Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United: Key Stats Review
Manchester United created history last Sunday when they beat the hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers by a 1-0 margin. That result helped them to become the new record holder to maintain the unbeaten streak in the English football league away matches.
Wolves had some great chances but they couldn’t break the deadlock, majorly due to the desperate attempts from the visitors’ defensive line.
The first half ended with a goalless scoreline. In the 80th minute, Mason Greenwood finally scored the only goal of the match.
Despite Paul Pogba’s challenge on Ruben Neves, the referee decided to continue the game while the PL debutant Raphaël Varane found Greenwood in the right. The English youngster pushed the ball into the box before his shot beat the home goalie José Sá.
Here are some key stats between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United:
(Wolves vs Manchester United)
- Manchester United have claimed their third successive win against Wolves.
- Manchester United have extended their unbeaten streak against Wolves to seven games (won 4 and draw 3), including winning four out of their last five meetings.
- It is the first time in PL history when a team suffered exactly 1-0 defeats in all their first three matches of any season. In the English top-flight history, it happened for the first time since Tottenham Hotspur lost their first three games each by the 1-0 margins in the 1974/75 season.
- Wolves have lost all their first three matches of this PL season. Before this season, they previously suffered defeats in all their first three games of an English league season in 2003/04.
- Wolves haven’t scored a goal yet in this PL season. Previously they had a similar goal-less experience in their first three matches of an English league season in 1978/79.
- Manchester United have created a new history in the English Football League. While it was their straight 28th unbeaten game in the PL away matches, it became the new record for the longest unbeaten away run in English Football League history. Their latest victory helped them to surpass the previous record of Arsenal’s 27-match unbeaten streak in the PL away games (between April 2003 and September 2004).
- While it was the 100th PL match for Ole Gunnar Solskjær as a Manchester United manager, it was their 53rd win. Solskjær became the ninth Red Devils manager to take the charge of the team in 100 matches in the English top-flight league competition. However, only Ernest Mangnall managed to achieve better match-winning records than Solskjær in the same time as the English recorded 54 victories.