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Wolves 2-1 Manchester United: Hosts fight back from a goal down to win

Diogo Jota

Manchester United missed the chance to move third in the Premier League as they threw away a lead, had a man sent off and lost at Wolves.

Scott McTominay's low strike from 22 yards - his first goal for United - put them ahead after 13 minutes but the hosts equalised 12 minutes later as Diogo Jota coolly finished from a Raul Jimenez pass.

The visitors had captain Ashley Young sent off in the 57th minute for two yellow card offences after he twice fouled Jota inside a five-minute spell.

Wolves took advantage as they scored a scrappy second goal when David de Gea failed to collect the ball and it ricocheted off United defender Chris Smalling and into the net to give the hosts the win.

The defeat was the first under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he was given the United manager's job on a full-time basis and left them fifth in the Premier League.

United are level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham and two points behind Arsenal in third, but have now played a game more than both London clubs.

United throw it away

Wolves beat United 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on 16 Match, but Solskjaer will be wondering how they managed to throw the three points away.

The visitors nearly scored within 30 seconds of the start as Jesse Lingard immediately ran at the Wolves defence and was only denied by Rui Patricio.

The Wolves goalkeeper also did well to deny Romelu Lukaku's close-range header, but was powerless to keep out McTominay's fine strike, although the goalkeeper then did make an excellent stop to deny Lingard.

United's lead was a well-deserved one, but from then on they self-destructed.

Wolves' equaliser came after Fred was caught in possession 30 yards from his own goal, before Young was sent off for a reckless sliding challenge when he was already on a booking and caught Jota halfway up his shin.

Solskjaer will also be furious with Wolves' winning goal as there seemed to be little danger when Jimenez challenged Phil Jones for a header, but De Gea could not collect the ball cleanly, with it then bouncing off Smalling's foot and creeping over the line for for the winner.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 5Bennett
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 2Doherty
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 8NevesSubstituted forSaïssat 84'minutes
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 29VinagreSubstituted forCastro Ottoat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Jiménez
  • 18JotaSubstituted forCavaleiroat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 10Hélder Costa
  • 17Gibbs-White
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 21Ruddy
  • 27Saïss
  • 37Traoré

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 18YoungBooked at 57mins
  • 12Smalling
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 20DalotBooked at 42minsSubstituted forPereiraat 84'minutes
  • 39McTominay
  • 17FredSubstituted forJonesat 65'minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 23ShawBooked at 38mins
  • 14Lingard
  • 9LukakuSubstituted forMartialat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jones
  • 8Mata
  • 11Martial
  • 15Pereira
  • 16Rojo
  • 22Romero
  • 31Matic
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
31,302

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamMan Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Manchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Manchester United 1.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ryan Bennett tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside.

Offside, Manchester United. Jesse Lingard tries a through ball, but Paul Pogba is caught offside.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Leander Dendoncker.

Booking

Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Andreas Pereira (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez following a fast break.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Romain Saïss tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David de Gea.

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Martial.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Andreas Pereira replaces Diogo Dalot.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Romain Saïss replaces Rúben Neves.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Rui Patrício.

Attempt blocked. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Martial.

Goal!

Own Goal by Chris Smalling, Manchester United. Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Manchester United 1.

Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jonny replaces Rúben Vinagre.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Anthony Martial replaces Romelu Lukaku.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Diogo Jota.

Attempt missed. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Diogo Dalot with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ryan Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jesse Lingard.

Attempt blocked. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Phil Jones (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Rúben Vinagre.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Phil Jones replaces Fred.

Attempt blocked. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

Victor Lindelöf (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ashley Young (Manchester United) for a bad foul.

Foul by Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Diogo Jota tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Pogba with a headed pass.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Rúben Vinagre is caught offside.

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