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Wolves Fans' Verdict v Norwich: An easy win

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Our Wolves supporters share their thoughts on the comfortable 3-0 victory over Norwich at Molineux.

Diogo Jota scored a brace and Raul Jimenez got the other for Wolves (AMA)

Matt Cooper (Talking Wolves)

Reaction to the Result

Never mind getting out of first gear, we didn’t even get out of neutral. We should be hammering teams like Norwich and it’s good to see us putting a lesser team to bed - unlike last season. Jota’s season starts here but imagine if he could start a season the way he finishes one? An easy win.

Man of the Match

I suppose you have to give Jota MOTM as he looks to have turned a corner and found real form. I just hope it continues. He was unplayable in spells.

Something to Improve

No real points for improvement. Norwich are dreadful and Wolves did what they needed to.

Clive Smith

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Reaction to the Result

It is rare for Wolves to have such a comfortable game. The biggest challenge was keeping the sun out of the eyes. After a lacklustre start we turned on some stylish passing supported by a midfield eager to win the ball back as often as required. The work rate in the centre made up for the occasional lack of width. The confident version of Jota is always a delight and he made his two tap in goals look comfortable. The body language and touch of Jimenez is just a shade below normal, but hopefully the way he hammered his tap in will improve his mood.

Man of the Match

Hard to knock anyone. Doherty and Jonny looked full of attacking intent, the centre halves had a comfortable clean sheet. In midfield we had a great work-rate, clever passing and they looked totally in command. Jota's two goals and an assist gets him MOTM.

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Something to Improve

A ruthless streak. We will never score nine unless we keep our foot on the gas.

Adam Virgo

Reaction to the Result

A brilliant result in an amazing week for everyone involved. Wolves didn’t even have to play that well and it was still a comfortable 3-0 win. Norwich started the game better than we did but once we got the first, their heads dropped and the game became easier for us. Hopefully we can take this confidence into this week against Espanyol and Spurs, keeping some key players fresh for Sunday’s game.

Man of the Match

Jota was fantastic again. Very unlucky to not score back-to-back hat tricks, however it was good for Jimenez to get on the scoresheet again. The first finish from Jota was composed and his second was great work from Saiss but in a central forward position, Jota plays the role brilliantly and is always in the box for chances like that. Boly and Saiss are a very big reason why we’ve kept four consecutive clean sheets, nothing is getting past either of them currently.

Something to Improve

Not really much to improve, four clean sheets in a row and seven goals scored in the last two, albeit against teams bottom of their domestic leagues but we still had to perform and score the goals we did. We just don’t want to let complacency set in because otherwise we’ll get caught out. It’ll probably be a weakened side on Thursday but I still hope we can win the game and keep another clean sheet as it helps for confidence and consistency.

Rob Cartwright

Reaction to the Result

A very satisfying performance and result. I don’t think we really needed to get into top gear and after taking the lead, the result was never in doubt. I’m sounding like a broken record, but the game and atmosphere inside the stadium was spoiled by VAR, once more. This is pivotal, as this isn’t when a decision goes against your team which affects the result; this is when two decisions go in your favour and you win the game. Fans are simply not celebrating goals like we used to. Rather, we have a muted celebration while waiting for the inevitable delay while Stockley Park look every which way to disallow the goal. We were 1-0 up and then 2-0 up, yet it didn’t feel like we were. Without emotion and spontaneity the game is dead. VAR is driving the nails into football’s coffin.

Man of the Match

Jota continued where he left off on Thursday night. A livewire throughout, he took his goals well and very nearly got another hat-trick. Nuno changed formation and brought Dendoncker back into midfield. This was a great move following the game at Carrow Road in December. Dendoncker did not let him down. Neves and Moutinho are both right on the ball. A Neves free kick was pushed onto the bar by the keeper. Saiss has been magnificent and was the provider for the second goal. The difference Boly makes is clear for all to see. We just don’t look like conceding.

Something to Improve

We are hitting top form as we approach the business end of the season. The injuries have cleared up and we have the luxury of a very strong bench, with game-changers in reserve. It will be important to use the whole squad as we balance Premier League and Europa League.

Russ Evers (Hatherton Wolves)

Reaction to the Result

A canter in the unexpected afternoon sunshine. Whilst never being anywhere near our best, we had more than enough to dispatch a very poor Norwich side who showed us why they are bottom of the league. Even allowing for the poor opposition on display, it is easy to see the confidence that gives us a building block in any game – four consecutive clean sheets since the return of Boly, Jota having discovered his prowess in front of goal, and Raul getting the bit of luck that could start a late season goal rush.

Man of the Match

Whilst at times this was all too easy, Jota was almost unplayable and gets my MOTM.

Something to Improve

Not a lot again – a week including home wins of 4-0 and 3-0 cannot be sniffed at!

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

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