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Bully: Great to see Wolves rediscover their best

I thought we saw Wolves return to their very best form against Sheffield United in what was a really impressive performance.


They dominated from the first kick to the last and there was only one winner.

It was one of the best displays of the season so far and with that atmosphere it was just a great evening at Molineux.

Wolves were doing this to teams a few months ago and I’m sure some people thought it wouldn’t be like that in the second half of the season, it might become more of a slog.

It looked like that was the case after Christmas when they went off the boil a bit, by their standards. But they’ve come through that spell and arguably on Saturday they exceeded what they were doing towards the start of the campaign.

We owed Sheffield United one after they beat us earlier in the season.

This time we kept Leon Clarke quiet and it was a comprehensive win.

The first two goals... come on, they were just crazy.

The Ruben Neves strike was a bit of a dream – yes they gave him a bit of space but he’s picked out the top corner and stuck the ball there. He’s 25 yards out and it’s like he’s chipped into a dustbin. He makes it look easy.

We know what he can do, his quality is there week after week and the other players have complete faith in him. He’s a world-class talent and I’m sure clubs are going to be interested in him in the summer.

If no-one snaps him up then Wolves will be keeping hold of a quality, quality player.

Then the second goal, a brilliant team move, it was in the style of Barcelona and showed the team’s true class.

Both of the goals were absolutely superb.

While it’s the goals and the attacking play that we all talk about, the other end of the pitch is just as important.

As a striker it’s great for them to know they don’t normally have to score three to win a game because the defence is so solid, it takes that bit of pressure


They’ve kept 17 clean sheets in 30 matches which is


And they’re so clinical at the other end that sometimes they only need one chance to win the game.

It’s the sign of any good team and you have to praise the manager for making them so organised and hard to beat.