Wolves ran out 2-1 winners over Leicester City yesterday – and it was another great outing for Daniel Podence in old gold.
The winger was in fine fettle against the Foxes, who really struggled to contain the 26-year-old.
He was particularly bright in the first-half operating from the left side.
His footwork was exceptional at times. The way he tied Youri Tielemans in knots showed that he was very much in the mood.
He scored what turned out to be the winning goal, striking from the edge of the box low and hard into the bottom corner.
It capped off a great display, and Alan Smith named him the man-of-the-match at the end of the game.
The praise continued on social media for Podence. He also then came in for a few compliments on Match of the Day 2.
Ex-Premier League players Jonathan Woodgate and Dion Dublin were the pundits and both were impressed.
Dublin said: “I thought Podence was outstanding. I just think whenever he receives the ball he always wants to look forwards. He’s thinking ‘How can I create something for my team?’ and this happened time and time again.
Woodgate added: “He picks up in certain areas of the pitch. He plays off the left, he plays as a 10, he can even go long. His link-up play was truly magnificent in the game.
“The only thing I would say is in 18 games this season he’s got one goal and two assists. That isn’t enough for a player of his talent. He needs to add more of those to his game and he will be a top player there’s no doubt.”
Daniel Podence finding consistency would be a serious boost for Wolves
Podence has been putting in some brilliant displays of late for Wolves.
He has been the most threatening player for Lage over the past couple of months. It was great to see him finally get off the mark in the Premier League.
That was only his first league goal of the season and as Woodgate says, his numbers need to be better for a player of his quality.
Podence will probably share that feeling.
If he can keep playing at this level and improve his end product, then Wolves will be in serious business.