Wolves have been beaten 1-0 in their second Premier League game of the season by Tottenham Hotspur.
It was a winning return to Molineux for Nuno Espirito Santo, with Dele Alli’s first-half penalty the difference on the day.
It is another loss for Bruno Lage, but the result does not come close to telling the full story.
Wolves were brilliant in the game, willed on by a full house of supporters.
The team dominated the ball and pressed with intensity all game.
Lots of chances were created, but the ball – like against Leicester last week – just didn’t want to go in.
It was Alli from the spot after Jose Sa’s challenge that gave the visitors the lead.
The new goalkeeper did make a few great saves in the second-half though to somewhat atone.
Adama Traore was probably the standout player for Wolves despite some more wayward finishing, and Ruben Neves also had a tremendous game in central midfield.
Someone else who has been coming in for a lot of love on social media, is Max Kilman.
The star again took up position on the right of a back three, and was superb in all aspects of his game.
He won aerial duels, was solid in the tackle and regularly brought the ball forwards.
He is certainly making an impression early doors for Wolves.
Here’s what some people made of his display:
kilman has been brill tbf cant not fault the kid, ye its what has to happen i reckon we just loose 1-0 today or take a point
— TooRiskyIam (@TooRiskyIam) August 22, 2021
BRILLIANT performance by Wolves today🐺
Traore was awesome-Moutinho linked up the play so well-Kilman IMMENSE!-Raul BRAVE as a lion! Sa🧤
Really positive display!✅
— Lord Jason Guy (@wolvespremier) August 22, 2021
Neves and Adama must stay. Kilman becoming a class player also. If only Adama could finish 😣
— netflix and phil (@phildavis69) August 22, 2021
Can’t help but feel gutted after that. But, so many positives:
– Sa, bar the pen, was excellent
– Kilman immense
– A fit Marcal is a big asset
– Neves at his best again
– Semedo & Trincao looked good
With a couple more additions, things will fall into place for Bruno & #wwfc.
— Charlie Gregory (@CharIieGreg) August 22, 2021
Kilman is a monster, all over the pitch. #wwfc
— Max (@_whiskeypizza) August 22, 2021
Main Event Max Kilman is a top five English centre back. Don’t @ me
— big papi (TSHN) (@tashansmith) August 22, 2021
Kilman has been outstanding
— Ryan L WWFC 💙 (@rlwolves) August 22, 2021
Really impressed with Kilman today! #Wolves
— Rob Cross 🐺🐺🐺 (@robcross82) August 22, 2021