MANCHESTER. Wolverhampton Wanderers prevails over Manchester United 1-0 after J. Moutinho scored just 1 goal (82').
MANCHESTER. Wolverhampton Wanderers prevails over Manchester United 1-0 after J. Moutinho scored just 1 goal (82′).
The match was played at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Monday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. The referee was Mike Dean with the assistance of Darren Cann and Edward Smart. The 4th official was Robert Jones. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 8.1 degrees Celsius or 46.6 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Manchester United was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.
Wolverhampton Wanderers was more aggressive with 62 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Wolverhampton Wanderers won the match.
Manchester United shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Wolverhampton Wanderers shot 19 times, 6 on target, 13 off target.
Manchester United received 3 yellow cards (S. McTominay, L. Shaw and N. Matic). On the other side, Wolverhampton Wanderers received 1 yellow card (Jose Sa).
After this match, Manchester United will stay with 31 points to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Wolverhampton Wanderers will have 25 points like Leicester City to stay in the 9th place.
N. MaticFouled by Nemanja Matic - Manchester United Adama Traoré - Wolverhampton Wanderers - won a free kick in attack. Nemanja Matic - Manchester United - receive yellow card for a foul.
J. MoutinhoGoal! Manchester United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. João Moutinho - Wolverhampton Wanderers - shot with right foot from outside the box to the left corner.
Jose SaFábio Silva - Wolverhampton Wanderers - won a free kick on the right wing. Fouled by Raphaël Varane - Manchester United Fouled by Edinson Cavani - Manchester United Corner - Manchester United. Conceded by Marçal. José Sá - Wolverhampton Wanderers - receive yellow card. José Sá - Wolverhampton Wanderers - won a free kick in defence. Phil Jones - Manchester United - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Fábio Silva - Wolverhampton Wanderers Corner - Manchester United. Conceded by Romain Saïss. Second Half ended - Manchester United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. New attacking attempt. Bruno Fernandes - Manchester United - shot with right foot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Wolverhampton Wanderers will host Southampton on the 15th of January with a 6-4 head to head stats in favor of Wolverhampton Wanderers (6 draws).
Manchester United: Formation and Lineups
Manchester United started with a 4-2-2-2 line-up (4-2-2-2).
The manager Ralf Rangnick chose to play with the following team: David De Gea , Aaron Wan-Bissaka , Phil Jones , Raphaël Varane , Luke Shaw , Scott McTominay , Nemanja Matić , Mason Greenwood , Jadon Sancho , Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo .
Manchester United made 3 changes: M. Greenwood for B. Fernandes (60′), J. Sancho for M. Rashford (76′) and A. Wan-Bissaka for A. Elanga (84′).
Top player: Nemanja Matić
Probably the most impressive player in Manchester United was Nemanja Matić.
His rating iswith 60 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 14. He performed 1 cross.
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Formation and Lineups
Wolverhampton Wanderers started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
On the other side, Bruno Miguel Silva do Nascimento played with: José Sá , Max Kilman , Conor Coady , Romain Saïss , Nélson Semedo , Rúben Neves , João Moutinho , Fernando Marçal , Francisco Trincão , Raúl Jiménez and Daniel Podence .
Wolverhampton Wanderers made 3 changes: Trincao for A. Traore (66′), R. Jimenez for F. Silva (81′) and D. Podence for L. Dendoncker (88′).
Top player: João Moutinho
The player who no doubt impressed Wolverhampton Wanderers the most was João Moutinho.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 60 passes (86% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 14. He performed 4 crosses.