black Country club their most eye-catching victory since returning to the Premier League this season.


The visitors pounced on an error by Granit Xhaka, Cavaleiro and Raul Jiminez exchanging passes before the former tapped home. Lucas Torreira and Hector Bellerin both went close to equalising while leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the post before Mkhitaryan's 86th minute cross went straight past Rui Patricio.  In a thrilling contest, Wolves almost snatched it in stoppage time when 18-year-old substitute Morgan Gibbs-White hit the bar.  The fifth-placed Gunners are three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham while Wolves remain 11th in the table.

 

Despite Mkhitaryan's equaliser, a cross which somehow found its way past Patricio, this was two points dropped as far as Arsenal were concerned. Having started the day six points off the top, they go into the international break trailing leaders Manchester City by eight points after another slow start. When Cavaleiro struck to leave Wolves fans dreaming of a first win on Arsenal soil for 39 years, Arsenal's defence was busy conducting an inquest into why they had conceded the first goal for the fourth successive Premier League match. Against Leicester they roared to back to win comfortably. Against Wolves it was different as the visitors proved stubborn at the back before Mkhitaryan struck. Having drawn against Liverpool and Crystal Palace in their last two league games, the Gunners are now without a top-flight win in three matches - proof there is much for Emery to work on despite his team's unbeaten run. Alex Iwobi, starting a league game for the first time since 28 October, lasted until half-time before he was replaced while Mesut Ozil was also taken off as under-par Arsenal struggled against their vibrant opponents. Arsenal's first match after the break is away at Bournemouth before back-to-back top-flight matches against Tottenham and Manchester United. Emery will hope his side have returned to winning ways before they head for Wembley for the north London derby on 2 December.


Arsenal

19Leno 2BellerínBooked at 78' 20Mustafi 16Holding 31Kolasinac sub for Mkhitaryanat 76'' 11Torreira 34Xhaka 17Iwobi sub for Guendouziat 45'10ÖzilBooked at 69' sub for Ramseyat 75' 14Aubameyang 9Lacazette Substitutes  1Cech 5Papastathopoulos 7Mkhitaryan 8Ramsey 15Maitland-Niles 29Guendouzi 49Nketiah

Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5Bennett 16Coady 15Boly 2DohertyBooked at 71' 28João Moutinho 8Neves 19Castro Otto 10Hélder CostaBooked at 74' sub for Traoréat 75' 9Jiménez sub for Gibbs-Whiteat 85' 7Cavaleiro sub for Jotaat 61' Substitutes 17Gibbs-White 18Jota 21Ruddy 27Saïss 29Vinagre 32Dendoncker 37Traoré


Referee: Stuart Attwell Attendance: 60,030


          Arsenal Wolves  

Possession   72%   28%

Shots             10    13

Shots on Tgt  3     5

Corners        11     2

Fouls             9    16


Match ends, Arsenal 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time 90'+7' Second Half ends, Arsenal 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.  Pic Simon Osborn

90'+5' Offside, (WW) Morgan Gibbs-White tries a through ball, but Adama Traoré is caught offside. 90'+5' Morgan Gibbs-White (WW) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Adama Traoré following a fast break. 90'+2' Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Willy Boly.  90'+2' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 89' Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. 88' Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a  corner. 87' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Matteo Guendouzi. 87' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonny. Goal! 86' Goal! Arsenal 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) right footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey following a corner. 86' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Rui Patrício. 86' Attempt saved. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 86' Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 86' Foul by Willy Boly (WW). 86' Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a corner. 85' sub, (WW) Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Raúl Jiménez. 84' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Bernd Leno. 84' Attempt saved. Diogo Jota (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. 81' Hand ball by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal). 81' Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) wins a  free kick in the attacking half. 81' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 79' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by João Moutinho. Booking 78' Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 78' Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal). 78' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 77' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Rúben Neves. 77' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Matt Doherty.  76' sub, Arsenal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan replaces Sead Kolasinac.  75' sub, Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey replaces Mesut Özil.  75' sub, (WW) Adama Traoré replaces Hélder Costa because of an injury. 75' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 74' Delay in match Hélder Costa (WW) because of an injury. Booking 74' Hélder Costa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 73' Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 73' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Héctor Bellerín. Booking 71' Matt Doherty (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 71' Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 70' Attempt missed. Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Booking 69'

Mesut Özil (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card. 69' Foul by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal). 69' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 67' Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 67' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).  61' sub, (WW) Diogo Jota replaces Ivan Cavaleiro. 60' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Rui Patrício. 60' Attempt saved. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Mesut Özil. 60' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Jonny. 59' Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 59' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 58'Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal). 58' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  58' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 57' Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 57' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 56' Offside, (WW) João Moutinho tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. 55' Foul by Mesut Özil (Arsenal). 55' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 54' Foul by Rob Holding (Arsenal). 54' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 54' Attempt missed. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner. 53' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ryan Bennett. 52' Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal). 52' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52' Attempt blocked. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette. 51' Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing. 51' Foul by Jonny (WW). 51' Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal). 51' Raúl Jiménez (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  45' sub, Arsenal. Matteo Guendouzi replaces Alex Iwobi.

Second Half begins Arsenal 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.


          Arsenal Wolves

Possession   74%  26%

Shots         3    7

Shots on Tgt  0    3

Corners       3    0

Fouls         1    8


Half Time 45'+2' First Half ends, Arsenal 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45'+1' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Rúben Neves. 44' Mesut Özil (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing. 44' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 42' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 40' Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 39' Offside, Arsenal. Granit Xhaka tries a through ball, but Alex Iwobi is caught offside. 37' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 36' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 32' Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 30' Attempt blocked. Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 30' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 29' Hand ball by Rúben Neves (WW). 26' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 24' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 23' Delay in match Bernd Leno (Arsenal) because of an injury. 23' Bernd Leno (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 23' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 22' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Bennett. 22' Attempt blocked. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 22' Attempt blocked. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mesut Özil. 21' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by João Moutinho.

Goal!

13' Goal! Arsenal 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.

12' Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  12' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 12' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 11' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady following a fast break. 9' Foul by Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal). 9' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 8' Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 8' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).

Kick Off First Half begins.  Pic Mark Feehan


TEAM NEWS

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck suffered a serious ankle injury against Sporting Lisbon, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is also out, having been forced off with a muscle problem in Thursday's game.  Nacho Monreal is nearing a return from a hamstring injury, although this match may come too soon for him. Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi returns after completing a one-game domestic suspension. Diogo Jota is fit for Wolves after recovering from a hamstring problem. Midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White impressed as a substitute against Tottenham last weekend but it remains to be seen whether the 18-year-old will be handed a first Premier League start.


MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

Martin Fisher: The Arsenal of last season probably would have lost that game against Liverpool. The fact that they stuck with it and grabbed a late equaliser is seen by many as another sign of their steady improvement under Unai Emery. However, that positive outlook only goes so far and doesn't lessen expectation. Anything other than a win over Wolves will be greeted with huge disappointment.  The Premier League new boys are suffering their first blip of the campaign. Their late rally at home to Spurs was not quite sufficient to avoid their third successive defeat, and their rotten record against Arsenal suggests that run might get worse before it gets better.


VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery: "Against Liverpool I think we had more in the 90 of the game. Our idea is to repeat matches with this pace over 90. It is about the progress in the team. The progress is about continuing to create confidence and creating also tactically different ways to improve."

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "We're not in the best moment but we have to react to it. We reacted well from the bad performance against Watford, we didn't achieve the result against Brighton or Tottenham but we performed well. We don't think about the result first - no matter what, it's perform well, do your tasks and try to win."


LAWRO'S PREDICTION

Arsenal were very impressive again in their draw with Liverpool, and I am expecting more of the same this time around. Wolves have now lost three games in a row but, whatever happens here, I don't think they are in danger of slipping too far down the table - they have got too much quality for that. Prediction: 2-0


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head


Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 19 league and cup games against Wolves.

Wolves' last win against the Gunners was 3-2 at Highbury in September 1979, when Andy Gray scored twice.  Arsenal have won seven of the eight Premier League meetings and have not been behind for a single minute. Wolves avoided defeat for the first time on their last trip to the Emirates, a 1-1 draw in December 2011.

All three of Wolves' Premier League goals against the Gunners have been scored via corners.

Arsenal

They are unbeaten in nine top-flight matches, winning seven in a row before drawing the last two. The Gunners have taken 59 points from a possible 63 in their last 21 league games at home to newly-promoted sides (W19, D2). They have won eight points from losing positions this term, more than any other Premier League side prior to the latest round of games. Arsenal are one of three clubs yet to lead a Premier League game at half-time this season, along with Wolves and Cardiff (prior to the Bluebirds' match on Saturday). Alexandre Lacazette has been directly involved in 16 goals in his 18 Premier League starts at the Emirates Stadium, scoring 12 and assisting four.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

After a six-game unbeaten run (W4, D2), Wolves have lost their last three Premier League games. Wolves are winless in their last 25 Premier League matches against sides starting the day in the top half of the table (D10, L15). Nuno Espirito Santo's men have scored just three away league goals this term - only Cardiff, with two, have netted fewer. However, Wolves have conceded just four times on their travels, a record bettered only by Manchester City and Chelsea.

 

11 H Sat 3 Nov  15:00 Wolves 2 Spurs  3

11 Wolves 2 Neves (68' pen), Jiménez (79' pen)  Spurs 3 Lamela (27'), Lucas Moura (30'), Kane (61') HT 0-2


Tottenham Hotspur survived a stirring Wolverhampton Wanderers fightback to go level on points with third-placed Chelsea in the Premier League following a five-goal thriller at Molineux.  

Having lost their last top-flight game against Manchester City at Wembley, Spurs established a 3-0 lead in the Black Country before Wolves hit back. Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela fired through the legs of keeper Rui Patricio to give Mauricio Pochettino's side the lead before Brazilian Lucas Moura headed the second from Kieran Trippier's delicious cross. Harry Kane netted his first league goal for five weeks before 20-year-old Spurs defender Juan Foyth conceded two penalties on his Premier League debut - Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez scoring from the spot. At 2-0, Jimenez had an effort disallowed for offside - television replays showing the officials had got it wrong and that the goal should have stood. While Spurs climb above north London rivals Arsenal into fourth spot, Wolves drop to 11th after a third straight defeat.

It was a debut to forget for Foyth - this was Tottenham's fifth fixture in 15 days and for over an hour there appeared to be little sign of fatigue from Pochettino's side as they overcame the early loss of Moussa Dembele to injury to sail into a 3-0 lead. Belgium midfielder Dembele's 250th Spurs appearance lasted a little over one minute before he suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury after Helder Costa fell into him following a challenge by Ben Davies. Spurs were already without Dele Alli - one of several players rested before Tuesday's must-win Champions League Group B home game with PSV Eindhoven. However, there was a real menace about the visitors as Kane forced a decent save from Patricio before an unmarked Lamela opened the scoring after finding space inside the penalty area. Two minutes and 54 seconds later it was 2-0 after Moura was left unmarked to head home before Kane increased the lead after reacting first when Patricio kept out his original attempt. But Foyth's late mistakes made for an unnecessarily nervy finish. Handed a start in place of the rested Davinson Sanchez, Foyth clearly fouled Jiminez before pushing Wolves defender Jonny 10 minutes later, becoming the first player to give away two penalties in the same Premier League game since Phil Jagielka in 2016. Hugo Lloris dived the wrong way for both penalties but Tottenham held on to secure a sixth top-flight win in seven attempts away from Wembley.

What's next?

Another stern test awaits Wolves when they travel to face Arsenal at the Emirates next Sunday (16:30 GMT). Tottenham are back in action on Tuesday when they host PSV Eindhoven in a Champions League Group B game at Wembley (20:00 GMT)


Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5BennettBooked at 24' 16Coady 15Boly 2Doherty 28João Moutinho sub for Gibbs-Whiteat 62' 8Neves 19Castro Otto 10Hélder Costa sub for Traoréat 84' 9Jiménez 7Cavaleiro sub for Bonatiniat 62' Substitutes 17Gibbs-White 21Ruddy 29Vinagre 30Hause 32Dendoncker 33Bonatini 37Traoré

Tottenham

1Lloris 2Trippier 21FoythBooked at 78' 4Alderweireld 33Davies 8WinksBooked at 87' 19Dembélé sub for Son Heung-Minat 7' sub for Eriksenat 59' 17Sissoko 11Lamela 27Lucas Moura sub for D Sánchezat 79' 10Kane Substitutes 6D Sánchez 7Son Heung-Min 18Llorente 22Gazzaniga 23Eriksen 24Aurier 52Skipp

Referee: Mike Dean Attendance: 31,185


Full Time

          Wolves Tottenham

Possession 48%    52%

Shots      16     10

Shots on Target 7  8

Corners     5      1

Fouls       11     8



90'+5' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

90'+3' Foul by Ben Davies (TH). 90'+3' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+3' Foul by Kieran Trippier (TH). 90'+3' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Harry Winks (TH) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 89' Foul by Willy Boly (WW). Booking 87' Harry Winks (TH) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 87' Foul by Harry Winks (TH). 87' Morgan Gibbs-White (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 84' Sub, (WW) Adama Traoré replaces Hélder Costa. 83' Kieran Trippier (TH) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 81' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross. 80' Offside, (TH) Erik Lamela tries a through ball, but Christian Eriksen is caught offside. 79' Sub, (TH) Davinson Sánchez replaces Lucas Moura.

Goal! 79' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Tottenham Hotspur 3. Raúl Jiménez (WW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking 78' Juan Foyth (TH) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 78' Penalty conceded by Juan Foyth (TH) after a foul in the penalty area.  78' Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jonny draws a foul in the penalty area. 75' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Morgan Gibbs-White with a through ball. 72' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Juan Foyth. 70' Hand ball by Jonny (WW). 69' Attempt saved. Harry Kane (TH) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

Goal! 68' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3. Rúben Neves (WW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. 68' Penalty conceded by Juan Foyth (TH) after a foul in the penalty area. 68' Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Raúl Jiménez draws a foul in the penalty area. 66' Corner, (TH) Conceded by Rui Patrício. 66' Attempt saved. Harry Kane (TH) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura. 62' Sub, (WW) Léo Bonatini replaces Ivan Cavaleiro. 62' Sub, (WW) Morgan Gibbs-White replaces João Moutinho. Goal! 62' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Tottenham Hotspur 3. Harry Kane (TH) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. 61' Attempt saved. Harry Kane (TH) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 61' Offside, (WW) Rúben Neves tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. 59' Sub, (TH) Christian Eriksen replaces Son Heung-Min. 58' Attempt missed. Harry Kane (TH) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Erik Lamela.56' Lucas Moura (TH) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 56' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 54' Foul by Lucas Moura (TH). 54' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 51' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Hugo Lloris. 51' Attempt saved. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonny. 50' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Ben Davies. 50' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 49' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 46' Son Heung-Min (TH) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 46' Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.


Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Half Time


         Wolves Tottenham

Possession  41%  59%

Shots        8    5

Shots on Target1  4

Corners      2    0

Fouls        6    2

45'+4' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

45'+2' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. 45'+1' Moussa Sissoko (TH) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45'+1' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 44' Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (TH) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Erik Lamela. 41' Foul by Erik Lamela (TH). 41' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 41' Attempt missed. Willy Boly (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a corner. 41'

Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 40' Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 39' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Harry Kane. 39' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 39' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Moussa Sissoko. 37' Offside, (WW) João Moutinho tries a through ball, but Matt Doherty is caught offside. (BUT HE WASN'T OFFSIDE - TYPICAL MIKE DEAN REFS TEAM) 35' Harry Winks (TH) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  35' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 33' Attempt saved. Harry Kane (TH) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura. Goal! 30' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Lucas Moura (TH) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross. Goal!  27' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Erik Lamela (TH) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre  of the goal. Assisted by Son Heung-Min. 26' Harry Kane (TH) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26' Foul by Willy Boly (WW). 26' Offside, (WW) Raúl Jiménez tries a through ball, but Hélder Costa is caught offside. Booking 24' Ryan Bennett (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 24' Son Heung-Min (TH) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 22' Offside, (TH) Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Lucas Moura is caught offside. 21' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. 20' Attempt saved. Harry Kane (TH) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura. 19' Offside, (WW) Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Jonny is caught offside. 17' Juan Foyth (TH) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 17' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 17' Hand ball by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 16' Offside, (TH) Toby Alderweireld tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside. 15' Offside, (WW) Ivan Cavaleiro tries a through ball, but Jonny is caught offside. 15' Foul by Juan Foyth (TH).  15' Raúl Jiménez (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Moutinho. 11' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Doherty.  7' Sub, (TH) Son Heung-Min replaces Mousa Dembélé because of an injury. 4' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 2' Delay in match Mousa Dembélé (TH) because of an injury.

Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says winger Diogo Jota will not be available for Saturday's game.The Molineux side named the same starting line-up for their first nine league games this term before bringing in Adama Traore for Jota last weekend.

Tottenham's Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama have been ruled out through injury and are not expected to return until after the international break.Spurs remain without defenders Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen.


MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

@SimonBrotherton: For Spurs it's a welcome chance to get away from the gridiron surface at Wembley and play on a decent pitch following their defeat at home to Manchester City on Monday. They enjoyed a 3-1 win at West Ham in the League Cup during the week, but are likely to find Wolves to be more stubborn opponents at Molineux.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side don't concede many goals but don't score many either.


They managed to lose at Brighton last week despite being the better side and registering 25 attempts on goal. It's the first time they've lost successive games during his tenure and like Spurs they will be keen to get back to winning ways after making a strong start to the season.


VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "Tottenham are very competitive. What I admire is what I see on the pitch and I see a very good team. "I know him [Mauricio Pochettino] and I admire him. The quality of the work they've been doing is amazing. The core of the squad, the amount of success they have had."

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "I think we're so close to getting the last level, but we need to have that patience that makes us stronger. I think we're strong enough to sort out all the problems and arrive, and in the end to achieve what the club and fans deserve, and in the end all we want to achieve one day is to win trophies."


LAWRO'S PREDICTION

I was surprised that Wolves were beaten by Brighton last weekend, but that was another lesson for them about life in the top flight - and how you can still be beaten even if you have the better of a game. It will be interesting to see if Wolves manage to have the majority of play and possession in this game, and how they approach it.  Prediction: 0-2



MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head - Tottenham have lost just four times in 26 matches against Wolves, winning 16 and drawing six.

Wolves were the last newly-promoted side to win both league games against Spurs in a single season, doing so in 2009-10.

Tottenham have won four of their last six top-flight games at Molineux (D1, L1).

Wolves have failed to win any of their last 24 Premier League matches against sides in the top half of the table (D10, L14).

They have only scored one first-half league goal this season.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side have scored just 8% of their shots (excluding blocks) in the Premier League this term. Only Crystal Palace, Southampton and Huddersfield have poorer records.  Wolves have conceded nine league goals - the only top-flight teams to have let in fewer this season (prior to the latest round of games) are Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Tottenham's loss against Manchester City ended a run of four Premier League wins, and three successive clean sheets.

They have won five of their six Premier League games on the road this campaign, losing only at Watford.

Since the start of 2014-15, Harry Kane has scored 25 Premier League goals against newly-promoted sides - six more than any other player.

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 38 Premier League games against newly-promoted opposition, winning 35 of those games. Their last defeat against a top-flight newcomer came away to Wolves in 2010.


 

10 A Sat 27 Oct 15:00 Brighton Lost 1-0 (Murray)

Glenn Murray scored his 100th goal for Brighton to help his side record a third consecutive Premier League win, with victory over Wolves. Murray, who was a doubt for the game after suffering concussion last weekend, turned Bruno's scuffed shot in from close range shortly after half-time.

