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38 Sunday 28 May Arsenal 16:00  Wolves  Emirates Stadium,  L5-0!

Completing a woeful “home” season P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 pts 1 GD 0


SUN 28 MAY 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Arsenal

Xhaka (11', 14'), Saka (27'), Gabriel Jesus (58'), Kiwior (78') Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

 Assists Gabriel Jesus (11'), Trossard (27')  Smith Rowe (78')

ht 3-0

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65661810  By Steve Sutcliffe BBC Sport

Lowlites https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12892061/arsenal-5-0-wolves-premier-league-highlights

 

Arsenal recorded a thumping win against Wolverhampton It was a disappointing conclusion for Wolves, who finish 13th.  With boss Julen Lopetegui's future at the club in doubt, the former Spain and Real Madrid boss spent most of his afternoon looking on grimly from the stands as he served a one-game touchline ban.  They showed little of the organisation and discipline that Lopetegui had instilled in them to guide them to safety after being appointed when they were bottom of the table in November.  And their afternoon got even worse when goalkeeper Jose Sa fumbled Jakub Kiwior's instinctive effort into his own net in the closing stages to gift Arsenal a fifth goal.


37 Saturday 20 May Wolves v  Everton  H D1-1

  SAT 20 MAY 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Hwang Hee-chan (34') Everton 1 Mina (90'+9minutes)

HT 1-0

Assists Traore A (34') Keane (90'+9minutes) and throughout game Ref Coote

report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65579919 By Phil McNulty Chief football writer at Molineux

hilites https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12885422/wolves-1-1-everton-premier-league-highlights

Lopetegui 9 minutes? https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12885486/lopetegui-ive-never-seen-9-minutes-added-on-in-england

Neves https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12885549/neves-waving-goodbye-to-wolves-i-want-to-play-ucl-football


Everton's fight to avoid the drop into the Championship will go down to the final day of the season despite Yerry Mina snatching a dramatic equaliser deep into stoppage time at Wolves. The Toffees looked on course for a damaging defeat until Mina pounced in a goalmouth scramble in the final seconds of nine minutes of additional time to give Sean Dyche's side what might prove to be a priceless point.  Wolves went ahead in a scrappy encounter after 34 minutes when Hwang Hee-Chan scored from a rebound after Everton keeper Jordan Pickford had pushed out Adama Traore's shot.   Committed Wolves 'deserved to win' - Lopetegui Julen Lopetegui can reflect with satisfaction on his early months at Wolves after he succeeded the sacked Bruno Lage.  The Spaniard took the acclaim of the Wolves fans at the conclusion of their final home game of the season, even though it was tinged with disappointment after Mina's late leveller deprived them of a win.  In the 88'  Boubacar Traoré replaced Rúben Neves who left to a standing ovation.




36 Saturday 13 May Man Utd v  Wolves A Old Trafford, Manchester L2-0

 13 MAY 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

36 Manchester United 2 Martial (32'), Garnacho (90'+4minutes) Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Martial (32'), Garnacho (90'+4minutes)

Assists Antony (32'), Bruno Fernandes (90'+4minutes)

HT 1-0

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65506026 By Gary Rose BBC Sport at Old Trafford

Hilites https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12880159/manchester-united-2-0-wolves-premier-league-highlights

Lopetegui https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12880201/julen-lopetegui-content-with-wolves-performance-despite-loss

Dan Bentley save https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12881867/premier-league-saves-of-the-round-mw36

Manchester United bounced back from consecutive Premier League defeats by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford to strengthen their bid for a top-four finish.  Erik ten Hag's side had lost to Brighton and West Ham to give Liverpool - who were one point behind in fourth at the start of the day - hope of snatching a Champions League spot at their expense.  The visitors rarely threatened as they finished the game without a shot on target.

Manchester United remain fourth but are level on 66 points with Newcastle in third. Wolves, meanwhile, are 13th.

Bentley impresses for already-safe Wolves

Wolves can do better - Lopetegui

Wolves were bottom of the Premier League on Christmas Day, so it is testament to Julen Lopetegui's ability that he had guided them to safety with three games remaining.  Consequently, they spent much of this game playing every bit like a side with nothing to play for as David de Gea finished the game without making a meaningful save.  But the big positive for the visitors was the performance of Bentley in their goal. The former Bristol City shotstopper, who joined the club in January, looked assured on his Wolves and Premier League debut, and made two good saves in the second half to deny Jadon Sancho and Antony.


