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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 38 +51 86
2 Manchester United 38 +29 74
3 Liverpool 38 +26 69
4 Chelsea 38 +22 67
5 Leicester City 38 +18 66
6 West Ham United 38 +15 65
7 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +23 62
8 Arsenal 38 +16 61
9 Leeds United 38 +8 59
10 Everton 38 -1 59
11 Aston Villa 38 +9 55
12 Newcastle United 38 -16 45
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 -16 45
14 Crystal Palace 38 -25 44
15 Southampton 38 -21 43
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -6 41
17 Burnley 38 -22 39
18 Fulham 38 -26 28
19 West Bromwich Albion 38 -41 26
20 Sheffield United 38 -43 23