It is the first time Brighton have won three consecutive games in the top-flight since 1981. But, Wolves dominated most of the game and were unfortunate not to come away with at least a point. They came close through Matt Doherty, who shot just wide of the post from 10 yards early on, and could have had a first-half penalty when another effort from Doherty hit the raised arm of Jose Izquierdo.  Duffy headed off the outside of the post at the end of the first half for Brighton but Murray's goal was the hosts' only shot on target in the game. Wolves pressed hard for an equaliser in a remarkable finish with Brighton's goalkeeper saving brilliantly from Ryan Bennett in stoppage time. Mat Ryan also dived low to stop Ruben Neves' strike from distance while Doherty had another chance blocked wide.


Brighton climb to 11th with the win while Wolves stay ninth.


It was announced that former Wolves and England Manager, Glenn Hoddle, had been taken seriously ill.  We wish him well.


Brighton

1Ryan 2Bruno 4Duffy 5DunkBooked at 77' 3Bong 16Jahanbakhsh 6Stephens 7KayalBooked at 52' 19Izquierdo sub for Knockaertat 81'Booked at 90' 20March sub for Bissoumaat 71' 17Murray Substitutes 8Bissouma 9Locadia 10Andone 11Knockaert 14Balogun 23Steele 30Bernardo

Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5Bennett 16Coady 15Boly 2Doherty 8Neves 28João Moutinho 19Castro Otto sub for Bonatiniat 85' 10Hélder Costa 37Traoré sub for Cavaleiroat 61' 19Jiménez sub for Jotaat 61' Substitutes 7Cavaleiro 17Gibbs-White 18Jota 21Ruddy 29Vinagre 32Dendoncker 33Bonatini

Referee: Anthony Taylor Attendance: 30,654

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

          Brighton Wolves

Possession   40%     60%

Shots         7      25

Shots on Target 1     7

Corners       1      10

Fouls        11       8


Full Time

90'+5' Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90'+5' Attempt missed. Léo Bonatini (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 90'+4' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Gaëtan Bong. 90'+4' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 90'+3' Attempt saved. Ryan Bennett (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. Booking 90' Anthony Knockaert (BHA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90' Attempt saved. Diogo Jota (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. 89' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Léo Bonatini. 88' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Bruno. 86' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 86' Glenn Murray (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  86' Ryan Bennett (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 86' Foul by Glenn Murray (BHA).  85'Sub, (WW) Léo Bonatini replaces Jonny. 83' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Lewis Dunk.  81' Sub, (BHA) Anthony Knockaert replaces José Izquierdo. 80' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny. 80' Attempt blocked. Diogo Jota (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho. 78' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Lewis Dunk. 78' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Booking 77' Lewis Dunk (BHA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 77' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 77' Foul by Lewis Dunk (BHA). 76' Attempt saved. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 76' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Mat Ryan. 75' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Moutinho. 74' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Beram Kayal. 74' Attempt blocked. Willy Boly (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.  71' Sub, (BHA) Yves Bissouma replaces Solly March. 71' Ryan Bennett (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Foul by Glenn Murray  (BHA). 70' Attempt missed. Ryan Bennett (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a corner. 69' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Gaëtan Bong. 69' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 65' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 65' Glenn Murray (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65' Attempt saved. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jonny. 63' Rúben Neves (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 63' Foul by Alireza Jahanbakhsh (BHA).  61'

Sub, (WW) Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Adama Traoré.  61' Sub, (WW) Diogo Jota replaces Raúl Jiménez. 59' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 59' Foul by Glenn Murray (BHA). 59' Foul by Adama Traoré (WW). 59' José Izquierdo (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. Booking 52' Beram Kayal (BHA) is shown the yellow card. 52' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52' Foul by Beram Kayal (BHA). 51' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty.  50' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 48' Delay in match Bruno (BHA) because of an injury. 48' Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Glenn Murray (BHA) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bruno. 48' Attempt missed. Bruno (BHA) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Glenn Murray.

Second Half begins Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.


         Brighton  Wolves

Possession   42%    58%

Shots         5      8

Shots on Target 0    1

Corners       1      3

Fouls         5      5

Half Time


45'+2'First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+1' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 45'+1' Beram Kayal (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43' Attempt missed. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (BHA) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation. 42' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 42' Glenn Murray (BHA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 41' Shane Duffy (BHA) hits the left post with a header from very close range. Assisted by Solly March with a cross following a corner. 41' Corner, (BHA) Conceded by Willy Boly. 40' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40' Foul by Glenn Murray (BHA). 33' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. 32' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 32' Foul by Solly March (BHA). 31' Attempt missed. Solly March (BHA) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 31' Attempt blocked. Solly March (BHA) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bruno. 29' Rúben Neves (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29' Foul by Beram Kayal (BHA). 28'Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 28' Lewis Dunk (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26'Raúl Jiménez (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 26' Foul by Dale Stephens (BHA). 24' Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonny. 18' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. 18' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho. 17' Offside, (WW) Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Adama Traoré is caught offside. 15' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Bruno. 13' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 13' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross.Clear penalty denied.

         Brighton Wolves

Possession   21%   79%

11' Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (BHA) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Solly March with a cross following a set piece situation. 10' Foul by Willy Boly (WW). 10' Solly March (BHA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 10' Attempt blocked. Willy Boly (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross. 9' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Gaëtan Bong. 3' Hand ball by Adama Traoré (WW). 2' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Shane Duffy. 2' Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross. 1' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 1' Foul by Alireza Jahanbakhsh (BHA).

Kick Off - First Half begins.


Brighton's top scorer Glenn Murray is fit to play after suffering concussion against Newcastle last weekend. Davy Propper and Pascal Gross remain out with ankle injuries but Bruno has recovered from a back spasm.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has named an unchanged side for the opening nine league matches but hinted the defeat by Watford could be the catalyst for changes. Adama Traore and Ivan Cavaleiro are among those pushing for a first start.


MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

@Wilsonfooty: It has been 37 years since Brighton last won three consecutive top-flight games, but they could achieve that this weekend. Chris Hughton's side have held their nerve in tight back-to-back encounters against West Ham and Newcastle, and they will fancy their chances against a Wolves side looking to recover from their worst performance of the season in losing at home to Watford. That may have been a bit of a wake-up call to a team which seemed to have adapted seamlessly to Premier League football. It may even prompt Nuno Espirito Santo to change his starting line-up for the first time this season.


VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton on Wolves: "I think they thoroughly deserve the points they have got. They've obviously had some big results, and I think they're a team that will do well this season. Their strength has been the core of the team that's stayed together and they have good offensive options."

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "I expect a good reaction I think, as ever. Every time after a bad result and a bad performance, we have to bounce back first of all then worry about our tasks, the game plan. I think we have to perform better than we did last season. I think that's the right mentality to have. We have to improve, realising what we did wrong and work on the training pitch."


LAWRO'S PREDICTION

Brighton are normally strong at home but they could be without Glenn Murray, who suffered a concussion against Newcastle, and, bearing that in mind, I think the points will be shared.  Prediction: 1-1


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head Brighton have won all six previous top-flight meetings.

The Seagulls have lost one of the last eight encounters in all competitions, winning three and drawing four. Wolves have only scored one goal in their last four games against Brighton.

Brighton & Hove Albion - Brighton could win three consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since a run of four in May 1981. They are also vying to equal the club top-flight record of three consecutive clean sheets. The Seagulls have won 36 of their 51 Premier League points at home (70.6%), the third-highest percentage in the competition's history. Chris Hughton has only lost one of his eight previous meetings against Wolves as a manager, winning three and drawing four.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves suffered a first top-flight defeat in seven matches against Watford last weekend. Despite that defeat, Wolves' 15 points from nine Premier League games this season is the most by a newly-promoted team since West Brom also secured 15 in 2010-11.  Wolves are the only team in Europe's top-five leagues who have yet to make a change to their starting XI in the league this season. They have only scored one first-half goal this season. Raul Jimenez, with two goals, is the only Wolves player to have scored more than once in the league this season.


 

 09 H Sat 20 Oct  15:00 Watford lost 0-2 Capoue (20' ), Pereyra (21')   

09 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Watford 2 Capoue (20' ), Pereyra (21' ) HT 0-2
Curse of the Manager of the Month Award strikes again.  Meanwhile, Jacqui Oatley found these at Euston.


Two goals in 58 first-half seconds saw a dominant Watford seal their first win since September and end Wolves' six-game unbeaten run. A rocket shot from Etienne Capoue opened the scoring for the Hornets following a tentative start at Molineux, before a slick finish from Roberto Pereyra doubled their lead moments later.

It was a minute that knocked the wind out of the Wolves players' sails on what proved to be a frustrating afternoon for the hosts, who were fielding an unchanged starting line-up for the ninth successive game. The defeat was their first at home this season, while Watford ended a five-game winless streak. Little could separate the sides in a drab opening 20 minutes before Capoue scored his second goal of the season, receiving the ball outside the area from Abdoulaye Doucoure and sending it flying through the legs of Wolves captain Conor Coady and past helpless keeper Rui Patricio. Most Watford fans had yet to sit back down before their side went two ahead, Pereyra delightfully dinking the ball over Patricio with the outside of his left boot. Wolves found another gear in the second half but were left exasperated as they struggled to convert their chances, with late efforts from Helder Costa and substitute Ivan Cavaleiro going begging.


Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5Bennett booking 90' 16Coady 15Boly 2Doherty sub Traoré at 72'

8Neves booking 35'28João Moutinho 19Castro Otto sub Vinagreat 45' 10Hélder Costa 9Jiménez sub Cavaleiroat 60' 18Jota booking 73' Substitutes 7Cavaleiro 21Ruddy 27Saïss 29Vinagre 30Hause 33Bonatini 37Traoré

Watford

26Foster 21Femenía 6Mariappa 15Cathcart 11Masina 16Doucouré 29Capoue 19Hughes booking 69' 37Pereyra 7Deulofeu sub Grayat 69' 10Success sub Prödlat 75' sub  Wilmotat 88' Substitutes 1Gomes 5Prödl 12Sema 18Gray 20Quina 23Navarro 24Wilmot

Referee: Lee Mason Attendance: 17:16 20/10/201831,144

FT      Wolves  Watford

Possession 45%   55%

Shots      10     9

Shots on Target 1 3

Corners     8     2

Fouls      23    13


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Watford 2.

Full Time  90'+5' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Watford 2.

90'+4' Andre Gray (WFC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90'+4' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 90'+3' Hand ball by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 90'+1' Corner, (WFC). Conceded by Adama Traoré. Booking 90'+1' Ryan Bennett (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+1' Roberto Pereyra (WFC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90'+1' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 89' Foul by Abdoulaye Doucouré (WFC). 89' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 88' Sub, (WFC). Ben Wilmot replaces Sebastian Prödl because of an injury. 88' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Abdoulaye Doucouré. 87' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. 86' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. 82' Adam Masina (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 81' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 80' Foul by Sebastian Prödl (WFC). 80' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 78' Roberto Pereyra (WFC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 78' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 78'Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Rúben Vinagre with a cross. 75' Sub, (WFC). Sebastian Prödl replaces Isaac Success. 74' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Adam Masina. Booking 73' Diogo Jota (WW) is shown the yellow card. 73' Will Hughes (WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 73' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 72' Sub, (WW). Adama Traoré replaces Matt Doherty. 72'Attempt missed. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa.71' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner. 70' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Kiko Femenía. 69' Sub, (WFC). Andre Gray replaces Gerard Deulofeu. Booking 69'Will Hughes (WFC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.   68' Foul by Will Hughes (WFC). 68' Rúben Vinagre (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Attempt blocked. Abdoulaye Doucouré (WFC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isaac Success. 67' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Adrian Mariappa. 67' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Adam Masina. 65' Offside, (WFC). Ben Foster tries a through ball, but Isaac Success is caught offside. 64' Foul by Isaac Success (WFC). 64' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 63' Will Hughes (WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 63' Foul by Rúben Vinagre (WW). 62' Offside, (WW). Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 62' Foul by Will Hughes (WFC). 62' Willy Boly (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 61' Attempt saved. Willy Boly (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Bennett with a headed pass. 60' Foul by Adam Masina (WFC). 60' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 60' Sub, (WW). Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Raúl Jiménez. 57' Adrian Mariappa (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 57'Foul by Rúben Vinagre (WW). 56' Adam Masina (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 56' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 56' Attempt blocked. Diogo Jota (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho. 52' Foul by Etienne Capoue (WFC). 52' Raúl Jiménez (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 49' Roberto Pereyra (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 49' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).  48' Foul by Etienne Capoue (WFC). 48' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 46' Attempt missed. Isaac Success (WFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Watford 2.

45' Sub, (WW). Rúben Vinagre replaces Jonny.

HT

         Wolves  Watford

Possession 37%   63%

Shots       2     6

Shots on Target 0 3

Corners     3     1

Fouls      13     5

Half Time


45'+3' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Watford 2.

45'+1' Etienne Capoue (WFC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45'+1' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 44' Gerard Deulofeu (WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 44' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 43' Attempt saved. Abdoulaye Doucouré (WFC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Hughes. 40' Abdoulaye Doucouré (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 39' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Diogo Jota. 38' Attempt missed. Roberto Pereyra (WFC) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré. 36' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Kiko Femenía. Booking 35' Rúben Neves (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 35' Will Hughes (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 34' Foul by Etienne Capoue (WFC). 34' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 33' Foul by Will Hughes (WFC). 33' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32' Will Hughes (WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 32' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 31' Will Hughes (WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 31' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 31' Kiko Femenía (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 29' Foul by Isaac Success (WFC). 29' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29' Etienne Capoue (WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 29' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 27' Etienne Capoue (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 26' Attempt blocked. Gerard Deulofeu (WFC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 25' Isaac Success (WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 25' Foul by Willy Boly (WW). 24' Corner, (WFC). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 23' Offside, (WW). Willy Boly tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. Goal! 21' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Watford 2. Roberto Pereyra (WFC) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré. Goal! 20' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Watford 1. Etienne Capoue (WFC) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré. 20' Isaac Success (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 20' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 19' Foul by Will Hughes (WFC). 19' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 17' Attempt blocked. Roberto Pereyra (WFC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes. 10' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Ben Foster. 10' Attempt blocked. Ryan Bennett (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross. 9' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Adam Masina. 8' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 8' Foul by Adrian Mariappa (WFC). 6' Gerard Deulofeu (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 3' Isaac Success (WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). Kick Off

First Half begins.


MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

@SimonBrotherton: Both teams made a strong start to the season but while Watford have cooled off, newly-promoted Wolves continue to impress and have won four of their last five games.  Eight matches in, their 15-point haul represents the best start by a promoted side since Hull City's tally of 17 points achieved in the 2008-09 season. Naming the same starting XI for all eight games is a Premier League first.

Watford won their opening four games and counted Tottenham among their early scalps, but they haven't won any of the last four and conceded four at home to Bournemouth immediately before the international break.


VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "The way the boys have been working since the beginning has allowed us to see the team is improving.  The expectations don't change. Now we think about tomorrow and the table doesn't mean anything to us at all. When they do well we say they do well and when they don't we work harder. We are the same group of people who want to go game-by-game."

Watford head coach Javi Gracia: "We got a very bad result (against Bournemouth), but we know it is only a game and we need to show all our desire, all our ambition in the next game. I expect the best of my players because they are showing me in all the training sessions the commitment and the ambition. I'm sure we are going to play a good game at Wolves."


LAWRO'S PREDICTION

I like the fact Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has named the same starting XI because they are playing really well and winning games.  It sounds a bit old-fashioned, but the more that a team plays together like that, the better the team gets. It seems to be working for Wolves at the moment anyway.  Prediction: 2-0


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head


This is the first Premier League meeting - their only other top-flight clashes came in the 1983-84 season, with Wolves winning 5-0 at home and drawing 0-0 away. Eleven of the last 17 league meetings at Molineux have been draws, with Wolves winning five and losing just one.  Wolverhampton Wanderers - Wolves are unbeaten in a club record six Premier League matches (W4, D2). They haven't gone seven games without defeat in the top flight since March-April 1974.  They could win three consecutive top-flight fixtures for the first time since March 1980. Wolves could also earn three successive top-flight home victories for the first time in 38 years. Nuno Espirito Santo's side have only conceded one goal in their past seven games in all competitions. Their last eight Premier League goals have all come in the second half.

Watford are without a win in their last five league and cup matches, drawing two and losing three. They are one short of 50 Premier League wins. However, they have only won one of their last 15 Premier League away fixtures, drawing two and losing 12. Troy Deeney had a hand in both goals in Watford's last league match at Molineux, scoring one and setting up the other in a 2-2 draw in March 2015.

 

08 A Sat 6 Oct 15:00 Crystal Palace 0 Wolves 1 (Doc 56’)

SAT 06 OCT 2018 Crystal Palace 0 Wolves 1 Doherty (56')

HT 0-0


Wolves set a new Premier League record by naming an unchanged starting XI for an eighth consecutive opening game.  Matt Doherty struck the only goal as Wolves extended their unbeaten Premier League run to six matches with victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Raul Jimenez put Doherty through on 56 and the full-back was able to beat Wayne Hennessey at his near-post, despite the tight angle.


The home side began confidently in the first ever Premier League meeting between the two sides, but Wolves threatened on the counter and Jimenez forced Hennessey into action. Rui Patricio produced an excellent double save as Wolves held onto the win, first stopping Max Meyer's volley and then blocking Wilfried Zaha's follow-up as the hosts chased a first home goal of the campaign. Substitute Ivan Cavaleiro struck the bar late on as Wolves achieved their best run in the top flight since 1979, leaving Roy Hodgson's side with just one win in their past seven league games. Pic - in the pouring rain - Mark Stan and Jon and Anna Price of Wolves Women both from Mark F.


Crystal Palace

13Hennessey 29Wan-Bissaka 5Tomkins 12Sakho 3van AanholtBooked at 90mins 10Townsend 4Milivojevic 18McArthurBooked at 30mins sub for Meyerat 63'' 15Schlupp sub for Sørlothat 82' 14J Ayew sub for Kouyatéat 72''Booked at 88mins 11Zaha Substitutes 2Ward 7Meyer 8Kouyaté 9Sørloth 31Guaita 34Kelly 42Puncheon

Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5Bennett 16CoadyBooked at 78mins 15Boly 2Doherty 28João MoutinhoBooked at  90mins 8Neves 19Castro OttoBooked at 88mins 10Hélder Costa sub for Saïssat 84'' 9Jiménez sub for Cavaleiroat 76''Booked at 90mins 18Jota sub for Traoréat 87'' Substitutes 7Cavaleiro 17Gibbs-White 21Ruddy 27Saïss 30Hause 33Bonatini 37Traoré

Referee: Michael Oliver

17:10 06/10/2018

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamWolves

Possession

Home67%Away33%

Shots

Home12Away7

Shots on Target

Home5Away2

Corners

Home6Away3

Fouls

Home11Away12


Match ends, (CP) 0, (WW) 1.

Full Time  90'+5' Second Half ends, (CP) 0, (WW) 1.

Booking 90'+4' João Moutinho (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+4' Wilfried Zaha , (CP) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  90'+4' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha , (CP) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 90'+2' Patrick van Aanholt , (CP) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Foul by Adama Traoré (WW). Booking 90'+1' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) is shown the yellow card. Booking 90'+1' Patrick van Aanholt , (CP) is shown the yellow card. 90' Patrick van Aanholt , (CP) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 89' Luka Milivojevic , (CP) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Foul by Romain Saïss (WW). Booking 88' Cheikhou Kouyaté , (CP) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 88' Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté , (CP). 88' Rúben Neves (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Booking 88' Jonny (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 87' Wilfried Zaha , (CP) wins a free kick on the right wing 87' Foul by Jonny (WW). 87' sub, (WW). Adama Traoré replaces Diogo Jota. 86' Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté , (CP). 86' Willy Boly (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 85' Foul by Alexander Sørloth , (CP). 85' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' sub, (WW). Romain Saïss replaces Hélder Costa. 83' Attempt saved. Patrick van Aanholt , (CP) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.  82' sub, (CP). Alexander Sørloth replaces Jeffrey Schlupp. 81' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. 78' Attempt blocked. Jeffrey Schlupp , (CP) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté with a headed pass. Booking 78' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 78' Cheikhou Kouyaté , (CP) wins a free kick on the right wing. 78' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 77' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Rúben Neves. 76' Attempt saved. Andros Townsend , (CP) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.  76' sub, (WW). Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Raúl Jiménez. 75' Offside, (CP). James Tomkins tries a through ball, but Andros Townsend is caught offside. 72' Attempt missed. Patrick van Aanholt , (CP) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mamadou Sakho.  72' sub, (CP). Cheikhou Kouyaté replaces Jordan Ayew. 72' Corner, (CP). Conceded by Willy Boly. 70' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 69' Delay in match Rui Patrício (WW) because of an injury. 69' Attempt saved. Max Meyer , (CP) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross. 67' Attempt missed. Andros Townsend , (CP) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Ayew. 66' Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew , (CP) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner. 65' Corner, (CP). Conceded by Ryan Bennett.  63' sub, (CP). Max Meyer replaces James McArthur. Goal!

