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Match Recap: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-4 Leeds United

A different kind of Molineux Miracle...

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United - Premier League
Luke Ayling scores at Molineux.
Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images

Leeds United and Wolves love a crazy game, and they gave us just that once again as The Whites secured the three points at Molineux.

The visitors got off the perfect start after six minutes when Gnonto controlled Koch’s crossfield ball before heading to the byline and squaring it to Jack Harrison who lashed it home from the penalty spot.

From there, Wolves dominated the second half but were unable to make a breakthrough,

In a repeat of the first half, Leeds scored six minutes after the restart as Jack Harrison’s corner flew straight through the penalty area to meet Luke Ayling at the back post, whose header could not be stopped by Jose Sa between the sticks.

Just 12 minutes later, perhaps the most ingenious substitution known to modern football bore glorious fruit. Rasmus Kristensen replaced Willy Gnonto and instantly scored after robbing his man of the ball, shifting it onto his right foot and drilling a shot through the legs of the keeper.

But Leeds never do things simply, and found themselves under pressure from absolute scraps. A long heave over the top had Meslier racing from his goalline to clear the ball, but Roca’s additional clearance fell for Jonny who volleyed the ball into the net from 35 yards.

With 15 minutes left, the pressure intensified. Matheus Cunha brought Wolves to within one as his low shot from the edge of the box deflected off Wober and nestled into the bottom right corner.

However, the game threw everyone for a loop yet again just five minutes later when Jonny was shown a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Luke Ayling. The red card helped open things up for Leeds, and Summerville sent Rodrigo through in stoppage time with the Wolves defence asleep looking for a foul. Rodrigo kept his cool, lifting the ball over the keeper and wheeling away in celebration.

Another crazy game at Molineux, but a crucial three points ahead of a trip to Arsenal.