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Rayan Ait-Nouri is now clear of Marcal at Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Everton 2-1 in the Premier League last night – and there were plenty of fantastic performances on show.

Max Kilman and Raul Jimenez got the goals for the hosts, with the pair two of the standouts.

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The Mexican was given the man-of-the-match award by Sky Sports, and Kilman continued his brilliant start to the season.

Ruben Neves was also excellent, with fans praising him after the game.

But someone else who really caught the eye for Wolves, was Rayan Ait-Nouri.

The Frenchman was handed another start by Bruno Lage, with Fernando Marcal still struggling with a calf injury.

It was always going to be a golden opportunity for Ait-Nouri.

He gave a really good account of himself against Leeds.

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Against the Toffees, Ait-Nouri put in one of his best performances in a Wolves shirt.

He was up and down that left flank all evening, providing an attacking threat but continually getting back in to aid Romain Saiss.

He also pressed relentlessly.

Ait-Nouri has had to bide his time so far this season, with Lage preferring Marcal. The former Lyon star has started eight Premier League games so far.

But these last two showings have surely now sent Ait-Nouri clear of his South American teammate.

Ait-Nouri is now clear of Marcal in Wolves pecking order

He was just fantastic against Everton.

The youngster was a constant outlet for Wolves. He had a brilliant energy about him all night.

Not only that, but he also showed his ability to deliver from corners, assisting the Kilman goal of course.

Some Wolves fans have noticed that as good as he is at times, Joao Moutinho’s corner-taking ability leaves a lot to be desired. So it’s good to see someone else stepping up.

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Marcal undoubtedly did well in the early weeks of the new season.

But before his recent injury, his levels did dip.

Ait-Nouri is much better offensively than him, and actually seems just as good defensively at the moment. He simply must keep his place going forwards.