As we covered in football today, Manchester United lost to Wolves at Old Trafford for the first time since 1980. On Monday, United’s 1-0 defeat (the football news) snapped an unbeaten streak of more than 40 years against the opponent.
On the other hand, their guests Wolverhampton Wanderers came out unafraid to push up the pitch. And indeed, they even recorded 15 shots in the first 45 minutes. That’s the highest number of attempts on Opta record from a visiting team in a first half at Old Trafford.
The Wolves reaped the rewards for such consistent pressure and positive play much later in the game though. In the 82nd minute, Joao Moutinho struck a winner from outside the box.
And he, too, broke a record. Moutinho’s now the oldest visiting player to score a winning goal at Old Trafford in Premier League history.
In the end, last night, Wolves finished with 19 shots compared to just nine from Manchester United.
United Lost to Wolves at Old Trafford for the First Time since 1980
On the other hand, hosts Manchester United, with this marginal 0-1 home loss, reached a rather unpleasant record.
Their five-game unbeaten streak under new manager Ralf Rangnick also came to a close with the result.
The Red Devils hadn’t come away empty-handed at home against Wolves since 1980. In simpler words, Man Utd recorded their worst league result at home against Wolves, in particular, in over 40 years.
The Red Devils continue to struggle for control against teams lower in the table; just last week they drew 1-1 against Newcastle and were branded “a bunch of whingebags” by Gary Neville for their effort.