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Wolverhampton Wanderers work hard to secure a 1 goal win against Arsenal

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Technical card:
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, David Luiz, Cedric Soares, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe, Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal: Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Max Kilman, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Daniel Podence, Willian Jose, Pedro Neto and Adama Traore
Stadium: Molineux Stadium
Goals: Nicolas Pepe (0-1, min. 32), Ruben Neves (1-1, min. 45) and Joao Moutinho (2-1, min. 49)

Wolves enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Arsenal at Molineux Stadium on Tuesday. Wolverhampton Wanderers were hoping to get something from this game after losing 1-0 to Crystal Palace in their last match. Arsenal, on the other hand, are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. After today’s result, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal currently occupy 14th and 10th spots in the league, with 23 points and 31 points respectively after 22 matches.

Arsenal started the game well, beginning with a goal from Nicolas Pepe in the 32nd minute. However, their lead was short lived, with an equalizer from a Ruben Neves just before half-time brought Wolverhampton Wanderers level. The score at half time was 1-1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers staged a comeback in the second half, thanks to early goal from Joao Moutinho in the 49th minute, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Both teams used all their substitutes. For Wolves, Vitinha, Leander Dendoncker and Fabio Silva came on for Daniel Podence, Ruben Neves and Willian Jose, and Arsenal brought on Gabriel Magalhaes, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Runar Runarsson for Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Thomas Partey.

The referee booked Joao Moutinho, Max Kilman and Ruben Neves from Wolves. Arsenal had the worst of it though, with Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka seeing yellow, and David Luiz and Bernd Leno then sent off with a red.

Wolverhampton Wanderers will next play Leicester City at home, with Arsenal facing Aston Villa away.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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