NICK PARKES PLAYER RATINGS FOR WOLVES V BRIGHTON
JOSE SA - 6
Had little chance with the goals but made a decent save from a free-kick. Also, distribution was sloppy at times, especially once on 50 minutes where he gave away possession in a dangerous position, only to redeem himself with a good save.
HUGO BUENO - 7
Much more involved in the first half than the second but overall he looked confident and mature in possession of the ball, rarely got beat and made sensible decisions throughout.
MAX KILMAN - 6
Very stand-offish against the Brighton attackers which cost us and looked nervy at times. However, considering Wolves were under constant pressure in both halves it would eventually lead to mistakes and goals, especially with the talent Brighton has in attack.
Nathan collins - 6
Similar to Kilman in that he made wrong decisions in when to tackle or not. His needless dive allowed the Brighton attacker to cross the ball for their third goal. However, one very good and old fashioned tackle in the first half.
Nelson Semedo -1
Got caught wandering for the first goal, lost track of his marker and was beaten in the air for the second, and to top off the half, he received a straight red after he got beat by routine ball up top which led to him fouling his man . All in all, a shocking first half from Semedo.
JOAO MOUTINHO - 6.5
Found himself in much higher positions today which was positive to see and helped with the high press well. However, he didn’t have much impact on the game itself.
RUBEN NEVES - 7
Great finish from the spot to add to his tally this season. Participated in the high-press well and was consistent as ever in defence. Quick thinking to release Adama in the second half from a free kick.
BOUBACAR TRAORE - 8.5 AND MAN OF THE MATCH
Very impressive performance by Traore and easily his best in a Wolves shirt. His energy and commitment were evident from start to finish. Got the assist for Guedes with a nice pass and his spacial awareness and positioning was fantastic throughout. Always looked for the forward option rather than sideways or backwards.
GONÇALO GUEDES - 8
A much improved performance both in production and attitude. Great run and finish for his first Wolves goal and looked to be aggressive all game. Drew fouls constantly when Wolves were under pressure.
DANIEL PODENCE - 5
Apart from being involved in the penalty, he had another workman yet non-productive game. His work ethic cannot be questioned but more end product is a must.Conceded too many fouls and the typical Podence flicks were hit and miss. Subbed at half time due to the red card.
HWANG HEE-CHAN - 7
He handled himself well against two of the premier league’s tallest centre backs and won most first headers. Great work rate but with little support, he was limited to opportunities.
Jonny – 5 – came on at the start of the second half as Wolves re-jigged their line-up. He looked slow physically and mentiallty to get up to speed with the game. His only positive contribution was a decent cross late in the second half.
Adama – 5 – came on in the 68th minute and apart from linking well with Neves from a free-kick to then have shot saved, he wasn’t involved at much in a game where Wolves needed to stretch the game.
Ait-Nouri – 5 – came on in the second half when Wolves were under constant pressure. Played in a slightly higher position than usual and was ineffective.
ARTICLE BY NICK PARKES
Hi, I’m Nick! Born in Wolverhampton and currently living in Barcelona. I’ve been a Wolves fan since birth (dad’s choice) and was a north bank season ticket holder in my younger days. My favourite all-time player, Bully! And favourite current player is Coady!
I’m an English teacher by trade and when I’m not scolding teenagers in the class, I’m either running, gardening or watching cricket!