Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Everton, Premier League: live score and latest updates

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8:49PM

Half time: Wolves 2 Everton 0

Jordan Pickford produced two excellent saves early on to keep Everton in it, but they weren’t in it for very long. Wolves have roasted them and richly deserve their two well-taken goals.

8:46PM

44 mins: Wolves 2 Everton 0                

Good little spell actually for Everton, Gray asking some questions. But Wolves, whose defence looks solid, have got all the answers.

8:40PM

39 mins: Wolves 2 Everton 0               

Benitez has shored it up a bit, quieter game now. He has switched to a 4-5-1 with Gray out wide. Looks like Allan was his representative to relay the tactical change to the team.

8:38PM

36 mins: Wolves 2 Everton 0              

A chance for Everton! A neither here-nor-there ball is hit forward. Saiss swings a wild leg at it, and slices/shanks it inadvertently into the path of Gray. He’s through, but he cannot apply the finish.

8:34PM

GOAL! Wolves 2 Everton 0 (Raul Jimenez 32)

One of the worst back passes you will ever see! Absolute madness from Everton. Facing his own goal, Godfrey slides the ball into the path of the Wolves striker, who nips in and finishes with a cheeky chip. Oh Private Godfrey what have you done.

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Raul Jimenez lofts the ball over Jordan Pickford 

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8:32PM

29 mins: Wolves 1 Everton 0             

Everton’s attempt to mark up for that corner was wretched. And it is about to get worse…

8:31PM

29 mins: Wolves 1 Everton 0            

Seamus Coleman is giving some of his colleagues a right rocket. 

8:29PM

GOAL! Wolves 1 Everton 0 (Kilman 26)

But it is a mere blip in the Wolves dominance, because they now have the lead they richly deserve. BAll comes in, Matt Kilman rises magnificently and bullets home the header.

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Max Kilman of Wolverhampton Wanderers (far R) scores the opener

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Stattage incoming!

8:27PM

25 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0           

Couple of forays forward for Everton now, at least. Richarlison has been making up the numbers. Gray too, to be fair.

Allan is fouled by Jimenez, Saiss heads clear. 

And now Iwobi tries a cross for Gray. No.

8:25PM

22 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0          

It has been all Wolves so far, Everton are lucky to still be in the game. But nil-nil it remains.

8:23PM

19 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0         

Trincao again, after an excellent move, fires a shot off and it hits Michael Keane. The chest. Not, despite what Wolves fans are saying, the hands.

8:21PM

17 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0        

Wolves are all over the Toffees! Machado Trincão dances through, Holgate is nowhere near tackling him, so he grabs him around the neck. Very lucky not to get a yellow.

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Everton’s Jean-Philippe Gbamin, right, duels for the ball with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Joao Moutinho and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Hwang Hee-chan
8:18PM

15 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0       

In the net… but offside. Jimenez picks it up in the pocket and drives forward, slips it nicely to Hwang Hee-Chan, who wriggles clear of various Everton defenders in close attention, notably Keane, and tucks it away. No chance for Pickford with that one, right in the corner. But alas the South Korean is just offside. Fair dos I would say. That looked off when he received the ball.

8:14PM

13 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0      

Pickford really putting on a show for Gareth! Another super save, tipping the ball over the bar this time after a fierce shot from Trincão . Wolves are giving Everton a right going over. It’s Pickford versus!

8:11PM

10 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0     

That will have pleased the watching Gareth Southgate, I am sure.

8:11PM

9 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0    

From that corner, it drops nicely for Neves, who gets all of it with a mighty thwack of a volley. Bosh. He really hit that one. Good save from Jordan Pickford, excellent save and he manages to palm it away from the attackers, with Commander Coady the man nearest to poking it in. Mason Holgate steps in to clear.

8:10PM

7 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0   

Ait Nouri, busy and bustling, gets down the left and nearly round the back. Everton have to turn it behind for a corner.

8:07PM

5 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0  

Searching ball through for Trincao to run onto, useful run but cannot quite get there. He got the old Covid last month while on international duty and has had a stop-start beginning to his Wolves career.

8:05PM

3 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0 

Battling start from both sides. Everton come forward but Semedo nips in and pinches it, looking to turn defence into attack. But he cannot lay the ball off effectively.

8:01PM

1 mins: Wolves 0 Everton 0

Wolves have the ball and are playing it around at the back. Looks like Demarai Gray will play up with Richarlison.

7:58PM

Prematch

there is a tribute for Remembrance with trumpet. The players gather around the centre circle.

Wolverhampton: Jose Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Ait Nouri, Trincao, Hwang, Jimenez. Subs: Hoever, Daniel Podence, Boly, Silva, Ruddy, Dendoncker, Traore, Cundle, Storer.

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Godfrey, Townsend, Gbamin, Allan, Gray, Iwobi, Richarlison. Subs: Kenny, Delph, Begovic, Tosun, Gordon, Davies, Lonergan, Rondon, Welch.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

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Richarlison returns to his former club

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7:56PM

Hi-ho-Wolverhampton rings out

One of the great pre-match songs. Mason Holgate is in for his first start since August. Richarlison the returning focal point.

