Rui Patricio’s penalty save from Paul Pogba helped Wolves to secure a 1-1 draw against Manchester United last night, the goalkeeper making his crucial stop with the teams on level terms in the second half, and Wolves’ official Twitter channel unsurprisingly saluted the Portugal ‘keeper afterwards.
And a moment of appreciation for this man…
— Wolves (@Wolves) August 19, 2019
After Anthony Martial had given the visitors a 1-0 first half lead, Ruben Neves equalised for Wolves 10 minutes after the interval. [via Sky Sports]
Midway through the second half, Pogba was deemed to have been tripped by Conor Coady in the hosts’ penalty area and referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot. The Manchester United midfielder picked himself up to take the penalty, which was emphatically beaten away by Patricio.
Patricio has now saved two of the five in-game penalties he has faced since joining Wolves a year ago, having also kept out Joshua King in a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth back in February.
He also made three saves in the penalty shoot-out success against Manchester City in the Premier League Asia Trophy last month, as reported by The Guardian.
These Wolves fans on Twitter showed their appreciation for Patricio after last night’s match:
Let’s take a little longer …..
— Suzi Perry (@suziperry) August 19, 2019
Best keeper we’ve had for a lifetime
Big moments, he just produces
— Singhwhenyourewinning (@pedalsingh) August 19, 2019
World class save, great keeper
— The Real Liquidator (@TheMooresWWFC) August 19, 2019
— Matt (@SouthBankMatt) August 19, 2019
— si (@simjohno) August 19, 2019
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I was never in doubt. He is supremely world class. Saved several spot kicks against two big clubs from Manchester in one season.
— Serg (@_SergejSandwich) August 19, 2019