55 minutes: McGinn is expropriated halfway from Jota, who takes the ball to the front and finally lands at Neves' feet, who shoots a shot from 25 yards, which Mings crosses and heads off. Villa breaks off the other end from the corner as El Ghazi brings it 40 yards across the field before leaving it to Wesley, who sends his shot from just outside the field far over.
53 minutes: Coady falls down injured and takes off his left boot. No one comes to handle him, and he puts it back on and ties his shoe laces. This update will win my Pulitzer.
51 minutes: Traore receives the ball in the right field, shoots the box, holds it up and then hits from 16 yards a shot that bounces off the crossbar. That's probably the hardest thing I've seen this season. Jimenez then dribbles the ball from a similar position and toes push a shot wide of 20 yards.
49 minutes: Moutinho lashes in a corner from the left, but it hardly beats the first man and walks away.
47 minutes: Villa shows more intentions in the first two minutes of the second half than in the entire first. First, El Ghazi cuts a good figure on the right before a cross is cleared, then Taylor hits a shot from the edge of the box, flying up and up.
I would consider bringing Chester for El Ghazi and bringing the formation of wolves together and playing Trezeguet as a second striker.
I discussed how Villa could change things Since they have already used two submarines, their options are extremely limited. Smith has to hold back to make sure he does not make his third submarine too early.
Souness rightly laments the defense of Villa for the Neves Gate. Why was nobody at the edge of the box? It's pretty amateurish to see no threat out there.
Mary sends an update from the United-Brighton match via email, which saves me a job: "The Red Devils have fled. Her speed has disturbed Brighton and forced 4 yellows. Both Man U goals were ugly. And Brighton had two standard situations where the Man-U mark was awful and the two had lost golden opportunities. "
Pete emails: "We were just in Asda opposite the Molineux, where we ate a hot chocolate with a bunch of fans before the match.
"Predict a 2-1 win today and once again take seventh place.
Are you jealous of how good we are? "
I'm not sure why I'm jealous, to be honest. I'm more jealous of the hot chocolate than the performance of the wolves.
In Old Trafford Manchester United has a 2-0 lead over Brighton. Pereira opened the scoring before Davy Propper turned the ball into his own net.
Halftime: Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa
Well … not a good half for Villa, who lost her keeper and a center-back due to an injury, not to mention the fact that Steer was playing just because of Heaton's knocking. Wolves have been at the top from the beginning and, frankly, should be ahead.
45 + 2 minutes: Targett turns a face blow because of something else. And he will be replaced by Taylor.
Jon Byrne writes via email: "I am sorry to interrupt the Wolves vs Aston Villa game, but I thought people might be interested to know that there are first FA Cup appearances today. Non-League Dover defeated League One Southend 1-0, League Two Macclesfield Town defeated 4-0 at home, and League Two Leyton Orient defeated Maldon & Tiptree 2-1 at home. to name a few. Football can really be a fun sport. "
45 minutes: El Ghazi is injured on the floor after a kick from Moutinho. It was not that bad, so no idea why he was worried about being shot.
Three minutes later – I expected more.
43 minutes: The goal was the result of Targett's problems with Troare and Mings, who are forced to stop him illegally. If Villa had problems before, they'll get worse.
GATE! Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa (Neves, 41)
The resulting free kick from the right edge of the penalty area is withdrawn to the edge of the area where Neves waits completely unmarked. So he can schedule his run, aim and find the corner from 18 meters. Nevertheless, a sad defense against Villa.