Wolverhampton Wanderers went into tonight’s Molineux based clash with Crystal Palace is good spirits following our comeback victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the final game of 2018.
Opening up the second half of the season tonight, after our dip, form over the last six matches puts us second to only Liverpool and Spurs as last year came to an end (13 points) and if we avoid defeat we become the first promoted since to have at least 30 points after 21 fixtures since Birmingham back in 2009/10.
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Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo had called on our home form to improve ahead of the game and, well, it slightly went wrong and you have to wonder if our recent efforts maybe caught up with us in this one.
We weren’t at our best up top and only registered one effort on target and although Palace didn’t create much, inside of the final ten minutes of the game they took the lead and then added a second deep into stoppage-time from the penalty spot.
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle, NES said of the match.
“The first half was very compact, both teams very organised but we didn’t quite get in the game. We have to do better. There’s no excuses. We didn’t perform well. Palace had one day less to prepare than us – so there’s no excuses.”