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Jota fires winner as Wolves stun Chelsea

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates after the match

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates after the match

Diogo Jota scored his first Premier League goal as Wolverhampton Wanderers came from behind to stun title hopefuls Chelsea 2-1 at Molineux on Wednesday.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek gave the visitors a halftime lead but two goals in four minutes from Raul Jimenez and Jota turned the match in favour of the hosts, who claimed their first win in two months.

Chelsea trail league leaders Manchester City by 10 points and will host Pep Guardiola’s side on Saturday, while Wolves climb to 12th and will be relieved to have brought their horror run of form to an end.

Chelsea went ahead on 18 minutes when Loftus-Cheek scored for the second match in a row, his shot from outside the box deflected into the Wolves goal by the head of home captain Conor Coady.

The visitors had a strong call for a penalty turned down minutes after halftime when Alvaro Morata was clattered from behind as he seemed destined to score but it was the home side who found the back of the net on the hour-mark.

The impressive Morgan Gibbs-White fed Jimenez, who had a lot to do from a tight angle but drilled the ball past Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Four minutes later the home side were ahead when Matt Doherty provided a low cross that was tapped in at the back post by Jota.

 

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