Player of the match

Dan Bentley

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1


1de Gea 29Wan-Bissaka 19Varane sub4 Maguireat 81' 2Lindelöf 23Shaw booked  90' 18Casemiro booked  36' 14Eriksen sub4 Fredat 81' 21Antony 8Bruno Fernandes 25Sancho sub4 Garnachoat 81' booked   90' 9Martial sub4 Weghorstat 69' Substitutes 5Maguire 12Malacia 17Fred 20Dalot 27Weghorst 28Pellistri 31Butland 36Elanga 49Garnacho

Wolves

Formation 4-4-2

25 Bentley 22 Nélson Semedo 15 Dawson 23 Kilman 24 Gomes 27 Nunes 8 Neves 5 Lemina 7 Neto 12 Matheus Cunha  29 Diego Costa

25Bentley 22Nélson Semedo 15 Dawson booked  88' 23Kilman 24Gomes sub4 Buenoat 62' 27Nunes 8Neves 5Lemina sub4 Traoréat 75'  7Neto sub4 Hwang Hee-chanat 45' 12Matheus Cunha sub4 Podence at  61' 29Diego Costa booked  15' sub4 Jiménezat 78' Substitutes 1Sá 4Collins 9Jiménez 10Podence 11Hwang Hee-chan 21Sarabia 35João Gomes 37Traoré 64Bueno

Referee: John Brooks Attendance: 73,570

             Man Utd Wolves

Possession 48%  52%

Shots          27       5

Shots on Tgt 9       0

Corners      11       7

Fouls            9       9

35 Saturday 6 May Wolves v  Aston Villa  H W1-0

RWolverhampton Wanderers 1 Toti Gomes (9') Aston Villa 0

HT 1-0

Assist Neves (9')

 

Report:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65433557  By Matthew Howarth BBC Sport

Hilites https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12874759/wolves-1-0-aston-villa-premier-league-highlights

Lopetegui  https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12874835/julen-lopetegui-wolves-turnaround-more-important-than-sevilla-successes


Toti's early header struck the underside of the crossbar after beating Emiliano Martinez.  

Toti scored his first Wolves goal as Julen Lopetegui's side beat European hopefuls Aston Villa at Molineux to banish any lingering fears of Premier League relegation (apart from the erroneously disallowed one against Liverpool in the FA Cup).

The hard-fought victory lifts Lopetegui's team to 40 points, 10 clear of 18th-placed Nottingham Forest, who have four games left to play. Portuguese centre-back Toti gave Wolves the lead inside 10 minutes, sending a towering header beyond Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez via the underside of the crossbar.  

The visitors dominated possession and went close to equalising in the first half through Emiliano Buendia and Ollie Watkins, before Ashley Young steered a low, curling shot past Jose Sa's right-hand post early in the second half.  Tyrone Mings blazed Douglas Luiz's delivery over the crossbar as Villa applied heavy pressure late on, but the hosts held firm to claim a fourth consecutive home league victory and a fourth successive clean sheet in front of their own fans. Wolves showed quality & commitment - Julen Lopetegui Before the game, Lopetegui said his players would need to deliver a near-perfect performance to match an Aston Villa side enjoying a new lease of life under Unai Emery.  While the hosts' display was far from error free, the result was the ideal antidote to last Saturday's humbling defeat by Brighton at Amex Stadium and all but confirms their place in the top flight next season.  Wolves' high press forced an early corner from which Toti rose above Jacob Ramsey to break the deadlock, while a combination of dogged defending and inspired goalkeeping kept Villa at bay at the other end


34 Saturday 29 April Brighton v  Wolves A Amex Stadium,  Falmer L6-0

Brighton & Hove Albion 6 Undav (6', 66'), Groß (13', 26'), Welbeck (39', 48') Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Undav (6', 66'), Groß (13', 26'), Welbeck (39', 48')

Assists Welbeck (6'), Enciso (13', 26'), Estupiñán (39')

HT 4-0

 

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65357224 By Matthew Howarth BBC Sport

Lolites https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12869376/brighton-6-0-wolves-premier-league-highlights

Lopetegui https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12869511/julen-lopetegui-its-a-very-bad-day-we-have-to-continue-towards-aim  


Brighton reignited their push for a place in Europe next season by recording their biggest-ever top-flight victory at the expense of woeful Wolves.   

