Wolves slipped to defeat in their second Premier League game of the season.

Tottenham Hotspur ran out 1-0 winners at Molineux, despite a really good display from the hosts.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

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Dele Alli scored a penalty in the first-half after Jose Sa brought the midfielder down.

In the eyes of some, Alli initiated the contact and new goalkeeper Sa was somewhat unlucky to concede the foul. It was certainly crafty from the 25-year-old.

Wolves going a goal down only put wind in their sails, but the goal just wouldn’t come – as was the case against Leicester City.

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Ruben Neves (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

There is much to be encouraged by so far under Bruno Lage, despite the team still sitting on zero points.

One man who has been very good in the opening two games is Ruben Neves.

The midfield maestro ran the show against Spurs.


According to Statman Dave, he completed 55/63 passes (87% accuracy). 34 of those came in the final third.

He was successful with 15/17 long passes.

He also created 5 chances, supplied 2 through balls and made 6 successful tackles.

Neves looking brilliant under Lage

Wolves might have lost their first two games, but Lage can be very happy with how Neves has looked.

Everything seems to go through him.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He is fantastic at switching the ball out wide to the wing-backs.

And the fact that he had 34 final third passes is particularly encouraging. It shows Lage is trying to get the team to be more offensive.

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