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Wolves set to hand wonderkid Chem Campbell new deal as Bundesliga sides circle
The Premier League outfit hold the 16-year-old in high regard and hope to secure a professional deal for him after his 17th birthday at the end of next month, according to Football Insider.
Crystal Palace and Brighton battling it out for goalkeeper Dominik Grief
Crystal Palace and Brighton are reportedly interested in signing Slovakian goalkeeper Dominik Greif after watching his brilliant display at Wolves last week.
Raul Jimenez believes Wolves have got to grips with the Premier League
The striker grabbed his 13th goal of the campaign with Wolves' late second in Sunday's 2-1 win over Aston Villa. It lifted them to eighth in the Premier League.
Aston Villa keeper Jed Steer ruled out for two months after suffering calf injury against Wolves
Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer is set for two months on the sidelines after suffering a calf injury in their defeat against Wolves on Sunday.
Wolves winger Adama Traore forced to withdraw from the Spain squad
The Wolves winger, who also qualifies to play for Mali, had been expected to join up with Spain this week, following his first senior call-up having been in fine form for his side under Nuno Espirito Santo
Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa: Neves strike and Raul Jimenez goal means Wolves have derby bragging rights
TOM COLLOMOSSE AT MOLINEUX: Aston Villa were forced to play their third-choice goalkeeper for all but six minutes - goals from Neves and Jimenez sent them to a third straight league defeat.
Wolverhampton Wanderers brushed a weakened Aston Villa side with considered ease as they ran out at home 2-1 winners. In the first half it started with headlines immediately, Tom Heaton injured in the warm-up so Jed Steer started his first Premier League game since 2014. Steer was sadly injured within four minutes as he dealt with a cross. Re-injuring his prior Achilles injury in the process. Wolves had all the energy and possession in the first half. Seriously controlling the game flow and having the better of the two halves. Aston Villa’s defence led by Mings and debutant, Ezri Konsa,
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This Sunday, we will see Aston Villa square off against Wolves for the second time in the past few weeks. Villa won their previous meeting in the EFL Cup, and Wolves will be hoping for some redemption. This encounter will be the 128th meeting between the two Midland-based clubs. Villa have a better head to head record over their opponents, having won four, drawn three, and losing just once in the eight top-flight matches between the two rivals. Aston Villa will be hoping that they at least take a point from the clash on Sunday. They are in need of
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Arsenal clashed against Wolves at the Emirates Stadium earlier today in their latest Premier League outing but could gain just a point from their latest fixture. While Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave an early lead to the home side, Raul Jimenez levelled the score sheet after his goal in the second half. Here are our Arsenal player ratings from what transpired earlier today. Bernd Leno 7/10 The custodian was decent between the sticks and made7 saves during the game, including his fine stops to deny Matt Doherty and Ruben Neves from finding the back of the net. Calum Chambers 6/10 Chambers galloped
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Arsenal will strive to get back to winning ways when they take on Wolves at the Emirates Stadium today. Following their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last weekend, the Gunners were eliminated from the Carabao Cup earlier this week by Liverpool. Impliedly, Unai Emery is under a lot of pressure at the moment and he must come up with the right gameplan when his side face Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops. Arsenal Team News Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Sead Kolasinac have recovered from their knocks which they had sustained against Liverpool and will be available for selection. However, Emery has
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Midweek football has returned for another round. We are welcomed with a tantalising fixture between two real rivals in the Midlands. It will be the 127th fixture between these two teams. It’s a game that provides an important hurdle for each team if they want to progress into the next round, the Quarter Finals. Additionally, it provides the supporters with a precursor to the game in the Premier League between the two sides on the 10th of November. For Aston Villa and Wolverhampton, this proves an exciting matchup. I am expecting a dramatic change in the lineups for both teams
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Aston Villa will hope to bounce back after their defeat to Manchester City when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup on Wednesday night. Villa won the last round of the League Cup 3-1, defeating Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. Villa manager Dean Smith may rest a lot of his first-choice players as they welcome league leaders Liverpool on Saturday. The last time these two sides met was back in 2018 when Villa defeated Wolves 4-1 at Villa Park. Let’s take a look at the possible Aston Villa lineup against Wolves. PREDICTED ASTON VILLA LINEUP vs
