Wolves produced their best performance of the season to take another three points against Crystal Palace on Friday evening.

After weeks of lacking imagination and a cutting edge, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side finally turned it on at Molineux against the Eagles.

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This was a sweet result having conceded late against Newcastle to drop two points, with the team finally finding their rhythm against a Palace side that have started the season well.

There was a debut goal for young Rayan Ait-Nouri – who is on a season-long loan with the club from Angers – and also a first of the season for Daniel Podence, which is no less than he’s deserved given his bright start.

Wolves were at it from minute one, and were much more fluid than in previous weeks, with the full-backs a big threat for the visitors.

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Ait-Nouri was making his debut for the club but he played with outstanding maturity and will surely be the favourite to start at left wing-back against Leicester City.

He grabbed all the headlines last night and probably rightly so, but the man on the opposite flank – Nelson Semedo – was also excellent.

Wolves supporters have been waiting for the game he truly announces himself, and last night’s was that game.

The former Barcelona man was a constant outlet for the likes of Conor Coady and Ruben Neves to hit, and was always on hand to support the attack.


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The star completed one key pass, completed four out of four dribbles, won all seven of his ground duels, and made two clearances, two blocks and one interception.

It truly was a fine display that had elements of both attacking and defending, and Wolves fans have been making their appreciation known since the game:

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