A boring Hawthorns hosted an attritionive Black Nation derby on Monday evening because the Wolves labored to a 1-1 attract West Brom.
The guests began brighter on each side with the slopes Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri inflicting issues. It was the previous who turned the provider for the opening purpose at half-time when he ran on a intelligent Vitinha pinch and pulled it again for Fabio Silva, whose deflected effort hit Sam Johnstone.
Silva’s effort was present in | Pool / Getty Pictures
Sam Allardyce switched to again 4 in response to Wolves’ early dominance and whereas the outcome was not rapid, it was felt ultimately. They began the second half higher and leveled when Mbaye Diagne drove a Conor Townsend cross previous Rui Patricio.
With West Brom all however relegated, it was a battle between two groups with little to play for and it turned obvious because the recreation continued below horrible circumstances. Neither facet might discover a winner and Baggies stay ten factors from security – which means they may very well be moved this weekend.
However sufficient with that for now – let’s get into some participant scores!
Sam Johnstone retains Roman Saiss effort Pool / Getty Pictures
Sam Johnstone (GK) – 7/10 – Denied Nelson Semedo with a incredible cease in the primary half. Sturdy efficiency helped West Brom to a degree.
Semi Ajayi (CB) – 5/10 – A few shaky moments nearly price West Brom the opening in the primary half.
Dara O’Shea (CB) – 5/10 – Eliminated in half an hour to alter to a again 4. Not horrible as much as that time however undoubtedly not good.
Kyle Bartley (CB) – 6/10 – Got here to his personal after the change to a again 4 however maybe would have finished higher to defend the opener.
Darnell Furlong angles in a cross | Pool / Getty Pictures
Darnell Furlong (RWB) – 5/10 – Insert a few first rate intersections however not a lot to observe.
Conor Gallagher (CM) – 6/10 – Essentially the most ahead of West Brom’s midfielder however that doesn’t say a lot. Missed a sitting early within the second half however induced some issues along with his passing.
Okay Yokuslu (CM) – 7/10 – Broke up the recreation successfully and was an enormous a part of his group’s backback.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (CM) – 5/10 – Concerned in the primary half however higher after the break. Offered a sure pure width to an in any other case slender midfield three.
Conor Townsend (LWB) – 7/10 – Lovely ball in for the equalizer. Not what you’ll name a powerful achievement however caught to his job and barely set a foot incorrect.
Matheus Pereira passes Roman Saiss | GEOFF CADDICK / Getty Pictures
Matheus Pereira (CF) – 5/10 – A few key passes however one in every of his quieter video games typically.
Mbaye Diagne (CF) – 7/10 – Denied an opener by means of a incredible Roman Saiss block however acquired the purpose West Broms flying begin to the second half deserved.
Matt Phillips (O’Shea, 71) – 5/10
Callum Robinson (Maitland-Niles, 78) – 5/10
Patricio denies Diagne from a slender angle GEOFF CADDICK / Getty Pictures
Rui Patricio (GK) – 6/10 – Quiet evening for essentially the most half however made an exquisite cease to disclaim Gallagher after the interval.
Nelson Semedo (RB) – 7/10 – Got here near opening targets after nodding the ball from Ajayi in the primary half. Laid on Silva’s opener with a skillful contact inside and gave a constant assault risk.
Conor Coady (CB) – 5/10 – By no means seems to be his finest in a again 4 however commanded the wolves’ again line as standard.
Roman Saiss (CB) – 6/10 – Nice final ditch block to maintain Diagne on the verge of halftime however acquired caught below the Townsend cross for Baggie’s equalizer.
Rayan Ait-Nouri (LB) – 7/10 – Solely Ajayi’s proper boot prevented him from scoring one in every of the targets of the season after a poor run in the primary half. Actually energetic up and down on the left flank.
Ruben Neves drives wolves ahead Shaun Botterill / Getty Pictures
Ruben Neves (CM) – 6/10 – Took a ache throughout the first half however believed in and delivered a useful midfield efficiency.
Leander Dendoncker (CM) – 6/10 – Fought to have an effect on the recreation loads at each ends, pretty nameless efficiency within the engine room.
Vitinha (AM) – 7/10 – Solely his third begin for Wolves and he accounted for himself. Good heel that led to the opener.
Fabio Silva celebrates his opener | Pool / Getty Pictures
Owen Otasowie (RW) – 6/10 – Shuttled up and all the way down to the correct and put in a first rate shift in only his second begin for the Wolves.
Fabio Silva (CF) – 7/10 – Knew completely nothing in regards to the opener however he takes it. Did not see a lot of the ball however often needed to rely when he did.
Adama Traore (LW) – 5/10 – Obtained in behind the West Brom again line greater than a few occasions however the previous questions on his finish product are beginning to come up once more.
Vitinha changed JASON CAIRNDUFF / Getty Pictures
Daniel Podence (Otasowie, 71) – 5/10
Morgan Gibbs-White (Vitinha, 81) – 5/10
Max Kilman (Ait-Nouri, 83) – 4/10