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Premier League Season 2021-22  January - May 2022 August-December 2021 here

38 Sunday May 22  Liverpool v WW 4pm ko

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37 Saturday May 15 WW v Norwich City

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36 Saturday May 7 Chelski v WW

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35 Saturday April 30 WW v Brighton & Hove Albion 

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34 Saturday April 23  Burnley v WW

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33 Saturday April 16 WW v Manchester City

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32 Saturday April 9  Newcastle United v WW

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31 Saturday April 2  WW v  Aston Villa

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International break 21st - 30th March

30 Saturday March 19 WW v Leeds United  

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29 Saturday March 12  Everton  v WW

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28 Saturday March 5 WW v Crystal Palace 

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27 Saturday February 26 West Ham United  v WW

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26 Sunday February 20 WW v Leicester City   Sky 4:30pm

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25 Sunday February 13 Tottenham Hotspur v WW  2pm

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24 Thursday February 10  WW v Arsenal BT 7:45ko

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FAC4 Saturday February 5  WW v Norwich

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Highlights    International break 24th January - 2nd February


23 Saturday January 22 Brentford v WW2

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22 Saturday January 15 WW 3 Saints 1

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 Jiménez (37' pen), Coady (59'), Traoré (90'+1minutes) Southampton 1 Ward-Prowse (84')

Assists Aït-Nouri (90'+1minutes)

HT 1-0Conor Coady goal celebration by Wayne Devaney Berlin Wolves

Pic: Wayne Devaney - Conor’s goal celebration

Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59918929 Full article by Mantej Mann BBC Sport

Interview: Bruno https://tv.wolves.co.uk/player?feedId=81e4f698-9dbf-4e6f-b6a1-18963bf6539b&sectionId=c75e43be-715a-427d-9691-e291e47ba02f&entryId=0_hs45rhyc

Toti Gomes on debut https://tv.wolves.co.uk/player?feedId=81e4f698-9dbf-4e6f-b6a1-18963bf6539b&sectionId=c75e43be-715a-427d-9691-e291e47ba02f&entryId=0_ou5hx30q

Conor's first Molineux goal https://tv.wolves.co.uk/player?feedId=81e4f698-9dbf-4e6f-b6a1-18963bf6539b&sectionId=c75e43be-715a-427d-9691-e291e47ba02f&entryId=0_smsuaocj

Highlights: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/12516923/wolves-3-1-southampton-premier-league-highlights


Adama Traore sealed victory with his first goal in 22 appearances for Wolves this season. Wolves captain Conor Coady has said Adama Traore is a unique player in world football after the Spaniard scored his first goal of the season to earn Wolves' third win in four Premier League games. James Ward-Prowse's stunning free-kick had set up a late Southampton challenge at Molineux, before Traore ended his 22-game drought to make sure of the points with a calm finish in added time.  "I'm over the moon for him," Coady, who scored his side's second goal, told BBC Radio 5 Live. "I was more happy for him than I was for me. He is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. He worked so hard for it and I hope he can build on it. He plays like he does every single week, I don't think there is any footballer like him in the world.  His power, aggression, the way he runs, and how quick he is, it is a pleasure to have him here. We hope he stays with us as long as possible because when he is like today he is unplayable."

The home side took the lead when Raul Jimenez scored his first goal since November from Wolves' first penalty of the season, after Rayan Ait-Nouri was brought down by Jan Bednarek.  Coady headed in from close range for his second goal of the season after Fraser Forster's positional error.  Victory for Wolves has moved them back into eighth in the table, while Saints are seven points behind in 12th place.              

