- United remains fifth in Premier League
- Wolves a point ahead of 8th place Watford
- McTominay scores first PL goal
- United out-attempts Wolves 18-9 in loss
Ashley Young was sent off and Chris Smalling scored an own goal as 10-man Manchester United blew an early lead and lost 2-1 to Wolves at the Molineux Stadium on Tuesday.
Diogo Jota scored for Wolves, who remain in control of the race for 7th place and a potential spot in the Europa League.
Wolves continue its season control of United after drawing them at Old Trafford and knocking the Red Devils out of the FA Cup.
Scott McTominay scored his first Premier League goal in the loss, as United is level on points with fourth place Spurs. Tottenham plays Wednesday at home versus Crystal Palace.
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Romelu Lukaku pounded a header right at well-stationed Rui Patricio off a strong 5th minute opportunity.
McTominay delivered on United’s early promise, taking a square ball from Fred about 22 yards from goal and dragging a low shot across Patricio and inside the far post.
Patricio made a fine save to deny Lingard’s header of a chipped Lukaku cross in the 17th.
Wolves wouldn’t trail for long, unlocking United through the magnificent Jimenez’s pass to Jota and a fine finish.
Leander Dendoncker popped an unchallenged shot over the bar in the 31st as Wolves bid for their first lead of the night.
Lukaku and Paul Pogba combined well, the Frenchman using a faked shot to slip the Belgian to about 8 yards out. Lukaku dragged his effort wide of the goal.
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Patricio made an outstanding save on McTominay in the 55th, keeping the deadlock in tact.
Ashley Young was sent off by Mike Dean in the 57th minute when he hit Jota with a studs-up tackle and picked up his second yellow card in less than five minutes.
It was a milestone moment.
Wolves then went ahead when Phil Jones headed a ball off Jimenez’s legs, and David De Gea couldn’t find it before Chris Smalling punched it across his own goal line.
McTominay had another low drive pushed out for a corner kick in the 78th, but it was Wolves who repeatedly missed chances to score including Ivan Cavaleiro‘s stoppage time rip off the bar.