Three-straight for Wolves after defeat of Bournemouth

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  • Visitors have 62 percent possession, 13-9 shots edge
  • Jota, Jimenez gives Wolves lead
  • Cavaleiro bags stoppage time goal
  • Wolves win third-straight

Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro scored as Wolverhampton Wanderers won their third-straight match with a 2-0 defeat of Bournemouth at the Molineux on Saturday.

The win moves Nuno Espirito Santo‘s men into seventh with 25 points, one back of Manchester United. Bournemouth’s struggles continue after a rich start to the season, the Cherries now 10th with 23 points.

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Conor Coady blocked an early Joshua King scoring chance as the Cherries tested the hosts.

And the Wolves made good on some early threats when Mexican international Jimenez slotting a Diogo Jota pass into an empty goal after good work from the Portuguese attacker.

Helder Costa set up Cavaleiro for a late insurance goal as Wolves made it three-straight and look set to (again) challenge for a Top Seven position.

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Mooy leads Terriers to big away win

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  • Mooy scores in each half
  • Wolves floundering after hot start
  • Terriers unbeaten in three

Aaron Mooy scored twice and Huddersfield Town moved out of the drop zone with a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux on Sunday.

Wolves have taken just one point from their last available 15, last week’s draw with Arsenal, and remain 11th with 16 points.

American midfielder Danny Williams returned to the field as a stoppage time sub following a long injury layoff, as Huddersfield moves 14th with the win.

It’s also the first time in 22 chances that Town has scored multiple goals in a Premier League match.

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Erik Durm set up Mooy for the opener, the Australian guiding a low shot home for a fine opener.

Wolves looked ready to equalize through Raul Jimenez in the 10th minute, but Terrence Kongolo slid to deny the chance.

Steven Mounie had a strong stoppage time header blocked inside the 18 in the next best opportunity of the half.

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Wolves were a constant threat to level the score line in the first quarter hour of the second half, with Philip Billing denying Jimenez a goal by millimeters (NBC’s Arlo White claimed it was exactly 1.8 centimeters!).

Rui Patricio did very well to deny Mooy a second following a back heeled set-up in the 71st minute.

Mooy got his second 120 seconds later, though, with a free kick around the wall and inside the near post.

Watch Live: Wolves vs. Huddersfield Town

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Huddersfield Town seeks a win to take it out of the Bottom Three when it visits Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday (Watch live at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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Town sits 20th with seven points and the Premier League’s second-worst goal differential, but the next six teams have eight or nine points.

Wolves have been strong against many of the league’s top sides, but have disappointed against lesser competition.

LINEUPS

Wolves: Patricio, Vinagre, Boly, Coady, Bennett, Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Cavaleiro, Costa, Jimenez. Subs: Ruddy, Gibbs-White, Jota, Saiss, Dendoncker, Bonatini, Adama.

Huddersfield Town: Lossl, Smith, Kongolo, Hogg, Billing, Mooy, Pritchard, Mounie, Schindler, Hadergjonaj, Durm. Subs: Hamer, Kachunga, Ramadan, Mbenza, Williams, Depoitre, Stankovic.

Premier League Sunday: Arsenal hosts Cherries; Wolves aim to snap skid

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Two of the Premier League week’s three remaining matches take place Sunday morning, with potential movement at both ends of the table.

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Can Arsenal take advantage of Chelsea’s loss?
Bournemouth vs. Arsenal — 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN [ STREAM ]

Arsenal can move within a point of the Top Four by winning at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, but the hosts can breathe the rarefied air of sixth if they hold serve against the Gunners.

Bournemouth would move to within a point of the Gunners with a win, and the match is almost certain to entertain given both managers’ desire to play attacking football.

Terriers aim to get off the bottom versus inconsistent Wolves
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Nuno Espirito Santo‘s Wolverhampton Wanderers have hung with the big dogs so far this season, but haven’t always shown up once handed the role of favorites.

That’s what they’ll be when Huddersfield Town heads into the Molineux on Sunday, with Ruben Neves, Raul Jimenez, and Joao Moutinho name quality players mostly absent from the Terriers set-up (with apologies to Aaron Mooy and Jonas Lossl).

2 Robbies: Manchester Derby, Liverpool win, draws for Chelsea, Arsenal

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Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle look back at a defining derby match between Man City and Man United (00:30), Liverpool’s comfortable win against Fulham (25:45), the stalemate between Chelsea and Everton (31:30) and a hard fought match between Arsenal and Wolves (41:30).

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