56' Goal! Crystal Palace 0, (WW) 1. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.

54' Attempt blocked. Luka Milivojevic , (CP) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 52' Foul by Jordan Ayew , (CP). 52' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 51' Andros Townsend , (CP) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 51' Foul by Jonny (WW). 50' Offside, (WW). Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. 49' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner. 48' Corner, (WW). Conceded by James Tomkins. 47' Foul by James McArthur , (CP). 47' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Second Half

Second Half begins Crystal Palace 0, (WW) 0.

Half Time

       Crystal Palace Wolves

Possession  70%      30%

Shots               2            3

Shots on Target 1      1

Corners          4             2

Fouls               6             6


45'+2' First Half ends, (CP) 0, (WW) 0.

45'+1' Mamadou Sakho , (CP) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45'+1' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 44' Attempt saved. Luka Milivojevic , (CP) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. 43' Andros Townsend , (CP) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 43' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 41' Corner, (CP). Conceded by Hélder Costa. 39' Corner, (CP). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 39' Patrick van Aanholt , (CP) wins a free kick on the left wing. 39' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 35' Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. 34' Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp , (CP) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation. 33' Jordan Ayew , (CP) wins a free kick on the right wing. 33' Foul by Jonny (WW). 32' Foul by James McArthur , (CP). 32' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Booking 30' James McArthur , (CP) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 30' Foul by James McArthur , (CP). 30' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29' Foul by Jordan Ayew , (CP). 29' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26'  Corner, (WW). Conceded by Wayne Hennessey. 26' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diogo Jota with a through ball. 24' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Mamadou Sakho. 22' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Diogo Jota following a fast break. 21' Wilfried Zaha , (CP) wins a free kick on the left wing. 21' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 18' James McArthur , (CP) wins a free kick on the right wing. 18' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 14' Foul by Luka Milivojevic , (CP). 14' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 13' Corner, (CP). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 10' Foul by James McArthur , (CP). 8' Corner, (CP). Conceded by Willy Boly. 4' Foul by Jordan Ayew , (CP).  4' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.


Kick Off


First Half begins.TEAM NEWS

Crystal Palace will again be without forward Christian Benteke, who has been out for more than a month with a knee injury.  Scott Dann and Connor Wickham are back in training but Saturday's game will come too soon.

Wolves could set a Premier League record by naming an unchanged starting XI in their opening eight matches. Winger Helder Costa came off with a knock in the win over Southampton last weekend but should be fit.


Jonathan Pearce: John Lennon's Imagine was number one the last time these two met in the top flight - no-one could have imagined such an impressive start to the season for Wolves.  Their football has flowed joyously. Form suggests the run will continue.

Palace lacked a cutting edge after fighting back at Bournemouth before throwing away a point. They need to change their style. Without a home goal so far, they have to stop the slump. Wolves play open football. If Palace catch them on the break they can get a much-needed win.  But "you may say I'm a dreamer..."


VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "There won't be many statistics that will bother us after last season: seven games, no goals, no points and a minus 18 goal difference. It was the worst start in Premier League history and we were strong enough to get over that. The longer you don't win at home, the more the pressure will build up, but we have to go and give the performance we want to give."

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo on their unbeaten run: "It's a reflection on the players, the way they have been playing and working. It's an honour, of course, but it gives us more responsibility. We want to repeat it and improve through the season. But we're only looking at the next game - that's against a very difficult Crystal Palace side."


LAWRO'S PREDICTION

Because of their form and the way they are playing, Wolves are probably expected to win this.  I am not so sure. I know Wolves have already been to Old Trafford and picked up a point but Selhurst Park is a very different environment, and I think they might find it tough there. Prediction: 2-0


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head  Crystal Palace and Wolves have never met in the Premier League - this is their first top-flight meeting since January 1981. Palace have won their last three games against Wolves in all competitions, most recently by 3-1 in the Championship in January 2013.

Crystal Palace have won just one of their last six top-flight games (D1, L4) and are yet to score a Premier League goal at Selhurst Park this season. However, at this stage last season they had lost all seven of their games by an aggregate score of 0-17. Victory would be their 100th in the Premier League and their 200th in the top flight.  Palace have conceded three penalties in their seven league games in 2018-19. Wilfried Zaha has had a hand in 10 goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances, scoring eight and setting up two. Zaha scored twice and assisted another in his two previous league appearances against Wolves, both of which came in the Championship in 2012-13.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are unbeaten in five league games (W3, D2), their best top-flight run since November 1981. The last time they were unbeaten in six was April 1979.  Victory would put Wolves on 15 points after eight games - only five promoted clubs have previously achieved that tally as quickly in the Premier League.  Seven of their eight league goals have come in the second half. Wolves will set a Premier League record if their starting line-up is unchanged for the eighth consecutive match from the beginning of the season.  Raul Jimenez has been directly involved in half of Wolves' eight Premier League goals so far this season, with two goals and two assists

 

07 H Sat 29 Sep 15:00  Wolves 2 Southampton 0

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Cavaleiro (79'), Castro Otto (87')  Southampton 0.


Ivan Cavaleiro scored with his first touch in the Premier League as Wolves struck two second-half goals to beat Southampton at Molineux.  The Portuguese international converted after great work by record signing Adama Traore down the right with 11 remaining, before Jonathan Castro Otto received Matt Doherty's cut-back to secure the points in the closing stages. In a game starved of quality and clear-cut opportunities, it was substitute Traore who made the difference with incisive runs as the hosts defended their unbeaten home record. Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy had produced an excellent save from Raul Jimenez's header, having also denied the Mexican in a tight first half, to keep his side in the contest - but the Saints have now won only four of their past 32 league fixtures. 17:11 29/09/2018Nuno Espirito Santo's men, meanwhile, climb to eighth in the league and are now on an unbeaten top-flight run of five games for the first time since 1981


Tim Spiers (pic) said

It was no surprise to see Nuno name the same team for a seventh consecutive league game.  There was one alteration on the bench though with Ivan Cavaleiro named in a league squad for the first time this season. Morgan Gibbs-White dropped out, but there was no place for Leander Dendoncker.  Southampton boss Mark Hughes selected both Charlie Austin and Danny Ings up front as they looked to bounce back from last Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Liverpool. Despite the Premier League new boy status Wolves were big favourites going into the game (you could get 4/1 on a Southampton win) and the home team set about trying to dominate from the off. The first 15 minutes were played out almost exclusively in Southampton's half, with the visitors resorting to regularly fouling Diogo Jota and Helder Costa in a bid to stop them breaking free. Indeed, Jannik Vestergaard chopped down Jota on three occasions near the Saints box, but referee Stuart Attwell kept his card in his pocket. Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho had opportunities to punish the visitors from the resulting free kicks, but failed to beat the wall. After 10 minutes came the first real chance for the hosts. A well-worked move saw Costa skip past Wesley Hoedt and feed Matt Doherty – his low cross fell to Jonny Castro Otto whose shot from 15 yards was pushed wide by keeper Alex McCarthy. Jota hesitated when well placed after good work from Raul Jimenez and Ryan Bennett headed a Moutinho corner straight at the keeper as Wolves controlled the game. But then Southampton began to find a foothold and create a few opportunities of their own in what was a one-sided spell of about 10 minutes. Austin flashed a shot wide, Ings' deflected effort whistled past the post and Rui Patricio had to block from Mohamed Elyounoussi who had ghosted in behind Otto. Wolves weathered the storm and ended the half on top. A gorgeous Neves 50-yard rake to Doherty saw the Irishman, in front of watching Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane, cross low for Jimenez whose snap-shot on the turn was saved by McCarthy. The striker then headed over from Moutinho's cross. It was a pretty even first half but Wolves were nowhere near their best – they lacked their usual tempo and aggression in the final third and the ball just wasn't sticking up top often enough. Southampton were doing a good job of disrupting their flow with a physical – and smart – defensive display. Nuno was forced to make a change early in the second half when Costa succumbed to a knee injury after he fell awkwardly under Ryan Bertrand's challenge. Adama Traore was his replacement. Approaching the hour mark it was all a bit flat – Wolves were still lacking inspiration and urgency. Southampton's tackles, fouls and interceptions were successfully stopping Wolves from generating any momentum. A packed house tried to rouse them but chances remained few and far between. Doherty's quick ball down the line to Jimenez saw the Mexican striker cross low and first time...but Jota wasn't even in the box to meet it. It summed up Wolves' performance – they just weren't quite on it. Southampton probed at the other end but rarely tested Patricio, who dropped a regulation Vestergaard free kick but then gobbled it up at the second attempt. With 17 minutes left to play Nuno's team had yet to muster an attempt on goal in the second half. It was insipid and pretty dull to watch – nothing compared to what we've seen in recent weeks.   Nuno gave Cavaleiro his Premier League debut in place of Jota with 77 minutes on the clock, shortly after Patricio had to save from Stuart Armstrong who should have done better from close range. It had that feeling of a Southampton late winner about it...but from nowhere Traore sparked Wolves into life – and then into the lead. He buoyantly raced down the right flank with all the wild abandon of Theresa May in a field of wheat, beat his man and crossed low for Jimenez who, just like at Old Trafford last week, collected and teed up a team mate, this time Cavaleiro who smashed past McCarthy from 12 yards to send Molineux potty. The place was transformed – and so were Wolves who nearly doubled their lead when Jimenez flicked on Moutinho's cross with a great header, only to be denied by a superb McCarthy save. It was all Wolves now. They were full of confidence and swagger and had absolutely no intention to sit on their lead. They deservedly doubled it when Doherty showed great persistence to get to the byline (he never does that) and played to Otto who fired low past McCarthy from close range for his first goal for the club. They saw out five minutes of stoppage time with ease as an adoring crowd sang their hearts out.

Key moments

10 – Otto's shot from Doherty's cross is saved by McCarthy

79 – GOAL – Traore races down the right and crosses for Jimenez who cleverly tees up CAVALEIRO to smash home

82 – Fantastic save from McCarthy to keep out Jimenez's header

87 – GOAL – Doherty tees up OTTO who beats McCarthy to seal the win

Wolves

11Rui Patrício  5Bennett 16Coady 15Boly 2Doherty 28João Moutinho 8Neves 19Castro OttoBooked at 57  10Hélder Costa sub for Traoréat 53' Booked at 74  18JotaBooked at 51  sub for Cavaleiroat 77'  9Jiménez sub for Bonatiniat 90+1'  Substitutes 7Cavaleiro 21Ruddy 27Saïss  29Vinagre 30Hause 33Bonatini 37Traoré

Southampton

1McCarthy 2Cédric Soares 4Vestergaard 6Hoedt 21BertrandBooked at 50  11Elyounoussi sub for Armstrongat 71'  18Lemina 23Højbjerg 22Redmond

10Austin sub for Gabbiadiniat 77'  9Ings Substitutes 3Yoshida 8Davis 14Romeu 17Armstrong 20Gabbiadini 28Gunn 33Targett

Referee: Stuart Attwell  Attendance 31,147 2968 Saints


                  Wolves Southampton

Possession 49%  51%

Shots            14       17

Shots on Target 6  6

Corners         7          6

Fouls            11          7

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Southampton 0.

Full Time 90'+6' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Southampton 0.

90'+5' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Ryan Bertrand. 90'+5' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+5' Foul by Wesley Hoedt (Saints). 90'+2' Attempt saved. Manolo Gabbiadini (Saints) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.   90'+1' Sub, (WW) Léo Bonatini replaces Raúl Jiménez. 90' Foul by Adama Traoré (WW). 90' Danny Ings (Saints) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90' Attempt missed. Ryan Bertrand (Saints) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cédric Soares. 89' Foul by João Moutinho (Wolverhampton  Wanderers). 89' Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Saints) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Goal!

87' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Southampton 0. Jonny (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 84' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Rúben Neves with a cross following a corner. 83' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Alex McCarthy.  83' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross. 82' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Cédric Soares. 82' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.

81' Corner, (Saints) Conceded by Ryan Bennett. 80' Attempt blocked. Ryan Bertrand (Saints) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Goal!

79' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Southampton 0. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.  77' Sub, (WW) Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Diogo Jota.  77' Sub, (Saints) Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Charlie Austin. 75'  Attempt saved. Stuart Armstrong (Saints) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Booking 74' Adama Traoré (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 74' Nathan Redmond (Saints) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74' Foul by Adama Traoré (WW). 73' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jannik Vestergaard. 72' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Wesley Hoedt. 72' Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Saints) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.  71' Sub, (Saints) Stuart Armstrong replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi. 70' Danny Ings (Saints) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 69' Attempt saved. Jannik Vestergaard (Saints) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 68' Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Saints) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 68'  Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 68' Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Saints). 64' Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Saints) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 64' Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Saints) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Austin. 63' Attempt missed. Jannik Vestergaard (Saints) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi with a cross following a corner. 63' Corner, (Saints) Conceded by Conor Coady. 63' Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Saints) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Redmond. 68' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 68' Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Saints). 64' Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Saints) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 64' Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Saints) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Austin. 63' Attempt missed. Jannik Vestergaard (Saints) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi with a cross following a corner. 63' Corner, (Saints) Conceded by Conor Coady. 63' Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Saints) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Redmond. 59'  16:36 29/09/2018Corner, (Saints) Conceded by Ryan Bennett. 58' Offside, (Saints) Ryan Bertrand tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside. Booking 57' Jonny (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 57' Foul by Jonny (WW).  57' Danny Ings (Saints) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 56' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Cédric Soares. 53' Sub, (WW) Adama Traoré replaces Hélder Costa. 53' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 52' Delay in match Mario Lemina (Saints) because of an injury. Booking 51' Diogo Jota (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 51' Mario Lemina (Saints) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 51' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). Booking 50' Ryan Bertrand (Saints) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 49' Foul by Ryan Bertrand (Saints). 49' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 48' Danny Ings (Saints) wins a free kick on the right wing. 48' Foul by Willy Boly (WW)  Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Southampton 0.


                    Wolves Southampton

Possession  47%   53%

Shots               9          7

Shots on Target 3     3

Corners          2            3

Fouls               3            5

TEAM NEWS


Half Time 45'+1' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Southampton 0.



45' Attempt saved. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Saints) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ings. 44' Corner, (Saints) Conceded by Conor Coady.  42' Nathan Redmond (Saints) wins a free kick on the left wing. 42' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 42' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross. 39' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty.  36' Corner, (Saints) Conceded by Ryan Bennett. 34' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. 33' Nathan Redmond (Saints) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 33' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 31' Corner, (Saints) Conceded by Willy Boly. 31' Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Saints) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked . Assisted by Nathan Redmond. 30' Attempt missed. Mario Lemina (Saints) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Redmond. 28' Attempt saved. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Saints) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond. 27' Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Saints) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. 27' Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Saints) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi. 26' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 26' Mohamed Elyounoussi (Saints) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 25'Offside, (Saints) Mohamed Elyounoussi tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside. 22' Attempt saved. Ryan Bennett (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross. 22' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. 21' Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 20' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 20' Foul by Ryan Bertrand (Saints). 18' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 18' Foul by Mario Lemina (Saints). 17' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 17' Foul by Jannik Vestergaard (Saints). 14' Attempt saved. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Saints) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Austin. 10' Attempt saved. Jonny (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 9' Attempt missed. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 8' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rúben Neves with a cross following a set piece situation. 7' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 7' Foul by Jannik Vestergaard (Saints). 6' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Charlie Austin.  5' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 5' Foul by Mario Lemina (Saints). 5' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  Kick Off (pic Nathan Judah Star)

First Half begins.

TEAM NEWS

Wolves could equal the Premier League record by naming an unchanged starting line-up for the seventh consecutive match from the beginning of a season.  Ivan Cavaleiro is available after making his comeback from a back injury in Tuesday's League Cup exit.

Southampton welcome back leading scorer Danny Ings, who was ineligible to face parent club Liverpool last weekend. Moi Elyounoussi and Manolo Gabbiadini should return but Shane Long is likely to miss out with a toe problem.

MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

@mfisherfootball: Wolves continue to win new admirers. Their excellent performance in the draw at Manchester United persuaded more observers that Nuno's side rank as one of the best new arrivals to the Premier League in years.  Anyone who witnessed their stroll to the Championship title will know that there's more to come - and turning numerous chances into goals is their main issue.  Goals have been a long-term problem for Southampton, so Danny Ings' availability is a major boost. He has scored three of their six so far and is surely the main threat to Wolves' unbeaten home record that stretches back to January.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo on his side's lack of cutting edge: "We cannot dream and expect these things to happen.   The way to do it is work harder, in the training sessions, knowing the players' confidence and talent will come naturally."

Southampton manager Mark Hughes: "We're a work in progress but for the most part I'm pleased with our general play. Since I've come here, up to the Everton game next week we'll have had 19 games and only six at home.  Our away form is a reflection of how we're trying to play. Sometimes when the onus isn't so much on being on the front foot, as the away team it can be easier to play the games you're faced with."


LAWRO'S PREDICTION

Before this week, I had only predicted one win for Wolves this season in their first six matches, but I must admit I had not really watched that much of them before the draw at Old Trafford. Mea culpa, because actually they look a really well-balanced side.  At the same time as Wolves were looking so impressive against United, Southampton were having a very different afternoon at Anfield. I think Saints will have another difficult day at Molineux.  Prediction: 2-0


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head - Southampton have gone five matches without victory against Wolves in all competitions, losing the last three. They have never suffered four defeats in a row in this fixture.

However, Wolves are winless in eight top-flight meetings, losing both previous Premier League encounters in 2003-04, since a 3-0 victory at The Dell in April 1980.  Wolves won at home to Southampton for the first time in 10 attempts in the most recent meeting at Molineux, a Championship game in April 2009.

Wolverhampton Wanderers - Wolves could extend their unbeaten top-flight run to five games for the first time since November 1981. Nuno Espirito Santo's side have gone 12 league matches without defeat at Molineux since losing 2-0 to Nottingham Forest in January (W7, D5). If Wolves avoid defeat they will reach double figures in points after seven matches. They have never accrued 10 points in fewer than 11 Premier League games.  They have had 89 attempts on goal, a tally only surpassed by the top three sides prior to this weekend's round of matches.  Their six games have produced 12 goals, the second fewest in the division behind Crystal Palace's 10.

Southampton  - They have won only four of their last 31 league fixtures, which includes three away victories.

Southampton have failed to beat a top-half opponent in 29 attempts since April 2017 (D11, L18).

Saints have scored just 45 goals in their past 50 league matches.

They have dropped an unrivalled 26 points from winning positions in the Premier League since the start of last season.  Danny Ings is vying to score in three consecutive league appearances for the first time since January 2015, when he was at Burnley. Charlie Austin scored in both of his previous league appearances against Wolves, for Burnley in 2012 and QPR in 2015.