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Wolverhampton Wanderers will play hosts to Slovan Bratislava at the Molineux Stadium on Thursday night hoping to pick up a victory in the UEFA Europa League. Nuno Espirito Santo’s players will come into this game on the back of an impressive 1-1 draw versus Arsenal last weekend. The midweek clash against the Slovak outfit is […]
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Unai Emery’s misery continues as Arsenal yet again fail to seal all three points in the Premier League. This time, it was against Wolverhampton Wanderers as the two teams drew 1-1 at the Emirates. The hosts started the game slowly, with Diogo Jota providing at early threat. But, they eventually grew into the game and […]
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After a disappointing run of form throughout October, Arsenal will look to kickstart November on a positive note when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates on Saturday. The Gunners are coming into this clash on the back of an entertaining yet heartbreaking defeat to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup in midweek. They also drew […]
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Arsenal will look to recover from a narrow defeat to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup as they lock horns with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. The Gunners are coming into this clash on the back of a three-game winless streak in domestic competitions, and a victory could be imperative as Unai Emery looks to save his […]
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According to a recent report by Calciomercato, Wolverhampton Wanderers are ready to reignite their interest in AC Milan midfield ace Franck Kessié by making a move for his services when the transfer window reopens in January. It is believed that the two clubs were quite far apart with their valuation of the player earlier this summer […]
The post Wolves Plotting A January Move For This Serie A Midfielder: Wise Move For Nuno Santo? appeared first on The 4th Official.
According to a recent report by Turkish publication Fanatik, Premier League giants Wolverhampton Wanderers are said to be keen on making a move for Galatasaray’s Congolese international centre-half Christian Luyindama. The report suggests that both Wolves and West Ham are interested in the defender’s services and this is even though he only moved to the […]
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VAR chief insists he’s ‘really pleased’ with Premier League’s introduction of new technology despite widespread criticism
VAR chief Neil Swarbrick insists he has been ‘really pleased’ with the Premier League’s introduction to the technology despite widespread criticism following a series of contentious incidents. VAR was once again at the forefront of this weekend’s Premier League action, particularly in the huge clash between title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield, in which there were …
Seven of the best Premier League stats from Gameweek 12: Fabinho’s streak continues
Presenting some of the standout statistics from gameweek 12 of Premier League action, featuring Fabinho, Pep Guardiola, Ruben Neves and Roberto. Ab Fab for Liverpool Remarkably, Liverpool have not lost a single Premier League game that Fabinho has started for them. The record reads: 31 games, 26 wins, 5 draws. The Brazilian contributed directly to …
Premier League Weekly Awards: Guardiola’s meltdown, accurate Alexander-Arnold, Rashford’s back
It’s time for the Premier League Monthly Awards, where The Football Faithful reward the very best and worst of England’s top flight from the month gone by. Moment of the Week If there’s one thing Pep Guardiola hates more than anything, it’s losing (who among us doesn’t?). But when the mask slips on those few …
Premier League Team of the Week for Gameweek 12
Liverpool took a significant step towards an elusive league title with victory over the champions at Anfield, opening up an eight-point advantage at the top of the division in an enthralling Sunday of Premier League action that also saw Wolves claim the bragging rights in a Midlands derby at Molineux. Elsewhere, Watford’s long wait for …
Fantasy Premier League Team of the Week for Gameweek 12
The huge fixture of the weekend saw Liverpool extend their lead at the top of the Premier League with victory over Manchester City at Anfield, in a game possessing quality, controversy and some fantasy favourites enjoying impressive point hauls. Several of fantasy football’s big hitters enjoyed impressive gameweeks, the likes of Tammy Abraham and Jamie Vardy continuing …
Premier League Weekend: Heroes and Villains
As another weekend of Premier League action passes us by, it’s time to take stock and decide which players were a help or a hindrance to their sides over the weekend. Hero: Jamie Vardy Vardy is clearly loving life under the Brodge! The Leicester stalwart put in another all-action display for his side as they …
Arsenal 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: 5 Talking Points and Tactical Analysis
Arsenal again dropped points at home as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Premier League 2019/20: Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Arsenal predicted XI, team news and more
Predicted XI and team news as Arsenal host Wolves in the Premier League
Fantasy Premier League 2019-20: 6 cheap goalkeepers to consider for your FPL team
Having a solid shot-stopper can make a huge difference by the end of the season in the Fantasy Premier League!
