Leeds United 0 Wolves 1 - Report and pictures

Nouha Dicko scored Wolves' winner as they guaranteed Championship survival with a surprise 1-0 win over Leeds.

Dicko latched onto Ben Marshall's superb pass to beat Robert Green and put Wolves deservedly in front just before half time.

Leeds came on strong after the break but a brilliant defensive display ensured victory - and Blackburn's draw with Bristol City meant Wolves were mathematically safe.

Analysis

You just can't predict anything this season can you?

Wolves have beaten Liverpool and Stoke City, blitzed an excellent Fulham team, won away at Newcastle and recently won five on the spin in 2016/17, writes Tim Spiers at Elland Road.

They've also lost twice to Wigan, been brushed aside by Bristol City, defeated by Burton Albion and also endured a six-game losing streak.

Everything pointed to a Leeds win here. Wolves spent their last two games on the beach and Leeds - winners in 14 of 21 home games this season - desperately required victory.

But Wolves were deserved winners. They took the game to Leeds in the first half, created numerous chances and deservedly led at the break. Lambert's 4-4-2 game plan worked perfectly and, unlike on Friday or indeed last Saturday, nobody had an off day.

They were on it, they were committed and they were disciplined.

Leeds, as expected, lobbed the kitchen sink at them in the second half but they held firm, to the extent that Andy Lonergan was only seriously tested once, mostly thanks to a magnificent collective defensive performance, with the recalled Mike Williamson and Richard Stearman both outstanding.

And it all meant, after some growing concerns of being sucked towards the bottom three in the last week, that safety was mathematically secured.

Lambert deserves plenty of credit. And it bodes well for next season that he certainly knows how to plan and enact a game plan away from home. That's been evident on a number of occasions in recent months.

The Wolves boss made four changes from the team that lost 2-0 to Brighton on Good Friday.

The injured Danny Batth and Ivan Cavaleiro missed out, while Kortney Hause and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson dropped to the bench.

In came a new centre half pairing in Richard Stearman and Mike Williamson, plus George Saville and Nouha Dicko, with David Edwards skipper on his 300th appearance for the club.

Leeds went into the game needing the points to help their play-off prospects, while Wolves had looked on the beach for their last matches, both defeats.

But the form book was turned on its head in the first half, which Wolves dominated in terms of chances.

In contrast to Friday's poor midfield showing against Brighton, Wolves were terrier-like and regularly won back possession in the Leeds half, with Marshall, Saiss, Edwards and Saville all playing well in a 4-4-2 formation.

The back four, again in contrast to Friday, were solid and dependable. Coady looked unbeatable down the Leeds left and did his fair share going forward, while Williamson, Stearman and Doherty all made important blocks and interception.

Indeed, it was one of the best halves of Wolves' infuriatingly inconsistent season and the 1-0 half time scoreline flattered the hosts.

Weimann, who partnered Dicko up top but often drifted to the right, should have given them an early lead when played in by Saiss, but shot too close to the keeper in a spurned chance reminiscent of Dicko's at Bristol City.

Then, Wolves soon folded, but here they grew more determined with Edwards, Saville and Dicko all getting decent opportunities, before Dicko broke the deadlock when smartly beating Green from a wonderful Marshall through ball.

There were moments for Leeds at the other end, but a frustrated home crowd were given very little to cheer.

At half time, with Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday winning, Leeds were being dumped out of the top six and it was no surprise they started to lay siege to Lonergan's goal after a half-time rollocking from Garry Monk, no doubt.

The keeper was fortunate when his clearance was charged down by Chris Wood but deflected to safety, and then Leeds had a huge penalty appeal turned down when Stearman was claimed to have handled Wood's cross. Jansson headed a corner over the bar as Wolves struggled to cope.

Lambert reacted with a double change on 68 minutes, sending on Bodvarsson and Lee Evans for Saville and goalscorer Dicko.

And there was then a period respite for Wolves who began to get hold of the ball in midfield and won a couple of corners.

But back came Leeds - Doukara's header was brilliantly tipped over by Lonergan in his first real save of the afternoon.

