Not had Saturday’s like that for a while but Wolverhampton Wanderers did go down 2-0 to Watford at the Molineux in our last Championship game.
Hardly a reason to go overboard though, we knew the Premier League would kick up difficult tasks at points and given how well and how hard the side have worked so far this year as we continue our adjustment to the top-flight, it was inevitable that at some point we would have a bad day at the office and unfortunately for us, Watford took full advantage of that.
Whilst it’s fair to say a number of players were off based on their own standards, Joao Moutinho certainly wasn’t one of them but that probably reflects his experience, talent and consistent ‘steady as he goes’ way to a game.
With statistics website WhoScored giving him a score of 7.26 immediately post-game for his efforts, I doubt anyone will disagree he was our top man on the day.
Ryan Bennett, Adama Traore, Willy Boly and Conor Coady took their places in our top five for the day, and whilst there will be plenty of disappointment with the result and no doubt some pundits will have a field day questioning the same starting lineup for nine matches, our response in the second half should answer those questions – we just couldn’t take the chances that fell our way, otherwise it would’ve been another decent point.