Wolves 1 Everton 2 - Player ratings

Joe Edwards rates the players after Wolves' disappointing Premier League run continued with a loss to Everton.

Morgan Gibbs-White of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)
Morgan Gibbs-White of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

Rui Patricio

Could not really do anything about either of the Toffees' goals. Let down by poor marking in front of him. 6

Nelson Semedo

Bright going forward but also, more importantly, continues to look weak defensively.

Caught underneath the ball before Digne pulled it back to Iwobi for the opener. 5

Conor Coady

Saw Iwobi's shot deflect off him as it found the bottom corner.

Made a superb block to deny the Nigerian in the second half, but Everton got their winner pretty much straight afterwards. 6

Romain Saiss

Out-jumped by Keane for the winner in the closing stages. Has a bit of a tendency to lose those crucial aerial battles in the box. 5

Rayan Ait-Nouri

Did brilliantly to outpace Doucoure and fire the ball across goal for Neves to volley in for the equaliser. Superb attacking play.

Had some very good moments on the front foot but Iwobi had some joy against him, too. 7

Ruben Neves

Wolves' best player, without a doubt. Finally got a goal from inside the box, aside from penalties, and went close another couple of times from long range.

Was the one player really trying to force another leveller towards the end. It was to no avail, of course, but Neves put in another strong showing. 8

Leander Dendoncker

Missed a decent chance in the first half and also failed to connect properly with a header in the second half.

Plenty of running but needs a goal soon. 6

Joao Moutinho

The veteran was pretty quiet for most of the evening before being taken off for Vitinha. 5

Morgan Gibbs-White

Moved the ball with good intensity in the first 45 but, as to be expected given he is only just coming back from injury, ran out of steam. 6

Fabio Silva

Another disappointing night for the youngster. Looked hungry in the first half and forced a decent save from Pickford but was not involved at all after the break.

Unsurprisingly replaced by Cutrone for the last quarter of an hour. 5

Pedro Neto

The victim of a cynical foul from Doucoure, Neto gritted his teeth and carried on.

Could not fault his effort but the visitors did a pretty good job of containing him in the end. 6


Ki-Jana Hoever (for Gibbs-White, 64)

Playing further forward, the Dutchman did OK. 6

Patrick Cutrone (for Silva, 78)

Needs a bit longer to be assessed properly. Will be interesting to see if he starts against Albion. 6

Vitinha (for Moutinho, 86)


Not used: Ruddy (gk), Kilman, Richards, Lonwijk, Shabani, Corbeanu

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