Everton – Wolverhampton: Everton Score Late Winner To Reward Dominant Performance (3-2)
Everton dominated the first half with a good plan in possession to exploit Wolverhampton’s problems against the ball. However, the guests’ direct attacking play created chances as well, meaning they trailed the game by only one goal at half-time. Both teams then could not hold on to their performances of the first half after the interval, resulting in fewer goal-scoring opportunities. In the end, Everton scored a late winner and snatched the win.
Tactical analysis and match report by Jonas G.
The Premier League was dominated by a set of six top clubs in the last few years, leading to the question which teams would be able to break through this dominance in the future. The answers often include the two sides that faced each other on matchday four: Everton and Wolves.
Everton started with four points out of the first three matches, and especially considering the opponents (Crystal Palace, Watford and Aston Villa) they cannot be excited. Wolverhampton started their season already two months ago, with a win against Crusaders in the Europa League qualification rounds. They eventually made it to the group stage thanks to a 2-1 win over Torino last Thursday. The Wolves are undefeated in all nine matches this season, but are also without a win in the Premier League after three draws against Leicester,
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