EFL3 H Tue 25 19:45 Carabao Cup 3rd Round Leicester 0-0 1-3 penalties

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 0 FT

HT 0-0

Leicester City win 3-1 on penalties

Goalkeeper Danny Ward saved three penalties as Leicester beat Wolves in a dramatic shootout at Molineux to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.  Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning penalty after Wolves trio Romain Saiss, Diogo Jota and Adama Traore all missed their spot-kicks.  Christian Fuchs and Hamza Choudhury missed from the spot for Leicester.

Leicester suffered an injury scare as Demarai Gray was taken off on a stretcher with his leg in a brace. Wolves' Ryan Bennett had a chance to win it in normal time but headed over from close-range late in the game.  Leicester squandered chances in each half as Marc Albrighton was denied by goalkeeper John Ruddy twice.  Vicente Iborra's low strike flew wide in the first half and Rachid Ghezzal also came close for Leicester.  The hosts had chances to break the deadlock through Ivan Cavaleiro but he dragged his shot wide before midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White's strike was saved by Ward late in the second half.

Under manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves have still not conceded a single goal in normal time in six Carabao cup matches.  Nuno made nine changes to the side which drew 1-1 with Manchester United in the on Saturday despite naming the same team in all of their Premier League games this season.  Leicester also made plenty of changes - eight in total - but Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton and Wes Morgan all featured.

Leicester winger Gray had a heavy fall in the last minute of normal time and received oxygen during a lengthy stop in play.  But manager Claude Puel said the midfielder was "positive" and he hopes "it's not a serious injury.  It was the one time he defended," said Puel. "Demarai has hurt his left ankle and will have a scan tomorrow morning."  The 22-year-old - who has made eight appearances for Leicester this season - left the stadium on crutches with a protective boot around his ankle.

'We were the better team' - what the managers said

Leicester manager Claude Puel said: "We have recruited [Ward] just for penalties. No, we know his quality, in training sessions. He is a fantastic keeper and it was a good opportunity for him to show his quality so I am happy for him.  It was a tough game for the team and for him also because he didn't have a lot to do in the game so he had to keep his concentration and his condition until the penalties, and he was very successful."

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo said: "It was a good game, intense. Leicester started strong but I thought we controlled the game after that. We were the better team and created more chances.  The changes meant nothing for us, we kept the same philosophy. I was proud of the way the players worked this evening. Defensively we have shown we are good and for the second year in a row we have gone out of the competition without conceding a goal."

The draw for the fourth round will take place on Saturday, September 29.

Pens

LC     x 1 x 1

WW x x 1 x

Penalties over

97' Penalty Shootout ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0(1), Leicester City 0(3).

Goal! 97' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0(1), Leicester City 0(3). Kelechi Iheanacho (LC) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

96' Penalty missed! Still Wolverhampton Wanderers 0(1), Leicester City 0(2). Adama Traoré , (WW) hits the left post with a right footed shot.

Goal! 95' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0(1), Leicester City 0(2). Vicente Iborra (LC) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal! 95' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0(1), Leicester City 0(1). Benny Ashley-Seal , (WW) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

94' Penalty saved! Hamza Choudhury (LC) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

94' Penalty saved! Diogo Jota , (WW) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal! 93' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 0(1). Rachid Ghezzal (LC) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

92' Penalty saved! Romain Saïss , (WW) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

91' Penalty missed! Still Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 0. Christian Fuchs (LC) hits the bar with a left footed shot.


Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 0.

Wolves

21Ruddy 32Dendoncker 16Coady 30Hause 19Castro Otto sub for Bennettat 75'minutes 27Saïss

17Gibbs-White 29Vinagre 37Traoré 33Bonatini sub for Ashley-Sealat 83'minutes 7Cavaleiro sub for Jotaat 57'minutesBooked at 67mins Substitutes 5Bennett 18Jota 23Giles 24Ashley-Seal 25Watt 26Pereira Goncalves 31Norris

Leicester

12Ward 14Ricardo Pereira 5MorganBooked at 77mins 6EvansBooked at 43mins 28Fuchs 21Iborra 23Adrien Silva sub for Choudhuryat 84'minutes 31Ghezzal 20Okazaki sub for Grayat 61'minutes sub for at 90+7'minutes 11Albrighton 9Vardy sub for Iheanachoat 61'minutes Substitutes 4Söyüncü 7Gray 8Iheanacho 17Jakupovic 18Amartey 27Diabaté 38Choudhury

Referee: Paul Tierney Attendance: 21,562Full Time

                          Wolves Leicester

Possession        56%    44%

Shots                     6         13

Shots on Target  2          4

Corners                 6          4

Fouls                      8         11


90'+8' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 0.

90'+7' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 90'+4' Delay in match Demarai Gray (LC) because of an injury. 90'+3' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Demarai Gray. 90'+1' Attempt missed. Ryan Bennett , (WW) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation. 89' Adama Traoré , (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 89' Foul by Christian Fuchs (LC). 87' Attempt missed. Christian Fuchs (LC) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation. 86' Corner, (LC) Conceded by Kortney Hause.  84' Sub, (LC) Hamza Choudhury replaces Adrien Silva.  83' Sub, (WW) Benny Ashley-Seal replaces Léo Bonatini. 82' Diogo Jota , (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 82' Foul by Vicente Iborra (LC). 79' Corner, (LC) Conceded by Romain Saïss. 78' Corner, (LC) Conceded by Ryan Bennett. 78' Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (LC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.  Booking 77' Wes Morgan (LC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 77' Diogo Jota , (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 77' Foul by Wes Morgan (LC). 76' Attempt missed. Vicente Iborra (LC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.  75' Sub, (WW) Ryan Bennett replaces Jonny. 74' Attempt saved. Marc Albrighton (LC) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 72' Attempt saved. Morgan Gibbs-White , (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 69' Delay in match Diogo Jota , (WW) because of an injury.68' Attempt missed. Christian Fuchs (LC) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Booking 67' Diogo Jota , (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 67' Foul by Diogo Jota , (WW). 67' Ricardo Pereira (LC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 67' Attempt saved. Marc Albrighton (LC) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. 65' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Wes Morgan. 64' Attempt blocked. Romain Saïss , (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 63' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Marc Albrighton. 63' Morgan Gibbs-White , (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 63' Foul by Adrien Silva (LC). 62' Foul by Romain Saïss , (WW). 62' Adrien Silva (LC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  61' Sub, (LC) Demarai Gray replaces Shinji Okazaki.   57' Sub, (WW) Diogo Jota replaces Ivan Cavaleiro. 56' Ricardo Pereira (LC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 56' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro , (WW). 54' Attempt missed. Ricardo Pereira (LC) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. 51' Jonny , (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 51' Foul by Adrien Silva (LC). 51' Attempt saved. Rachid Ghezzal (LC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.


Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 0.


HT            Wolves   Leicester

Possession  67%    33%

Shots                2         5

Shots on Target 1    1

Corners            3        1

Fouls                 5        5


45' Foul by Adama Traoré , (WW). 45' Vicente Iborra (LC) wins a free kick on the left wing. Booking 43' Jonny Evans (LC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 43' Adama Traoré , (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43' Foul by Jonny Evans (LC). 43' Attempt saved. Marc Albrighton (LC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.41' Rúben Vinagre , (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 41' Foul by Rachid Ghezzal (LC). 36' Attempt blocked. Adrien Silva (LC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 32' Léo Bonatini , (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32' Foul by Adrien Silva (LC). 29' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Christian Fuchs. 28' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Marc Albrighton. 23' Foul by Adama Traoré , (WW). 23' Jonny Evans (LC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 22' Foul by Christian Fuchs (LC). 22' Romain Saïss , (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 21' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Danny Ward. 21' Attempt saved. Rúben Vinagre , (WW) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. 20' Attempt missed. Jonny , (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. 13' Attempt blocked. Adrien Silva (LC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 9' Vicente Iborra (LC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 9' Foul by Conor Coady , (WW). 9' Foul by Adrien Silva (LC). 9' Morgan Gibbs-White , (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 8' Ricardo Pereira (LC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 8' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro , (WW). 6' Attempt missed. Vicente Iborra (LC) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation. 6' Foul by Jonny , (WW). 6' Marc Albrighton (LC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 5' Attempt missed. Vicente Iborra (LC) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. 4' Corner, (LC) Conceded by Jonny. Kick Off First Half begins.

TEAM NEWS

Wolves are expected to make changes for their Carabao Cup tie with Leicester, after starting the same XI for all six Premier League games this season.


Adama Traore, Romain Saiss, Leo Bonatini, Leander Dendoncker and Kortney Hause could all feature.


Leicester are expected to rest the trio of Harry Maguire, Kasper Schmeichel and Jamie Vardy at Molineux.


Summer signing Caglar Soyuncu, a £19m arrival from Freiberg, could make his debut for the Foxes.


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head


This will be the 112th meeting between Wolves and Leicester in all competitions - but this is the first in the League Cup.

Wolves have lost just two of their last 16 home games against Leicester in all competitions (W9 D5), winning the most recent game in September 2012 in the Championship.

Wolverhampton Wanderers


Wolves haven't conceded a single goal in their five League Cup matches under Nuno Espirito Santo - they conceded in each of their 12 matches prior to this run (26 goals conceded in total).

Wolves have won their last six home League Cup matches, winning each match by a single goal margin.

Leicester City


Leicester have won nine of their last 11 away League Cup games (D2) - they were eliminated in the two drawn matches, going out on penalties to Cardiff City in 2011-12 and Hull City in 2015-16.

Claude Puel has won six of his eight League Cup matches (D1 L1), his only defeat in this run coming in the 2017 final against Manchester United with Southampton.


 

06 A Sat 22 Sep15:00  Man Utd  1 (Fred ) Wolves 1 (Moutinho 53’)

06 MANCHESTER UTD 1 Fred 18' -1 WOLVES Moutinho 53'


Joao Moutinho's superb strike earned Wolves a draw at Manchester United as the newly promoted visitors continued their strong start to life in the Premier League. The Portugal midfielder whipped in from the edge of the area as Nuno Espirito Santo's side matched their hosts at Old Trafford.  Wolves were lively in the first half and unlucky to go behind as Fred netted his first goal for United - the Brazilian firing in from just inside the box after Paul Pogba's excellent touch.   United, with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson watching on during his first visit to Old Trafford since having emergency brain surgery in May, were looking for a third straight league win. The hosts were on top after the break, but Raul Jimenez's clever lay-off set up Moutinho for what was a deserved equaliser for the visitors. The draw keeps Wolves one point behind Manchester United in 10th, as Mourinho's side climb to fifth.

Pic Tim Spiers E&S (3,000 away fans)

A familiar Portuguese affair The last time Wolves visited Manchester United in the Premier League, they fell to a 4-1 thrashing on their way to finishing bottom of the table. It was the same season Mourinho guided Real Madrid to a first La Liga title in four seasons. Much has changed for both parties in the seven years since - Wolves dropping into League One before starting their ascent to the top flight and Mourinho making a title-winning return to former club Chelsea. But there was a sense of familiarity at Old Trafford as the well-acquainted Portuguese coaches took to either dugout.  Wolves boss Santo, Mourinho's back-up goalkeeper for Porto from 2002 to 2004, regards his former manager as "a big inspiration" in his career, but he more than matched his mentor tactically as Wolves' brand of quick, counter-attacking football caused the hosts problems. Wolves were unlucky to head into half-time behind, with United goalkeeper David de Gea saving well from Willy Boly's header having earlier parried a smart turn and shot from Jimenez. The Championship winners have benefited from an influx of Portuguese stars under the influence of agent Jorge Mendes, who acts as an advisor to Wolves' owners Fosun and also represents Mourinho. And it was summer arrival Moutinho, with 113 Portugal caps to his name, who inspired the visitors' fight back alongside his younger compatriot Ruben Neves in midfield.  Moutinho's leveller was well deserved as Wolves became the first team this season to take points off both Manchester sides.


16:53 MANCHESTER UTD 1 Fred 18' -1 WOLVES Moutinho 53'


Man Utd

1De Gea 25A Valencia 12Smalling 2Lindelöf 23Shaw Booked at 40mins 6Pogba 27Fellaini 17Fred sub for Martialat 63' 14Lingard sub for Pereiraat 75' 9Lukaku 7Sánchez sub for Mataat 63' Substitutes 3Bailly 8Mata 11Martial 15Pereira 18Young 22Romero 39McTominay

Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5Bennett 16Coady 15Boly 2Doherty 28João Moutinho sub for Saïssat 80' 8NevesBooked at 61mins 19Castro Otto 10Hélder Costa sub for Traoréat 75' 18Jota sub for Gibbs-Whiteat 87' 9Jiménez Substitutes 17Gibbs-White 21Ruddy 27Saïss 29Vinagre 30Hause 33Bonatini 37Traoré

Referee: Kevin Friend Attendance: 74,489 (3,000 WW)


                  Man Utd  Wolves

Possession 64%      36%

Shots            15          11

Shots on Target 6     8

Corners         5            4

Fouls              5          17

Moutinho goal



FT: Another feather in Wolves cap as they hold on for a draw at Old Trafford. United were poor in truth, with Wolves having much the better of the play for large swathes of the encounter. Moutinho cancelled out Fred's opener, but United looked like the most likely winner, only to find Wolves a tough nut to crack. Never mind simply staying up, this Wolves side can really aim high if they put in more performances like this.   90+4: Time is running out for United. Martial tries to thread it through for Lukaku, but it is blocked once more.  90+2: De Gea to the rescue once more for United as he stretched out a leg to keep a fizzing effort from Traore out.   90: Five minutes of added time here.  89: CLOSE! Corner comes in, it comes off a Wolves head, but flies just over the top. Chance after chance for United.  87: Felliani brilliantly controls the ball on his chest, but his cross is blocked. All United still.  85: Confusion in the Wolves box for the first time, but Boly takes charge right at the last to clear with Lukaku lurking with intent.  83: All United now. Pogba is starting to get involved much more, as is Martial. Can Wolves hold out? 16:38 81: Moutinho's match is over, as he is replaced by Romain Saiss for his Premier League debut.  16:37 79: Better pressure from United here with Martial and Mata both putting good crosses into the box. This man's equaliser still frustrates United... 77: Pogba strikes a free-kick well, but that is straight at Patricio once more.  75: One change each here with Andreas Pereira coming on for Lingard for United, and Adama Traore on for Costa for Wolves. 73: Lingard clips a cross into the middle, but that is too easy for Patricio to gather. Poor from United. 71: SAVE! Great cross from Shaw to guide the ball to the back post, onto the head of Fellaini, but the Belgian's header is straight at Patricio.  69: Neves has another strike from distance, it bounces just in front of De Gea, but the Spaniard gathers well nonetheless. 67: SAVES! Nice play from Jota to make space for the shot, he then drills for goal, but De Gea gets down sharply to smother, before, down the other end, Lingard is denied by a smart save from Patricio.  65: Double change for United. Sanchez's game is up, as he is replaced by Anthony Martial. Juan Mata also comes on for Fred. 63: CLOSE! Pogba lines one up from distance, drills hard and true, but it flies just wide.   61: Pogba lures Neves into a tackle, with the Wolves man booked for his efforts.    59: United really are struggling to create anything of note. Sanchez and Lukaku have been especially poor.  57: Costa lets fly from distance, but that is always heading over the top. Wolves remain on top.  55: Old Trafford is stunned into silence. They know their team have been second best for much of this contest. A change may be in the offing.

16:10 GOAL! MANCHESTER UTD 1-1 WOLVES (Moutinho, 53)

Thoroughly deserved equaliser. Great play from Jimenez to hold the ball up in the penalty area, he then lays a perfect pass into the path of the onrushing Moutinho, who fires into the top corner, leaving De Gea with no chance.   João Moutinho has scored his first goal in 28 league games since netting against PSG in November 2017. Equaliser.

51: Fellaini, on a rare foray forward, tries to pull the ball back for Lingard, but gets just too much on it, and Wolves can clear. Better play from United.  49: Great cross from Jimenez into the path of Jonny, but Valencia does well to get back and make the interception. 47: Lukaku, who has been very quiet by his standards, tried to flick the ball through for Fred but gets it all wrong.  45: We are back up and running here...

15:57 betting A 2-1 United win is 7/1, the same as Lukaku to score in the second half. Fred to add a second is a huge 18/1 and Jota to score is 13/2.

15:49 HT: That's your lot for the first half here. Wolves have been very impressive and certainly do not deserve to go into the interval behind. United have had two shots on target, but made one count, with Fred rifling home his first for the club. De Gea has been forced to make two very good saves to keep the visitors at bay.

45+1: SAVE! Incredible stop from Patricio! Fred whipped a free-kick towards the top corner, it looked to be heading in, but Patricio flew across his goal and clawed it out. Stunning goalkeeping. 45: One minute of added time here. 44: Alexis Sanchez, who has been very poor so far, fires a free-kick straight out for a goal kick and gets some glaring looks from his team-mates in the aftermath. 42: Wolves passing the ball around with consummate ease still. They are not creating enough chances, though.  40: Shaw hauls down Costa on the right wing to earn himself the game's first yellow card. 38: Joao Moutinho is really controlling things in the middle of the park for Wolves, spreading the ball left and right to try to unlock United. 15:37 ADAM BATE AT OLD TRAFFORD "United are dominating possession here at Old Trafford but Wolves remain an intermittent threat on the counter-attack. Away fans still vocal for now – it feels like this game will hinge on the next goal." 36: Fred this time does well to see the ball behind for a goal kick. Wolves will not lie down in this... 34: Fred drifts a free-kick to the back post, Fellaini gets up highest, heads the ball across goal, but it is cleared.  32: A standing ovation now for Sir Alex Ferguson. I think he just wants to watch the game in peace, guys.   30: Smalling again is across to cover, halting Diogo Jota in his tracks.  28: Wolves still very much enjoying the lion's share of the possession. Jonny tries to beat Smalling in the corner, but the United defender sees the ball behind for a goal kick. One man was especially happy with the United opener... 26: Wolves continue to impress. Some of their passing is top notch. United again on the back foot.  5:25  500 - Fred is the 500th different player to score a competitive goal for @ManUtd (exc. own-goals). Milestone. 24: Get out of the way, ref! Lingard tries to switch the play to the left wing, fires a high pass crossfield, right into the face of the referee! 22: United have exerted some control on the game and are retaining possession much better. 20: Wolves have responded well. They really do not deserve to be behind in this game!  15:18 GOAL! MANCHESTER UTD 1-0 WOLVES (Fred, 18) Very much against the run of play United are ahead. Paul Pogba will take a great deal of credit for the goal, as he sumptuously laid the ball off for Fred on the edge of the box before the Brazilian drilled it into the bottom corner for his first goal in English football.  16: SAVE! De Gea to the rescue again for United, as Wolves, from another corner, almost score. Willy Bolly lost his marker in the box, but saw his header brilliantly clawed out by De Gea. 14: CHANCE! Glorious opportunity for Ryan Bennett to test De Gea from a corner, but he heads over from eight yards. His marker, Chris Smalling, got caught underneath the ball, leaving Bennett free. He really should have hit the target.  12: Fred comes on to the loose ball on the edge of the box, but slices his effort well wide under challenge. 11 United still cannot get out of their half at the moment. Victor Lindelof does well to block a cross. 8: United really are on the back foot early on. They cannot string more than a few passes together, either. 6: SAVE! Super stop from David de Gea with his legs, as he blocks a close range effort from Raul Jimenez in the box. Nice build-up play from Helder Costa to get to the byline and pull the ball back for Jimenez, too. Great start from Wolves. 4: NO PENALTY! Faint appeals at Old Trafford for a foul on Antonio Valencia in the box, but referee Kevin Friend is having none of it. 2: Early corner for Wolves is headed clear by Marouane Fellaini. United on the back foot early on.

15:00 KICK OFF! We are up and running at a sodden Old Trafford.  14:57 FORM GUIDE It has been quite the turnaround from United after suffering those back-to-back defeats at the end of August. Three wins, away from home, has certainly brightened the mood at Old Trafford. Wolves, though, will be no pushovers, having won three of their last four in all competitions. Something has to give! We are minutes away 14:55 FERGIE OVATION Huge ovation for Sir Alex.. announcer "honoured and delighted" to have him here "relieved and overjoyed" too. Wolves fans: "You've only come to see the Wanderers!"  All in good spirits, of course - great to see a smiling Ferguson back at Old Trafford.


