Turn things around, Wolves For Southampton To Lose Streak2021-02-22 23:33
JAKARTA - Wolverhampton Wanderers turned things around in order to exacerbate Southamptons' streak of losing streak when they stole a 2-1 win on a trip to St Mary's Stadium for Week 24 of the English Premier League, Sunday (14/2). Coming from behind until halftime due to Danny Ings' goal, Wolves got up in the second half with a Ruben Neves penalty and Pedro Neto's narrow corner.
The result was like a revenge event for Wolves, who were eliminated by Southampton from the fifth round of the FA Cup, on Thursday (11/2), while making Nuno Espirito Santo's team jump up to 12th in the standings with a collection of 30 points. Meanwhile, Southampton with 29 points, who have now swallowed six successive defeats, must be willing to drop to 13th position.
After two chances from Willian Jose's header and Joao Moutinho's low strike had yet to hit the target, Wolves' goal was threatened first in the 19th minute when goalkeeper Rui Patricio was obliged to swiftly secure Nathan Redmond's shot.
Unfortunately, in the 25th minute Patricio was not given the chance to react when Ings met Stuart Armstrong's cross with a first-touch shot that slammed into the top right corner of the net. Southampton lead 1-0 over guests.
Southampton had a chance to double the lead if only Redmond could have been more careful in welcoming Ings' cross, which ended up off the side of the net.
The hosts' advantage lasted until halftime, but seven minutes after the second half's follow-up action referee Graham Scott awarded Wolves a penalty after Nelson Semedo's shot hit Ryan Bertrand's left hand in the area.
The opportunity was exploited perfectly by Neves who was able to outwit goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to equalize 1-1.
Southampton tried to immediately restore the lead, but Wolves captain Conor Coady put his body to block Armstrong's shot so he didn't threaten the net too much.
Instead of winning again, the Southampton goal conceded again in the 66th minute when Neto beat Jannik Vestergaard before settling into a curling shot from a tight angle into the far post to put Wolves back in the lead.
Patricio was kept busy to keep Wolves 'lead in the 79th minute, when he made two saves on James Ward-Prowse's shot and Che Adams' effort to grab a throwing ball.
Five minutes later, Redmond sends in a dangerous cross, but Adams' header is off the right side of the Wolves goal.
In the next match, Wolves will play early on Friday (19/2) when they host Leeds United at Molineux, while Southampton a day later will receive Chelsea's arrival.
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