Wolves secured a superb victory against Arsenal to go sixth in the Premier League. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men won 2-1 courtesy of goals from Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence.
Arsenal did equalise through Gabriel but a well-organised Wolves outfit weren’t to be denied at the Emirates Stadium.
Things got off to a bad start for the visitors when Raul Jimenez picked up a nasty-looking head injury and was forced off the pitch on a stretcher.
That seemed to drive Wolves on though and they ensured Arsenal were second best on their own pitch for large parts of the game.
One man who rolled back the years for Wolves was Joao Moutinho.
He marshalled the midfield magnificently and showcased exactly what his experience brings to the Wolves team.
The 34-year-old signed for the West Midlands-based outfit in 2018 from Monaco and has become an integral part of Santo’s team.
He has made 110 appearances for the club, although this season he hasn’t always started games.
Moutinho made his sixth start against the Gunners last night and a few more could be in the offing after his professional performance.
The £100,000-a-week maestro has played 127 times for Portugal and right now he looks an important player for Wolves.
Here is what supporters were saying about his performance against Arsenal.
What a sterling performance given the circumstances. Moutinho back to his best, Neto unplayable, Podence ace and Silva very promising. Few hairy moments at the back but to be expected given the new formation. All thoughts remain with @Raul_Jimenez9. #wwfc
— Darb (@darbayit) November 29, 2020
Moutinho. Thought he was tremendous.
— Steve Wiles (@SteveWiles20) November 29, 2020
Podence awesome. Coady legend. Marçal imperious. Moutinho incredible.
But Neto, come on!!!!
— Andy Roden ☃ (@andyroden) November 29, 2020
Coady, Neto and Moutinho were class today
— nathan 🏴 (@naththomasjones) November 29, 2020
– Coady can play in a back 4
– Silva stepped up to the occasion
– Moutinho’s still got it
– Podence is a class act
– Neto’s the best player in the league
Did I miss anything?
— Joshua Proud (@Joshua_Prizzle) November 29, 2020
The attackers will get the plaudits and rightly so, but I thought Marcal and Moutinho were fantastic tonight #WWFC
— Marc Nock (@nocky1982) November 29, 2020
Moutinho, Coady and Neto was superb. Neto work rate is amazing. Promising link up play from silva, forget the price tag he will be a top player just needs time 🐺
— Nath (@nathwwfc_) November 29, 2020
Neto and Moutinho different class today, fabio looked promising aswell
— Matt (@mattwwfc9) November 29, 2020
I’ve been very critical of Joao Moutinho the first few games of the season but gotta say today he was absolutely superb #wwfc
— David (@daveyhopp) November 29, 2020