Wolves boss Nuno Santo told the club’s official website that he was extremely disappointed with last night’s defeat at Sheffield United.
The Portuguese boss’ side were under immediate pressure when central defender Conor Coady was sent for an early bath, and the numerical advantage paid dividends as the hosts ran out 2-0 winners.
The Black Country side did have a chance to get back into the game at 1-0 when Diogo Jota was fouled in the box, but record signing Ruben Neves failed to hit the target with his penalty kick.
Santo said: ““I’m disappointed, it’s a bad result. I thought we started well up until the moment of the red card.
“Football is moments and when that happens, you have to look at them and try to avoid them – it’s a mistake, so let’s try and correct that.”
Wolves could have gone top of the table with a win at Bramall Lane, but defeat ensured they were leapfrogged by their opponents, who lie in the second automatic promotion spot following six wins from their last seven outings.
Wolves fans will have gone into this game full of confidence despite the Blades’ excellent run of form, but once again the home side were underestimated, shocking their big-spending visitors.
The red card of course turned the tide of the game in the hosts favour, but United looked assured on the ball, and responded to the missed penalty by doubling their lead in the second half.
Wolves cannot expect to win every game this season, as although the result is disappointing, Santo needs to turn his attentions to Saturday, when his side face a trip to strugglers Burton Albion.
Defeat to the Brewers will certainly cause some alarm bells to start ringing, especially after Nigel Clough’s side were smashed 4-0 at home by Wolves’ local rivals, Aston Villa.
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