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Garth Crooks names Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa in Team of the Week

BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks has named Jose Sa in his latest Premier League Team of the Week following his display against Nottingham Forest.

The stopper came in clutch for Wanderers in the huge 1-0 win over the Reds on Saturday.

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Ruben Neves had given Wolves the lead via the penalty spot.

But Matheus Nunes was then adjudged to have dragged Ryan Yates to the ground in the area.

Up stepped Brennan Johnson for the resulting spot kick, but Sa guessed correctly diving down to his left to make a huge save.

That felt like a massive moment in Wolves’ season.

Dropping points in this game, especially after taking the lead, would have led to crushing disappointment.

Instead, it was jubilation for Wanderers, who moved out of the relegation zone with the result.

Sa has so far struggled to reach the standards he was setting last season. But he really bailed Wolves out on Saturday, and Crooks felt his contributions were worthy of a place in his latest Team of the Week.

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He said (via BBC Sport): “When teams are struggling it is imperative that your goalkeeper wins you games and does not lose them.

“Jordan Pickford has had a fantastic period for Everton recently but his error lost them the game against Spurs and he is England’s number one.

“Jose Sa on the other hand came to the rescue for Wolves in their hour of need against Nottingham Forest. The penalty from Brennan Johnson, while well struck, didn’t do the trick and produced an outstanding save from the Portuguese keeper. The best keepers save you points and win you games not the other way round.”

Jose Sa penalty save against Nottingham Forest can be the turning point for Wolves

It was a massive three points for Wolves.

There is a lot to work on, and the new manager that comes in has a really big job on his hands. But it was good to see the team getting back to winning ways.

It feels like that save from Sa was a major moment in Wolves’ season.

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He was able to preserve the lead, and his contributions will have done wonders for team spirit and morale.

Had Wolves thrown away their lead and dropped two points, morale would have surely taken a major hit. Now the players should be feeling confident heading into tomorrow night’s game against Crystal Palace.