Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal, 02 February 2021

Score2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueMolineux
Kick-off: 6.00pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 14 Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 3 Drawn: 3 Arsenal won: 8 Wolverhampton Wanderers scored: 12 Arsenal scored: 26 Wolverhampton Wanderers completed a league double over Arsenal for the first time since 1978-79 in League Division One.

2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

1 Arsenal

Manager: Mikel Arteta

Goals:

Rúben Neves penalty 45 P
João Moutinho 49 G

Goals:

Nicolas Pépé 32 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Willy Boly
Defender Max Kilman
Defender Nélson Semedo
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Pedro Neto
Midfielder Rúben Neves
Midfielder/Forward Daniel Podence
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender Rob Holding
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Defender/Midfielder Bukayo Saka
Defender/Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder Thomas Partey
Midfielder Emile Smith Rowe
Midfielder/Forward Nicolas Pépé

Substitutions:

Vitinha for Daniel Podence 62
Leander Dendoncker for Rúben Neves 74
Fábio Silva for Willian José 90

Substitutions:

Gabriel for Alexandre Lacazette 46
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Nicolas Pépé 61
Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson for Thomas Partey 75

Cards:

João Moutinho 13 Y
Max Kilman 28 Y
Rúben Neves 47 Y

Cards:

Thomas Partey 41 Y
David Luiz 45 R
Granit Xhaka 62 Y
Bernd Leno 72 R

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender Ki-Jana Hoever
Defender Lewis Richards
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Defender/Midfielder Owen Otasowie
Midfielder Vitinha
Midfielder/Forward Morgan Gibbs-White
Forward Fábio Silva

On the bench:

Defender Gabriel
Defender/Midfielder Calum Chambers
Midfielder Dani Ceballos
Midfielder Mohamed El Neny
Midfielder Martin Odegaard
Midfielder Willian

Comments:

League position: 14th This was Wolverhampton Wanderers' first win in their last nine games in the Premier League (lost five). Wolves had now conceded the first goal in 11 of their last 12 games in the Premier League. In his 61st appearance at Molineux in all competitions, João Moutinho scored his first goal in a home game for the club. Wolverhampton Wanderers named only eight of a possible nine substitutes.

Comments:

League position: 10th Arsenal failed in their attempt to win four consecutive away games in the Premier League for the first time since October 2016. The Gunners had two players sent off in a game in the Premier League for the first time since 19 September 2015 when Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla both saw red at Chelsea. Nicolas Pépé had now scored in three consecutive away league appearances for the first time since January 2019 for Lille OSC in Ligue 1. Bukayo Saka scored after nine minutes but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to an offside decision.