Matt Doherty may have been struggling for Wolves this term but he saved one of his most confident attacking displays of the season for his country.
The right-back popped up with a headed goal for the Republic of Ireland on Monday evening as he gave his side some late hope of qualifying for Euro 2020.
However, their automatic chances were quashed as they drew 1-1 with Denmark.
Doherty made a costly error for the visitor’s goal as he allowed Martin Braithwaite to ghost in behind him and find the back of the net.
The praise Doherty received afterwards was therefore rather surprising, with comments such as man of the match and star of the show perhaps unwarranted given his error cost Ireland the win.
Seeing him bag his first goal for his country delighted Wolves supporters, though, as they rallied behind the 27-year-old.
One supporter suggested the defender gave it his all while a further individual said he was the most talented on the pitch.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
— Phil Owen (@flowin74) November 18, 2019
Top player! ❤️🐺
— Matt Osborne (@matthew8943) November 18, 2019
What a player he is.He must be one of the best attacking right backs there is in the country.Congratulations Doc on your first of many international goals
— Roy Wooldridge (@roylegobrick) November 19, 2019
@mattdoherty20 gave it all tonight. Left it all on the pitch.
— DerekT 🇮🇪 (@DerekTurner84) November 18, 2019
Man of the match performance from the Doc tonight
— Tony Springthorpe (@tonywolf51) November 19, 2019
It’s much more difficult and demanding playing wingback as part of Mick’s back 4, where other team members are not coached to automatically cover and fill in. Nevertheless, he was the star of the show.
— Howlin_Wolf (@HwlinWlf) November 19, 2019
The most talented player on the pitch, by a mile. Well done Matt
— Alan Richards (@AlanRic23463) November 18, 2019
Terrific Doc 👏. https://t.co/P7efO76OOY
— Alan Leese 🏴. (@_AlanLeese) November 18, 2019