Wolverhampton Wanderers tend not to go goal-crazy these days under the pragmatic management style of Nuno Espirito Santo.
Certainly in the Premier League under the Portuguese boss, Wolves scoring three or more goals in games is something of a rarity.
Most of Wolves’ biggest-ever victories came many moons ago:
- Wolves 10-1 Leicester City, Apr 15, 1938 – First Division
- Cardiff City 1-9 Wolves, Sep 3, 1955 – First Division
- Wolves 9-0 Fulham, Sep 15, 1959 – First Division
- Wolves 8-1 Manchester City, Aug 18, 1962 – First Division
- Wolves 8-2 Portsmouth, Nov 27 1965 – First Division
- Wolves 7-1 Chelsea, Mar 15, 1975 – First Division
- Wolves 6-0 Gillingham, Mar 22, 2003 – First Division (now Championship)
- Wolves 6-1 Shrewsbury Town, Sep 24, 1991 – First Division
- Wolves 6-1 Nottingham Forest, Apr 6, 1968 – First Division
- Wolves 6-1 Bolton Wanderers, Aug 28, 1957 – First Division
The biggest win in Wolves’ history came all the way back in 1938, when the club triumphed 10-1 over Leicester City in the First Division.
Wolves put the Foxes to the sword at Molineux.
The 8-1 win over Manchester City remains one of the club’s most memorable results, with Ted Farmer stealing headlines that day by scoring four goals.
Nuno’s Wolves don’t appear on the list until we get to the 5-1s – that is the best scoreline Wolves have managed under the current boss.
4-0 occurred four times in the 2019/20 season in the Europa League and its qualifying rounds, and he has also had a couple of 4-0s in the Championship against Bolton Wanderers and Burton Albion.
Wolves’ biggest win since the inception of the Premier League is a 4-0 victory over Blackpool on the watch of Mick McCarthy, a result that saw the club jump off the bottom of the table and fully out of the relegation zone.
Given the attacking talent at Nuno’s disposal right now and over the past couple of years, it is actually somewhat surprising that there has never been a 4-0 victory or higher in the Premier League on his watch.
Wolves fans will hope another high-scoring victory comes about soon – although many will hold their breath after the struggles of 2020/21.