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Semedo to Wolves almost deal done

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Wolves have made an offer for Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo.


Talks between the two clubs are continuing but Barcelona are willing to part with the Portugal international, meaning it will be down to the player to decide if he wants to join Wolves.

Semedo is represented by Gestifute, the agency run by Jorge Mendes, who plays a key part in many Wolves deals.


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Wolves Vs Sevilla lineups confirmed

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The line-ups of Wolves vs Sevilla have been announced.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Moutinho, Boly, Doherty, Coady, Jimenez, Saiss, Dendoncker, Traore, Neves, Vinagre

Subs: Ruddy, Jota, O. Buur, Jordao, Gibbs-White, Kilman, Pedro Neto, Richards, Campana, C. Marques, Sondergaard

Sevilla XI: J. Navas, Banega, Fernando, Bounou, Ocampos, Suso, Jordan, Carlos, Reguilon, Kounde, En-Nesyri

Subs: Vaclik, Vazquez, Escudero, Luuk de Jong, Gomez, Oliver Torres, Munir, José Mena, José Lara, Genaro Rodríguez, Javi Diaz, Pablo Pérez

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Final score : Wolves 0-2 Arsenal

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Game is over and the final score is Wolves 0-2 Arsenal. Here is the match report.

2019/2020 Premier League
0-2
Saka (43′)
Lacazette (86′)


Match Events


0′ Players are warming up before the game

0′ Players go down on their knees to support Black Lives Matter movement

10′ Traore fires his shot into the sky

26′ CLOSE! Aubameyang’s shot too straight

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29′ Dendooncker’s header wide out!

32′ Yellow Card! Luiz booked

34′ POST! Nketiah almost score for Arsenal

43′ GOAL! Wolves 0-1 Arsenal (Saka)

56′ Subs! Maitland-Niles in,Tierney out

63′ Luiz makes timely block

64′ CLOSE! Traore’s shot just wide out!

76′ Subs! Willock & Bellerin in,Saka & Soares out

83′ Torreira & Lacazette replace Ceballos & Nketiah

86′ GOAL! Wolves 0-2 Arsenal (Lacazette)

87′ CHANCE! Nevesmakes goal-line clearance to deny Willock

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Line-ups


Wolves XI: Patricio, Moutinho, Boly, Doherty, Coady, Jimenez, Saiss, Dendoncker, Castro, Traore, Neves

Subs: Ruddy, Jota, O. Buur, Jordao, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Kilman, Pedro Neto, Campana

Arsenal XI: Luiz, Aubameyang, Mustafi, E. Martinez, Xhaka, Cedric, Kolasinac, Tierney, Ceballos, Nketiah, Saka

Subs: Sokratis, Lacazette, Macey, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Holding, Nelson, Willock.

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In: Latest Premier League’s Win & Club Points


Arsenal are still far from being impressive after conceding an equaliser late in their game against Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

They are now 10 points adrift of the top four after the Blades continued their superb first season back in the Premier League.

Gabriel Martinelli broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage-time at the Emirates Stadium.


The 18-year-old Brazilian striker claimed his ninth goal of the season with a clinical finish from Bukayo Saka’s cross.

But Chris Wilder’s side snatched an 83rd-minute equaliser when John Fleck lashed home after Arsenal failed to clear.


Bottom of the table Norwich’s vital 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Bournemouth saw the pitchside monitor finally used to decide a red card call.

Norwich took the lead when Bournemouth defender Steve Cook was sent off after flinging himself across the goal to block Teemu Pukki’s shot with his hand.


Pukki fired home the resulting penalty in the 33rd minute, but the Canaries had to survive a tense finish after Ben Godfrey was sent off in the 76th minute.

Godfrey’s foul on Callum Wilson was ruled a red card by referee Paul Tierney after he checked with the monitor, a move that followed advice to officials from Premier League chiefs this week to use the screen more often.


Wolves climbed to sixth after a thrilling fightback in their 3-2 win at Southampton, with Pedro Neto starting a second-half revival that saw Raul Jimenez’s brace seal the points.

The goals cancelled out Bednarek and Long goals for Southampton

Everton drew 1-1 at West Ham after Dominic Calvert-Lewin cancelled out Issa Diop’s opener for the hosts.


Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish rescued a 1-1 draw at Brighton, who had taken the lead through Leandro Trossard.

At Vicarage Road, Troy Deeney’s 70th-minute spot-kick was saved by Paulo Gazzaniga before Tottenham’s Erik Lamela was denied a last-gasp winner by Ignacio Pussetto’s goal-line clearance.

With England captain Harry Kane sidelined after hamstring surgery, Tottenham have gone three league games without scoring.

In the first match of the day, Spurs needed a second-half penalty save from Gazzaniga to take a point against Watford


Jose Mourinho’s side are without a win in four league matches since December 26 and sit eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who visited Newcastle in Saturday’s late game.

Toothless Tottenham thought they had stolen the points in stoppage-time when Lamela flicked Serge Aurier’s cross towards goal, but Watford’s new signing Pussetto cleared off the line, with goal-line technology showing just 10.04mm of the ball had not gone over.

“I know it was only a couple of millimetres but goal-line technology does not make mistakes like VAR. We have to accept it was not a goal,” Mourinho said


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Twitter reacts to man-city’s defeat.

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Raheem Sterling was up next, as VAR provided Manchester City with a contentious penalty and then ordered a re-take for encroachment in the area. HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/SCOTTY808GAMER/STATUS/1210652991180693505

On both occasions, Sterling hit a tame effort to Rui Patricio’s right and he saved comfortably – the City forward was lucky that he made it to the rebound on the second attempt. There were plenty of calls for Sterling to be relieved of his duties in future games, especially with Kevin de Bruyne on the pitch.·

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Raheem Sterling put City 2-0 ahead early in the second half, but this simply served as fuel for a Wolves side who have taken a fancy to late comebacks since their Premier League return. One man was more intent than the rest of the Wolves players in turning it around and, unsurprisingly, it was Adama Traore.

After bagging a brace in Wolves’ victory at the Etihad earlier in the season, Traore scored a stunning goal with a long-range strike before muscling Benjamin Mendy off the ball to cross for Raul Jimenez’s equaliser. The latter was particularly well-received on Twitter.


Given the question marks over the penalty decision and that a Manchester City player had been the furthest forward during the first attempt’s encroachment, it was no surprise that VAR was the talk of Twitter.

VARchester City was even trending by the interval, as Liverpool fans took the opportunity to point out that it wasn’t just the Reds benefiting from dubious VAR decisions

When Matt Doherty was given all the time in the world to cut in from the right wing, play a quick one-two and shoot beyond Claudio Bravo with his left foot, the comeback was complete.

It was a magical moment for Doherty, sealed three points that put Wolves in touch of the top four, and provided Liverpool fans with even more belief that the 2019/20 Premier League title is heading to Merseyside.

Minutes after the full-time whistle, meanwhile, Fraudiola was trending on Twitter and Manchester City’s title hopes were all but over


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Devastating Wolves defeat: Guardiola concedes EPL title.


Pep Guardiola has conceded that Manchester City’s Premier League title defence is over, after his side’s 3-2 defeat to Wolves on Friday handed Liverpool a 13-point advantage at the top of table.

Despite an early sending off for goalkeeper Ederson, City took a 2-0 lead at Molineux, with Raheem Sterling bagging a brace to put his team in the driving seat. However, a mesmerising second half performance by Adama Traore inspired Wolves to secure a famous victory, with Matt Doherty’s 89th-minute winner sparking wild celebrations from the home fans.

Pep Guardiola
After the game, Guardiola admitted that he was downbeat about the Citizens chances of securing a third Premier League title in a row.


When asked if the race for top spot was over, the former Barcelona boss told the BBC: “The advantage is too big, yes.”

Leicester – who Liverpool thrashed 4-0 on Boxing Day – are currently one point ahead of City in second position and Guardiola revealed that he is now focussed on overtaken Brendan Rodgers’ side before the end of the season.

“It’s unrealistic to think about Liverpool, we think about Leicester,” he added. “We have the chance to recover second place. I know the quality of my team but that’s the situation.”


Adama Traore
Citizens’ midfielder Bernardo Silva will similarly dismissive of his side’s title chances.

“It is a really bad situation for us. A frustrating first half of the season. Nobody expected us to be this far away from Liverpool at this halfway point,” Silva admitted.