Manchester City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers: 5 talking points from the game
Here are 5 observations from Manchester City's home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers over the weekend.
Manchester City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers: 3 Reasons why the Cityzens lost | Premier League 2019/20
Manchester City loses ground on early leaders Liverpool, as they fall to Wolves at the Etihad.
Manchester City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers: 5 Talking Points | Premier League 2019-20
Manchester City was handed their second league defeat in eight games by Wolves at home. Here are five talking points from the game.
How Wolves drew 1-1 with Manchester United at the Molineux Manchester United had travelled to the Molineux Stadium on Monday to face Wolves, hoping to build on their winning start to this Premier League campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made a bright start to the game and opened the scoring in the 27th minute through […]
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3 Key battles that could decide the outcome of Wolves vs Manchester United Wolves welcome Manchester United to the Molineux on Monday night for their second game of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side drew 0-0 with Leicester City in their season opener at the King Power Stadium last weekend. Five matches […]
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Wolves Opinion: Why Yacine Brahimi would be a solid fit at the Molineux? According to a report from the Birmingham Mail, Wolves are one of the clubs interested in signing FC Porto star, Yacine Brahimi. The Algerian international, 29, is out of contract at Portuguese giants FC Porto at the end of this month and […]
Wolves Opinion: Why Victor Camarasa would be a smart fit at the Molineux According to a report from the Daily Mail, Wolves and West Ham are locked in a battle to sign Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa. The Spaniard, 25, spent the last season on long at Cardiff City and impressed in the Premier League, […]
Wolves Opinion: Why Amadou Diawara will be a good fit at the Molineux? Back in January, TuttoMercatoWeb claimed that Wolves had made a bid for Napoli starlet, Amadou Diawara. However, it was knocked back by Napoli as they kept hold of the 21-year-old. Amadou Diawara is regarded as one of the brightest young midfield talents […]
Wolves Opinion: Why the Wanderers should go all out for James Tarkowski According to a report from The Times, Wolves have enquired about the Burnley centre-back, James Tarkowski, who is also on the radar of Leicester City. The England international, 26, helped Burnley avoid relegation from the Premier League. He was a rock at the […]
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- Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:30:04 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Wolverhampton Wanderers | The Guardian
Emery’s Arsenal have lost their direction and Spurs’ problems start at full-back but Burnley’s Dwight McNeil is on song
Riyad Mahrez impressed only in spells during his first season at Manchester City but, with Leroy Sané felled by a cruciate injury in August’s Community Shield victory, the onus was on the £60m man to step up. An imperious performance at West Ham on the opening day of the season suggested he would do exactly that, yet he has started only four league games since – two of those being defeats – and with his side desperate for goals in a critical game at Anfield he was not called on at all. Mahrez remains a magical player on his day but the suspicion remains that he is a player who reflects his team’s performance rather than dictates it. City broke the bank to sign Mahrez from Leicester. With their defence a shambles, it looks in hindsight like a woeful misjudgment. Alex HessContinue reading...
- Sun, 10 Nov 2019 23:31:14 +0000: The Dozen: flares, zorbs and Maddison's delight – the best Premier League pics - Wolverhampton Wanderers | The Guardian
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- Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:33:00 +0000: Rúben Neves fires spectacular opener as Wolves triumph over Villa in derby - Wolverhampton Wanderers | The Guardian
On Thursday Nuno Espírito Santo ordered Rúben Neves to do extra shooting practice after the midfielder fluffed a penalty here in the Europa League. In the 41st minute of this West Midlands derby, Neves demonstrated the value of that fine-tuning by firing the ball into the net from over 20 yards. That gave Wolves a deserved lead and Raúl Jiménez, after thrilling work by Adama Traoré, struck in the 84th minute to confirm the win that propelled Nuno’s team to eighth in the table despite a stoppage-time goal by Trézéguet. So much for Wolves’ season being undermined by their Europa League exertions.
“This was our 24th match of the season and we have always competed in every one – that is not easy to do,” said Nuno, praising his team’s consistency in the face of a gruelling schedule.Continue reading...
- Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:25:11 +0000: Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa: Premier League – as it happened - Wolverhampton Wanderers | The Guardian
Rúben Neves and Raúl Jiménez set up the victory for Wolves against Aston Villa, who scored a late consolation through Trézéguet
And Jamie Jackson was at Old Trafford ...
