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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton Live Commentary, 01/11/2021

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2 - 1
WOL
EVE
M. Kilman (28)
R. Jiménez (32)
A. Iwobi (66)
Molineux Stadium

Commentary

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This defeat for Everton makes it three on the bounce and they drop to 10th in the table. Meanwhile Wolves move up to seventh, just three points off West Ham in the final Champions League place. Everton will face Tottenham next time out, while Wolves travel to Crystal Palace.
Wolves are now unbeaten in their last five Premier League games after clinching a 2-1 victory over Everton, thanks to first-half goals from Kilman and Jimenez. The hosts dominated much of the game and should have scored a few more, with Trincao going close and Jimenez hit the post in the second period. Everton played much better after the break following the introduction of Delph in midfield and they pulled one back through Iwobi, but they couldn’t complete the comeback and Wolves secured the win.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: WOLVES 2-1 EVERTON
Fábio Silva
Hwang Hee-Chan
Wolverhampton Wanderers
90' + 4' Wolves now make their final change, with Hwang the man heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Silva.
R. Aït Nouri
Yellow Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
90' + 2' Ait Nouri is also booked for his part in the coming together with Coleman.
S. Coleman
Yellow Card
Everton
90' + 2' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Coleman, after he reacts badly to a decision and clashes with Ait Nouri.
90' There will be a minimum of five minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
S. Rondón
D. Gray
Everton
90' Final Everton change, with Gray replaced by Rondon.
L. Dendoncker
R. Jiménez
Wolverhampton Wanderers
90' Wolves make a late change, with Jimenez heading off and he has been replaced by Dendoncker.
88' It's all Everton at the moment as they push forward in search of a late equaliser, with all of the Wolves players back behind the ball, soaking up the pressure.
86' CHANCE! Sa makes a superb save to deny Everton an equaliser! A corner comes into the box from the right and Gordon meets it at the near post, trying to glance his header into the far corner of the net. However, Sa shows great reactions to make a diving save and push it away to safety.
85' Blocked! The ball falls to Coleman out to the right of the penalty area and he drills a powerful effort towards goal, but Coady gets across and makes a good block.
83' Wolves are starting to take their time with any set pieces and throw-ins now, with time starting to run out for the visitors. It also looks like Everton are getting ready to make their final change of the game.
81' We're into the final 10 minutes of the game now, can Everton nick a late equaliser to share the points? Wolves will hope all of their goalscoring chances don't come back to haunt them.
Daniel Podence
Trincão
Wolverhampton Wanderers
79' Wolves now make their first change of the game, with Trincao coming off and he has been replaced by Podence.
A. Gordon
A. Iwobi
Everton
78' The Everton goalscorer heads off the pitch and he has been replaced by Gordon.
76' Everton have conceded nine Premier League goals in the final 30 minutes of games this season, with only Norwich City conceding more in this time (13).
74' ALMOST! Trincao races down the right wing and takes on Holgate, skipping past the centre-back and getting into the box. The Everton defender dives in and makes the challenge right on the edge of the penalty area, bringing the Wolves man down and getting nowhere near the ball. The referee initially awards a penalty, but the linesman and VAR inform him that the challenge was just outside and it's only a free-kick.
72' Stoppage in play here as Neves is down on the edge of his own penalty area, following a collision with Godfrey. However, the midfielder will be fine to continue.
70' Wolves need to be careful at the back now, as Everton look dangerous on the counter-attack and the hosts won't want to concede another late equaliser.
68' CHANCE! Hwang does brilliantly down the left, cuts inside and he should go for goal himself, but instead he lays it off to Trincao, who flicks it past one defender and then tries to find the bottom left corner of the net. However, he somehow pokes his shot wide of the post! It should be 3-1!
M. Keane
Assist
Everton
66' Keane didn't know much about it, but he got in the way of Godfrey's shot and his touch sent it straight into the path of Iwobi, who then did the rest with a fine finish to score for the visitors.
A. Iwobi
Goal
Everton
66' GOAL! EVERTON PULL ONE BACK! The visitors are back in it as Iwobi makes it 2-1! They work it well in the final third and Godfrey fires a low strike at goal from the edge of the box, but this effort is accidentally blocked by Keane. However, the rebound falls straight to Iwobi, who drills it into the bottom right corner of the net.
64' The visiting supporters haven't had much to shout about so far today, as despite an improved second half performance, they have only had one shot on target.
