Everton have suffered their third straight Premier League defeat, going down 2-1 to in-form Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
Wolves started strongly, forcing Jordan Pickford into two early saves and had an early effort from Hwang Hee-chan ruled out for offside by VAR.
The pressure from Bruno Lage’s side finally paid off in the 28th minute when defender Max Kilman rose well to power in a header from a Rayan Ait Nouri corner.
Four minutes later, Everton gifted Wolves a second when Ben Godfrey’s ill-judged attempted back pass was intercepted by Raul Jimenez, who coolly chipped the advancing Pickford.
The Mexican forward, fit again after recovering from a life-threatening fractured skull 12 months ago, scored at home for the first time since October 2020.
It was also his 50th goal for Wolves – and second of the season – as the Mexico international proved beyond doubt he has lost nothing after the horror injury.
Rafael Benitez’s Toffees came out forcefully after the break and pulled a goal back in the 66th minute when Ben Godfrey’s shot into box was blocked by Conor Coady but the ball fall to Alex Iwobi, who reacted well to drill home.
Wolves held on though for a fourth win in five matches which moves them up to seventh, on 16 points, one point behind Manchester United and Arsenal.
Everton are 10th with 14 points.
The Fort News