Wolves star Jose Sa redeemed himself against Crystal Palace
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Wolves star Jose Sa redeemed himself against Crystal Palace

Wolves are on the brink of Premier League safety after a huge 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last night.

Julen Lopetegui’s side ground out a third straight win at Molineux to join the Eagles on 37 points.

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Wanderers are now nine points clear of the relegation zone and with five games left to play, the situation is looking very healthy.

Wolves got off to a perfect start last night, with Ruben Neves’ whipped corner being turned in by Palace defender Joachim Andersen.

Wovles were great for the next half an hour, but Palace finished the half strongly.

Roy Hodgson’s side would take the game to Wolves in the second-half, and the defence had to be at their very best.

Wolves stood firm, and then goalkeeper Sam Johnstone took out Pedro Neto right at the end to hand Wolves a penalty.

Neves converted to cap off a magnificent performance from him.

Wolves had to be at their best defensively against some big threats in the Palace side.

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Nelson Semedo, Craig Dawson, Max Kilman and Hugo Bueno were all fantastic.

But a word for the man behind them, Jose Sa.

Sa came into the game off the back of a mistake against Leicester that cost Wolves points. He took out Jamie Vardy to concede a penalty, and the Foxes were able to go on and win the game.

There was pressure on him tonight. More eyes than usual were on him to see how he would respond. After the game with Leicester, Lopetegui did issue a subtle warning regarding his form.

But the £7 million star put in a fine display between the sticks, making several great saves.

His one from Sambi Lokonga in the first-half was absolutely crucial, and very impressive considering how little time he had to react.

He also made a stunning flying save from an Ebere Eze strike from the edge of the area.

Jose Sa showed huge character last night against Crystal Palace

There had been a bit of talk about Sa leading up to the game last night.

Some were even suggesting that it might be time to bring number two Dan Bentley in for his debut.

But Lopetegui stuck by his number one, and was rewarded for doing so.

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Not only did Sa make good saves, but he also commanded his area well and he didn’t show any signs of apprehension considering his error against Leicester just days ago.

It takes big character to bounce back from a mistake, and Sa deserves big praise for his display last night.

Undoubtedly, he helped Wolves take points this time.