Wolves will play Sheffield United in EPL

Wolverhampton Wanderers host Sheffield United at their West Midlands home on Sunday afternoon in a Premier League match that will see them try for a third Molineux victory of the month
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(Football news) Gary O’Neil’s team defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 last weekend, earning another huge victory in the capital, while the meek Blades were destroyed 5-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion.

Thirteen days after wowing Chelsea supporters with a brilliant counterattacking performance, Wolves struck again in as many days at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Joao Gomes’s looping header from a Pablo Sarabia corner gave the visitors a narrow lead at halftime.

Some fans were still filtering down the steps to their seats when Dejan Kulusevski prodded home at the near post to level matters for Tottenham, whose long throw was not dealt with by O’Neil’s men, but just 17 minutes later, assist king Pedro Neto found Gomes to complete a rapid-fire counter with his second of the afternoon.

O’Neil remarked that his charges should have marched to an even more emphatic success against Ange Postecoglou’s lowly troops, and on account of their second successive away win in the division, 11th-placed Wolves are currently just three points below Brighton & Hove Albion in the Europa Conference League spot.

Results on Saturday could increase the gap between Wolves and the top seven, though, and O’Neil has also played down premature talk of potential European sojourns, but the hosts need only draw on Sunday to rise into the top half of the standings owing to Chelsea’s participation in the EFL Cup final.

However, while each of Wolves’ last three away fixtures in all tournaments have seen O’Neil’s team prevail, they have been beaten in their last two home contests versus Brentford and Manchester United, having previously gone eight top-flight games without defeat in front of their loyal supporters.

Sheffield United’s supporters saw one of the worst tackles of the year and one of the worst performances of the season when Brighton visited Bramall Lane last Saturday, so they won’t feel too sorry for Wolves despite their hosts’ recent home inadequacies.

Following Mason Holgate’s rightly humiliating walk of shame for an egregious challenge on Kaoru Mitoma, Brighton gave the Blades another bramall Lane beating, with goals from Facundo Buonanotte, Danny Welbeck, and Simon Adingra (twice), as well as an own goal from Jack Robinson.

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