Premier League high-flyers Wolverhampton Wanderers made it three wins out of three post the resumption of the campaign, after a hard-fought 1-0 victory against relegation-threatened Aston Villa. Dean Smith tried to mix things up a bit by starting both his main striking options together up-front, but the duo was unable to make anything positive happen in the final third. Despite having a few chances throughout the ninety, a Leander Dendoncker goal turned out to be the difference between the two sides in the end.
Here Are The Wolverhampton Wanderers Player Ratings Vs Aston Villa
Wolverhampton Wanderers Player Ratings Vs Aston Villa
Rui Patricio – 6.5
The Portuguese shot-stopper was solid and dependable whenever called into action by the Villa attackers. Comfortable with the ball at his feet, and made a couple of good pick-outs too.
Willy Boly – 5.5
The tall Frenchman had a decent game in periods but could’ve given away a cheap Villa goal due to a mistake that he made. Didn’t look as confident as he usually does at the back tonight.
Conor Coady – 6.5
The big centre-half was a solid presence at the heart of the defence for Nuno’s side, as he dominated most of the aerial balls that were played into the Wolves box as well. Composed and collected.
Romain Saiss – 6.5
Held his position well and worked hard tracking the Villa runners in the first half. Had his work cut out as Wolves began to control possession. Made some important tackles in defence as well.
Matt Doherty – 6
The speedster wasted an excellent opportunity to get a ball across the box in the first half, and instead opted to shoot. Made some good forward runs but didn’t have the impact he was hoping for.
Leander Dendoncker – 8
Was a perpetual rock in midfield for the men in orange with his strong positioning as well as passing. Popped up at the right place to score the only goal of the night and help Nuno secure three points.
Ruben Neves – 5.5
The midfield commander was far from his best tonight, as he struggled to involve himself in the match. Made some good forward passes in the first half, but slowly fizzled out of the fixture.
Joao Moutinho – 6.5
The Portuguese veteran controlled the tempo of proceedings for most of the night with his vision and general composure on the ball. Played multiple effective forward passes as well.
Jonny – 7
The Spaniard did well to dash forward on every opportunity, while also keeping his wits about defensive positioning. Had to face up to three Villa attackers at a time, but came up with the assist late on.
Raul Jimenez – 6.5
The Mexican international striker had a couple of decent shots in goal parried by Nyland but wasn’t allowed too much space in the Villa box. Dangerous as even from set-piece situations.
Diogo Jota – 6
The Spaniard made some good runs into space throughout the ninety but wasn’t able to show his usual directness on the ball due to the Villans’ deep-lying defence line on the night.
Adama Traore – 6.5
The speedster was thrown on by Nuno at around the hour mark, and it’s safe to say that the Aston Villa back-line were given a run for their money after his belated introduction to the match.
Pedro Neto – NA
Didn’t have time to make an impact.