Wolverhampton Wanderers scored a much-needed victory in the Premier League at the weekend.
Following a tough week that started with a loss to Brentford and continued with an exit from the Carabao Cup, the game against Southampton on Sunday was a big one.
Bruno Lage went into the match under a bit of pressure.
The manager raised eyebrows with his team selection.
But it paid dividends, with Wolves winning 1-0.
Lage had Raul Jimenez to thank, with the Mexican scoring a fantastic goal – his first in the Premier League in 336 days.
There were some pretty good defensive displays for Wolves. Conor Coady was particularly good after struggling against Brentford and Spurs.
The goalkeeper was in fine fettle at St. Mary’s and even technically assisted Jimenez on the goal.
He made a number of great stops, pulling off a double-save at point from Moi Elyounoussi and Che Adams.
Today, the Wolves social media accounts posted a clip of one of Sa’s best moments from Sunday.
Nelson Semedo was the last man back for Wolves and saw his clearance charged down.
The Southampton attacker found himself in on goal, but Sa raced from his area to clear the ball away.
It was tremendous anticipation from the 28-year-old, who wasn’t to know the referee would then blow up for handball against the Saints attacker.
On social media, Wolves fans have been reacting to the club and many have praised his alertness in the situation.
Some have claimed his predecessor Rui Patricio might not have shown the same instincts:
A massive improvement on Patricio – there I said it
— Jack Wiggins (@TrickyTrincao1) September 28, 2021
— Tre (@AuntyTwe) September 28, 2021
We’re conceding there if Rui was in goal.
— Kyle Rowley (@rowley_wolves) September 28, 2021
Patricio would of had his boots glued to the goal line in that situation
— charlie (@charlie_bish93) September 28, 2021
Prefer him to Rui.
— Mark Spruce (@mark_spruce) September 28, 2021
an upgrade on patricio.
— sam (@wwfcBanx_) September 28, 2021
Been very impressed with Sa. He does create a couple moments of panic in each game, but everything else he brings to the team more than makes up for it. https://t.co/SikAGjBYFf
— Jay Stringer (@JayStringer) September 28, 2021
— Connor McGee (@Connor241298) September 28, 2021