Wolves remain eight points clear of the relegation zone, but manager Julen Lopetegui will be alarmed at the manner of his team's collapse on the south coast.   Nightmare afternoon for Wolves and Lopetegui Lopetegui apologises to Wolves fans after 'very bad day'  When Brighton won 3-2 at Molineux in November - hours after it was announced Lopetegui would replace the sacked Bruno Lage - Wolves were joint-bottom of the Premier League with 10 points from 14 games.   While the improvement since then has been stark, this was by far Wolves' worst performance during the Spaniard's stewardship.  Operating in a 4-3-3 system, the visitors were passive, disjointed and desperately poor in possession - and Brighton took full advantage in a startlingly one-sided first half.  Lopetegui brought on Hwang Hee-chan, Toti and Collins at half-time in an effort to stem the flow of goals, but there was little in the way of a response.  Both Brighton's second-half efforts were appalling from the visitors' perspective, with Collins and Nunes guilty of surrendering possession on the edge of their own box.  It would take an almighty collapse - and a vast improvement from several teams below - for Wolves to get dragged back into the relegation quagmire, but this was a defeat that will leave a sour taste for some time to come.



33 Tuesday 25 April Wolves 19:30  Crystal Palace   H  Live on BT W2-0

 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Andersen (3' og), Neves (90'+4'pen) Crystal Palace 0

HT 1-0

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65307414  By Sam Drury

Hilites https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12866415/wolves-2-0-crystal-palace-premier-league-highlights

Wolves took an early lead thanks to Joachim Andersen's own goal and then saw out a crucial win and took a huge step towards securing their Premier League status for next season with victory over Crystal Palace at Molineux.  In a match low on clear-cut chances, Wolves went in front after three minutes when Ruben Neves' corner bounced off the knee of Palace centre-back Joachim Andersen and in off the crossbar.  The goal came in a lively opening few minutes that quickly gave way to an altogether more scrappy and tetchy affair that was settled by Neves' stoppage-time penalty.  Albert Sambi Lokonga came closest to providing a Palace equaliser before half-time but his snapshot from eight yards out was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa.   


32 Saturday 22 April Leicester v  Wolves A King Power Stadium,  Leicester  L2-1

 Leicester City 2 Iheanacho (37' pen), Castagne (75') Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Matheus Cunha (13')

Assists Kristiansen (75') Lemina (13')

HT 1-1

Report:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65283800  By Sam Drury BBC Sport

Hilites: https://www.skysports.com/football/leicester-city-vs-wolverhampton-wanderers/report/464951

Lopetegui: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12863610/julen-lopetegui-not-enough-to-only-play-well-for-20-mins

Leicester boosted their Premier League survival chances after fighting back to beat Wolves in Dean Smith's first home game in charge (after dominant Wolves fortunes were turned arounf by a slip by Sa guvung away a penalty)

Timothy Castagne's goal 15 minutes from time secured the three points for the Foxes which lifts them out of the relegation zone on goal difference. Wolves had gone in front after 13 minutes when Youri Tielemens was caught in possession inside his own half, allowing Matheus Cunha to drive forward and finish from the edge of the box.  The goal shook Leicester, who had started brightly, but they were offered a way back into the game when Jamie Vardy went around Jose Sa and was brought down by the Wolves goalkeeper.  Kelechi Iheanacho coolly dispatched the penalty and Leicester regained the upper hand before half-time.




31 Saturday 15 April Wolves v  Brentford  H W2-0

31 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Diego Costa (27'), Hwang Hee-chan (69') Brentford 0

HT 1-0


Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65217811 By Simon Stone BBC Sport at Molineux

Hilites: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12857971/wolves-2-0-brentford-premier-league-highlights

How Wolves are making football accessible for blind and partially-sighted fans by SKy Jonny  https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12856974/how-wolves-are-making-football-accessible-for-blind-and-partially-sighted-supporters


Diego Costa's first Premier League goal in almost six years set Wolves on the way to a priceless victory over Brentford that gives them breathing space in their relegation battle.  Costa capped his best performance since coming out of retirement in September by scoring his first Wolves goal, with substitute Hwang Hee-chan adding a second midway through the second half at Molineux.  "He has a big heart. He wants to be here. He is a very competitive player," said Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui. "You can't buy his spirit. You either have it or you don't. That is why he has had the career he has. We are happy for him but he has to continue."


