Wolves have lost to Burnley in the Premier League, and wasted a brilliant chance to make ground on the teams fighting for European football.
Wanderers lost 1-0 at Turf Moor, with Matej Vydra scoring for the hosts.
Wolves had the lion’s share of possession in the game, and created a few decent chances.
But there was, yet again, a lack of a cutting edge.
And Burnley took advantage of some slack defending just after the hour mark to get their noses ahead.
And once Wolves fall behind, there is usually only one outcome.
Lage’s team selection raised eyebrows ahead of kick-off, with Fabio Silva and Raul Jimenez both starting in attack for the first time ever.
It was Silva who played through the middle, with Jimenez operating as a sort of tucked-in right winger, with Nelson Semedo looking to provide the width.
The gamble didn’t pay off and in the end, Lage took the decision to take off Silva for Pedro Neto, with Jimenez moving centrally.
Arguably, Silva had been playing well enough to stay on.
After the substitution was made, the away section chanted his name which about summed it up.
Silva had put himself about, ran the channels and linked up with those around him. He also made some great runs, even if the ball didn’t always come his way.
Fabio Silva deserved to stay on against Burnley
It was a shame to see Silva’s number go up at Turf Moor, although it was also fairly predictable.
But out of the three forwards that started he was having the best game.
Arguably, it was the ‘easy’ change for Lage to make.
Without doubt, Silva is certainly within his rights to feel slightly disappointed with his manager this evening.
Hopefully, he will use it as his motivation ahead of his next appearance.