Wolverhampton Wanderers may have fallen short to Tottenham Hotspur (1-2), conceding a second-half injury-time goal at Molineux, but there were a number of players who came away with credit for their respective performances.
Supporters hailed Adama Traore on social media and reserved praise for Joao Moutinho too – both players have been outstanding under Nuno Espirito Santo this season. Moutinho pulled all the strings in midfield, created numerous chances for his teammates and frequently turned over possession.
Not sure how we haven't come away with 3 points, let alone zero!! Spurs couldn't have complained if we had put 3 or 4 past them, a lesson in taking your chances and being clinical. Top performance and moutinho just gets better and better… #wwfc
— Liam Flecknor (@LiamFleck) December 15, 2019
I hate losing but can't help but enjoy Wolves performance they where superb from start to finish. Two mistakes cost us!
Moutinho is without doubt the best player I have watched at molineux. Unbelievable!
Norwich watch out the pack is coming for you next week! #wwfc
— Gary Stewart (@GazStewart10) December 15, 2019
Adama and Moutinho were absolutely superb yesterday #wwfc
— Ry (@ryharding_) December 16, 2019
Still reeling from the game today. A fantastic 90 minutes, arguably the best any Wolves side I’ve seen has produced in my time watching the club. Spurs were game opposition and defended well. Traore excellent, but my word what a player Joao Moutinho is ❤️ #WWFC #WOLTOT 🐺
— Musings from Molineux (@molineuxmusings) December 15, 2019
Traore (again) was a god. Superb goal! Moutinho (again) was a god – I’ve said he’s the best Wolves player I’ve ever seen; he’s also one of the most talented players ever to grace the premiership. Great team performance, but also a little mention for Saiss – quality🐺✊#wwfc pic.twitter.com/ZEju5MZftm
— RoseTelstarWallCult5 (@5Tunesaday) December 15, 2019
– Top performance in defeat
– Traore's sublime showing
– Moutinho's midfield masterclass
– Patricio's poor kicking
– No subs made
— Joe Edwards (@JoeEdwards_Star) December 16, 2019
Against Tottenham, the 33-year-old played a full 90 minutes, made 89 touches, won one aerial duel, had one shot, created five chances, completed 84.9% of his 66 passes, made three tackles, whipped in 16 crosses and made two successful dribbles.
Moutinho has made 29 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating 10 goals. The Portuguese international has played in every Premier League game and every Europa League outing so far – 2395 minutes amassed from a possible 2610.
He’s been formidable alongside Ruben Neves in the middle of the park and will want to get back to winning ways on Saturday – Wolves travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City.