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Danny Murphy hails Ruben Neves after masterclass for Wolves against Everton

Danny Murphy hailed Wolves star Ruben Neves on Match of the Day 2 last night after his stunning display against Everton.

Wanderers built on their 4-0 victory at Watford with a 1-0 win over the Toffees.

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Conor Coady was the match-winner, heading past Jordan Pickford from a beautiful Neves cross.

Wolves did not have the best of starts in the game.

But Bruno Lage clearly wanted to see his side raise the intensity for the second-half and the players duly obliged.

They moved the ball quicker and press harder, and Everton just didn’t have any answers.

It was good to see the team knocking the ball about with confidence again at times yesterday. And at the heart of everything good about the visitors in Merseyside was Neves.

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The star, who was celebrating his 25th birthday, completely ran the show in midfield. He completed 74/83 (89%) of his passes and 7/8 long balls, He also had the most touches out of anyone with 102 (via Sofascore).

Waxing lyrical on Match of the Day 2 about him, former Premier League midfielder Murphy said: “In the middle of the pitch, Neves showed his quality. An all-round midfield performance.

“This is the goal.. I mean, quality cross, just begging to be headed in, brilliant ball.

“(After the goal) he started demanding the ball and actually a player with the quality he possesses, he should be scoring and assisting a lot more, he really should.

“He was tremendous second-half and a big reason why Wolves won the game.”

Ruben Neves outstanding again for Wolves

By this point, a lot of Wolves fans are running out of superlatives for Neves.

His performance was a joy to watch yesterday and as Murphy said, he was a big reason why Wolves on the game.

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He just had complete control of things.

As he officially enters his mid-twenties, a genuine superstar is now beginning to emerge. Hopefully Wolves can hang on to him for as long as possible.

One gets the feeling that securing European football might be extremely key to that.

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