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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Rayan Aït-Nouri (18')
  • Daniel Podence (27')
  • Luka Milivojevic (86')

Wolves beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to move up to third in Premier League

Wolves players celebrate after scoring a goal against Crystal Palace in the Premier Leauge. Getty Images

Wolverhampton Wanderers climbed to third in the Premier League after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday thanks to goals from teenage wingback Rayan Ait-Nouri and Daniel Podence.

Ait-Nouri, 19, handed Wolves the lead in the 18th minute after latching on to a clearance and driving a bouncing shot into the far corner for his first goal in senior football on his Premier League debut.

Podence made it 2-0 with a superb cushioned volley nine minutes later.

Palace had several VAR decisions go against them, with a goal disallowed and a penalty award overturned, both for offside.

They suffered a further setback when Luka Milivojevic was given his marching orders in the 87th minute after a review showed a nasty foul on Joao Moutinho. The win puts Wolves up to third on 13 points from seven games. They trail leaders Everton and second-placed Liverpool on goal difference. Palace are ninth on 10 points.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 32 +44 74
2 Manchester United 30 +25 60
3 Leicester City 30 +19 56
4 Liverpool 31 +16 52
5 West Ham United 30 +11 52
6 Chelsea 30 +16 51
7 Tottenham Hotspur 30 +19 49
8 Everton 29 +3 47
9 Leeds United 31 0 45
10 Aston Villa 30 +10 44
11 Arsenal 30 +5 42
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 -10 38
13 Crystal Palace 30 -16 38
14 Southampton 30 -14 36
15 Burnley 30 -16 33
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -5 32
17 Newcastle United 30 -20 29
18 Fulham 32 -18 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 30 -34 21
20 Sheffield United 30 -35 14