Wolves player ratings vs Ipswich

Walter Zenga

How did Wolves' players rate as they took on Ipswich in the Championship?

Wolverhampton Wanderers Carl Ikeme and Conor Coady

                                                       Wolverhampton Wanderers Carl Ikeme and Conor Coady

Carl Ikeme – 6

Saved well to keep the score level in the 76th from Daryl Murphy outside of the box, however he did struggle with a few crosses late on, but, other than that, had very little to do in the game. Ikeme has added a quicker throw to his game which set Wolves on a number of attacks.

Dominic Iorfa – 6

Moved out wide on the right with Hause preferred at centre-back. Looked solid when called upon to defend but struggled to get forward with any real conviction or penetration.

Danny Batth – 8

Another very good night for Wolves’ centre-back. Battled well with Daryl Murphy as the two fought out a night of aerial duels. Superb defensively as he organised the back-four valiantly. A fantastic goal-line clearance saved the blushes of Ikeme too.

 

Blackburn Rovers' Jordi Gomez in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Kortney Hause

                           Blackburn Rovers' Jordi Gomez in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Kortney Hause

Kortney Hause – 7

Shown yellow card for a bad foul 20 minutes in but looked good on his return to the side. Looked comfortable next to Batth and seems to be drawing on his partner’s confidence. A good performance.

Matt Doherty – 6.5

Performed far better going forward than Iorfa and made a number of good runs but couldn’t push Wolves into a winning position. Had his heart in his mouth after a free-kick he gave away just before half time was headed agonisingly wide of goal by Christophe Berra.

Conor Coady – 6.5

Was very energetic and didn’t stop in the game. He didn’t get on the ball enough to have a real telling impact in attack, however, he did a very good job of forcing his opponents into making mistakes or playing a panicked ball.

Lee Evans – 6.5

Had a shot blocked late on. Like Coady, he struggled to have a telling contribution in attack. On the ball he looked laboured and his passing was not as crisp as he would have liked. Defensively though, he looked very solid and provided his teammates with an option for a pass constantly. If he can add a little bit of an attacking sparkle to his game, then he will be a very fine player.

David Edwards – 5

A tough night for Edwards as he was slow in possession and lacked a real cutting edge from midfield. He did his job when not on the ball but, as Wolves chased a winner, he was replaced by George Saville at half time.

 

Wolves' Joe Mason celebrates after he scores his sides first goal                                              Wolves' Joe Mason celebrates after he scores his sides first goal

Joe Mason – 6

Was not nearly as effective as he was against Reading in their last game. One or two moments going forward caught the eye, but he just couldn’t get into the game. After Bodvarsson was substituted he went up-front, but was unable to really shine there.

Jon Bodvarsson – 5

Winning an early penalty had everyone thinking he was going to score from the spot and go on to have a telling contribution in the game. However, he saw his effort saved and he really struggled against a compact Ipswich defence. Was substituted after 65 minutes for Helder Costa.

Joao Teixeira – 5.5

Had a shot from just outside of the box as Wolves looked to go on the attack early, but his right footed effort flew over and from then on he struggled. After a superb performance against Reading, Ipswich knew they needed to suffocate his space and they did just that. Subbed after 84minutes for Jed Wallace

Substitutes

Wolverhampton Wanderers' George Saville in action against Birmingham City's David Cotterill (L)

                    Wolverhampton Wanderers' George Saville in action against Birmingham City's David Cotterill (L)

George Saville- 7

Came on for Edwards and looked to add extra impetus to Wolves’ midfield, however he struggled against a good Ipswich side.

Helder Costa – 7.5

Sparkled once he came on and added a little extra intelligence to Wolves’ midfield. May feel he has done enough to earn a start next time around.

Jed Wallace – n/a

Replaced Teixeira late on but had very little time to have an impact coming off the bench.

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