Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to a tenth straight game as they rise to fifth in the standings following a 2-0 victory over West Ham at Molineux.
Nuno Santo only made one change to the side that drew with Sheffield United on Sunday with Romain Saiss returning from suspension to replace Max Kilman.
It was another centre-back who opened the scoring though as Leander Dendoncker fired home from Joao Moutinho’s corner in the 23rd minute, but the west Midlanders had to wait until the 86th minute to seal all three points.
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Substitute Patrick Cutrone needed only two minutes to make his mark as he coolly slotted home from the edge of the area with what must have been his first or second touch of the game.
Fans have taken to social media to discuss their performance with several of the Molineux fanbase singling out Adama Traore.
— Tom Higgs (@TomHiggsWWFC) December 4, 2019
Excellent performance tonight, West Ham played some good stuff first twenty with no penetration, Traore & Mouthinho excellent tonight!
Overjoyed to see Cutrone get his goal, lads so commited & will be a star! 🐺
— Jimmywinslow (@jimmywinslow) December 4, 2019
Stroll in the park against a mid table side. Isn't that what quality sides do?
Middle 2 excellent yet again and Traore is a nightmare for every opponent.
Up the Wolves
— Vinny Banks (@Vinny_Banks) December 4, 2019
Build an Adama Traore statue on Waterloo Road 🐺
— Will Ashley (@willjashley) December 4, 2019
‘Unplayable’ and ‘nightmare’ were just two words used to describe the 23-year-old’s showing while one supporter went as far as saying that a statue should be built of him outside the stadium.
Although, that could be quite difficult considering the size of Traore, although, fans can’t believe his post-match revelation…
Traore doesn’t do weights 😳 #wwfc
— Steve Lloyd (@lloydy273) December 4, 2019
Adama Traore: 'I dont do weights' ha no seriously
— nath (@NathanWWFC) December 4, 2019
There was also praise handed out to the Wolves’ manager as he has been credited with the winger’s dramatic turnaround in form – this season he has contributed directly to nine goals in all competitions from 22 appearances, via Transfermarkt, which already over double what he managed last term.
The rise of Adama Traore this season has been nothing short of remarkable. He showed glimpses last season but his maturity and quality has been amazing. What a player we have on our hands. Massive credit to Nuno 👏🏻 #wwfc
— Dan (@wilko_wwfc) December 4, 2019
Tim Sherwood on Amazon prime saying he knew Traore very well from his time at Villa….Never gave him a chance! Tony Pulis was the one to see the potential but it was Nuno who brought it to fruition…
— Goodmeister (@goodmeister) December 4, 2019
Nuno espirito Santo you are the man. Adama traore you are the man. Wolves you are the team. #wolvesayewe
— Karen Lewis (@KazElizabeth62) December 4, 2019
It’s clear to see that Nuno has had such a significant effect on the Spaniard, so much so that he singled him out for praise himself in his post-match interview.
Traore’s form for the club has been integral to their results, and if they can keep it up, it will go a long way towards them producing yet another record-breaking season.
Next up, Brighton on Sunday,
In other news, Wolves are reportedly chasing the ‘next Paul Pogba’….