Thanks for joining me. Enjoy Liverpool v City!
Here is Paul Doyle’s match report.
It’s a shame Villa did not show the same attacking intent and commitment in the opening 45 mins, as it would have been a tighter match. They looked dangerous after the break, especially El Ghazi.
Here’s a stat:
14 - Only Raheem Sterling (14) has scored more goals in all competitions among all Premier League players this season than Wolves striker Raúl Jiménez (13). Luchador. #WOLAVL pic.twitter.com/ws4QRTYCGb
Following the amuse-bouche of Wolves v Villa, you should join Simon Burnton for the starter, main and dessert:
The old days of Adama Traore having no end product are very much out the window. He has matured and improved beyond measure, especially considering he’s playing as a wing-back and not an out-and-out winger.
I have a sneaky feeling Sky will not offer much in the way of post-match analysis on this match.
Elsewhere, Manchester United have seen off Brighton 3-1 at Old Trafford. Pereira, Propper (OG) and Rashford bagging for United with Dunk getting the consolation.
Traore was my Man of the Match, he caused trouble throughout down the right wing and no one looked capable of coping with him, as a few people did their best to keep him down. He won the free-kick which resulted in the first goal and assisted the second.
Very much a deserved victory for the hosts who dominated the majority of the match and created the best chances throughout and probably should have had a few more. Villa were unlucky with the early injury to Steer but they barely offered anything going forward, so can’t complete about the result.
A corner finds its way to the back post where Trezeguet whacks a shot at goal, through bodies and just an inch or so over the line despite Saiss’ best efforts as Taylor’s wrist watch alerts him to the goal.
90 mins: Jimenez wanders off with some sort of injury. Maybe he just doesn’t fancy international duty, so wants an excuse. Cutrone on.
Three minutes added on.
88 mins: Wolves fans are cheering every pass and there’s been a few of them in recent moments, as the home players toy with the tired Villa team.
86 mins: Moutinho goes into the book for a lunge on McGinn. He had two feet off the floor, so it wasn’t a great effort. El Ghazi takes a punt from the free-kick 30 yards from goal but it’s easy for Patricio.
Villa are caught after an attack breaks down on the edge of the Wolves box. Traore dribbles downfield and draws in Luiz, goes past him and waltzes into the box where he pulls it back for a waiting Jimenez who gleefully diverts the ball into the bottom corner.
83 mins: Jota exits stage left, with Neto the man coming on.
81 mins: Dendoncker goes down in the box after getting a knock on the back of his head from a flying Lansbury when challenging for the ball.
Trezeguet gets played in down the right on two occasions. First, he sends in a dangerous cross which is just about cleared after Wesley misses his kick, then he cuts in onto his left foot and has a shot blocked.
79 mins: Wolves look like the side who need to make some changes now. Maybe they are tired from Thursday but they are inviting pressure on themselves now. A cross is lifted into the box for Lansbury to attack, he gets his head to it but Wolves scrappily get the ball clear.
David emails in: “Villa fan here in the US. Help me be objective, surely it was penalty to Villa?”
77 mins: El Ghazi glides between three or four Wolves defenders and his pull-back makes its way to an onrushing McGinn but his shot hits a defender.
Mary says about United: “The Brighton goal has woke up the Devils. After the instant response for their third they have been on fire. Rashford missed a sitter and they have had three golden opportunities for a fourth that made the Brighton goalie sweat.”
75 mins: Jota gets cautioned for having a go at the ref after a throw-in is given the other way. Seems a bit silly from the Wolves man.
At Old Trafford, United are 3-1 up. Rashford and Dunk have scored since the break.
73 mins: The ball is played into the Wolves box for Trezeguet to attack but Jonny slides in and gets a toe on the ball but then takes out the Egyptian. Traore then gets into the Villa area and crosses the ball into Taylor’s chest and out for a corner. Both go to VAR but neither are given and rightly so. The fans still sing: “F**k VAR”.
71 mins: Naturally, Villa bring on Lansbury as their final sub and then Mings goes down in a heap after tackling Jota. He screams in agony but gets himself up and limps back into position. Mings does not look happy to still be out there with what looks like a groin injury.
