Crystal Palace dealt a big blow to the top four hopes of Wolves as they produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Jean-Philippe Mateta opened the scoring for the visitors in the 19th minute before Wilfried Zaha doubled their advantage in the 34th minute. The loss meant that the Wolves find themselves seven points behind Manchester United.
Wolves: Sa (7), Hoever (6), Marcal (6), Neto (6), Neves (6), Podence (6), Coady (6), Kilman (6), Hwang (6), Saiss (6), Moutinho (6).
Subs: Jimenez (6), Jonny (6), Chiquinho (6)
Crystal Palace: Guaita (7), Mitchell (7), Guehi (7), Olise (7), Kouyate (7), Zaha (8), Mateta (8), Schlupp (8), Andersen (7), Clyne (7), Gallagher (7).
Subs: Milivojevic (6), Hughes (6), Benteke (6)
Man of the Match: Wilfried Zaha
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira: “It was a really good performance. From the first minute to the last one we played well, worked hard and I’m really pleased. We were brave from the first minute, we defended higher, we put them under pressure, we played forward, we created chances and the first-half was one of the best since I’ve been here.”
Wolves boss Bruno Lage: “Ki is a good example of the young kids, they want everything to happen [now]. When you are out and your teammate is playing, and you are not training at the intensity, you are not preparing yourself, and after, when you have a chance, these kinds of things happen. I have too many kids in my team that sometimes don’t work the way they should work. They do not prepare the way they should prepare and after, when they come inside [the team], these kinds of things happen.”
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