Following on from the ridiculous and slightly bizarre draw with Bournemouth at Dean Court, it was another away day for Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening as we headed to the John Smith’s Stadium to face off against Huddersfield Town.
Although Huddersfield got the better of us in the opening tie of the Premier League season, Wolves are in good form and are largely back to their more impressive best, so there was every confidence of a good performance and another three points from this tie.
Unfortunately for the travelling fans, that wasn’t quite what the team managed. Huddersfield pretty much dominated and a very lacklustre performance saw us fail to even register an effort on goal – although despite their greater chances overall, they only test Rui Patricio on three occasions and he had an answer…for two.
A game we expected to win but come the 90th minute, we would’ve been pleased with a point. Unfortunately, that didn’t account for stoppage-time and in the 91st they made their move and secured a 1-0 victory.
Disappointing and no doubt social media will be in meltdown, but it’s a hiccup, we’ve had them before, we’ll have them again – we’re still streets ahead of where the more sensible and less reactionary in the fanbase thought we’d be this year and that has to be remembered.
But, yes, disappointing.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said of the affair.
“Not one of the best ones. In the first half we weren’t able to play. We rushed too much. There was no fight. It wasn’t one of the best performances. It was one moment on the counter-attack where we lost the ball. We cannot, until the referee says it’s over, it is not over. We must look at the next one. We have to improve. We have a tough game at Molineux now.”