Wolves recorded their third Premier League victory of the season last night with a 1-0 win over Leeds United at Elland Road.
It was by no means pretty, but between a strong defensive showing and a deflected Raul Jimenez strike, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side got the job done and the club moved up to sixth in the table with the result.
Here’s how the player’s rated…
Rui Patricio 6 – He didn’t have much to do in all honesty, with clear-cut chances in very short supply for Leeds.
Willy Boly 7 – Solid although rarely tested. Probably his best showing this season.
Conor Coady 8 – A brilliant display from the captain, who mopped everything up at the back.
Max Kilman 9 – A near-faultless performance on only his third Premier League start. Headed and blocked everything and even technically assisted the Jimenez goal. Is surely nailed on to retain his place against Newcastle after such an assured and composed display.
Nelson Semedo 6 – Was given the runaround at times by the lively Jack Harrison, but did again show signs of quality. Still getting used to the wing-back role.
Leander Dendoncker 6 – Not a massive influence in this particular game but positionally he was sound, offering solidity in front of the back three.
Joao Moutinho 6 – Like Dendoncker he didn’t stamp any kind of authority on the game, but it was one of his better performances so far in 2020/21.
Romain Saiss 6 – Much better than at Fulham, but still doesn’t look entirely comfortable as a wing-back. Magnificent volley that was correctly chalked off by VAR.
Daniel Podence 7 – Struggled a bit in the first half but came alive in the second. Some nice interchanges with Jimenez and it seems only a matter of time before he adds goals to his game.
Pedro Neto 8 – Once again one of Wolves’ best players. Tireless running the channels and threatening in one-vs-one situations. Nuno will find it hard to drop him.
Raul Jimenez 7 – The match-winner, but the Mexican was on the fringes of the game for the most-part. The work he did for the goal was excellent though. Three for the season now for the main man.
Subs: Traore 6, Neves N/A, Marcal N/A