62' The game is quite open at the moment, with both teams struggling to keep hold of the ball in midfield and it's starting to become a little stretched.
60' OFF THE POST! Wolves counter quickly and catch Everton out at the back, with Hwang racing into the box and then finding Semedo at the far post. Semedo then chips it back into the middle for Jimenez, who powers a header towards the bottom right corner of the net. However, it strikes the post and then bounces out of play! So close to a third.
58' Wolves have won just one of their 10 Premier League home games played on Monday (D3 L6), beating Crystal Palace 2-0 in July 2020.
56' Coady seems to have a problem following the Richarlison chance and he is receiving some treatment on the pitch, but it looks like he will be able to run this off and continue.
55' ALMOST! Wolves get away with one there as Everton almost pull one back! Sa tries to play the ball out from the back, but he passes it straight to Richarlison! The striker then seems to have an open goal to aim at, but Coady does brilliantly to get back and make the block, before Sa pounces on it. Close call!
54' There is still plenty of time left on the clock for Everton to get back into this one and they are playing well at the moment, but just can't seem to find a way past the Wolves defence.
52' BLOCKED! Wolves lose the ball deep in midfield and Everton counter quickly, with Townsend racing forward and then laying it out to Gray, who fires a shot towards goal. However, Neves tracks back brilliantly and makes the block. That was a good opportunity.
50' You can see the influence that Delph is having in the Everton midfield already. He is sitting deep and controlling proceedings in the middle of the pitch, adding a calming aspect to the visitors.
48' Everton have started the second half a bit brighter, enjoying a spell of possession in midfield and they look keen to try and score an early goal to put some pressure on the hosts.
46' The second half is under way!
F. Delph
J. Gbamin
Everton
46' Everton have made a change at the break, with Gbamin the man departing and he has been replaced by Delph.
Everton hardly touched the ball in the opening half, sitting deep and soaking up the Wolves pressure for the most part and they'll have to make a few changes after the break if they are to get back into this one.
Wolves look comfortable at the break, as they lead 2-0, thanks to goals from Kilman and Jimenez. However, it could be 3-0, as Hwang had an early goal ruled out for offside by VAR. The hosts took the lead through Kilman, as he powered a header home from a corner before Jimenez made it two just four minutes later after a mistake at the back by Godfrey. Everton have been poor defensively and Wolves have dominated the first half, looking strong in attack and they’ll be confident of wrapping up the victory in the second period.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: WOLVES 2-0 EVERTON
45' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
45' ALMOST! Townsend whips a free-kick into the penalty area from the right wing and Iwobi flicks it on, which sends it to Holgate at the far post. However, it comes to the centre-back by surprise and he can only poke it over the crossbar. It wouldn't have counted anyway, as the flag goes up for offside.
43' There's not too much happening at the end of the first half, with Wolves looking content with their lead and they look good value for the victory at the moment.
41' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can Everton pull one back before the half-time whistle? Or, will Wolves be able to extend their lead?
39' Since losing their first three Premier League matches under Bruno Lage, Wolves have taken 13 points from their six matches (W4 D1 L1). Indeed, since the start of September, only Chelsea (5) have more Premier League wins than Wolves (4).
37' Decent chance! Everton with their first opportunity of the game after a mistake by Saiss and the ball runs through to Gray, who gets through on goal. However, he drags his effort well wide of the Wolves goal. He should have done better there.
36' This is a bit better from the visitors, as they've managed to keep the ball in midfield for a couple of minutes to relieve some of the pressure on their backline.
34' Everton have it all to do to get back into this one now, they might just want to try and see the game out to half-time and re-group at the break. As it's been a really poor first-half performance.
R. Jiménez
Goal
Wolverhampton Wanderers
32' GOAL! WOLVES MAKE IT 2-0! It comes from a huge mistake at the back by Godfrey, as the left-back tries to play a ball back to Pickford, but it lacks pace and Jimenez gets there first and then races through on goal. The striker then coolly chips it over the top of the keeper and into the back of the net.
30' Wolves could go on and score a few more before the break now, as Everton are all over the place in midfield. They just can't get hold of the ball!
R. Aït Nouri
Assist
Wolverhampton Wanderers
28' Ait Nouri delivered the set piece into the penalty area from the left wing, placing it perfectly on the head of the Wolves centre-back, who did the rest with an excellent finish.
