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Wolves: Max Kilman dominated Everton on Monday

With Bruno Lage’s Wolverhampton Wanderers heading into Monday night’s Premier League clash off the back of falling to a disappointing last-minute draw last weekend, the 45-year-old would have undoubtedly been hoping for his team to get back to winning ways when Everton visited Molineux.

First half strikes from Max Kilman and Raul Jimenez were enough to ensure that Wolves did not disappoint their Portuguese manager, and despite a second half goal from Alex Iwobi, the home side ran out 2-1 winners on the night.

Aside from the impressive result, which saw Wolves climb to seventh in the Premier League standings, the performance of Kilman will have also delighted Lage, as the centre-back’s dominating display against the Toffees was yet another sign that the 24-year-old is gradually becoming one of the club’s most important players.

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Won 82% of his duels

Indeed, over his 90 minutes on the pitch against Everton, the £4.05m-rated defender hardly put a foot wrong at the back, blocking one shot, making three interceptions and six clearances, and winning nine of his 11 duels – a success rate of 82%.

The £15k-per-week defender also impressed going forwards, enjoying 80 touches of the ball – the fourth most of any player to feature in the match – completing 58 passes, finding a team-mate with seven of his 10 attempted long balls and scoring one goal.

These returns saw the player who Conor Coady dubbed an “outstanding” talent receive a SofaScore match rating of 8.1, with no player from either team earning a higher rating than the 6 foot 3 centre-back.

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As such, it is clear to see exactly why Lage has placed his trust in the ever-present Kilman so far this season, as the 24-year-old is slowly establishing himself as one of the club’s most important players alongside Coady in the Portuguese manager’s back three. That was only further reinforced by his dominant performance against the Toffees.

While Jimenez’s goal eventually proved to be the match-winner to grab the headlines on Tuesday morning, the overall performance of Kilman was perhaps the biggest positive to come out of the victory.

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