Wolves Player Ratings vs Crystal Palace – Here’s how the Old Gold fared
Newly-promoted Wolves continued their dream start to their Premier League season with an impressive 1-0 win at Crystal Palace. A goal from Matt Doherty in the second half sealed the deal for the Old Gold, who looked comfortable in the game against an ordinary opposition.
This win put Nuno Espirito Santo’s on 15 points from eight games and pretty much in the race for European football if early season form is taken into consideration. The good thing about them is they look defensively solid before creating chances at the other end. It was their third 1-0 win of the season, which just goes on to show the importance of a solid back-line.
Wolves Player Ratings
Rui Patricio (7)
Made two great saves in the space of 10 seconds to keep his fabulous clean sheet record intact. He has been one of the better performers in the league this season.
Ryan Bennett (7.5)
A very good display from Bennett, who stopped all the threats from the Palace forwards.
Conor Coady (8)
The captain continues to impress at the back with his leadership and defensive skills.
Willy Boly (8)
The Frenchman was a wall for the Palace attackers to go past and he stood firm throughout.
Matt Doherty (8)
Had a shaky start to the game but came into it and eventually scored the match-winner, which was well taken in the second half.
Ruben Neves (7.5)
One of the better performances from Neves as he was very disciplined without the ball and assured in possession.
Joao Moutinho (8.5)
The experienced Portuguese was typical in the midfield and showed extra quality when needed, especially with his set-pieces.
The Spaniard was fantastic running up and down to impact the game at both ends of the pitch.
Helder Costa (7)
Made a few good runs down the channel to relieve the pressure for the team. Could have done better with some of his attempts.
Raul Jimenez (8)
Had a great chance to score, only for Wayne Hennessey to save fabulously. Teed up Doherty for the match-winner.
Diogo Jota (7)
The Portuguese showed his quality but his final product wasn’t good.
Ivan Cavaleiro (Subbed on after 75 mins) (5)
A lively cameo from the sub who smashed the crossbar with a great effort.
Romain Saiss (Subbed on after 83 mins) (5)
Shored up things as a false nine late on.
Adama Traore (Sub on after 86 mins) (N/A)
Had no time to make an impact.