7:54PM

Right then

The players are in the tunnel.

7:50PM

Here’s JP on Hwang Hee-chan

7:46PM

Man in form

7:45PM

DLC on Demarai Gray

“I was delighted when we signed him. He has had a great start to the season. I played with him for England Under 21s. It is frustrating watching, because I like to think I could put some of them away.”

7:44PM

DLC on Richarlison

“He is a joy to play with, he can play off the left or in the centre. He has so much ability.”

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“Difficult for him up front on his own, can be lonely. But a nice boost for the lads to have him back.”

7:42PM

Rafa

“Always the same, go to the principles, go to the simple things: try to work together as a team. Last week was strange, we were 2-1 up and they made so many mistakes.

“Nothing special with the changes, it’s just seeing the players in training. Lucas Digne said he had a little bit of discomfort so we leave him out.”

“Important players are coming back, we hope they can help us, and then in January we see if we can do something.”

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Rafa being a sensible chap with his mask: unclear if he is sanitising his hands or gesticulating, for instance, a prayer

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7:24PM

Nice exterior shot

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General view outside the stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton at Molineux

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7:15PM

Bruno Lage

“They are working hard since the first day. It is not about the results it is about the performance, the most important thing is that the linking between the players is getting better.

We are in a good moment to go again.

Everton usually play 4-4-2 we think we can put men in and exploit the space. I am very happy with the work of everyone.”

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Bruno Lage, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers

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He IS a loudtalker, I agree with Daniel here.

7:08PM

Jamie Carragher

on former Wolves boss Nuno. “I don’t think this is a bad sacking, I think it was bad appointment. Nuno does not say much, you don’t get much from him and that is not going to work at a big club. The results haven’t been too bad but he was not a fit.”

Dave Jones: “But surely he needed more time. We will never know what he could have done at Spurs.”

Jamie: “Wolves were a boring team but they got results. Nothing wrong with that, but you have to get results. But he didn’t get that at Spurs.”

7:07PM

Teams

Wolverhampton: Jose Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Ait Nouri, Trincao, Hwang, Jimenez. Subs: Hoever, Daniel Podence, Boly, Silva, Ruddy, Dendoncker, Traore, Cundle, Storer.

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Godfrey, Townsend, Gbamin, Allan, Gray, Iwobi, Richarlison. Subs: Kenny, Delph, Begovic, Tosun, Gordon, Davies, Lonergan, Rondon, Welch.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

7:04PM

Sensational suit from today’s MNF guest

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin, take a bow son.

7:03PM

Here’s the Wolves side

7:01PM

Everton made a great start

to the season but have fallen back. Here’s the men they fancy to get the show back on the road.

6:57PM

That formula checks out for Everton!

15 goals, 14 points.

Less so for Wolves I guess. They have 13 points on their nine goals. So they’ve been… lucky? Scored at the right times?

6:56PM

This is good. Apropos of nothing

6:54PM

Richarlison

returns then to Molineux this evening. What a player that guy is. 

5:09PM

Hello, good evening

and welcome to our live blog of Wolves vs Everton, action which comes to you from Molineux, and kicks off at 8pm. We will have the team news for you at about 7pm I’m sure, and then all the action, reaction and (hopefully) goals and drama. We’ll also be checking in, I’m sure, with whatever Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and whoever esle talk about on Monday Night Football, a show which has become a very handy one-stop shop for keeping up with all the football news, views and drama. Wonder if they will make mention of the mighty Jeff Stelling, who has announced his departure from the aforementioned TV station at the end of the season.

I wonder if Wolves fans will be sparing a thought for their former pal Nuno Espirito Santo, who today of course got le chop from Spurs, having been there for about five minutes. Perhaps. But, let’s be honest, probably not. His countryman Bruno Lage has taken over in the Black Country hot seat and has had mixed results. He lost four of his first five Premier League games, but things have picked up since: they’ve won three and drawn one of the last four. This is the time to gather the points, I’d suggest: after this match, they’ve got a run of your Burnleys, your Norwiches, your Palaces and (harder) your West Hams, before they play City and Liverpool at the start of next month. No time to get settled these days, and certainly not for an unheralded foreign manager with few cronies in the punditry seats and media.

One man who has certainly been helping the cause is Hwang Hee-chan. He’s scored four in four and seems a good lad. I commend to you this excellent, exclusive interview from Mr John Percy.

From sending Virgil van Dijk ‘out for a hot dog’ to becoming Wolves’ hot shot

Hwang’s nickname of “The Bull”, which has been adopted by the Wolves squad, is very apt and takes on added significance due to the club’s legendary forward Steve Bull. 

“I’m a forward so I like to focus on an aggressive, attacking style,” says Hwang.

“I’ve learned that to be a team player, I have to also defend. They taught me in Salzburg how to press, and defend properly. It took a lot of time and effort to learn that ability so the reputation I have now [with his playing style] is all from Austria.”

Looking forward to watching him play. We’ll find out if he is, and who else is in the teams, shortly.