It would be hard to criticise anyone connected with Wolves’ 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford last night.
Ian Wright was a pundit analysing the game and picked out Jose Sa, Daniel Podence and Bruno Lage for special praise in the aftermath.
Wright hailed the form of Sa, who denied Bruno Fernandes’ stoppage time free-kick, Podence, who was named Sky Sports man of the match and the man who got his strategy spot on, Lage.
“I thought it was a fantastic effort, but we’re talking about a goalkeeper who is in superb form at the moment for Wolves.
“It would have had to be something special from where he was to get that round on the goalkeeper’s side. It would have had to be unbelievable to beat Sa because he’s in very good form.
“The tactics from Bruno Lage was perfect, they ran them ragged all game. They kept them working and in the end, he brought on Traore and that gives you pace and energy.
“Got to give Podence a lot of credit; he played fantastically today.”
All eleven players deserve credit for a result which marks the high point of Lage’s reign so far. The potential is also there to go and achieve so much more.
Lage picked apart an elite club on their own patch and got the players to do exactly what he asked of them at Old Trafford.
It should have been a more comprehensive victory but that is the only remotely negative thing which could be said about the performance on a famous night.
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