Defensive football isn’t in fashion but if it was, Wolves would be a designer label.
In back-to-back games against arguably the two best attacking sides in the world, we’ve surrendered exactly one last minute scuffer and one stodgy looking penalty.
The Goals For column needs some serious attention, but at least we’ve got a rock solid platform to build.
Had Raul not gone temporarily insane, we may have been able to do that today, but once he went down the tunnel it was nothing more than a turkey shoot.
City did everything but score prior to John Moss doing most of the work for them, so you can’t begrudge them the result too much, but even so, the pill tastes bitter.
A cross into the arm pit is not a penalty and no contorted explanation of the VAR process will convince me otherwise.
Peter Walton in the BT Studio actually said VAR isn’t there to re-referee the game. Funny that, because I thought that was it’s precise purpose?
At the very least, the referee on the pitch should have been told to take a second look. If he’d seen the replays we all saw and still had the brass tacs to give it, I would have felt a bit better about things.
As it is, we feel beaten by technology, not the champions of England.
Max Kilman nearly rescued a point at the finish and had he done so it would have capped one of the finest performances I’ve seen from a Wolves defender in a good while.
Heroic is a suitable adjective for his efforts, particularly after smashing his noggin against Ruben’s headband.
He’ll be feeling sore tomorrow, as will most of his team mates and the true cost of this defeat may well not be realised until Wednesday at Brighton.
But if we compete as we did today, we certainly won’t go too far wrong.