Wolverhampton Wanderers fell to another defeat in the Premier League last night, and it was yet another goal conceded from a set-piece.

Wolves had actually looked decent in the first-half and dominated the ball.

They applied a little pressure on Everton, but couldn’t find a breakthrough.

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They would then be made to pay, with Gylfi Sigurdsson swinging in a corner which was nodded into the far corner by Richarlison.

It was actually a very good header from the Brazilian, but him finding the space was the issue.

According to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers, that goal was the 13th Wolves have conceded from a set-piece in the Premier League season.

Alarmingly, that accounts for 26% of the total (50).


It is just further evidence that Wolves need to invest in some defenders this summer, preferably ones that are good man-markers and are aerially dominant.

Wolves have got to get it right this summer

It has become crystal clear that Wolves just can’t defend set-pieces.

26% is a very worrying figure.

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The recruitment team need to ensure that the right kind of defenders are brought in this summer.

This is a big problem and can end up giving Wolves too much to do in games.

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