Wolves’ first match of the Premier League season has ended in a 1-0 defeat against Leicester.
Bruno Lage is still waiting for his first points of the season and here is a look at three things we learned from the game…
Wolves start slow again
Lage chose the exact same starting 11 as he did against Celta Vigo last weekend.
And he got the exact same start from his side; slow and ponderous, without enough aggression to get in Leicester’s faces.
The second half was better once again, but Wolves can’t keep giving teams a goal start and trying to get back.
With games against Tottenham and Manchester United to come, Wolves need to start better.
Wolves must be more clinical
Wolves did get a golden chance against the run of play in the first half when Adama Traore raced through.
The Spanish international wasted it though, putting his shot wide.
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If Wolves were more clinical in that situation, it would have changed the face of the game.
Against Celta last week, Wolves had plenty of pressure but didn’t find the back of the net. The finishing has to improve.
Kilman was arguably Wolves’ best player on the day. That’s no mean feat because he was playing on the right of a back three as a left-footer.
He was composed on the ball and produced some superb last-gasp defending to deny Leicester more goals.
It would be interesting to see him in a more natural role or perhaps in a back four.
But Kilman has made a great start to the season and Lage will hope that form continues given the defensive injuries he has.
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