Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been praising goalkeeper Rui Patricio for his contributions in yesterday’s 2-1 win over Southampton.

The veteran stopper was on hand to make some key saves for the visitors after conceding to Danny Ings in the first-half.

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Patricio made a fine double-save in the second-half from Saints captain James Ward-Prowse and then Che Adams in an act that helped assure the much-needed victory.

There have been some question marks in recent weeks about Patricio’s form.

The 90-cap Portugal star, who turns 33 today, has arguably not been at his usual top level and some were evening calling for John Ruddy to come into the side a few weeks ago.

As a former goalkeeper himself, Nuno Espirito Santo knows the challenges someone in the position can face, and ultimately backed Patricio to rediscover his mojo.

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And it seems he’s been able to do that.

Against Southampton, he achieved a score of 7.90 on BBC Sport which was the second-highest behind match-winner Pedro Neto.

The Athletic’s Tim Spiers branded him ‘flawless’, and it seems many fans shared that point of view on social media:

 

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