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Podence and Jonny lift Wolves back up to sixth

20 Jul 2020
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace

A rare Daniel Podence header and a strike on the turn by Jonny earn Nuno Espirito Santo's side a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace

Wolverhampton Wanderers regained sixth place from Tottenham Hotspur with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace

Palace made the early running, with Jeffrey Schlupp firing across goal and just wide 27 minutes in. 

But four minutes before half-time Joao Moutinho's superb pass found Matt Doherty, who squared the ball for Daniel Podence to head in his first Premier League goal from close range. 

It was 2-0 to Wolves after 68 minutes as Adama Traore's dribbled past two players and, after his cross was helped on by Raul Jimenez, Jonny swivelled superbly to fire past Vicente Guaita. 

Wilfried Zaha tested Rui Patricio twice in the last 15 minutes but Wolves held firm to move up to 59 points, three behind Manchester United who face West Ham United in their penultimate match on Wednesday. 

A seventh straight defeat keeps Palace in 14th place with 42 points.

See: Wolves report | Palace report

Race for Europe

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
6 TOT 38 +14 59
7 WOL 38 +11 59
8 ARS 38 +8 56
9 SHU 38 0 54
10 BUR 38 -7 54
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Wolves: 26 July v Chelsea (A)
Crystal Palace: 26 July v Spurs (H)

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