NUFC player ratings vs Wolves – One 8, a 7.5, two 7s, three 6s, several 5s and a few 4s

In an exciting game for neutral fans at Molineux, the match ended in a 2-2 draw between our team and Wolves. Our side appeared fatigued at times and will be disappointed to have surrendered their lead on two occasions. All things considered, it’s a respectable result, considering the injuries, exhaustion, the challenging week they’ve just experienced, and the fact that Wolves had better scoring opportunities.

Here’s a recap of the player ratings from last night’s match:

1. Nick Pope – Rating: 4

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Nick Pope had a poor performance, particularly for both of Wolves’ goals. His decision to punch the ball instead of catching it led to Wolves’ equalizer, which has been a recurring issue for him lately. His positioning was off for the first Wolves goal, and overall, he struggled in this game despite his superb performance midweek.

2. Kieran Trippier – Rating: 4

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Kieran Trippier had one of his worst games for the club. He frequently gave the ball away, seemed uncomfortable in the match, and didn’t meet his usual standards in tackling. He was also booked for a cynical foul in the second half, leading to suggestions that he might need a rest in the upcoming midweek match against Manchester United.

3. Jamaal Lascelles – Rating: 6

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Jamaal Lascelles had a decent defensive performance, making several crucial tackles. However, it was evident that Trippier wasn’t entirely comfortable playing the ball back to the skipper from the defense. While Lascelles has improved on the ball and appears more composed at times, Wolves’ pressure forced them into errors. He was booked late in the game for fouling a Wolves attacker. It’s suggested that he should be more involved in attacking set pieces, given his dominance in the air.

4. Fabian Schar – Rating: 8

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Fabian Schar was the standout player in a game marked by many poor performances. He excelled in both tackling and passing throughout the match and played a dominant role. He also won the penalty for the second goal. While he missed a great scoring opportunity in the second half, he almost created a goal for Longstaff with a superb dinked pass and executed several well-timed sliding tackles to prevent Wolves from breaking clear.

5. Dan Burn – Rating: 5

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Dan Burn had a challenging game as Pedro Neto posed problems for him throughout the match. He looked off pace, received a booking after multiple fouls, and was beaten by Hwang for their second goal. It’s suggested that he might need some rest in the upcoming match against Manchester United.

6. Bruno Guimaraes – Rating: 7

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Bruno Guimaraes put in a quality performance in the first half, controlling the game, breaking up play, and making penetrative passes. However, his performance faded in the second half, much like many of his teammates. He missed a good chance in the first half and was slightly weak in the tackle in the build-up to Hwang’s equalizer.

7. Sean Longstaff – Rating: 5

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Sean Longstaff struggled to find his rhythm in this match and had a relatively quiet performance. His passing accuracy was inconsistent, and he appeared fatigued. He missed a decent chance early in the game and received a booking for dissent in the closing stages.

8. Joelinton – Rating: 7

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Joelinton delivered a much-improved performance compared to his previous match against Dortmund. He actively contributed in midfield, displaying good transitional play. He battled through the fatigue in the second half and appeared sharper after a lackluster display in the midweek match.

9. Miguel Almiron – Rating: 6

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Miguel Almiron showcased exceptional energy levels, particularly in the second half. He worked tirelessly across the pitch and put in a solid defensive performance. However, he faced challenges in making a significant impact in the attacking phase.

10. Callum Wilson – Rating: 7.5

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Callum Wilson displayed a moment of brilliance with his improvised finish for the first goal, and he converted a penalty, albeit not perfectly. However, he had limited effectiveness in open play and completed just five passes. Despite this, he left the match with two goals, moving him up the all-time Premier League goalscorers list for the club. Concerns about his fitness were raised, considering the upcoming schedule.

11. Anthony Gordon – Rating: 6

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Anthony Gordon didn’t have his best afternoon but showed flashes of brilliance. He had mixed success against the speedy Semedo, and his cross led to Sa’s mistake, which allowed Wilson to score the opener. He seemed fatigued in the second half and could have released the ball sooner on occasion.


Joe Willock – Rating: 5
Joe Willock didn’t have a significant impact on the game and is still in the process of regaining full fitness. It’s encouraging to see him back, especially with upcoming matches against Manchester United and Arsenal.

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