A performance that was deserving of a loss as it often tends to be when Wolves face off the sides that are struggling in the bottom half of the table. Although the penalty that was awarded and converted by Sheffield was very debatable the same as the penalty awarded in the last matchday vs Newcastle.
Lack of firepower
Not terrible in the first half but we never managed to pull the trigger as we looked like we wanted to walk the ball into the net. You could see why Sheffield United sit last in the table as so much space was left in behind, especially on the right-hand side where Nelson Semedo and Hwang Hee-Chan were pushing forward on so many occasions but without much real threat or final product in the end.
Different story with Neto
Unfortunately for us, we will have to do without Pedro Neto for a few more games at best as he recovers from his hamstring injury. Still, you do have to think that had Neto not picked up his injury in the previous fixture, the score and the performance would have most likely been a lot different in this game as he would have had a field day with his pace and dribbling against the Sheffield defenders.
Shocking decisions continue
Another matchday and yet another shocking decision that goes against us, it seems to be the running theme of this season and not only as similar has happened to us in the previous season. Who knows if we will get another apology once again, one table we top for sure but that is meaningless as apologies equate to nothing and the decisions by the referees continue to cost us points along the road. Mistakes are human, everyone makes them but not to this extent as they are repeated and the VAR which is there for these exact reasons is never used effectively.
Non-existent penalty given aside, the performance shown in the second half was deserving of a loss as the team was disjointed, taking too many touches and losing possession far too easily, also there was never really any threat at all going forward when we managed to regain possession and attack the Sheffield goal.
Bellegarde to start in the upcoming fixtures.
With a lovely strike inside the box, we thought he was our saviour as he produced the goods and we all thought we would be heading home at the very least with one point a piece, but it wasn’t to be.
In my opinion, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde is the man who should be replacing the injured Pedro Neto for the upcoming fixtures as he is much more of a threat compared to the other options and doesn’t force us to change formations or styles of play too much as he is the player that comes as close to Neto that we have as options in the squad.