Wolverhampton Wanderers’ clash with Aston Villa on Saturday will mostly be remembered for its conclusion.

The final 15 minutes were absolutely brilliant from a Wolves perspective, with Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Ruben Neves all scoring to complete a magnificent comeback.

Villa will be absolutely kicking themselves they let their 2-0 lead slip.

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

Wolves didn’t play too well in the game, but will hopefully take big confidence from the character they showed.

One man who made an important contribution was Adama Traore.

The Spaniard was back in the starting XI after two games on the bench.

He clipped a ball over for Leander Dendoncker, who then crossed for Conor Coady to get Wolves’ second.

And he then drew a foul from Jacob Ramsey, with Neves converting for the winner.

In the first-half though, Traore almost scored a truly special goal.

 

He picked the ball up in a central position in the 30th minute and proceeded to take on no less than five players, before firing the ball at Emi Martinez.

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

Very few players in the world would have got into the scoring position he did from where he started. It was just a shame he couldn’t find one of the corners.

Former Molineux goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was wowed by the moment.

He said: “It was a great run from him, and it would have been one of those goals you’d see again and again because it was such a great run.

“He got it on target, I don’t know if he believed he was going to score when he got to that point, or he was a little bit tired because he’d done so much work going past about four Villa players from the halfway line.

“It was a great run and bit of magic which we saw in moments in the game from Traore. We always want to see if every time he gets the ball because we know he’s capable of it.”

Traore in a nutshell

It really was Traore summed up.

Absolutely sensational work to create the chance for himself, but just couldn’t provide the end product.

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

As Ikeme suggests he might have tired himself out having done so much to get there.

One of these days, the 25-year-old will find the back of the net after one of his mazy solo runs.

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