Wolverhampton Wanderers failed to nab all three points against Southampton on Monday night as they finished the stronger of the two sides at Molineux – and Wolves supporters have heaped praise on substitute Pedro Neto.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side came into the match having won three of their last five Premier League games – but were without captain Conor Coady and Romain Saiss. It saw them field a four-man defence.
In a close first half, neither side managed to create a golden chance – but it was Theo Walcott’s first goal in his second Southampton spell that finally awoke Wolves. A low cross from Che Adams presented Walcott with a tap-in.
Walcott then missed a glorious chance, and Wolves did not waste that lifeline. A Raul Jimenez shot was lashed against the post – allowing Neto to tap home an equaliser in the 75th minute. He only came on five minutes earlier.
It was Neto’s second goal of the season and only his seventh in 54 Wolves outings, though many have come from the bench. Wolves finished the stronger side but failed to make the breakthrough, meaning the score remained 1-1.
Wolves supporters have responded on Twitter to £50,000 a week Neto’s (Spotrac) performance for their side, and many were delighted with his efforts – as he saved Santo’s men from suffering defeat against the Saints.
neto is our best player atm i don’t wanna hear anything else
— liv (@oliviaashIey) November 23, 2020
Maintaining the agenda that big Peddy Neto is amongst the best young ballers in the league… 😍
What a talent, man 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/3QifKe2BCQ
— Joe Thomlinson (@joethomlinson) November 23, 2020
Pedro neto is just a beast
— Dr Shrimp Puerto Rico (Not a fuckboy) (@joshwa_vin) November 23, 2020
Neto is better at set pieces than moutinho imo
— Bd🐺 (@bdrushton04) November 23, 2020
Neto just had to start going forward, been arguably our best player this season and changed the game today
— cassie (@cassie2195) November 23, 2020
Neto is frighteningly good
— Rob 🐺 (@robbowwfc) November 23, 2020