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Wolves in sixth after rare win at Arsenal

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Goals from Neto and Podence help Wolves triumph at Arsenal for the first time since 1979

Two first-half goals were enough for Wolverhampton Wanderers to claim a rare victory at Arsenal.

There was a lengthy delay for treatment after David Luiz and Raul Jimenez clashed heads in the fifth minute, with the latter taken off on a stretcher and replaced by Fabio Silva.

Wolves were ahead after 27 minutes through Pedro Neto, who reacted quickest to a loose ball after Leander Dendoncker had headed against the crossbar.

That lead lasted three minutes as Gabriel rose highest to head Willian’s cross past Rui Patricio.

However, Wolves fought back and regained the advantage before half-time thanks to Daniel Podence’s piece of skill and smart finish.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice came close to drawing Arsenal level but his shot was blocked by Conor Coady and his header with eight minutes to play went wide.

The Gunners, who have lost their last three home league matches, are in 14th on 13 points.

Wolves’ third away win of the season, and their first at the Gunners since 1979, puts them in sixth with 17 points.

Match Commentary

  • Full-time

    Match ends, Arsenal 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  • 90 +5′

    Second Half ends, Arsenal 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  • 90 +3′

    Attempt blocked. Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bukayo Saka.

  • 90 +2′

    Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 90 +2′

    Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 90 +2′

    Yellow Card!

    Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  • 90 +1′

    Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  • 90 +1′

    Foul by Kieran Tierney (Arsenal).

  • 90′

    Dani Ceballos (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 90′

    Foul by João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 89′

    Yellow Card!

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

  • 89′

    Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 89′

    Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 88′

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Maximilian Kilman.

  • 86′

    Yellow Card!

    Rob Holding (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  • 86′

    Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 86′

    Foul by Rob Holding (Arsenal).

  • 83′

    Hand ball by Reiss Nelson (Arsenal).

  • 82′

    Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  • 81′

    Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  • 80′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal. Alexandre Lacazette replaces Granit Xhaka.

  • 80′

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Rúben Neves.

  • 80′

    Attempt blocked. Joseph Willock (Arsenal) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  • 78′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Maximilian Kilman replaces Fábio Silva.

  • 74′

    Attempt missed. Reiss Nelson (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bukayo Saka with a cross.

  • 73′

    Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  • 70′

    Foul by Nélson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 70′

    Joseph Willock (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 70′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rúben Neves replaces Daniel Podence.

  • 69′

    Yellow Card!

    Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  • 69′

    Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal).

  • 69′

    Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 65′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal. Reiss Nelson replaces Willian.

  • 64′

    Attempt missed. Rob Holding (Arsenal) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Bukayo Saka following a corner.

  • 64′

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Conor Coady.

  • 64′

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Nélson Semedo.

  • 61′

    Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  • 61′

    Foul by Dani Ceballos (Arsenal).

  • 60′

    Attempt blocked. Daniel Podence (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  • 57′

    Attempt missed. Willian (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  • 56′

    Yellow Card!

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

  • 56′

    Foul by Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 56′

    Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 55′

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Willy Boly.

  • 54′

    Yellow Card!

    Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  • 54′

    Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  • 52′

    Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro Neto.

  • 51′

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Gabriel Magalhães.

  • 51′

    Attempt blocked. Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro Neto.

  • 50′

    Attempt missed. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Héctor Bellerín.

  • 48′

    Foul by João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 48′

    Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 47′

    Foul by Rob Holding (Arsenal).

  • 47′

    Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 47′

    Yellow Card!

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

  • 47′

    Foul by Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 47′

    Joseph Willock (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 46′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal. Rob Holding replaces David Luiz because of an injury.

  • Kick Off!

    Second Half begins Arsenal 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  • 45 +11′

    Half-time

    First Half ends, Arsenal 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  • 45 +9′

    Offside, Arsenal. Willian tries a through ball, but Héctor Bellerín is caught offside.

  • 45 +7′

    Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  • 45 +4′

    Attempt missed. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Fábio Silva.

  • 45 +2′

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Kieran Tierney.

  • 45 +1′

    Attempt saved. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Luiz with a through ball.

  • 45 +1′

    Attempt saved. Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nélson Semedo.

  • 45′

    Attempt missed. David Luiz (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  • 44′

    Foul by João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 44′

    Willian (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 42′

    Goal!

    Goal! Arsenal 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Daniel Podence (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  • 42′

    Attempt saved. Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adama Traoré.

  • 41′

    Foul by David Luiz (Arsenal).

  • 41′

    Daniel Podence (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 38′

    João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 38′

    Foul by Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal).

  • 37′

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Willy Boly.

  • 34′

    Attempt saved. Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pedro Neto with a cross.

  • 33′

    Attempt blocked. Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adama Traoré.

  • 33′

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Luiz.

  • 32′

    Foul by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal).

  • 32′

    Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 32′

    Nélson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 32′

    Foul by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal).

  • 30′

    Goal!

    Goal! Arsenal 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Willian with a cross following a corner.

  • 30′

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Pedro Neto.

  • 27′

    Goal!

    Goal! Arsenal 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  • 27′

    Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross.

  • 24′

    Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  • 24′

    Foul by David Luiz (Arsenal).

  • 23′

    Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 23′

    Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 21′

    Foul by Dani Ceballos (Arsenal).

  • 21′

    Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 19′

    Offside, Arsenal. David Luiz tries a through ball, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.

  • 18′

    Foul by Nélson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 18′

    Dani Ceballos (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 17′

    Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 17′

    Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 15′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Fábio Silva replaces Raúl Jiménez because of an injury.

  • 5′

    Foul by David Luiz (Arsenal).

  • 5′

    Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 4′

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Conor Coady.

  • 4′

    Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  • 4′

    Joseph Willock (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 1′

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Granit Xhaka.

  • Kick Off!

    First Half begins.

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