For a while against Watford, it looked as though it was going to be the same old story for Wolves.

The club had lost their first three games 1-0 in the Premier League, but had played well in each.

Somehow, Wolves failed to score, and the pressure was on against the Hornets.

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It took a further 74 minutes for Wolves to break their duck, with Francisco Sierralta putting Fernando Marcal’s cross into his own net.

Wolves then added a second through debutant Hwang Hee-chan.

It was a scrappy goal, but one he’ll take with great satisfaction.

That goal came about as a result of great work from Daniel Podence getting to the byline and digging out a cross to the back post.

It was Podence’s third appearance of the season and it was a lively display from the 25-year-old.

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Former Wolves defender Andy Thompson liked what he saw, saying: “We know Podence can do that [cross for second].

“He’s got the quality where he can just dink it to the far post and into a really dangerous position for Watford. They’re running back, they know there’s a player there, and they’re at sixes and sevens with each other and they just couldn’t defend it.”

With Brentford up next, Podence may be hoping for a first start in the league.

Lage could take Podence to a new level

Podence’s time at Wolves has been a real mixed bag so far.

He is clearly hugely talented, but has lacked consistency and also had fitness issues.

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All the players seem to have improved under Bruno Lage and it is exciting to see how good someone like Podence could become.

Of course at the moment, he’s got Adama Traore and Francisco Trincao ahead of him so he needs to work hard to displace one of them.

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