Wolverhampton Wanderers were put to the sword by Burnley today, with the 4-0 defeat one of the worst results of Nuno Espirito Santo’s tenure at Molineux.

Wolves were second best all over the park in Sunday’s lunch time kick-off.

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Burnley (Photo by Molly Darlington – Pool/Getty Images)

The performance and result was seemingly a product of Wolves not really having anything to play for at the moment.

There is no threat of relegation, and a top-half finish is beyond the team at this point.

So to see such an abject display was hugely disappointing.

Obviously the defending was embarrassing, but there was also a real toothlessness.

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Chris Wood (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Willian Jose had fewer touches than goalkeeper Rui Patricio in the game.

 

By contrast, Burnley’s number nine Chris Wood was heavily involved.

He hit a hat-trick in the game and also provided an assist for Ashley Westwood.

The defending was very poor from Wolves but he used his physicality to great effect, and the way he played arguably further emphasised how much Wolves miss Raul Jimenez.

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Wood is similar to Jimenez style-wise and today he played in a way which would have had most Wolves fans looking on in envy.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

His clinical finish for the first goal, his great positioning for the second and his impressive leap for the third were all things Jimenez has showcased in old gold.

Hopefully Jimenez can make a full recovery from his awful head injury, and become that complete number nine again that Wolves badly miss right now.

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