Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End - Carabao Cup Second Round
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Preston manager Ryan Lowe praises Wolves after 2-1 result at Molineux

Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe has praised Wolves and Bruno Lage after last night’s 2-1 result at Molineux.

Wanderers have booked their place in the third round of the Carabao Cup after winning their first game of the season.

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Raul Jimenez opened the scoring for the hosts, with Adama Traore doubling the lead soon after with a fizzing strike.

Hwang Hee-chan then missed a penalty just before half-time, which gave the visitors hope to get back into the contest.

And that they soon did after the game restarted, with Ben Woodburn scoring.

The Championship side were much improved in the second-half, and Emil Riis and Brad Potts both wasted good late chances.

In the end, Wolves were a little fortuitous. But Lage will take it after having very little to show from Wolves’ first three games in the Premier League.

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After the game, Preston boss Lowe complimented the way in which Wolves played.

He said (via Alex Dicken): “I like the way they play. I like their style and I like the way their manager does things. Congratulations to them.”

Wolves will find out they’ll play in the third round this evening.

The draw will take place on TV following the game between Tranmere Rovers and Newcastle United.

More plaudits for Wolves’ new style under Bruno Lage

It was good for Wolves to get their first win of the season, and nice for the opposition manager to be complimentary.

Antonio Conte and Harry Kane were also full of praise for Wolves last Saturday.

It is clear that Wanderers are slowly but surely carving out a bit of a reputation as being a team that plays good football and has great players.

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But there is still plenty of room to improve.

Wolves have tended to start games very well this season, but it has seemingly been a struggle for the players to maintain the intensity and quality right the way through the game.

That is something Lage will need to address.