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Trincao was 'star of the show' before Jimenez red card, says BBC pundit

It was a bizarre evening at Molineux last night as Wolves took on Leeds, with plenty of twists and turns.

Francisco Trincao was initially left out of the starting lineup but got his chance to shine after 25 minutes when he replaced Ruben Neves.

Before half-time, he had an assist and his first Premier League goal for the club and Wolves were winning 2-0.

After the interval, Wolves crumbled following the red card to Raul Jimenez and of course lost 3-2.

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Pundit Clinton Morrison was watching the game for BBC and he raved about the Portuguese wideman’s performance before the sending off.

He said: “It has been a brilliant first half. It has been breathtaking; the goals have been brilliant.

“Trincao has benefitted from Ruben Neves’s injury. He has come on and been the star of the show.

“Jose Sa runs the entire length of the pitch to celebrate with Trincao. I think the forward is an exciting young player and it just hasn’t worked out so far for him in his career.

“But tonight, he has come on and made a big difference. The finish is excellent into the bottom corner.”

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Obviously, when Wolves went down to ten men, the game no longer suited Trincao at all really, because he could not get enough of the ball.

Wolves will be gutted this morning but Trincao’s substitute display was a real positive and he should take confidence from his goal and assist.

That is something to build on going into the business end of the season and perhaps last night’s display was a sign that he has finally settled into English football.