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By Alex Bysouth


16:54   Well, time to take a breath. That's it from me, but follow all the reaction to today's Premier League games here  FULL-TIME So close for Adama Traore! He blazes over after a long run, and that's it. Great game.

90+4' United launching it forward, Wolves still dangerous on the break.   Leon Osman Wolves have got to be careful, they're dropping deeper and deeper and allowing United to run at them. Tired legs and tired minds are giving away free kicks now. 90+2' Been a cracking game this. Hard to pick a winner, if there is to be one... Two minutes of five added on gone. 90+1' Almost for Adama Traore! He scampers forward on the break and forces David De Gea into a good save. 90' Tense at Old Trafford, but it's all United. Wolves hanging on a little. Andreas Pereira fires straight into the wall. Not sure Juan Mata will let him have another one. 83' Chance for United, silly free-kick to give away from Romain Saiss...80'  Another change for Wolves. Goalscorer Joao Moutinho goes off for Romain Saiss. 78' Great turn and sprint from Adama Traore, but Wolves are unable to make the most of the potential break.  Manchester United enjoying plenty of pressure. 74'  Good shift from Helder Costa. But here comes Adama Traore. Jesse Lingard goes off for Manchester United as Andreas Pereira comes on.  71'  Just under 20 minutes to go. Hard to call this... Marouane Fellaini rises at the back post to meet Luke Shaw's delivery, but Rui Patricio makes a comfortable save.   16:2916:29 'Neves and Moutinho have been terrific' Leon Osman  Some of the passes from Neves and Moutinho have been terrific. They are slipping them through the tightest spaces. Their fine intricate passing has been unreal to watch today.  66' Great hit from Jesse Lingard!  Just as I said Wolves were on top, the Manchester United midfielder lets rip from long-range with a swerving effort that's pushed over the bar. Romelu Lukaku then misses an absolute sitter of a header, but is flagged offside.  65' Diogo Jota works himself half a yard and gets a left-footed effort off, but it trickles into the hands a of a diving David De Gea. Wolves on top at the minute.  64' Think Mourinho was careful there not to directly replace Alexis Sanchez with Anthony Martial, although that is essentially what's happened...  My mate has a theory that the key to Sanchez's brilliance at Arsenal was Olivier Giroud... you listening, Jose? It's another match in which he's struggled to have an impact since joining United. 62'   Jose Mourinho is changing things up. Fred goes off for Anthony Martial, and Alexis Sanchez is off for Juan  Mata.  61' YELLOW CARD Cynical by Ruben Neves. Professional foul if ever there was one, and he takes a booking for the team after cleaning out Paul Pogba at full pelt.   16:1716:17 'United are rattled' Leon Osman United look shaken at the moment. They are rattled. Wolves are harrying them. Someone in the United team needs to settle them down and get some passes together. 57'  Wolves go on the attack again with Helder Costa flying forward down the middle this time. He looks up and fancies a ping, but it sails over the bar. 55'  Game on now. Can't say Wolves don't deserve to be level, but Manchester United had been on top early in the second half. Now it's the visitors who look more lively.

52' GOAL -

Joao Moutinho (52') What a goal! It's almost a re-run of the first half, but in reverse. This time Manchester United fail to make the pressure pay and Wolves go up the other end and score. Raul Jimenez does superbly to hold the ball up inside the area, before laying it off to Joao Moutinho and the Portugal midfielder whips it left-footed into the top corner. Might have clipped Antonio Valencia on the way in, David De Gea had no chance.

51'  Smart move from Manchester United as Alexis Sanchez slips Marouane Fellaini into space, but the Belgium midfielder can't pick out a team-mate and his low, fizzing cross is cleared. Sanchez is looking more dangerous, he tries to bundle his way through the penalty area but is crowded out.  49' Great ball from Paul Pogba to send Romelu Lukaku away, but the Manchester United forward is alone in the box. He cuts inside, but his left-footed shot is deflected away.  Wolves break down the other end and think they should have a penalty after Diogo Jota hits the deck... but it's waved away.  47' Quick start from Wolves again, but Helder Costa's loose pass gives Manchester United the chance to break and Alexis Sanchez skips past Joao Moutinho in midfield.  Wolves scramble back, and hold United up with plenty of white shirts behind the ball.  

45' KICK-OFF Here they are! And here we go, Jesse Lingard gets the second half under way. Wolves are back out early to warm up for the second half, no sign of Manchester United just yet...

 15:5215:52 'United look strong' Manchester United 1-0 Wolves Leon Osman Former Everton midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live It's been a real tactical battle out there and both teams have played really well. It's been a game of cat and mouse, where Neves and Moutinho were very much on top and  creating opportunities in the Wolves midfield but United's physicality has taken control of the game, especially from Pogba. United are looking strong.


HALF TIME

                  Man Utd    Wolves

Possession     60%   40%

Shots                  2         4

Shots on Target 1      3

Corners             1         3

Fouls                 3          8

HALF-TIME   Good game so far, Manchester United just edging it.

45+3' Another chance for Manchester United from a free-kick, and Fred fancies this one... Great hit, great save! The midfielder whips it left-footed around the wall but Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio does brilliantly to get across and tip it on to the post.  45'    Paul Pogba's diagonal pass picks out Luke Shaw and then strikes Raul Jimenez's arm to, ahem, hand Manchester United a free-kick just outside the box.  Alexis Sanchez shouts at Romelu Lukaku after blazing the free-kick way off target - not sure how he can moan at anyone else for that. 43' Jesse Lingard is putting a serious shift in and gets a huge round of applause as he chases down his own clearance to put pressure on Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio. Here come the visitors again though, Luke Shaw having to recover quickly to clear.   41'  YELLOW CARD Booking for Luke Shaw as he brings down Helder Costa. No complaints. 40' it's fascinating watching Manchester United's shape when they defend - two banks of four with Marouane Fellaini sandwiched between protecting the defence, only Romelu Lukaku ahead of the ball.  It's proving hard for Wolves to break down, as Ruben Neves just overcooks an attempted through ball and watches it run out for a goal-kick.  37' Good football from Wolves, good defending from Manchester United.  A lovely, clipped pass down the right from Matt Doherty gets Raul Jimenez away and he lifts a ball to the back post where Diogo Jota is waiting, but Fred comes sprinting back to help out his back four. 33'  Fred hangs it up at the back post for Marouane Fellaini to attack and the Belgian heads back across goal, but there's no United player gambling on it and somehow it bobbles through the six-yard-box without being turned in. 32'  Ruben Neves is going to find himself in the book... is he? Nope, just a stern word from Kevin Friend. Neves was unhappy about being pulled up for a foul on Paul Pogba. Chance for Fred to deliver...'United playing with more confidence' - Leon Osman - That goal has settled Manchester United down. They were rocked by the start Wolves made, misplacing passes and they couldn't get to grips with how Wolves had set up. But they are playing with much more confidence now. 30'  Wolves play some lovely stuff. Nuno Espirito Santo's side patiently look for an opening before springing Diogo Jota down the left. He tries to scoop it through Chris Smalling's legs, but the England defender stands strong. Can't claim that one. 25' Paul Pogba looks in the mood, trying to play little touches around the Wolves midfield, but the Frenchman just over runs it in the box and Matt Doherty nips in. Wolves have been quick on the break, but opt to keep the ball for a moment. Just regrouping.  23' Wolves must feel pretty hard done by, but that goal will play right into Jose Mourinho's hands. It's the visitors who will have to open up looking to get back into the game. They've had their chances... 22' A first Premier League goal for Fred, then - sure Sir Alex Ferguson enjoyed that on his return to Old Trafford.   15:21' 'Fantastic touch from Pogba' Manchester United 1- 0 Wolves Leon Osman  That there is the difference at this level. You have go to take your opportunities at this point. Wolves should be 3-0 up and it was decent bit of play from United. A fantastic touch from Pogba who pushed it into the path of Fred and it was a great finish. A shot from 20 yards and they find themselves 1-0 up. 18' GOAL -  Fred (18') Well, well, well... Wolves fail to take their chances and Manchester United go down the other and score. Wonderful touch from Paul Pogba as the ball drops out of the air on the edge of the box, just nonchalantly guiding it into Fred's path, and the  Brazilian does the rest. Quick look up, low drive into the bottom right corner and Jose Mourinho's side are ahead. 16' CLOSE!  Wolves should be in front! They need to take one of these chances. Again Manchester United fail to deal with a corner and it's a header from close range for Willy Boly, who's  unmarked. Luckily for United, David de Gea is alert and gets a strong hand to it.  16' Diogo Jota has been causing a few problems early on. United's solution? Three-man sandwich. Flattened. Wolves break quickly again, but Raul Jimenez is isolated and happy to win a corner 14' . Ryan Bennett out-jumps Paul Pogba from a corner, but can't direct his header on target. The Wolves defender did well to win the header, but probably should have done better once he got to it. 'A fantastic start to the game' Manchester United 0-0 Wolves  Leon Osman Former Everton midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live It's a real interesting battle going on with two different formations. Defensively Wolves are a back five to try and compete.The moment Wolves win the ball they attack within their system. They are both showing respect defensively. It's been a fantastic start to the game. 13' Better from Manchester United, working it through Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Alexis Sanchez, before Fred skews a shot wide under pressure from the Wolves defence. He's adamant he should have had a free-kick. Referee Kevin Friend thinks otherwise. 10' Helder Costa is loving life out on the right for Wolves. He breezes past Victor Lindelof on halfway and darts towards the Manchester United area, but can't pick out another white shirt with his cross. The hosts are giving him far too much space. 7' Big chance for Raul Jimenez! Great feet from the Mexico forward as he swivels smartly in the box and gets a shot off on goal after another slick attacking move from Wolves.  David de Gea gets a foot to it, and United scramble clear. Great work from Helder Costa down the right.  6' Wolves deal with the danger. And everyone takes a breather. Lively start at Old Trafford. Open game, this. Antonio Valencia goes down under pressure in the box at one end, before Wolves set off on the break and Raul Jimenez fails to connect properly with a low Matt Doherty cross. Back down the other end again, and United win a corner after smart play from Jesse Lingard.  2' Good movement from the visitors as Diogo Jota scampers forward and wins a corner. Manchester United clear and Willy Boly can only help an unorthodox attempt at a volley as the ball drops high out of the sky well over the crossbar.  5' Open game, this. Antonio Valencia goes down under pressure in the box at one end, before Wolves set off on the break and Raul Jimenez fails to connect properly with a low Matt Doherty cross. Back down the other end again, and United win a corner after smart play from Jesse Lingard. 2' Good movement from the visitors as Diogo Jota scampers forward and wins a corner. Manchester United clear and Willy Boly can only help an unorthodox attempt at a volley as the ball drops high out of the sky well over the crossbar.  0'  Wolves are having to re-take kick-off. That's unusual.  Raul Jimenez rolls it back and it's booted straight out of play. Worth it. 0' KICK-OFF  Right then, here we go.  Wolves get this one under way.  14:5814:58 'Wolves are a really good team' Here's a scheduling stat...  Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool are all playing in 15:00 BST kick-offs on a Saturday for the first time since October 2012. Prime Match of the Day viewing.


Match ends, Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time 90'+6' Second Half ends




90'+5' Attempt missed. Adama Traoré (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Morgan Gibbs-White with a headed pass following a fast break. 90'+4' Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rúben Neves. 90'+2' Offside, (MU)Luke Shaw tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside. 90'+1' Chris Smalling (MU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 90'+1' Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rúben Neves. 88' Attempt blocked. Luke Shaw (MU) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Pogba. 88' Corner, (MU)Conceded by Conor Coady. 88' Corner, (MU)Conceded by Ryan Bennett. 87' Sub, (WW) Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Diogo Jota. 86' Offside, (MU)Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Marouane Fellaini is caught offside. 85' Attempt blocked. Juan Mata (MU) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 85' Attempt blocked. Andreas Pereira (MU) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 84' Anthony Martial (MU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 84' Foul by Romain Saïss (WW). 83' Attempt blocked. Andreas Pereira (MU) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Martial.  83' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 81' Delay in match Willy Boly (WW) because of an injury. 80' Sub, (WW) Romain Saïss replaces João Moutinho. 77' Attempt saved. Paul Pogba (MU) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 77' Andreas Pereira (MU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 77' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 76' Corner, (MU)Conceded by Jonny. 75' Sub, (WW) Adama Traoré replaces Hélder Costa. 75' Sub, (MU)Andreas Pereira replaces Jesse Lingard. 74' Attempt missed. Jesse Lingard (MU) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Anthony Martial. 72' Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (MU) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Shaw with a cross. 71' Paul Pogba (MU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 69' Attempt saved. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 67' Offside, (MU)Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside. 67' Corner, (MU)Conceded by Rui Patrício. 66' Attempt saved. Jesse Lingard (MU) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Martial. 66' Attempt saved. Diogo Jota (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 64' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Chris Smalling. 63' Sub, (MU)Juan Mata replaces Alexis Sánchez. 63' Sub, (MU)Anthony Martial replaces Fred. 62' Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (MU) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.  61' Paul Pogba (MU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 61' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 60' Attempt blocked. Marouane Fellaini (MU) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 60' Paul Pogba (MU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 60' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 59' Foul by Fred (MU). 59' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 57' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. 56' Jesse Lingard (MU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 56' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 55' Alexis Sánchez (MU) wins a free kick on the left wing. 55' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 55' Alexis Sánchez (MU) wins a free kick on the left wing. 55' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW).

Goal! 53' Goal! Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. João Moutinho (WW) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.

52' Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (MU) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. 48' Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (MU) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Pogba. 48' Foul by Jesse Lingard (MU). 48' Willy Boly (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46' Offside, (WW) Willy Boly tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. Second Half  begins Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Half Time 45'+2' First Half ends, Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+2' Attempt saved. Fred (MU) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. 45'+1' Alexis Sánchez (MU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45'+1' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 44' Hand ball by Raúl Jiménez (WW). Booking 40' Luke Shaw (MU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 40' Foul by Luke Shaw (MU). 40' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 37' Fred (MU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 37' Foul by Jonny (WW). 32' Paul Pogba (MU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 32' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW).  27' Offside, (WW) Jonny tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. Goal! 18' Goal! Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Fred (MU) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Pogba. 17' Victor Lindelöf (MU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 17' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 17' Paul Pogba (MU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 17' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 16' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 16' Attempt saved. Willy Boly (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Moutinho with a  cross. 16' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Victor Lindelöf. 15' Foul by Marouane Fellaini (MU). 15' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 14' Attempt missed. Ryan Bennett (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a corner. 13' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Chris Smalling. 12' Attempt missed. Fred (MU) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez. 7' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 6' Foul by Marouane Fellaini (MU). 6' Raúl Jiménez (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 5' Corner, (MU) Conceded by Jonny. 5' Jesse Lingard (MU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 5' Foul by Willy Boly (WW). 3' Paul Pogba (MU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 3' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 1' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Marouane Fellaini. Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic are suspended for Manchester United, while Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo are not yet considered fit enough to feature.  Phil Jones could return from a hamstring problem, while Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia are likely to play after being rested in midweek.  Diogo Dalot impressed on debut against Young Boys but his next start is set to come on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup. Wolves could name the same starting XI for a sixth consecutive league game. Ivan Cavaleiro is expected to be their only absentee as he continues his recovery from a back injury. Mourinho foresees bright future for Dalot

Watch Ex-Wolves keeper Ikeme on his battle with acute leukaemia - ManU allowed the banner to be displayed  https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1043002211175821314

MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

@Guymowbray: Young Boys weren't a problem, but a meeting with an old boy might be for Jose Mourinho, with Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo having been his back-up goalkeeper for Porto from 2002 to 2004. Three wins out of three in September has seen Manchester United return to 'normal' after August defeats brought early-season worry, and normally you'd expect them to comfortably see off a newly-promoted team at home. Wolves, though, do not fit the newly-promoted norm. They've spent money, they have style and they play with no fear. Nuno will bring his team to have a real go at Old Trafford, where Wolves last won in 1980. It should be a really good game.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, asked about the influence of his agent, Jorge Mendes, at Wolves: "I think the work in Wolves is good because it's not just about the Portuguese influence - Portuguese manager, staff and players - it is also about getting the right ones and I think they have got good young players and they have also got good, experienced, stable players. "So, they got this season, the Portuguese national team goalkeeper [Rui Patricio], they got [Joao] Moutinho, who is one of the players of the 100 caps club. The young ones are young boys with good potential and you can see the work of the coaching staff - and the team is a really, really good team. Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "Jose Mourinho was my manager for two years - what we achieved for Porto will be in our memories forever. To all the players that were in the squad - he was a big inspiration. But then things change, you go on with your career personally - he was a big inspiration."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

All sorts of questions were being asked about Manchester United when they lost to Tottenham at the end of August, but since then they have won three out of three, all away from home.  United have got some momentum now and their troubles seem a long time ago. I can only see a home win. Prediction: 2-0  

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Wolves' most recent away victory against Manchester United came in the top flight on 9 February 1980, when Melvyn Eves scored the only goal. They have lost their last eight league and cup games away to the Red Devils. Manchester United - United have lost two of their last five Premier League home games, as many as they had in their previous 43 fixtures at Old Trafford. They are vying to avoid back-to-back home league defeats for the first time since March 2014, when they lost 3-0 to both Liverpool and Manchester City. That was also the last time they failed to score in consecutive top-flight matches at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho has never suffered successive home league defeats in his managerial career. After losing to Newcastle and Brighton, United could lose three consecutive top-flight games against newly-promoted opposition - something that last happened in 1960. However, the Reds have lost only one of their last 49 Premier League home games against newly-promoted sides (W42, D6), with the sole loss coming against Norwich in December 2015. United have had players sent off in each of their last two league games (Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic) - they have never received red cards in three consecutive Premier League matches. Wolverhampton Wanderers  Wolves could win three consecutive top-flight games for the first time since March 1980. They are attempting back-to-back away wins in a single top-flight season for the first time since 1981. They did win consecutive Premier League away games in 2011, but that sequence straddled the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. Nuno Espirito Santo's side have had 78 shots in this season's Premier League, the fourth highest total in the division behind Manchester City (119), Chelsea (94) and Liverpool (83).

 

05 H Sun 16 Sep 13:30  Wolves 1 Burnley 0  Live on Sky   

05 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Jiménez (61'), Burnley 0.

HT 0-0


BBC

Raul Jimenez had five shots on goal before opening the scoring with his sixth.  Burnley's search for their first Premier League win of the season goes on as Wolves claimed a deserved victory at Molineux to continue their strong start to the campaign. After the hosts dominated large periods of the first half, Raul Jimenez deservedly opened the scoring for the home side on the hour mark as he turned in Matt Doherty's cross. The Clarets rarely threatened, with the only real chances they created falling to Johann Berg Gudmundsson late on.  Defeat for Sean Dyche's side means they have equalled a club-record run of four consecutive Premier League losses. Neither team was able to impose themselves in the opening 20, with the only save of note being Joe Hart's smart intervention to keep out Helder Costa's dangerous cross. But from then on it was all Wolves and only a combination of Hart and James Tarkowski kept the home side at bay after 30 when Jimenez, Jonny Otto and Doherty all went close. Jimenez also missed a good chance early in the second half when he blasted over with only defender Charlie Taylor to beat, but he made amends shortly after when he opened the scoring. Victory for Wolves means they climb to ninth, meanwhile Burnley remain in 19th with just one point from their first five games.


