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Alan Smith praises Wolves star Daniel Podence for performance in win over Leicester

Sky Sports commentator Alan Smith praised Daniel Podence, after the winger scored the winning goal for Wolves against Leicester City today.

Wanderers continued their great form of late, picking up another three big points with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Molineux.

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Wolves started brilliantly, scoring early doors when Ruben Neves fired home from the edge of the penalty area after great centre-forward play by Raul Jimenez.

Then Leicester got back on terms through Ademola Lookman, after a Youri Tielemans through ball got Marc Albrighton to the byline.

The Foxes really applied the pressure on the second-half, and Wolves struggled to get a foothold.

But Daniel Podence, not to be outdone by Neves, then popped up to get Wolves ahead against the run of play.

He personally deserved that though.

Podence was a real thorn for Leicester in the first-half. His dazzling footwork was mesmerising at times.

He eventually made way in the second-half for the returning Pedro Neto, and Smith named the former Olympiacos star as the man-of-the-match right at the end.

He said: “He’s shown us some delightful touches out there. And to get the winner.

“Great work ethic and a brilliant performance from him.”

Daniel Podence steps up again for Wolves

It’s an important time now for Podence, with the Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto both back from injury now.

There’s strong competition in the forward areas.

He needs to be performing consistently if he is to keep his place in the side.

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And that’s what he is doing at the moment, and it was great to see him score his first goal in the Premier League this season.

He’s actually up to five in total now, and hopefully he’ll add a few more before the season’s out.