Wolverhampton Wanderers fans couldn’t believe their eyes yesterday, as the club fought back from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 2-3 in the Premier League.

Bruno Lage’s side looked like they were heading for a fifth defeat of the campaign.

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Wolves (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

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Danny Ings and John McGinn had put the hosts in a commanding position heading into the last 10 minutes or so.

But Wolves did not give up, and Romain Saiss and Conor Coady got the visitors back on terms.

Ruben Neves then struck from a free-kick right at the death to prompt scenes of bedlam in the away end.

It’s now three wins on the spin, and four in the last five.

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Romain Saiss (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Wolves’ fortunes appear to be changing, after the first few weeks without a goal scored or a point picked up.

Despite ultimately winning yesterday though, it is probably now time for Lage to make some changes to his side. Specifically on the left of his defence.


Saiss managed to score the vital first goal yesterday, but the Morocco international struggled defensively.

Likewise Marcal, who was exposed a few times and didn’t offer a great deal going forwards.

Boly and Ait-Nouri would improve Wolves

Lage has been very loyal to both Saiss and Marcal.

The duo have started every Premier League game so far this season.

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Willy Boly (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

But against Villa the warning signs were there, and Lage might be foolish to persist.

Boly is Wolves’ best defender and a natural centre-back, unlike Saiss.

And Ait-Nouri is a fine young talent who is full of energy and very much suited to playing the wing-back role.

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