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Nuno explains why he started John Ruddy last night for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers were beaten 1-0 last night by Everton, in their penultimate Premier League game of the season.

It’s two defeats on the spin now following defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, with Richarlison getting the game’s only goal at Goodison Park.

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The Toffees were worth their victory, with Wolves not really troubling the hosts too often for all their possession in the game.

Nuno’s team selection before kick-off raised a few eyebrows.

The most notable chance was the ever-present Rui Patricio dropping out of the side to be replaced by John Ruddy.

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Patricio had started every single league game before last night, and has started all but one league game in the previous two campaigns.

Speaking about his decision to play Ruddy, Nuno said (via Tim Spiers): “Besides (being) a fantastic goalkeeper he’s a big man, I really admire him, he did a good game.”

Ruddy deserved the minutes

It was nice to see Ruddy play in a competition he never gets chance to.

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The durability and quality of Patricio obviously mean he doesn’t get too many games these days at Molineux.

He knows his role, but it was good of Nuno to bring him into the starting XI last night and he didn’t do too badly and made a few saves.