Five things we learned from Wolves defeat to Brentford
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Five things we learned from Wolves defeat to Brentford

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Wolverhampton Wanderers suffered a fourth defeat of the season, as they lost 2-0 at home to Brentford in the Premier League today.

It was a disappointing result for Wolves, who failed to build on their victory over Watford last week.

But here are five things we learned from the game..

Wolves’ goalscoring problems are still there

In addition to Wolves losing a fourth league game this season, it was also their fourth without a goal.

That was despite playing against a Brentford side who were reduced to 10 men for the final half an hour.

Wolves showed plenty of attacking endeavour but rarely tested Bees goalkeeper David Raya.

It is something coach Bruno Lage will need to address quickly.

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Hwang needs to start

Wolves’ best moments of the game seemed to involve their substitute, Hwang Hee-chan.

The new signing’s direct style caused Brentford some problems.

The RB Leipzig-owned player could have got a goal and an assist.

With Raul Jimenez struggling in front of goal, playing Hwang instead or alongside the Mexican could help the club’s goalscoring woes.

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Wolves need to reshuffle their defence

It was a difficult afternoon for Wolves’ defence today.

All of the centre-backs were run ragged by last season’s championship top goalscorer Ivan Toney.

Romain Saiss was removed at half time, whilst Max Kilman and Conor Coady continued to struggle against Toney.

The striker got a goal and an assist. Wolves had both Yerson Mosquera and Willy Bolly on the bench – maybe it is time for one of them to start the next game?

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Time for Dendoncker to play for Wolves?

Leander Dendoncker was not involved at all in the defeat today.

It is concerning for Wolves that Lage does not seem to trust the midfielder so far.

He was very impressive in the club’s final pre-season friendly against Celta Vigo, but the Belgian has hardly featured in the Premier League season so far.

Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves both looked very comfortable on the ball today as always, however, the team could have done with a more physical presence in midfield.

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Lage not afraid to gamble

Despite Wolves being two goals down, Lage was prepared to sacrifice defenders in pursuit of a goal.

Daniel Podence, Fabio Silva and Hwang Hee chan were all introduced in the second half. Although Wolves did not score today, Lage’s attacking intent was there for all to see.

It is maybe a feature that Wolves would not have seen under their former boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

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