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 Wolverhampton ended the awakening of its guest Arsenal and took advantage of the lack of its ranks, defeating them 2-1 Tuesday evening, opening the twenty-second round of the English Premier League.

Wolverhampton goals scored by Robin Neves (45 + 5 from a penalty kick) and Joao Moutinho (49), while Nicholas Pepe scored the only Arsenal goal (32).




 

Wolverhampton raised his score to 26 points in thirteenth place, while Arsenal's balance stuck at 31 points in tenth place.

 

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta adopted the usual 4-2-3-1 style of play, with David Luiz standing next to Rob Houlding deep in the backline, with the help of full-backs Hector Bellerin and Cedric Soares, Granit Chaka and Thomas Barty were placed in the middle of the field, and the trio moved Bocayo Saca, Emile Smith Rowe, and Nicholas Pepe, behind outspoken striker Alexandre Lacazette.



On the other hand, Wolverhampton resorted to the same method of play 4-2-3-1, as captain Connor Cody formed a partnership in the depth of defense with Willie Polly, with the support of backs Nelson Simedo and Max Kilman, and the presence of the duo Robin Nevis and Joao Moutinho in the midfield, while The trio moved Adama Traore, Daniel Bodensee and Pedro Neto, behind outspoken striker Willian Jose.

 

  • The start of the match was tumultuous. In the first minute, Saka caught up with Barty’s pass and eliminated Kellman, before he fired into the far post for goalkeeper Roy Patricio.



Suárez advanced towards the penalty area of ​​Wolverhampton from the left, before passing to Saca, who

hit a creeping ball, Patricio was brilliant in keeping it away in the fourth minute. 😝

 

The referee canceled a goal for Arsenal in the ninth minute, scored by Saca, under the pretext that his teammate Lacazette was in an offside position when the goal was made, and the homeowners responded one minute later when Moutinho executed a corner that Kellman met with his head above the goal.



Wolverhampton's performance improved with the passage of time, so Semedo started from the right before sending a ball in front of the goal, which was removed by goalkeeper Bern Leno before Netto arrived in the 23rd minute.

 

Arsenal nearly opened the scoring in the 25th minute, when Smith Rowe exchanged the ball with a teammate, before passing it to Pepe, who hit the crossbar from a short distance.



Arsenal was finally able to open the scoring in the 32nd minute, when Pepe caught the ball between two defenders inside the penalty area, following a pass from Lacazette, before he fired a ball with his right towards the far post of the goal.

 

Lino easily blocked a long-range shot from Nevis in the 40th minute, and Wolverhampton got a penalty in stoppage time after Willian was blocked inside the area by Louise, who received a red card, and Nevis successfully executed the kick, announcing the end of the first half with the two teams tied 1-1.


Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhayes, instead of Lacazette, participated in the Arsenal squad between the two halves, but Wolverhampton managed to score the lead in the 49th minute, through veteran Moutinho, who fired a powerful shot that settled to the right of the goalkeeper.

 

The referee refused to award a penalty kick in favor of Wolverhampton in the 55th minute after Neto fell into the area, and then Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, instead of Pepe, participated in the guest squad.



In the 72nd minute, Arsenal goalkeeper Leno got the red card after he deliberately touched the ball outside the penalty area, so substitute goalkeeper Ronald Alex Ronnarsson entered instead of Barty.


Despite the lack of his opponent's ranks, Wolverhampton did not seem interested in adventure, so Arsenal was allowed to have a ball, but the London team was unable to form any danger to the opponent's goal in the last ten minutes.


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