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Wolves beat nine-man arsenal at molineux

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Ruben Neves’ penalty was his third function of the season

Arsenal had two players despatched off as they threw away a lead and misplaced to Wolves – who gained for the first time in 9 Premier League video video games.

The Gunners, who had earlier hit the woodwork twice and had a function disallowed, went ahead when Nicolas Pepe held off two Wolves challenges and curled a pleasant finish into the net.

Nevertheless Arsenal have been decreased to 10 males when defender David Luiz launched down Willian Jose, with Ruben Neves equalizing with the following penalty in first-half harm time.

Joao Moutinho scored with a superb strike from 30 yards out to position the hosts ahead rapidly after the restart.

Nonetheless, the Gunners have been then decreased to 9 males as goalkeeper Bernd Leno handled the ball exterior of his penalty house after racing out attempting to deny Adama Traore.

This was Wolves’ first league victory since a 2–1 win at Molineux in opposition to Chelsea on 15 December, although that they’d moreover gained two FA Cup ties – in opposition to Crystal Palace and Nationwide League North aspect Chorley – since then.

Wolves climb a spot to thirteenth, nevertheless will drop once more to 14th if Crystal Palace avoid defeat at Newcastle United in a late recreation on Tuesday.

Arsenal, who would have gone sixth with victory, preserve tenth, eight components behind fourth-placed Leicester Metropolis throughout the final Champions League qualification spot.

Luiz pink card modifications the game

The tuning stage obtained right here in first-half harm time when Arsenal have been major 1-0 and have been dominant.

Daniel Podence carried out the ball by the use of to Jose and the Brazilian, on his dwelling debut, had his heel clipped from behind by compatriot Luiz.

Referee Craig Pawson decided that Luiz had made no try to play the ball and despatched the center-back off. It was Luiz’s third pink card for Arsenal after moreover being dismissed throughout the 2-2 draw at Chelsea in January 2022 after which as soon as extra throughout the 3-0 loss to Manchester Metropolis in June.

Wolves, whose essential danger had been restricted to set-pieces and long-range efforts, equalized with Neves’ penalty, which he fired into the best nook.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta made a defensive substitution on the break as center-back Gabriel obtained right here on for forward Alexandre Lacazette, nevertheless it solely took the hosts 4 minutes of the second half to go ahead, by the use of Moutinho’s superb strike.

The visitors launched on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for goalscorer Pepe throughout the 61st minute in an try to rescue one factor from the game.

Nevertheless Leno made a shocking selection throughout the 72nd minute as he sprinted out of his subject, attempting to reach the ball sooner than the pacey Traore, nevertheless the goalkeeper misjudged the bounce, handled the ball and was dismissed.

With Mat Ryan, who signed from Brighton ultimate month, injured, third-choice goalkeeper Runar Runarsson was given a Premier League debut.

The 25-year-old Iceland worldwide, signed for £ 1.8m from Dijon in September, did successfully to deny Pedro Neto and substitute Vitinha as Wolves appeared to finish the game off.

That left Arsenal largely having fun with with two banks of 4, in safety and midfield, with prolonged spells of no-one having fun with up entrance sooner than they might regain possession.

Aubameyang and Hector Bellerin had images from the sting of the penalty house blocked, nevertheless the Gunners couldn’t energy an unlikely equalizer.

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Wolverhampton wanderers

  1. Squad amount11Participant determineRui patrício

  2. Squad amount22Participant determineNélson semedo

  3. Squad amount16Participant determineCoady

  4. Squad amount15Participant determineBoly

  5. Squad amount49Participant determineKilman

  6. Squad amount8Participant determineRúben Neves

  7. Squad amount28Participant determineJoão moutinho

  8. Squad amount37Participant determineTraoré

  9. Squad amount10Participant determineDaniel podence

  10. Squad amount7Participant determinePedro neto

  11. Squad amount12Participant determineWillian josé

  1. Squad amount17Participant determineFabio silva

  2. Squad amount20Participant determineVitinha

  3. Squad amount32Participant determineDendoncker


  1. Squad amount6Participant determineGabriel Magalhães
  2. Squad amount13Participant determineRúnarsson
  3. Squad amount14Participant determineAubameyang



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 11Rui patrício
  • 22Nélson semedo
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 49KilmanBooked at 28mins
  • 8NevesBooked at 47minsSubstituted forDendonckerat 74 ‘minutes
  • 28João moutinhoBooked at 13mins
  • 37Traoré
  • 10PodenceSubstituted forVitinhaat 62 ‘minutes
  • 7Neto
  • 12Da silvaSubstituted forFabio silvaat 90 + 1 ‘minutes


  • 2Hoever
  • 17Fabio silva
  • 18Gibbs-white
  • 20Vitinha
  • 21Ruddy
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 42Richards
  • 54Otasowie


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1LenoBooked at 72mins
  • 2Bellerín
  • 16Holding
  • 23David luizBooked at 45mins
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 18ParteyBooked at 41minsSubstituted forRúnarssonat 75 ‘minutes
  • 34XhakaBooked at 62mins
  • 7Saka
  • 32Smith rowe
  • 19PépéSubstituted forAubameyangat 61 ‘minutes
  • 9LacazetteSubstituted forGabrielat 45 ‘minutes


  • 6Gabriel
  • 8Ceballos
  • 11Ødegaard
  • 12Willian
  • 13Rúnarsson
  • 14Aubameyang
  • 21Chambers
  • 25Elneny
  • 35Martinelli

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  1. Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Arsenal 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Arsenal 1.

  3. Foul by Nélson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  4. Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) wins a free kick throughout the attacking half.

  5. Attempt missed. Vitinha (Wolverhampton Wanderers) correct footed shot from the center of the sector is shut, nevertheless misses to the left. Assisted by Pedro Neto.

  6. Nook, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson.

  7. Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Fábio Silva replaces Willian José.

  8. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick throughout the attacking half.

  9. Foul by Rob Holding (Arsenal).

  10. Attempt blocked. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) left footed shot from the center of the sector is blocked.

  11. Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) correct footed shot from the center of the sector is blocked. Assisted by Héctor Bellerín.

  12. Attempt missed. Willian José (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the center of the sector misses to the left. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross.

  13. Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  14. Rob Holding (Arsenal) wins a free kick throughout the defensive half.

  15. Nook, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Granit Xhaka.

  16. Attempt saved. Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from a troublesome angle on the left is saved throughout the bottom left nook. Assisted by Maximilian Kilman.

  17. Attempt saved. Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left aspect of the sector is saved throughout the center of the aim. Assisted by Vitinha.

  18. Substitution, Arsenal. Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson replaces Thomas Partey.

  19. Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leander Dendoncker replaces Rúben Neves.

  20. VAR Willpower: Pink Card Bernd Leno (Arsenal).

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