It was his first save as the magnificent Williamson and Stearman had repelled almost everything being thrown into the Wolves blocks with a succession of sliding clearances, headers and interceptions.

That continued in the dying minutes. Kortney Hause was added to the fray and did more than his fair share, with Leeds chucking the ball in the box but Wolves holding firm to pull of an unexpected and very welcome victory.

Key moments

16 - Wonderful early chance. Saville wins the ball back and plays to Saiss - he slips in Weimann as a Leeds defender slips. The Austrian is through on goal but shoots too close to Robert Green.

30 - Dicko moves the ball onto his left foot and whistles an excellent attempt inches wide from 20 yards.

39 - GOAL - Marshall moves forward from halfway and spots a great run from Dicko - his sublime pass splits the Leeds defence and Dicko beats Green first-time from 15 yards.

72 - Lonergan tips over Doukara's goalbound header as Leeds pile on the pressure.

Teams

Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Green; Ayling, Bartley, Jansson, Beradi (Taylor, 63); Bridcutt (Sacko, 56), Phillips; Roofe, Hernandez, Pedraza (Doukara, 72); Wood. Subs: Peacock-Farrell, O'Kane, Dallas, Taylor, Coyle.

Wolves (4-4-2): Lonergan; Coady, Williamson, Stearman, Doherty; Marshall (Hause, 85), Edwards (c), Saiss, Saville (Evans, 68); Weimann, Dicko (Bodvarsson, 68). Subs: Burgoyne, Iorfa, Price, Gibbs-White.

Goal: Dicko (39)

Attendance: 32,351

Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)

Position in the table

16th (54 points from 42 matches)

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Comments for: "Leeds United 0 Wolves 1 - Report and pictures"

McIlmoyle

Passion, commitment and in the second half resilience, that's all us poor fans ever ask for and its resulted in a win, a fantastic win and we are SAFE.

bintheredunit

SAFE BRILLIANT RESULT NOW LETS START BUILDING FOR NEXT SEASON UTW

RugeleyWolf

Lambert deserves full credit, definitely got this one right!

Now safe.......................phew.

Great to see Williamson back, sounds like he marshalled the Back 4 well.

Really didn't fancy a result of any kind, especially when I saw the Lineup.......................happy t be proved wrong.

Now let's get clearing out and bring in some quality for next season.

Bruce, Arouca, Trinidad

"You can't predict anything this season can you?"

Well you can if you begin to analyse. Dreadful at home, but often great away. I think that Tim Spiers explained why a few games ago. The playing style of one up striker front works well away, especially against teams that are confident that they are "much better" than us. But at home it just doesn't cut it.

There are other problems at home. Watching two or three live TV championship games per week this season has brought out the fact that the atmosphere at Molineux just isn't particularly hostile. The crowd are miles away from the pitch (something Morgan did realise, but not easily solved without huge investment). But why are visiting fans given a prime position on the sidelines? Everywhere else they are packed off to the furthest corner of the ground.

Great to be safe. We don't have a bad side, but tactics and crowd arrangements at Molineux need to be tackled.

chris h

Bruce, I think you are wrong. When we are winning Molineux rocks. We have had years of under achievement to live with, many disappointments, many false promises. In the early 90s when Sir Jack rebuilt Molineux and we were on the up (or so we thought) the noise we created at home was well recognised. I recall reading a Forest player (Roy, I think) saying he had never encountered such a wall of noise and passion as he witnessed when we played Forest in a cup game. The Sir Jack build North Bank generated more noise than the current Morgan build which suffers from a split terrace and a high roof. Nothing much wrong with Molineux or the fans, plenty wrong with the important bit: getting it right on the pitch.

sylvain2u

chris h

there is a lot you say i agree with

but playing at home has been a real problem particularly over the last couple of seasons.

Its clear the team play better away than at home and we have had some excellent results like today and at fulham and newcastle. By contrast we struggle at home and although i dont get to many home games there is fantastic support but you do feel the tension in the stands if we dont start well. This transmits to the players

we also had a habit of conceding the first goal which really doesnt help.

