Football can be a simple sport.
Winger crosses the ball, forward puts it in the back of the net.
It’s been so long since that’s even been an option for Wolves, I was almost too shocked to celebrate.
I don’t care if it came off Sasa’s head, shoulder or any other part of his considerable anatomy, the only thing that matters is he was there.
From the Everton defender’s body language, the message was clear – ‘How am I supposed to deal with this guy?’.
We saw similar at Old Trafford. He unsettles defenders and creates chaos in the penalty area.
It’s precisely what we’ve been missing and the reason that the Austrian must play every minute he’s fit enough to be considered.
Without him, we’re still playing in front of the opposition almost hoping something opens up and, as we know from considerable experience, it usually doesn’t.
To Fabio’s credit, he got into good positions himself today but squandered another clear run on goal and mistimed his run for the finish he did manage to guide beyond Jordan Pickford.
He’s still not enough of a focal point to effectively lead the line on his own and with Matheus Cunha anonymous, we didn’t ask enough questions. It’s Sasa and one of those two for me.
Pedro Neto showed an admirable amount of effort and tenacity, which was ultimately rewarded with the assist for the match winning moment. It was a superb cross too.
Jose Sa made some huge saves to keep us above water when it felt like the momentum was swinging towards the home side and for that I think he has to be Man of the Match.
The performance generally was probably the worst of the three we’ve had, lacking any of the energy or purposeful attacking we saw against Utd or Brighton.
But when you get the result, none of that matters.