Wolverhampton Wanderers came from 2-0 down to beat Manchester City 3-2 on Friday evening and Adama Traore was one of many players to come away with praise. The 23-year-old scored one goal and made one assist over the 90 minutes to pull off a shock victory over the defending champions.
After going 2-0 down after 50 minutes, Wolves halved the deficit before the hour mark through Traore. The Spaniard fired a low drive past Claudio Bravo in the 55th minute before winning the ball off Benjamin Mendy and squaring to Raul Jimenez for 2-2 in the 82nd minute. Matt Doherty bagged the winner late on.
Ohhhhh Adama traore he is so wonderful #wwfc
— Matt (@mattwwfc9) December 27, 2019
— Ryan O'Connor (@RyanLionZion_) December 28, 2019
Traore wasn't getting much joy in the first half down the right.
No problem. Moved further inside and caused carnage from there.
— Paddy Day (@paddyday90) December 28, 2019
Yes it was 10 men but 2 goals down against the champions shows some character. Thought dendonker was superb at the back, distribution by saiss and coady on the ball. Neves outshone Moutinho last night, immense in the middle of the park. Traore an absolute animal #wwfc
— Danny_powers82 (@DannyPowers82) December 28, 2019
#wolves #wwfc @Wolves fans, who was your man of the match from last night?… yes Traore was brilliant and will rightly so take the plaudits but I thought @rubendsneves_ was immense, moving them around side to side, opening space 👏🏻🐺
— Matty Barker (@MGBSecure) December 28, 2019
Against City, Traore made 64 touches, won three aerial duels, had five shots, created three chances, completed 80.7% of his 31 passes, whipped in nine crosses with 33% accuracy and made 10 successful dribbles. He contributed two out of Wolves’ three goals and once again put the Sky Blues to the sword – Traore scored twice in their 2-0 win over Pep Guardiola’s men in October.
The 23-year-old has now scored and created 12 goals in 28 games, having a hand in five goals from his last eight appearances. Wolves may have to fend off a lot of interest in January.