WOLVERHAMPTON, England — Daniel Podence scored the only goal as Wolves beat Southampton at Molineux for their first English Premier League win on Saturday.
Wolves claim first EPL win at Southampton’s expense
Southampton had a second-half effort from Che Adams ruled out for the handball and the striker hit the crossbar with another header. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side could not follow up their midweek home win over Chelsea and slipped to a third league defeat.
Wolves needed inspiration as an unremarkable first half drew to a close and club-record Nunes provided it.
The winger’s right wing cross picked out Podence and his misfiring low finish tipped over the goal line to give Wolves fans something to cheer for.
Wolves’ newest signing, Sasa Kalajdzic, was replaced at half-time by Goncalo Guedes after making a quiet league debut before Wolves were forced to dig in to protect their narrow lead.
The Saints thought they had equalized through Adams’ header, but his effort was ruled out by referee John Brooks as the ball appeared to have come out of the striker’s arm.
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