SEAN STANTON SHARES HIS EVERTON V WOLVES REPORT
No world class manager anymore.
No money spent in this window.
No points on the board.
No one expecting anything other than a relegation battle.
I’ll be honest. I was worried and disillusioned going into this match.
We were up against a team as deep in the financial doo-doo as we are.
We had no Matheus Nunes but they were without Iwobi and Calvert-Lewin.
Pickford, Patterson, Branthwait, Tarkowsi, Young, Gana, Onana, Doucoure, Danjuma, Dobbin, Garner.
Sa, Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Bueno, Lemina, Gomes, Hwang, Neto, Silva, Cunha.
Everton 3-2 Wolves.
So what happened ?
It was a particularly low quality, really forgettable first half that Everton had the better of.
Danjuma hit the post when he was clean through and he also volleyed wide when he should have done much better.
Tarkowski also missed a golden opportunity while Wolves were wasteful in possession and reduced to a couple of wild shots.
Both Gomes and Semedo were booked.
At half time Ait-Nouri replaced Hwang, playing as a forward.
Apparently Hwang had sustained yet another hammy injury.
The second forty five was still low quality, but breathless, end to end stuff.
Fabio had a goal disallowed and he also shot wide when he was one on one with the goalie.
Pickford made a stunning save when Fabio’s lunge deflected off an Everton defender inside the six yard box.
At the other end Doucoure also had a goal disallowed for offside and Jose Sa, who was outstanding today, made a wonder save to deny a Doucoure header.
Sarabia replaced Fabio and Everton began to press.
Sa made another good stop.
Lemina and Dawson also went in the book and it started to look like Wolves were prepared to settle for a point.
Then, in the 87th minute, shortly after Cunha and Bueno were replaced by Toti and Sasa, Neto cut in from the right, put a great ball into the box and the gangly Austrian flick-headed it into the net.
Pandemonium in the away segment.
Wolves saw out the last few minutes quite well and victory was secured.
ARTICLE BY SEAN STANTON
Born in Wolverhampton. Raised in Dudley, Drank in the Beacon in Sedgley until he had children. Now drinks at home.