Aston Villa 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Ruben Neves secures dramatic comeback win

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Danny Ings opened scoring with his first Aston Villa goal after 21 August

Ruben Neves scored a 95th minute winner, as Wolves won an amazing victory in an exceptional West Midlands derby.

Wolves were looking down when John McGinn scored Danny Ings' opening goal to give Villa a cushion of two goals midway through the second period.

In the final 10 minutes of dramatic play, Wolves scored three goals to secure a third consecutive Premier League win.

Romain Saiss made the difference from within the six-yard line. Conor Coady then scored an 85th minute equaliser, after Max Kilman had gone against the bar.

Neves scored in the fifth minute of stoppage when his free kick took a deflection as it passed Emiliano Martinez. This was an incredible comeback.

Dean Smith, Villa boss, will be furious at some of his team's defensive efforts in the final stages. Wolves won all three points against their opponents.

After McGinn's goal to send in a cross, Ings took the lead for the home team.

After Ollie Watkins' blocked attempt, the Scotland midfielder added the second goal with a deflected shot long-range.

Wolves began to recover in the 80th minute, when substitute Daniel Podence crossed for them. However, an away win looked impossible at that point.

After Kilman had hit the bar, Coady left five minutes of normal-time time and made it 2-2.

Villa was left to rue a home loss in the first league since May 9th by Neves' last-gasp win.

Wolves get a strong start

After losing their three first league games, Wolves are now ranked eighth after eight games. Bruno Lage's poor start to life is long gone.

They are now one of the top teams in the Premier League, having just equaled the club record for three consecutive Premier League away victories. This was set in June last years at Villa Park.

Villa will be furious at Villa's decision to throw this game away. However, Wolves displayed tremendous character and continued fighting until the end.

With Raul Jimenez, in-form, starting on the bench, the team secured their fourth win of the season.

Jimenez, who had assisted two goals and scored one in the two previous league games, was removed from the bench in the 88th minutes with the score at 2-2.

Jimenez overtook the free kick after Jacob Ramsey had fouled AdamaTraore in the box, and Neves won an unlikely victory.

We will keep you posted.

Player of the match Daniel Podence Daniel Podence has an average 7.81 Aston Villa Aston Villa Aston Villa

Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Wanderers Aston Villa Avg Squad number 7 Player name McGinn Average rating 6.89 Squad number 20 Player name Ings Average rating 6.08 Squad number 1 Player name Martnez Average rating 5.94 Squad number 10 Player name Buenda Average rating 5.75 Squad number 2 Player name Cash Average rating 5.72 Squad number 11 Player name Watkins Average rating 5.64 Squad number 6 Player name Douglas Luiz Average rating 5.54 Squad number 4 Player name Konsa Average rating 5.54 Squad number 3 Player name Targett Average rating 5.41 Squad number 5 Player name Mings Average rating 5.40 Squad number 16 Player name Tuanzebe Average rating 5.29 Squad number 19 Player name Nakamba Average rating 4.66 Squad number 41 Player name Ramsey Average rating 4.40 Squad number 18 Player name Young Average rating 3.99 Wolverhampton Wanderers Avg Squad number 10 Player name Daniel Podence Average rating 7.81 Squad number 8 Player name Rben Neves Average rating 7.71 Squad number 9 Player name Jimnez Average rating 7.57 Squad number 16 Player name Coady Average rating 7.37 Squad number 37 Player name Traor Average rating 7.01 Squad number 27 Player name Sass Average rating 6.99 Squad number 23 Player name Kilman Average rating 6.86 Squad number 1 Player name Jos S Average rating 6.83 Squad number 17 Player name Fbio Silva Average rating 6.79 Squad number 26 Player name Hwang Hee-Chan Average rating 6.70 Squad number 32 Player name Dendoncker Average rating 6.69 Squad number 28 Player name Joo Moutinho Average rating 6.61 Squad number 22 Player name Nlson Semedo Average rating 6.59 Squad number 5 Player name Maral Average rating 6.25


Match Stats

Live Text Line-ups Aston Villa Formation 3-5-2 1 Martnez 4 Konsa 16 Tuanzebe 5 Mings 2 Cash 7 McGinn 6 Douglas Luiz 10 Buenda 3 Targett 11 Watkins 20 Ings 1 Martnez

4 Konsa

16 Tuanzebe

5 Mings booked at 61mins

2 Cash Substituted at 79' Minutes

7 McGinn

6 Douglas Luiz Substituted at Nakamba at the 67' minute

Ramsey substituted with 10 Buenda at 74' minutes

3 Targett

11 Watkins booked at 81mins

20 Ings Substitutes for 8 Sanson

12 Steer

18 Young

19 Nakamba

21 El Ghazi

30 Hause

32 Philogene-Bidace

35 Archers

41 Ramsey Wolves Formation 3-4-2-1 1 Malheiro de S 23 Kilman 16 Coady 27 Sass 22 Nlson Semedo 8 Neves 28 Joo Moutinho 5 Maral 32 Dendoncker 37 Traor 26 Hwang Hee-Chan 1 Malheiro de S

23 Kilman

16 Coady

27 Sass

22 Nlson Semedo

8 Neves booked at 52mins

28 Joo Moutinho substituted for Fbio Silva at 74' minutes

5 Maral Substituted to Podence at 7:44' Minutes

32 Dendoncker Booked at 88mins

37 Traor

26 Hwang Shee-Chan Substituted at 88'minutes for Jimnez Substitutes 2 Hoever

3 At-Nouri

9 Jimnez

10 Podence

13 Moulden

15 Boly

17 Fbio Silva

21 Ruddy

39 Cundle Referee: Michael Oliver Attendance: 41,951 Match Stats Live Text Post update Match ends, Aston Villa 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. Full Time Second Half ends, Aston Villa 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. Ral Jimnez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) has posted a Foul update. Post update Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa, wins a free kick during the attacking half. Goal! Goal! Aston Villa 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. Rben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers), from a free kick with an right footed shot to bottom left corner. Post update Adama Traor (Wolverhampton Wanderers), wins a free kick during the attacking half. Post update Foul by Jacob Ramsey, Aston Villa Foul update by Fbio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Post update Axel Tuanzebe, Aston Villa, wins a free kick at the defensive half. Post update Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Aston Villa), header from the centre misses to left. John McGinn assisted with a cross after a corner. Corner after update, Aston Villa. Rben Neves resigned. Post update Corner, Aston Villa. Romain Sass concedes. Booking Leander Dendoncker, Wolverhampton Wanderers, is given the yellow card for a foul. Post update Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Post update John McGinn, Aston Villa, wins a free kick during the attacking half. Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ral Jimnez replaces Hwang Hee-Chan. Post update Foul by Nlson Smedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa), wins a free kick on left wing after the update. Goal! Goal! Aston Villa 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), left footed shot at very close range in the corner. Leander Dendoncker assisted after a corner. Maximilian Kilman (Wolverhampton Wanderers), hits the bar with a header left-side of the six yard box. Fbio Silva assisted after a corner. Page 1 of 6 Rewind Previous Navigate to Next Navigate To The Last Page Forward