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Analysis: Wolves 0-2 Brentford

Ivan Toney of Brentford, wearing number 17, is playing in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford
Ivan Toney of Brentford, wearing number 17, is playing in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford

Timothy Abraham, BBC Sport

Ivan Toney almost joined Wolves in 2014 only for the deal to reportedly fall through because of a failed medical.

They could have done with a striker with his cutting edge in this encounter, given their impressive wide play but lack of penalty-box threat.

It should be noted, though, that Wolves have played much of the season without a recognised front man and, in truth, goals haven't been that hard to come by without an out-and-out striker.

Indeed, this was their first blank after finding the net in 18 consecutive home league games since February last year - their longest scoring streak since a run of 22 games in the 1960s.

Their cause was not helped by an injured Matheus Cunha, who had been involved in 12 goals in Wolves' past 12 league games before this one, scoring seven and setting up five. His hat-trick had helped Wolves to a 4-2 win at Chelsea last time out.

Wolves fans will be relieved that the early prognosis is positive.

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