Dominant Wolves deserve more

In his pre-match news conference, Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo called for his players to "maintain the standards" set in their 1-0 victory over West Ham prior to the international break, and he was not disappointed.  Last season's Championship winners were by far the brighter team throughout, putting Burnley under sustained periods of heavy pressure either side of the break. They really should have gone ahead on the half-hour mark when first Hart superbly saved to deny Jimenez, before Tarkowski was there to clear the Mexico striker's second effort off the line. Just moments later, Tarkowski was again alert to clear Otto's effort after Hart had palmed clear a low cross, and the former England keeper was then quickly out to smother Doherty's sliding effort from close range.  

And after Jimenez finally found the net midway through the second half, the home side only got stronger largely due to the introduction of Adama Traore after 66, his pace causing a tiring Burnley backline problems.  The Spanish forward tested Hart himself before laying on three good chances for fellow second-half substitute Leo Bonatini, who was unable to convert.  Victory for Wolves means their impressive home record under Santo continues; his side have only been beaten twice at Molineux in his 29 games in charge.  

Burnley's terrible start continues

Burnley perhaps could have been forgiven for their poor start to the Premier League season given their Europa League exertions but after the international break, there could be few excuses for their uninspiring performance.  Their midfield was overrun by Wolves' energy and Ashley Barnes' effort from range, which was easily saved, was his side's only shot on target in the opening 45. It seemed to take conceding a goal for the team to kick into gear, as their best chance came shortly after going behind when Willy Boly almost deflected a Taylor shot inches wide, with Jack Cork unable to apply the finishing touch.  But it could have been worse for Burnley as Doherty fired wide with only the keeper to beat after being set up by Traore, while Bonatini missed a spate of chances. Iceland winger Gudmundsson, on his return from injury, could have stolen a share of the spoils late on, but he shot straight at Rui Patricio and fired a free-kick over the bar. The Clarets have now won only five of their last 26 Premier League outings.  Dyche, however, will have been encouraged by the performances of Hart and Tarkowski, who once again showed why he has fought his way into the England fold.


Man of the match - Joao Moutinho

Joao Moutinho ran the show for Wolves, making 77 passes, more than any other player on the pitch

'We are in a fog' - what they said - Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, speaking to Sky Sports: "I am very, very satisfied. We played good football and stayed organised and created chances. Burnley are a good side and stayed in it until the end. If there is a 'but', we could be more clinical. But if we can continue to make these many chances, it makes me very proud."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche, speaking to Sky Sports: "We knew they were a good side. They invested well in the summer. We knew we'd have to defend resolute. We got some nice blocks in and looked more like ourselves defensively.  Attacking-wise there was nowhere near enough. We are in a bit of a fog at the moment. Collectively we need to get out of it. You have to work to change it so that's the key."


Burnley's worst top-flight start in 91 years - the stats - This is Burnley's worst start to a season in the top-flight (one point from five games) since 1927-28, when they lost each of their opening five matches.  Wolves have won all three of their Premier League meetings with Burnley, against no other side have they recorded a 100% win ratio. Burnley have never won a Premier League away game against newly-promoted opposition (W0, D6, L5).  

Wolves have lost just one of their last 24 league games at Molineux (W16, D7, L1).   Wolves recorded more shots (30) against Burnley than they have against any other side in a single match in the Premier League.  Burnley have now conceded 10 goals in their opening five league games this season; it took them 13 matches to concede their 10th goal of 2017-18.  Each of Matt Doherty's last four goal involvements in the league have come at Molineux (two goals, two assists).

What's next?

Both sides are back in action on Saturday 22 September, with Burnley hosting Bournemouth, while Wolves travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United (both 15:00 BST).


Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5Bennett 16Coady 15Boly 2Doherty 28João Moutinho 8NevesBooked at 86' 19Castro Otto 10Hélder Costasub forTraoréat 66' 18JotaBooked at  72' sub forGibbs-Whiteat 88' 9Jiménezsub forBonatiniat 76' Substitutes 17Gibbs-White 21Ruddy 27Saïss 29Vinagre 30Hause 33Bonatini 37Traoré

Burnley

20Hart 26BardsleyBooked at 28' 5Tarkowski 6Mee 3TaylorBooked at 82' 25Lennon 4CorkBooked at 37' 13Hendricksub forWestwoodat 79' 7Berg  GudmundssonBooked at 68' 10Barnessub forVydraat 56' 9Vokessub forWoodat 70' Substitutes 1Heaton 2Lowton 11Wood 18Westwood 23Ward 27Vydra 28Long

Referee: Andre Marriner Attendance: 30,406

                    Wolves  Burnley

Possession  59%      41%

Shots              29            7

Shots on Target 7       2

Corners            8           2

Fouls               10           9


90'+4' Attempt missed. Léo Bonatini (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Adama Traoré. 90'+2' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+2' Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley). 90'+2' Attempt missed. Léo Bonatini (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Adama Traoré. 90' Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matej Vydra. 89' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 89' Matej Vydra (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  88' Sub, (WW) Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Diogo Jota. 87' Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. Booking 86' Rúben Neves (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 86' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 86' Aaron Lennon (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 84'  Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Willy Boly. 84' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho. Booking  82' Charlie Taylor (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 82' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 82' Foul by Charlie Taylor (Burnley). 81' Attempt blocked. Léo Bonatini (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 81' Attempt blocked. Léo Bonatini (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 81' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81' Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley). 80' Attempt missed. Léo Bonatini (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Bennett. 80' Attempt blocked. Jonny (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 80' Attempt blocked. Diogo Jota (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty.   79' Sub, Burnley. Ashley Westwood replaces Jeff Hendrick.  76' Sub, (WW) Léo Bonatini replaces Raúl Jiménez. 76' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. Booking 72' Diogo Jota (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 72' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 72' Phil Bardsley (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.  70' Sub, Burnley. Chris Wood replaces Sam Vokes. Booking 68' Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 67' Raúl Jiménez (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 67' Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley). 67' Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Willy Boly. 67' Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Burnley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left following a set piece situation. 66' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 66' Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  66'  Sub, (WW) Adama Traoré replaces Hélder Costa.  65' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jonny.

Goal!  61' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Burnley 0. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

59' Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Rúben Neves. 58'  Corner, (WW) Conceded by Joe Hart. 58' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 56' Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Conor Coady.  56' Sub, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Ashley Barnes. 55' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner. 55' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Charlie Taylor. 53' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 53' Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley). 51' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 51' Charlie Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing. 50' Offside, (WW) Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Hélder Costa is caught offside. 48' Corner, (WW) Conceded by James Tarkowski. 46' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Diogo Jota. 46' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 46' Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  


Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.


  HT          Wolves Burnley

Possession 58%   42%

Shots             13        4

Shots on Target 5   1

Corners           5         0

Fouls                4         4


Half Time 45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

44' Attempt missed. Willy Boly (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner. 44' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Charlie Taylor. 43' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 43' Corner, (WW) Conceded by James Tarkowski. 43' Attempt blocked. Jonny (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rúben Neves. 40' Offside, Burnley. Phil Bardsley tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside. Booking 37' Jack Cork (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.  37' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 37' Foul by Jack Cork (Burnley).  36' Rúben Neves (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 36' Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley). 35' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonny with a cross. 33' Attempt missed. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rúben Neves. 31' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rúben Neves. 31' Attempt blocked. Jonny (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 30' Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. 30' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diogo Jota. 28' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonny. Booking 28' Phil Bardsley (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 28' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28' Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley). 26' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  26' Foul by Jack Cork (Burnley).  25' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 25' Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing. 22' Attempt missed. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. 21' Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass. 20' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 20' Phil Bardsley (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 17' Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick. 14' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho. 14' Corner, (WW) Conceded by James Tarkowski. 11' Dangerous play by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 11' James Tarkowski (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  11' Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Diogo Jota.  10' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Charlie Taylor.  9' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 9' Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6' Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Barnes. 4' Attempt saved. Diogo Jota (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rúben Neves with a headed pass. 2' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Kick Off First Half begins.



TEAM NEWS

Wolves could be without forward Raul Jimenez, who sustained a muscle injury on international duty with Mexico.  Portuguese winger Ivan Cavaleiro, who is yet to play this season due to a back problem, is still sidelined.

Burnley defender Stephen Ward has recovered from a foot injury, having been taken off in the second half of Republic of Ireland's Nations League loss to Wales.  Johann Berg Gudmundsson is also available but Ben Gibson remains out.


MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

@Iandennisbbc: Burnley will hope the international break has been a beneficial one to recharge their batteries, having already played 10 games.  To put that into context, it's a quarter of the games they played during the entire campaign last season, in a matter of weeks.  During the international break, Gareth Southgate highlighted the diminishing numbers of English players getting game time in the Premier League, but Burnley lead the way with a league-high 68% of home-grown players used so far.  Sean Dyche will hope those players can rediscover the form that served them well early last season, with excellent results at places such as Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton, because the Clarets are winless in nine Premier League games.

Wolves will not want the international hiatus to halt momentum from their victory at West Ham, as they seek to end their longest-ever run at Molineux without a top-flight victory.  

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "The international break was in the calendar so we knew it was coming. The most important thing is that we established standards in the last game, and we have to maintain those standards. Winning is always good and makes things a lot easier when you are trying to establish an identity like we are."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche on a new contract for the injured Steven Defour: "He already signed in the summer. He has two years now. He's staying for another two years until 2020.  He was injured at the time and we leave players alone when they're injured, so we didn't go out to press and say he's here for another two years."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

This is the type of game that Burnley did well in last season and they showed then that they are capable of getting a positive result out of it. Prediction: 0-2

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Wolves have won both of their previous Premier League meetings with Burnley, under Mick McCarthy in 2009-10.  Burnley are unbeaten in four encounters with Wolves (W2, D2), their longest sequence without defeat since a run of five matches in 1970.  Wolves could go three consecutive home games without winning against Burnley for the first time since 1952.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves are currently on a club-record run of 14 homes games without victory in the top flight (D4, L10).  However, they have only lost two of their 28 home games under Nuno Espirito Santo, winning 18 and drawing eight.  Wolves' victory against West Ham last time out was a first in the top flight since beating QPR in 2012, a run of 18 games.  It was also their first clean sheet in five league matches.  They could draw four consecutive top-flight home fixtures for the first time since 1969.

Burnley have won only five of their last 25 Premier League matches (D9, L11), with their last victory coming in April.  They could equal the club record of four straight Premier League defeats, set in May 2015 when they were relegated from the Premier League. The Clarets have never won a Premier League away match against newly-promoted opposition (D6, L4).  Burnley have faced a league-high 30 shots on target this season. In 2017-18 they were ranked 10th overall for shots faced. They have also conceded nine goals in four matches - as many as they let in during the first nine games in 2017-18. Their last win away in the top flight in September came in 1974. Since that victory over Liverpool, Burnley have conceded 26 times and scored just twice in seven defeats and two draws.

 

U23 at Fulham Lost 1-0 (pen)

https://www.wolves.co.uk/fixtures/under-23/

Mark Peter W and Dave at Motspur Park for the 1-0 loss (pic MarkF)

04 A Sat 1 Sep 15:00 West Ham  0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Traoré (90'+3) HT 0-0

Pix Mark Feehan / Reuters

West Ham's miserable start to the season continued as substitute Adama Traore won the game for Wolves in injury time. Traore fired home in the 93rd minute after it looked like the hosts would earn their first point of the campaign. The result gives Wolves their first top-flight win since 4 February 2012, and means West Ham have lost all four league games under Manuel Pellegrini. Michail Antonio and Marko Arnautovic spurned West Ham's best chances. The home side had one of their best openings after just four minutes, when Felipe Anderson's shot forced Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio into action.

But a tame first half saw neither side assert themselves, with Matt Doherty's shot on target the only worrying moment for West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski. Patricio denied Antonio and Arnautovic with excellent blocks after half-time, the latter when the Portuguese stopped a shot with his face, as West Ham improved markedly - but it was Wolves that took the points. Raul Jimenez tripped over the ball when free inside the area late on with what looked to be the visitors' last chance, until Traore's dramatic intervention in stoppage time.  

Worrying signs for West Ham

The defeat means West Ham have lost their first four games of a league campaign for only the second time. The previous occasion sets a worrying precedent, as that season - 2010-11 - ended in relegation. That scenario is a long way away from what the Hammers were imagining when they recruited Pellegrini, a Premier League winner with Manchester City at his first attempt in 2013-14, as manager. They lacked bite in the first half but created more chances almost from the start of the second, when Andriy Yarmolenko replaced Robert Snodgrass. Striker Javier Hernandez remained on the bench until the 75th minute, although the Hammers looked the likelier to break the deadlock.  But Carlos Sanchez lost the ball in his own half deep into stoppage time, and within seconds Wolves had seized their chance to ensure West Ham remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.


Wolves have bite and menace

Wolves were also without a win before their visit to London Stadium, but the second of their two points before kick-off had come from a spirited display in a draw with Pellegrini's former club and reigning champions Manchester City. Possibly inspired by that result, they were the better side before the break with Helder Costa and Joao Moutinho driving Nuno Espirito Santo's side on.  Jimenez's moment to forget, when the Mexican striker was put in on goal by a fine pass from Ruben Neves only to get the ball trapped between his feet, could easily have knocked last season's Championship winners off their stride.  But they took their chance at the crucial moment with Traore's crisp finish, and are showing signs they will pose problems for the rest of the Premier League this season.  

Man of the match - Joao Moutinho (Wolves)

Joao Moutinho

Joao Moutinho's 87 touches were the most made by a player on either side at the London Stadium

The facts you may have missed: Manuel Pellegrini is the first West Ham manager to lose his first four Premier League games in charge since Avram Grant. West Ham have lost three consecutive Premier League home games versus newly promoted sides for the first time.

Wolves' Adama Traore scored the club's first ever 90th-minute match-winning goal in the Premier League. Traore scored his first league goal in 13 appearances, having not netted since March vs Brentford (for Middlesbrough). Wolves ended their longest ever winless run in the top flight, having previously gone 17 games without a win in the Premier League.


West Ham

1Fabianski 24FredericksBooked at 24mins 4Balbuena 23Diop 3CresswellBooked at 60mins 15C Sánchez 19Wilshere sub for Obiangat 64' 11Snodgrass sub for Yarmolenkoat 45' 8Felipe Anderson 30Antonio sub for Hernándezat 75' 7Arnautovic Substitutes 5Zabaleta 13Adrián 14Obiang 16Noble 17Hernández 20Yarmolenko 41Rice

Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5BennettBooked at 79mins 16Coady 15Boly 2Doherty 28João Moutinho 8Neves 19Castro Otto 10Hélder Costa sub for Bonatiniat 72' 18Jota sub for Traoréat  62' 9Jiménez sub for Vinagreat 87' Substitutes 17Gibbs-White 21Ruddy 27Saïss 29Vinagre 30Hause 33Bonatini 37Traoré

Referee: Chris Kavanagh Attendance: 56,947 3,000 WW


Match ends, (WHU). 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

             West Ham Wolves

Possession    48%   52%

Shots                13      15

Shots on Target 3     6

Corners               4      4

Fouls                 10     11

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, (WHU). 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Goal!

90'+3' Goal! West Ham United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Adama Traoré (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Léo Bonatini.

90'+2' Foul by Rúben Vinagre (WW). 90'+2' Ryan Fredericks , (WHU). wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Foul by Rúben Vinagre (Wolverhampton  Wanderers). 90'+1' Ryan Fredericks , (WHU). wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Moutinho. 88' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adama Traoré.  87' Sub, (WW). Rúben Vinagre replaces Raúl Jiménez. 84' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 82' Delay in match Rui Patrício (WW) because of an injury. 81' Ryan Bennett (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81' Foul by Marko Arnautovic , (WHU).. 81' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonny. 80' Foul by Pedro Obiang , (WHU).. Booking 79' Ryan Bennett (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 79' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 79' Felipe Anderson , (WHU). wins a free kick on the left wing. 76' Attempt missed. Pedro Obiang , (WHU). right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.  75' Sub, (WHU).. Chicharito replaces Michail Antonio. 74' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adama Traoré. 73' Attempt saved. Léo Bonatini (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.  72' Sub, (WW). Léo Bonatini replaces Hélder Costa. 71' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Issa Diop. 71' Attempt blocked. Pedro Obiang , (WHU). left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 71' Attempt blocked. Andriy Yarmolenko , (WHU). right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michail Antonio. 70' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 70' Carlos Sánchez , (WHU). wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Foul by Ryan Fredericks , (WHU).. 66' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 66' Foul by Marko Arnautovic , (WHU)..  64' Sub, (WHU).. Pedro Obiang replaces Jack Wilshere. 63' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 63' Andriy Yarmolenko , (WHU). wins a free kick in the defensive half.  62' Sub, (WW). Adama Traoré replaces Diogo Jota. 61' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Issa Diop. 60' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross. Booking 60' Aaron Cresswell , (WHU). is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 59' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 59' Foul by Aaron Cresswell , (WHU).. 57' Attempt saved. Michail Antonio , (WHU). header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Andriy Yarmolenko. 56' Attempt missed. Marko Arnautovic , (WHU). right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell following a corner. 55' Corner, (WHU).. Conceded by João Moutinho. 54' Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio , (WHU). left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Wilshere. 53' Attempt missed. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 52' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52' Foul by Michail Antonio , (WHU).. 51' Attempt missed. Fabián Balbuena , (WHU). header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Felipe Anderson with a cross following a corner. 51' Corner, (WHU).. Conceded by Conor Coady. 50' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 50' Felipe Anderson , (WHU). wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Michail Antonio.

Second Half begins West Ham United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

 45' Sub, (WHU).. Andriy Yarmolenko replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Half Time

                    West Ham Wolves

Possession     45%        55%

Shots                  5              7

Shots on Target 1           1

Corners                2            1

Fouls                     4             5

 

Half Time

45'+2' First Half ends, (WHU). 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

44' Attempt missed. Michail Antonio , (WHU). header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross. 43' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 43' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43' Foul by Ryan Fredericks , (WHU).. 42' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 42' Fabián Balbuena , (WHU). wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41' Offside, (WHU).. Felipe Anderson tries a through ball, but Marko Arnautovic is caught offside. 40' Corner, (WHU).. Conceded by Conor Coady. 40' Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio , (WHU). right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.  39' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 39' Robert Snodgrass , (WHU). wins a free kick in the defensive half. 38' Raúl Jiménez (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 38' Foul by Fabián Balbuena , (WHU).. 37' Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross. 35' Corner, (WHU).. Conceded by Willy Boly. 35' Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass , (WHU). left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 34' Foul by Willy Boly (WW). 34' Felipe Anderson , (WHU). wins a free kick in the attacking half. 33' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 33' Jack Wilshere , (WHU). wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31' Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass , (WHU). left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Booking 24' Ryan Fredericks , (WHU). is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 24' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 24' Foul by Ryan Fredericks , (WHU).. 22' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 13' Foul by Jonny (WW). 13' Robert Snodgrass , (WHU). wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12' Attempt blocked. Jonny (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 11' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Lukasz Fabianski.  11' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 8' Attempt missed. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonny. 6' Foul by Marko Arnautovic , (WHU).. 6' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4' Attempt saved. Felipe Anderson , (WHU). right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carlos Sánchez. 3' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a headed pass.  

Kick Off First Half begins.

TEAM NEWS

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic has recovered from the knee injury he suffered during the defeat at Arsenal last Saturday.  Captain Mark Noble is available after a back problem but Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Winston Reid remain out.

Wolves could be unchanged for the fourth successive league game. Club record signing Adama Traore made his first start in the midweek Carabao Cup win at Sheffield Wednesday, while Ivan Cavaleiro is the only absentee.

MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

Martin Fisher: It's early days but three consecutive defeats have West Ham fans worried again. It replicates their start to last season, which set the tone for a difficult campaign. Despite the arrival of a Premier League-winning manager over the summer and a host of new signings, things haven't yet clicked and familiar shortcomings remain.

Wolves are also looking for their first win but are far more upbeat. Confidence, already high after breezing to the Championship title, was massively boosted by taking a point off Manchester City last week in a spirited display that oozed belief.

