Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota were on target as Wolves inflicted a second consecutive Premier League defeat on Arsenal.
2018/2019 Premier League
Arsenal’s hopes of securing a top-four place were dealt a blow as Wolves cruised to a 3-1 Premier League win at Molineux on Wednesday.
Any thoughts the Gunners would return to winning ways after Sunday’s damaging defeat to Crystal Palace were extinguished during a 17-minute spell in the first half, which saw Wolves score three times.
Ruben Neves got them up and running with a glorious free-kick shortly before the half-hour mark, while Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota put the game to bed before the interval after some generous defending from Unai Emery’s side.
Defeat leaves Arsenal – who scored a late consolation through Sokratis Papastathopoulos – a point behind fourth-place Chelsea, while Wolves are now one point ahead of Watford in seventh.
28′ GOAL! Wolves 1-0 Arsenal (Neves)
WHAT A GOAL! WOLVES TAKE THE LEAD! Neves steps up to take the free-kick following the foul on Jonny and the Portuguese midfielder whips a fierce effort over the wall and into bottom left corner of the net and beyond Leno from 25 yards out. 1-0.
37′ GOAL! Wolves 2-0 Arsenal (Doherty)
WOLVES DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Wolves work a short corner down the left-hand side which is delivered expertly into the area by Jonny. The Spaniard’s delivery is met by Doherty who rises highest in the centre of the area to steer his header beyond Leno and into the back of the net. 2-0.
47′ GOAL! Wolves 3-0 Arsenal (Jota)
GOAL! Jota makes it three! The away side sloppily lose possession their own half and Jota picks up the loose ball before driving towards the Arsenal goal.
After skipping away from Sokratis, Jota’s low effort from the centre of the box is too powerful for Leno to keep out and the Portuguese attacker’s strike finds the back of the net. 3-0.
80′ GOAL! Wolves 3-1 Arsenal (Sokratis)
GOAL! Arsenal pull one back! Xhaka swings in a wonderful corner from the left which is nodded into the back of the net by Sokratis from close range. 3-1.