Many Wolves fans heaped praise on Joao Moutinho after his side’s 2-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday night.
The 34-year-old made his 16th start of the season alongside Ruben Neves in the holding midfield role and hit a stunning 30-yard strike to earn the Black Country club the three points.
Moutinho has been criticised by segments of the Molineux faithful at times during the 2020/21 campaign but answered those critics in the best possible way.
Per Fotmob, the Portuguese midfielder made five ball recoveries, played six crosses, two key passes and accumulated a pass success rate of 93%.
Was Joao Moutinho your MOTM vs Arsenal?
For his goal alone, supporters showered Moutinho with praise on Twitter after the full-time whistle, despite some controversial decisions being made during the game from referee Craig Pawson, who sent off two Arsenal players.
Moutinho the star of the Wolves show
“I will say this, Moutinho recently had negative criticism by some of the fans. Tonight, the performance was great and the 30-yard goal was superb. It’s a shame because of lockdown, Molineux didn’t have fans in to see it. The atmosphere would have been awesome.”
“Jose looks a proper centre forward. He has a corking right foot on him too. Vitinha looks better each time he is on. Moutinho was back to his best, I had doubts. Now we have to keep Maddison quiet on Sunday.”
“Fully agree with the MOTM award too, Moutinho was immense in that second half #wwfc”
“Blimey, what a crazy game that was. Still think we are better with three at the back but right now, I couldn’t care less because we’ve finally won. Hopefully, this is the turning point of the season. What a strike and performance by Moutinho by the way”
“Joao Moutinho. Form is temporary. Class is permanent #WWFC #WolvesAyWe”
“João Moutinho The best I’ve ever seen in a Wolves shirt his first 18 months with us. I wrote him off and wouldn’t have played him tonight. So glad to be wrong.”
In other news, Willian Jose backed to hit the ground running at Molineux.
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