Wolves have got one over on us again.
For the second time in three seasons at the Lane, Mick McCarthy’s men have left our fortress with a result.
The 1-1 home draw is certainly going to cool the title talk somewhat going into the Man City match.
More worryingly, it opens the door for Chelsea and Arsenal to close right in, should we not plunder any points at the Etihad next time out.
Goals from our forwards have not been flowing in recent weeks.
Instead, we’ve relied on the likes of Gareth Bale, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Aaron Lennon and now Luka Modric to find the net and keep us on the trail of the leaders.
The rest of the team are chipping no doubt but without a regular scorer in attack, it threatens to be a struggle to keep up the pace, as shown against McCarthy’s grafters.
Adebayor hasn’t netted since December 22. His goals have simply dried up.
And while Rafael van der Vaart’s creative performances may have been good, he has just one goal to his name since the end of October – not enough for a player who is effectively our second striker.
Jermain Defoe’s problem, meanwhile, is that he’s not getting a chance to play a run of games and score on a regular basis.
At home particularly, Redknapp may need to change tact and field two out-and-out forwards.
The solution could be from outside, if chairman Daniel Levy’s reported discussions with Marseille bear fruit and he’s able to prise away Loic Remy.
The signing of the French international could give certainly Redknapp the extra firepower he needs to help ensure the team are able to put games to bed more comfortably when they are dominating.
A midfield four of Parker, Modric, Bale and Lennon should still be able to control home games and provide enough ammunition, especially if there are two quality strikers to aim at.
Admittedly, the quality of the team means normal service should be resumed at home in the next match – Redknapp’s team win far more than they draw or lose.
There’s no reason to be downbeat about only the third home match we’ve failed to win this season.
And any questions raised, or criticisms for that matter, are minor ones at the moment.
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