There are three Wolves representatives in Alan Shearer’s latest Premier League Team of the Week.
Wolves produced a stunning performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night to secure a deserved 1-0 win.
Joao Moutinho got the game’s only goal, and it should have been at least two or three for the visitors.
Bruno Lage tactically outwitted Ralf Rangnick, with Wolves superior in every department.
The result has lifted the club back up to eighth in the table, and one or two are just allowing themselves to think about the possibility of the Europa League again. Even if only for a second.
While Wolves are this solid defensively, they will always have a chance of taking three points in games.
It is remarkable to see this kind of consistency at the back, and on Monday we saw some very good attacking football.
Many people have lavished praise on Wolves, and Shearer has also acknowledged a few individuals for his latest Team of the Week.
He said of Conor Coady: “Marshalled Wolves’ defence brilliantly again. Neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Edinson Cavani got a sniff.”
On match-winner Moutinho, Shearer said: “He had full control in the midfield and deserved to score the winner. He was the best Portuguese player on the pitch by a long way!”
And on manager Lage, he added: “Masterminded a superb win at Old Trafford. Wolves were the better team by a mile and deserved their first Premier League victory there.”
Wolves deserving of such recognition from Alan Shearer
It is great to see a couple of Wolves players making it into Shearer’s latest Team of the Week.
Realistically, he was spoilt for choice as there were some many great individual displays. Ruben Neves and Nelson Semedo are definitely unlucky to miss out this time. And Daniel Podence was also very good.
There has been a lot of focus on Manchester United and how poor they were. That was to be expected.
But it’s good to see Wolves coming in for some acknowledgement. And Lage, who really did a number on Rangnick.