With plenty of joy coming from Wolverhampton Wanderers’ early start to the Europa League campaign this season, the Premier League portion of the campaign has seen us slow and sluggish given our standards over the last few season.
Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo hasn’t lost faith in the players, nor his system, and on Saturday we picked up our first win and first three points of the year to lift ourselves out of the relegation zone. One win in seven isn’t great, but with games that could’ve gone our way, it wasn’t really necessary for knee jerk reactions either.
Following goals from Matt Doherty and a Watford own goal, in taking a 2-0 victory at the Molinuex, it eased any growing tensions and statistics website Whoscored gave Doherty their star man award to lift Man of the Match with a score of 8.12.
Closely following in second place was goalkeeper Rui Patricio with 8.05 and completing the top five best performers in their ratings system were, Willy Boly (7.85), Romain Saiss (7.58) and Conor Coady (7.21).
Leander Dendoncker, Adama Traore, Jonny and Pedro Neto also received seven plus scores for their efforts.
Now we’re up and running, let’s see what kind of run we can get on.