The Wolverhampton Wanderers ended West Ham’s run in fantastic form this afternoon and also managed to clean a clean sheet at Molineux for the first time this season.
Taking the three points today has put Wolves in a fantastic position in the Premier League, putting them in sixth place ahead of Manchester United and Brighton, two points ahead of the aforementioned duo.
Bruno Lage’s team dominated almost every aspect of the game, with 53% possession and more passes completed and more shots on goal compared to David Moyes’ team. Raul Jimenez defended that dominance with a second-half goal that eventually burst West Ham’s bubble and scored their third goal of the season to win the game in the Wolves’ favor.
Lage will be very pleased with his team’s result and performance today, especially with his decision to rely on Portuguese striker Daniel Podence, who made his first start since the Southampton win almost two months ago.
The £ 52k p / w winger played a key role in the win today with three key passes, two shots on goal and an assist for Jimenez’s goal, which fully justified his manager’s decision to start the 26-year-old through Adama Traore .
Podence have challenged both Spain international and Barcelona loanee Trincao for a spot on the line-up but pushed those players back after such a good offensive performance this afternoon.
SofaScore gave Podence a 7.0 / 10 rating today as he put on an offensive masterclass against a formidable West Ham side and showed just how dangerous he can be in the final third.
After the game, Lage spoke about the 26-year-old and his ability to find space in a tight match: “We had to find different rooms and we found them. How Saiss and Max found the rooms at Podence or Hwang and how Ruben and Joao control the game with the ball … We controlled everything. “
The wolves hope to continue their triumphal march next season to advance European football.
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