The contribution of the Mexican Raúl Jiménez and Spaniard Adama Traoré led to Wolverhampton’s victory against Southampton (3-1), which extended their climb in the Premier League and slowed down their opponent’s progression, on the twenty-first day of the competition.
Portuguese Bruno Lage’s team has already accumulated three wins and a draw in its last four games to get closer to the European zone of the table. The ‘wolves’ who took advantage in the clash at Molineux Stadium thanks to a foul committed on Frenchman Rayan Ait Nouri inside the area have already hunted down Manchester United.
The VAR intervened in the action that led to a penalty that he converted eight minutes before the break Raúl Jiménez to put on track the ninth victory of the course.
The visiting team did not improve. Souythampton, who had gone four games without losing, sank for good at game time when Conor Coady scored the second for Wolverhampton to round out Lage’s lead.
The set of the Austrian Ralph Hasenhutti was thrown desperately, shortening the distance to six from the end through James Ward-Prowse. He looked for the tie in a last stretch full of uncertainty that ended up tying up Wolverhampton with a goal in added time from the Spaniard Adama Traore who replaced Trincao a quarter of an hour earlier.
The ‘wolves’ are eighth in the table, four points behind Arsenal, which marks the European positions in the Premier.