Wolves v Aston Villa: Premier League – live!

10 November 2019 01:55
Minute-by-minute report of the West Midlands derbyWolves v Aston Villa: match previewEmail will.unwin@theguardian.com | Tweet @Will_Unwin 1.55pm GMT The players are in the tunnel with a plethora of mascots. We will have the usual Remembrance Sunday activities pre-match as clubs compete to see who has the biggest poppy. 1.51pm GMT First they forget the match is on and then Sky seem to have forgotten to turn the microphones on. 1.50pm GMT Lots of adverts about Christmas to get you in the mood for this mid-November fixture. I do not think about the festive season until after December 2 and nor should anybody else. 1.44pm GMT Lovely clear skies across England today and it’s no different in Wolverhampton where the conditions are great for a November game. 1.40pm GMT Sky seem to have forgotten about this game, maybe they will just show three hours or so of buildup to Liverpool v City instead. 1.37pm GMT I spoke to someone who previously played under Nuno this week. He was full of praise for the Wolves boss, saying he has the greatest eye for detail, knows how to adapt style depending on the game and ensures the players are always happy. 1.30pm GMT It’s been an interesting week for Adama Traore looked set to declare his international allegiance to Mali earlier in the week but has since been called up to the Spain squad for the first time. 1.24pm GMT Hopefully we won’t see scenes akin to those at Goodison Park last weekend. Here is Sid Lowe on the aftermath of being the player to inflict a terrible injury on another. Related: Son’s reaction to Gomes injury shows how hard it is for players to walk away 1.22pm GMT Just in case you are wondering about Man United v Brighton, our man Jamie Jackson is there and he has the teams.Big day for B Williams. pic.twitter.com/SpuDbfpNaf 1.15pm GMT Aston Villa have a tendency of conceding later goals, something manager Dean Smith is aiming to put a stop to.“A lot of those late goals have been against Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, so top teams in the league,” Smith said in his pre-match press conference. 1.10pm GMT Aston Villa have the most interesting team news with Steer replacing Heaton in goal and Konsa is in the heart of defence, both are making their first Premier League starts. Grealish is also absent. 1.09pm GMT Considering how much has been written about Liverpool v Manchester City, why not get in the mood for this with some Peter Reid swearing at Boris Johnson: Related: Peter Reid: ‘I told Boris Johnson he was a fat, lying disgrace’ 1.06pm GMT Nuno Espirito Santo is looking for his team to improve considering their five draws in their last seven games.“There are a lot of things (the players need to improve). On Thursday, we managed the game better, the distances of the players, because we had a lot of possession, so the impact is totally different. 1.02pm GMT Wolves: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, Jota.Subs: Ruddy, Bennett, Neto, Cutrone, Perry, Vinagre, Kilman. 12.43pm GMT Good afternoon!This is the biggest game of the day, as far as I am concerned. It’s 15th against 17th, so both will be fighting to move away from the relegation zone. Wolves will be boosted by a late Europa League win in midweek, while Villa will be looking to take the positives out of their late loss to Liverpool into this fixture. Continue readingreadfullarticle

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