Leander Dendocker was criticised for his performance in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 1-1 draw with Sheffield United (December 1), but the 24-year-old impressed in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over West Ham United.
Dendoncker delivered a man-of-the-match display at Molineux, being dominant in the air, getting himself on the scoresheet and limiting West Ham to just six shots over the 90 minutes, only three of which hit the target.
Great win tonight and a clean sheet too. Maybe a little under the radar but I thought Dendoncker was superb #WWFC
— Pete Jackson (@pete_wwfc) December 4, 2019
Probably one of the more satisfying performances in terms of controlling a game. Could have and probably should have put them to bed after the first-half. Jonny and Dendoncker were class amongst a quality team-performance #wwfc
— Callum McMinn (@callummcminn_) December 4, 2019
Passion just oozes out of Patrick Cutrone. You can see how much it means to him to stick that one in the corner last night.
Neto impressive when he came on, Dendoncker an absolute man-mountain, Jonny back to his old self.
— JP (@Joe_Parker26) December 5, 2019
Dendoncker MoTM for me tonight followed closely by Moutinho #wwfc
— Ally Corfield (@cork1973) December 4, 2019
Slept on it and Dendoncker was comfortably MOTM. Can’t decide whether I’d sign Felipe Anderson. Brilliant on the ball and in possession but little impact on the game. #wwfc
— OJ Wolf (@CryptoWolf17) December 5, 2019
— Alex Dicken (@alexedicken) December 4, 2019
The Belgian international also helped Wolves keep their first clean sheet in the Premier League since their 2-0 win over Manchester City (October 6). Only Liverpool (14), Sheffield United (13) and Leicester City (9) have a better defensive record this season (17).
Against United, Dendoncker played for 90 minutes, made 73 touches, won four aerial duels, completed 80% of his 60 passes, had two shots and one goal, made three tackles, completed one successful dribble, made one interception and made one clearance.
Wednesday’s result sees Wolves return to fifth in the Premier League table with 23 points from 15 games, having extended their unbeaten run to 10 games. The Midlands outfit next face Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.