Soccer-Wolves grab last-gasp 3-2 win at Villa in derby thriller

Soccer-Wolves grab last-gasp 3-2 win at Villa in derby thriller

16/10/2021 7:41:00 PM

Soccer-Wolves grab last-gasp 3-2 win at Villa in derby thriller

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Wolverhampton Wanderers came from two down to win 3-2 at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday with all five goals coming in the second half of a thrilling Midlands derby.

After a tight first half with chances at both ends, the hosts cruised into a 2-0 lead in the second period.Villa striker Danny Ings scored his first goal since August with a powerful close-range header from John McGinn's cross in the 48th minute. Twenty minutes later, McGinn saw his low strike deflect off Neves into the net.

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But Wolves clawed themselves back with goals from Romain Saiss, who swept in an 80th minute cross, and then from fellow defender Conor Coady, who got the last touch on a goalmouth scramble five minutes later.With 2-2 looking a fair score, Neves settled the game in stoppage time, leaving Villa shell-shocked.

The win took Wolves to eighth in the Premier League on 12 points, and left Villa 12th on 10 points.(Reporting by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Christian Radnedge) Read more: The Star »

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