“We have to continue now. We know that winning the title is very complicated. I wouldn’t say impossible but very difficult.”


With their hopes of securing the league title seemingly gone, it may have been assumed City would pool their resources into winning the various cup competitions that they are competing in this season. When asked about this possibility Guardiola instead confirmed that he will be prioritising European qualification through finishing in the top four over anything else.

Pep Guardiola
“We cannot prioritise or next season we’ll not be in Europe,” the Spaniard said.. “We come back in less than 40 hours to play another game [against Sheffield United]. We’ll see how [the players] feel. That’s what we are going to do.”


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Shameful: as Man city loss to Wolves 3-2

Wolves almost certainly ended Manchester City’s hopes of retaining the Premier League trophy on Friday evening, completing an impressive comeback against the champions.

City were down to ten men early on as Ederson received a red card for clattering into Jota outside of his penalty area. The Portuguese chased down Conor Coady’s excellent long ball and Ederson rushed out at full speed, mistiming and misreading the situation. Even worse for City, Sergio Aguero was sacrificed for Claudio Bravo to enter the field.

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The ten men took the lead in controversial circumstances on 25 minutes when the VAR adjudged that Leander Dendoncker had fouled Riyad Mahrez. Raheem Sterling had not one but two attempts from the spot saved by Rui Patricio after the first stop was ruled out for encroachment into the area – only for Sterling to slot home the rebound of his second attempt.


Wolves almost certainly ended Manchester City’s hopes of retaining the Premier League trophy on Friday evening, completing an impressive comeback against the champions.

City were down to ten men early on as Ederson received a red card for clattering into Jota outside of his penalty area. The Portuguese chased down Conor Coady’s excellent long ball and Ederson rushed out at full speed, mistiming and misreading the situation. Even worse for City, Sergio Aguero was sacrificed for Claudio Bravo to enter the field.

The ten men took the lead in controversial circumstances on 25 minutes when the VAR adjudged that Leander Dendoncker had fouled Riyad Mahrez. Raheem Sterling had not one but two attempts from the spot saved by Rui Patricio after the first stop was ruled out for encroachment into the area – only for Sterling to slot home the rebound of his second attempt.


Sterling scored his second of the evening minutes into the second half, latching onto an excellent through ball from Kevin de Bruyne and dinking over Patricio in the Wolves goal.

However, a Sterling mistake allowed Adama Traore to pull one back less than ten minutes later and the winger unleashed a powerful shot from distance to make it 2-1. Benjamin Mendy was the next City player to make a costly individual mistake, allowing Traore to shrug him off the ball and cross for Raul Jimenez to equalise for the hosts.


Adama Traore

The comeback was complete with just minutes left on the clock when Matt Doherty was given far too much space to drift in from the right flank, before smashing home with his left on the edge of the box. The Premier League’s comeback kings had turned it around to seal a 3-2 victory against the current champions, despite Sterling hitting the bar with a late free kick.

Wolves
Key Talking Point

Resilience has been a hallmark for this Wolves side since Nuno Espirito Santo took control, and it was there for all to see. Ederson’s dismissal and City’s change in shape made it difficult for Wolves to find a way through their opponents for much of the first hour, while the VAR controversy seemed to take the wind out of their sails for a period.


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However, they stuck at their task and found space in between the City lines by moving their wide players inside and pushing their wing-backs much further up the pitch. It worked to perfection and allowed them to exploit the space between midfield and defence, and the wing-backs and centre-halves.

One man was at the heart of it all…

Player Ratings

Starting XI: Rui Patrício (7); Dendoncker (6), Coady (7), Saïss (7); Doherty (8), Neves (6), João Moutinho (7), Otto (6); Traoré (8*), Jiménez (8), Jota (7)

Substitutes: Vinagre (6), Neto (6), Bennett (5)

STAR PLAYER

After sinking City with a double in their last encounter, Adama Traore was at it again – this time scoring once and providing the assist for the equaliser. In truth, Wolves were sleepwalking through much of the game until Traore upped the intensity.


Wolves almost certainly ended Manchester City’s hopes of retaining the Premier League trophy on Friday evening, completing an impressive comeback against the champions.

City were down to ten men early on as Ederson received a red card for clattering into Jota outside of his penalty area. The Portuguese chased down Conor Coady’s excellent long ball and Ederson rushed out at full speed, mistiming and misreading the situation. Even worse for City, Sergio Aguero was sacrificed for Claudio Bravo to enter the field.

