United held by Wolves to slip eight points behind leaders

By Reuters: Saturday, September 22nd 2018 at 19:13 GMT +3 | Football
Jonny Castro tries to flick the ball over Antonio Valencia as he tries to put the newly-promoted side on to the front foot

* United held to 1-1 draw at home to promoted Wolves

* Jose Mourinho's side eight points behind leaders Liverpool

* Against run of play, Fred gave United lead in 18th minute

* Impressive Wolves levelled through Joao Moutinho in 53rd

* United at West Ham next, Wolves host Southampton

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at home to promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on Saturday, leaving them eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

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Jose Mourinho's side, who had won their last two league games, took the lead in the 18th minute through Brazilian midfielder Fred, who drove home after a sublime short pass from Paul Pogba.

Wolves had looked nothing like a promoted team, playing confident and composed football and they got their reward with a finely worked goal.

Helder Costa got past Luke Shaw and slipped the ball back to Raul Jimenez who perfectly teed-up Joao Moutinho and the Portuguese midfielder fired into the top corner.