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Podence celebrates after turning in Doherty's cut-back.
Podence celebrates after turning in Doherty's cut-back.
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Doherty tees up opener as Wolves leap over Spurs with Palace win

The ireland full-back latched on to a superb Joao Moutinho flick as Wolves move closer to sealing European football.
Jul 20th 2020, 10:13 PM 7,049 4

WOLVES MOVED BACK above Tottenham Hotspur and within a point of fifth-place Manchester United thanks to a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace this evening.

Wolves, now unbeaten in three games, opened the scoring four minutes before half-time at Molineux.

Ireland’s Matt Doherty created the opener, latching onto a brilliant flick from Joao Moutinho and beating Tyrick Mitchell before cutting back to tee up Daniel Podence.

Jonny condemned Palace to a seventh successive defeat in the 68th minute, turning to fire home from close-range after Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez carved open the Palace defence.

The win means that Wolves can guarantee their place in next season’s Europa League with a win over Chelsea next Sunday or if Spurs lose to Palace. They are just three points behind Leicester and Manchester United – who face one another in the battle for fourth this weekend – but have played a game more than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

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