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2022-23 English Premier League
  • Daniel Podence (45'+1')

Daniel Podence gives Wolves first win of season with victory over Southampton

A Daniel Podence goal on the stroke of half-time gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, their first victory of the season.

Matheus Nunes broke down the right and picked Podence out with a low ball to the back post, although Southampton keeper Gavin Bazunu should have done better to keep out the low drive.

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Wolves boss Bruno Lage said he was still trying to integrate the club's new players into the side but was relieved to collect the first victory.

"We scored one goal and after that we were very brave in the way we defended," Lage said.

"We're very happy. I told the players it's one win, we have to build on it. We need to practice. The team that finished pre-season and the team we have now are so different.

"Players are arriving, we don't have time to train and have to put them straight into the games. We try our best to have our best strategy and they're performing well."

After the break Che Adams had the ball in the net for Southampton but it was ruled out for handball on a frustrating day for the forward.

Adams headed a Stuart Armstrong cross against the bar as Wolves held on for a win that moves them up to 14th on six points.

Southampton fall to 12th place with seven points from their opening six games and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl was frustrated at his side's failure to convert their opportunities.

"We had good chances to take something," Hasenhuttl said. "That we don't score today is normally not possible. Che knows it. He's frustrated because it must be a goal.

"It's 20 minutes to go and if we equalise, I would like to see what happens then."

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Arsenal 14 +22 37
2 Manchester City 14 +26 32
3 Newcastle United 15 +18 30
4 Tottenham Hotspur 15 +10 29
5 Manchester United 14 0 26
6 Liverpool 14 +11 22
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 +4 21
8 Chelsea 14 0 21
9 Fulham 15 -2 19
10 Brentford 15 -2 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -3 19
12 Aston Villa 15 -6 18
13 Leicester City 15 0 17
14 AFC Bournemouth 15 -14 16
15 Leeds United 14 -4 15
16 West Ham United 15 -5 14
17 Everton 15 -6 14
18 Nottingham Forest 15 -19 13
19 Southampton 15 -14 12
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 -16 10