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Willy Boly takes chance as Wolves thrash Watford 4-0

Wolves are back to winning ways in the Premier League after comfortably beating Watford 4-0 at Molineux.

A big response was needed tonight after the previous three results and performances.

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And Bruno Lage’s comments after the Crystal Palace game appeared to have the desired effect.

Wolves raced into a three-goal lead in just over 20 minutes, with the visitors all at sea at the back.

Raul Jimenez got the ball rolling, before Rayan-Ait-Nouri forced an own goal. Daniel Podence then took advantage of a terrible mistake by Ben Foster, and Ruben Neves added a sublime fourth as the game petered out.

While it was a great, professional display from Wolves, there will not be many worse teams to come to Molineux before the end of the season.

It really was an awful display from Watford, who can’t hope to avoid relegation if they keep turning out such performances.

It was a night full of positives for Wolves though, and one of the biggest of the lot was the performance of Willy Boly.

The Ivory Coast international was starting his first Premier League game of the season, and was practically faultless in place of Max Kilman.

He was absolutely solid, and looked like the player of a couple of years ago.

It turned out to be a nice game for him to make his return and there will be sterner tests to come.

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But it was just great to see him looking like his old, dominant self again.

It’s going to be interesting to see if he did enough to stay in the starting XI.

Kilman has obviously been fantastic this season – the last few games aside – and Saiss has also been really good.

But tonight Boly just gave a little reminder of his class, so there’s potential he could remain in the backline for the next game against Everton.