Wolves vs Aston Villa result: Anwar El Ghazi’s penalty seals visitors’ victory as both sides see red


The substitute hit a spot in added time after Nelson Semedo knocked down John McGinn.

Douglas Luiz had already been sent off for the visitors with five minutes left and Joao Moutinho was also sent off for Wolves in the stoppage time.

Villa had lived dangerously before their late winner as Fabio Silva reached the post for the hosts and Emi Martinez’s brilliant save denied Leander Dendoncker a first game in the second half.
It was a competitive and sometimes nasty derby but – without a crowd – it lacked the usual bite until the late drama.
The game was slow and Martinez suffocated at the feet of Daniel Podence in a silent opening at Molineux.
The 18-year-old showed flashes of skill and tried to tie the game together, but didn’t have the impact Jimenez had as he continues to adjust to the top flight.
He was not helped by a lack of service because, against the club that brought him to England, Adama Traore struggled to make an impact.
Despite the lack of atmosphere, friction between the two sides simmered with McGinn, Luiz and Matty Cash booked for Villa and Traore cautioned for the hosts.
Jack Grealish and Dendoncker were separated after an unnecessary argument, though referee Mike Dean was apparently unwilling to let the game go.
When it did, Pedro Neto rushed to cut back for Podence but his shot was blocked.
Martinez finally made a serious save six minutes before the break as he matched Podence’s weak training after Luiz’s poor clearance.
Two minutes later, the keeper blocked Dendoncker before Podence’s effort was deflected.
The hosts seemed more likely to break the deadlock, but Luiz broke through 13 minutes after the break.
Villa, with four losses in their last five games, was more reserved than previous away games – having won at Leicester and Arsenal this quarter – and struggled to build offensive momentum for much of the season. match.
Aston Villa players celebrate El Ghazi’s late goal

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As a result, Wolves continued to create the best openings and Martinez rounded up Traore’s shot but had to scramble when Neto’s bubbly drive flew a meter wide after 63 minutes.
Ollie Watkins had been silent but emphasized his threat when he cut inside and underworker Rui Patricio smartly saved before Silva came close to a Senior Wolves first goal with 21 minutes remaining.
Podence, again, was key as Villa failed to stop his driving stroke and Silva locked his pass to shoot Martinez, only for the ball to hit the inside of the post.
Soon after, Martinez won the header from Romain Saiss and the keeper produced a brilliant save to deny Dendoncker 10 minutes from time.
Neto raised a cross and Dendoncker came in from six yards, only to see Martinez’s superb one-handed save keep his first end.
Villa suffered a heavy blow five minutes from time when Luiz grabbed Podence to collect his second yellow card, but rallied to win it in stoppage time and climb over Wolves to eighth place ahead the following matches.
Semedo awkwardly brought down McGinn, and El Ghazi sent Patricio the wrong way.
There was also still time for Moutinho to receive a red card after catching Jacob Ramsey to add to the wolves’ woes.
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