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Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: The Reds extend PL lead

Harry Kettle in Editorial, English Premier League 22 Dec 2018

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Naive Liverpool fans might’ve expected to run through Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight. They would’ve seen their status as the top team in the Premier League, and they might’ve looked down in the Midlands side. Alas, while Wolves did wind up losing the game 2-0 to the Reds, they certainly earnt the respect of many supporters up and down the land.

Up and down

It was Wolves that kicked off the game with more intent, pushing Liverpool back and letting them know that they weren’t going to go down without a fight. That much likely always would’ve seemed obvious, give that they’d already taken points off of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Alas, even though Wolves started the game well, it didn’t mean all too much as Mohamed Salah was the man to put the visitors ahead with a lovely finish. It was the end to a really nice move from Liverpool, proving once and for all that quality matters more so than anything else in the present day.

Easing to victory

Wolves had the door opened for them on several different occasions throughout the course of the game, but they couldn’t quite force the result over the line. In the end, with just over twenty minutes remaining, van Dijk poked home from a lovely cross to all but secure the three points. Wolves kept fighting, to their credit, but the writing had already been on the wall for quite some time.

Wolves will turn their attention towards an important midweek clash against Fulham, as the Reds prepare to host Newcastle United.

Match Report

Wolves: Patricio (6.5), Bennett (6), Coady (6.5), Boly (6), Doherty (5.5), Saiss (6), Neves (6), Otto (6.5), Vinagre (N/A), Moutinho (6), Gibbs-White (6.5), Traore (6.5), Cavaleiro (6), Jimenez (5.5)

Liverpool: Alisson (7), Milner (6.5), Lovren (6), van Dijk (7), Robertson (6.5), Henderson (7), Fabinho (6.5), Mane (6.5), Clyne (N/A), Firmino (6), Wijnaldum (N/A), Keita (6.5), Lallana (6), Salah (7.5)

Referee: Craig Pawson

Goals: Salah, van Dijk

Yellow Cards: N/A

Red Cards: N/A

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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