Mason Greenwood Scores as Manchester United Defeat Wolves at Molineux Stadium

Mason Greenwood Scores as Manchester United Defeat Wolves at Molineux Stadium

  • Wolves vs Manchester United saw a very fine performance by both teams which battled hard from the first blast of the whistle
  • It was battle from start to finish of the encounter at the Molineux Stadium but the hosts were the better side - but lost
  • Mason Greenwood grabbed the only goal of the encounter for United in the 81st minute as the Red Devils claimed all three points

A late strike by Mason Greenwood has seen Manchester United defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League at the Molineux stadium, MEN reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will finish the weekend in 3rd position on the Premier League standings ahead of the international break.

But it was the hosts that dominated the encounter for the larger part of the entire duration of the game.

Mason Greenwood Scores as Manchester United Defeat Wolves at Molineux Stadium
Wolves vs Manchester United saw Greenwod grab a late goal. Photo: Michael Regan
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United came close to openeing the scoring in the 10th minute following a freekick but they couldn't convert the follow-ups as Greenwood missed an acrobatic effort and James' driven strike went wide.

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Sky Sports reports that moments later it was a counter-attack which came to an end for Wolves as Jimenez saw his shot blocked. Moutinho then volleyed over from 12-yards out after more poor defending from United.

The hosts pressed further for the opener and dominated the major parts of the first half coming close yet again in tthe 26th minute.

This time Saiss fired a volley wide of the post, but it would have been disallowed for an offside in the build-up.

A key moment of the game came in the 36th minute when United put the ball into the back of the net in the 39th minute.

Attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes got the ball behind the Wolves defence and finished well, but it was ruled out for offside.

United started the second half on the back-foot again with Wolves looking much better in possession as the Red Devils had to drop deeper in order to compensate for the poor midfield selection.

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And on the hour mark, Traore beat Fred out wide and launched a cross to the back-post, but Wan-Bissaka headed away as Jimenez attacked the ball.

United goalkeeper David De Gea pulled off a world class save in the 67th minute as Saiss saw a header saved from six-yards out and his rebound incredibly clawed out by the goalkeeper too.

Mason Greenwood grabbed the only goal of the encounter for United in the 81st minute as the Red Devils claimed all three points.

It ended: Wolves 0-1 Manchester United.

Arsenal equals 66-year-old record following loss to Man City

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Manchester City compounded Mikel Arteta's woes in the Premier League after thrashing Arsenal 5-0 at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, August 28.

A brace from Ferran Torres and one each from Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, and Rodri ensured the Citizens outshine their visitors.

The North London club has now equalled the record they set some 66 years ago after failing to record at least a point in their first three league games for the first time since the 1954-55 campaign as reported by Goal.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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