69 mins: Wolves setup camp in the final third but only muster a weak Jota shot which is deflected wide. They come again and Jota once more has a shot blocked, taking it into the path of Jimenez, he makes some room for himself but hits a shot wide when off-balance.
67 mins: Douglas Luiz is a lovely player to watch thanks to his passing range. No wonder Guardiola wanted him at City this season.
65 mins: Luiz whips a stunning first-time pass straight into the path of Trezeguet on the left wing but then the Egyptian runs into trouble and loses it. Down the other end, Jota cuts in from the left and hits a rising shot from the edge of the area which is just above Nyland’s head, he takes no chances by palming it over.
63 mins: Jimenez looks annoyed after pulling back Konsa and being penalised for the infringement. I am not sure how the Mexican thought it was a fair challenge but I appreciate his reaction nonetheless.
61 mins: It turns out Aston Villa had 65 per cent possession in the last 10 minutes, which is a sign of their improvement. El Ghazi backs up this point by winning a corner off Saiss. Sadly for Villa, Wolves head the set-piece clear.
59 mins: Villa are a lot brighter in this half but Wolves still look like they could rip them apart at any point.
57 mins: Aston Villa clear a corner until Luiz fails to take control of the ball and Neves nips in but then bundles the Brazilian over in his own box.
55 mins: McGinn is dispossessed on the halfway by Jota, who takes the ball forward, eventually it lands at Neves’ feet who cracks a shot from 25 yards which Mings gets in the way of and heads wide. Villa break down the other end from the corner as El Ghazi takes it 40 yards up the pitch before laying it off to Wesley who sends his shot well over from just outside the area.
53 mins: Coady goes down injured and removes his left boot. No one comes to treat him and he puts it back on, tying his laces tightly. This update will win my Pulitzer.
51 mins: Traore receives the ball in space for the right, makes a dart for the box, holds it up and then thwacks a shot from 16 yards and it ricochets off the bar and away. That is probably the hardest I’ve seen a ball hit this season. Jimenez then dribbles the ball from a similar position and toe pokes a shot wide from 20 yards.
49 mins: Moutinho whips in a corner from the left but it barely beats the first man and is headed away.
47 mins: Villa show more intent in the opening two minutes of the second-half than in the whole of the first. First El Ghazi does well on the right before a cross is cleared, then Taylor whacks a shot from the edge of the box which flies upwards and over.
Here we go again!
I would consider bringing on Chester for El Ghazi and matching Wolves’ formation and play Trezeguet as a second striker.
I was discussing how Villa could change things to improve but seeing as they’ve already used two subs, their options are extremely limited. Smith will need to hold back to ensure he does not end up making his third sub too early.
Souness rightly bemoans Villa’s defence for the Neves goal. Why was no one on the edge of the box? It’s pretty amateur to not see any threat out there.
Mary emails in an update from the United-Brighton match, which saves me a job: “Red Devils have had the run of play. Their speed has bothered Brighton and have forced 4 yellows. Both Man U goals were ugly. And Brighton had two set pieces where Man U marking was awful and they had two golden opportunities spoiled.”
Pete emails: “Just been in the Asda opposite The Molineux where we had a hot chocolate with a gaggle of fans before the game.
“Predict a 2-1 victory today and a final 7th place finish again.
Are you jealous of how good we are?”
At Old Trafford, Manchester United have a 2-0 lead over Brighton. Pereira opened the scoring before Davy Propper turned the ball into his own net.
Well ... not a great half for Villa who have lost their goalkeeper and a full-back to injury, not to mention the fact Steer was only playing due Heaton’s knock. Wolves have been on top from the start and should be further ahead in all honesty.
45+2 mins: Targett is down due to a blow to the face other something. And he is replaced by Taylor.
Jon Byrne emails in: “Sorry to interrupt the Wolves vs Aston Villa game, but I thought people might be interested to know there were first round FA cup ties today. In it, Non-League Dover beat League One Southend 1-0, League Two side Macclesfield Town being beaten 4-0 at home to I believe 7th tier Kingstonian, and League Two Leyton Orient being beaten 2-1 at home to Maldon & Tiptree, to name a few. Football truly can be a funny sport.”
45 mins: El Ghazi is down injured after a kick from Moutinho. It wasn’t that bad, so no idea why he is worried he’s been shot.
Three minutes added on - I expected more.
