Wolves’ unbeaten run in the Premier League was extended to six matches with a 1-0 win over Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon. The Premier League newcomers had to fight for the three points but were ultimately deserving of their victory.
It was their right wing-back Matt Doherty who was able to make the difference with a fine near-post finish in the second half. The goal that broke the deadlock comes as a fine reward for Doherty’s much improved recent form.
The 26-year-old had his doubters at the start of the season as questions were asked about his ability to make the step up to the top flight. Recently, however, the Republic of Ireland international has been looking very comfortable with the level of the division.
After his match-winning contribution for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, plenty of Wolves supporters took to Twitter to heap praise upon Doherty…
Buzzing for Doherty to get his goal today. He’s come on leaps and bounds under Nuno, the perfect player for RWB in this system, he’s been brilliant so far #wwfc
— Ryan (@Ryan_Buttery) 6 October 2018
Fair play to Matt Doherty. I didn’t think he was good enough at this level and he is making me eat my words every week! Great goal #wwfc
— Mark (@skodinio) 6 October 2018
Wonder how the Doherty haters are feelng now #wwfc
— ?????? ???????? (@DazzMatthews73) 6 October 2018
— Kevin Astley (@kevtheman10) 6 October 2018
Absolutely buzzing for Doherty. He’s wanderers through and through. Get in lad #WWFC
— Dan Bassett (@DanBassett_) 6 October 2018
Take back everythin I’ve said about Doherty, guys ridiculous #wwfc
— JS (@_JSaunders01) 6 October 2018