Well what can I say, I have to use that old cliche, a tale of two halves. In the first half, I thought wolves were playing against 11 Jack Grealish’s because it didn’t matter what the wolves player’s tried to do, the Bournemouth players kept on falling over at the slightest bit of contact.
At one-stage, their goalkeeper joined in, and poor Mr. Oliver fell for it time after time.
This led to a half littered with petty free kicks and one where a number of Wolves players tried their hardest not to win the man of the match.
Romain Saïss was everywhere but erratic, silly fouls and misplaced passes. Diego Jota was making all the wrong decisions, Ruben Neves kept on giving the ball away, and his first-half performance was summed up by his free-kick that ended up in row z.
Now on to Adama Traore. He spent most of the half losing out on 50/50 balls, never took any defenders on till the 45th minute. Whatever Nuno said at half time worked and the first half was quickly forgotten.
It took wolves 25 minutes to finally break Bournemouth down and once again it was the dynamic due of Traore and Raul Jimenez who combined to break the deadlock.
Yet again Traore took on the opposition defenders, getting to the byline then sending in a wicked cross for Jimenez to attack. Unlike Saturday Jimenez was not left unmarked, in fact the two Bournemouth defenders were in his path, and he had no right to win the ball.
But he leaped like a salmon between both defenders and planted the ball firmly into the back of the net.
Two minutes later and Saturdays other scorer, Pedro Neto, came on and we awaited the second goal.
Sadly it never arrived, in the closing minutes, he was put clean through and with just the keeper to beat, he screwed the ball agonizingly wide.
Summary of the game has to be forget about the first half, the second was a lot better. Bournemouth came looking to win a point and got what they deserved, nothing.
Rui Patricio never had a shot to save, he only had to defend corners and yet again he dominated his area winning everything.
My man of the match will shock you after what I said earlier, Saïss. Yes he had a shaky first half and was booked only 27 minutes in, but it didn’t stop him doing his job and he was everywhere during the game popping up with blocks and decisive headers.
Let’s hope my wishes come true and we achieve 3/3 against villa on Saturday and put another nail in there relegation coffin.