 

FAC3 Sunday January 9 2pm ko Wolves 3 Sheffield Utd 0

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FAC3 (January 2022 Wolves 3 Podence (14', 80'), Nélson Semedo (72' Blades 0

Assists Fábio Silva (14'), Aït-Nouri (72'), Jiménez (80')

HT 1-0

Beeb report  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59911632

WW report: https://www.wolves.co.uk/news/first-team/20220109-report-wolves-3-0-sheff-united/

Interview: https://www.wolves.co.uk/news/first-team/20220109-lage-on-respecting-the-fa-cup-blunting-the-blades-and-silvas-display/

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FA Cup: Daniel Podence double helps Wolves see off in-form Sheffield United  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59911632

Wolverhampton Wanderers booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round with an emphatic win against Championship side Sheffield United at Molineux. Daniel Podence's first-half strike put Wolves in control of the tie. Nelson Semedo added a second with 18 minutes remaining, rounding off an impressive team move by the hosts.  Podence added a third late on, firing into an empty net after substitute Raul Jimenez had robbed Blades goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

Wolves took the lead after 14 minutes when Fabio Silva robbed Jack Robinson and fed Podence, who kept his head and found the bottom corner.   Billy Sharp thought he had equalised five minutes before half time, but his goal was ruled out for a high boot.  Semedo made it 2-0 on 72 minutes, completing a swift counter attack by meeting Rayan Ait-Nouri's cross after he was played in down the left by Podence. The Portuguese winger then had the last word when substitute Jimenez pounced on a Foderingham error, leaving him to fire into an empty net.            


21  Monday January 3  Manchester United 0 Wolves 1 5:30pm

21 Manchester United 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 João Moutinho (82') Assist Traore or Phil Jones

HT 0-0

 

Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59798468

Interview: Bruno - https://tv.wolves.co.uk/player?feedId=81e4f698-9dbf-4e6f-b6a1-18963bf6539b&sectionId=c75e43be-715a-427d-9691-e291e47ba02f&entryId=0_870qs9cs

Moutinho: https://tv.wolves.co.uk/player?feedId=81e4f698-9dbf-4e6f-b6a1-18963bf6539b&sectionId=c75e43be-715a-427d-9691-e291e47ba02f&entryId=0_gorgj273

Highlights: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12508531/moutinhos-late-winner-for-wolves-stuns-man-utd


Joao Moutinho struck the only goal eight minutes from time to give Wolves a deserved victory at Old Trafford and end Ralf Rangnick's unbeaten start as interim Manchester United manager.  It also needed a Jose Sa save in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn Wolves their first Old Trafford win since 1980.  Sa turned away a curling free-kick from substitute Bruno Fernandes, who had earlier fired against the bar when he should have done better.

The visitors controlled the opening half hour and were back on top by the time Moutinho struck, although the goal was unfortunate for central defender Phil Jones, who was one of United's better performers on his senior return after a near two-year absence because of injuries. His clearing header fell to the 35-year-old midfielder on the edge of the area and although Moutinho had not scored since February 2021, he kept his nerve to drive a shot through a packed penalty area and into the bottom corner. The Wolves fans celebrated noisily at the final whistle but it was a crushing blow for Rangnick, with his side remaining seventh in the Premier League, a staggering 22 points behind leaders Manchester City - although they have played two games fewer. Wolves, meanwhile, are now three points and one place behind Manchester United in eighth.


Wonderful WolvesSaiss hits the barIt had been more than two weeks since Wolves last played, the home draw with Chelsea on 19 December, and it was 6 November since they had last been involved in a game that contained more than one goal.  As the opening period inched towards its conclusion, and Jones stretched to intercept a Nelson Semedo pass intended for Ruben Neves, who was in a shooting position, Wolves boss Bruno Lage offered an animated shrug of the shoulders.  Evidently, Lage believed his team should have had something tangible to show for an opening period in which they had an incredible 15 shots, the most by a visiting team at Old Trafford in the opening 45 minutes of a Premier League game since records started being kept in the 2004-05 season.  David de Gea was forced into a string of saves, denying Semedo and Daniel Podence twice. Arguably the pick was a fingertip effort to touch over a volley from Neves, who had controlled a headed Jones clearance on the edge of the penalty area.  Wolves were forced onto the defensive more often after half-time but even though they weathered the storm, it seemed they would have to settle for a point when Romain Saiss clipped the bar with a free-kick in his final game before heading off on Africa Cup of Nations duty with Morocco.  Moutinho had other ideas. And while Wolves' run of games involving no more than a single goal now extends to eight, few in the visitors' camp were worried about that.Jose Sa saves 2 points in 96th minuteUnderwhelming United

