Wolves failed to follow up wins against Fulham and Leeds United against Newcastle United, drawing 1-1 at Molineux.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were frustrated by the Magpies, who rarely troubled Rui Patricio during the 90 minutes.
Raul Jimenez appeared to have sealed the points with a fanastic strike late in the second half, but a fine Josh Murphy free-kick rescued a draw for the visitors, who can be delighted with the result given their lack of threat.
Here’s how the Wolves players rated:
Patricio (5) – Hardly had anything to do, but perhaps could have positioned his wall better for Newcastle’s equaliser.
Boly (6) – Made some good blocks. Didn’t dominate, but the threat from Newcastle was minimal.
Coady (6) – Gave away the free-kick that led to the goal but was otherwise solid.
Kilman (7) – Continued his good form with another strong showing. Really looks comfortable on the left of the back three and may end up consigning Saiss to the bench.
Semedo (6) – Still waiting for the game he truly announces himself. Some good moments, but his crossing needs to improve.
Dendoncker (6) – A quiet evening for the Belgian. Did not really stamp his authority in midfield as we know he can.
Neves (7) – Wolves were better for having him on the pitch. Kept the ball moving nicely, although could have been more penetrative at times.
Saiss (5) – Not a wing-back and it’s probably time to stop the experiment. Was replaced by Marcal who looked a lot more comfortable going forwards.
Podence (8) – Really lively once again. His piece of skill to get past Josh Murphy was brilliant. Had a few shots and could have had a couple of goals had he been more clinical. It’s starting feel like he needs one.
Neto (8) – Very good once again and will make it hard for Traore to get back into the starting XI. A constant threat when one-vs-one and always a willing runner.
Jimenez (6) – His goal was superbly taken, but it was a quiet evening for the Mexican. He may have four for the season but arguably he still has a couple of gears to go up.
Subs: Traore (6), Marcal (6), Moutinho (N/A).