*** In this chronicle Everton vs. wolverhampton You will know the details of the important victory of the wolves against a direct rival. In addition, you will know the scorers of the match and the lineups used by both coaches
The return to the courts of the Premier League left us exciting matches. And this was no exception.
At Liverpool’s Goodison Park, Everton welcomed Wolves. Matchday 17 of the English league in full swing.
The Colombian Yerry Mina he opened the scoring with a header. But the visitors had another intention. Daniel Ponce tied the shares. At the end of the game, when they thought that the result would stay that way, he appeared Rayan Aït Nouri at 90+5′ to put the final 1-2.
Thus, the Wolves are one point behind Everton’s line in the fight not to be relegated. Position 18 for Julen Lopetegui’s men. They are level with Nottingham Forest, but have one game left.
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Chronicle Everton vs. wolverhampton
First half of the duel
The first minutes were study. Pretty cut. Fouls in attack, in defense and offside. But in that period of apparent care, a corner appeared in favor of the Blues. Dwight McNeil crossed into the area and the central scorer Yerry Mina appeared to head it and send it to save.
Barely at minute 7, those led by Frank Lampard they went up But there are teams that don’t know what to do with an advantage on the scoreboard. And Everton is one of them.
The following minutes were also in the same vein as the first. Nothing dangerous for rival goalkeepers. Fouls on one side and on the other, especially from Wolves, due to the vehemence with which they went to the ball to look for the equalizing goal.
At 22′ the fruits arrived. Another corner kick. Pass from João Moutinho to Daniel Podence, who powerfully finished off Jordan Pickford’s goal. Goal of the tie.
Two fortuitous scores occurred in a first half that was plagued by a lot of friction and fouls by both teams, but neither managed to dominate at will.
In this way the first half of the duel ended. 1-1 they went to rest.
Second half of the duel
Again, the trend was the same. Two teams trying to do their football, but without success.
At 56′, Hugo Bueno finished off but was saved by goalkeeper Pickford. It was the last participation of the Spaniard in the game, since he came out at 59 ‘by Rayan Aït Nouri in a change that ended up being the final imbalance. It took about 30 minutes for it to take effect.
Matheus Nunes also entered for Joe Hodge and Adama Traore by Hee-Chan Hwang. Triple change in visitors.
Podence and Kilman they were reprimanded. At 75′ the game was halted due to an injury to Yerry Mina, who had to be replaced by Ben Godfrey. Then, the fouls to stop the game were present again. In eight minutes, 14 were made.
When everyone thought that the result would remain a 1-1 draw, at 90+5′ Rayan Aït Nouri appeared to send a left-footed shot into the nets. He took advantage of a counterattack to give his team the victory.
He was booked in the celebration for taking off his shirt, but the Frenchman who scored his first goal this season in the Premier League did not care. What a way to debut!
In this way, Wolverhampton achieved their third victory in the championship. He reached 13 points that are not useful to get out of the relegation zone, but to start building a good second part of the harvest.
Victorious debut for Julen Lopetegui on the wandering bench for the Premier League.
Lineups of both teams
Frankie Lampard’s Toffees came out with a well-marked 4-3-3:
- Jordan Pickford under sticks.
- Nathan Patterson, Yerry Mina, James Tarkowski, and Vitalii Mykolenko in defence.
- Amadou Onana, Alex Iwobi and Idrissa Gana Gueye in the middle of the field.
- Anthony Gordon, Neal Maupay and Dwight McNeil They were the attackers.
Julen Lopetegui’s first eleven was also a 4-3-3 with the following names:
- Jose Sa in the arch
- Hugo Bueno, Max Kilman, Nathan Collins and Nélson Semedo in defense.
- Ruben Neves, João Moutinho and Joe Hodge in the core
- Daniel Podence, Diego Costa and Hee-Chan Hwang in attack.
The locals will have to visit the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City next Saturday, December 31 at 12:00 noon (Chilean time). Hard task for a team in need of points.
On the other side, the Wolves will receive the other Manchester team at the Molineaux Stadium: United. This duel will be the same day, at 9:30 am (Chilean time).