On Saturday, Wolverhampton Wanderers returned to Premier League action following the lull for the November international break, and head coach Nuno Espirito Santo saw his side pick up another three points as we took victory over Bournemouth.
Goals from Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez gave us control of the game just after the half hour mark, and with Bournemouth going down to ten men, although we did concede one on the hour mark, we held out to move up to fifth place in the table.
BBC pundit Garth Crooks named our opening goalscorer in his Team of the Week selection following the weekend, and whilst he was full of praise for the 32-year-old Portuguese midfielder, he questioned whether or not Wolves could actually keep our form going and presumably, earn ourselves another European adventure for next season.
“What a goal it was by Joao Moutinho at Bournemouth. When he shaped up for the free-kick, I wondered whether he would have the nerve to take the shot. Not only did he have the nerve – he had the technique to score. The Portugal international is a gifted player and, alongside his superbly taken goal, he ran the show for long periods. Wolves are fifth. They can’t possibly keep this up.”
Whilst it was a slower start to Premier League life this season with our Europa League distractions, we are now unbeaten in eight (longest run since February 1974) and only Liverpool have scored in more consecutive games than we have I believe, so we’re clearly showing that second season syndrome doesn’t apply – does he really want to bet against us?
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