Premier League: Wolves crush Everton to keep Champions League dreams alive
Goals from Raul Jimenez, Leander Dendoncker, and Diego Jota keep Wolverhampton’s Champions League hopes alive after a lackluster performance from the Toffees.
Wolves bounced back from their defeats in the last two matches to beat Everton by 3-0 and keep their hopes for the Champions League alive. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men took the lead in the injury time of the first half through Raul Jimenez when they were awarded a penalty when Lucas Digne fouled Daniel Podence.
Forty-seven seconds after the restart Wolves doubled their lead after Leander Dendoncker heading in from the Pedro Neto’s freekick. Substitute Diego Jota scored his team’s third goal of the day after a stunning pass from Ruben Neves to finish at the near post, Adama Traore came close to adding Wolves fourth after a quick counter-attack only to hit his shot at the crossbar.
Victory moved Santo’s men within three points of fifth-place while for Everton hopes of European football next season is all but over after failing to win any of their last three Premier League matches.