Wolverhampton Wanderers strengthened their grip on first place in the English Championship on Saturday with a convincing 3-1 home win against Burton Albion.
Cruising in the game thanks to goals from Helder Costa and Benik Afobe, Burton Albion threatened a comeback just before the break. However, Afobe’s strike early in the second half put the game beyond doubt and moved the Wanderers six points clear of Cardiff City.
Afobe’s loan signing from Bournemouth this January has proven to be an inspired bit of business, with the 25-year-old now having netted four goals in his last four matches.
Fans are loving his contribution in his second spell at the Molineux, with some believing the club should do their best to sign him on a permanent deal this summer.
Will he be the man to deliver the goals that ensure they win the Championship and secure Premier League football?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Just how good is it watching Benik Afobe bang em in #WWFC
— FWAW (@wanderers_way) March 17, 2018
Benik Afobe's best game since returning. Held the ball up and linked up play really well today #wwfc
— Dave Nock (@Nocka66) March 17, 2018
Costa also fantastic and good to see Afobe getting his confidence back #wwfc
— WolvesFirst (@WolvesFirst) March 17, 2018
Another 3 pts nearer!! Some lovely football at times. Think Afobe has settled in now and the players realise he is a threat on the last shoulder. The Neves assist sublime and Costa is back to his menacing best #wwfc #wolves
— Matt Cook (@Cookmtt1976) March 17, 2018
Afobe was always going to score goals with the other forwards around him! More of a perfect fit then first time around #WWFC
— jarnold (@jackarnold11) March 17, 2018
— Benjamin B Jones (@esportsbenny) March 17, 2018
Afobe is really showing why we were all glad to have him back – he's the one person you trust to take the ball in the box and stick it right in the back of the net. With @Wolves' quality in delivery, it's going to work often #Wolves
— JT (@TweetsByJT) March 17, 2018
Afobe has gone from unable to hit a barn door to deadly finisher at just the right time. With 8 games left, I genuinely can't see what can stop us going up now
— Robert Kostur (@Robbo_WWFC) March 17, 2018