Daily Express Friday, August 23, 2019 69
By Paul Brown
By Gareth Davies
PATRICK VAN AANHOLT
will escape punishment for a
brutal social media post – after
convincing Roy Hodgson he did
not write it.
The post from the Crystal
Palace full-back’s Twitter
account piled into his side for
losing at Sheffield United last
Sunday, prompting an inquest
from boss Hodgson.
The posts said
right, will not be
fined, said: “He didn’t say it,
apparently. It is wrong to put
that out because it isn’t true.
“It was put out by his agent or
someone he knows. Whether he
said it or not, it has gone out
under his name. He will have to
bear the brunt of that.”
WATFORD’S Troy Deeney is out
for at least two months after
having a knee operation.
The loss of the striker, below,
is the latest blow in a miserable
start to the season for the
Hornets, who are bottom
without a point or a goal.There
was more bad news ahead of
tomorrow’s home game against
West Ham, with key midfielder
to make the
Watford manager Javi Gracia
said: “We will see over the next
day or two whether they will be
available against West Ham.
“But they are doubtful at this
moment. We’ll miss the three of
them but we don’t complain
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From James Nursey in Turin
Vinagre conceded a draft penalty
with a wild challenge on Andrea
Belotti. It was an easy decision for
ref Dias and the home skipper
Belotti stepped up to convert.
TORINO (3-5-2): Sirigu; Izzo, Nkoulou, Bremer; De
Silvestri, Meite (Rincon 64), Berenguer 6 (Lukic 59), Baselli,
Ansaldi (Aina 71); Zaza, Belotti. Goals: De Silvestri 61, Belotti
WOLVES (3-5-2): Patricio; Vallejo, Coady, Boly; Traore
(Jonny 64), Dendoncker, Moutinho, Saiss, Vinagre; Jota
(Neto 69), Jimenez (Cutrone 76). Goals: Bremer 43 og, Jota
59, Jimenez 72.
low cross from the right which Jota
slammed in for his third goal in the
competition. Torino pulled a goal
back almost immediately in the 61st
minute from De Silvestri’s header.
But Jimenez ran clear late on
with a superb individual goal for his
fifth goal in the competition as
Wolves’ first adventure into Europe
since 1980 continues to excite.
But Torino were handed a lifeline
in the 89th minute when Ruben
Controversy over the Portuguese officials
FANS’ FURY AS
NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO’S
Wolves side took a big step towards
the Europa League group stages
with this gritty win.
But the tie was controversial as
the hosts laid into the Portuguese
officials after bemoaning their
potential allegiances in the build-up.
Wolves took a 43rd-minute lead
in the first leg play-off game from a
disputed free-kick which Bremer
diverted in for an own-goal.
Referee Artur Soares Dias was
widely derided and criticised as
the game went on at the Stadio
Olimpico Grande Torino.
Torino coach Walter Mazzarri and
his players, five of whom were
booked, felt Wolves and their
Portuguese coach and stars got
more of the decisions.
The hosts had a lifeline from
Lorenzo De Silvestri’s goal after
Diogo Jota made it 2-0 in the 59th
But Raul Jimenez left Wolves
with one foot in the group stages
with a fine run and low left foot
finish 18 minutes from time.
Now Wolves just need to finish
the job in next Thursday’s return leg
at Molineux ahead of the draw for
the group stages the following day.
Nuno made four changes from
Monday’s 1-1 draw with
Manchester United as Real Madrid
loanee Jesus Vallejo, 22, came in for
his second start in Europe.
Adama Traore also started after
coming off the bench to turn the
United game and Moroccan
midfielder Romain Saiss came in for
his third start this term in midfield
with Ruben Vinagre starting at left
Torino included former West Ham
striker Simone Zaza up front and he
had an early chance with a header
he put wide as the hosts made a
positive start, urged on by their
Wolves took a vital lead two
minutes before the break when
Joao Moutinho was fouled by De
Silvestri for a free-kick the hosts
Moutinho delivered a dangerous
dipping delivery and Saiss
challenged for the ball but the final
touch appeared to come off Torino’s
Brazilian defender Bremer.
It meant referee Soares Dias was
on the receiving end of verbals from
angry home fans at the break while
the players tried to complain too.
There was no disputing the
quality of Wolves’ second goal after
Traore beat Ansaldi and delivered a
FOOTBALL: EUROPA LEAGUE QUALIFYING
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TORINO v WOLVES
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(^5) SHOTS ON TARGET
7 SHOTS OFF TARGET (^2)
(^4) CORNERS (^1)
(^1) OFFSIDES (^2)
(^6) YELLOW CARDS
(^0) RED CARDS (^0)
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