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.

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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:

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