Wolves had to settle for a draw after Norwich equalised with the last kick of the game from a Nelson Oliveira long range effort to make it 2-2.
Wolves named the same starting line up from their previous game away at Preston, with Afobe and Bonatini on the bench.
Norwich had an early chance to score when Willy Boly let Harrison Reed in behind from a cross field pass, who if he was more composed should have put Norwich ahead.
Wolves were 2-0 up within the first 30 minutes of the game playing some exquisite football against a Norwich side which tried to match Wolves play for play. Wolves took the lead on the 14th minute in unconventional style.
Neves cleverly found Diogo Jota who following a pirouette turn around a Norwich defender, clipped the ball past the Norwich goalkeeper Angus Gunn who is on loan from Manchester City. The ball was cleared off the line but the referee gave the goal to Wolves utilising goal-line technology.
Wolves were 2-0 up on the 25th minute from a towering header from Alfred N’Diaye who had an imposing game in the centre of midfield. This from a Barry Douglas corner to make it ten assists for the season from the scotsman who has the most assists in the Championship.
Before the break however Norwich halved Wolves lead, bringing a goal back from a free kick, flicked into the far corner by a Cristoph Zimmerman header.
Unusually for Nuno, he made a significant change in formation at half time by bringing on Saiss for Helder Costa moving from the dependable 5-2-3 to a narrower formation with Saiss, N’Diaye and Neves in a narrow midfield.
Norwich controlled more and more of the game in the second half having much of the possession, creating several chances. They were a much improved team from the one that Wolves beat easily earlier on in the season.
Afobe was brought on for Cavaleiro in the sixtieth minute but for the rest of game fed of scraps. Afobe is yet to have the impression that we all hoped for in a Wolves shirt but given more time and patience he still has the potential to do well for Wolves. Afobe’s difficulty will be in getting a string of starts in the first team with only 13 games left of the season.
Morgan Gibbs-White came on in the 69th minute and had a dynamic impact on the game showing immense poise and skill on the ball. He had a chance to score which could have been the winner for Wolves, when he cut inside when one on one with the keeper only to dwell on the ball and let the defender recover to block his shot.
Devastatingly for Wolves however Oliveira was given lots of space late on in the game. He shot from 35 yards out with a speculative effort which bounced awkwardly in front of Ruddy in goal, nestling in the bottom corner. John Ruddy will be disappointed not to have saved the shot but the bounce just in front of him made it a much harder save to make.
Wolves have only lost one game in eighteen, and are still 13 points clear of Aston Villa who are now in third place. Most Wolves fans would have dismissed you as a fantasist if you said this would be the situation at the beginning of the season.
Wolves go in front of Sky camera’s on Saturday evening with the hope of beating the in form side in the Championship. Without the suspended Ruben Neves who collected his tenth booking of the season in the game it will be a difficult task but one in which Wolves will believe they can over come.