30 Saturday 8 April Wolves v  Chelsea  H W1-0

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Nunes (31') Chelsea 0

FT

HT 1-0

Report:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65145676  By Neil Johnston BBC Sport

Highlights: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12852909/wolves-1-0-chelsea-premier-league-highlights

Matheus Nunes cost Wolves a club record £38m from Sporting Lisbon in August 2022

Frank Lampard made a losing return to the Chelsea hot-seat as Wolverhampton Wanderers eased their Premier League relegation worries with a hard-earned victory.  Wolves were on the front-foot throughout and deserved their win which came after a sweet finish by Matheus Nunes, the Portugal midfielder's first goal for the club since joining from Sporting Lisbon last August.  Nunes, who cost a club record £38m, beat Kepa Arrizabalaga with a fierce attempt from a tight angle after an attempted headed clearance by Kalidou Koulibaly.  Joao Felix forced a save from Jose Sa but Chelsea were disappointing and remain 11th after just two wins in 11 league games


29 Saturday 1 April Nott'm Forest v  Wolves A The City Ground,  Nottingham D1-1

Nottingham Forest 1 Johnson (38') Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Podence (83')

Assists dos Santos de Oliveira (38')

HT 1-0

Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65073159 By Marissa Thomas BBC Sport

Highlights: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12847467/nottingham-forest-1-1-wolves-premier-league-highlights


The Football Association is looking into a spitting allegation against Wolves forward Daniel Podence at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.  Forest's Brennan Johnson appeared to suggest Portuguese midfielder Podence spat at him during the 1-1 draw. Video assistant referee Neil Swarbrick checked the incident but did not tell referee Chris Kavanagh to take action.  "I've seen it back and I'm not going to add any fuel to the fire," said Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper. "There's pictures and videos, so you have to trust the authorities to deal with it."

Podence scored a late equaliser, his sixth league goal of the season, as Wolves earned a late draw at Forest. - Daniel Podence scored a late equaliser as Wolves held Nottingham Forest to a draw - a result that did neither any favours as they fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League.  Podence fired home his sixth goal of the season by opening up his body and curling past Keylor Navas to grab a point at the City Ground.  Brennan Johnson, who did not join Wales for international duty because of a groin injury, had put Forest ahead in the first half. Johnson finished from the tightest of angles - and through the legs of Jose Sa - after getting on the end of Danilo's ball.  Both teams had their assistant head coach red-carded early in the second half, with Forest's Alan Tate and Wolves counterpart Pablo Sanz dismissed from the dugout after the visitors appealed for a penalty when Adama Traore went down in the box.  Tempers flared again in the closing stages when Johnson appeared to suggest Podence spat in his direction, but Chris Kavanagh took no action after a VAR check


 

28 Saturday 18 March Wolves v  Leeds  H L2-4 to ref

28 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Castro Otto (65',  red 84'), Matheus Cunha (73'), Nunes ( red 90'+10)

Leeds United 4 Harrison (6'), Ayling (49'), Kristensen (62'), Rodrigo (90'+7)

Assists Gnonto (6'), Roca (49'), Summerville (90'+7)

HT 0-1

Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64923722

Lowlights: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12837322/wolves-2-4-leeds-premier-league-highlights

Penalty: No Var support again: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12837454/should-wolves-have-been-awarded-a-penalty-against-leeds


Leeds climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone after holding off a late Wolves fightback to win an enthralling game at Molineux.  Jack Harrison, who scored in last weekend's 2-2 draw at home to Brighton, side-footed Wilfried Gnonto's cut-back past Jose Sa to give the visitors an early lead after a bright start.  Leeds doubled their advantage four minutes into the second half as Luke Ayling, left completely unmarked by the Wolves defence, beat Sa with a low header from point-blank range.   Jonny gifted second-half substitute Rasmus Kristensen a third moments after the Dane's introduction, before the Wolves defender gave his team hope with a tremendous volleyed finish after Illan Meslier had come rushing out of his goal to make a clearance.  Matheus Cunha's deflected strike set up a nail-biting finale, but Wolves' hopes of a dramatic comeback were dealt a blow when Jonny was shown a straight red card  Wolves were adamant they should have been awarded a penalty at St James' Park last weekend, and they were no less incensed by Salisbury's failure to award a spot-kick after Junior Firpo appeared to clip Nelson Semedo in the area minutes after Harrison's opener.   Lopetegui looked on bemused as the video assistant referee confirmed Salisbury's original decision, before making his feelings plain to fourth official Andre Marriner.     Jonny got Wolves on the scoresheet with a magnificent 35-yard volley after Roca had headed Meslier's clearance into his path.    Unused substitute Matheus Nunes was also shown a red card deep into second-half stoppage time after remonstrating with the officials in the aftermath of Rodrigo's late goal (foul on Adama not given).  After conceding four for the first time since October, Wolves' meeting with Nottingham Forest after the international break now takes on added importance.

