Wolverhampton Wanderers drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion last night in the Premier League.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were much improved from the appalling 4-0 defeat to Burnley – really, there was no way they could be that bad again.
Fabio Silva started his first game since the reverse fixture against Albion back in January, and he rewarded his manager’s faith by opening the scoring at the Hawthorns in rather fortuitous fashion.
Unfortunately, some slack marking in the second-half allowed Mbaye Diagne to equalise, and Wolves had to settle for a point.
Not the victory Wolves wanted, but satisfaction can be taken from the performance and the fact it makes survival very unlikely now for West Brom.
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After the game, Nuno issued a fitness update on Willy Boly, who was not a part of the matchday squad last night.
Recently the Ivorian contracted Covid-19, and it seems the player is still suffering from long-term effects of the virus.
Nuno said (via Birmingham Mail): “He’s in a tough moment. He was infected and this week he was not able to train.
“His heart rate increases very fast so we have to look. He’s doing exams and analysis to see if there’s any other issue. I hope not. I hope resting him and medically things will improve.
“After Covid everyone has to look at the after effects of Boly and many other players. We must be aware of that. His energy is not there. He feels tired and he’s not able to sustain the level of training that we want.”
Nuno comments explain a lot
To hear Nuno’s post-match comments about Boly was a bit of a concern.
Boly has struggled in recent matches, and against Burnley he did look miles off the pace.
Him having long Covid would certainly go some way to explaining the £67,000-a-week star’s (Spotrac) recent form.
Hopefully the 30-year-old can make a full recovery as quickly as possible, and Nuno should maybe think about drafting someone else in until he’s fully sorted.