Wolves continued their 100% record in 2022 yesterday by beating Brentford 2-1 in the Premier League.
Wanderers saw off their opponents in London, in what was an extremely chaotic game.
A drone being flown above the stadium in the first-half forced the game to stop for around 20 minutes.
The referee’s communication technology wasn’t working ahead of the second-half which was cause for further delay.
At one point in the second-half, Toti Gomes received a red card for a mistimed challenge, but it was later rightly reduced to a yellow after Peter Bankes consulted the pitchside monitor.
Given everything that happened in the game, Wolves did really well to grind out a win at the Brentford Community Stadium. The game was bitty, and lacked fluidity.
The goals ultimately came from Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves, either side of an Ivan Toney equaliser.
In injury-time, Adama Traore hammered home a third for the visitors, but VAR eventually ruled it out for offside.
It was interesting to note the celebrations that ensued after the Spaniard fire his shot past Jonas Lossl.
He headed straight over the Bruno Lage and his staff on the touchline. All the players were part of the moment too. It was just a shame that the goal ultimately didn’t stand.
Of course, at the moment, Traore is the subject of heavy speculation linking him with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Traore is seemingly closing in on an exit from Molineux. Fabrizio Romano yesterday reported that the north Londoners are confident of agreeing a deal soon. Personal terms have been discussed, and Spurs are ‘on it’ according to the journalist.
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Maybe it was just the relief of scoring a goal that would have ended Brentford’s hopes of getting another equaliser.
But Traore scored in similar fashion against Southampton only a week ago and the celebrations were considerably more muted.
This felt like an outpouring of emotion from the player.
That perhaps his exit from the club is now imminent.
At this stage, given the frequency of reports about him and Spurs, it would be a real surprise if Traore was a part of Wolves’ matchday squad to face Norwich City in the FA Cup fourth round on Feb 5.