27 Sunday 12 March Newcastle v  Wolves A St. James' Park,  Newcastle 4:40pm Sky L2-1 VAR

 27 Newcastle 2 WW 1 VAR robbery again

Newcastle United 2 Isak (26'), Almirón (79') Wolves  1 Hwang Hee-chan (70')

Assists  Trippier (26'), Willock (79')   & Trippier (70')

HT 1-0

Newcastle 2-1 Wolves: Alexander Isak and Miguel Almiron goals earn home victory

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64852077

Hilites https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12832447/newcastle-2-1-wolves-premier-league-highlights

https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12832563/hes-extremely-lucky-hasselbaink-redknapp-react-to-nick-pope-avoiding-red

REF watch:  https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12832891/ref-watch-was160nick-pope160lucky-to-have-escaped-a-red-card-against-wolves

 

Newcastle revived their bid to finish in the Premier League's top four with a battling victory over Wolves at St James' Park.  Substitute Miguel Almiron scored the winner with 12 minutes left as the Magpies ended a run of three straight defeats in all competitions to leapfrog Liverpool into fifth with a two-point lead and a game in hand.  Hwang Hee-chan, another substitute, had levelled for Wolves seconds after coming on to cancel out Alexander Isak's towering first-half header.  Wolves were second best for large periods but will feel aggrieved that they were not awarded a penalty, and that Nick Pope was not sent off, when the Newcastle goalkeeper appeared to take down Raul Jimenez six minutes before Isak's opener, with referee Andy Madley waving away their appeals.  Pope then went on to make a number of fine saves to deny Julen Lopetegui's side, who stay 13th and miss the chance to move six points clear of the relegation zone.

07 Wed 1 March rescheduled from Sat 10 September 15:00  Liverpool A Wolves L2-0

07 Liverpool van Dijk (73'), Salah (77') Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Assists Jota (73'), Tsimikas (77')

HT 0-0


Venue: Anfield;  rearranged because of HM Queen Elizabeth's death


report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62776441  By Emma Smith BBC Sport

hilites:  https://www.skysports.com/football/liverpool-vs-wolverhampton-wanderers/report/464701


Julen - we didn't stick to the game plan


Goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah earned Liverpool a hard-fought Premier League win against Wolverhampton Wanderers


26 Saturday 4 March Wolves v  Spurs  Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton W1-0

  Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Traoré (82') Tottenham Hotspur 0

HT 0-0

Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64768045  By Adam Millington BBC Sport

Highlites: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12825705/wolves-1-0-tottenham-premier-league-highlights


Wolves are now six points clear of the relegation zone

Wasteful Tottenham ended a miserable week with a narrow defeat by Wolves after a late goal from Adama Traore stunned the Champions League contenders.    Spurs had the better of the chances and twice hit the woodwork, but the crossbar came to Wolves' aid as Traore's effort flew in past Fraser Forster.  Wolves, who are now 13th, had been on the back foot for most of the game but made their late momentum count.  

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25 Friday 24 February Fulham v  Wolves A Craven Cottage, London 8pm Sky D1-1

FRI 24 FEB 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Fulham 1 Solomon (64') Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Sarabia (23')

Assists Robinson (64')   Jiménez (23')

HT 0-1


Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64671841

Highlights: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12819255/solomon-strikes-again-to-earn-fulham-point

Substitute Manor Solomon scored for the third consecutive game as European hopefuls Fulham fought back to claim a hard-fought Premier League draw at home to struggling Wolves.  Solomon's superb curling effort into the right corner rescued a point for the hosts, who generally underwhelmed as they missed the opportunity to move level on points with fifth-placed Newcastle.  Until the Israel international's intervention, Wolves had looked on course to claim a valuable three points courtesy of Pablo Sarabia's sweeping first-half effort.  The Spain winger, who had earlier seen a weak attempt saved by home goalkeeper Bernd Leno, expertly turned in Raul Jimenez's knock down after twice linking with the Mexico international in the build up.   Had Jimenez been able to turn home a second-half header he narrowly glanced wide the game might have proved beyond Marco Silva's side, who barely threatened until the closing stages.  

The result leaves the Cottagers sixth in the table on 39 points, while Wolves remain 15th, four points above the relegation zone.

Both sides are likely to come away from this contest with a tinge of regret, with a point hardly an ideal outcome for sides with disparate ambitions this tem. Matheus Cunha was taken off on a stretcher after lengthy treatment. Jose Sa made some terrific saves too.