The return of Phil Jones, who last played for Manchester United in a 6-0 defeat of Tranmere in the FA Cup on 26 January, 2020, was one of the few positives for the hosts  It is becoming evident the issues that arose during the final weeks of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign will not disappear through a change of manager.  Ronaldo was a muted force and the United fans did not think Mason Greenwood deserved to be  sub  Fernandes given the boos that accompanied his exit.  United were overrun in midfield during those opening stages and, as so often under Solskjaer, were left hoping for a moment of inspiration that did not come.  As it turned out, any fears about Jones playing instead of the injured Harry Maguire had long since been dispelled by the time Wolves scored. If anything, the defender was a galvanising presence.  It was a first United defeat since Solskjaer's final game in charge, at Watford, on 20 November. For Rangnick, there is no quick fix to the mess United find themselves in.


Jose Sa saved a 96th minute free kick from Fernandes with Mike Dean blowing for full time immediately it was cleared

Player of the match = Rúben Neves with an average of 8.70


Man Utd

Formation 4-2-2-2

1 de Gea 29 Wan-Bissaka sub Elanga at 84' 4 Jones 19 Varane 23 Shaw booked 57' 39 McTominay booked 49' 31 Matic booked 74' 11 Greenwood sub Bruno Fernandes at 60' 25  Sancho sub Rashford at 76' 21 Cavani 7 Cristiano Ronaldo Substitutes 10 Rashford 14 Lingard 17 Fred 18 Bruno Fernandes 20 Dalot 26 Henderson 27 Telles 34 van de Beek 36 Elanga

Wolves

Formation 3-4-3

1 Malheiro de Sá booked 90'  23 Kilman 16 Coady 27 Saïss 22 Nélson Semedo 8 Neves  28 João Moutinho  5 Marçal 11 Machado Trincão sub Traoréat 66' 9 Jiménez sub Fábio Silvaat 81' 10  Podence sub Dendonckerat 88'  Substitutes 2 Hoever 3 Aït-Nouri 6 Cavaco Jordão 17 Fábio Silva 21 Ruddy 32 Dendoncker 37 Traoré 39 Cundle 64 Bueno

Referee:Mike Dean Attendance:73,045


              Man Utd Wolves

Possession 51%   49%

Shots            9      19

Shots onTgt  2       6

Corners        3       8

Fouls            9       8

Bookings      3       1

Saves           5       2


Match ends, Manchester United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90'+7' Full Time Second Half ends, Manchester United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90'+6' Attempt saved. Bruno Fernandes (MU) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. 90'+5' Phil Jones (MU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+5' Foul by Fábio Silva (WW). 90'+5' Corner, (MU) Conceded by Romain Saïss. 90'+4' Booking José Sá (WW) is shown the yellow card. 90'+3' Foul by Edinson Cavani (MU). 90'+3' José Sá (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+3' Corner, (MU) Conceded by Marçal. 89' Foul by Raphaël Varane (MU). 89'

Fábio Silva (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 88' Sub, (WW) Leander Dendoncker replaces Daniel Podence. 87' Foul by Luke Shaw (MU). 87' Fábio Silva (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 85' Bruno Fernandes (MU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 85' Foul by Romain Saïss (WW). 84' Sub, (MU) Anthony Elanga replaces Aaron Wan-Bissaka. 82' Goal!