West Ham's woes might continue for a while yet.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It's the second game at home; we lost the first one against Bournemouth so of course we must win this one. "We knew before we started the season we would have tough fixtures, we need points at home. "We made mistakes in the last home game but now we cannot allow to repeat that."

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "There's no ideal opponent, you cannot choose, you have to adapt, face them, stay humble and fight for each ball. "We're going to go with our idea, respect West Ham and play the game."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

West Ham have frightened me defensively - and if the back door has not got a lock on it you have a problem. Wolves' goal against Manchester City shouldn't have happened, but it was a good point for them. Prediction: 2-0

MATCH FACTS Head-to-head

This will be their first Premier League meeting since West Ham won 2-0 at Upton Park on New Year's Day 2011. Wolves also lost at West Ham in an FA Cup tie in January 2016. Their only victory in the past nine visits came in the Premier League in March 2010 (D2, L6).  

West Ham United The Hammers have only once lost their opening four league matches of a season, in 2010-11 under Avram Grant. West Ham are in danger of losing three successive Premier League home games against promoted sides for the first time. They were beaten by Brighton and Newcastle last season. They have only won one of their past five Premier League home fixtures - against Everton on the final day of the 2017-18 campaign. Marko Arnautovic has scored or set up 14 league goals in 2018, eight more than any other Hammers player. The Austrian has eight goals and six assists.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves are on a club record run of 17 consecutive top-flight matches without a win since beating Queens Park Rangers in February 2012. They haven't won any of the past eight Premier League games in which they scored first (D2, L6). Nuno Espirito Santo's side could go five successive league matches without keeping a clean sheet for the first time in 18 months. Wolves recorded the Championship's highest shot conversion rate of 13.5% last season but they have only converted three of their 31 attempts on goal in 2018-19, scoring just once from open play.

EFL (Carabao Cup)  2nd round  Sheffield Wednesday 0 Wolves 2 Bonatini (53'), Hélder Costa (85' pen)

HT 0-0

Premier League side Wolves reached the third round of the Carabao Cup for the fourth successive season with victory at Sheffield Wednesday.  Leo Bonatini scored the opener, firing home Adama Traore's cross from 12 yards for his first goal since December.

Steven Fletcher and Fernando Forestieri both forced saves from John Ruddy as the Owls sought an equaliser. But Helder Costa sealed Wolves' win from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Morgan Fox.  

Victory against a Sheffield Wednesday side that changed their entire starting XI from Saturday's Championship win over Ipswich was Wolves' first of the season following two draws and a defeat in their first three top-flight games.  Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo handed a debut to Belgium international Leander Dendoncker in defence following his arrival on loan from Anderlecht and a first start for £18m record signing Traore. They were among nine changes from Saturday's draw with Manchester City, but he saw his side struggle to create openings in an even first half. They picked up the pace after the break and deservedly took the lead when Traore outpaced Fox down the right and his pull-back deflected off a defender into the path of Bonatini, who netted for the first time since scoring the winner at Birmingham last season.  Morgan Gibbs-White went close to doubling Wolves' lead but his shot from 25 yards hit the post and bounced wide before the Owls threatened a fightback. Fletcher saw his overhead kick brilliantly tipped away by Ruddy, who then palmed aside Forestieri's free-kick shortly afterwards. But Wolves' progress into the third round was assured when substitute Costa was tripped in the box by Fox and sent Joe Wildsmith the wrong way from the spot from the resulting penalty.


Sheff Wed

28Wildsmith 3Jones sub for Kirbyat 85' 6Fox 37Preston sub for Nuhiuat  73' 41Lee 35Fisker NielsenBooked at 62mins 24BakerBooked at 51mins 23Hutchinson 21Boyd 9Fletcher sub for Stobbsat 73' 45Forestieri Substitutes 2Palmer 17Nuhiu 25Dawson 26O'Grady 29Hunt 31Kirby 44Stobbs

Wolves

21Ruddy 32Dendoncker 16Coady 30Hause 2Doherty 25Watt sub for Goncalvesat 62' 27Saïss 29Vinagre 37Traoré 33Bonatini sub for Ashley-Sealat 80' 17Gibbs-White sub for Hélder Costaat 72' Substitutes 5Bennett 10Hélder Costa 19Castro Otto 23Giles 24Ashley-Seal 26Goncalves 31Norris

Referee: Robert Jones Attendance: 13,597 (3,000 WW)


               Sheff Wed Wolves

Possession  45%      55%

Shots                6          12

Shots on Target 3        5

Corners           5             2

Fouls                9           13



Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

90'+4' Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu , (Owls) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner. 90'+4' Corner, (Owls) Conceded by Romain Saïss. 88' Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri , (Owls) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. 88' Fernando Forestieri , (Owls) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88' Foul by Leander Dendoncker (WW).  85' Sub, (Owls) Connor Kirby replaces David Jones.  

Goal!

85' Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Hélder Costa (WW) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner. 84' Penalty conceded by Frederik Fisker Nielsen , (Owls) after a foul in the penalty area. 84' Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa draws a foul in the penalty area. 82' Attempt saved. Ben Ashley-Seal (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 81' Jack Stobbs , (Owls) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81' Foul by Ben Ashley-Seal (WW).  80' Sub, (WW) Ben Ashley-Seal replaces Léo Bonatini. 79' Ashley Baker , (Owls) wins a free kick on the left wing. 79' Foul by Adama Traoré (WW). 77' Attempt missed. Romain Saïss (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 75' Attempt missed. George Boyd , (Owls) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.  74' Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 74' Delay over. They are ready to continue.  73' Sub, (Owls) Jack Stobbs replaces Steven Fletcher.  73' Sub, (Owls) Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Fraser Preston.   72' Sub, (WW) Hélder Costa replaces Morgan Gibbs-White. 70' Delay in match George Boyd , (Owls) because of an injury. 70' Corner, (Owls) Conceded by John Ruddy. 70' Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri , (Owls) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.  69' Fernando Forestieri , (Owls) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Foul by Adama Traoré (WW). 68' Corner, (Owls) Conceded by Rúben Vinagre. 66' Attempt missed. Pedro Goncalves (WW) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right. 64' David Jones , (Owls) wins a free kick on the right wing. 64' Foul by Adama Traoré (WW). 64' Corner, (Owls) Conceded by John Ruddy. 64' Attempt saved. George Boyd , (Owls) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. 63' Corner, (Owls) Conceded by Rúben Vinagre. 62'  Sub, (WW) Pedro Goncalves replaces Elliot Watt. Booking 62' Frederik Fisker Nielsen , (Owls) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 62' Foul by Frederik Fisker Nielsen , (Owls). 62' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 60' Foul by Elliot Watt (WW). 60' Frederik Fisker Nielsen , (Owls) wins a free kick on the left wing. 59' Morgan Gibbs-White (WW) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. 54' Foul by Jack Lee , (Owls). 54' Romain Saïss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

53' Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Léo Bonatini (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adama Traoré.

52' Attempt saved. Morgan Gibbs-White (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Booking 51' Ashley Baker , (Owls) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 51' Foul by Ashley Baker , (Owls). 51' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Corner, (Owls) Conceded by Conor Coady. 50' Fernando Forestieri , (Owls) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Foul by Elliot Watt (WW).

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.


                 Sheff Wed  Wolves

Possession  43%       57%

Shots               2             7

Shots on Target  1      2      

Corners           1            2      

Fouls                8            8

 

Half Time 45'+1' First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

44' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing.  44' Foul by Steven Fletcher , (Owls).  44' Foul by Fernando Forestieri , (Owls). 44' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 39'Corner, (WW) Conceded by Frederik Fisker Nielsen. 39' Attempt blocked. Morgan Gibbs-White (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 34' Frederik Fisker Nielsen , (Owls) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 33' Attempt missed. David Jones , (Owls) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 32' Attempt missed. Morgan Gibbs-White (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. 27' David Jones , (Owls) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27' Foul by Adama Traoré (WW). 26' Foul by Fraser Preston , (Owls). 26' Leander Dendoncker (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 24' David Jones , (Owls) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24' Foul by Romain Saïss (WW). 23' Attempt missed. Romain Saïss (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation. 22' Foul by Morgan Fox , (Owls). 22' Morgan Gibbs-White (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 10' Foul by George Boyd , (Owls). 10' Romain Saïss (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 9' Ashley Baker , (Owls) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  9' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 6' Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner. 5' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Fraser Preston. 3' David Jones , (Owls) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3' Foul by Rúben Vinagre (WW). 2' Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher , (Owls) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 1' George Boyd , (Owls) wins a free kick on the right wing. 1' Foul by Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton  Wanderers).

Kick Off First Half begins.

 

03 H Sat 25 Aug 12:30  Man City  Live on Sky      

SAT 25 AUG 2018 Wolves 1 Boly (57') Manchester City 1 Laporte (69') HT 0-0


Wolverhampton Wanderers secured a hard-earned draw against Manchester City to take the first points off the Premier League champions in an enthralling encounter at Molineux.  Pep Guardiola's side came here on the back of convincing victories at Arsenal and at home to Huddersfield Town - but were given a severe test by the team who won the Championship last season.  In an eventful match, City hit the post twice in the first half - first, through Sergio Aguero and and then when Wolves keeper Rui Patricio brilliantly turned Raheem Sterling's rising 25-yard drive onto the bar. Wolves striker Raul Jimenez also had a goal ruled out for offside.  The hosts took the lead in controversial fashion after 57 minutes when defender Willy Boly's attempted diving header went in off his hand from Joao Moutinho's free-kick.  City had appeals for a penalty turned away by referee Martin Atkinson after Ruben Neves' challenge on David Silva, but drew level in the 69th minute when Aymeric Laporte scored his first goal for the club - a towering header from Ilkay Gundogan's free-kick. Both sides had opportunities to win it in the closing stages, with City almost snatching three points when Aguero's free-kick glanced off the bar with virtually the last kick of the game. Aymeric Laporte's header rescued Manchester City a draw against newly promoted Wolves as the visitors' 100% winning start to their Premier League title defence came to an end at Molineux.  Laporte's first goal for the club, from a smart Ilkay Gundogan cross, cancelled out Willy Boly's controversial opener. The Wolves defender had appeared to help Joao Moutinho's inswinging delivery into the net with his arm as he put the hosts ahead 12 after the break.  Raul Jimenez thought he had given the hosts the lead before half-time, only to be flagged offside.  City had hit the woodwork twice in quick succession the first half - first, Sergio Aguero fired against a post before keeper Rui Patricio tipped Raheem Sterling's long-range half-volley onto the crossbar Aguero then hit the bar with a free-kick in stoppage time.  Wolves remain without a win since returning to the top flight, having drawn with Everton on the opening day and lost at Leicester last week.


Line-ups

Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5Bennett 16CoadyBooked at 41mins 14:34 25/08/201815Boly 2Doherty 28João Moutinho 8Neves 19Castro Otto sub for Vinagreat 85'minutes 10Hélder Costa sub for Traoréat 72'minutes 18Jota 9Jiménez Substitutes 17Gibbs-White 21Ruddy 27Saïss 29Vinagre 30Hause 33Bonatini 37Traoré

Man City

31Ederson 2Walker 4KompanyBooked at 12mins 14Laporte 22Mendy 21SilvaBooked at 60mins 25Fernandinho 8Gündogan sub for Sanéat 77'minutes 20Bernardo Silva sub for Gabriel Jesusat 62'minutes 10Agüero 7Sterling sub for Mahrezat 85'minutes Substitutes 5Stones 18Delph 19Sané 26Mahrez 30Otamendi 33Gabriel Jesus 49Muric

Referee: Martin Atkinson Attendance: 31,322


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Manchester City 1.


Full Time

               Wolves  Man City

Possession 29%   71%

Shots              11      18

Shots on Target 2   6

Corners           5         9

Fouls              13         8


90'+6' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Manchester City 1.

90'+5' Sergio Agüero , (MC) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.  90'+4' Sergio Agüero , (MC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  90'+4' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 90'+3' Kyle Walker , (MC) wins a free kick on the right wing.  90'+3'

Foul by Diogo Jota (WW).  90'+1' Corner, (MC) Conceded by Adama Traoré. 90' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rúben Vinagre with a cross.  89' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Aymeric Laporte. 88' Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross.  86' Foul by Aymeric Laporte , (MC). 86' Willy Boly (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  85' Sub, (WW) Rúben Vinagre replaces Jonny because of an injury. 85' Sub, (MC) Riyad Mahrez replaces Raheem Sterling. 85' David Silva , (MC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 85' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 83' Corner, (MC) Conceded by Diogo Jota. 82' Corner, (MC) Conceded by Jonny. 81' Gabriel Jesus , (MC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 81' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 80' Foul by Fernandinho , (MC). 80' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.78' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Benjamin Mendy. 78' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diogo Jota with a cross.  77' Sub, (MC) Leroy Sané replaces Ilkay Gündogan. 77' Attempt saved. Gabriel Jesus , (MC) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross. 75' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 73' Delay in match Gabriel Jesus , (MC) because of an injury. 73' Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. 72' Sub, (WW) Adama Traoré replaces Hélder Costa.  72' Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero , (MC) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gabriel Jesus with a headed pass. 71' Offside, (WW) Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Hélder Costa is caught offside. 70' Foul by Fernandinho , (MC). 70' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Goal! 69' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Manchester City 1. Aymeric Laporte , (MC) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan with a cross following a set piece situation.  68' Raheem Sterling , (MC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 68' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 67' Aymeric Laporte , (MC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 67' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 66' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Diogo Jota. 65' Attempt saved. Ilkay Gündogan , (MC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva. 63' Attempt blocked. Benjamin Mendy , (MC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Agüero. 62' Sub, (MC) Gabriel Jesus replaces Bernardo Silva. 62' Corner, (MC) Conceded by Jonny. Booking 60' David Silva , (MC) is shown the yellow card. 59' Ilkay Gündogan , (MC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 59' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 58'  Attempt blocked. David Silva , (MC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Goal!

57' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Manchester City 0. Willy Boly (WW) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a corner. 56'

Corner, (WW) Conceded by Ederson. 56' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. 55' Offside, (MC) Kyle Walker tries a through ball, but Aymeric Laporte is caught offside. 55' Corner, (MC) Conceded by Rúben Neves. 55' Attempt blocked. Fernandinho , (MC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva. 54' Kyle Walker , (MC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 54' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 50' Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling , (MC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sergio Agüero. 49' Attempt missed. Vincent Kompany , (MC) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan with a cross following a corner.  48' Corner, (MC) Conceded by Rúben Neves. 48' Attempt blocked. Kyle Walker , (MC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 48' Corner, (MC) Conceded by Conor Coady. 47' Bernardo Silva , (MC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 47' Bernardo Silva , (MC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Manchester City 0.

Half Time

                 Wolves     Man City

Possession  30%    70%

Shots                 5        7

Shots on Target 0    3

Corners            2        2

Fouls                 4        5

45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Manchester City 0.

45' Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva , (MC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Raheem Sterling. 43'  Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa. Booking 41' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 41' Sergio Agüero , (MC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 41' Foul by Conor Coady (WW).  41' Attempt saved. Sergio Agüero , (MC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 40' Raheem Sterling , (MC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 38' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rúben Neves following a corner.  37' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Fernandinho.  36' Foul by Benjamin Mendy , (MC).  36' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonny.  33' Attempt missed. Fernandinho , (MC) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.  33' Corner, (MC) Conceded by Hélder Costa.  31' Corner, (MC) Conceded by Jonny.  27' Bernardo Silva , (MC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 27' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 22'  Offside, (MC) Raheem Sterling tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside. 22' Attempt saved. Raheem Sterling , (MC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.  21'  Sergio Agüero , (MC) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.  20'  Offside, (WW) Diogo Jota tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside.  20' Attempt blocked. Diogo Jota (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho.  17' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.  16'  Corner, (WW) Conceded by Benjamin Mendy.  15'  Attempt saved. Ilkay Gündogan , (MC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sergio Agüero with a headed pass. 14' Foul by Fernandinho , (MC). 14' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 13' Attempt blocked. Ilkay Gündogan , (MC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva. 12'  Offside, (WW) Jonny tries a through ball, but Hélder Costa is caught offside. Booking 12' Vincent Kompany , (MC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 12' Foul by Vincent Kompany , (MC). 12' Rúben Neves (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9' Foul by Sergio Agüero , (MC). 9' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9' Ederson , (MC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9' Dangerous play by Ryan Bennett (WW). 8' Foul by Vincent Kompany , (MC). 8' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 6' Offside, (WW) Willy Boly tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. 2' Offside, (MC) David Silva tries a through ball, but Kyle Walker is caught offside.

Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Wolves wing-back Matt Doherty is expected to be fit despite being forced off with an injury against Leicester.  Club record signing Adama Traore could make his first start after impressing as a substitute last weekend.

Manchester City fielded a 3-5-2 system last week, using Bernardo Silva as a wing-back, and must decide whether to deploy a similarly attacking line-up. Back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is set for a lengthy absence after tearing his Achilles tendon. In response, City have recalled Montenegrin Aro Muric, 19, from a loan spell at NAC Breda. Either Muric or 20-year-old Daniel Grimshaw will be on the substitute's bench at Molineux

MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

@SteveBowercomm: The last time Wolves won a Premier League match was back in February 2012, in a season which Manchester City ended as champions. City then struggled to mount a challenge to retain their title the following season. It's a gentle reminder to Wolves of how things have changed since their last stay in the top flight. Pep Guardiola's team are everyone's benchmark and, especially for the new boys, they are the ultimate challenge. Last season's Championship winners have had plenty of encouragement in their two games so far. But they know the standards needed to get anything against last season's record breakers, who have slipped straight into gear as if they had never been away.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "We don't know how to play another way. We will not change because we want to build something.  It's important we keep doing the same thing we train to do as we want to achieve. Adapt, of course, because you are facing a good team, but don't change. When you build something you have to truly believe in what you're doing."

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: "Wolves destroyed the Championship. They had an incredible season. They play attractive football and attack with good players. We knew how tough it would be last season in the Carabao Cup and it was."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

I am going for a comprehensive City win but it is not games like this that are going to decide whether Wolves' season is a success. These fixtures are part of the learning process. There is not too much to be concerned about so far. Prediction: 0-3

Manchester City have won their last seven Premier League away games

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Wolves' first ever Premier League win came against Manchester City in October 2003, courtesy of a Colin Cameron header at Molineux. They also beat City 2-1 at home in 2010, but those are their only victories in eight Premier League games against the Blues (W2, D1, L5). The sides drew 0-0 in the Carabao Cup last October, with City eventually going through at the Etihad Stadium on penalties.

Wolves were one of only two teams that City failed to score against last season, along with Wigan Athletic (who beat Pep Guardiola's side 1-0 in the FA Cup).

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves could set a club record on Saturday of 17 top-flight games without a victory. Their last Premier League win came at QPR on 4 February 2012. They lost just two games at Molineux last season, the most recent of which was a 2-0 defeat by Cardiff in January. The last four winners of the Championship have avoided relegation from the Premier League the following season.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola's side have won their last seven Premier League away games, scoring 18 goals and conceding just three. Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in seven of those goals, scoring three and setting up four. City last dropped top-flight points on their travels in a 1-1 draw at Burnley on 3 February. Their only defeat in the past 29 Premier League games against newly-promoted teams came at Burnley in 2015, while they are unbeaten in 12 such fixtures under Pep Guardiola (W9, D3). Sergio Aguero has failed to score in his last six Premier League away games since netting in a 4-0 win at Swansea on 13 December. Vincent Kompany is one short of 250 Premier League appearances, while David Silva's next goal will be his 50th in the division.

