I guess there’s two ways of looking at this one.
On one hand, we dominated one of the league’s most in-form sides for 45 minutes and played some of the best football we’ve managed under Lopetegui to date.
On the other, we once again failed to put the game to bed and ended up feeling grateful for a point.
That’s essentially the conundrum of this Wolves side. Capable of giving most teams in the league a game, but unable to beat many of them.
Unfortunately, it’s going to take more than one mid-season trolly dash to remedy that ailment and, consequently, we’re likely to endure a tense end to the season.
But I for one am feeling confident about Wolves’ trajectory.
As said, we played some really nice stuff in the first half, with the midfield trio of Neves, Nunes, and the imposing Lemina dominating proceedings.
The latter is already winning the hearts and minds of Wolves’ fans and has added the steel that we’ve been lacking in the middle of the pitch for some time. It no longer feels like we’re just at a Spin Casino hoping we can old out.
I also thought Jimenez offered a good focal point, a case which was underlined by his pivotal role in Sarabia’s opening goal. A few more deft moments from our new Spaniard will do nicely between now and the end of the season.
Less impressive was Cunha, who continues to look far removed from his hefty price tag. That being said, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that his injury isn’t a serious one.
As frustrating was our timid response to Fulham’s equaliser, with the home side in the ascendancy for much of the second half. That penchant for acquiescence is likely to cost us more points before the season is done.
Still, the damage could have been far worse and both Sa and our defence deserve credit for ensuring a point remained intact.
Ultimately, we’d have taken a point before kick-off and hopefully that will give us something to build on ahead of a tricky midweek trip to Anfield.