Goal! Manchester United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

81' Sub, (WW) Fábio Silva replaces Raúl Jiménez. 80' Raphaël Varane (MU) wins a free kick in the defensive half.   80' Foul by Raúl Jiménez (WW). 76' Sub, (MU) Marcus Rashford replaces Jadon Sancho. 75' Romain Saïss (WW) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick. 74' Booking Nemanja Matic (MU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 74' Foul by Nemanja Matic (MU). 74' Adama Traoré (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 70' Corner, (MU) Conceded by Maximilian Kilman. 70' Attempt blocked. Scott McTominay (MU) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo. 69'  Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (MU) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes following a fast break. 68' Offside, (MU) Bruno Fernandes tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside. Ronaldo offside67' Phil Jones (MU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 67' Foul by João Moutinho (WW). 67'  Bruno Fernandes (MU) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Nemanja Matic with a cross. 67' Foul by Romain Saïss (WW). 67' Bruno Fernandes (MU) wins a free kick in the  attacking half. 66' Sub, (WW) Adama Traoré replaces Trincão. 65' Attempt missed. Romain Saïss (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Podence with a cross following a corner. 64' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Luke Shaw. 61' Offside, (WW) Romain Saïss tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. 60' Sub, (MU) Bruno Fernandes replaces Mason Greenwood. 59' Attempt saved. Daniel Podence (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Trincão with a cross. 58' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Luke Shaw. 58' Attempt blocked. Nélson Semedo (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Podence. 57' Booking Luke Shaw (MU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 56'  Foul by Luke Shaw (MU). 56'  Trincão (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 52' Edinson Cavani (MU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52' Foul by Trincão (WW). 51' Attempt missed. Mason Greenwood (MU) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. 49' Booking Scott McTominay (MU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 48' Daniel Podence (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 48' Foul by Scott McTominay (MU).

Second Half

Second Half begins Manchester United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+2' Half Time

              Man Utd Wolves

Possession 47%   53%

Shots            4      15

Shots onTgt  1       4

Corners        0       6

Fouls            9       8

Saves           4       1

First Half ends, Manchester United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+2' Offside, (WW) João Moutinho tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho. 45'+1' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Edinson Cavani. 45'+1' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross. 45' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Phil Jones. 42' Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (MU) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Shaw. 41' Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (WW) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Podence. 39' Attempt missed. Romain Saïss (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Trincão with a cross following a set piece situation. 38' Marçal (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 38' Foul by Aaron Wan-Bissaka (MU). 35' Offside, (WW) Marçal tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside. 35' Attempt blocked. Daniel Podence (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Trincão. 33' Foul by Scott McTominay (MU). 33' Trincão (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27' Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nélson Semedo. 26' Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (MU) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott McTominay. 26' Foul by Marçal (WW). 26' Mason Greenwood (MU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 25' Attempt saved. Daniel Podence (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in  the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez. 20' Attempt blocked. Jadon Sancho (MU) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Wan-Bissaka with a cross. 18' Attempt saved. Nélson Semedo (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Podence. 17' Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nélson Semedo. 15' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Aaron Wan-Bissaka. 14' Offside, (MU) Mason Greenwood tries a through ball, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka is caught offside. 13' Attempt missed. Marçal (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a  corner. 12' Corner, (WW) Conceded by David de Gea. 12' Attempt saved. Rúben Neves (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. 12' Corner, (WW) Conceded by David de Gea. 12' Attempt saved. Daniel Podence (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.  11'  Foul by Nélson Semedo (WW).  11' Jadon Sancho (MU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 8' Attempt missed. Marçal (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 8' João Moutinho (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 8' Foul by Mason Greenwood (MU). 7' Attempt blocked. Jadon Sancho (MU) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mason Greenwood. 6' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Raphaël Varane.  2' Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Trincão.

Kick Off First Half begins. Posted at 17:31 3 Jan Lineups are announced and players are warming up.


