On A Night When Referee Mike Dean Celebrated His 100th Premier League Red Card Wolves Put A Huge Dent In United’s Chances of Making Top Four And Watford Relegate Fulham
By Marc Gingell
Highlights – Manager Comments – Player Ratings – Stats
Barclays Premier League Tuesday Results
|ATT: 17,301||Abdoulaye Doucouré 23′||Ryan Babel 33′|
|REF: R East||Will Hughes 63′|
|Troy Deeney 69′|
|Kiko Femenía 75′|
|Molineux Stadium||Wolves||2||1||Man. Utd.|
|ATT: 31,302||Diogo Jota 25′||Scott McTominay 13′|
|REF: M Dean||Chris Smalling 77′ og||Ashley Young s/o 57′|
Watford: Foster (7), Femenia (6), Holebas (7), Cathcart (7), Mariappa (6), Capoue (7), Hughes (8), Doucoure (7), Pereyra (6), Deulofeu (6), Deeney (7).
Subs: Janmaat (6),Sema (n/a), Gray (8).
Fulham: Rico (7), Bryan (6), Christie (7), Ream (5), Le Marchand (5), Chambers (5), Anguissa (5), Cairney (6), Sessegnon (7), Babel (6), Mitrovic (6).
Subs: McDonald (n/a), Schurrle (n/a), Seri (6)
Man of the match: Will Hughes.
- Fulham have lost each of their last nine league games, the second longest such run in their history, surpassed only by 11 straight defeats in 1961-62.
- This season’s relegation of Huddersfield and Fulham makes April 2nd the earliest date by which two clubs have been relegated in a single Premier League season.
- This is just the second occasion in which two clubs have been relegated from the Premier League with five or more games remaining, after 1994-95 (Ipswich and Leicester).
- Fulham are now winless in their last 19 away games in the Premier League (D2 L17) since beating Aston Villa in April 2014; this is the longest run in the division since Hull City went 26 away games without victory between March 2009 and August 2013.
- Ryan Babel has been directly involved in five league goals (three goals and two assists) for Fulham since making his debut in January, more than double that of any teammate.
- Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon has assisted six Premier League goals; only four players have assisted more goals in the competition before turning 19: Francis Jeffers, Michael Owen (both 11), Cesc Fabregas (10) and Wayne Rooney (8).
Wolves: Patricio (6), Bennett (6), Coady (7), Boly (7), Doherty (6), Dendoncker (7), Neves (7), Moutinho (7), Vinagre (7), Jota (8), Jimenez (7)
Subs: Cavaleiro (N/A), Jonny (7)
Manchester United: De Gea (6), Young (3), Lindelof (5), Smalling (6), Shaw (6), McTominay (8), Fred (5), Pogba (5), Dalot (6), Lukaku (6), Lingard (6).
Subs: Martial (6), Jones (6)
Man of the match: Diogo Jota
- Man Utd failed to win home or away against a promoted side in a single Premier League campaign for the first time since 2002-03 vs Man City.
- United have lost consecutive away games against Wolves in all competitions for the first time since August 1980.
- Following Young’s dismissal, Dean has now handed out 100 red cards in the Premier League, the most by a referee in the competition’s history. Both of Young’s red cards in the competition have been shown by Dean (also Jan 2009 for Aston Villa vs Sunderland).
- United have had more different goal scorers (exc. own-goals) than any other Premier League team this season (16).
- Jiménez has been directly involved in 19 Premier League goals this season (12 goals, 7 assists) – five more than any Wolves player has registered in a single season in the competition.
Barclays Premier League Table Update
|11||West Ham United||32||12||6||14||41||48||-7||42|
|15||Brighton and Hove Albion||30||9||6||15||32||43||-11||33|
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