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English Premier League: Pogba has penalty saved as Man United held 1-1 by Wolves

Associated Press Monday, 19 August 2019, 23:12 Last update: about 2 months ago

Paul Pogba missed a penalty for the fourth time in the past year as Manchester United had to settle for 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League on Monday.

The France midfielder's 68th-minute attempt was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio, who dived to his right to palm the ball away.

Pogba, who pulled his jersey over his face when the final whistle sounded, took over spot-kick duties from Marcus Rashford, who scored a penalty in the 4-0 win over Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season and who has scored other crucial penalties for his club and England this year.

Anthony Martial put United into the lead at Molineux after running onto Rashford's pass and shooting first time with his left foot high into the net in the 27th.

United handed Martial the No. 9 jersey for this season, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demanding more goals from the winger he has converted into a striker. It's two goals in two games for the Frenchman, who also netted from close range against Chelsea.

Wolves was overrun in the first half but improved in the second half and scored what proved to be the equalizer through a superb strike from Ruben Neves.

The midfielder received the ball on the edge of the area from Joao Moutinho, took a touch, and curled a shot in off the crossbar. The video assistant referee checked the goal for offside against Moutinho but the goal stood.

Wolves also drew its first game, 0-0 at Leicester.

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