M. Kilman
Goal
Wolverhampton Wanderers
28' GOAL! WOLVES TAKE THE LEAD! Ait Nouri whips a corner into the penalty area and Kilman shows great desire to meet it in the box and he powers a header into the bottom left corner of the net! Really poor defending by Everton and Wolves now lead 1-0.
27' BLOCKED! Jimenez is causing all sorts of problems in the final third and he turns and runs at the Everton defence there, getting into the penalty area and firing a low effort towards goal. However, Coleman does well to get across and make the block.
26' The visitors are trying to slow the pace of the game down whenever they can at the moment, as the attacks by the hosts have been relentless so far.
24' Everton won home and away against Wolves last season and are looking to secure three consecutive league victories against them for the first time since a run of eight between 1964 and 1970.
22' Everton have hardly touched the ball in the opening 22 minutes, they've been second best in every department and Richarlison is cutting a very isolated figure up front.
20' Not too far away! Neves steps up to take a free-kick around 30 yards out and he gets it up and over the wall, but there is too much pace on the effort and it flies over the crossbar.
18' Wolves are really going for it now and they look like scoring every time they venture into the final third. Everton need to close some of these gaps that are starting to open up.
16' NO GOAL! Hwang's goal has been ruled out by VAR for offside! He just strayed into an offside position as he received the ball from Jimenez and it remains 0-0 at Molineux.
15' HAVE WOLVES TAKEN THE LEAD? Hwang fires the ball into the back of the net from close range, but VAR are looking at a possible offside. It’s lovely play by Wolves, with Jimenez receiving the ball deep and turning and running at the Everton defence, he skips past a couple of players and races into the penalty area. The striker then flicks it to his team-mate, who sees his first shot blocked by Holgate, before picking up the rebound and firing it towards the bottom right corner of the net. It hits the post and then trickles over the line.
14' GREAT SAVE! Pickford is once again called into action to deny Wolves the opening goal! Trincao finds time and space on the edge of the penalty area and looks to curl an effort into the top left corner of the net. However, Pickford reads it well and makes a superb diving save to tip it over the crossbar.
12' Wolves have won just one of their last six home Premier League games against Everton (D3 L2), a 3-0 victory in July 2020.
10' CHANCE! Great strike on the volley by Neves after Everton fail to clear a corner and the ball falls perfectly to the Wolves midfielder just inside the penalty area. Neves drills it towards goal and Pickford has to make an excellent save to deny him. The rebound falls to Coady, but his effort from close range is well blocked by Holgate.
9' Everton have been poor at defending corners recently and they've got an early one to deal with here, after Keane puts the ball out of play. Can Wolves create something?
7' Semedo has looked dangerous down the right wing for Wolves early on, he's camped inside the Everton half and is forcing Iwobi to sit deep in order to mark him. Good defending so far by the visitors.
5' Everton currently have everyone sat back inside their own half, soaking up the early Wolves pressure. The hosts are trying to use the extra width they've got to open up the visitors defence.
3' It's the hosts with the early possession here, keeping the ball well in midfield and looking to get forward and create an early opportunity.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile Rafa Benitez has made four changes to this starting line-up, with Lucas Digne, Davies, Gordon and Rondon all missing out and they have been replaced by Holgate, Gbamin, Iwobi and Richarlison.
Wolves have made two changes to their side that drew with Leeds last time out, with Dendocker and Traore dropping to the bench and they have been replaced by Neves and Trincao.
EVERTON SUBS: Asmir Begovic, Andy Lonergan, Jonjoe Kenny, Fabian Delph, Cenk Tosun, Anthony Gordon, Tom Davies, Salomon Rondon, Reece Welch.
EVERTON (4-4-1-1): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey; Andros Townsend, Allan, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Demarai Gray; Alex Iwobi; Richarlison.
WOLVES SUBS: Fabio Silva, Leander Dendoncker, Ki-Jana Hoever, John Ruddy, Luke Cundle, Daniel Podence, Willy Boly, James Storer, Adama Traore.
WOLVES (3-4-2-1): Jose Sa; Maximilian Kilman, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss; Nelson Semedo, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Rayan Ait Nouri; Hwang Hee-Chan, Trincao; Raul Jimenez.
Meanwhile Everton are winless in their last three games, having drawn against Manchester United, before a 1-0 loss against West Ham United and they then suffered a 5-2 defeat against Watford at Goodison Park last weekend.
Wolves come into this game on the back of a four-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, having won three and drawn one, which came last time out against Leeds United. It looked like Wolves would see the game out, but they conceded a stoppage time equaliser to share the points.
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