Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton picked their first win at Old Trafford in over 40 years following a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Tuesday. 

Joao Moutinho’s strike won it, but the Wolves’ performance deserved the real plaudits with a fully deserved three points.

Wolves had a better half, controlling possession while creating more attacks than United as they kept goalkeeper David de Gea busy in the first 45 minutes. The Red Devils managed only a single shot on target while the Wolves had four.

In the second half, United had a better start as Sancho picked the ball up deep, driving forward as he was looking for Ronaldo. Perhaps he shot himself because Saiss stepped in and stopped it from reaching his target.

Bruno Fernandes, who had started from the bench was introduced in the second half and went close to giving United the lead. The Portuguese had the ball inside the box before unleashing a hard shot that came off the bar and with Sa beaten.

Minutes later, United had the ball into the back of the net but it didn’t count as the scorer Cristiano Ronaldo received it while in an offside position.

Moutinho goal

Perhaps the 40-year wait was over. Moutinho broke the deadlock with a superb finish, slotting calmly into the left corner past an unmoved De Gea.

Wolves jump above Brighton in the table and close the gap on Man Utd. Rangnick’s side remains four points outside the top four, but do still have a game in hand on Arsenal and West Ham ahead of them.

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