Neto’s Late Goal Gives Wolves Stunning Win Over Chelsea
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Pedro Neto struck a stoppage-time winner as they came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday.
Frank Lampard‘s visiting side had the better of the first half at Molineux and centre-half Kurt Zouma powered a header against the bar just before the break.
In-form French forward Olivier Giroud then fired Chelsea ahead in the 49th minute, meeting a Ben Chilwell cross with a superb angled volley at the near post that goalkeeper Rui Patricio was unable to stop cross the line.
But Wolves drew level in the 66th minute when Daniel Podence cleverly created space for himself in the box and then drove a slightly deflected shot past keeper Edouard Mendy.
Wolves were then awarded a penalty, 10 minutes from the end, when Neto went down inside the box as he was approached by Reece James but the decision was overturned after a VAR review showed there had been no contact.
But Portuguese forward Neto decided the encounter late in added time when he finished off a counter-attack, running at Zouma before drilling the ball into the bottom corner.
Chelsea, who have now lost back-to-back games, remain fifth on 22 points from 13 games, three behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool who meet at Anfield on Wednesday.