The Bruno Lage era is officially up and running.

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans were left to hail the new manager last night, after the club cruised to victory against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup.

The game came a little over 48 hours after the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

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That was something that annoyed Lage, but he made a string of changes to keep things fresh.

And Forest could not live with Wolves, who totally dominated at the City Ground.

Romain Saiss got the ball rolling, before Daniel Podence, Francisco Trincao and Morgan Gibbs-White all got in on the act.

A 4-0 scoreline is just not something Wolves fans are used to seeing.

The last time Wolves scored four times in a domestic game was back in January 2019 when they won 4-3 against Leicester City in a thrilling game at Molineux.

Diogo Jota got a hat-trick that day, and matches like that have been a rarity since.

Bruno Lage has taken three competitive games so far, and it is clear to see that things have completely changed.

 

There is a fluidity about Wolves now, and there is a desire to be proactive rather than reactive.

Across the three games so far, Wolves have had 70 shots at goal, which is just remarkable.

Obviously they haven’t all been ‘clear-cut’ chances, but it’s still mightily impressive given how Wolves operated under Nuno Espirito Santo.

High-scoring games in the offing

This will not be the last time this season that Wolves are involved in a high-scoring match.

Clearly the players have completely bought into what Lage is trying to do.

There is an emphasis on creating chances, scoring goals and playing attacking football.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Pre-Season Training Session
Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

It is probably likely Wolves will be conceding quite a lot along the way.

But it is undoubtedly refreshing to see the team playing in this way.

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