With a midweek EFL Cup penalty victory over Reading behind us, Wolverhampton Wanderers turned their eyes back to Premier League action on Saturday and we were looking for our first league win of the campaign as we faced Watford.
Welcoming Raul Jimenez’s favourite side to the Molineux, it was the perfect game to get us up and running for 2019/20 and allay some of the frustrations that have built so far this season.
Matt Doherty gave us the advantage 18 minutes into the game and even though Watford bossed it on a statistics front, they could make a breakthrough and a late own goal from Daryl Janmaat ultimately handed us the much needed first win and all three points.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said of our efforts on the day.
“It was a good performance. We started very well, created good problems and played with good lines. We did not allow many situations to worry us. We had clear chances to score so I am happy for the players and the fans.”
With Pedro Neto getting his full debut, Nuno added.
“He was good. He is 19 years old, all the talent that he has, has to be organised and used well. He is growing with the game and that’s important that we use him the right way.”