Date: 1st January 2020 at 9:31pm
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Wolverhampton Wanderers suffered a 2-1 defeat to Watford on Wednesday afternoon and Leander Dendoncker was one of many players blasted by some supporters for his performance.

The 24-year-old has impressed as a makeshift centre-back this season, but he struggled back in midfield and was guilty of making errors leading to goals against the Hornets.

Watford took the lead in the 30th minute after Dendoncker gave the ball away to Ismaila Sarr who assisted Gerard Deulofeu.

Minutes after half-time, they doubled their advantage. Dendoncker was caught high up the pitch when Watford turned over possession and failed to catch up with Abdoulaye Doucoure who was fed the ball from Deulofeu and fired into the roof of the net.

Against Watford, the Belgian international played for 90 minutes, made 64 touches, won two aerial duels, created two chances, made one clearance, completed 86.2% of his 58 passes, made two tackles and completed one dribble.

Dendoncker has made 33 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring three goals. The 24-year-old has spent most of the campaign alongside Conor Coady and Romain Saiss in defence, but he surprisingly looked out of sorts back in his natural role.

Wolves next face Manchester United in the FA Cup (January 4).

How will Wolverhampton Wanderers fare against Manchester United?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

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