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Wolves fans hail Joao Moutinho after Aston Villa performance

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Wolves fans hail Joao Moutinho after Aston Villa performance

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have hailed midfield maestro Joao Moutinho, after a brilliant performance at the weekend against Aston Villa.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side ran out 2-1 winners over their Midlands rivals at Molineux, and are now up to eighth in the Premier League table.

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Goals came from Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez to lift the club to their highest position of the season so far.

Having beaten Slovan Bratislava on Thursday, it was a great end to the week for the Black Country club and revenge for the recent Carabao Cup defeat.

The headlines went the way of Neves and Jimenez, but Wolves fans ensured to praise the brilliant Moutinho on social media after the game.

The Portuguese veteran was everywhere for the home side and set up Neves’ goal, and really gave Villa danger man John McGinn nothing all afternoon.

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Moutinho was typically tidy in possession, and was constantly probing to try and find Jimenez or the wide players in the final third.

Wolves fans react

Many Wolves fans were in awe of the £5 million signing’s (BBC Sport) performance, with some expressing their shock as to how the club managed to sign him in 2018:

 

 

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