England winger Jadon Sancho scored his first Bundesliga purpose this season to seal a 2-Zero win for Borussia Dortmund at house towards Wolfsburg on Sunday to breathe life again into his facet’s fading title hopes. After crashing to a shock 2-1 defeat at Union Berlin a fortnight in the past earlier than the league’s two-week winter hiatus, Dortmund noticed off a spirited Wolfsburg facet who created loads of probabilities for Dutch striker Wout Weghorst. Dortmund lastly broke the impasse at Signal Iduna Park when Manuel Akanji’s highly effective header hit the web on 66 minutes earlier than Sancho broke clear to attain their second in added time.
Having often struggled this season, the 20-year-old Sancho capped a advantageous show having additionally supplied the nook from which Akanji scored.
“It wasn’t an easy win, but we stayed calm and I’m pleased that Sancho put in such a good corner and the ball went in,” goal-scorer Akanji advised Sky.
Dortmund transfer as much as fourth, six factors behind leaders RB Leipzig, who went prime of the league desk after Saturday’s 1-Zero win at Stuttgart due to Dani Olmo’s profitable purpose.
European champions Bayern Munich can later restore their two-point lead with a house win towards strugglers Mainz.
Having missed the earlier seven video games, Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland returned from a hip harm and though wanting match health, he went shut with a number of probabilities earlier than coming off with ten minutes left.
In the goalless first-half, Wolfsburg had been unfortunate to not be awarded a penalty after the ball struck the hand of Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel, however the VAR refused to award a spot kick after a prolonged evaluate.
Dortmund lastly broke the impasse 24 minutes from time when Akanji out-leapt the defence to energy Sancho’s nook previous Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels.
Having been booked on 80 minutes for kicking the ball away in frustration after a missed likelihood, Haaland was subbed off shortly after.
His alternative Steffen Tigges got here inside a whisker of claiming Dortmund’s second purpose when he fired throughout the Wolfsburg purpose.
With Wolfsburg pushing laborious for the equaliser, Dortmund counter-attacked from their very own goalmouth as Sancho broke clear and fired previous Casteels within the 91st minute.
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