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Hull City 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Ruben Neves
Ruben Neves (right) captained Porto in a Champions League match at the age of 18

Championship-record signing Ruben Neves scored a stunning first goal for Wolves as Wanderers continued their 100% start to the season by winning at Hull City.

Neves, a £15.8m buy from Porto in July, found the top corner from 30 yards to give the visitors an early advantage.

Hull captain Michael Dawson nodded in from close range to equalise, but Diogo Jota turned in Bright Enobakhare's cross to restore Wolves' lead.

Nouha Dicko sent Hull to a first defeat, despite David Meyler's penalty.

Fraizer Campbell and Abel Hernandez had their best chances to equalise with the score at 2-1, but Campbell was denied by John Ruddy when one-on-one with the Wolves goalkeeper and the latter headed against a post from a corner.

Hull, who earlier on Tuesday rejected a £10m bid from Premier League side Burnley for midfielder Sam Clucas, won eight of their 19 home matches in the Premier League last season and hammered Burton 4-1 at home on Saturday,

But they were undone by two first-half goals of high quality from Wolves and a third on the counter attack from substitute Dicko.

Like fellow Portuguese 20-year-old Neves, on-loan Atletico Madrid forward Jota also scored in English football for the first time, his goal coming after excellent work on the right wing by teenager Enobakhare.

Wolves' defence was breached for the first time this season, having gone into the match as the only EFL club not to have let in a goal in a competitive game in 2017-18.

Despite the first-half concession to Dawson and Meyler's spot-kick in the ninth minute of stoppage time, they are one of three Championship teams to have won their first three league matches of the campaign.

Hull head coach Leonid Slutsky:

"It is very important to keep a player like Sam Clucas because he is a leader.

"We spoke with him about his situation but he's a really very professional guy and he has a long-term contract with the club.

"We built the team in a very difficult time. One more out can break the whole team, I'm very nervous about the situation."

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo told BBC WM:

"It was a good result. Parts of the performance went well but other parts not so well. We conceded from set-pieces.

"John Ruddy made a very good save but we have to work hard on set-pieces and not concede a goal from set-pieces.

"The good start to the season shows the hard work that the boys did from day one, the way they prepared themselves for the challenge."

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McGregor
  • 34Aina
  • 21DawsonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Hector
  • 24Clark
  • 20BowenSubstituted forLarssonat 60'minutes
  • 22Henriksen
  • 11Clucas
  • 7Grosicki
  • 10HernándezSubstituted forMeylerat 86'minutes
  • 25CampbellBooked at 70minsSubstituted forDiomandeat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mazuch
  • 8Meyler
  • 13Mannion
  • 14Diomande
  • 16Larsson
  • 17Weir
  • 30Lenihan

Wolves

Formation 3-4-3

  • 21Ruddy
  • 25Miranda
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 2Doherty
  • 27SaissBooked at 48mins
  • 8NevesBooked at 68mins
  • 3Douglas
  • 26EnobakhareSubstituted forCavaleiroat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 33BonatiniSubstituted forDickoat 75'minutes
  • 18JotaBooked at 54minsSubstituted forBennettat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bennett
  • 6Batth
  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 9Dicko
  • 11Graham
  • 19Price
  • 31Norris
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
17,145

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

  3. Post update

    Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Hull City).

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. David Meyler (Hull City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty Hull City. Adama Diomande draws a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) header from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adama Diomande.

  9. Booking

    Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Booking

    Michael Dawson (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Clark (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Sam Clucas (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a through ball following a fast break.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Douglas with a cross following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ola Aina.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. David Meyler replaces Abel Hernández because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ryan Bennett replaces Diogo Jota.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Abel Hernández (Hull City) because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cardiff33006069
2Wolves33006249
3Ipswich33007439
4Middlesbrough32013126
5Nottm Forest32016516
6Leeds31203215
7Hull31117524
8Sunderland21104224
9QPR21103124
10Bristol City31116514
11Birmingham31112204
12Preston31111104
13Reading311134-14
14Derby311123-14
15Fulham30302203
16Barnsley310246-23
17Sheff Utd310213-23
18Bolton302134-12
19Sheff Wed201112-11
20Brentford301257-21
21Millwall301246-21
22Norwich201124-21
23Aston Villa301226-41
24Burton300317-60
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