Fulltime Thoughts - More from me over on the Instant Reaction, but what a thriller of a game this was, always looked like there’d be plenty of goals in this right from the outset.
90+5’ - Richarlison doing his best to kill the game off, winning two yellow cards for the Wolves, with Boly sent off and there’s the final whistle!
90+2’ - Vinagre fouls Coleman deep in Wolves territory, Blues passing it around now.
90’ - We’ll have five-plus minutes added on. Blues trying to control possession and see this out.
89’ - Jota wins a freekick down the left, fouled by Gomes. More danger here from Moutinho. Mina clears, reobund returned and Pickford takes it and slows it down.
87’ - Patricio with the save of the day!! Mina meets the corner perfectly and his header is low and in the far corner, but the goalie (obstructed by DCL) saves magnificently, wow!
84’ - Another long throw half cleared, falls to Neves and his shot is blocked for a corner. Corner is cleared .
82’ - Almost Richy again! Cuts in from the right, then lets fly with his weaker left and is requires an excellent save from Patricio to keep this 3-2, oh wow.
Bernard had two chances at the rebound there, but tried to pass both times when he could have shot.
80’ - RICHARLISON!! Digne with a spectacular cross right at the penalty spot, Boly is under it but the Brazilian comes flying in and his header to the far post eludes Patricio’s despairing dive!
75’ - Long throw into the box, headed on by Boly, and Digne beaten to the ball by Jimenez, 2-2. No chance for Pickford there. Poor defending.
DCL and Bernard are on, Kean and Iwobi go off.
Raul Jimenez scores for Wolverhampton but picks up a knock in the process. pic.twitter.com/vH0PShW92d— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) September 1, 2019
73’ - Traore is just dangerous. Iwobi tries to tackle him and goes down hurt. He looks quite unhappy and now Bernard is warming up too while Dominic Calvert-Lewin looks ready to come on too.
72’ - Kean wins a freekick off Boly, and Sigurdsson crosses into the box, cleared out.
Digne’s shot blocked for a corner, then Mina has a shot from inside the box bounce off an arm, no penalty decides Taylor.
67’ - Everton are definitely trying to slow things down in the middle whenever they have the ball, running down the clock. Diogo Jota now comes on with Patrick Cutrone off.
63’ - Delph takes his expected yellow card, diving in late as Jimenez looks to get away. Moutinho will take the freekick but it’s cleared away.
61’ - Sigurdsson with another expert cross into the box, but it’s behind Kean and his header is wayward.
58’ - Kean breaks into the box with the ball and is taken down by two players, they might have made marginal contact with the ball, and Taylor is satisfied no penalty. Goodison is furious.
Seconds later the ref allows a blatant handball to go from the Wolves, before Ryan Bennett tugs Digne down as he’s breaking, and now he’s the fourth Wolves player in the book. Joao Moutinho comes on for Saiss, he’s very dangerous when given time on the ball.
52’- Sigurdsson almost finds Coleman running into the box, he’s yanked back by Vinagre, but referee Taylor is pretending to be blind.
Results in a Wolves corner eventually that Mina heads away. Long throw back in but Boly fouls Mina, and Pickford can restart the game.
47’ - Kean wins an early corner with a blocked shot from distance. Corner is eventually cleared away after a bout of head-tennis.
Now Willy Boly in the book, fouls Richarlison who was breaking.
46’ - The second half is underway.
Halftime Thoughts - We have the makings of a thriller here at Goodison Park today. Both teams look like there’s goals in them, how does it end?
45+2’ - Traore takes Digne on and beats him again. He has managed to keep the Frenchman pinned back, with Digne afraid to go up too high up the pitch.
Keane concedes a late corner on the right from another high ball crossed in, Digne clears and it’s 2-1 to the Blues at the break.
44’ - Raul Jimenez gets a yellow card for preventing Digne from taking a quick throw, joining Vinagre in the book.
38’ - Everton have controlled play better in the last few minutes but Wolves remain dangerous on the break too.
32’ - Another cross from deep causes trouble in the Everton box, ends in a corner that is cleared away.
28’ - Gylfi with a delightful cross into the box for Kean, cleared for a corner. Mina rises highest for that one, but his header is tame and straight at Patricio.
