MANAGER’S SYSTEM IS SO IMPRESSIVE...
WHILE it’s far too early to call Wolves’ unbeaten start to the season ‘promotion form’, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team look the real deal on this evidence.
The 3-4-3 system Nuno has implemented has already paid dividends, with important wins against Middlesbrough and Derby, and it is easy to see why. Roderick Miranda, captain Conor Coady and Willy Boly were solid at the back, fully deserving their second consecutive clean sheet, while record signing Ruben Neves pulled the strings in the middle.
It could – and arguably should – have been more comfortable too, with Leo Bonatini wasting a routine second-half chance.
Derby, for their part, had small spells in the game but whereas Wolves counter-attacked with pace and purpose, too many of the hosts’ moves broke down through slow link-up play.
Gary Rowett could not hide his disappointment at full-time, and the result will hurt, but County might have to accept they simply came up against a much better team.