Wolves were unable to get back to winning ways in the Premier League, drawing 1-1 with Southampton at Molineux.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were once again poor in front of goal, with Theo Walcott scoring midway through the second half for the visitors.

But substitute Pedro Neto levelled with around 15 minutes to play, to perhaps send a message to his manager that he should have started.

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Victory against the Saints would have taken Wolves up to seventh in the table, but that lack of a cutting edge stung the hosts once again.

The manager finally decided to do something different by deploying a flat back four as opposed to the usual three-man defence with wing-backs system.

 

While Wolves created a plethora of chances, the defence suffered as a result with Max Kilman and Willy Boly all over the shop at times.

And both full-backs did not cover themselves in any glory on Southampton’s goal, with Rayan Ait-Nouri arguably not strong enough in a 50-50 with Stuart Armstrong and Nelson Semedo ball-watching.

Quite a few Wolves fans, while pleased with the positivity in attack, were quick to point to the absence of £2 million man Conor Coady (BBC Sport) for Wolves’ sloppiness and lack of organisation at the back.

The star was left out by Nuno despite being cleared to play after his period of self-isolation, and the team were undoubtedly weaker in the defensive phase as a result.

After the game, some Wolves fans discussed Coady on social media:

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