Another brilliant cross from Siggy who was found by Delph, and it falls to Kean and dribbles through to the goalie. The Italian striker is certainly creating more openings for himself than Dominic Calvert-Lewin has shown.
25’ - Ruben Vinagre with a great run beats both Richarlison and Coleman easily and swings in a cross, Cutrone’s point-blank shot is blocked for a corner that is then cleared. Wolves’ pace out wide is giving Everton fits.
22’ - Blues have to watch out here, they’re playing a physical game and referee Anthony Taylor is happy to blow the whistle. It’s swung into the box and eventually Cutrone crosses back in and Saiss gets to it.. but his header is straight at Pickford. Yikes.
19’ - Richarlison looks to have hurt himself trying to make a tackle, twisted ankle looks like?
Meanwhile, Digne is beaten again by Traore and then yanks him back to stop play so that Richarlison can have some attention.
17’ - Everton’s high press is causing pressure and creating turnovers. The struggle has been against the deep ball, with Wolves winning the 50/50 balls in the Blues half.
15’ - Ball falls to Coleman and his shot is blocked, wins a corner. It’s cleared and Sigurdsson fouls a Wolves player looking to make a break. It eventually comes to Patrick Cutrone who has an easy shot but it’s wide. Keane leaving him too much room.
13’ - Wolves attacking, win a corner and almost make it 2-2! Another dangerous cross right through the six yard box is met by Ruben Neves, but Pickford beats it away, and then comes out to claim the resulting corner, finding Richarlison deep. End to end action folks, all signs of a thriller.
12’ - 2-1 now!! Richarlison finds Sigurdsson running deep down the right, a fantastic cross into the box and headed home by Iwobi! This is why he’s playing ahead of Bernard.
GOAL FOR EVERTON!— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 1, 2019
What a game! Gylfi Sigurdsson whips in a beauty of a cross and Iwobi nods it home. Everton are ahead again!
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9’ - 1-1, just like that. Wolves have looked hungrier after going behind, and get the equalizer. Adama Traore beats Lucas Digne all hands up and sends in a dangerous low ball through the box. Seamus Coleman gets his foot on the ball but can’t clear, and Roman Saiss bangs it in.
Adama Traoré, 99 pace— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) September 1, 2019
Wolverhampton level it! pic.twitter.com/vBGQ73pCnL
5’ - Everton goal!! From a Connor Coady error, poor backpass to Rui Patricio who can only flail at it and it falls to Richarlison running into the box who somehow bounces it in! 1-0!
Richarlison capitalizes on a Wolverhampton mistake! pic.twitter.com/3pALRWmFtp— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) September 1, 2019
4’ - Alex Iwobi cross into the box and Gylfi Sigurdsson heads it just over. Was quite free around the penalty spot, should have kept it down.
1’ - The Goodison Park crowd are in fine voice today.
The lineups are out -
Everton take on rivals for seventh place Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park, looking to gain revenge for the loss here last season, which went a long way towards determining who grabbed the last spot in the Europa League.
The Blues have one win, one draw and a loss in their first three games of the season while visitors Wolves have drawn all three of their Premier League games so far. The visitors have a relatively small squad but so far seem to be doing just fine juggling European qualifying rounds with the Premier League season.
Marco Silva has reiterated a number of times that he needs the supporters help in making Goodison a fortress for the visiting sides, and another similar performance will be needed today.
Competition: Premier League Matchday 4
Date and start time: Sunday, September 1st at 6:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m ET / 2:00 p.m. BST
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Weather: 58°F/14°C, showers, 47% chance of precipitation, 20 mph winds
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Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Gomes, Delph; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Kean
Subs: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Sidibe, Schneiderlin, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Tosun
Starting XI: Patricio; Bennett, Coady (c), Boly; Traore, Neves, Saiss, Dendoncker, Vinagre; Jimenez, Cutrone.
Subs: Ruddy (gk), Vallejo, Otto, Moutinho, Gibbs-White, Neto, Jota
It didn’t go too well for the Blues at home last season in this fixture, with Wolves leaving with a 3-1 win that had to have frustrated the players and staff of the Toffees. Andre Gomes did have an incredible goal that game that he hasn’t been able to recreate since.
The Blues did take on Wolves in the first game of last season, with Everton coming away with a point in a 2-2 draw that was a relief considering Phil Jagielka got sent off.