I also think we dont have the calible of players throughout the squad that can cope mentally with the level of expectation at molineux and some go missing when the going gets tough.

chris h

Excellent win, at least we can all relax for the final games. Avoiding relegation from the second tier of English football with only four games to go, is nothing to be proud of. We want better than this, we expect better and 20000 loyal fans especially those who travel long distances, spending their hard earned money on the club they love, deserve better.

bintheredunit

WELL SAID CHRIS H

The Flying Winger

Top post Chris h, we can all chill now, you come back and all is well.

Olly the cat

Absolutely spot on Chris. We do deserve better. Let's put our season and league position in perspective. Fosun have spent a lot of money acquiring the club and purchasing new players. I would guess that a figure of fifty to sixty million pounds wouldn't be too wide of the mark. Wolverhampton Wanderers have achieved the dizzy heights of sixteenth in the league with fifty four points. Burton Albion are just six points and three places below Wolverhampton Wanderers. How much have the owners of Burton Albion spent this season? All credit to Burton. They have worked miracles on a shoestring budget, and look like retaining their status in this division. That makes the failure at our club even harder to swallow. Millions of pounds have been squandered. Fosun can afford it, but the new sustainability and profit rules will not allow it. Lessons must be learned from the disaster of a season we have all endured. You can't just throw money at a problem and hope it will resolve it. Money must be spent wisely, and the proper people recruited to do a professional job of running a football club must be found. Wolverhampton Wanderers have been incredibly lucky avoiding relegation this season. Thank goodness there were two very poor teams in the division, Rotherham and Wigan. They will be relegated, plus one other. On current form, that will be Birmingham. Wolverhampton Wanderers can thank their lucky stars that they were marginally less awful than those three. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fosun have four months to get this right. The process must start today. Get the dead wood and has beens out.

Bloseph

That's why they play the games rather than just deciding at the beginning of the year who has the best team by some analysis done by who knows whom.

It's only a surprise if you don't watch sports.

Brutus

Just shows how unpredictable this team is . Of course we are all delighted for PL and Dicko. But we are crying out for leadership in the form of a consistent midfield general who can gee the team up on off days . How can we lose to Wigan Burton and Bristol . Still Marshall had been a great buy and if PL is supported this Summer we should be on the way . Why aren't we being told the truth about Costa ?

wolf4ever

Hope I'm wrong but I don't think you'll see Costa in a Wolves shirt again.

Farmer Ted

Brutus, Both Jeff Shi and Laurie Dalrymple have thoroughly explained the situation. Are you saying they are lying?

Most football fans understand the reality of the game.

Sir Billy Quiet

Costa is injured? It's as simple as that. His not leaving this summer.

Carry on believing the rumours and lies if you want to, it will keep you busy all summer.......

Shewolf1943

Well I deserve a big slap as I thought we would get mullered today. Shows what I know, so back to the kitchen where I belong. Well done lads.

CAROLINA WOLF

I'll bet that's one heck of a kitchen then.

sue

I was told once to go and do me pots and pans.Ha ha got to laugh ain't ya......

chris h

Po' Boy by Bob Dylan

'Man came to the door, I say 'for whom are you looking'

He says' your wife'. I say 'SHE is busy in the kitchen cookin'.'

Black Country Wanderer

Yes this crazy season continues to confound everyone

I admit I gave us very little chance here after the last couple of capitulations,yet again to be proved gratefully wrong

I winced a little to see Savilles name on the sheet again,but to be fair he gave us more balance in midfield,and Saiss looked far more comfortable,even Edwards was back to life in patches

Williamson and Stearman did what they do best,no nonsense,total effort,old fashioned centre halves,whether that will be enough for either of them to remain here is another question,but for today just brilliant

I think just about everyone seemed up for it today,and that's all we ask,win, lose or draw just play the best you can

We could easily have been 2/3 up at half time ,again the curse of the strikers seem to be here till the end

Typical back to the wall stuff second half,but this time everyone worked hard, and very few mistakes,no great skill, but bags of effort and heart

There still needs a total clear out,but for now we can all take a deep breath and sort the shorts and tee shirts out,we all need a break

sue

You can't beat good old fashioned centre halves.

West Park

Always great to beat Leeds..were safe now so summer is the big deal for us..need quality and deadwood gone..

