Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal: Player Ratings
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Joao Moutinho of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with team mates Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence and Willian Jose after scoring their side's second goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers came from behind against nine men, to end Arsenal's seven-game unbeaten run, with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Molineux.

Ruben Neves converted a penalty which David Luiz conceded and was sent off for. Joao Moutinho then stunned everyone with a stunning goal from distance.

The victory ended a run of eight Premier League games without a win, and secured Wolves' first win of 2021.

  • Defence

Rui Patricio - 7/10: Couldn't do much more for the goal, which was a great curled effort from Nicolas Pepe. Was there when called upon for Arsenal's three attempts on target. 

Nelson Semedo - 5/10: For Arsenal's first goal, it was the full-back who was at fault giving the ball away with a poor touch. Pepe then glided past him as if he wasn't really there before the Ivorian's curling effort saw the back of the net. Unfortunately, a very avoidable goal which Semedo will know he should have done better for. 

Willy Boly - 7/10: Gave all Wolves fans a mini scare when Bakary Saka when down in the box under the Frenchman's challenge, but it was a usual, commanding performance at the back despite the change in the system. 

Conor Coady - 7/10: Solid in and out of possession today and was his usual, reliable self on the right side of the two centre-backs. A back four could be Nuno Espirito Santo's choice of system going forward. 

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Max Kilman - 7/10: Did well in what is a relatively unfamiliar position, slotting in at left-back. Kilman did receive a booking in the first half for a late challenge, however, did well aside from this. 

  • Midfield

Joao Moutinho - 9/10: Oh my goodness. What a goal! After a disappointing performance at Selhurst Park, Moutinho bounced back in unbelievable fashion. The goal alone warrants a 10/10 rating for the Portuguese international, but it's a nine for his booking.

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Ruben Neves - 8/10: Equalised the game with a smashing penalty on the stroke of half time. It was also the midfielder's pass which opened up the move to win the penalty, as he quickly found Daniel Podence in acres of space. He did get booked, however it was for a really smart tactical foul which stopped Arsenal's counter-attack. 

  • Attack

Adama Traore- 6/10: Looked dangerous on the rare occasion he picked up the ball, however struggled to get into the game, even when Arsenal were reduced to ten men. Could have, and should have done more, especially when The Gunners were reduced to 10 men. 

Daniel Podence - 7/10: Played a lovely weighted ball into Willian Jose's path for the equalising penalty. Today's performance was his best since returning from injury. Hopefully, he will be back amongst the goals against Leicester City on the weekend. 

Pedro Neto - 7/10: His energy added dynamism to Wolves' attack, particularly in the first half where he was the best player in gold and black. The winger has easily been one of Wolves' best players this season, and he continued in that manner. 

Willian Jose - 8/10: Won a penalty which not only resulted in the equaliser but also reduced the opposition to ten men. Showed really intelligent centre forward play with a clever run in between Arsenals two centre backs. With each game, the Brazilian is showing more signs of promise, and has been more of a focal point for the team; something that Nuno's side has been craving since Raul Jimenez's injury. 

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  • Substitutions

Vitinha Ferreira - 7/10: Looked really impressive, full of confidence, and grew into the game as well. Had a great chance right at the end of the match to get a third, however, didn't make the most of the opportunity. Did well in the 30 minutes he played, and looked comfortable with more freedom to get forward. 

Leander Dendoncker - 6/10: Did enough to help his side see out the win, even if there was only nine men to play against. 

Fabio Silva - N/A: