It was alright I suppose.
Wolves knocked it around and did some good things between the boxes, but two fundamental problems persist.
The first is we don’t look like scoring in a month of Sundays.
Short of Adama Traore galloping through five tackles and planting a finish in the top bin, there are no other conceivable routes to goal.
Fabio was on the edge of the game throughout with the occasional fancy touch or piece of hold-up play, but zero goal threat. Willian Jose then came on and operated everywhere but the penalty area.
These are our strikers.
If we start next season with the squad we currently have, it’s indisputable we’ll be bottom of the table because we can’t score a goal.
Get Raul back, get Pedro fit again and sign at least two other players capable of scoring a goal and maybe we can talk about something other than a relegation battle.
We’ve got to defend crosses better too though. That’s the other issue.
I feel like a broken record going on about the lack of height in the starting XI but we’ve seen Burnley, Brighton and Everton all profit because of Nuno’s preference for the vertically challenged.
If you can’t head crosses away, forget about consistently getting results at any level.
I know Saiss and Dendoncker are popular punching bags, but those two and Boly should be the first names on the teamsheet for the simple fact they can get up and head the ball away and/or score at the other end.
How many corners did we have today? And yet, there’s no chance of scoring because there are only elves waiting inside the 18-yard box.
Everton were dire, lets be honest.
But just as the hostile home crowd was about to murder them, we handed over the game through our inability to defend a set-piece.
Fortunately, that problem should be easy enough to solve.
There are still some useful components within this squad to build another good team, but at present, it feels miles away due to the shortcomings of those currently available.
Credit to Adama Traore for another purposeful display and Gibbs-White who I thought was good up until being prematurely withdrawn. They were the only two players who came even remotely close to scoring too.
For that alone, they should be the first names Nuno considers for Sunday’s finale.