Wolves winger Francisco Trincao produced an ‘unbelievable’ performance in the 3-2 defeat to Leeds United, according to journalist Tim Spiers.
The Lowdown: Wolves suffer damaging defeat
Wanderers were strong favourites to beat their relegation-threatened opponents on Friday night, but a crazy match unfolded at Molineux.
Leeds came from 2-0 down to secure a massive victory in their battle to stay in the Premier League, as Wolves’ top-four hopes all but evaporated.
It was Trincao who arguably stood out as his team’s best player on the night, being introduced as a first half substitute and setting up Jonny’s opening goal, later finding the net himself just before half-time.
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The Latest: Spiers lauds Trincao’s impact
Taking to Twitter during the match, Spiers was full of praise for the on-loan Wolves youngster, saying:
“Crazy half of football. Leeds started on fire but the first of many injuries disrupted their flow and Wolves dominated thereafter, taking advantage of a seriously disjointed system and finding gaps everywhere. Moutinho so good for both goals. And Trincao! Unbelievable.”
The Verdict: One positive to take for Wolves
It was a hugely damaging result from a Wolves perspective, but while some individuals fell short of their best form, Trincao was an undoubted positive for Bruno Lage to take.
Incredibly, this was the 22-year-old’s first goal and assist in the league this season, which says a lot about his lack of end product throughout the campaign.
However, this performance suggested that he could be a key player between now and the end of the season as he seemed to almost come of age in a Wolves shirt, looking dangerous with the ball at his feet and showing genuine substance in his game.
Aside from his goal and assist, he had three shots on target, struck the woodwork, made three tackles, won six duels and created two chances (Sofascore), so hopefully he can build upon this all-round excellent performance.
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