Wolverhampton Wanderers slipped to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of newly-promoted Brentford.
Wolves dominated the ball – had 62 per cent possession – and had 11 shots on goal.
However, none were on target while Brentford were far more clinical, converting two of their three.
Indeed it wasn’t only shortcomings in attack that concerned frustrated Wolves fans, it was a failure to cope with Ivan Toney that caused their undoing.
The Molineux faithful were quick to pick up on that – and offered a solution.
@gregrichardsuk: Shocking today. Toney absolutely bullied Coady and Kilman. Ref was a disgrace but we have bigger issues closer to home.
@jakaban: Well that was a poor performance from Wolves. Brentford worked us out and their front two was excellent today. Didn’t like the time wasting but that’s part of the game ,well done #bfc
MrPauloGoodman: Poor performance against a well organised team. Can’t play well every week. On to the next one.
@witdawit: Now Boly and the Columbian are fit it’s time to pick 2 centre halves and go 4 at the back. An extra bloke in a forward area will make all the difference. Extra player pressing.
@TimHough2011: That was appalling nothing else to say really. Let’s not let the painful time wasting or the refs willingness to let them do it cloud the fact they were just better than us today. Time for Bruno to get Boly back out there with a back 4 and a man forward
@HwlinWlf: Probably a bit silly expecting Marcel to mark Ivan Toney on corners. Against set piece merchants, you need big Willy. What happens in training, do the players practice their finishing skills? Brentford = the new Bournemouth. Cheats. Shame, until today I liked them
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@chriscrowther88 : Congrats to Brentford, fully deserved that result. First poor performance from Wolves this season, never looked like scoring even against 10 men and with 6 forwards and two defenders at the back. Didn’t look up for the fight today. Coady bullied by Toney all game.
@GWooldridge5: Yet another game where we struggled against a big forward when you got 2 big natural CBs on the bench. #wwfc Coady and Saiss aren’t CBs!!!!
Romain Saiss was substituted at the break, as Wolves reverted to a back four with Hwang Hee-Chana introduced up front.
However, Boly has not played for Wolves this season after injuring his hamstring in preseason.