The Wolves U18s played out a 3-3 draw with Manchester United at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground – and Conor McLeod scored an outrageous goal for James McPike’s side.
The team have been in good form since the turn of the year and are still unbeaten in 2023.
That unbeaten record came under threat a couple of days ago as United pitched up.
The thrilling contest saw Wolves go 2-0 down, with Manni Norkett and Victor Musa each getting goals in the first-half for the Red Devils.
McPike changed things up tactically at half-time, and Wolves came back out with intent.
Leo Shahar pulled one back for Wolves, impressively converting first-time from a tight angle.
But Shea Lacey then scored for United to restore their two-goal cushion.
Then came the moment of the match.
Striker McLeod was in the box awaiting the cross. As the ball floated across, he opted to flick the ball the ball with his heel, and it looped straight into the far corner.
It was stunning piece of skill, and one that brought Wolves back into the game.
The equaliser would come just a few minutes from the end, with Josh Esen drilling a shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
McPike said after the game: “I think the shape change caught them out, I don’t think they knew what to do with it, and it took them a good 20 minutes to figure out how to do with the shape. Then it just became a battle of character and personality, and the boys showed that tenfold today.”
Wolves fans ought to listen out for McLeod’s progress in the academy if he is able to produce moments of genius like this.