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Ruben Neves can hold his high after his performance for Wolves against West Ham

Wolves fell to a 1-0 defeat today against West Ham United in the Premier League.

Tomas Soucek’s second-half goal was the difference between the two teams in London.

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It was a poor performance from Bruno Lage’s side, who struggled to create chances of genuine quality.

There was, again, a lack of a cutting edge in the final third. That is something that has been a regular problem for Wanderers this term.

Fabio Silva lead the line, with Raul Jimenez rotated to the bench.

The youngster gave his all, but was managed fairly easily by Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma.

After the loss to Arsenal in midweek, it was just a really disappointing display from Wolves. The club are now seven points off the top four.

While it was a poor collective display, there was one Wolves player who, arguably, can hold his head a little higher than the others tonight.

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Ruben Neves was really good in midfield and was constantly showing for the ball in front of the defence.

According to Sofascore data, he was the most involved player in the game, having 118 touches. Max Kilman was next with 83.

He was typically tidy in possession, completing 88/99 (89%) passes. One of those was a ‘key’ pass.

Neves was also busy defensively in the engine room, making three clearances, two interceptions and four tackles.

Ruben Neves great again for Wolves as Wanderers lose to West Ham

At times in the game, Neves completely controlled things for Wolves.

He was extremely neat and tidy. And it was just a shame that most of the others weren’t playing on a similar level.

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It really has been a fine campaign personally so far from the 24-year-old.

Sadly in this game, he couldn’t really harm West Ham with his fantastic passing range as the movement ahead of him was poor.

It was not a good display from the team as a whole, but he at least showed his class in various aspects throughout.