Ainsley Maitland-Niles didn’t want to ‘rot away’ on Arsenal bench and says there are ‘zero’ similarities between Mikel Arteta and West Brom boss Sam Allardyce
55 mins ago
‘It pains me to say it, but Everton will beat Liverpool to top four’ – Danny Murphy says former club will miss out on Champions League spots
2 hours ago
Wolves 4-0 Espanyol: Jota hits another hat-trick as Nuno’s men take complete control
21:53 GMT 20/02/2020
Wolves thrashed Espanyol in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie at Molineux, with Diogo Jota scoring a hat-trick.
Wolves had failed to score in back-to-back Premier League matches but had no trouble in overcoming LaLiga’s bottom-placed side at Molineux on Thursday.
Jota netted a treble when Wolves won by the same scoreline against Besiktas in December, and he opened the scoring here with a close-range finish inside 15 minutes before doubling his tally in the second half after Ruben Neves’ sublime 25-yard volley put the hosts two ahead.
The Portugal international completed his latest hat-trick with nine minutes remaining to leave Espanyol, who were fortunate not to have Ander Iturraspe dismissed, with a mountain to climb in next week’s return leg.