Wolves snatch dramatic win in Julen Lopetegui’s first Premier League game thanks to Rayan Ait-Nouri’s late goal to increase pressure on Everton boss Frank Lampard

    Julen Lopetegui got off to a winning start on his Premier League debut as Wolves beat Everton 2-1 in dramatic fashion increasing the pressure on Frank Lampard.

    The Midlands outfit have now moved off the foot of the table into 18th spot after coming from behind to claim all three points at Goodison Park.

    Lopetegui won in his opening Premier League match in charge of Wolves

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    Lopetegui won in his opening Premier League match in charge of Wolves

    Yerry Mina broke the deadlock at Goodison Park early on

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    Yerry Mina broke the deadlock at Goodison Park early on

    Daniel Podence equalised for Wolves after capping off a fine team move

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    Daniel Podence equalised for Wolves after capping off a fine team move

    Wolves looked to be on course for their tenth top-flight defeat of the season when Yerry Mina broke the deadlock in the seventh minute.

    The Colombian centre-back steered his header into the bottom left corner after getting on the end of Dwight McNeil’s corner.

    But Wolves equalised through a set-piece of their own as they found the back of the net with a brilliant team move from their corner.

    It was Daniel Podence who equalised in the 22nd minute after Ruben Neves picked out Joao Moutinho, who in turn found his Portuguese compatriot with a lofted pass.

    And Podence made no mistake from close range as he guided his strike beyond the outstretched arms of Jordan Pickford.

    Everton dominated the second half and pushed for a late winner, only to be hit on the counter as Rayan Ait-Nouri fired home in the 95th minute.

    Ait-Nouri scored a 95th minute for Wolves in Merseyside

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    Ait-Nouri scored a 95th minute for Wolves in Merseyside

    French left-back Ait-Nouri volleyed past Pickford from close range

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    French left-back Ait-Nouri volleyed past Pickford from close range

    Substitute Adama Traore picked out the left-back inside the box, who took a touch before lashing the ball past a helpless Pickford.

    The Wolves squad and their travelling fans were sent into delirium as the result sees them move above Southampton and Nottingham Forest.

    Ait-Nouri took his shirt off as he raced over to the away end in what is Wolves’ third top-flight win of the season.

    And as the full-time whistle blew, Everton boss Lampard was booed by the home supporters with his side now just a point above Wolves.

    Wolves have moved up into 18th following the late win

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    Wolves have moved up into 18th following the late win

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