Wolves were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City yesterday – but there was at least one big positive in that Luke Cundle shone for Swansea City.
The young midfielder was making only his second appearance for his loan club.
He actually started on the bench, but came on midway through the first-half to replace the injured Joe Allen.
Cundle quickly set about imposing himself on the game, and really stood out in front of the Sky cameras.
Cundle actually grabbed himself a goal in the second-half, taking advantage of some calamitous defending from Hull.
He ghosted in and nicked the ball after an awful mix up before slotting into an empty net. He won’t score many easier goals, but did well to get in there and anticipate the error.
It was a solid performance overall, with Cundle completing 26/29 passes.
He also created two chances, won possession back four times and also hit the woodwork.
Cundle’s display has gone down very well indeed on social media, with a lot of Swansea fans believing his introduction on 31 minutes contributed massively to the three points.
His display actually earned him Sky’s Player of the Match award.
Wales Online were also impressed by the 20-year-old.
They gave him an 8/10 for his display and said: “The Wolves loanee grew in confidence in the second-half and rattled the crossbar with a fierce strike. Brave in possession as Swansea pushed for a goal.”
A very promising display from Cundle against Hull – Wolves officials will be delighted
Wolves officials will be very pleased indeed with Cundle’s contributions for Swansea yesterday.
It was only his second game, and he really did a great job coming off the bench to replace Allen in the first-half.
He showed real confidence on the ball, and sought to make things happen, as evidenced by his gamble for the goal.
Cundle’s display prompted a real buzz on social media, and many Swans fans are already calling for him to be starting the next game against West Bromwich Albion.
Wanderers officials will be quietly confident that Cundle can build on this display.
Morgan Gibbs-White enjoyed a brief but good spell at the Liberty Stadium. There’s every chance Cundle can also do well in Wales.