24 Saturday 18 February Wolves v  Bournemouth   H L0-1

SAT 18 FEB 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 AFC Bournemouth 1 Tavernier (49')

Assists Solanke (49')

HT 0-0

Report  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64607242

LOlites:  https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12814346/wolves-0-1-bournemouth-premier-league-highlights


Bournemouth climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as Marcus Tavernier's goal helped them to a narrow win over Wolves at Molineux.  In his first start since November, Tavernier met Dominic Solanke's cross with his thigh to bundle Bournemouth ahead in the 49th minute.  The Cherries held on to secure a second away win of the season and move up to 17th in the table. Wolves remain two points ahead of Bournemouth in 15th.

23 Saturday 11 February Southampton v  Wolves A St. Mary's Stadium W1-2

  SAT 11 FEB 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE

Southampton 1 Alcaraz (24') Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Lemina (Dismissed at 27'), Bednarek (72' og Traore shot), Gomes da Silva (87')

HT 1-0

Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64520928  By Harry Poole BBC Sport

Highlights: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/12808555/southampton-1-2-wolves-premier-league-highlights

Football focus https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001j68m/football-focus-11022023 23 a very good interview by Guilleme Ballague on Juln Lopetegui produced by Berlin Wolves Sylvie Devany


Southampton had lost seven of their eight Premier League matches under Nathan Jones. Jones was sacked 12th February

Ten-man Wolves  fought back to claim a dramatic victory over the Premier League's bottom side at St Mary's.  January signing Joao Gomes, 21, scored the winner on his debut for Julen Lopetegui's side, an hour after Mario Lemina had been dismissed with a second yellow card for dissent.  Carlos Alcaraz had already put the struggling hosts ahead before Lemina's sending-off, but the Saints were unable to extend their lead against stubborn opposition in front of an increasingly anxious home support.  Wolves' persistence eventually told after 72 minutes when Jan Bednarek inadvertently bundled the ball over the line after getting in the way of Adama Traore's shot.  Player of the match João Gomes  


22 Saturday 4 February Wolves v  Liverpool   H W3-0

 W3-0

 21 SAT 04 FEB 2023PREMIER LEAGUE Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 Matip (5' og), Dawson (12'), Neves (71') Liverpool 0

HT 2-0

Assist Traoré (71') and made by Moutinho


Wolves even got a VAR result against Liverpoo for a Kilman handball


Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64436196  By Gary Rose BBC Sport at Molineux

Highlights:  https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12803227/wolves-3-0-liverpool-premier-league-highlights


Craig Dawson scored on his debut following his January move from West Ham

Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui said his side have not achieved anything yet despite boosting their Premier League survival hopes with victory over Liverpool, whose own torrid season continued at Molineux.    The Reds were aiming to avoid losing a third successive Premier League away match for the first time since 2012, but fell behind after just five minutes when Hwang Hee-chan's cross deflected off Joel Matip into the Liverpool net.  It got worse for Jurgen Klopp's side just seven minutes later as poor defending allowed Craig Dawson to mark his debut with a goal, driving in from close range.  The hosts soaked up the second half pressure before hitting their opponents on the counter-attack, Ruben Neves finishing after great work by Adama Traore.   Victory moves Wolves out of the relegation zone up to 15th, while Liverpool remain 10th.



21 Saturday 21 January Man City v  Wolves A Etihad Stadium,  Manchester

RSUN 22 JAN 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE

21 Manchester City 3 Haaland (40', 50' pen, 54') Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

HT 1-0

Assists: De Bruyne (40'), Mahrez (54')


Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64279779 By Simon Stone  BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

Highlights https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12792990/manchester-city-3-0-wolves-premier-league-highlights


Erling Haaland's 31 goals this season include 25 in 20 Premier League games

Erling Haaland scored his fourth Manchester City hat-trick and took his goal tally for the season to 31 in all competitions as relegation-threated Wolves were swept aside by Pep Guardiola's men.

Lopetegui rued poor first half performance and changed his attack at half time. This was the first significant setback for Julen Lopetegui since he replaced Bruno Lage as Wolves boss during the World Cup. If there is comfort for the former Spain and Real Madrid coach, it comes from the knowledge there are not many more demanding tests than this, even if his side only remain outside the relegation zone on goal difference.   

