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Nelson Semedo proved he's the best full-back at Wolves with display against Newcastle

Wolves have drawn 1-1 with Newcastle United in their fourth Premier League game of the season.

Wanderers’ search for a first three points goes on, having come within a whisker at Molineux.

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Wolves went 1-0 up thanks to a wonderful striker from Ruben Neves in the 38th-minute, the maestro firing in from the edge of the penalty area.

Wolves grabbed another in the second-half through Raul Jimenez, but VAR rule there had been a push from Pedro Neto on Ryan Fraser in the build-up.

With the game petering out, Newcastle then struck an equaliser, with Allan Saint-Maximin scoring an outstanding volley after an abysmal clearance from Hwang Hee-chan.

That was a real punch to the gut, and the draw undoubtedly feels like a defeat.

But there were a few Wolves players who can come away from today’s game with their heads held high.

Neves was the standout performer for the hosts. His goal was brilliant, but his passing and defensive work was also superb.

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Nelson Semedo was also excellent at right-back.

The Portugal international was starting his first game for Wolves since he went off injured against Brighton back in April.

He has been building up his fitness, and he started against Preston North End in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

He started today, with Jonny Castro Otto moving over to the left. And he fully vindicated his selection.

Semedo was up against Saint-Maximin, who got very little joy out of the 28-year-old.

The Frenchman ultimately got Newcastle’s equaliser, but that was from a central position with Semedo not near him.

He picked up a yellow card for a cynical foul on his midway through the first-half, but for the rest of the game, Semedo was really solid defensively, and showed great pace at times when bursting forwards.

According to Sofascore, he made a joint-high eight clearances, two blocks and three tackles.

Nelson Semedo with a hugely encouraging performance for Wolves against Newcastle

Many Wolves fans were excited to see Semedo back in the starting XI today, and he showed exactly why that was the case.

He showed a really high level throughout, and there was very little sign of ring rust.

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He is surely nailed on to keep his place in the team for the next game against Bournemouth.

Essentially, his performance today was a reminder that, of the current three full-backs available to Bruno Lage, he is the best.