Wolves’ defending at 2-0 up and a man down against Leeds was awful and a key factor in their surrender of the game.
It was the wrong decision to send Raul Jimenez off but referees will make mistakes all season and it’s about how you deal with them.
On Premier League Productions, Joleon Lescott felt that they defended poorly throughout Rodrigo’s 66th minute equaliser.
“There’s multiple chances to clear it and show more composure than Saiss did there,” said Lescott.
“Saiss is a midfielder, so I’d expect more composure there. You can see through numerous elements of this goal that there’s no communication.
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“James is between full-back and centre-back. The goalkeeper makes a good save but then he comes out – I don’t understand where he’s going.
“It’s communication to Saiss; take your time to clear. They’re in the wrong position, leaving the goalkeeper sliding out and Coady unable to clear. It’s the pressure part of the season and you can be affected confidence-wise.”
Wolves have been so good defensively for much of the season, but it was a poor display at the back against Crystal Palace and another one after the red card here.
A team cannot just crumble defensively in the light of one bad refereeing decision but that is exactly what Wolves did in this one.
They now have the international break to regroup ahead of the really crucial run-in and they have to defend better than this.
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