Southampton 1 Wolves 2 - Player ratings

Joe Edwards rates the players as Wolves remarkably come back from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton.

Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-2 (AMA)
Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-2 (AMA)

Rui Patricio

Made several important saves over the course of the 90 minutes.

Showed his reflexes to deny Redmond in the first half and produced a fine double-stop to keep out both Ward-Prowse and Adams late on. Superb. 8

Leander Dendoncker

It was a woeful first half on the whole, and Dendoncker perhaps struggled the most.

Failed to close down Armstrong for the opener but, like everyone else, was better after the break. 6

Conor Coady

The defence was too open in the first 45 but they tightened up in the second.

Coady helped see things out with clear instructions. 7

Romain Saiss

Battled well in the second period and kept things pretty simple – Ings and Redmond having far less joy. 7

Nelson Semedo

Made his presence felt going forward as the game went on and won the penalty as his strike was handled by Bertrand.

Then kept Minamino and his replacement Djenepo pretty quiet. 8

Ruben Neves

Guilty of giving the ball away cheaply on several occasions early on.

Kept his cool from the spot to equalise, though, and was solid in the end. 7

Joao Moutinho

Despite playing two games in the space of just four days, Moutinho still managed to cover plenty of ground and played his part in the comeback.

Was more efficient after the interval. 7

Jonny Castro Otto

Another solid outing as he makes his way back to full fitness.

On the pitch for more than an hour and helped get Wolves on the attack early in the second half. 7

Adama Traore

Ineffective in the first half but once Nuno changed things at half-time, swapping Neto and Traore around, the Spaniard flourished.

Went on a mazy run before passing to Semedo in the build-up to the penalty. 8

Willian Jose

Still yet to get off the mark in gold and black.

Is not getting a great deal of service but perhaps there could be more movement from him, too. Just not quite clicking for him at the moment. 6

Pedro Neto

A sensational goal worthy of winning any game. His solo effort was an emphatic display of ability, and the vast amount of belief he has in himself.

It was a special goal from a special player. Wolves' key man, no doubt about it. 9


Fernando Marcal (for Otto, 69)

Good to see him back from injury. 6

Fabio Silva (for Jose, 89)


Max Kilman (for Neto, 90+3)


Not used: Ruddy (gk), Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Otasowie, Gibbs-White, Vitinha

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