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PremierLeague-News.Com - Ruben Neves scored again but Wolverhampton Wanderers fell to as 2-1 defeat to Everton in the Premier League
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Wolverhampton Wanderers’ winless run in the Premier League extended to five games after Michael Keane’s late header clinched a 2-1 win for Everton. Keane nodded home in the 77th minute to hand Carlo Ancelotti’s side all three points after Ruben Neves had cancelled out Alex Iwobi’s early opener. Wolves’ games can often be slow burners but both teams were quick out the traps at Molineux. Barely five minutes had passed before Iwobi opened the scoring for the visitors. James Rodriguez weaved his magic through Wolves’ midfield and fed Lucas Digne, whose first time cutback from the left was rifled home by Iwobi from 12 yards. The ex-Arsenal man was given too much space inside the box and the same can be said for Neves, who levelled for Wolves inside 14 minutes. Rayan Ait-Nouri exploded down the left, leaving Abdoulaye Doucoure in his wake, and fired the ball across for Neves to produce a composed finish on the volley. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Wolves almost took the lead through Fabio Silva but the youngster’s instinctive finish was well held by Jordan Pickford. Neves was in the mood and almost repeated his stunning volley against Derby County in 2018 with a touch and volley from 30 yards that landed on the top of Pickford’s goal. Wolves were by no means in control in the second half though and Everton broke away to find the winner with 15 minutes to go. Conor Coady did well to block Iwobi’s goal-bound effort but the Toffees scored from the resulting corner. Andre Gomes retrieved Rodriguez’s deep delivery and whipped it back in for Keane to head home. Wolves created one final chance with Dendoncker meeting a corner in stoppage time, but he completely misjudged it and failed to work Pickford. Read More Related Articles Explained: The reason why Adama Traore misses Wolves vs Everton Read More Related Articles Swansea’s Morgan Gibbs-White ‘devastation’ is a clear sign to Wolves boss Nuno Rui Patricio 5 The goalkeeper couldn’t do an awful lot about either goal he conceded and didn’t really have anything else of note to do. That seems to have been the theme of the Portuguese’s season. Nelson Semedo 5.5 Semedo was a little suspect defensively but there’s no doubting his ability with the ball. One run from the edge of his own box deep into Everton’s half showed his wonderful ball carrying abilities. It was surprising that he didn’t move further forward after Hoever replaced Gibbs-White. Wolverhampton Wanderers' Nelson Semedo (left) and Everton's Lucas Digne battle for the ball (Image: Richard Heathcote/PA Wire) Conor Coady 6.5 Covered well on the occasions Semedo disappeared defensively and didn’t do a lot wrong alongside Saiss. Coady blocked brilliantly late on with Iwobi looking certain to bury Rodriguez’s cut-back. But the visitors ended up scoring from the resulting corner. Romain Saiss 6.5 He was composed in bringing the ball out of defence and belted it clear when he needed to. Saiss was, however, the man Keane climbed above to head home the winner. Everton's Michael Keane scores his side's second goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers (Image: Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images) Rayan Ait-Nouri 7 Ait-Nouri was electric down the left at times and created Neves’ goal with a fantastic burst of pace and cross. At 19 Ait-Nouri will have ups and downs but this was one of his better performances. Leander Dendoncker 6 The Belgian had half a chance in the first half after being found by Ait-Nouri but skewed his effort well wide.
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. Dendoncker had a headed chance at the end but got it wrong. Ruben Neves 8 Right from the first minute, Neves strolled around the pitch like a player who knows he’s playing close to his peak once again. He’s been improving week on week and put in another high quality display against Everton. The finish for the goal was far from simple, but Neves made it look easy. He also clipped the top of Pickford’s net with a volleyed attempt not dissimilar to his 2018 thunderbolt against Derby.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Ruben Neves celebrates scoring against Everton (Image: Tim Keeton/PA Wire) Joao Moutinho 6 Kept Wolves moving forward and sat in to allow Dendoncker to play a little further forward at times. He was on Wolves’ set pieces again but seemed to go short to Neto more often than not. Morgan Gibbs-White 6 Gibbs-White, making his first Wolves start of the season, started brightly and was involved in a lot of Wolves’ good play in the opening 45 minutes. He did tire quickly and became a little sluggish before being replaced by Hoever in the second half. That’s understandable though given the fact Gibbs-White only recently returned to action following a three-month injury lay-off. Fabio Silva 5 Started really poorly with two horribly misplaced passes and didn’t improve a great deal. Silva was in a new position but it was the same story as in his previous games. He’s struggling and needs to be taken out of the firing line.
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