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INDIVIDUAL BRILLIANCE: Neto wins Wolves three points

 

A stunning solo goal from Pedro Neto gave Wolves a win at Southampton.

The 20 year-old forward slammed home after turning the Saints defence inside out on the right side of the area.

It's the Portguese's fifth league goal of the season and it lifts Wolves up to 12th.

Danny Ings had given the home side the lead in the first half, volleying in Stuart Armstrong's cross.

A controversial penalty was awarded to Wolves in the second half when Nelson Semedo's shot struck the arm of Ryan Bertrand.

The referee pointed at the spot and the video assistant agreed with the decision.

However, Wolves weren't complaining, despite it looking harsh as Bertrand's arm wasn't stretched out from his body.

Ruben Neves slotted from 12 yards to make it 1-1 before Neto's winner.

The Southampton manager said VAR was "destroying the game" after the penalty decision.

System tweak leads to Neto goal

 

Nuno Espirito Santo made a tactical switch at half time by swapping Adama Traore and Pedro Neto with each other out wide.

Neto ended up scoring the winner and Wolves fan Billy Dobson says the system tweak made all the difference.

"That [the change] brought them closer to Willian Jose and it shifted the dynamic," Billy said.

"Wolves started to play with more desire and were well on top in the second half."

Revenge was sweet for Wolves after they were sent out of the FA Cup in midweek by Southampton.

Up next for Wolves, they host Leeds United at Molineux on Friday night.


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