After an exciting week during which Wolves have broken their transfer record, brought in three new faces, and - most importantly - seen Nuno Espirito Santo commit to another three years at the club, our season begins in earnest tonight with another trip to Bramhall Lane to play Sheffield United.
After only a five week break since the disappoinment of the Europa League Quarter Final, Wolves face a tricky challenge against a team they were unable to conquer last season. However Nuno is as upbeat and positive as ever. He has said that our new signings - Fabio Silva, Marcal and Vitinho - will all travel as part of the squad, but is not saying whether any will start the game. Sadly Jonny is out of the squad until next year recovering from his knee injury, and of course Matt Doherty has gone to Spurs, so tonight's line-up will be interesting to look forward to.
Tonight's game will be screened by Sky TV on Sky Main Event and Sky Premier League, and will kick off at 6pm wuth the programme starting an hour earlier. Our referee will be Mike Dean, and Wolves fans will be hopeful that he won't want to make himself the star of the show again, as he did at Burnley last season!!
This board will hopefully carry regular updates and members are - as always - encouraged to post their observations for the benefit of those unable to watch it.
Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Wolves (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 16:50
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When you compares us to the post lockdown performances, I know two goals always help, however we are passing the ball so well. Crisp, to feet and when we are out of possession, they’re all working so hard (which they always do).
26 minutes gone, a long way to go, but this is a great effort so far
Corner to Wolves in the 1 added minute. Half time after a great start to the season for Wolves. A calmly placed goal from Raul, and a bullet header from Romain Saiss gave us an early lead and we bossed the rest of the half surprisingly easily. Marcel and DP are working well down the left wing and Joao &/Donk are very comfortable in midfield. But.... will we see our new boy in the 2nd half??
Utd 0 Wolves 2
Traore doesn’t convince me as a wingback, always seems to have a catastrophic mistake in him.
Good first half but need to stop allowing Sheffield to press, should be pushing them into their own half not inviting them into ours.
Great goals but need some more.
Very good team performance in that first half, a brilliant goal from Jimenez, following a love break and pace from Podence. The second goal put the icing on top of a great first 45. Very much in control all over. Perhaps our weakest area is in the right back position, Traore is no defender!
Good period of play by Utd but ball is lashed across the area to no avail. Now they have a corner. Perhaps Neves will replace one of our forward 3 soon? Saiss down after his heel was trodden on by Egan accidentally
All over and a super start to our season with 3 points at Bramhall Lane. Super defensive performance when required and two very good goals. Nuno must be delighted. On that performance I would say bring on City at Molineux!!!
Sheff Utd 0 Wolves 2
Certainly two different halves but we were just as good in both. That was a fantastic finish by Raul and some of the football in the first half was excellent. I hope we don't rush to play Traore at wing back again. He couldn't even take a throw-in and the difference when he was moved further forward was easy to see.
Sheffield were a different side in the second half but that was to be expected, of all teams they won't lie down. We defended well in the second half and still had as many chances to score as they did. Coady was great but for me m.o.m was Saiss.
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