FAC3R Tuesday 17 January Liverpool V Wolves A 8pm

 FAC 3R Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Liverpool 1 Elliott (13')

Assists Thiago Alcántara (13')

HT 0-1

Tuesday 17th January 2023

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64252849  By Matthew Howarth BBC Sport

Hilites: https://youtu.be/fHcv3K25N_M


Jurgen Klopp said he has waited "ages" for Liverpool to win a game with a positive performance, after the Reds booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a gutsy victory over Wolves at Molineux.  Harvey Elliott's stunning first-half drive earned Klopp's team their first win since the turn of the year, just three days after a dismal defeat at Brighton in the Premier League.  Wolves applied heavy pressure in the latter stages but the much-changed visitors held on to book a fourth-round meeting with the Seagulls on Sunday, 29 January.  Wolves' improvement under Julen Lopetegui has been clear to see but the home side failed to seriously threaten Caoimhin Kelleher's goal until late on, when Ruben Neves, Raul Jimenez and Matheus Cunha all went close to an equaliser.


20 Saturday 14 January Wolves v  West Ham   H

 SAT 14 JAN 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Podence (48') West Ham United 0

HT 0-0

Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64195237 By Simon Stone at Molineux

video https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12786641/wolves-1-0-west-ham-premier-league-highlights

Wolves' four Premier League wins this season have all come by a single goal  Wolves climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time in three months and dumped West Ham in the bottom three to increase the pressure on manager David Moyes.  

Daniel Podence scored the only goal when he drove home Matheus Nunes' cross three ' after half-time.

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui punched the air in delight at the final whistle. The former Real Madrid and Spain boss is now responsible for half of Wolves' four league wins this season and would have secured Wolves' most convincing victory had Raul Jimenez's stoppage-time effort not been ruled out for offside.  Julen Lopetegui praises Wolves 'character and commitment'

CCQ Wednesday 11 January Nottm Forest v  Wolves A   L to ref


Nottingham Forest 1 Boly (18') Wolverhampton Wanderers  1 Jiménez (64')

HT 1-0

FT 1-1

 Assists Santos Carneiro Da Cunha (64')

Match goes to penalties


NF                WW

X sa save         X Henderson saves neves

1                       1  podence

1                       1  matheus

1  mgw             1 cunha

1                       x hodge

Report:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64159376 By Simon Stone BBC Sport at City Ground

Hilites: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12784686/nottingham-forest-1-1-wolves-4-3-pens-carabao-cup-highlights


Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper says reaching a first EFL Cup semi-final in 31 years will offer old and new fans the chance to dream after being drawn against Manchester United.  Forest beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw to set up the clash against the team they were beaten by in the 1992 final.  Wolves should have been awarded a match- winning penalty as Cunha was brought down by  Aurier who escaped scot free.  Dean Henderson was the penalty shootout hero as Cooper's side overcame Wolves at the City Ground.  Henderson turned away Ruben Neves' spot-kick after Jose Sa had denied Sam Surridge, then turned away Joe Hodge's effort following Forest converting all four of their remaining penalties. Forest had led in normal time when former Wolves pair Morgan Gibbs-White and Willy Boly combined, with Gibbs-White hanging an excellent first-half corner into the six-yard box and Boly stabbing home from close range.  

Wolves scored a superb equaliser when new loan signing Matheus Cunha's low cross invited the finish from striker Raul Jimenez.  The game ended with ugly scenes in the centre of the pitch, with stewards involved to pull the players apart as tempers frayed after MGW had a go at the travelling Wolves fans.

FAC3 Saturday 7 January Liverpool V Wolves A 8pm L to linesman


FAC3  SAT 07 JAN 2023THE FA CUP - THIRD ROUNDLiverpool 2 Núñez (45'), Salah (52') Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Gonçalo Guedes (26'), Hwang Hee-chan (66')

( Toti - conveniently disallowed for unvalidated offside by Mike Dean)

Assists Alexander-Arnold (45')

HT 1-1

Report  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64168002 BBC By Callum Matthews BBC Sport

Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFrwFXqqTZ0&ab_channel=TheEmiratesFACup

Toti's goal clearly not offside - see The Athletic https://theathletic.com/4068424/2023/01/08/var-offside-images-wolves-liverpool/?source=user-shared-article&fbclid=IwAR2dSz3xO8aDtlPAv7xHF2wslBurTONoCcjQVZYg8pII2HPlfrKyGa3qR1Y


Liverpool and Wolves were forced to settle for an FA Cup third-round replay after a thrilling encounter finished level at Anfield.  Wolves led after Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson horrifically gave the ball away and Goncalo Guedes tapped home.  D rwin Nunez's classy left-footed volley pulled Liverpool level, before Mohamed Salah side-footed them ahead. Hwang Hee-chan then came off the bench to earn Wolves a replay, with the ball ricocheting in off his side.  Wolves thought they had won the game when Toti flicked home, but the linesman had ruled it offside earlier in the move. Wrongly - as The Athletic proved


