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Wolves deal blow to Arsenal's top-four hopes

24 Apr 2019
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First-half goals by Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota earn Wolves 3-1 win over Gunners

Arsenal lost ground in the race for a top-four place after suffering a 3-1 defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium. 

Wolves took the lead on 28 minutes when Ruben Neves fired a superb free-kick past Bernd Leno.

Matt Doherty headed in a second nine minutes later before Diogo Jota made it 3-0 in first-half stoppage time after racing through the Arsenal defence.

Sokratis pulled a goal back for the visitors with a header from Granit Xhaka's cross with 10 minutes remaining. 

How they stand

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
4 TOT 38 +28 71
5 ARS 38 +22 70
6 MUN 38 +11 66
7 WOL 38 +1 57

But their second defeat in four days means Unai Emery's side remain in fifth with 66 points, a point and a place behind Chelsea. 

Wolves' first victory in three PL matches lifts them to seventh with 51 points.

See: Wolves report | Arsenal report

Next fixtures

Wolves: 27 Apr v Watford (A)
Arsenal: 28 Apr v Leicester (A)

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