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Wolves 1 Slovan Bratislava 0 – Europa League player ratings

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Joe Edwards rates the players as Wolves score late on to beat Slovan Bratislava 1-0 in the Europa League.

Joao Moutinho of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

Rui Patricio

A clean sheet for the Portuguese who made a couple of routine saves. 7

Leander Dendoncker

Did well to slide and intercept a low cross from Sporar in the first half, and looked solid throughout. 7

Conor Coady

Sporar is a lively striker, as seen in the reverse fixture, but Coady managed to keep him pretty quiet. 7

Max Kilman

This was only Kilman's fifth senior start. There was absolutely no hint of nervousness about his play, though. Defended well throughout and displayed composure on the ball. Based on what we have seen so far, the former futsal star could have a very bright future ahead of him. 8

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Matt Doherty

Forced a fine save from Greif with a clever flick and raced up and down the right flank. 7

Joao Moutinho

Moutinho was the one who found Doherty for that chance with a typically exceptional lofted pass to the far post, and he kept things ticking over nicely. 7

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Ruben Neves

Denied from the spot with what Nuno called a bad penalty, but Neves imposed himself in the final third again, which was good to see. 7

Ruben Vinagre

Pushed forward with his usual vigour and was not tested all that much on the back foot. 7

Adama Traore

Gave De Marco a very tough time early on and ended up getting an assist, with his cross finding Jimenez – albeit via a deflection. 7

Raul Jimenez

Wolves are lucky to have this man. Jimenez never gives up and got his 12th goal of the season, from only 22 games, as he coolly headed home in added-on time. His strength of character, scoring minutes after inadvertently injuring Bajric, is fantastic. 8

Pedro Neto

Always wanted to get on the ball and won the penalty but lacked end product, as shown by a poor cross which went out for a goal-kick just before he was taken off. 6

Subs

Patrick Cutrone (for Neto, 69)

As ever, the Italian worked hard but did not really get into the game. 6

Jonny Castro Otto (for Vinagre, 90+7)

N/A

Ryan Bennett (for Traore, 90+10)

N/A

Subs not used: Ruddy (gk), Vallejo, Saiss, Perry

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

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