The ten men took the lead in controversial circumstances on 25 minutes when the VAR adjudged that Leander Dendoncker had fouled Riyad Mahrez. Raheem Sterling had not one but two attempts from the spot saved by Rui Patricio after the first stop was ruled out for encroachment into the area – only for Sterling to slot home the rebound of his second attempt.


Sterling scored his second of the evening minutes into the second half, latching onto an excellent through ball from Kevin de Bruyne and dinking over Patricio in the Wolves goal.

However, a Sterling mistake allowed Adama Traore to pull one back less than ten minutes later and the winger unleashed a powerful shot from distance to make it 2-1. Benjamin Mendy was the next City player to make a costly individual mistake, allowing Traore to shrug him off the ball and cross for Raul Jimenez to equalise for the hosts.


Adama Traore

The comeback was complete with just minutes left on the clock when Matt Doherty was given far too much space to drift in from the right flank, before smashing home with his left on the edge of the box. The Premier League’s comeback kings had turned it around to seal a 3-2 victory against the current champions, despite Sterling hitting the bar with a late free kick.

Wolves
Key Talking Point

Resilience has been a hallmark for this Wolves side since Nuno Espirito Santo took control, and it was there for all to see. Ederson’s dismissal and City’s change in shape made it difficult for Wolves to find a way through their opponents for much of the first hour, while the VAR controversy seemed to take the wind out of their sails for a period.

FBL-ENG-PR-WOLVES-MAN CITY

However, they stuck at their task and found space in between the City lines by moving their wide players inside and pushing their wing-backs much further up the pitch. It worked to perfection and allowed them to exploit the space between midfield and defence, and the wing-backs and centre-halves.


One man was at the heart of it all…

Player Ratings

Starting XI: Rui Patrício (7); Dendoncker (6), Coady (7), Saïss (7); Doherty (8), Neves (6), João Moutinho (7), Otto (6); Traoré (8*), Jiménez (8), Jota (7)

Substitutes: Vinagre (6), Neto (6), Bennett (5)

STAR PLAYER

After sinking City with a double in their last encounter, Adama Traore was at it again – this time scoring once and providing the assist for the equaliser. In truth, Wolves were sleepwalking through much of the game until Traore upped the intensity.


City’s resolute shape meant that Wolves needed the Spaniard’s pace and power to drag their defenders out of position, something he did excellently by drifting between the lines and driving at speed with the ball. His technical improvements were evident with his sweet strike from distance, while his desire to win the ball back from Mendy for the equaliser shows why he is so loved by the Wolves faithful.

Manchester City
Key Talking Point
Pep Guardiola


Whatever game plan Pep Guardiola had, it went out the window when Ederson’s rash decision forced him into withdrawing Aguero on his return from injury.

However, the Spaniard reacted quickly and changed his side’s shape to a 4-4-1, with Sterling the lone striker and the likes of Mahrez, De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva attempting to break with speed. Silva dropped in alongside Mendy to create a back five at times – especially as Wolves ended the first half with their strongest spell of the match

Matt Doherty
Wolves 3-2 Manchester City: Report, Ratings & Reaction as 10-Man Champions Blow 2-Goal lead
Wolves almost certainly ended Manchester City’s hopes of retaining the Premier League trophy on Friday evening, completing an impressive comeback against the champions.


City were down to ten men early on as Ederson received a red card for clattering into Jota outside of his penalty area. The Portuguese chased down Conor Coady’s excellent long ball and Ederson rushed out at full speed, mistiming and misreading the situation. Even worse for City, Sergio Aguero was sacrificed for Claudio Bravo to enter the field.

The ten men took the lead in controversial circumstances on 25 minutes when the VAR adjudged that Leander Dendoncker had fouled Riyad Mahrez. Raheem Sterling had not one but two attempts from the spot saved by Rui Patricio after the first stop was ruled out for encroachment into the area – only for Sterling to slot home the rebound of his second attempt.


Sterling scored his second of the evening minutes into the second half, latching onto an excellent through ball from Kevin de Bruyne and dinking over Patricio in the Wolves goal.

