Wolverhampton pulled off another great feat as they held Manchester United 1-1 at Old Trafford. First half goal from Fred and a second half stunner from Joao Moutinho were the highlights of the game.
Lineups and Main events:
Manchester United (4-3-3): David De Gea; Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Fred (Anthony Martial, 62′); Jesse Lingard (Andreas Pereira, 75′), Alexis Sanchez (Juan Mata, 62′), Romelu Lukaku.
Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio; Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady, Willy Boly; Matt Doherty, Joao Moutinho (Romain Saiss, 80′), Ruben Neves, Jonny; Helder Costa (Adama Traore, 75′), Diogo Jota (Morgan Gibbs-White, 86′), Raul Jimenez.
Goal: Fred (19′), Moutinho (53′).
Yellow card: Shaw (40′), Neves (61′).
In the first few minutes, the hosts were finding it hard to penetrate through Wolverhampton defense. In fact, the minnows troubled De Gea on occasions. But, then, Pogba set Fred up nicely through a counter attack. The Brazilian, on his return to the starting lineup, made no mistake to fire it home from the edge of the box. For the rest of the first half, end to end action kept the viewers enthralled.
In the final minute of the half, United got a fabulous chance through a freekick. Fred’s shot was brilliant and it needed a stunning save from Patricio to keep the halftime scoreline 1-0.
Beginning of the second half turned out to be fabulous for the visitors. Eight minutes after the break, Gimenez fed the ball to Moutinho on the edge of the box. The Portuguese’s magnificent left-footed strike was too good for De Gea and the score was level. Wolverhampton were playing better at this moment and they attacked with all their might to take the game away from United.
For the last part of the game, United’s misery continued and they failed to break a resilient Wolverhampton defense. On the other end, Traore tested De Gea three times. However, the Spaniard was on top and managed to save some honour for the Red Devils.
Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers stats:
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