Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa has come in for praise from former Molineux stopper Matt Murray.

The 28-year-old was in good form again on Monday night, this time against Everton.

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There was to be no clean sheet, but Sa again put in a good performance between the sticks.

He made one fantastic save from Anthony Gordon as the visitors applied the pressure in search of an equaliser.

The youngster’s header came at Sa fast, but the star was cat-like in his reflexes, tipping the effort away from danger.

In the end, Wolves were able to hold on for the three points.

Sa did have a rather hairy moment earlier on, when he almost presented Richarlison with the ball in his own penalty area.

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But he got back and denied the Brazilian with a little help from Conor Coady.

Sa hasn’t been perfect, and has had a few dicey moments so far in Wolves colours. But on the whole he has been very good, and Murray piled on the praise.

He said on Matchday Live Extra: “I’ve been really impressed with Sa. I liked what he had done for Olympiacos, and thought he did really well for them. It was interesting to see how he came in and stepped into Rui Patricio’s shoes.


“In the first couple of seasons, Rui had been absolutely outstanding, he’s went to Roma, but Sa’s come in and has been excellent. Any little mistake he’s made has been a positive one. He’s come off his line to sweep up, he dominates his area well and he’s made some really big saves in big moments.

“He’s very good with his feet and is very composed, and Wolves want to have more possession and play with a higher line, and he’s that dominant goalkeeper.”

Sa superb, but must keep his focus

It is clear that Wolves are onto a winner with Sa.

There was some skepticism about his transfer and him replacing Patricio.

But he’s proving a solid signing and seems to have a very well-rounded game.

He has really come in clutch on a number of occasions already for Wolves.

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To reach the next level, Sa simply must keep his focus.

He almost presented Richarlison with a gift trying to be too clever playing back the same way as the ball had come.

The £6.8 million signing won’t need telling though, and hopefully he won’t be taking such risks going forwards.

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