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Carl Ikeme hails Ruben Neves for changing the game against Villa

Many Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are still on a high from last weekend’s thrilling comeback victory over Aston Villa.

Wolves made it four wins from the last five games in the Premier League, with this one coming completely against the odds.

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Villa were in control of the game and two goals to the good.

Just 10 minutes remained in the game, plus injury-time.

That should have meant an easy victory for the hosts.

But Wolves never gave up, and it was Ruben Neves who provided a spark when the team really needed it.

It was his lovely clipped through ball that picked out Daniel Podence, who then crossed for Romain Saiss to get the ball rolling.

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Carl Ikeme believes him stepping up was key in the turnaround.

He said: “Neves’ bit of quality changed the game, he made us believe we could get something out of this game, because at 70 minutes we didn’t think we’d get something.

“It swung on its head from there, it looked like we could get back into it and as soon as we got it to 2-2, you thought the only team who’d win it was us and fortunately we did.

Ikeme went on to add that you won’t see better passes in world football in general, and praised Neves’ ‘great bit of composure’.

Neves can be threat further forward

Neves is undoubtedly one of the best passers of a football currently in the Premier League.

The £16 million star’s (BBC Sport) range is fantastic, as everybody knows.

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Often he has played deep for Wolves, but his pass for Podence may suggest he could be better playing slightly further up.

He would surely get a lot more assists to his name if he played a bit closer to the forwards, rather than just sitting in front of the defence.