Date: 23rd December 2019 at 10:45am
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Pedro Neto made a positive contribution for Wolverhampton Wanderers in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Norwich City, drawing praise from supporters on social media. The 19-year-old was brought off the bench in the second-half and played his part in Wolves winning the game late on, assisting Raul Jimenez for the winner.

Neto has been reduced to substitute appearances for Wolves this season, but his latest cameo was one of his best so far. The Portuguese u21 international was introduced in the 76th minute and may have given Nuno Espirito Santo a selection headache after his impressive performance.

Against Norwich, Neto played for 14 minutes, made 13 touches, completed 100% of his passes, created one chance, had one shot, made two successful dribbles and boasted 100% accuracy from his crosses. The 19-year-old made more of a contribution in a quarter of an hour than the player he replaced – Diogo Jota.

Neto has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating five goals. The wide-man has racked up only 663 minutes of football across the board, however, so he’s had to be patient for opportunities. Neto’s made only one Premier League start all the way back in September, but he made a good account of himself on the weekend.

Whether Nuno Espirito Santo considers giving him the nod against Manchester City (December 27) remains to be seen, however.

How will Wolverhampton Wanderers fare against Manchester City?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

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