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Wolves savour a rare victory against Chelsea

Golden boys: Morgan Gibbs-White congratulates Jimenez PICTURE: AMA/GETTY

Wolves 2-1 Chelsea

WOLVES came from behind to seal an unexpected victory over Chelsea last night thanks to two goals in five second-half minutes at Molineux.

The result is a second successive away defeat for the Blues, who had taken the lead on 18 minutes thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s deflected strike.

The midfielder’s effort from outside the area looked to be heading toward the far corner before it was diverted past goalkeeper Rui Patricio by the head of Wolves captain Conor Coady.

Patricio then denied Maurizio Sarri’s side a second when he palmed Willian’s whipped-in free-kick over the crossbar.

Raul Jimenez levelled shortly after the restart, drilling home Morgan Gibbs-White’s through-ball from a tight angle. Chelsea barely had time to regroup before the hosts were in front.

Joao Moutinho robbed Willian before picking out Matt Doherty, whose low cross was tapped in at the back post by Diogo Jota. Olivier Giroud then saw an effort blocked before Marcos Alonso set up Cesc Fabregas only for the Spaniard to fire his shot over the bar as the visitors ran out of time.

Frustrated Chelsea manager Sarri said: ‘We played very well in the first half. We could’ve killed the game.

‘We played very well for 55 minutes and then [we conceded and] suddenly we were another team. It’s very difficult for me to understand why. There was time for winning the match. I can’t understand the reaction.’