Match Thread: Wolves vs Watford FC
October 20 2018
In a remarkable tribute to both the fitness and the disciplinary conduct of his team, Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to be able to name the same starting Xl for the ninth sconsecutive time for today's match.
Wolves will today be looking for their third consective Premiership win at Molineux and seeking to extend their run of six games undefeated in their return to the Premier League. Watford made a good start to the season winning their first four games, but their recent form has dropped off somewhat, resulting in their 4 - 0 defeat by Bournemouth prior to the international break. All of Wolves International players have returned fit, so an unchanged team is likely to be on the cards again.pqs: qs:
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Line-up: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Costa, Jimenez, Jota
Subs: Ruddy, Hause, Vinagre, Cavaleiro, Saïss, Bonatini, Traoré
Wolves 0 Watford 1
Then Peyrera neatly side foots one past Rui
Wolves 0 Watford 2
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Good attacking play by Wolves but Raul penalised for a push in the pen area
Quality of play isn't there from us yet
Watford are playing some attractive football on the other hand
Two minutes plus two mins added time to be played.
Wolves have really struggled in first half (needless to say!!) and have given away too many free kicks. Capoue and Deulofeu have starred for W'ford and they took the goals really well. They have played very narrow in the middle and have had four players for Joao and Neves to try & cope with. Jota has made some good passes but is still struggling to put his stamp on a game.
Really not a good performance, worst I’ve seen a Nuno side play.
A good one to win, as they say!
Andre Gray coming on for Watford
Deulofeu replaced by Gray
Traore replaces Doc
Wolves get their 7th corner which comes to nothing.
Watford replace striker Success with a defender
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Coady has had another very good game in defence - despite the score! Attendance 31,134, including Ivybridge Wolf!!
Four minutes of normal time to go & looking like one of those days. Another chance for Costa goes over th bar, but a deflection gives us a corner.
4 minutes time added
Game all over Wolves 0 Watford 2
A poor game for Wolves in which they never really looked like scoring. Watford had done their homework and knew how to tie up our midfield duo. They took their two chances really well then played for free kicks and wasted time whenever possible. A big lesson for Wolves this afternoon.
The first half never got going, we we slack, lacklustre, lacking pace, urgency, fight and ideas, nevertheless Watford scored with their first effort and then their second, 60 seconds later. Two good goals mind. Without doubt the worst 45 I’ve seen from a Nuno Wolves side.
Second half we were a bit better but just never got going versus a side who had done their homework, worked hard and out tactic-ed us.
The ref and linesman in front of the BW stand in the second half joined Wolves with a poor display. Picky, unnecessary and just frankly wrong on so many occasions.
A blip I think for us!
Anyway, it doesn’t thwart my enthusiasm for next weekend - I’ll be at the Amex, we cannot play as poorly twice in a row.
A final mention goes to the kn0bber sitting behind me to my left in row Y of the BW. Often bad language, when used with wit and humour, can be so funny at a match ... however this Neanderthal was ffing and ccing for the full 90 with kids all around. Truly pathetic. One of the kids was with one of our celebrity fans (presume his son), Dominic Sandbrook, TV historian and journo. Anyway, I hope Mr knucklehead didn’t ruin the experience for all of the families surrounding us.