Wolves winger Theo Corbeanu certainly staked a claim for further starts at Sheffield Wednesday after scoring his first goal for the Owls last night.
After Darren Moore started the Wolves loanee in a League One match for the first time, the 19-year-old opened the scoring after only 11 minutes to give his side the lead against Sunderland.
Twenty-eight minutes later, playing in a left-wing back role, the Canadian international registered his first assist for Wednesday after setting up Florian Kamberi.
Moore’s side won the game 3-0 and moved up to eighth in the League One table, three points off the play-off places.
Corbeanu shines for Sheffield Wednesday
Starting at the Hillsborough Stadium for the first time, Corbeanu was a constant thorn in Sunderland’s side.
It was only last month that there was a report that Wolves could recall Corbeanu in January and send him somewhere he would play more.
But Moore insisted the exciting teenager would get chances and he has delivered on that promise.
Corbeanu finished the game against the Black Cats with the most dribbles completed (5).
He had 36 touches and completed nine of his 11 attempted passes. He also won eight ground duels and made two clearances, two tackles and one interception.
Corbeanu couldn’t contain his delight after the game and posted a message on his Instagram account following his man of the match display.
The talented youngster will be hoping his match-winning performance is enough to retain his place in Moore’s starting line-up ahead of Wednesday’s FA Cup first round clash against Plymouth Argyle on Sunday.
The man who made his Premier League debut against Tottenham would be making his FA Cup debut if he featured against the Pilgrims who sit second in League One.
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