Wolverhampton Wanderers did not play well on Saturday, but somehow still came away from Villa Park with all three points.

Bruno Lage’s side left it very late, with Villa two goals to the good courtesy of Danny Ings and John McGinn.

But out of nowhere, Wolves staged a comeback.

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Ruben Neves (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Defenders Romain Saiss and Conor Coady got the team back on level terms, before Ruben Neves hit a 95th-minute deflected free-kick winner.

Wolves lost their first three games this season 1-0, and were arguably the better side in each of those defeats.

They say things even themselves out over the course of the season.

Wolves fans will absolutely not care about playing poorly and winning.

One man who again put in a fairly assured performance for Wolves was Max Kilman.


The English defender has now played every single minute of every game this season.

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Max Kilman (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus)

On commentary duty for Wolves TV, Carl Ikeme was impressed by the club’s August Player of the Month.

He said: “Max Kilman was my Man of the Match, I thought he was really good today, solid in his defensive work and passing well out from the back.”

Kilman flying at the moment

Kilman was indeed one of the better Wolves players on Saturday.

The 24-year-old seems to be playing with real confidence right now, which is great to see given he was in and out of the starting XI last term.

Nuno Espirito Santo would play him for a handful of games in 2020/21 and then leave him out for a few here and there.

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Max Kilman (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

That was strange considering he tended to do well every chance he got.

He certainly seems to have the faith of Lage though, and all this game time is doing him the world of good.

He looks a very capable Premier League defender, and hopefully he’ll soon be turning Gareth Southgate’s head and joining up with Conor Coady at England.

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