With the scores tied at the end of regulation time in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ third round EFL Cup clash with Leicester City yesterday evening, sadly we lost out 3-1 on penalties to go out of the competition for a second straight year without actually conceding a goal if my memory serves correctly.
Despite the disappointment of the defeat and that Cup dream being over for another season, there were a number of positives to take from the match and one of those in our largely second string starting XI was youngster Morgan Gibbs-White.
The Academy graduate came in for his sixth appearance of 2018/19, although it was only the 18-year-old’s second start of the year and his substitute showings have seen him take in roughly 32 minutes only in the Premier League.
Despite his fringe status though, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has shown he will rely on him as he continues his development and plenty in the Molineux faithful were pleased with his efforts on the day.
Playing fine for a second string. We are just spoiled on Saturdays. MGW doesn't look out of place at all.
— Michael Dickens (@DJmikeydickens) September 25, 2018
Cavaleiro looking good, MGW and Saiss too
— too classy (@ClassyCavaleiro) September 25, 2018
Vinagre looking hungry and glimpses of being very dangerous.
MGW looking composed and right at home.
Hause looking strong.
Not much else to write home about…
— WolvesDXB (@WolvesDXB) September 25, 2018
The kid will be a superstar
— Anthony Benton (@AnthonyBenton7) September 25, 2018
Love Gibbs-White having a go at Jota for wasting MGW great work!
— Tony Parker (@TonePkr) September 25, 2018
MGW our best player by far
— Sean (@wolves_1990) September 25, 2018
MGW is absolute class
— Charleston (@Charleston_F_) September 25, 2018
Against a strong Leicester City side given they made few changes from what you’d expect, he should certainly be happy with his own showing and do him the world of good moving forward.