How they rated: Wolves v Preston

Wolves' Diogo Jota is tackled by Preston man of the match Ben Pearson
Wolves' Diogo Jota is tackled by Preston man of the match Ben Pearson

Dave Seddon runs the rule over the performances at Molineux on Saturday.

Chris Maxwell 7

Unlucky with the third goal after making a good save from the initial shot. Despite the scoreline was not overly tested with shots.

Darnell Fisher 7

Returned from suspension and was steady enough at right-back. Linked well with 
Barkhuizen and got forward well.

Paul Huntington 7

For the first half-hour hardly gave the Wolves strikers a sniff. Ended up playing as an extra forward as PNE searched for an equaliser.

Ben Davies 7

Produced a superb sliding tackle in the box to take the ball off Jota at 1-0. Looking really settled at the back.

Josh Earl 7

Caught out a little bit early in the move for the first goal but stuck to his task well enough as plenty of play came down his side of the pitch.

Ben Pearson 8

In the thick of the action all afternoon, kept PNE ticking over and even managed to avoid a booking.

Daniel Johnson 7

Had Preston’s two best chances as they bossed the first half, forcing a save out of Ruddy and putting the other over the bar.

Tom Barkhuizen 8

Busy down the North End right, set up DJ in the first half for a good chance. It was his cross which Coady scored the own goal from.

Alan Browne 7

Red card spoilt his afternoon late on. Usual hard-running shift from the Irishman who set up Hugill’s goal.

Josh Harrop 6

Conceded the penalty and while it was a touch harsh, his mistake let Doherty in. Had a lot to defensively which did not suit him on the day.

Jordan Hugill 8

Scored for the third game running to take his season’s tally to seven. Used his strength well up front and was busy throughout.

subs used

Stephy Mavididi 7

Replaced Harrop at 2-0 and joined Hugill up front in a 4-4-2 system. Made a decent impact, probably his best show in a Preston shirt.

Subs not used: Andy Boyle, Darly Horgan, Paul Gallagher, Calum Woods, Callum Robinson, Mat


WOLVES: Ruddy, Batth, Coady, Miranda, Doherty, Saiss, Neves, Douglas, Jota (N’Diaye 82), Cavaleiro (Enobakhare 75), Bonatini (Costa 75). Subs (not used): Bennett, Marshall, Price, Norris.

Referee: Stephen Martin 5

ATTENDANCE: 27,352 (1,987 PNE)