Wolves let a 1-0 lead slip to lose 2-1 late on against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium after failing to keep the ball well enough.
Hwang Hee-Chan’s goal was a deserved reward for a fast start by Wolves but then they dropped back further and further as the game went on.
That approach worked well in north London against Tottenham not so long ago but Wolves were unable to hold out.
At 1-0 up, Daniel Podence lost the ball cheaply with a flick inside his own half on 32 minutes and Amazon commentator Leon Osman noted Bruno Lage going mad on the touchline at him.
“That’s not the place to try and do those kinds of things,” he said.
“Bruno Lage in front of us is going absolutely berserk at his player. First of all, I think he’s going mad at the pass being knocked into Podence in that position.
“And then he’s turned his aggression towards Podence for trying an audacious flick inside his own half.”
Podence has been playing well lately but Lage will want him to save his flicks and tricks for the opposition half when the consequences of giving the ball away are less severe.
Wolves got away with it on this occasion but as the game wore on, they were pegged back and that was partially due to their inability to work the ball effectively.
There are fine margins at this level and Wolves have now lost six points to Arsenal this season when they have not been far off getting three, four or even six.
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