Yesterday saw Wolverhampton Wanderers come from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in the Premier League.

Goals from John McGinn and Danny Ings had put the hosts in a fantastic position as the game drew to a close.

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But despite a poor display, Wolves didn’t give in.

Defenders Romain Saiss and Conor Coady both got on the scoresheet to shellshock Villa.

Adama Traore was then fouled by Jacob Ramsey, and Ruben Neves converted the resulting free-kick.

It took a wicked deflection to wrong-foot Emi Martinez, but such luck has been coming for Wolves, who played so well in the first few matches but didn’t get anything.

It was a brilliant moment for the away supporters.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Few things in football are able to compare to a last-minute winner in terms of pure feeling and emotion.

It was amazing to see the crowd going nuts, but there was one person who didn’t allow himself to succumb to the moment.

Manager Bruno Lage somehow gave zero reaction whatsoever as Neves and his teammates wheeled away in celebration. He was simply looking up into the stand behind him.

It was somewhat surprising, given how animated he can get during games.

Perhaps Lage felt that his side were slightly fortuitous to be celebrating a winner, given the largely poor performance that had preceded.

Or maybe he is simply a man to show passion about the process, rather than the end result.


Perhaps he feared the intervention of VAR for something.

Either way, how he kept things cool in that moment was quite something.

Fans noticed Lage’s lack of a celebration and have been commenting on social media:

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