Wolves 0 Brighton 0 - Player ratings

We rate the players from Wolves' 0-0 draw with Brighton.

Players of Wolverhampton Wanderers huddle. (AMA)
Players of Wolverhampton Wanderers huddle. (AMA)

Rui Patricio

The Wolves goalkeeper and opposite number Mat Ryan could probably have taken the afternoon off, such was the lack of action in either goalmouth.

Didn’t have a serious shot to save over the course of the 90 minutes, though his handling was assured when required. 6

Willy Boly

A solid enough performance from the centre-back who will be have experienced greater tests this season.

Created one of the game’s rare chances with a long ball which Adam Webster failed to cut out, leading to Raul Jimenez firing a volley into the stanchion. 6

Conor Coady

There could be few complaints about the Wolves captain’s defending over the course of the 90 minutes. But this was a day when his long-range passing, so often the starting point for attacks, was a little off-kilter.

Not a bad performance. Not a great one either. 6

Romain Saiss

The pick of the Wolves backline and on a day of few chances, perhaps the entire team too.

Strong in the challenge when he bumped Maupay away from the ball during a rare moment of first-half alarm for the hosts. Booked but generally on his game. 7

Matt Doherty

Looked to push forward early on and then again late on following the introduction of Traore but struggled to have much of an influence in attacking areas.

Coped well enough defensively with what little Brighton threw Wolves’ way. 5

Leander Dendoncker

Started brightly enough, creating an early shooting chance for Jota when he burst out of midfield and caught Brighton’s defence napping.

Sent the last chance of the match over the bar in stoppage time as Wolves desperately searched for a winner. 5

Ruben Neves

Made a promising start but was ultimately unable to continue his excellent recent form on a day when he never really found his rhythm.

A second-half pass searching for Jimenez and Jota, which ultimately picked out neither, rather summed up both his and Wolves’ day. 5

Joao Moutinho

Another member of the Wolves midfielder who struggled to find too much in the way of rhythm and was, by his own high standards, rather wasteful in possession.

Struggled to find his range with set pieces too. A few nice touches but generally disappointing. 5

Ruben Vinagre

Made a lively start, delivering a dangerous cross which Lewis Dunk was forced to head behind for a corner under the attentions of Raul Jimenez.

Showed plenty of willing but lacked quality when it really mattered and his final ball was inconsistent at best. 5

Raul Jimenez

Poked an early shot hurriedly wide but then nearly woke the crowd up with a first-half volley which crashed against the stanchion at the back of the goal.

Did manage to register Wolves’ only shot on target but he was one of several key men who looked off their game. 5

Diogo Jota

Looked a player full of confidence with his willingness to run with the ball but, on this occasion, the end product was lacking.

Saw one first-half effort blocked and then picked out Ruben Neves on the edge of the box for what, in the context of the match, was a big chance. 5


Adama Traore 6 (for Neves, 64), Daniel Podence 5 (for Jota, 74)

Subs not used: Jordao, Neto, Kilman, Buur, Ruddy (gk).

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