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Jan 12, 2021 at 8.15pm UK
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
1-2
EvertonEverton
Neves (14')
Semedo (89'), Hoever (90+5')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Iwobi (6'), Keane (77')
Doucoure (50'), Holgate (69')
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Result: Everton maintain top-four charge with narrow win at Wolves

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Alex Iwobi and Michael Keane scored as the Toffees won at Molineux.

Michael Keane maintained in-form Everton’s Champions League challenge after a 2-1 win at Wolves.

The defender’s second-half header lifted the Toffees back into the Premier League’s top four.

Ruben Neves cancelled out Alex Iwobi’s first league goal for 17 months as the teams traded early blows.

Michael Keane headed home Everton’s winner at Wolves (Richard Heathcote/PA)

But Keane’s far post header secured victory, although Neves hit the woodwork with a late free-kick, to leave Carlo Ancelotti’s side back in the European picture.

Wolves have now won just once in eight league games since Raul Jimenez fractured his skull at the end of November and they dropped to 14th.

Last season’s 3-0 defeat at Molineux in July left the Toffees 11th and boss Ancelotti furious as he questioned their spirit and blasted an “unacceptable” display.

This time the visitors came away back in the top four after a fifth win in six games to underline their progress.

They were robbed of 14-goal Dominic Calvert-Lewin with the striker out with a hamstring injury but Iwobi eased concerns over his absence after just six minutes.

Alex Iwobi opened the scoring at Molineux (Rui Vieira/PA)

James Rodriguez’s measured pass found Lucas Digne and his cushioned volley was met by the onrushing and unmarked Iwobi to produce a first-time finish from 16 yards into the bottom corner.

It was the forward’s first Premier League goal since he scored against Wolves in September 2019.

It also meant the hosts have now conceded first in 10 of their last 11 league games but they trailed for just eight minutes.

Tom Davies conceded a soft corner which Yerry Mina only half cleared and Rayan Ait-Nouri skipped down the left. His drilled cross was volleyed in by Neves for his second goal in two league games.

Three minutes later only a sharp Jordan Pickford stop denied Fabio Silva and Rui Patricio saved from Iwobi soon after.

A goal from Ruben Neves drew Wolves level against Everton (Richard Heathcote/PA)

Iwobi should have done better and it was the final chance of an entertaining first half, despite the game failing to build on the early drama.

Two well-matched teams struggled to find the same fluency after the break, though, although Leander Dendoncker headed over Joao Moutinho’s free-kick.

It came after Abdoulaye Doucoure was booked for chopping down Pedro Neto and the midfielder will now miss the Toffees’ next game.

Wolves are yet to find the consistency which propelled them to Europe and, without Jimenez, look unlikely to challenge again this season after another lightweight display.

Neves was close to a spectacular second when his 30-yard volley dipped just wide with 20 minutes left but the hosts never prised Everton open.

Richarlison was introduced to give the visitors some impetus but it was Keane who grabbed the winner with 13 minutes remaining.

Andre Gomes worked space on the left and his teasing cross was powered in at the far post by the England defender.

Neves’ free-kick then clipped the bar with five minutes to go but Wolves could not find a leveller.

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Premier League Table
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1Manchester CityMan City19125236132341
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd19124336251140
3Leicester CityLeicester19122535211438
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham2010553024635
5Liverpool1997337221534
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs1896333171633
7Everton1710252821732
8Arsenal209382620630
9Aston Villa1792631181329
10Chelsea1985633231029
11Southampton198562724329
12Leeds UnitedLeeds198293235-326
13Crystal Palace206592436-1223
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves196492129-822
15Burnley185491022-1219
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2054111934-1519
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton193882229-717
18Fulham1826101527-1212
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2025131548-3311
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd1912161032-225
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