Wolves played out a 1-1 draw with Southampton in the Premier League last night, with Nuno Espirito Santo deploying a four-man defence for the first time.

The manager opted to shake things up after being left unable to select Conor Coady, who normally plays at the heart of a three-man defence.

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At Molineux, Santo paired Max Kilman and Willy Boly together, with Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri operating as traditional full-backs.

While the defence seemed weak at times, Wolves were actually very creative and could have scored a few goals at least with some more clinical finishing.

The team had 20 shots in total, which will be a big positive for Nuno.

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Southampton are a good side and a point is not the worst result, especially after going a goal down.

 

One man who had a pretty good game against the Saints was Joao Moutinho, who has been questioned a fair bit this season.

Some have suggested the star’s age might be catching up with him, but last night he appeared to be back somewhere near his best, perhaps as a result of the system change.

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£5 million star Moutinho (BBC Sport) was Wolves’ highest-rated player according to Sofascore, completing 48 of his 55 passes for an accuracy of 88% and winning seven of his eight duels. He also made three key passes.

On social media, Wolves fans made sure to praise the veteran for his contributions:

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