Wolves 2-1 Everton: Raul Jimenez scores as hosts add to Toffees’ troubles
Max Kilman’s first Wolves goal and Raul Jimenez’s 50th were enough to send Bruno Lage’s men into seventh place in the Premier League and condemn Everton to a third successive defeat.
Wolves dominated the opening period of an entertaining contest and were worthy of a comfortable half-time cushion provided by Kilman’s far-post header and a lovely clipped finish by Jimenez.
However, after being booed off at the break, Rafael Benitez’s visitors were much improved when they returned.
Alex Iwobi halved the deficit and it took a fabulous save by Jose Sa to deny substitute Anthony Gordon four minutes from time.
Wolves managed to avoid conceding an injury-time equaliser like they did at Leeds nine days ago to take their points tally to 13 from five games.
For Everton, their second-half improvement was scant consolation as early-season optimism continues to fade for a team yet again mired in mid-table, having now lost the same number of games as they have won.
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