Gallagher & Abraham be a good shout

Plus two or three quality midfields..

What's actually happened to Costa ??

Rumours going around but any facts ??

Well done Wolves today..

The Bilston Wolf

Please Please Please can anybody out there tell me why it is that we always do well

against teams above us yet can't do bugger all against teams below us in this god forsaken

league. It has been the same conundrum for years now surely somebody somewhere must have an answer.

I was expecting a good hiding this afternoon at Elland Road after the last two performances but once again they go and win against the odds.

What it is to be a Wolves fan eh, oh well at least we are mathematically safe now and can look forward to another season in this league.

Onwards and upwards......

WolvesGuru

Surprise win?

Everything pointed to a Leeds win?

Who wrote this article? I and probably most Wolves fans, based on recent performances and results, would have predicted this win...No surprises at all.

Well done lads, onwards and upwards to next season.

Hednesfordwolves

How wrong can you be? I looked at the team selected and thought no way will we win with that team!! Its been a strange season for Wolves- ups and downs. Lets hope next season will be better. Hopefully we will have more ups for the supporters with better players coming into the team.

AucklandKiwiWolf

Well done Wolves!It sounds like they deserved the win.Now that they are mathematically safe Wolves can play without fear for the last few games.Hopefully changes will be made sooner than later for next season.

CAROLINA WOLF

"It's a strange game this footie"

tamworthwolves

Will somebody tell me how that team PL put out won today? Yet again I tutted at the line up, no Cav, Costa, Evans. Stearman back in and Dicko's turn to wonder around the pitch.

And yet again PL gets it right when you least expect it. Congratulations to him, the team and to the loyal fans who travelled.

Only Wolves can do this to us!

UTW

The Flying Winger

Well I suppose knowing our club we could have written the script and put a bet on us winning, we had two poor games, a Keeper who couldn't stop goals a FB who had lost the art of defending, a CB who only plays the odd game a C.F. still struggling for goals etc, etc.

Great win nerves settled no relegation Dicko scoring Again, Stearman brilliant game what more would you expect.

Lambert has the knack of pulling something out of the fire, I really thought we would go to the last game and scrape home, Jeff Shi justified in appointing him.

So pleased for the travelling supporters and all fans this afternoon huge relief.

Now over to Fosun and Jeff Shi WWFC expect.

WolfPad

Excellent win - well done lads and now secured for next season in the Championship.

Forever Wolves!!!

ELDERVO

Is this result really that unexpected ? Several changes made, re-introducing a number of players that could be seen as playing for their futures at Wolves. So what does that (and other similar surprising results eg N'castle, Stoke, L'pool, Barnsley etc ) tell us ?

The players we have can do it when motivated and put together as a group correctly. That doesn't mean there is only one option but potentially a number of combinations that will and has worked when pitted against a given, specific opposition. In other words get the team selection right, get the tactics right and motivate the players right and we do have the potential to get results and with players many dismiss as only being average league one quality. So what does that tell us ?

Well it tells me that the person whose job it is to decide what formation we play, what game plan they play to and how those chosen players are prepared tactically and mentally (targeted to achieve a result against a specific opposition) is failing.

No one can expect to win every game but it's the win ratio that the aforementioned person achieves that success or failure depends on. Is it really all down to the quality of the players we have at Wolves? Personally I don't think so. Yes we need better, but to get that right, first you need to get it right at the top.

Farmer Ted

Eldervo, You can't help yourself can you? Why didn't you save yourself ...and us!...a lot of time and just type "In case nobody's noticed, I don't like Lambert"

Have you noticed Gianfranco Zola is now available. Why don't you start a campaign to bring him in?

ELDERVO

Ok then Ted you tell me why you think Lambert will take us forward and why these players can do it some of the time and look dreadful at other times.

Do you think that sometimes the players want to play and sometimes they don't ?

Do you think that sometimes they have the quality then lose it for a bit and then regain it magically?

Do you think that Lambert sometimes has a calculated materplan that works and at other times appears clueless ? or do you think that occasionally he stumbles on the right combitation of players against the right type of opposition playing just the right tactics and by luck rather than design it works.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on why this happens all too seldom and why Lambert cannot repwat it often enough to show it is any more than luck.

