Wolverhampton Wanderers v Cardiff City, 02 March 2019

Score2-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueMolineux
Attendance31,309
Kick-off: 3.00pm This was Cardiff City's first visit to Molineux in the top division since September 1961. Wolverhampton Wanderers had lost five of the preceding seven league meetings. Premier League Head to Head Played: 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 1 Drawn: 0 Cardiff City won: 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers scored: 3 Cardiff City scored: 2

2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

0 Cardiff City

Manager: Neil Warnock

Goals:

Diogo Jota 16 G
Raúl Jiménez 18 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender Ryan Bennett
Defender Willy Boly
Defender Rúben Vinagre
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Defender/Midfielder Romain Saïss
Midfielder/Forward Diogo Jota
Midfielder/Forward Morgan Gibbs-White
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré
Forward Raúl Jiménez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge
Defender Sol Bamba
Defender/Centre back Sean Morrison
Defender/Midfielder Lee Peltier
Defender/Left back Joe Bennett
Midfielder Víctor Camarasa
Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson
Midfielder Joe Ralls
Midfielder/Forward Bobby Decordova-Reid
Forward Oumar Niasse
Forward Kenneth Zohore

Substitutions:

Matt Doherty for Diogo Jota 47
João Moutinho for Morgan Gibbs-White 64
Ivan Cavaleiro for Adama Traoré 75

Substitutions:

Bruno Ecuélé Manga for Sol Bamba 45
Callum Paterson for Bobby Decordova-Reid 59
Rhys Healey for Oumar Niasse 76

Cards:

Ryan Bennett 34 Y

Cards:

Sol Bamba 45 Y
Lee Peltier 62 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Will Norris
Defender Matt Doherty
Defender/Midfielder Jonny
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Rúben Neves
Midfielder/Forward Hélder Costa
Forward Ivan Cavaleiro

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alex Smithies
Defender/Midfielder Leandro Bacuna
Defender/Midfielder Callum Paterson
Midfielder Harry Arter
Midfielder Kadeem Harris
Forward Rhys Healey

Comments:

League position: 7th Wolverhampton Wanderers had now lost one of their last seven games in the Premier League, and one of ten in all competitions. With nine games still to play, they had now exceeded 40 points in a Premier League season for the first time. Prior to this game, Wolves had scored only four goals in the first-half of their home games in this Premier League season; fewer than any other team. Goalkeeper John Ruddy made his first start in the Premier League since 15 May 2016 for Norwich City at Everton (1,021 days ago).

Comments:

League position: 18th Cardiff City had now lost three consecutive games in the Premier League (conceded ten goals). The Bluebirds had now failed to score in 13 of their 29 games so far in this Premier League season. Only bottom of the table Huddersfield Town had failed to score in more (15). City had now taken 25 points from their 29 games so far in this Premier League season; the same as at the same stage of their only previous season in the division (2013-14).