Wolves recorded their first Premier League victory of the season yesterday, beating Southampton 1-0 at Molineux.
Wanderers are finally up and running, with Daniel Podence’s first-half goal the difference between the two sides.
Bruno Lage handed a full debut to new signing Sasa Kalajdzic, and the Austrian was a handful for the Saints defenders.
He would unfortunately only last the first-half after picking up a knock midway through. But it was a promising display from the 25-year-old.
Lage suggested afterwards that the issue was not serious.
Wolves played some good stuff at times yesterday, but there is still a lot of room to improve in the final third.
Wolves now begin a tough run of fixtures, so it was very important to get three points yesterday.
On Match of the Day last night, Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy gave their verdicts on Wolves after their first win of the campaign.
Shearer said: “It’s been a big turnover of players. They’ve changed from three at the back to four at the back. Coady’s gone, Boly’s gone, Saiss has gone, Dendoncker’s gone. They’re still very difficult to beat, they don’t concede many.
“He’s got the find that balance of not only keeping it tight at the back, but he’s got to find a way of putting the ball in the net at the other end.
Murphy added on Matheus Nunes and Goncalo Guedes: “Two good players. I saw them at Tottenham and they were superb. They’ve got quality, I don’t fear for them in terms being down at the bottom.”
A vital 1-0 win for Wolves over Southampton with tough games to come
Yesterday’s game was must-win, and it was a good performance from Wolves.
The Saints applied the pressure in the second-half, and Wolves did get lucky a couple of times. Che Adams really ought to have scored with one of two brilliant chances he had.
But Wolves hung on for all three points.
And that was vital because Wolves now have some very tough games, with Liverpool, Manchester City, West Ham United and Chelsea up next.
Getting that first victory will hopefully provide a real boost within the dressing room.
Wolves put in great performances against both Liverpool and City last season. Perhaps with a new system and better players, Wanderers will be able to take points this time.