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April 20, 2019

Nuno demands improvements to Wolves’ deliveries

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves’ final ball must improve as he reflected on two points dropped after the 0-0 draw against Brighton. Wolves dominated the game with 68 per cent of the possession at Molineux and Diogo Jota hit the woodwork twice. Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan was man of the match after denying Raul Jimenez, Ruben Neves and substitute Leander Dendoncker, while Matt Doherty, Joao Moutinho, Jimenez and Willy Boly (twice) were off target with efforts. In contrast, Brighton failed to force a single save from Rui Patricio, with their only half chances when substitute Beram Kayal thundered a long-range…

Wolves fail to break down Brighton in frustrating stalemate – report

Wolves 0 Brighton 0 Frustrated Wolves returned refreshed after their trip to Marbella but couldn’t break down relegation-threatened Brighton in the most one-sided game at Molineux. Diogo Jota hit the woodwork twice as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side dominated throughout and spent virtually all of the match camped inside Brighton’s half, but they were unable to penetrate a massed defence. There was no mistaking the sense of frustration at the end and Wolves fans chanted ‘boring, boring, boring’ and ‘How do you watch this every week?’ in response to Brighton’s negative tactics. Raul Jimenez, Ruben Neves and substitute Leander Dendoncker all…

Four Wolves players in BBC pundits’ vote for PFA Player of Year

Recognition of Wolves’ fine season has been reflected in the voting of BBC pundits for their PFA player of the year, with four of the 23 players shortlisted coming from Molineux. Twenty-one pundits have selected their six outstanding performers of 2018-19. Former Wolves captain Paul Ince picked Willy Boly in his top six, Stephen Warnock included Raul Jimenez, Danny Murphy went for Joao Moutinho and former England women’s international Sue Smith opted for Ruben Neves. Outside of Manchester City and Liverpool, who had six and four players respectively in the voting, Wolves had the most nominated with four, ahead of…