Wolverhampton Wanderers drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion last night.

Nuno Espirito Santo set up with a back four which saw the creation of plenty of chances at the Hawthorns, but ultimately sub-par defending was the reason for dropping points.

It was Fabio Silva who opened the scoring against the Baggies.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Geoff Caddick – Pool/Getty Images)

Wolves put together a great move down the right side involving Owen Otasowie and Nelson Semedo, with Vitinha playing the full-back in with a gorgeous flick.

He then laid off Silva, whose effort looped over goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

Replays showed that the ball was actually kicked off the teenager’s standing foot.

Analysing the breakthrough at half-time, Thierry Henry joked that Silva had channelled legendary Italian striker Pippo Inzaghi.

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Pippo Inzaghi (Photo by CARLO BARONCIN/AFP via Getty Images)

He said at half-time on Monday Night Football: “I’m happy for the kid. I will call it a Pippo Inzaghi goal. I played with the man. Even when he doesn’t want to score, he ends up scoring a goal.

 

“Listen, just take it. Go on and celebrate.

“You’ve got to be there, he was there. Yes I know that (Kyle) Bartley kicked the ball on his standing foot. But like Inzaghi, he didn’t care and he went to celebrate.

“I’m happy for him.”

Inzaghi was known for being one of football’s very best poachers during his playing career, and had a bit of reputation for scoring the odd scrappy goal from time to time.

They all count and Silva deserves it

A goal of the season contender it was not, but few can begrudge Silva that kind of luck.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He’s really worked hard at Molineux and must be commended for his attitude. It definitely cannot have been easy for him.

As Henry says, you at least have to be in there to make things happen, and that’s exactly what Silva did.

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