Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto grabbed headlines once again at the weekend.
The 20-year-old star hit a brilliant winner against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium to give Wolves three much-needed points in the Premier League.
The result has lifted the club up to 12th in the table above the Saints, and optimism is slowly returning following a haul of eight points from the last 15 available.
It’s been a tough past few months for the club, but the signs are there that Nuno can now instigate a surge up the table.
Quite rightly, there was a lot of focus on Neto after yesterday’s game and the quality of his goal.
The former Lazio man had the ball on the right-hand side of the penalty area and swivelled sharply to leave Jannick Vestergaard for dead, before placing his finish left-footed into the far corner from a tight angle.
It was a goal of high quality, and one that actually reminded some Wolves fans of a former Molineux star.
And later in the evening, Wolves’ official Twitter account put out a video of the goal some had been thinking about.
In 2008, Sylvain Ebanks-Blake hit a brilliant goal against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.
The striker picked the ball up on the right like Neto, beat his man with a Cruyff turn nutmeg before unleashing a powerful left-footed drive into the far corner. A truly amazing strike.
Fans lapped up the comparison on Twitter:
— Haarlem Wolf ◣ ◢ (@Wrightgal80) February 14, 2021
— The Wolfpack Howlers (@wolfpackaywe) February 14, 2021
Nah that Ebanks-Blake goal is different gravy
— Ron (@bigafizzy) February 14, 2021
Ebanks blake all the way. What an amazing goal that was
— James Gill 💙 (@Wolvesfcshirts) February 14, 2021
Yes!! I said this yesterday that Neto’s goal had a SEB quality about it! Both excellent goals 👏 https://t.co/C4VCnx0DIZ
— Mrs Griffiths (@MrsGriffMusic) February 15, 2021
— danny 🍃 (@thedannyl) February 15, 2021
Today’s goal is unreal but SEB is next level https://t.co/0J00weTx3S
— Marc Twinberrow (@Jack10OfSpades) February 14, 2021
😍😍😍the best thing you’ll see today https://t.co/kXIPRoj3Xj
— Matty Eagle (@MattyEagle) February 14, 2021
Love this – that goal from SEB crossed my mind as being similar, this confirms it! https://t.co/1zrCXfl8cT
— Kev Baker 👥 (@bakes1970) February 14, 2021