Wolves’ solid start to the season continued on Saturday with their first Premier League win of the campaign, leaving it late to grab all three points against West Ham at the London Stadium.
It was the Midlands outfit’s first victory in the top fight since 2012 so after the match, we asked Wolves fans to issue player ratings for each of those involved in the 1-0 win. Here’s a quick rundown of the four players who seemingly impressed them most, all receiving average scores of eight or higher…
Matt Doherty – 8.0: As one of the wing-backs Doherty has an important role in this Wolves team and executed it perfectly on Saturday – so perfectly, in fact, that West Ham’s left-winger Michail Antonio received the lowest performance rating in our Hammers poll. With two tackles and three created chances to his name, the Ireland international was a key presence at both ends of the pitch.
Adama Traore – 8.0: Super-sub Traore was always going to score highly after having such a devastating effect on the game following his arrival from the bench. In the space of half an hour he had two efforts at goal, created two chances, completed four dribbles and of course hit the stoppage-time winner. It’s now a question of when Nuno Santo brings the powerful winger into his starting XI.
Joao Moutinho – 8.3: It’s pretty difficult to overshadow Ruben Neves in central midfield but boasting so much experience and pedigree, we probably shouldn’t be surprised that Moutinho’s having an equally formidable impact on Wolves’ campaign right now. He was majestic once again against West Ham, creating three chances while registering two tackles, two interceptions and a 94% pass completion rate.
Rui Patricio – 8.5: While Traore eventually grabbed the headlines for his stoppage time winner, the game could have panned out incredibly differently without Patricio being so impressive between the sticks. The Wolves goalkeeper made three key saves to keep his clean sheet, which proved to be decisive as the visitors nicked a late goal on the counter-attack.