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Pogba Misses Penalty As Man Utd Vs Wolves Match Ends 1-1

Paul Pogba had a second-half penalty saved as Manchester United were held to a Premier League draw at Wolves.

With the score 1-1 in the second half, the Frenchman was fouled by Conor Coady and got up to take the spot-kick, despite failing with three penalties last season and Marcus Rashford scoring from one against Chelsea on the opening weekend.

Pogba’s powerful shot was pushed away by Rui Patricio, who saved low to his right.

In a first half containing just three shots, Anthony Martial had put United in front with his 50th goal for the club – a fine left-footed finish – only for Ruben Neves to level with a sensational strike from the edge of the area, which bounced down off the crossbar 10 minutes after the break.

Wolves’ Raul Jimenez had flicked a header against the inside of a post just before Neves’ effort but neither keeper was troubled after Pogba’s miss.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, speaking to the BBC’s Match of the Day: “I’m pleased with the performance. In the first half United controlled the game and pressed very high. In the second half the reaction was very good. I’m proud of all the performance.

“Adama Traore helped the team when he came on. He’s about that. The squad is about managing the options you have.

“When Neves lined up the shot for the equaliser I was hoping, not expecting. He has fantastic technique.”

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “We dominated possession, we get the first goal and second half we know they’ll come out like a house on fire.

“They probably got the goal they deserve. I thought we took control again and could have won it.

“First half was a mature performance. Second half was a bit sloppy. We are improving. We are a young team who will learn, we learned on the pitch today.

“We get a penalty that normally would get us another two points, sometimes the keeper makes a good save.”

Source: BBC Sport

Photo credit: IOL

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