Arsenal Wolves 2-1: Leno and Luiz sent off for Gunners

Joao Moutinho’s gorgeous goal scored a brutal 2-1 victory for Wolves as Arsenal self-destroyed 9 males in Molineux.

The midfielder’s excellent drive 30 yards sealed a victory for the hosts, who exchanged two red playing cards from the Gunners.

The guests had full management after Nicolas Pepe’s opener, with Bukayo Saka capturing against a post and seeing a goal disregarded by VAR.


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However the sport changed into first-half stoppage time when Ruben Neves leveled off the spot after David Luiz was sent off for snapping Willian Jose.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno was additionally sacked within the second half for dealing with outside his space because the Gunners’ evening went from bad to worse.

Defeat ended Arsenal’s unbeaten run of seven video games denying their makes an attempt to seize the Premier League’s top 5, leaving them 4 points at odds.

Wolves earned solely their second win in 12 video games and a primary win in 9.

However the points seemed unlikely throughout a persecution opening and the forces escaped after just 36 seconds.

Saka, back after shifting off a hip injury, clicked into Thomas Partey’s ball over the top. He eased past the scandalous Max Kilman however, with solely Rui Patricio to beat, he beat a bouncing ball on to a post.

Three minutes later Patricio’s sensible low save denied large man after wonderful work by Cedric Soares.

Arsenal’s fast-paced start continued, just for a misplaced tight name to disclaim them a well-deserved opener after 9 minutes.

Alexandre Lacazette was chosen on the far post and the ball bounced back for Saka to chop a shot to the underside corner from 16 yards. And but, a VAR test confirmed that Lacazette was a bit misguided and Wolves survived once more.

The open hosts, with Kilman particularly battling Saka, seemed lost, however Arsenal wanted a goal to underline their dominance.

Leno wanted to save Nelson Semedo’s 30-yard drive, however regular service resumed shortly thereafter when a tidy work by Emile Smith Rowe ripped Pepe and Patricio was hit on the bar.

It appeared solely a matter of time earlier than the Gunners made their distinction rely and Pepe lastly struck after 32 minutes.

Semedo missed the ball and struggled to recuperate as Pepe ran the defender ragged earlier than leaving him in a heap, nutmegging Neves and missing a shot in from throughout Patricio.

Wolves, of their 250th sport within the Premier League, had been fully outplayed however leveled out of the blue in first-half stoppage time.

It was a present as Luiz clipped Willian Jose within the space as he raced on to Daniel Podence’s go. The defender was dismissed – the third red card of his career at Arsenal – by referee Craig Pawson and Neves fired the spot kick excessive past Leno.

He replaced Gabriel Lacazette on the break however the tactical swap might do nothing to forestall Moutinho from winning the sport brilliantly 4 minutes after the restart.

The midfielder, who joined from Monaco in 2018, had not scored at Molineux however ended his drought in fashion when his fierce drive from 30 yards flew off a post.

Wolves had been now in management, whereas Arsenal, so vibrant and dangerous within the first half, did not rediscover their inspiration with 10 males.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got here off the bench however made no affect and the Gunners mounted as Leno was sent off with 18 minutes remaining.

The keeper raced out of his space as Adama Traore threatened however was caught out by the pace of the ball off the moist turf and knocked out of play inexplicably.

Runar Runarsson replaced Partey and saved Arsenal from additional distress, knocking off late pictures from Neves and Pedro Neto.

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