Everton 3-2 Wolves: Nuno’s side remain winless

Everton bounced back from their defeat in the West Midlands last Friday to hand Wolverhampton Wanderers their first defeat of the new Premier League season.

The opening 12 minutes saw three goals – first, Richarlison gave the hosts the lead inside five minutes with a well-controlled half volley after a defensive mistake from Conor Coady in the Wolves defence.

Nuno’s side were able to hit back just four minutes later when Roman Saiss bundled home from close range. The Moroccan midfielder was one of four changes for the visitors following their victory over Torino in the Europa League on Thursday night.

It wasn’t long before Wolves fell behind again. This time Alex Iwobi headed Everton back in front from close range. The Nigerian midfielder’s first goal for the Toffees following his big transfer from Arsenal earlier this summer.

Another signing made by Marco Silva was striker Moise Kean. The Italian international was handed his first Premier League start on Sunday afternoon and looked impressive in his performance up front. Without getting a clear sight on goal himself, he played a big role in the opening goal in a hardworking display.

The game went over an hour without a goal before Wolves equalised 15 minutes from time when Raul Jimenez headed home from close range. The Mexican striker took a boot in the eye in the process but finished the game.

Everton would not be denied all three points as Richarlison headed home a Lucas Digne cross 10 minutes from time. The Brazilian stepped up with his family in attendance on Merseyside.

Victory for Everton moves them up to fifth place whilst European participation certainly appears to have had a negative affect on Wolves as they have taken just three points from their opening four games before the international break.