The Manchester United footballers lost the home round of the 21st round of the English league to Wolverhampton 0: 1 and suffered their first defeat under coach Ralf Rangnick. Joao Moutinho took the lead in the 82nd minute.
The “Red Devils” lost in the competition after six matches, did not take the opportunity to reach the points on the fifth West Ham and are seventh. Their winner has three points less and is right behind them in the incomplete Premier League table.
Phil Jones, a defender of the Premier League, returned to the Manchester team after a two-year hiatus. The 29-year-old footballer intervened in the English League duel after 712 days and, apart from those who left his club, he became the longest waiting player for the next start in the history of the competition. Wolverhampton entered the first match on December 19 due to coronavirus postponements.
The Wolves beat the home team 15: 4 in the first half. However, Manchester was held back by the goalkeeper De Gea, who hit Podence in the 12th minute and then pulled Neves’ attempt over the crossbar. The home team improved in the second and after an hour of play Fernandes, who hit the crossbar, was close to the goal. With 68 minutes played, Ronaldo had a fantastic opportunity to reply but his shot flew harmlessly into the side-netting of the goal. Saiss increased the visitors’ lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right.
The decision came eight minutes before the end, when he leaned on the bouncing ball of Moutinho and secured the first goal of the season Wolves first victory at Old Trafford since 1980. Fernandes, whose attempt from a direct kick was brilliantly neutralized by goalkeeper Sá, did not change anything.
Coach Lage’s charges did not collect in the league for the third time in a row and avoided a fourth 0-0 draw from the last seven duels. Although they have the second worst attack in the competition with a score of 14:14 and have only shot for the second time in the last seven matches, they also have the second best defense.
English Football League – Round 21:
Manchester United – Wolverhampton 0:1 (82. Moutinho).
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