You may not agree with what I say but I give reasons why I think the way I do... you should try it sometime.

Why Zola? that just proves you have no grasp of what I've been saying.

Hong Kong Pete

I was not at game but from the report an excellent win and Nouha taking his opportunity to score from a class through ball by Marshall.

Defence held well it will be interesting to read posts from those who were at the game, my own opinion was why Williamson had not been used recently with his experience, overall the squad all performed today well done and well done all those loyal supporters who travelled.

lambwolf

Just can't understand why Williamson hasn't been played more often instead of sitting on the bench.

Well done Wolves

Sigmund Fried

I can't, at the moment, see any other comments but I can't be the only one to think what the !$¥*? when team was announced. Am now eating very humble pie. Well done to one and all.

Thomas

You're not the only one. Me too.

Mountain Wolf

So pleased to have predicted wrongly. Well done, lads.

Not Convinced

congrats , a rocky season has not ended in disaster

there is hope for williamson , saville and evans

one tweet questioned why saville was picked before price - here's the answer :

since price was dropped after the rotherham game we have won 5/7 matches , 71 %

before that price played in 15 league matches , won 5 , lost 7 , win rate 33% which you might discover is relegation form .

Sigmund Fried

Not Convinced - There's me being happy and everything and you have to go and suggest that Saville might be around next season !!!!

Not Convinced

saville played a part today before being subbed , he played in the wins v stoke and l'pool , he has been a useful sub , he is better than price , so dont knock the lad .

Woodsetton wolf

Not convinced....Here you go again with your ludicrous stats...you really are dimmer than a forty watt low energy lightbulb.

According to you because Jack has not played in the last seven games we have clocked up 15 points. If we then extrapolate that points total over 46 games we would have been automatically promoted with 98 points...that poor lad has got a lot to answer for!

Prior to the last 7 games Jack played in 18 games and we gained 25 points which if you again extrapolate over 46 games is equal to 64 points...I think if you study the table you will see that this is not'relegation form' but is mid table. I point out these errors on your part to try and stop you looking a bigger prat than usual but I fear it is a lost cause.

Just so that you know, our Jack is not responsible for the build up of weapons in North Korea either...so just rejoice in us staying up and give him a break.

Not Convinced

actualy you are totally wrong :

last 7 matches without price - won 5

league matches with price 15 - won 5 , lost 7 , drawn 3

- I was expecting this nuclear attack from you so I worked it out match for match using a wolves programme , so off .

Not Convinced

I have only included league matches - 15 games - 18 points

the only stats that interest me are games won , drawn or lost

I am not interested in the number of 2 yard sideway passes - only a complete idiot who knows s nothing about football and has no other interests in a very very sad life would bother themselves with these meaningless stats

Woodsetton wolf

Not Convinced...you'd better go back to your play box and look at your programmes again.

Just based on games started the figures are as follows:-

Wins. Draws. Losses % wins. Points/game.

Price. 6. 3. 7. 37.5. 1.3.

Saville. 3. 3. 7. 23. 0.9

So what point were you trying to make in comparing Price's contribution to Saville's....we'd all love to know.

Woodsetton wolf

NC....just to put the matter to bed....with Jack's points per game tally we would end up with 60 points=Survival.

With young George's tally our points total would be 42= Relegation. All of which goes to prove that you are talking a load of drivel. I think that is a shame because in matters 'non Jack' you often make some good and valid points and I hope you will now be able to cleanse yourself of your unhealthy obsession.

Not Convinced

woodie - face the simple facts - since price was dropped , we have looked mostly a different team ;

it remains my opinion that had price remained in the team we would have been relegated ;

you say price has played in 6 wins , I said it was 5 - I will need to check ;

I admit I have not checked the saville stats but on a day when he played and we clocked a good win , I was annoyed that someone should have a go at him ;

hopefully price will be moved on but honestly I cant see another team wanting to take him - saisse and marshall seemed to do ok in midfield and I regret questioning marshalls lack of fitness - he look slimmer and fitter than anyone now !

Wolvereeeen

We've won every game that stearman has played in since the Birmingham defeat!

