Wolves ran out 3-0 winners against Sheffield United in the FA Cup yesterday – and Nelson Semedo scored his first goal of the season.
Wanderers are into the fourth round of the competition and will face Norwich City.
It was not a masterclass, and there were some dicey moments yesterday. But there was a bit more ruthless about Wolves, which is encouraging.
Scoring three goals in a game is not so common for Wolves. But things are definitely starting to click.
One man who finally got himself on the scoresheet was Semedo.
The 28-year-old has had a several good chances to open his account this season.
Previously, he has been a little wayward in the final third.
But yesterday the £29 million ace was on target, finishing tidily into the top corner from Rayan Ait-Nouri’s low cross.
He really busted a gut to get up and support, and he was rewarded with a perfect ball.
It capped off another great performance from Semedo, who has actually been linked with an exit from Molineux this month.
Marca reported that Atletico Madrid hold an interest in the Portugal international.
The Spanish league champions have just sold Kieran Trippier of course, and it seems they are looking for a replacement.
Wolves would be absolute fools to sell Nelson Semedo this month
Hopefully there is nothing in the Atletico-Semedo speculation.
It could well be true. Obviously Semedo has played in La Liga previously with Barcelona, and they may see him as a good fit.
But Wolves absolutely cannot be looking to sell.
He’s got plenty of time left on his contract, and the star is improving week on week.
He is a completely different player now to the one that first arrived at Molineux in the summer of 2020.
Semedo is naturally attack-minded, but his defending has also come on leaps and bounds.
Under Lage, he is emerging as an extremely well-rounded wing-back. Any decision to try and cash in on such a player would be utterly foolish.