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Garth Crooks hails Conor Coady's outstanding header against Everton

BBC pundit Garth Crooks has selected Wolves captain Conor Coady in his Premier League Team of the Week, after he ended up an unlikely match-winner against Everton.

The 29-year-old was on hand to score a header in the second-half at Goodison Park.

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It was a cracking cross from Ruben Neves from the right wing, and Coady just guided the ball into the far corner past his England teammate Jordan Pickford.

Wolves were then able to see the game out with relative ease.

Wanderers kept the ball really well in parts, and Everton were very poor.

The second-half showing from Wolves was really good and capped off a really good week for the club after some recent struggles.

Crooks said of Coady (BBC Sport): “If you’re going to score you might as well do it in your home city. Conor Coady’s return to Merseyside might have been good for the England defender and Wolverhampton Wanderers but it has started a nightmare for Frank Lampard.

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“The headed winner by Coady was outstanding while the newly installed Lampard has no more honeymoon period left to call on.”

Not only did Coady score the game’s only goal, he was also really solid defensively. As were his two colleagues Romain Saiss and Max Kilman, who was back in the side after being benched for the 4-0 win over Watford.

According to Sofascore, he completed 59/64 passes, 8/11 long balls and made five clearances.

Conor Coady continues to shine for Wolves with decisive contribution vs Everton

He really is having a fantastic season.

Some actually wondered just how much he would play under Lage. It was possible the new manager was going to switch to a back four given his success with the formation at Benfica.

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But he has been integral this term and shown such consistency playing in that middle centre-back role.

It’s great to see him being an attacking threat now as well.

He never used to go up for corners and free-kicks, but the three goals he’s scored this term indicate he needs to be in there every time.