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Wolverhampton Wanderers - Everton
Premier League - 12 August 2018
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FT: Wolves 2-2 Everton. Richarlison's double is not enough for 10-man Everton as Jimenez and Neves ensure Wolves earn a point on their return to the top-flight. The Blues had looked on course for the win at 1-0 up, but Jagielka's red card just before the break changed the complexion of the contest.
Four minutes added.
Nuno Espirito Santo cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline as another Wolves move breaks down in the final third.
- OnLucas DigneEverton
EVERTON CHANGE: Richarlison off, Digne on for his bow.
- OffJoão MoutinhoWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnMorgan Gibbs-WhiteWolverhampton Wanderers
WOLVES CHANGE: Gibbs-White on, Moutinho off.
Everton break. It's two on one, but Coleman's ball towards Niasse has way too much on it. He should have had a tap-in, but instead Wolves survive.
Both sides still believing they can win this, which could make for a very interesting finale.
- OffCenk TosunEverton
- OnOumar NiasseEverton
EVERTON CHANGE: Niasse on for Tosun.
- GoalRaúl JiménezWolverhampton Wanderers
GOAL! Wolves are level once again! Jimenez thumps a great header beyond Pickford from Neves' probing cross.
- OffJonny CastroWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnRúben VinagreWolverhampton Wanderers
WOLVES CHANGE: Vinagre on, Jonny off.
Jonny has a sight of goal from 30 yards, but fizzes it way over the bar.
- OffHélder CostaWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnLéo BonatiniWolverhampton Wanderers
WOLVES CHANGE: Costa off, Bonatini.
GOAL! RIcharlison bursts into the left side of the box onto Tosun's lay off and curls a lovely, low finish into the far corner.
CLOSE! Tosun whips a lovely ball to Richarlison at the far post, but Walcott somehow fails to bury the Brazilian's nod down.
The Toffees will still feel they can nick this despite being down to 10 men.
Everton knocking it about as they look to stop Wolves from building any momentum.
At the other end, Jimenez breaks the offside trap and races into the right of the area onto Ryan Bennett's clever pass. The forward takes aim but can't drill his shot beyond Pickford who makes a superb stop.
SAVE! Tosun suddenly finds space 25 yards out, but his low effort is easily pushed away by Patricio, with Walcott seemingly well placed for a through pass.
Neves lets fly with a dipping effort from 30 yards but it doesn't quite drop enough and Pickford remains untroubled.
Special stuff from a special player.
Jimenez is left in acres of space on the left of the area but Matt Doherty overcooks his cross and the chance goes begging after a lovely break from the hosts.
It's very even so far in this half despite Wolves being at home and having the one-man advantage.
Tend to agree with Mick on this one.
Will we see more of Wolves dictating the play in this half? They have the man advantage and know they now have a great opportunity to kick off their campaign with a win.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Wolves restart the contest.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Wolves 1-1 Everton. Neves ensures the PL newcomers go in level at the break following Jagielka's red card. Richarlison had given the Toffees the lead with a close-range strike on his debut.
That's a double blow for Everton! A red card and the goal.
Three minutes added.
- GoalRúben NevesWolverhampton Wanderers
GOAL! Neves curls the 20-yard free kick over the wall and into the top corner. Pickford got fingertips to it, but couldn't keep it out.
Neves over the free kick for Wolves.
- OffGylfi SigurdssonEverton
- OnMason HolgateEverton
EVERTON CHANGE: Sigurdsson off, Holgate on.
- Red cardPhil JagielkaEverton
RED CARD! Jagielka is given a straight red for bringing down Jota 20 yards out. The defender stretched for it and caught his opponent on the ankle after some poor control gave the Wolves man the chance to nip in and try to race in on goal.
Costa is allowed space 25 yards out and rifles in a low drive that Pickford is across to well to claim it down to his left.
Costa prods a very tame volley wide from 20 yards out after Jimenez had fought hard to work an opening on the right.
PHOTO: Richarlison rejoices.
