Premier League: Wolves beat Crystal Palace to retake sixth spot

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Wolverhampton took back sixth place within the English Premier League after beating slumping Crystal Palace 2-Zero on Monday, transferring nearer to qualifying for an additional season within the Europa League. The win moved Wolves back above Tottenham with a one-point benefit forward of the ultimate day of the league season on Sunday. Wolves should face Chelsea; Tottenham will get Palace, which has misplaced its last seven games.

Daniel Podence, a winter signing from Olympiakos, scored his first Premier League objective within the 41st minute with a header into an unguarded internet off a cross from Matt Doherty, who was in flip cued up by a sensible lob from Joao Moutinho. Jonathan Castro confirmed off his footwork to attain the second objective on the flip within the 68th.

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“We wanted to be in Europe again and now we probably need to win at Chelsea to make sure we are again,” Doherty instructed broadcaster BT Sport. “I thought we probably started off a bit slow, bit flat in the first half, struggled to get going, but once we scored we got a bit more confident.”

Palace confirmed little signal of breaking its shedding run, the membership’s worst beneath supervisor Roy Hodgson. Jeff Schlupp despatched a low shot narrowly vast within the first half on his first Premier League begin of 2020 following damage issues. Palace misplaced defender Mamadou Sakho to a leg damage after 23 minutes.

Wolves’ European push was helped earlier within the night when eighth-placed Sheffield United was crushed by Everton 1-0. That consequence, mixed with the win for Wolves, meant Sheffield is now not in with an opportunity of reaching the Europa League.

Wolves continues to be on this season’s Europa League, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It faces Podence’s previous membership, Olympiakos, within the second leg of their last-16 fixture on Aug. 6. The first leg went 1-1.



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