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Wolves 0-5 Manchester United | Back on Top | Opta Stats

As we move into the final stages of the season, the very top of the Premier League table has a familiar look to it. Manchester United went one point clear with a win over West Brom, while Manchester City lost to Swansea City. Wolverhampton Wanderers entertained Manchester United, with the visitors looking to go four points clear at the top of the table.

Wolves were in terrible form, gaining just 4 points from the previous six games. While Man United were mounting a title charge taking 16 Points from a possible 18. The odds were against Wolves and even the most faithful fan would have found it difficult to hope for a good result.

Opening The Account

The away team established control early on, with Valencia looking dangerous, and Carrick going close in the thirteenth minute it was sign of things to come. Wolves could only hold out until the twenty-first minute before conceding from a corner. Rooney swung the ball to the back post and Carrick knocked it back across the six yard box for Evans to tap in his first ever goal for Man United.

Architects Of Their Own Demise

Wolves were went down to ten men after Zubar received a second booking in the thirty-ninth minute and was rightly sent off. Being a goal down, the sending off made a difficult task nigh impossible.

Man United had scored from a corner and winning set pieces would have been ear-marked as crucial opportunities for Wolves to score. Jarvis won them a corner just after the forty minute mark. Welbeck was first to meet the delivery and headed the ball out to Hernandez, ‘the little pea’ controlled the ball well, before finding Rooney on the right, inside the united half. Valencia went charging up the right-wing and Rooney appreciated the effort, zipping the ball into his path. The Wolves players didn’t have the legs to stay with the Ecuadorian as Valencia drove into the box and hammered the ball past Hennessey.

Welbeck added another in the 46th minute with a first time side foot shot; Valencia providing the assist with a pull back, just 3 minutes after the second goal.

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