Wolves took another huge three points yesterday, beating Southampton 2-1 in the Premier League.
Wanderers came from behind at St. Mary’s Stadium, showing fantastic character after also losing Mario Lemina early on.
The midfielder was sent off in very controversial fashion, with referee Jarred Gillett giving him a second yellow card for supposedly remonstrating too aggressively.
Carlos Alacaraz had given the Saints the lead, and it looked as though Wolves might have been in for a long afternoon.
But Julen Lopetegui made a few tweaks at half-time, bringing on Hugo Bueno and Adama Traore for Rayan Ait-Nouri and Joao Moutinho.
Wolves got back on level terms when Jan Bednarek put into his own net after he couldn’t sort out his feet.
10 minutes from time, Wolves’ newest signing Joao Gomes stepped up to score the winner.
The Brazilian curled in a lovely effort from the edge of the box.
It was the perfect script, and the emotion Gomes showed after scoring was lovely to see. He was desperate to join Wolves last month, and it’s clear how happy he is to be at Molineux.
Gomes looks a great young talent. And goalkeeper coach Tony Roberts summed it up nicely on Twitter after the game with a five-word message.
He wrote: “This Gomes kid ain’t bad.”
Joao Gomes with a debut to remember for Wolves, he could be a truly amazing signing
What a goal it was from Gomes at St. Mary’s.
Finishing and shooting from outside the box are not really what he is about.
But he took his goal superbly well, and his popularity at Molineux is already through the roof.
Many Wolves fans already adore him for the way he took an active role in making his move to the club.
Potentially, Gomes could be an absolutely excellent addition. He will likely love the idea of being a new cult hero at the club.