Date: 9th October 2018 at 4:25pm
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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.

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.

 

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