Jan 2 (Reuters) – WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS Zero CRYSTAL PALACE 2
Soccer Soccer – Premier League – Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace – Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain – January 2, 2019 Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic celebrates scoring their second objective Motion Photographs by way of Reuters/Carl Recine
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ spectacular Premier League marketing campaign hit the buffers on Wednesday as two objectives within the dying minutes enabled Crystal Palace to take all three factors with a 2-Zero win at Molineux.
Searching of kinds at the beginning of the yr, Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves had solely wanted a draw to turn out to be the primary promoted crew to garner 30 factors after 21 matches in a high flight season since Birmingham Metropolis in 2009-10.
As a substitute, their hopes of rising as excessive as seventh have been spoiled as Palace deservedly took the spoils with Ghanaian worldwide Jordan Ayew firing residence his first objective for the membership within the 83rd minute.
Luka Milivojevic then transformed from the penalty spot, 5 minutes into added time, after Ryan Bennett had introduced down Wilfried Zaha.
It gave Palace consecutive away wins in the identical Premier League season for the primary time in two years and Roy Hodgson’s crew have been nicely definitely worth the factors.
“I assumed we have been the crew pushing for the objective and after we ultimately acquired it I feel we will say we deserved it,” Palace’s former England supervisor instructed the BBC.
Of Ayew’s objective he added: “Jordan labored so laborious and it was becoming he may rating the objective that has eluded him and us for therefore lengthy.
“I’m actually happy with the efficiency, self-discipline and delighted to win a recreation away from residence as a result of it makes the Christmas interval fairly a great one for us.”
Palace dominated the primary half, with solely their profligate ending letting them down – with Andros Townsend’s dismal ballooned right-footed shot and James Tomkins’ missed header proving probably the most obvious examples.
Wolves, as befits their fame this time period as second-half revivalists, regarded a lot sharper on the resumption, creating extra probabilities within the opening 4 minutes after the break than in the complete first-half.
Having now overseen 5 defeats of their final seven residence league video games and watching his aspect muster just one shot heading in the right direction all evening, Nuno understandably sounded involved by this newest Molineux setback.
“There’s no excuses. We didn’t carry out nicely. Palace had someday much less to arrange than us, so there’s no excuses,” the Portuguese instructed the BBC.
Reporting by Ian Chadband; Modifying by Alison Williams and Pritha Sarkar