It was very much a tale of two halves for Wolves against Brighton on Saturday.

Nuno’s side produced a fantastic showing against the Seagulls to go in 3-1 up at the break, but were very poor in the second 45 which allowed the hosts to earn a point.

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Wolves were primed to start 2021 the right way but for some reason, there seemed a real lack of intensity for the second half, and it is undoubtedly another two points dropped.

Wolves did have a golden chance to steal the points at the death though, with substitute Owen Otasowie inexplicably heading over from point-blank range.

It was virtually the last action of the game, and the American being slumped in the netting just about summed up the feeling at the final whistle.

The youngster will have beaten himself up about the chance, but realistically the final result was in no way down to him.

 

One potential positive of that Otasowie miss though, is that it could well now light a fire beneath him.

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The dynamo has looked really promising during recent cameos, and Friday’s FA Cup tie with Crystal Palace may be a golden opportunity for the 19-year-old.

Otasowie has golden chance to stake claim

One would have thought Otasowie is a shoo-in to start against the Eagles, with 34-year-old Joao Moutinho having started a lot of games lately.

It’s likely he’ll be wanting to use that miss against Brighton as motivation to stake a real claim to be a starter in midfield.

The starlet will be desperate to atone, and a solid showing against Palace may well mean the start of a run of games.

He is that box-to-box player Wolves crave, and hopefully this can be the start of something for him at Molineux.

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