Baines curves another delivery into the box, but this time it's well dealt with by the home rearguard.
Richarlison wins a free kick off Neves on the left. Another chance for the visitors to toss a ball into the middle of the Wolves area.
Helder Costa turns brilliantly on the right, spins beyond two, but can't wriggle free of Richarlison. Wolves just can't build any momentum as an attacking force.
Everton looking very comfortable in possession. Wolves are struggling to get support up to their front players when they do look to launch an attack.
PHOTO: This chap has made the difference so far.
DID YOU KNOW? Everton have not lost their opening Premier League fixture since 2011, when the Blues went down 1-0 to QPR at Goodison Park.
Wolves trying to work a way back into this. A ball from the right is miscued clear by Baines, allowing Moutinho to flash a 25-yard effort just over the top.
Interesting. No wonder Silva wanted to sign him!
Wolves will be very disappointed with the defending for that goal. Keane rose above all of the defenders and it bounced off a couple of bodies before falling kindly for Richarlison.
That was Richarlison's first league goal since November. It's the perfect way to kick off his Everton career.
GOAL! Richarlison breaks the deadlock with a simple finish from close range after Baines' left-wing free kick had caused panic in the Wolves defence.
Jonny weaves in from the left and looks to spin in-behind onto Raul Jimenez's pass, but the Mexican's through ball just has too much on it.
- Yellow cardRicharlisonEverton
A yellow card for Richarlison on his debut as he clatters into Moutinho.
Coleman exchanges a one-two with Walcott and somehow manages to get free on the right of the box after two Wolves defenders make a hash of it. The full back wastes little time firing in a low shot that Patricio is more than equal to.
STAT: Everton have won their last five Premier League games against newly-promoted sides without conceding a goal.
Rui Patricio earns a ripple of applause from his new supporters as he comes to gather an Everton corner from the left. Not much to write home about so far.
A Wolves corner from the left is headed to safety by Keane.
DID YOU KNOW? Wolves have only notched twice in their last eight home league matches versus Everton.
Ruben Neves looks to whip an early cross into the mix from the right, but he overcooks it and has Pickford scurrying back to make sure it flies just over his crossbar. That was a tad anxious from the Everton stopper.
Everton launch a flurry of early aerial raids via a free kick and a corner, but Wolves stand firm.
This is Wolves' first match in the top flight in six years. They name eight PL debutants. Everton, meanwhile, are looking to make a strong start under their new manager.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Everton get this opening weekend clash underway.
Head-to-head: Wolves have not win any of the last six league meetings between the sides, losing on four occasions. Their last success was back in May 2004 when they triumphed 2-1 at Molineux.
Results elsewhere on the opening day of the 2018-19 PL season.
STAT: Wolves name five Portuguese stars in their team, which eclipses the previous record of three in a Premier League starting line-up. That was set by Chelsea.
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Everton boss, Marco Silva: "The market is difficult and the World Cup year is not easy. It's not easy to bring players to Everton either because they ask for lots of money in some moments. But I am happy as a coach. We have finalised the market and we are happy with the players here and the players we've brought in."
Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves head coach): "We cannot control expectations outside, it doesn't affect us. We are comfortable and confident with the way we are starting the game. We are ready. There is no aim or target position. We are highly motivated to play in the Premier League."
There are four players making their Wolves bow in the hosts' starting XI. Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, on-loan Atletico Madrid defender Jonny Castro and Mexico forward Raul Jimenez all feature.
Everton stick with a relatively familiar line-up despite the host of summer recruits. Richarlison is the only debutant with the on-loan Lucas Digne on the bench.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - WOLVES: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Costa, Jiminez, Jota...Subs: Ruddy, Enobakhare, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Hause, Bonatini. /// EVERTON: Pickford, Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Tosun... Subs: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Digne, Davies, Sandro, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin.
Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of the opening day clash between Premier League new boys, Wolves and Everton at Molineux. Both teams have made an array of signings over the course of the summer with the Toffees keen to make an immediate impression under new boss, Marco Silva. Kick off 17:30 BST.