Nuno can’t explain why ‘many many’ things went wrong for Wolves

Date published: Sunday 25th April 2021 3:24 - Neil Foster

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Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo felt nothing went right for his side as they were hammered 4-0 by Burnley at Molineux.

The West Midlanders went into the match having won back-to-back Premier League games. But they left with their tails very much between their legs after Chris Wood’s first-half hat-trick. The home defence could not cope with a rampant Clarets front line. And Ashley Westwood ended the rout with five minutes to go as Wood racked up an assist.

It was a superb display by the Turf moor outfit and one that leaves them nine points clear of the relegation zone. For Wolves, it was another stark reminder of just how much rebuilding they need in the summer.

Goals have been hard to come by this term after the injury to Raul Jimenez. But, as Nuno pointed out, there were no positives to come from the game, with many things to work on.

“So many things went wrong. Many, many things,” he said. “There are not many explanations for such a bad performance.

“We defended badly, very bad. We allowed Burnley to get into the game, we were not practical, we lost second balls and we were always under pressure and never comfortable.”

Next up for Nuno’s men is a local derby against West Brom Monday, May 3. The Baggies are fighting for their lives and so another tough encounter is on the cards.

No sleepless nights for Dyche

Although not in any immediate relegation danger, Burnley needed points to make sure of their safety. And they came in emphatic style with their biggest win of the campaign.

After a start to the season when they picked up two points from a possible 21, it has been an excellent recovery. While not mathematically safe yet, it would take an extraordinary sequence of results to see them go down.

They are next in action on May 3 when West Ham United visit the north west. And Dyche confessed that he has never been unduly worried by the club’s position in the table.

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“I’ve been sleeping all right,” he said. “I don’t tend to worry too much. It’s a season’s work. It’s how you end up in the season and our focus has to be the next game.

“We go into the next one and work really hard to try and get more points on the board.”

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