Whisper it quietly, but I feared the worst today.
Though I thought the reaction of some to our defeat on Tuesday was a tad hyperbolic, the result was enough for me to recall the winless run our last game against Cardiff was sandwiched in between.
Thankfully, my fears were unfounded.
Not since West Ham have we been so dominant, save for the first 10 minutes when the visitors started brightly.
Nuno’s changes may have raised a few eyebrows prior to kick-off but they worked a treat.
Adama Traore was a constant menace down the
The only thing missing from his performance was a goal, which he really ought to have grabbed when moved further upfield in the second half.
Still, today was
On the opposite flank, Ruben Vinagre turned in his best performance in a Wolves shirt.
I read in the programme at half-time that the Bluebirds’ right back, Lee Peltier, had not played in the Premier League prior to this season.
On today’s evidence he won’t again, so regularly was he beaten by the Portuguese speedster.
The fact we have players of his quality in reserve underlines the excellent recruitment we have undertaken since Nuno’s arrival.
In midfield, the seldom heralded Romain
In the reverse fixture, we were often second to the ball and particularly struggled with the aerial bombardment that is so synonymous with Neil Warnock teams.
There was none of that today thanks to
Again, that he is only a squad player shows just how much quality exists within our current squad.
John Ruddy and Morgan Gibbs-White had quieter
Though our wily manager has proven himself a stickler for a winning formula, further experimentation may not go amiss given we have little to play for in the league beyond being the ‘best of the rest’.
Either way, this game emphasised the vast strides we have made since last season and proved we can indeed beat teams perceived to be lesser than ourselves.
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