Some Wolves fans have been discussing the fact that Nuno Espirito Santo set up with a four-man defence last night.

With Conor Coady unavailable for selection, the manager named a traditional backline for the first time since taking over in May 2017.

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The 46-year-old has been extremely loyal to using three centre-halves with wing-backs, but felt Southampton – with Coady out – was finally the time to try something different.

In front of Rui Patricio were Nelson Semedo, Max Kilman, Willy Boly and Rayan Ait-Nouri, and in midfield Leander Dendoncker played with Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho.

Up top, Adama Traore and Daniel Podence operated as traditional wingers with Raul Jimenez through the middle.

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The formation resulted in the creation of many chances which was a real positive, but the back four were a little shaky. That was perhaps to be expected given the lack of familiarity.

There were positives and negatives to Nuno’s ‘Plan B’, and fans have had a mixed reaction to it on social media:

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