43 mins: The goal was the result of the issues Targett is having with Troare and Mings feeling forced to stop him illegally. If Villa had issues before, then they’re about to get worse.
The resulting free-kick from the right-hand edge of the box is pulled back to the edge of the area where Neves is waiting completely unmarked, allowing him to time his run, take aim and find the corner from 18 yards. Woeful defending from Villa, though.
40 mins: Jota bulldozes his way through the Vila defence, getting the best of Nakamba inside the box but he is too close to the goalkeeper when he finally shoots allowing Nyland to block his effort. Mings goes into the book for a crude foul on Traore after the wing-back beat the England defender to the ball at full pace.
38 mins: Targett recovers and gets his own back on Traore by outmuscling the Wolves player when attacking but Villa only get to the edge of the box where the danger is removed.
36 mins: Targett banged his head in that challenge requires a minute or so of treatment, which is fair enough. Maybe he will give him the rest he requires as he is struggling on that flank against Traore et al.
34 mins: Can Villa turn the tide here? I think they will need to change something at half-time even if the score remains the same.
Taylor shakes his head when Doherty goes down in tangle with Targett. It looks like a classic tangle of legs and should not be a penalty but it’s goes to VAR and they agree with me.
32 mins: Jota is the latest player to find space out wide but his pull-back goes behind the onrushing Jonny and Villa whack it clear. Targett makes another woeful decision by whacking the ball high and backwards from the halfway but, luckily for him, Jimenez fails to control it.
30 mins: Villa have their first chance of the game as Trezeguet curls in a cross from the left, Wesley finds space around the penalty spot but his flicked header lacks pace and bounces into Patricio’s arms.
28 mins: Nakamba takes emergency action to stop a Wolves counter attack by tripping Jota before things get dangerous. He is rightly booked for his misdemeanour. Villa then set their own downfall when Targett loses the ball with a backheel on the halfway line, allowing Wolves to break but Jimenez eventually fires a shot wide from the edge of the area.
26 mins: Traore squirms into the box and between a couple of defenders, allowing him to lift a cross towards the six-yard box, Jota gets the wrong side of Guilbert but his header is weak and straight at Nyland who calmly collects.
24 mins: Guilbert tries to earn a corner claiming a Wolves had the final touch but everyone can see it came off the Villa, who still seems surprised when the goal-kick is awarded.
Elsewhere, Manchester United are winning 2-0 against Brighton.
22 mins: Wolves are completely dominant here, with Neves and Moutinho dictating play in the middle, while Traore and Jonny enjoy plenty of space outwide. Jota should slip in Traore but he overhits the pass and even the former Barcelona can’t catch it.
20 mins: Two good chances for Wolves as Neves lifts a cross into the box. First, Jonny sees his volley blocked and then Jimenez drags the rebound wide from 12 yards when he should have done better in a good position.
18 mins: Wolves jeering the Villa goalkeeper in order to unease him on his Premier League debut but he does not look fazed so far, although he is yet to have a shot to save.
16 mins: Traore leaves Targett for dead on the byline and lifts another dangerous cross into the box but Konsa is there to meet it and remove the danger. Villa might need to rethink how they defend on the flanks as their full-backs are struggling at the moment.
14 mins: Coady smashes another fine long pass straight to Jimenez but he ruins it by controlling the ball with his right wrist, which is spotted by referee Anthony Taylor who has missed nothing so far.
12 mins: Doherty is having a fantastic game, proving a real threat down the right. With Traore being in front of him, it could be an area Wolves can put pressure on and earn plenty of rewards, especially as Trezeguet does not look keen to track back. Saiss is also in the book now, his crime is pulling back McGinn.
10 mins: Now Villa will need to settle themselves once again and not worry too much about their early change in goal. Guilbert makes things slightly worse for his team by picking up an early booking for pulling back Jota.
8 mins: Dean Smith will be hoping it does not have to resort to playing Kyle Walker, that’s for sure. What a fun start.
6 mins: Doherty nearly inadvertently gives Wolves the lead with a chipped cross which deceives the goalkeeper and clips the top of crossbar. The aftermath sees Steer go down injured after his attempts to palm the ball over fail. It looks likes his game is over and Nyland is coming on. To be fair, Nyland has played 27 times for Norway, although he hasn’t played for Villa since December 2018.
