Wolverhampton Wanderers have surely enjoyed their best result under new manager Bruno Lage, as they got the better of Aston Villa 3-2 today.
Wolves defeated Villa 3-2, but that does not tell half of the the story.
Going into the final 10 minutes of the game, the visitors were two goals down at Villa Park.
However, an inspired turnaround led them to victory.
Below are three players who were key in today’s comeback:
Who else? Ruben Neves scored the winner for Wolves in their thrilling turnaround. There was an element of luck, though, as his free-kick deflected in off Matt Targett.
There was nothing flukey about his role in Wolves’ first goal, though, a great through-ball to Daniel Podence allowed him to set Romain Saiss up for a tap-in.
Neves enjoyed a great turnaround after struggling for long periods in the game. Yet, despite receiving a yellow card, he was the star when it mattered.
Maybe the most effective player for Wolves, in addition to his assist, Podence played a part in Wolves’ second goal.
Similar to Neves, he found space in the box to set up Leander Dendoncker to assist Conor Coady.
Podence’s beautiful body feints constantly created space for Wolves when they attacked. Most importantly, his composure was something Wolves were sorely lacking prior to his introduction.
Goalscorers Saiss and Coady both have a claim to be featured here. However, if it was not for one of Traore’s trademark runs, the visitors would not have won the free kick for their winner.
The Spaniard almost scored a wonderful goal in the first half, but was denied by Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez after running from his own half.
It was his consistent running which helped wear Wolves’ opponents down, which was surely one of the reasons Bruno Lage’s men completed a famous comeback.