If dicko had scored at the rate he has in the last 4 games he'd have 22 this season.

If hause made as many goalie clearances as he did in the 5 minute cameo yesterday he'd have made 18, Yesterday!

If a manager was as fixated upon one individual player as one fan is for the reason for everything wrong with the ever-alternating team that has been wolves this season, he'd be bonkers, because a good manager looks at the whole picture.

Woodsetton wolf

Not Convinced...less you forget the'2 yard sideways pass' is your phrase..you invented it and you spew it out at least three times a week.

You are right to be interested in games won, drawn or lost..in case you missed it Saville's record is 3 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses giving a 23% win rate.

Price may leave in the close season...with 'supporters ' like you he may well be best out of it. Your claim that 'no other club will want him' just illustrates the juvenile level to which you have taken the debate, so best leave it there.

chris h

Woods, Jesus I have not needed to extrapolate since I joined the ranks of the retired. But is Jack to blame for BREXIT and our inevitable future economic woes, that is the question. That one was for Mardygit.

The Flying Winger

W w, I just don't get it what is that all about he never stops, all players have contributed in their own way some better than others, we have managed to day to confirm our status for next season that's the only star that matters.

We can now relax and enjoy the last games whatever the result, Dicko now to keep banging in the goals,

sue

FW-he never stops indeed.he's obsessed with his hated of Price don't get it,he tells somebody not to knock Saville pot and kettle come to mind.

Kaiwolves

Fantastic win now start to build for next season 4-5 new signings of good quality and get rid of the dead wood please MR Lambert.

sue

Well well well who'd have thought it.well done lads.Love the Wolves.

Not Convinced

sue - I dont hate the guy nor do I love george saville ; I am a wolves fan and I am happy that we have stayed up with something to spare and whether you like it or not , price being dropped for the last 7 matches is connected , so give me a break . (sorry I was proved to be right )

Tomwolf

While I felt sorry that Danny was out injured, I wasn't disappointed that Hause was rested. As I feel the two replacements Stearman and Williamson are the best pairing of CH's we have, as both are far more experienced and both can play their way out of defence with the ball at their feet therefore are much better than the other two with the ball. I only hope we keep both players next season and are the first pairing along with Danny. I would like to see them play as a back Three with two wing-backs. It was good to see Dicko score what was the winning goal. I still say give him the pre-season which he missed next season then judge him on his goals at then end of next season after his lengthy lay off. An excellent three points today and a huge congratulations to Dave Edwards on his 300th appearance for Wolves.

yampyman

Oh Glory, Lambert plays 4-4-2 at last, and WE WIN!. We can only hope he carries on with this formation.

tamworthwolves

Blackburn at home next, who's brave enough to put a tenner on a home win?

Target reached for PL this season, now to build on quality and consistency for next season.

ELDERVO

I suspect that Pl's target when he was appointed was play off's ... not surviving relegation.

tamworthwolves

Agreed with initial target when putting pen to paper for his appointment but then reality of the crap on and off the pitch to sort out would have changed that wish.

YozzaMadden

2 strikers ( that score )

1 hard knock midfielder

1 quality CH

And maybe a known goalie and I think we'll have what we need to push on for a playoff shot.

Sigmund Fried

Yozza - don't forget a left back and a couple of creative midfielders

Black Country Wanderer

Yeah and a RB, a couple of wingers and another CB,oh that's a new team isn't it?

I was joking,but then again..............

derbyshirewolf

I was at the game today, and,frustrating and inconsistent as Wolves have been this season, there were some really encouraging signs to be observed. E.g..:-

1)Romain Saiss,, not loved by many,showed that, tough as he has found this unforgiving league,he could be a class act,especially at a higher level. He covered opposition moves, and read the game well, and deserves more praise than he gets.

2)Ben Marshall,when in possession, looked superior to everyone else on the pitch.People say he lacks pace, but he has quick feet, and an even quicker brain. He is calm in possession, and his pass for Dicko's run and goal was sublime.

Much planning must go into next season, but there is much to be encouraged by.

