Wolves Inflict A Third Straight Defeat On Everton And Stretch Their Unbeaten Run To Five Matches

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Bruno Lage had had enough of the stress at the end. He leapt up and down, frantically waving his arms in the hope of avoiding a sting in the tail.

This shouldn’t have happened to the Wolves’ head coach. His side had been streets ahead of the Royal Blue pedestrians for much of the night and should have been able to coast through the final phases due to their superiority. Their new hero, Hee Chan Hwang, was at the center of it all.

Rafa Benitez, the Everton manager, was less animated but no less agitated a few yards away. Though they came close to securing a draw with a late siege, it would be madness to call them unlucky losers; this was their third Premier League defeat in a row, and there is a reason for their poor form.

The first half was so one-sided that it was bordering on humiliating. Wolves were quicker out of the blocks than one of the sprinters at the neighboring racetrack, and they shouldn’t have been caught once they were clear.

The first significant shot came nine minutes in – a fizzing volley from Ruben Neves that forced Jordan Pickford to move aggressively – but once Lage’s side found their range, it gave them confidence and enabled them to dismantle Everton.

Pickford had to be at his best in the 14th minute to tip away a looping left-footed shot from Francisco Trincao, who was being watched by England head coach Gareth Southgate; he was beaten 60 seconds later by Hwang, but the South Korean forward had mistimed his move and the goal was chalked off.

Source: Daily Mail

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