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Bruno Lage gamble failed as Wolves lose 1-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor

Wolves have slipped to another defeat in the Premier League, losing 1-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor.

Having been left to stew on a loss to Newcastle since April 8, the players will have been itching to get stuck into the Clarets today to try and get things back on track.

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But Wanderers came up short in Lancashire, in what is a hugely disappointing result.

Wolves did actually start really well.

The team knocked the ball around with confidence in the first-half, but did fade towards the break.

There were decent chances for the likes of Jonny Castro Otto and Fabio Silva, and some lovely inter-play at times.

There was some huffing and puffing from Wolves, but it was a familiar story in that there was just a lack of a cutting edge.

And on 62 minutes, Wolves conceded.

It was Dwight McNeil who played a through ball for Wout Weghorst, who squared for Matej Vydra to tap home.

McNeil had been a real thorn for Wolves throughout, and it was no surprise he had a big hand in the goal.

Arguably, Lage got his team selection wrong today.

He set up with Fabio Silva playing through the middle, with Raul Jimenez playing to his right and Hwang Hee-chan on the left.

It was the first time Silva and Jimenez have ever started together, and it didn’t really work with the Mexican somewhat wasted playing a little wider than usual.

The idea was to push Semedo high to provide the width, with Jimenez tucking in.

But quite often, the 30-year-old was just too far away from the goal and not posing much of a threat.

Lage seemingly conceded he’d got it wrong when he hooked Silva for Pedro Neto just after the hour mark and put Jimenez through the middle.

Silva can actually count himself very unlucky he was the man to make way. It could, and perhaps, should have been Jimenez instead.

Wolves finished the game playing with a back four, with Neto, Hwang and Francisco Trincao all supporting the central Jimenez.

Raul Jimenez position gamble didn’t work for Wolves

Lots of Wolves fans have wanted to see Silva and Jimenez start together for a while now.

But few would have thought it would be in this particular arrangement.

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Jimenez featuring from the right just didn’t work, and the pair couldn’t really link up as intended.

It is a decision that could ultimately end up costing European football for next season