4 mins: McGinn and Makamba put in a couple of sturdy challenges to show Wolves they’re in a game. The fans are acknowledging that this is their biggest derby of the season with some vocal support.
Wolves have the first shot of the game with Coady whacking a 40 yard pass over the top of the defence, which Doherty controls, cuts inside and fires a shot away but it is deflected wide.
2 mins: Villa have made sure Steer and Konza get an early touch to settle themselves but nothing has happened otherwise.
Peep! Peep! Peep! Here we go!
The players are in the tunnel with a plethora of mascots. We will have the usual Remembrance Sunday activities pre-match as clubs compete to see who has the biggest poppy.
First they forget the match is on and then Sky seem to have forgotten to turn the microphones on.
Lots of adverts about Christmas to get you in the mood for this mid-November fixture. I do not think about the festive season until after December 2 and nor should anybody else.
Lovely clear skies across England today and it’s no different in Wolverhampton where the conditions are great for a November game.
Sky seem to have forgotten about this game, maybe they will just show three hours or so of buildup to Liverpool v City instead.
I spoke to someone who previously played under Nuno this week. He was full of praise for the Wolves boss, saying he has the greatest eye for detail, knows how to adapt style depending on the game and ensures the players are always happy.
It’s been an interesting week for Adama Traore looked set to declare his international allegiance to Mali earlier in the week but has since been called up to the Spain squad for the first time.
Hopefully we won’t see scenes akin to those at Goodison Park last weekend. Here is Sid Lowe on the aftermath of being the player to inflict a terrible injury on another.
Just in case you are wondering about Man United v Brighton, our man Jamie Jackson is there and he has the teams.
Big day for B Williams... pic.twitter.com/SpuDbfpNaf
Aston Villa have a tendency of conceding later goals, something manager Dean Smith is aiming to put a stop to.
“A lot of those late goals have been against Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, so top teams in the league,” Smith said in his pre-match press conference.
Aston Villa have the most interesting team news with Steer replacing Heaton in goal and Konsa is in the heart of defence, both are making their first Premier League starts. Grealish is also absent.
Considering how much has been written about Liverpool v Manchester City, why not get in the mood for this with some Peter Reid swearing at Boris Johnson:
Nuno Espirito Santo is looking for his team to improve considering their five draws in their last seven games.
“There are a lot of things (the players need to improve). On Thursday, we managed the game better, the distances of the players, because we had a lot of possession, so the impact is totally different.
Wolves: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, Jota.
Subs: Ruddy, Bennett, Neto, Cutrone, Perry, Vinagre, Kilman.
This is the biggest game of the day, as far as I am concerned. It’s 15th against 17th, so both will be fighting to move away from the relegation zone. Wolves will be boosted by a late Europa League win in midweek, while Villa will be looking to take the positives out of their late loss to Liverpool into this fixture.Continue reading...
- Sat, 09 Nov 2019 09:01:11 +0000: Wolves v Aston Villa: match preview - Wolverhampton Wanderers | The Guardian
The lineups will be nothing like when they met in the Carabao Cup, and Wolves hope the result will be different, too. Because losing to Aston Villa twice in a fortnight would be tough to digest, especially as Dean Smith’s team would leapfrog them in the table. Villa arrive in good form despite recent defeats by Manchester City and Liverpool. Wolves have drawn their last three league games 1-1 and the same again would be no surprise. Paul Doyle
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Wolves News Archives
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:19:40 +0000: Telford appoint ex-Wolves coach Edwards - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wolverhampton Wanderers | BBC
AFC Telford United appoint former Wolves assistant manager Rob Edwards as boss to replace the sacked Rob Smith.
- Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:02:07 +0000: Wolves loan keeper Flatt to Cheltenham - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wolverhampton Wanderers | BBC
League Two club Cheltenham Town sign Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Jon Flatt on a season-long loan deal.
- Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:10:30 +0000: Wolves 'have to keep' Costa - Shi - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wolverhampton Wanderers | BBC
Wolves chairman Jeff Shi says the Championship club do not want to allow star winger Helder Costa to leave.
- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:19:23 +0000: Millwall sign Wallace and Saville - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wolverhampton Wanderers | BBC
Millwall sign midfielders Jed Wallace and George Saville from Championship rivals Wolves, both for an undisclosed fee.
- Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:34 +0000: Championship fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wolverhampton Wanderers | BBC
Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.