Everton 3 Wolves 2: Joe Edwards and Nathan Judah analysis

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The Nigeria worldwide struck in the 12th minute to restore Everton's lead after Wolves cancelled a Richarlison opener at the Goodison Park on Sunday.

Bookending Alex Iwobi's goal, Richarlison scored the first and last goals of a frenzied game that lurched between moments of quality, to a long spell of mediocrity and back again to provide an entertaining finish.

It was the first league goal Everton had conceded at Goodison Park in 549 minutes of play, ending a run of six consecutive home clean sheets.

The Brazilian had put Everton in front in the fifth minute after converting from 16 yards following defensive miscommunication between Conor Coady and Rui Patricio.

Having successfully qualified for the group stages of the Europa League on Thursday by completing a 5-3 aggregate win over Torino, Wolves looked to be running out of steam in the second half. The 23-year-old scored just 15 goals in 149 appearances for Arsenal, and speaking ahead of the weekend's clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Silva has backed his new signing to make the most of his goalscoring potential.

But that was flipped on its head within 12 minutes, which provided as many goals as in the Toffees' previous 180 on the pitch.

Two of the three goals conceded by Wolves were down to poor defending, with the opener particularly disorderly.

Wolverhampton reacted beautifully and were leveled four minutes later after good work from Adama Traore.

Back came Everton and Gylfi Sigurdsson, who could only have been marginally onside, swung in a right-wing cross which Iwobi headed home at the far post.

But that was where the action ended as both sides' football deteriorated into an exchange of mistakes, misplaced passes and general scrappiness.

Wolves thought they had earned a point when Raul Jimenez levelled in the 78th minute, but Richarlison pounced two minutes later to head home the victor.

Richarlison secured all three points for the home side in the 80th minute, out-jumping Willy Boly to give his side the lead for the third time.



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