TEAM NEWS

Manchester United welcome back midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who missed the win against Burnley through suspension. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick is optimistic Victor Lindelof will be available after a Covid absence. Midfielder Paul Pogba remains out with a thigh issue.  

Wolves' game at Arsenal on Tuesday was postponed because of Covid but head coach Bruno Lage said on Friday there had been no further positive tests.  Hwang Hee-chan, Yerson Mosquera, Pedro Neto and Jonny remain long-term absentees.

LAWRO'S PREDICTION


Wolves don't score many so I'm backing Manchester United here, but it is going to be very interesting to see what kind of performance we see from Ralf Rangnick's side.

United were awful against Newcastle and, although they were much better against Burnley, their inconsistency is one of the things Rangnick has to tackle if they are going to make it into the top four.

Prediction: 1-0


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Wolves are winless in 10 league games away to Manchester United since beating them at Old Trafford in February 1980 (D3, L7). They have scored a total of three goals during this run.  United could register a fourth successive top-flight win against Wolves for the first time since a sequence of five victories between 1964 and 1968.  

Manchester United  have won their opening league game in five of the past six calendar years, with the exception a 2-0 loss at Arsenal in 2020. The Reds have won 65.5% of their Premier League matches in January, the best record of any team in the competition's history. They are unbeaten in five league and cup games under Ralf Rangnick, taking 10 points from a possible 12 in the league. United have lost just one of their past 17 league fixtures on a Monday, with that defeat coming against Tottenham in August 2018.

Wolverhampton Wanderers  have not won their first game of the calendar year in any of their seven previous Premier League campaigns (D2, L5). Their most recent such victory as a top-flight side came in 1981 against Middlesbrough.  Their total of 13 top-flight goals is the club's lowest figure at the turn of the year since the 1981-82 season. They have won just four of their 16 Premier League matches played on Mondays (D4, L8) - their lowest win ratio on a day of the week on which they have played more than once. Adama Traore and Trincao have both attempted 21 shots without scoring in the Premier League this season, the joint-highest figure in the division prior to the latest round of matches.            

 

Match

Day

Date

KO

Sky

HOME

Score

Score

AWAY

Pts

Cum

Posn

GD

report

Aug-Dec 2021



Jan-May 2022



21

Mon

3 January 2022

17:30

Sky

Man Utd

0

1

Wolves

3

28

8

0

MU

FAC3

Sun

  9 January

14:00


Wolves

3

0

Sheffield Utd


FAC3

22

Sat

15 January

15:00


Wolves

3

1

Saints

3

31

8

2

Saints

23

Sat

22 January

15:00


Brentford



Wolves





Bees

FAC4

Sat

22  January

15:00


Wolves



Norwich





FAC4



Internationals





24

Thur

10 February

19:45

BT

Wolves



Arsenal





Gooners

25

Sun

14 February

15:00


Spurs



Wolves





Spurs

FAC5

Wed

16 February

19:45








26

Sun

20 February

16:30

Sky

Wolves



Leicester





Foxes

27

Sat

26 February

15:00


West  Ham



Wolves





Hammers

28

Sat

 5 March

15:00


Wolves



Palace





Palace

29

Sat

12 March

15:00


Everton



Wolves





Toffees

30

Sat

19 March

15:00


Wolves



Leeds Utd





Leeds



Internationals












31

Sat

 2 April

15:00


Wolves



Aston Villa





Villa

32

Sat

 9  April

15:00


Newcastle



Wolves





Magpies

33

Sat

16 April

15:00


Wolves



Man City





ManC

34

Sat

23 April

15:00


Burnley



Wolves





Clarets

35

Sat

30 April

15:00


Wolves



Brighton & HA





BHA

36

Sat

07 May

15:00


Chelski



Wolves





Chelski

37

Sat

14 May

15:00


Wolves



Norwich City





NU

38

Sun

22 May 2022

16:00


Liverpool



Wolves





Liverpool

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