However, a Sterling mistake allowed Adama Traore to pull one back less than ten minutes later and the winger unleashed a powerful shot from distance to make it 2-1. Benjamin Mendy was the next City player to make a costly individual mistake, allowing Traore to shrug him off the ball and cross for Raul Jimenez to equalise for the


hosts.

Adama Traore

The comeback was complete with just minutes left on the clock when Matt Doherty was given far too much space to drift in from the right flank, before smashing home with his left on the edge of the box. The Premier League’s comeback kings had turned it around to seal a 3-2 victory against the current champions, despite Sterling hitting the bar with a late free kick.

Wolves
Key Talking Point

Resilience has been a hallmark for this Wolves side since Nuno Espirito Santo took control, and it was there for all to see. Ederson’s dismissal and City’s change in shape made it difficult for Wolves to find a way through their opponents for much of the first hour, while the VAR controversy seemed to take the wind out of their sails for a period.


FBL-ENG-PR-WOLVES-MAN CITY

However, they stuck at their task and found space in between the City lines by moving their wide players inside and pushing their wing-backs much further up the pitch. It worked to perfection and allowed them to exploit the space between midfield and defence, and the wing-backs and centre-halves.

One man was at the heart of it all…

Player Ratings

Starting XI: Rui Patrício (7); Dendoncker (6), Coady (7), Saïss (7); Doherty (8), Neves (6), João Moutinho (7), Otto (6); Traoré (8*), Jiménez (8), Jota (7)

Substitutes: Vinagre (6), Neto (6), Bennett (5)

STAR PLAYER

After sinking City with a double in their last encounter, Adama Traore was at it again – this time scoring once and providing the assist for the equaliser. In truth, Wolves were sleepwalking through much of the game until Traore upped the intensity.


City’s resolute shape meant that Wolves needed the Spaniard’s pace and power to drag their defenders out of position, something he did excellently by drifting between the lines and driving at speed with the ball. His technical improvements were evident with his sweet strike from distance, while his desire to win the ball back from Mendy for the equaliser shows why he is so loved by the Wolves faithful.

Manchester City
Key Talking Point
Pep Guardiola

Whatever game plan Pep Guardiola had, it went out the window when Ederson’s rash decision forced him into withdrawing Aguero on his return from injury.

However, the Spaniard reacted quickly and changed his side’s shape to a 4-4-1, with Sterling the lone striker and the likes of Mahrez, De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva attempting to break with speed. Silva dropped in alongside Mendy to create a back five at times – especially as Wolves ended the first half with their strongest spell of the match.


Guardiola was in the unfamiliar situation of being on the back foot and dominated by his opponents. The City manager made a bold decision at half time, replacing Mahrez with Eric Garcia to rebuild his side’s shape as a 5-3-1.

Their second-half game plan revolved around digging in, but the formation enabled the wing-backs to push on and move City up the pitch during spells of possession. There was an excellent discipline within the shape, which was sadly undone by individual lapses of concentration.

Player Ratings


Starting XI: Ederson (2); Walker (6), Fernandinho (6), Otamendi (7), Mendy (7); De Bruyne (7*), Rodri (7), Bernardo Silva (6); Mahrez (6), Agüero (5), Sterling (7)

Substitutes: Bravo (6), Garcia (6), Gundogan (6)

STAR PLAYER

Kevin De Bruyne,iogo Jota,Jonny Otto,Raul Jimenez

During a quiet and subdued Manchester City performance, Kevin de Bruyne’s brilliance was easy to see. He deserves the accolade of Star Player for his defensive-splitting assist alone, put the chance to double City’s lead on a plate for Raheem Sterling – such was the timing of it.


There was much more to De Bruyne’s performance though, and he showed his commitment to the cause in a fairly unfamiliar role alongside Rodri in the flat midfield four. He covered plenty of ground and used his talents on the ball to minimise City’s turnover of possession, despite their inferior numbers.

Looking Ahead

It doesn’t get any easier for Wolves, who head to Anfield on Sunday to face Premier League leaders Liverpool. An away fixture at Watford follows, before the Wanderers welcome Manchester United to Molineux in the FA Cup third round.

Manchester City, meanwhile, welcome Sheffield United and Everton to the Etihad in their next two league fixtures, before Port Vale’s visit in the FA Cup. A Manchester derby follows, as City travel to Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.


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