Wolves slipped to defeat against Leicester City in the Premier League, losing 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.
There was to be no building on last week’s great result and performance against Crystal Palace, and there was another frustrating lack of cohesion until the final 15 minutes.
Wolves can perhaps have complaints about the decision to award Leicester their first penalty in the first-half, but cannot say they deserved anything here.
Leicester were simply too good and too organised and Wolves, pedestrian.
When Wolves did finally up the urgency towards the end of the game, the Foxes showed their defensive solidity – Wesley Fofana being particularly outstanding.
After Rui Patricio saved Jamie Vardy’s second penalty, that should have been the catalyst for Wolves to improve.
But, disappointingly, it never really came.
Once again, Adama Traore started on the bench for Wolves, and was the main reason for the slight improvement towards the end of the game, although he didn’t have enough time to make too much of an impact.
It led to a number of Wolves fans on social media after the game urging Nuno Espirito Santo to get the £43,000-a-week Spaniard (Spotrac) back into the starting XI after the international break, having been warming the bench since the Fulham game:
I think we should have started adama that game 🤷♂️
— Ginge (@Gingee_) November 8, 2020
Just didn’t come to the party soon enough. To be fair the 2nd pen Rui saved was stonewall so it’s about right. Just didn’t come to the party soon enough. Marcal has to start, prob Adama too & we’ve got to stop playing Neves so deep, he was practically on Coady’s lap #wwfc #LEIWOL
— Mike King 🚑🦉🐺 (@GlosterBirder) November 8, 2020
Brilliant from Adama then …has to start our next game #wwfc
— Lesane-parish-crooks…_ (@Treborm44) November 8, 2020
One positive was that Traore looked much more effective when he came on. Need to see more of that because he’s such a great outlet for us when he’s on form #wwfc
— Ben Rasmin (@benrasmin) November 8, 2020
— David Porter (@davidrcporter) November 8, 2020
I really can’t see why Nuno still can’t realise that Traore is a vital part of any attacking team we have.
If Traore doesn’t start then don’t bother starting Raul either, he just sits there all game with no service.
If Traore started, we don’t lose that game, simple.
— JL (@Ste_jl) November 8, 2020
It may risk us leaving space to be countered, but Wolves need to get our forwards into the box more. The pace, skill of Traore, Neto & Podence would cause chaos, win us a few penalties. And is it time to rest Raul, give Silva a start? #wwfc #LEIWOL
— Gavinder Pawar (@GavinderPawar) November 8, 2020
Not good enough Traore should have started from the start bad decision with the VAR never a pen but we didn’t do enough to get anything completely different from the palace game where we were aloud to play we need to improve defentley.
— Paul Somerset wolf (@WolfSomerset) November 8, 2020