Wolves crashed to defeat today against Crystal Palace – but there was one small positive in the form of Pedro Neto putting in a decent performance at Selhurst Park.
Wanderers were beaten once again by the Eagles in London.
Selhurst Park has not been a happy hunting ground for Wolves, and it was more of the same today.
Gary O’Neil’s side were just poor in the decisive moments.
They used the ball slightly better than Palace.
But Roy Hodgson’s side were more clinical on the day.
There is a lot of work for O’Neil to do over the international break. But the manager will at least be buoyed by the form of Neto…
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No player has more assists than Pedro Neto in the Premier League
It was a disappointing day at the office for Wolves today.
But Neto can hold his head up a bit higher than some of his teammates.
While he didn’t blow Palace away, he was definitely the standout player for Wolves.
He looked to get the ball into the box the most often and was definitely a threat.
Neto was the provider for both Wolves’ goals today, putting in two excellent balls from the left side for Hwang Hee-chan and Matheus Cunha.
And as a result of his involvement in the two goals, Neto is actually now joint-top of the assist chart in the Premier League.
He has three for the season, along with Manchester City’s Phil Foden, Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma and West Ham United’s James Ward-Prowse.
Neto heading in the right direction for Wolves
It’s good to see Neto having an impact on games again.
He wasn’t at his best today, and yet he still made two contributions for Wolves.
His delivery into the box is really good at times, and moving forwards he will be a dangerous weapon for Wolves.
This is going to be a very hard season.
So Wolves could really do with Neto recapturing the form he showed a couple of seasons ago. He has at least started the season fairly brightly.