Southampton 1-2 Wolves: Neto scores a stunning solo goal in Wolves turnaround

Pedro Neto-Wolves

Wolves came from behind to beat struggling Saints away.

Wolves completed a brilliant turnaround against Southampton, cancelling out Danny Ings’ first half strike.

Nuno Santo’s side were lacklustre in the first half and Southampton, who were lacking confidence prior to the game, took full advantage of it, with Ings opening the account.

However, Wolves took control of things in the second half and they were awarded a penalty after Nelson Semedo’s strike hit the arms of Ryan Bertrand. Ruben Neves was successful from the spot to put his side on level terms.

Pedro Neto produced a moment of magic when he left Vestergaard dead with a brilliant piece of skill before shooting the ball past keeper McCarthy. The 20-year-old also ended his goal drought as his last goal was against Chelsea in December.

Saints failed to respond for Neto’s strike as Wolves claimed all three points after what is touted to be an important away win. The victory is also a sort of a payback to midweek’s FA Cup defeat against Southampton.

Following an emphatic win against Arsenal at the start of this month, Wolves look to be back on track after not suffering any defeats in their last three Premier League games.

Elsewhere, Saints’ woes are deepening after suffering a sixth consecutive league defeat this season.  Although they were leading at the end of the first half today, they looked completely switched off for the rest of the game.

Amid the worrying form, Hasenhuttl’s men await Chelsea and Leeds United in the coming weeks.

Danny Ings has now scored 30 Premier League goals since the start of last season. 20 more than any other Southampton player in that time. What a volley.