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Wolves: Nelson Semedo let Bruno Lage down vs Watford

After 71 attempts at goal and 360 minutes of football, Wolves finally have a goal to savour and a win to celebrate.

It has been an arduous slog for Bruno Lage and his players so far this term but as they took on Watford at Vicarage Road, the Old Gold were victorious for the first time in the league under their new boss.

Lage had secured a 4-0 win in the Carabao Cup but they came into this weekend’s clash without a point or goal to their name in the top-flight.

They have spurned some guilt edge chances in weeks gone by with Adama Traore chief suspect in that.

However, when Nelson Semedo failed to score two one-on-ones, it didn’t look as though a Wolves player would ever ripple net again.

He was set free by Trincao on the stroke of half-time but struck his effort straight at the goalkeeper. Another attempt that came from a Raul Jimenez backheel was also somehow put wide of the target.

Though, step forward Mr Own Goal who managed to score Wolves’ very first strike of the season.

Is Semedo good enough for Wolves?

Of course!

Of course!

No chance!

No chance!

It wasn’t how supporters envisaged the opening goal of Lage’s tenure to come about but after several weeks of trying, they simply didn’t care.

What was jubilant to see was Hwang Hee-chan scoring on his debut. It was a rescue act from the South Korean who must have had Semedo breathing a huge sigh of relief.

The Portuguese was a constant presence on the right-hand side but the fact of the matter was, he let the manager down on Saturday afternoon.

His two opportunities to score could so easily have cost Wolves and had they come in the opening three weeks of the season, they would have.

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The Old Gold have played some pleasing football this season but until they improve their finishing, a place in the top half of the table will elude them.

Although the Portuguese offered a valued outlet on the right flank, he did lose the ball 15 times during the encounter; the highest number from a Wolves perspective.

On top of that, the £84k-per-week wing-back won just 38.4% of his defensive duels as he once again looked weak when targeted by an offensive player.

With Ki-Jana Hoever constantly looking for a route into the team, Semedo needs to watch out.

AND in other news, Wolves may have a new Conor Coady in rarely-seen 17 y/o who’s a “super kid”…

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