BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks has lavished praise on Pedro Neto, after the winger scored a stunning winner against Southampton on Sunday.

Not for the first time this season, the talented 20-year-old wowed fans on social media, and his goal was of the highest quality.

Picking up the ball on the right of the penalty area, Neto produced a sharp turn on Jannick Vestergaard at the byline and then unleashed an effort into the far corner from a tight angle.

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Wolves were then able to hold out for three badly needed points, and Crooks has become the latest pundit to laud the Portuguese international.

Writing in his weekly Team of the Week column, he said: “Pedro Neto’s goal, however, was sheer class. The Portuguese striker produced a moment of magic in order to seal the game.”

Crooks did also express his frustration with the current handball law, following the decision to award Wolves a penalty after an infringement by Ryan Bertrand.

Neto a match-winner

Neto’s goal was worthy of winning any match.

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What’s very encouraging is the way he has been stepping up this season, especially in the absence of Raul Jimenez, despite his tender years.

The Mexican is such a vital player for Wolves and obviously a match-winner, so Neto showing he can also be one for Nuno Espirito Santo is a major relief.

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