Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Fabio Silva failed to shine, as Bruno Lage’s side lost 1-0 in the FA Cup fourth round against Norwich City.
With Raul Jimenez on the bench following his international commitments for Mexico during the winter break, the young Portuguese had the chance to stake his claim.
The 19-year-old was making back-to-back starts for the first time this season, but in Jimenez’s absence, Wolves lacked a cutting edge and focal point.
Wolves’ number 17 doesn’t carry the same threat as Jimenez, and Lage’s side suffered as a result.
It was a poor performance all-round from the Wolves side on a day that club captain Conor Coady celebrated his 300th appearance for the club.
In the all-Premier League clash at Molineux, Silva attempted two shots on goal but neither hit the target.
Although he played the full game, Fabio Silva only had 23 touches of the ball, which even goalkeeper John Ruddy (35) bettered, according to WhoScored.
The former Porto youngster’s last goal for the black and gold came nearly a year ago in March last year.
With Wolves hosting Arsenal on Thursday night in a crunch clash in the race for the European spots, it will be a surprise to see Fabio Silva to retain his place in the starting line-up.
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