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Live Commentary: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Manchester United - as it happened

Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Wolverhampton Wanderers come from behind to register a 2-1 win over Manchester United in Tuesday's Premier League clash.
Live Commentary: Wolves 2-1 Man Utd - as it happened
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Wolverhanpton Wanderers have overturned an early deficit to see off Manchester United by a 2-1 scoreline in Tuesday's Premier League clash at Molineux.

Diogo Jota cancelled out an early Scott McTominay strike to get Wolves back on level terms, while United had Ashley Young sent off for two bookable offences before the hour mark.

Wolves completed the turnaround when Chris Smalling put through his own net as Nuno Espiroto Santo's side sealed a second win over United in the space of 17 days.

Find out how all of the action unfolded in the West Midlands courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates below.

Hello and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage of the match in the Premier League between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United. The home side got the better of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in the FA Cup last month, but can United get revenge at Molineux this evening? The two teams are making their way out, so let's see who features in each starting lineup...

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS XI: Rui Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Vinagre; Jimenez, Jota

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS SUBSTITUTES: Ruddy, Jonny, Saiss, Gibbs-White, Traore, Costa, Cavaleiro

MANCHESTER UNITED XI: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Pogba; Dalot, Lukaku, Lingard

MANCHESTER UNITED SUBSTITUTES: Romero, Rojo, Jones, Matic, Pereira, Mata, Martial

KICKOFF:  United get us underway in the West Midlands!

SHOT!  This would probably have gone down as the best opening in the history of the Premier League. Lingard took the ball from the halfway line and managed to reach the edge of the penalty area after evading a number of tackles. However, his eventual shot is tame and claimed by Rui Patricio.

United have started strongly, but Wolves have also been able to get their foot on the ball. Really promising opening from both teams.

CHANCE!  The visitors should be ahead. Dalot gets down the right and produces the perfect cross for Lukaku, but the Belgian's header from point-blank range is straight at Rui Patricio.

Wolves are probably edging possession, but United are playing with more intent when they have the ball. Solskjaer will be delighted with this start, but the visitors are yet to make it count.

Jimenez manages to get on the ball for the first time in the match, but the Mexican sees a hopeful shot from the edge of the area blocked by a defender.

Lingard has not stopped running in the final third. The Wolves backline are not being given time on the ball in and around the halfway line, and it is resulting in possession being conceded.


Scott McTominay celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on April 2, 2019.© Reuters

GOAL!  It had been coming. United work the ball nicely on the edge of the area and it eventually falls to McTominay, who unleashes a low drive from 20 yards out which finds the far bottom corner of the net.

The home supporters are trying to encourage their side, but the simple fact is that they have been second best during this opening quarter-of-an-hour. A positive response is required.

CHANCE!  It should be two. A cross comes in from the left and Lingard is no more than eight yards from goal. However, the midfielder attempts to be too precise with his header and Rui Patricio is able to palm the ball away.

Wolves tend to do well against the top sides, but they are being outclassed right now. They simply cannot keep possession, nor have they been able to make any kind of an impression at the opposite end.

Moutinho has just failed to find Jota with a 10-yard pass from a corner. It has been that kind of night for Wolves.

The tempo of United's play has dropped ever so slightly, but they are still going in search of a second. They know that Wolves are there for the taking.


Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota nets against Manchester United in the Premier League on April 2, 2019.© Reuters

GOAL!  Wolves are level! Fred gives the ball away in United's defensive third and Wolves capitalise. Jimenez threads a pass through to Jota, who takes his time and fires the ball into the bottom corner from eight yards out.

The home supporters had gone a little quiet, but Molineux is rocking right now. Both teams are taking a chance to have a bit of a breather. There are more goals in this game.

SHOT!  Wolves have improved significantly over the last five minutes. A chance to shoot is presented to Neves on the edge of the area, but the Portuguese sends a shot high over the bar from 25 yards.

CHANCE!  Wolves should be ahead! Doherty gets the better of Shaw down the right and is eventually able to tee up Dendoncker who is no more than 10 yards out. However, the Belgian can only volley high over the crossbar, much to the frustration of the home crowd.

Nuno Espirito Santo's team are now playing with their usual swagger, whereas United have gone into their shell to a certain extent. Solskjaer will be hugely frustrated because his side could have been at least two goals to the good.

LATEST! There are no suggestions that Wolves have one eye on their FA Cup semi-final with Watford, and the Hornets also find themselves in a game at Vicarage Road. Ryan Babel has just cancelled out Abdoulaye Doucoure's opener.

Better from United who are able to win a free kick on the left flank with Bennett hauling down McTominay. Chance here...

YELLOW CARD!  Young's set piece is headed clear by Neves, and Shaw feels that he has to foul Jota in order to halt the counter-attack. Easy decision for the referee.

United will be pleased to get into the break on level terms. We certainly didn't think that we would be saying that after the opening 15 minutes! Nevertheless, the visitors are starting to see more of the ball.

YELLOW CARD!  Another yellow card, this time for Dalot. Vinagre attempted to advance down the left, and Dalot stuck out an arm to stop his Portuguese compatriot in his tracks.

SHOT!  Neves likes to score wonder goals and he nearly adds another to his list. The ball didn't necessarily fall perfectly for him on the edge of the area, but controlling the ball on his chest was followed by a volley which De Gea needed to claim from just underneath his crossbar.

There will be one minute of added-on time.

