Wolves 2-1 Everton: Raul Jimenez scores as hosts add to Toffees’ troubles

, Wolves 2-1 Everton: Raul Jimenez scores as hosts add to Toffees’ troubles, The Evepost BBC News
, Wolves 2-1 Everton: Raul Jimenez scores as hosts add to Toffees’ troubles, The Evepost BBC News
Raul Jimenez’s goal was his first at Molineux in more than a year following a long-term injury

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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Wolverhampton Wanderers

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameJosé Sá

    Average rating

    7.18

  2. Squad number23Player nameKilman

    Average rating

    7.93

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady

    Average rating

    7.70

  4. Squad number27Player nameSaïss

    Average rating

    7.23

  5. Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

    Average rating

    7.30

  6. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

    Average rating

    7.86

  7. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

    Average rating

    7.33

  8. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

    Average rating

    7.82

  9. Squad number11Player nameTrincão

    Average rating

    7.39

  10. Squad number26Player nameHwang Hee-Chan

    Average rating

    7.60

  11. Squad number9Player nameJiménez

    Average rating

    8.63

Substitutes

  1. Squad number10Player nameDaniel Podence

    Average rating

    6.69

  2. Squad number17Player nameFábio Silva

    Average rating

    5.90

  3. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

    Average rating

    6.06

Everton

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player namePickford

    Average rating

    5.34

  2. Squad number23Player nameColeman

    Average rating

    4.45

  3. Squad number5Player nameKeane

    Average rating

    3.99

  4. Squad number4Player nameHolgate

    Average rating

    3.54

    , Wolves 2-1 Everton: Raul Jimenez scores as hosts add to Toffees’ troubles, The Evepost BBC News
  5. Squad number22Player nameGodfrey

    Average rating

    3.44

  6. Squad number14Player nameTownsend

    Average rating

    4.56

  7. Squad number25Player nameGbamin

    Average rating

    3.54

  8. Squad number6Player nameAllan

    Average rating

    4.28

  9. Squad number17Player nameIwobi

    Average rating

    4.35

  10. Squad number7Player nameRicharlison

    Average rating

    4.46

  11. Squad number11Player nameGray

Substitutes

  1. Squad number8Player nameDelph

    Average rating

    5.10

  2. Squad number24Player nameGordon

    Average rating

    5.28

  3. Squad number33Player nameRondón

    Average rating

    2.93

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Malheiro de Sá
  • 23Kilman
  • 16Coady
  • 27Saïss
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 8Neves
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 3Aït-NouriBooked at 90mins
  • 11Machado TrincãoSubstituted forPodenceat 79′minutes
  • 26Hwang Hee-ChanSubstituted forFábio Silvaat 90+4′minutes
  • 9JiménezSubstituted forDendonckerat 90′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hoever
  • 10Podence
  • 15Boly
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 21Ruddy
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 37Traoré
  • 39Cundle
  • 48Storer

Everton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pickford
  • 23ColemanBooked at 90mins
  • 5Keane
  • 4Holgate
  • 22Godfrey
  • 14Townsend
  • 25GbaminSubstituted forDelphat 45′minutes
  • 6Allan
  • 17IwobiSubstituted forGordonat 78′minutes
  • 7Richarlison
  • 11GraySubstituted forRondónat 90′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kenny
  • 8Delph
  • 15Begovic
  • 20Tosun
  • 24Gordon
  • 26Davies
  • 31Lonergan
  • 33Rondón
  • 64Welch

Referee:
Martin Atkinson

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Everton 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Everton 1.

  3. Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Fábio Silva replaces Hwang Hee-Chan.

  4. Rayan Aït-Nouri (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Séamus Coleman (Everton) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Foul by Hwang Hee-Chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  7. Ben Godfrey (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution, Everton. Salomón Rondón replaces Demarai Gray.

  9. Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leander Dendoncker replaces Raúl Jiménez.

  10. Hwang Hee-Chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Foul by Demarai Gray (Everton).

  12. Maximilian Kilman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Foul by Richarlison (Everton).

  14. Attempt saved. Anthony Gordon (Everton) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.

  15. Corner, Everton. Conceded by Conor Coady.

  16. Attempt blocked. Séamus Coleman (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richarlison.

  17. Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Foul by Richarlison (Everton).

  19. Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Daniel Podence replaces Trincão.

  20. Substitution, Everton. Anthony Gordon replaces Alex Iwobi.

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