Newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers saw their return to the Premier League get three points better in last weekend’s clash with Crystal Palace as we stretched our unbeaten run to six and moved into seventh place in the table.
Matt Doherty’s 56th-minute winner on Saturday gave us our fourth win of the year following last season’s Championship title win and moved us onto 15 points in the table, just three points shy of the European place…although I quickly add with only eight games played it is incredibly early on in the season and whilst fans should be optimistic, we have to keep our feet firmly grounded on the floor as suspensions and injuries haven’t yet hit, and nor has the inevitably dip in form.
We all know that dip is coming, it’s natural and what matters is how we bounce back from it. But when that time does come, Rui Patricio has a massive part to play in helping us muddle through – it was the role he played against Palace as without his saves on the day we’d have lost that game.
He was the foundation on which we nicked victory when the hosts clearly had the better of the 90 minutes.
Cant forget Rui either, MASSIVE double save near the death. Still cant believe hes playing for us #wwfc
— Peggyy (@_TomPegg) October 6, 2018
Tough game great win Defence solid need to be better with ball all over though but #wow #3pts Jiminez splendid performance him or Rui in goal wolves man of match for me. Had to cover me eyes a few times towards the end but need not have worried. Fantastic away day #COYW #wwfc
— Andrew Pukalak (@Pukkawolf) October 6, 2018
— Mitch Davis (@mitchdavis_1) October 6, 2018
— Damon Drury (@Damo_Drury) October 6, 2018
Rui Patricio, Mr velcro hands he holds absolutely everything #wwfc
— Alex Jones (@awj9870) October 6, 2018
Rui to be the dofference between europe and 10th this season, the man is specialllll, unreal goalkeeper #wwfc ❤
— Ky (@KySmith__) October 6, 2018
You win some, you lose some, but people talk about fine margins in the game and our 30-year-old more than turned those small margins in our directions.