Wolverhampton Wanderers took a massive step towards winning the English Championship on Friday night with a dramatic win away to Cardiff City.
Going ahead in the match thanks to a stunning Ruben Neves free-kick, Wolves almost saw the three points slip away in the final moments after the home side missed two stoppage time penalties.
The victory puts Nuno Espirito Santo’s side nine points clear of the Bluebirds with just a handful of games remaining, although Cardiff do have a game in hand.
Fans were delighted with the win and performance, singling out goalscorer Neves for particular praise after another stunning display in midfield.
He has been the stand-out performer in the Championship this season, producing such good form that some fans are calling him the best player they’ve ever seen pull on a Wolves shirt.
Will he be around next season as they try to survive relegation?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their admiration for him…
Our biggest signing next season will be hanging onto Neves,please give us at least one more season 🙏🏻#wwfc
— Sean Sweeney (@Sweeneybull1) April 7, 2018
We are very lucky to have a player of such quality as Ruben Neves, enjoy this time, we shall all remember these moments. #wwfc
— Fabian Porter (@FabianPorter) April 7, 2018
— Why? (@slackermanbo) April 7, 2018
Just to let everyone know. Today is the day that I have to break the news to my wife that I am in love with someone else. It's not gonna be easy but unfortunately it's one of those things that has happened…..I LOVE YOU RUBEN NEVES #wolves #wwfc
— Bobby Garcha (@bobbygarcha85) April 7, 2018
In last nights excitement, it could easily be overlooked how much Neves controlled that game. Horrible place to go, long throws and long balls at every opportunity from Cardiff. Our 21 year old maestro once again played well beyond his years. We’ve got Neves! #wwfc
— Tom Higgs (@TomHiggsWWFC) April 7, 2018
Just realised Neves is only 21 😲
— Mike (@lylescott) April 6, 2018
— Peter Williams (@williamspm) April 6, 2018
Amongst all that ridiculous drama, we're almost forgetting the world class goal Ruben Neves scored. Just incredible he is. A beautiful man #wwfc
— Levi Jordan (@Levi_WWFC) April 6, 2018