Sheffield United 1 Wolves 0 – Player ratings

Joe Edwards assesses the players as Wolves fall to a frustrating 1-0 loss at Sheffield United.

Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers reacts after being fouled (AMA)
Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers reacts after being fouled (AMA)

Rui Patricio

Beaten by Egan's header right at the death. Did not do anything wrong but did not make any outstanding saves either. 6

Willy Boly

Followed up an unsure performance against Arsenal with another shaky display. A clear example was when Sharp easily turned past him at the start of the second half. Really out of character for him. 5

Conor Coady

A vocal presence throughout. Not his best game either, with some passes going astray, but made a few blocks. 6

Romain Saiss

Not standing out like he did before the break. Just could do with kicking things up a gear. 5

Matt Doherty

United's wing-backs were more lively than Wolves'. Doherty had some bright moments but they were few and far between. 6

Joao Moutinho

Arsenal was his worst performance of the season and although he was certainly better than that, he still did not do a great deal. 6

Ruben Neves

Had a sharp first half and rattled the crossbar with a lovely free-kick, but his impact waned in the second as Wolves struggled to get up the pitch. 6

Jonny Castro Otto

Tough night for the Spaniard. Baldock was so busy down the right and Otto struggled to deal with him, as well as the overlapping Basham. 5

Adama Traore

Deserves credit for carrying on having dislocated his shoulder for a fourth time this season. Caused one or two moments of panic but nothing sustained. 6

Raul Jimenez

Wolves' No.9 was barely involved yet again. Lovely flick for Jota in the first half but nothing aside from that. 5

Diogo Jota

Showed glimpses of quality in the first period with his direct running which got United on the back foot. Unfortunately, he could not carry it on in the second half. 6


Leander Dendoncker (for Traore, 79)

A defensive change which did not work. 5

Not used: Ruddy (gk), Kilman, Vinagre, Buur, Jordao, Gibbs-White, Podence, Campana

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