Match Thread: Wolves vs Crystal Palace
The Wolves v The Eagles
January 2 2019
Wolves hope to follow up their away win at Wembley with another three points at home to Crystal Palace this evening
Currently sitting six places above Palace in the Premiership with ten more points Wolves will be hoping to at least repeat the 1 - 0 victory they secured at Palace earlier in the season. Diogo Jota and Adama Traore are injury concerns for Wolves whilst Christian Benteke is still on the bench for Palace.pqs: qs:
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Let's see who can do it for us tonight.
Patrício, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Moutinho, Saïss, Jonny, Costa, Jiménez, Cavaleiro
Ruddy, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Neves, Dendoncker, Traoré, Bonatini
Referee is Roger East
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Plenty of time yet though Palace are no mugs.
Far too many passes back and sideways by Wolves and all our threat has come outside the box, whereas Palace have looked threatening in possession, and have amassed 7 corners to our two.
Moutinho isn't as fluid or quick with the passes from midfield as Neves, and Saiss doesn't have his accuracy. Jimenez is getting no service at all up front.
All to pay for then!!
Wolves 0 Palace 0
I felt Nuno would change things up for this match, however I would have liked to have seen Neves plus Dendonker i.e. same as saturday, in midfield. Saiss and Moutinho doesn’t represent the most attacking duo.
I’m sure Nuno will ring the changes in the second half, I’d like to hear we are taking the games to ‘um!
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Cavaleiro replaced by Traore
Wolves 0 Palace 1
Connor Wickham replaces Ayew
Two minutes plus added time to play
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Four minutes added time to play
Quote:Neves blast close but back on the backfootwolverina
Could do with a bit of magic!
Wolves 0 Palace 2
All over. A dreadful game - equalling our performance against H'field. Little idea in midfield or up front. Defence played quite well in the face of a skilful Palace attack. Substitutions brought about little change, except for Neves having our only shot on target of the game.
Referee was poor and only booked our players for some reason.
We deserved nothing from the game and we got what we deserved!! Oh well, only Liverpool and Man City to face in our next two matches!!
Wolves 0 Palace 2
I have no idea how to solve this one at present, hopefully Nuno is scratching his head furiously to address ASAP!
Personally I fail to understand the notion of playing Moutinho and Saiss in midfield and leaving Neves out for the second time in three matches - his passing was sadly missed tonight.
However this was a bit drab, and mirrored Cardiff and, even worse, Huddersfield. Only Man U and Liverpool seem to have come through the Christmas time unscathed. All of the managers complain about too many games, so maybe they have a point? Anyway, onward and, hopefully, upward.