Following Wolverhampton Wanderers’ disappointing start to Premier League life in the campaign of 2019/20, spirits have certainly been boosted over the last week as we made it three wins from three earlier today as we made the trip to Manchester City and their Etihad Stadium.
Having picked up a first win against Watford, our Europa League success continued with victory over Besiktas in midweek, but a late show from Adama Traore earlier this afternoon saw us pick up another three points in a 2-0 victory.
Both goals came from our only efforts on target, and naturally the hosts utterly dominated the game – but a spirited and organised performance from us saw them get only two efforts on target from 18, as we took our first victory over them since 1979.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, our very pleased head coach, Nuno Espirito Santo, said of our efforts on the day.
“We played good, the performance was good but defensively was very good and very organised. The boys worked hard until the end. The fans enjoyed it. We had a couple of good chances early on but it is too difficult to play against Manchester City. They play so fast but the chances came eventually. More importantly is how the players did their tasks, very good. Adama Traore is improving. He is special because he is very fast, he is unique in that and we searched for a moment of talent. It has been a long season already, too many games, but we always compete. I cannot say any game they have not done that. This is the way we want to work, maintain and sustain this.”