19 Monday 2 January 2023 Aston Villa v  Wolves A Villa Park,  Birmingham D1-1

19 Aston Villa 1 Ings (78') Wolverhampton Wanderers 1  Podence (12')

Assists Mings (78') João Moutinho (12')

HT 0-1

Venue: Villa Park, England


Report:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64106275 By Harry Poole BBC Sport

Hilites: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/12780119/aston-villa-1-1-wolves-premier-league-highlights


Ings has scored four goals in seven Premier League appearances against Wolves

Substitute Danny Ings' late equaliser earned Aston Villa a point and denied Wolves an important Premier League victory in their West Midlands derby at Villa Park. Ings cancelled out Daniel Podence's delightful first-half strike as he lifted the ball past Jose Sa after his run behind the defence was picked out by Tyrone Mings' superb pass. Podence ensured the visitors capitalised on their purposeful start as the Portuguese forward weaved past Douglas Luiz before curling a 12th-minute opener beyond World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Making his first appearance since lifting the World Cup with Argentina last month, Golden Glove winner Martinez was called upon to deny Matheus Nunes at close range as the visitors continued to offer the greater threat. The hosts eventually sparked into action in the final 20 minutes, with Max Kilman heading Ludwig Augustinsson's shot off the line before Ings' leveller.  But despite relentless pressure they were unable to force a late winner and an emotional Leon Bailey had to be consoled by his team-mates at the full-time whistle after he missed a late chance, shooting wide from an angle after rounding Sa in stoppage time.

Match

Day

Date

KO

Sky

HOME

Score

Score

AWAY

Pts

Cum

Posn

GD

report

Aug-Dec 2022



Jan-May 2023













13

18

-16


19

Mon

2 January 2023

15:00


Aston Villa

1

1

Wolves

1

14

19

-16

Villa

FAC3

Sat

07 January

20:00


Liverpool

2

2

Wolves

VAR failure replay 17 Jan

FAC3

CCQ

Wed

10 January

19:45


Nottm Forest

1

1

Wolves

4-3 Pens Ref  denied penalty

CCQ

20

Sat

14 January

15:00


Wolves

1

0

West Ham

3

17

16

-15

West Ham

FAC3R

Tue

17 January

19:45


Wolves

0

1

Liverpool





FAC3R

21

Sat

22 January

14:00


Man City

3

0

Wolves

0

17

17

-18

ManCity



Internationals





FAC4

Sat

28 January 2022

15:00










FAC4

22

Sat

04 February

15:00


Wolves

3

0

Liverpool

3

20

15

-15

Liverpoool

23

Sat

11 February

15:00


Saints

1

2

Wolves

3

23

15

-14

Saints

24

Sat

18 February

15:00


Wolves

0

1

Bournemouth

0

23

15

-15

Cherries

25

Fri

24 February

20:00

Sky

Fulham

1

1

Wolves

1

24

15

-15

Fulham

07

Wed

1 Mar rescheduled

20:00


Liverpool

2

0

Wolves

0

24

15

-17

Liverpool

26

Sat

 4 March

15:00


Wolves

1

0

Spurs

3

27

13

-16

Spurs

27

Sun

12 March

16:30

Sky

Newcastle

2

1

Wolves

0

27

13

-17'

Newcastle

28

Sat

18 March

15:00


Wolves

2

4

Leeds

0

27

13

-18'

Leeds



Internationals












29

Sat

 1 April

15:00


Nottm Forest

1

1

Wolves

1

28

13

-18'

Forest

30

Sat

08 April 2022

15:00


Wolves

1

0

Chelski

3

31

13

-17

Chelski

31

Sat

15 April

15:00


Wolves

2

0

Brentford

3

34

13

-16

Bees

32

Sat

22 April

15:00


Leicester

2

1

Wolves

0

34

14

-17

Foxes

33

Tue

25 April

19:30

BT

Wolves

2

0

Crystal Palace

3

37

13

-15

Palace

34

Sat

29 April

15:00


Brighton

6

0

Wolves

0

37

14

-21

BHA

35

Sat

 6 May

15:00


Wolves

1

0

Aston Villa

3

40

13

-20

Villa

36

Sat

13 May

15:00


Man Utd

2

0

Wolves

0

40

13

-22

ManU

37

Sat

20 May

15:00


Wolves

1

1

Everton

1

41

13

-22

Everton

38

Sun

28 May

16:00


Arsenal

5

0

Wolves

0

41

13

-27

Gooners

FACF

Sat

 3 June 2023

17:30










FACF

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