Farmer Ted

Well I got it right...okay, maybe it was a bit of wishful thinking, but this frustrating Wolves side have done it before, haven't they? Well done to the players that came in, from the sound of it the back four (and Lonegan) played well. Just got to catch the Villa and that'll do me for this very disappointing season.

LordToffinghamOfTettenhall

*disopointing

Sir Billy Quiet

Just got back from Leeds.

Backs to the wall second half performance but if Costa or Cav had been playing we would have run out easy winners.

We all need to get used to Lambert rotating players. The outrage on Twitter when the team was announced was amusing.

If Leeds are such a 'massive' club how come they can't sell out for a Bank Holiday game when they are in a play off position?

sylvain2u

great result

after the brighton game many posted saying we were miles away from the top 6 sides.

that we cannot win games without Costa.......

While i beleived brighton are a better side currently i did not think we were that far behind

We lost the game because of silly mistakes we made in possession and in defence.

The fact is we have struggled at home for a while now and the best performances have been away

The changes made in defence were crucial today. Williamson is the best defender and organiser in the squad and stearman is probably more consistent than batth and hause. I dont think we would have won with those 2 at the back at the moment because they make silly mistakes.

At home i still think we need Iorfa to play because we struggle to break teams down and his is far more attacking than coady

Forzawolves

Well done Paul lambert and the lads in old gold, villa, brum, wba, Coventry, all lost.."....and we beat Leeds back to the seventies.......

Have a cheeky

Bet on wolves replacing Brighton

Next season. Utw

wanderer in eire

I will keep reiterating that PL needs to be given a full season and the owners need to show complete faith in him.

Win lose or draw he has to be of the knowledge that the owners and fans are right behind him.

In recent years I have been rightly critical of our managers especially in the 3 m's era.

All fans must remember that over the last decade we have always been unpredictable when it as come to win lose or drawing and dyeing the same period our better results have been away from home.

This was also the case in the 3 seasons we spent in the premiership.

I am certain given time PL will find a solution to this predicament but we as wolves fans need to behind the team no matter what occurs on the field next season. So please all fans let's try it for the whole season next season to be positive always at home.

No booing etcthat is all the fans need to heed and leave the rest to PL and his judgement.

For example the Williamson debate PL is also able to see that he played v well by all accounts so if he decides not to play him next game we have to take it that Williamson is not able to play that game.

PL would not play him because he wants to be tinkerman it's down to his training and how he feels in terms of how Williamson feels in relation to his body.

wanderer in eire

One thing PL has proved and we all have harped on about over the past few years is give form players chances and he has certainly done that by bringing in players from u23's and it also seems that he does not have favourites like so many managers of ours did previously .

So come on and look at what he is doing and if left to continue with our support PL will be a success .

Ye Olde South Bank

Top stuff, Wolves, and congratulations to Mr. Lambert for securing our safety.

Not sure I'd agree that it's the "surprise win" that the Exp & Star seem to think it is. Just look at our fine away record this season that includes victories at Stoke, Liverpool, Brentford, Fulham, Newcastle...and, now, Leeds. Personally, I always thought that our boys had a decent chance of pulling it off, especially given the pressure on Leeds to perform at Elland Road.

Nice to see both the centre-back and up-front pairings paying off. Now, if only we could get our home form as sorted....

Sir Billy Quiet

YOSB - we are seeing a pattern with Lambert where he knows how to play against teams that are at home and expected to attack us - we have seen it many times at Molineux when teams come 'shut up shop' and nick a winner.

Leeds are not that great a side, in reality with Costa and Cav available we would have run out easy winners.

The trick for next season is getting the home form right, it is going to require players on the pitch that can work out how to unlock packed defenses. Marshall is a great addition to improve that area.

I love the fact that Lambert is saying we need experienced players - Chris Martin would be a great addition to start with.....

yampyman

Let's hope that it is not lost on the manager that by playing two up front we can actually win a match by a forward scoring a goal and with our two best and most experienced centre-backs we can also keep a clean sheet. It's not rocket science, but I bet he won't be able to resist the urge to change the formation and/or personnel for the next match. No, PL does not convince me-we should have dumped him and gone for Gary Rowett as soon as he became available, whatever the cost in compensation.

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