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.
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.
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:
— Dan Gagliarde (@Dan_Gagliarde) 10 November 2019
Just watched back the first half. Never forget how good & how many tackles the magic man Moutinho makes #wwfc
— Simmo (@simbawolf7) 10 November 2019
He was absolutely everywhere today 👌
— Matt Turner (@MattTurn3r_361) 10 November 2019
Every player was an 11/10 today but Joao Moutinho has played to a degree that I never thought possible for a Wolves player.
Him, Jiménez and Patricio all arguably world-class in their positions. #wwfc
— JP (@Joe_Parker26) 10 November 2019
Where do we start on today? I thought we incredible today. Everyone played out of their skin. Dendoncker, Coady and Saiss were quality. Probably Coady’s best game without Boly beside him. Moutinho and Neves were unbelievable. Would probably say Joao’s best game in a wolves shirt.
— Josh (@Lem_WWFC) 10 November 2019
Man missing in the Wolverhampton area. He’s described as vulnerable to being totally bossed in the midfield area. Last seen safely tucked up in Joào Moutinho’s back pocket.. if found please return John McGinn to Villa Park!! #wwfc
— Jase 🐺🐺 (@71Jase) 10 November 2019
— 🐺🍋 (@AlfieOConnor6) 10 November 2019
— michelle (@wellygoggs) 10 November 2019