 

02 A Sat 18 Aug 15:00 Leicester City 2 Doherty (29'  og), Maddison (45' ), Vardy (Dismissed 66' ) Wolves 0

HT 2-0


Jamie Vardy was sent off after James Maddison scored on his home debut as Leicester held on with 10 men to beat Wolves at the King Power Stadium.  Vardy, who started the game after scoring as a substitute in the Foxes' Premier League opener against Manchester United, was dismissed on 66 minutes for a reckless challenge on Matt Doherty. Leicester already led by two goals at that point - Doherty inadvertently setting them on their way with an own goal he knew little about as he headed home a Marc Albrighton cross which took a flick off Conor Coady. Maddison, a £20m signing from Norwich, scored the second on the stroke of half-time with a well-placed finish from the edge of the area after referee Mike Dean allowed play to continue following a foul on Ricardo Pereira. Wolves had started the game strongly but failed to make the most of their opportunities, Joao Moutinho striking the crossbar with Kasper  Schmeichel beaten and Raul Jimenez hitting the post following a sharp turn. And Nuno Espirito Santo's side, for whom club record signing Adama Traore came on at half-time, could not capitalise on their extra man after Vardy's dismissal as their wait for a first Premier League victory since February 2012 goes  on. Victory should relieve some pressure on Leicester manager Claude Puel, who according to reports had been given two games to save his job.

Plenty of positives for Puel

Leicester began the season with an opening-day defeat at Old Trafford which, taken in isolation, should not have prompted too many questions about Puel's position.  However, the Frenchman was indeed quizzed about his future this week, saying "speculation from outside the club is not my concern". And with his side having won just one of their previous eight matches in the Premier League - losing six - this victory is an important one.  Puel made four changes to his side, giving Jonny Evans his debut following a £3.5m move from West Brom. A clean sheet - despite Wolves starting both halves brightly - suggests there is plenty of potential in the 30-year-old's central-defensive partnership with Harry Maguire.  Maddison, another summer arrival, again impressed with an authoritative performance, rounded off neatly with his first goal for the club. The 21-year-old grew in confidence with each minute that passed, and his composed finish from the edge of the area showed a maturity evident throughout much of his game.  But the loss of England international Vardy may hurt Leicester - though they closed this game out in a professional manner, it remains to be seen how they will cope in his absence through suspension.

Impressive Traore not enough for Wolves

Nuno's side began the season with plenty of optimism after a number of notable signings, including the £18m signing of Traore from Middlesbrough.  The Spaniard, who began his career at Barcelona, started on the bench but was introduced at half-time as Nuno sought a way back into the match.  The 22-year-old, who completed 132 more dribbles than any other player in the Championship last season, showed glimpses of his ability with signature surging runs that are sure to trouble top-flight defenders. Prior to his introduction, Wolves had made a lively start, matching the tempo of their entertaining draw with Everton in their first Premier League match since 2012. Schmeichel's goal frame was battered by Moutinho and Jimenez, and Leicester's defence was stretched, but the visitors could not find the net.  This was a lesson in taking your chances - and while they fought back twice against 10-man Everton last weekend, they could not take full advantage of a similar situation here.  But Wolves looked a threat throughout and will certainly offer plenty of entertainment in the Premier League this season.


Leicester

1Schmeichel 14Ricardo Pereira 6EvansBooked at 78' 15MaguireBooked at 90' 3Chilwell 24Mendy 25Ndidi 11Albrighton sub for Amarteyat 60' 10Maddison sub for Iheanachoat 82' 7Gray sub for Adrien Silvaat 82' 9VardyBooked at 66' Subs 5Morgan 8Iheanacho 12Ward 18Amartey 23Adrien Silva 28Fuchs 31Ghezzal

Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5Bennett 16Coady 15Boly 2Doherty sub for Gibbs-Whiteat 69'Booked  at 74' 28João Moutinho 8Neves 19Castro Otto 10Hélder Costa sub for Traoréat  5' 18Jota sub for Bonatiniat 45' 9Jiménez Subs 17Gibbs-White 21Ruddy 27Saïss 29Vinagre 30Hause 33Bonatini 37Traoré

Referee: Mike Dean Attendance: 32,043 3,200 WW


                 Leicester Wolves

Possession 43%    57%

Shots              6        11

Shots on Target 2   3

Corners         1          9

Fouls            10         8


Match ends, (LC) 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time 90'+7' Second Half ends, (LC) 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90'+6' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+6' Foul by Wilfred Ndidi , (LC). Booking 90'+6' Harry Maguire , (LC) is shown the yellow card. 90'+5'  Foul by Jonny (WW). 90'+5' Adrien Silva , (LC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+4' Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi , (LC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Chilwell. 90'+4' Attempt saved. Ben Chilwell , (LC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho. 90' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 90' Kelechi Iheanacho , (LC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 90' Nampalys Mendy , (LC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 87' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Wilfred Ndidi. 86' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 86' Foul by Ricardo Pereira , (LC). 85' Attempt saved. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. 83' Raúl Jiménez (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 83' Foul by Wilfred Ndidi , (LC).  82' Sub, (LC). Kelechi Iheanacho replaces James Maddison.  82' Sub, (LC). Adrien Silva replaces Demarai Gray.  80' Jonny (WW) hits the left post with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. Booking 78' Jonny Evans , (LC) is shown the yellow card. 78' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 78' James Maddison , (LC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 77' Attempt missed. Léo Bonatini (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross. Booking 74' Morgan Gibbs-White (WW) is shown the yellow car sub for  a bad foul. 74' Foul by Morgan Gibbs-White (WW). 74'

James Maddison , (LC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Attempt missed. Léo Bonatini (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross. 70' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Chilwell. 69' Delay over. They are ready to continue.   69' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Matt Doherty because of an injury. 66' Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury.

Dismissal 66' Jamie Vardy , (LC) is shown the red card. 66' Foul by Jamie Vardy , (LC). 66' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside.  60' Sub, (LC). Daniel Amartey replaces Marc Albrighton. 58' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel. 58' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Moutinho with a through ball. 57' Foul by Nampalys Mendy , (LC). 57' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 54' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Chilwell. 52'  Attempt missed. Demarai Gray , (LC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi.  51' James Maddison , (LC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 51' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 48' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by João Moutinho. 48' Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 46' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Chilwell.

Second Half  begins Leicester City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

 45' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Léo Bonatini replaces Diogo Jota.  45' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adama Traoré replaces Hélder Costa.

Half Time

          Leicester   Wolves

Possession  52% 48%

Shots                3        4

Shots on Target 1    1

Corners             1       4

Fouls                   5       2

45'+4' First Half ends, (LC) 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+3' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Diogo Jota. Goal! 45' Goal! Leicester City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. James Maddison , (LC) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira. 38' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 38' Foul by Nampalys Mendy , (LC). 38' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 35' Delay in match Rúben Neves (WW) because of an injury. 35' Rúben Neves (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35' Foul by James Maddison , (LC). 31' Ryan Bennett (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31' Foul by Demarai Gray , (LC). Goal! 29' Own Goal by Matt Doherty, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leicester City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 29' Attempt blocked. Wilfred Ndidi , (LC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29' Attempt blocked. Marc Albrighton , (LC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.  28' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 28' James Maddison , (LC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 25' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 25' Wilfred Ndidi , (LC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 21' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonny Evans. 21' Raúl Jiménez (WW) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jonny.  18' Foul by Ricardo Pereira , (LC). 18' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Marc Albrighton. 9' Corner, (LC). Conceded by Ryan Bennett. 6' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Harry Maguire. 5' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Demarai Gray. 4' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.  

3' João Moutinho (WW) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jonny. 2' Foul by Demarai Gray , (LC). 2' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  

Kick Off First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

TEAM NEWS

Leicester will again be without Japanese forward Shinji Okazaki, who only recently resumed training after a post-World Cup break. Midfielder Matty James is out with a Achilles injury, while new signing Caglar Soyuncu is not match fit.

Wolves could hand a debut to club-record signing Adama Traore, but Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker will not be included.  Winger Ivan Cavaleiro remains sidelined by a troublesome back issue.

How did the Premier League debutants look on the opening weekend?

MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

@Guymowbray: With Jamie Vardy having signed a new contract, Harry Maguire about to, and a fresh new feel to the squad, all should be well in Leicester's world - shouldn't it?   Even in defeat at Manchester United last week there were signs that they're set for a decent season, with or without Claude Puel. Another loss in this one would only increase the chatter about his future, whether that's equitable or not.  I think the Foxes will secure another top-half finish, and that Wolves won't be far behind.  They've already served up one entertaining game on their Premier League return, and I can foresee something similar here.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Leicester City manager Claude Puel on his future: "I will be happy for my successor, he will have a good squad. My job is to build something with Leicester to continue to develop this club. Our work since the beginning of pre-season is interesting for the future."

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "Honestly, we believe there is no big change [going from the Championship to Premier League]. But we have to think about ourselves and prove to ourselves that we deserve to be here.  Our routines are the same. But we have to be better than we were last season."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

Leicester lost to Manchester United in their opening game but they put in a decent performance. Wolves came from behind twice to draw with Everton last week and this is another big test for them. I'm expecting the Foxes to make a lot of chances.

Prediction: 2-1


Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has scored seven league goals from outside the penalty box since the start of last season

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head: This is only the third Premier League meeting between Leicester and Wolves and the first since a 0-0 draw in February 2004 at the King Power Stadium.  Leicester haven't beaten Wolves in the top flight since a 5-1 win at Filbert Street in December 1983 - Gary Lineker was among the scorers for the Foxes.  Wolves' last top-flight win at Leicester was a 2-1 victory in December 1971. The Foxes have only won three of the last 14 league and cup meetings between the clubs (D7, L4). The last meeting between the sides, in January 2013, ended in a 2-1 victory for Leicester.

Leicester City  

Leicester's first home game last season was also against a newly-promoted side - they beat Brighton 2-0. The Foxes have only recorded one victory in their last eight Premier League games (D1, L6).  They've also won just one of their last seven top-flight home games (D4, L2). That was May's 3-1 victory over Arsenal.  Leicester could lose their opening two Premier League games for just the third time, after 1994-95 and 2001-02. They were relegated in both of those seasons.

Jamie Vardy's next home goal with be his 50th at the King Power Stadium.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Their only victory in the last 25 Premier League games was a 2-1 away win at QPR in February 2012 (D9, L15). Wolves could equal a club record of 16 top-flight games without a win, set in 1970.

Wolves' record league win came against Leicester, in a 10-1 victory in Division One in April 1938.

Last weekend Ruben Neves became the first player to score and assist on his Premier League debut since Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, 12 months earlier.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo was in charge of Porto when they faced Leicester in the Champions League group stage in 2016. His side lost 1-0 at the King Power Stadium but won 5-0 at home.

 

01 H Sat 11 Aug 17:30  D 2-2 Everton  Live on BT

Wolves 2 Neves (44'), Jiménez (80') Everton 2 Richarlison (17', 67'), Jagielka (Dismissed at  40') HT 1-1

 

Everton manager Marco Silva said he "doesn't have doubts" about Richarlison after the £50m summer signing scored twice on his debut in an entertaining draw at Premier League newcomers Wolves. The Toffees - reduced to 10 men at the end of the first half when Phil Jagielka was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Diogo Jota - were left frustrated as Wolves twice fought back to claim a point. The signing of Brazilian winger Richarlison raised eyebrows in the summer, particularly since he endured a run of 28 games without a goal in 2017-18, last finding the net in November. But he repaid his manager's faith when he stabbed home his first from close range, before stroking in a delightful second to restore the lead.  Ruben Neves' free kick - from the tackle which saw Jagielka sent off - had brought Wolves level, and they eventually rescued a point when on-loan Benfica forward Raul Jimenez buried a header from Neves' cross with 10 minutes remaining.  

New Everton boss Marco Silva told BBC Sport: "I don't have doubts. Even when Richarlison doesn't score he works really hard to help his team. I'm sure the fans will be proud of him.  He did very well. He worked hard, which is what I expect from him." Richarlison said he would remember the day for "the rest of my life" Silva was sacked by Watford in January with the Hornets blaming Everton's interest for a downturn in form. The Toffees finally got their man this summer after dismissing Allardyce. The Portuguese's first signing was Richarlison from his former club and much was made about the fee. But it looks to be a shrewd move by Silva to link up again with the 21-year-old, who displayed his qualities inside and outside the box. Playing from the left, he posed a dangerous threat to Wolves wing-back Matt Doherty and his 13 sprints during his 86 minutes on the pitch was bettered only by team-mate Seamus Coleman (15

). Richarlison opened the scoring with an opportunistic strike as Wolves failed to clear a Leighton Baines free-kick into the box, while his second was a measured finish into the far corner. He also came close to making a goal when his knockdown fell nicely in the box for Theo Walcott, but the  former Arsenal man's scuffed shot failed to threaten Rui Patricio. Richarlison added: "I have to thank my colleagues because we had to run double with one player less, so it is a special day for me."  Everton would have been in a better position to claim all three points had Jagielka not been dismissed after losing control of the ball deep in his own half and catching Jota on the shin in trying recover possession. "Phil Jagielka's red card was a harsh decision," said Silva. "Not only the red card but they scored from the free-kick."

Wolves won the Championship with ease last season, claiming 99 points as they returned to the top flight for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign, when they finished bottom. They spent big money in the summer on eight recruits, helped by agent Jorge Mendes' contacts, including the signings of former Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Patricio and international team-mate Joao Moutinho from Monaco. In all, manager Nuno Espirito Santo fielded five of his Portuguese compatriots - a Premier League record - and he will be pleased by the fighting spirit shown by his team. Although they struggled to impose themselves on the game early on, Wolves battled back to earn a point on a day when fellow promoted sides Fulham and Cardiff went down to 2-0 defeats. Nuno said: "We have character because we came back from a goal down twice, which is not easy. Today taught me that we can react to goals but we have a lot to improve. We have always known we have quality but we are in a growing process. It was the first time for a lot of us in the Premier League but we will get better and better." Ex-Porto captain Neves was one of the best players in the Championship last season and he impressed on his step up by scoring one goal and making the other. He looked comfortable in possession too - his 111 touches on the ball and 93 passes were more than any other player on the pitch - and he contributed defensively by winning the ball back six times. Neves said: "I am very happy to help the team achieve a point but we want to win games, mainly at home." Wolves have been tipped by many pundits to claim a top-half finish this season and they could well achieve that target after making a promising start to the new campaign.  

Jagielka challenge 'endangered' Jota BBC Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer I thought it [Phil Jagielka's red card] was the correct decision. It's a poor touch he knows he's in trouble. It's endangered Diogo Jota and there's not too much argument. He uses excessive force and he's out of control. It's a straight leg and a red card. Whether you agree with the laws or not, that's the law.

Man of the match - Ruben Neves (Wolves).  Could Neves do it in the Premier League? He sure can. A brilliant all-round performance, which included a stunning free-kick

Wolves player's long wait - the stats Wolves are now seven league matches without a victory against Everton (D5 L2) since a 2-1 win in May 2004. Everton have drawn their past three opening day Premier League matches against newly promoted sides, also doing so in 2014-15 against Leicester City and 2015-16 against Watford - all finished 2-2. Richarlison found the net with his first two shots in the Premier League for Everton, having failed to score with any of his last 53 shots as a Watford player. Since the start of last season, Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has scored more goals from outside the box than any other player in the top four tiers of English league football (seven). Everton's red card was their 90th in the Premier League - more than any other side. Wolves defender Matt Doherty made his second Premier League appearance - 2,513 days after his first in September 2011; only two outfield players have had a longer wait for their second appearances - Erik Nevland (3,667) and Darren Pratley (2,835).

Wolves

11Rui Patrício 5Bennett 16Coady 15Boly 2Doherty 28João Moutinho sub for Gibbs-Whiteat 85' 8Neves 19Castro Otto sub for Vinagreat 76' 10Hélder Costa sub for Bonatiniat 71' 9Jiménez 18Jota Substitutes 14Enobakhare 17Gibbs-White 21Ruddy 27Saïss 29Vinagre 30Hause 33Bonatini

Everton

1Pickford 23Coleman 6JagielkaBooked at 40' 4Keane 3Baines 18Schneiderlin 17Gueye 11Walcott 10G Sigurdsson sub for Holgateat 43' 30RicharlisonBooked at 14mins sub for Digneat 86' 14Tosun sub for Niasseat 81' Substitutes 2Holgate 9Ramírez 12Digne 19Niasse 22Stekelenburg 26Davies 29Calvert-Lewin

Referee: Craig Pawson Attendance: 31,231

                   Wolves  Everton

Possession 57% 43%

Shots            11       6

Shots on Target 4 5

Corners        3         6

Fouls             8         7

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Everton 2.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Everton 2.

90'+5' Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Bennett. 90'+3' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 90'+3' Morgan Schneiderlin (E) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Rúben Neves (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Foul by Lucas Digne (E). 87' Offside, (WW) Morgan Gibbs-White tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. 86' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 86' Sub, Everton. Lucas Digne replaces Richarlison because of an injury. 85' Delay in match Richarlison (E) because of an injury. 85' Sub, (WW) Morgan Gibbs-White  replaces João Moutinho. 81' Sub, Everton. Oumar Niasse replaces Cenk Tosun. Goal!

80' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Everton 2. Raúl Jiménez (WW) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rúben Neves with a cross.

77' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Michael Keane. 77' Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross. 77' Rúben Neves (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 77' Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (E). 76' Sub, (WW) Rúben Vinagre replaces Jonny. 75' Attempt missed. Jonny (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 74' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW). 74' Cenk Tosun (E) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Mason Holgate. 71' Sub, (WW) Léo Bonatini replaces Hélder Costa. 71' Raúl Jiménez (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (E). Goal! 67' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Everton 2. Richarlison (E) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cenk Tosun. 66' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 63' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 63' Mason Holgate (E) wins a free kick on the right wing. 60' Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Bennett. 59' Attempt missed. Michael Keane (E) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross following a corner. 58' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Rui Patrício. 58' Attempt saved. Cenk Tosun (E) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 58' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 52' Foul by Diogo Jota (WW). 52' Seamus Coleman (E) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Offside, Everton. Seamus Coleman tries a through ball, but Theo Walcott is caught offside. 49' Corner, Everton conceded by Matt Doherty.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Everton 1.

Half Time 45'+4' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Everton 1. 45'+4' Attempt saved. Michael Keane (E) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross. 45'+4' Corner, Everton. Conceded by João Moutinho. 45'+3' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Jonny. Goal!

44' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Everton 1. Rúben Neves (WW) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

44' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 43' Sub, Everton. Mason Holgate replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson. 41' Delay in match Diogo Jota (WW) because of an injury. Dismissal 40' Phil Jagielka (E) is shown the red card. 40' Diogo Jota (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 40' Foul by Phil Jagielka (E).

40' Offside, Everton. Cenk Tosun tries a through ball, but Gylfi Sigurdsson is caught offside. 39' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez with a headed pass. 37' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 35' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35' Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (E). 34' Foul by Rúben Neves (WW). 34' Richarlison (E) wins a free kick on the left wing. 33' Foul by Jonny (WW). 33' Seamus Coleman (E) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22' Attempt missed. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Goal!  17' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Everton 1. Richarlison (E) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Keane following a set piece situation. 16' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 16' Richarlison (E) wins a free kick on the left wing. Booking 14' Richarlison (E) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 14' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 14' Foul by Richarlison (E). 11' Attempt saved. Seamus Coleman (E) left footed shot from the right side of the box  is saved in the centre of the goal. 10' Offside, Everton. Gylfi Sigurdsson tries a through ball, but Leighton Baines is caught offside.  8' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Ryan Bennett. 5' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Theo Walcott. 4' Jonny (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4' Foul by Theo Walcott (E). 2' Offside, (WW) Rúben Neves tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. 1' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Ryan Bennett. 1' Richarlison (E) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 1' Foul by Ryan Bennett (WW).

Kick Off First Half begins.

 Grahram Hughes stand is reopened.

  





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1

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3

5

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5

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15:00

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3

8

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6

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9

10

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25 September

19:45


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7

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29 September

15:00


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2

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3

12

8

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6 October

15:00


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Wolves

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15

7

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20 October

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15

9

1

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10

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27 October

15:00


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15

9

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11

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3

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15

11

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12

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16:30


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1

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16

11

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25 November

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