CHANCE!  United go so close to regaining the lead. Pogba flicks the ball behind the Wolves defence for Lukaku, but the Belgian can only direct his right-footed volley inches wide of the far post.

HALF TIME:  Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Manchester United

The half-time whistle goes at Molineux and a thrilling opening 45 minutes ends with the teams on level terms. McTominay put United into a deserved lead, but Wolves were rewarded for their positive response through Jota's strike from close range.

It has been a back-and-forth match at Molineux, and it is reflected in our player stats. Click here to see who is making an impact and who is not.

LATEST! Tonight's other game also remains at one goal apiece. Doucoure had put Watford into the lead at Vicarage Road, but Babel has got Fulham back on level terms.

KICKOFF:  Wolves get us back underway.

SHOT!  Fred will feel that he needs to redeem himself after his mistake in the first half, but the Brazilian can only send a shot from 30 yards wide of the post on this occasion.

United are having the better of the early exchanges since the restart. Wolves are set up to play on the break, but they cannot afford to invite too much pressure from the visitors.

Vinagre gets the better of Fred down the left, but the Portuguese's cross is too close to De Gea. The wing-back looks shattered after that burst forward!

YELLOW CARD!  This is a bit harsh on Young. The United skipper clips the legs of Jota, but it was a mistimed challenge rather than anything more sinister.

A header from Dendoncker leads to another counter for Wolves. Jimenez attempts to pick out the Belgian or Jota with a floated cross, but the ball goes over the pair of them and out for a goal kick.

SAVE!  McTominay nearly has his second of the night. Lukaku's cross is deflected into the path of the Scot by Pogba, but the midfielder's powerful header is superbly kept out by Patricio down to his right.

RED CARD!  Young picks up a second yellow in the space of five minutes and has been dismissed. The right-back gets some of the ball when challenging Jota, but his studs still made contact with the Portuguese. Correct decision.

Manchester United's Ashley Young receives a second yellow card against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on April 2, 2019.© Reuters

Dalot will drop back into the right-back position with Lingard now playing in front of three central midfielders. It will be interesting to see if Solskjaer makes any further changes.

Wolves are not necessarily rampant right now, but they are doing everything that they can to keep United on the back foot. The visitors are being made to work hard in their defensive third.

United are about to make a change with Jones the player to be introduced. Solskjaer feels that he needs to change the system, but the visitors have got forward over the past minute and are threatening.

SUBSTITUTION! Fred is the man to make way. It looks like Lindelof is going to right-back with Dalot moving further forward again.

Wolves have not offered a whole lot over the last five minutes. There could be a few weary legs out there given the pace that they were playing at immediately after the red card.

United fancy this, despite being down to 10 men. Dalot wins a corner for his side, and Wolves have to make two blocks to keep the ball away from Rui Patricio's goal.

PENALTY APPEAL!  Wolves think that they should be awarded a penalty after a coming together between Jota and Dalot, but the referee waves away their appeals.

SUBSTITUTION! Wolves make their first alteration with Cavaleiro taking the place of Jota.

SUBSTITUTION! Solskjaer also takes the opportunity to replace Lukaku with Martial.

SUBSTITUTION! Wolves make another switch with Jonny coming on for Vinagre. This is doing nothing for the flow of the game!


Manchester United's Chris Smalling scores an own goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on April 2, 2019.© Reuters

GOAL!  Wolves take the lead! Moutinho's cross from the left causes all kind of confusion with Jimenez and Jones battling for the aerial ball. Neither make a proper connection, but pressure from Dendoncker leads to Smalling diverting the ball into his own net from close range.

The home side are doing their best to make United chase the ball. The crowd are getting carried away with 'oles' but who can blame them? United are still in this, however. Wolves cannot afford to take their foot off the gas.

Wolves are sitting very deep when they do not have the ball, but United are happy to probe for now. They have players who can influence this game. Both sides still have one change available.

SUBSTITUTIONS! Both bosses use them at the same time. Saiss is on for Neves, while Pereira has replaced Dalot.

It still feels like there is another goal in this match. Both teams are looking weary, but they are equally prepared to push forward when they have the ball.

Wolves have spent much of the last two minutes on the ball without creating a chance. That will do for now, but they did miss out on an opportunity to get a shot away when having four players present in an attack.

SHOT!  United take a more direct route, but Pogba can only drag a shot well wide of the post from 30 yards with his left foot.

CHANCE!  Smalling nearly scores a second own goal! Wolves have men over and Jonny's cross is aimed for the back post, but Smalling's interception has to be tipped wide by De Gea.

There will be five minutes of added-on time.

Wolves have a glimmer of a third when Jonny gets behind the defence, but the wing-back opts to pass instead of shoot. It proves to be the wrong decision with Lindelof getting back to make the interception around eight yards from goal.

OFF THE BAR!  It should be 3-1. Cavaleiro gets the better of Lindelof and only has De Gea to beat from 12 yards out, but the substitute's strike cannons off the top of the crossbar and bounces clear.

United have a corner...

The ball is played short to Lingard and the Englishman finds Pogba at the back post. However, United have two players offside.

FULL TIME:  Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Manchester United

The full-time whistle goes at Molineux and Wolves have held on to register another win over Manchester United! McTominay gave United an early lead, but a strike from Jota and an own goal from Smalling has condemned Solskjaer's men to defeat.

That will be all from Sports Mole for this match. Thank you for joining us this evening and we hope to see you again soon.

If you would like to read our on-the-whistle match report, you can do so by clicking here. Goodbye for now.

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