Wolverhampton Wanderers ended their winless run in the Premier League, beating Arsenal 2-1 at Molineux last night.

Wolves claimed a huge three points against the Gunners, with Joao Moutinho scoring a sensational goal early in the second half which turned out to be the winner.

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It was a game of incidents, with the sending off of David Luiz a pivotal moment in the match.

He clipped Willian Jose as he went one on one with Bernd Leno and received his marching orders just before half-time, with Ruben Neves converting the penalty.

That tipped the balance for Wolves, who were able to get the job done.

 

The madness didn’t stop there though, with Leno also getting sent off after handling outside his area with Adama Traore bearing down on goal.

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His dismissal meant Mikel Arteta was forced to hook Thomas Partey to get Alex Runar Runarsson on.

The Icelandic stopper has been far from convincing since his arrival at Arsenal, and that was summed up by a simple instruction Conor Coady game as he entered the action.

According to journalist Tim Nash, the skipper yelled to his teammates ‘Shoot!’.

The £40,000-a-week Runarsson (DV) made an error on the second goal against Manchester City in the 4-0 defeat in the Carabao Cup back in December, and has generally looked shaky between the sticks for the Gunners.

Arsenal actually went out and signed Mat Ryan on loan from Brighton during the January transfer window, which is perhaps telling of how they view Runarsson.

In the end, though, Wolves were unable to score past the 25-year-old, who made a couple of saves during his 16 or so minutes on the pitch.

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