Wolverhampton Wanderers’ winning run in the Premier League came to an end on Saturday.

The game against Leeds United finished 1-1 at Elland Road.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

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Frustratingly, Wolves were 1-0 up until injury-time, when Joe Gelhardt won a penalty for the hosts.

Rodrigo scored, leaving Wolves supporters annoyed about the fact that there was no real push for a second goal.

Worryingly, Wolves struggled to create chances against the Whites.

They had eight in total, but only four on target.

It was a disjointed displayed, and the Wolves players had difficulty keeping the ball and getting up the pitch in the second-half.

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Adama Traore (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Former Molineux full-back Andy Thompson was watching the game for Matchday Live Extra, and expressed his disappointment with Adama Traore’s ineffectiveness after the game.

 

He said: “We gave away possession a little bit carelessly at times, Traore struggled to get into the game, and if you’re going to try and help your defence and goalkeeper out, you’ve got to keep the ball up in the top end of the pitch, and we just didn’t do it in the second-half.”

The Birmingham Mail gave Traore a 6.5/10 for his display, making him one of the lowest-rated Wolves players. Only Leander Dendoncker was lower in their eyes (6).

Wolves missed a trick

Credit should go to Leeds for keeping Traore quiet at Elland Road.

But in the second-half, Wolves may have missed a trick not trying to counter-attack with the Spaniard.

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Adama Traore (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Leeds, urged on by the home crowd, were applying significant pressure on Wolves, which perhaps threw Lage’s side off their possession game.

Maybe the plan should have been to just try and seek out £18 million Traore (BBC Sport) at every opportunity.

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