Wolverhampton Wanderers boosted their hopes of sealing Champions League football with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday and Matt Doherty was one of many players praised for another impressive performance. The 28-year-old saw a lot of the ball at right-back and came out trumps in the majority of his duels at Villa Park, resulting in acclaim from fans on social media.
You had a fantastic game today!
— Gaelle Holford (@GaelleHolford) June 27, 2020
Well done Matt. You and the team are doing amazing! 😀💛🖤🐺👏🏼👏🏼
— Bucko (@Buckowolf) June 27, 2020
Matt Doherty best RB in England
— Kieran Burke 🏇⚽🎯🎙️ (@Kieran_B_Sport) June 27, 2020
brilliant again x
— djay (@msdj66) June 27, 2020
Unreal matt, a legend of the club
— johnny pearl (@johnnypearl4) June 27, 2020
Superb work again, today, Matt. Keep it up! 👏👍
— Irish Wolves (@IrishWolvesFans) June 27, 2020
You are in awesome form Sir.#fplgod Keep up the good work.
— Mark Howells | dageeza.eth (@dageeza) June 27, 2020
Against Villa, Doherty played for 90 minutes, made 79 touches, won five aerial duels, completed 83.6% of his 55 passes, created one chance, had one shot, whipped in one cross, boasted a 100% record from long balls, made two tackles, gave away two fouls, made one interception, won three free-kicks and made one clearance.
The Republic of Ireland international joined Wolves for only £81k from Bohemians in 2010 and has gone on to make 294 appearances in all competitions, scoring 28 goals and making 40 assists. Doherty now has a market value of £14.4m and has been one of the better right-backs in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old is a regular under Nuno Espirito Santo, making 42 appearances across the board this season while scoring seven goals and making four assists, and his performance on Saturday showed why.