Wolverhampton Wanderers bow out of the Carabao Cup after losing in the penalty shootout against Manchester City. However, Wolves can walk out of the Etihad with their heads held high. Such was their performance against a ruthless City side that score for fun. Keeping a clean sheet against this fluent side is a truly commendable effort.
The Best & Worst Wolves Players Rated From Their Heroic Loss To Manchester City
Will Norris – 8.5
Was called upon to make two saves from Aguero in the earlier parts of the game. Norris made some crucial saves apart from that and also denied Aguero his 178th goal in a one on one situation that he gifted the Argentine himself. Was also demanding in the box coming out and collecting crosses.
Kortney Hause – 8.5
Possibly Wolves’ find of the game. Stuck to his task brilliantly and put his body on the line on numerous occasions to deny the City attackers. Was extremely calm and composed on the ball. Conducted himself superbly even when he was pressurised.
Conor Coady – 8
A wonderful performance by the centre back who never let Aguero have a legitimate sniff at goal. Well regimented at the back, he troubled and disrupted Aguero’s game exceptionally.
Danny Batth – 8
Just like his colleagues he too stuck to his defensive duties perfectly and kept City at bay. A performance of aggression and determination by the Captain who led by example.
Ruben Vinagre – 7
Was troubled in the early stages of the game by Sterling’s movement and trickery. Eventually settled down into the game and made some good runs with the ball, getting Wolves out of crunch situations.
Ryan Bennett – 6.5
Positioned himself well to stop the likes of Gabriel Jesus from cutting inside onto his favoured right foot. On the whole a decent performance from the wing back.
Jack Price – 6
Lacked composure on the ball when needed. His passing wavered and gave the ball away in the middle of the park which left his defence exposed on a few occasions.
Alfred N’Diaye – 6
Similar to his central midfield partner, he too lacked the calmness and composure to pick a pass. Made a few important interceptions and tackles that broke down City’s rhythm.
Helder Costa – 6.5
Set out as a left winger, Costa got little opportunity to showcase his attacking talents. Defending for a major part of the game, he did so well to provide support to his wing back. Missed a great opportunity to put Wolves in the lead after Bravo kept his attempt away.
Ben Marshall – 6
Didn’t have much of an impact in the game. Did well defensively, helping out his wing back.
Bright Enobakhare – 7.5
Stuck to his task well, to be honest.