Joao Moutinho was one of many players in the Wolverhampton Wanderers side to come away with praise from supporters on social media after an impressive performance against Braga.
Raul Jimenez was man of the match as Wolves drew 3-3 at the Braga Municipal Stadium, sealing their place in the last-32 of the Europa League, but Moutinho’s contribution wasn’t ignored by fans.
Superb 1st half. Moutinho is a 5'7 monster. Phenomenal footballer.
— D.A.N (@dc77ww) November 28, 2019
Amazing achievement! Brilliant performance and some of our football on a horrendous pitch was sublime. Mistakes by Saiss and Doc for the second but they’ve been great all year so can’t be too harsh. Moutinho, Adama and Raul all magnificent…yet again.
What a time to be alive!
— Andy Humphreys (@andyhumphreys) November 28, 2019
Annoying that Braga were let back into the game, but just think about the beauty of qualifying for the knockout stages. Loved Moutinho’s determination to win it in the last 5 🐺✊#wwfc pic.twitter.com/jp6vnto5Im
— RoseTelstarWallCult5 (@5Tunesaday) November 28, 2019
Moutinho is a joke at times #wwfc
— Danny_powers82 (@DannyPowers82) November 28, 2019
Moutinho superb again!
Dendonker is so much better at the back.
The whole team is up for it & dominating, joy to watch 👏
— Steve Williams (@OddjobMacruna) November 28, 2019
Dendoncker looks like he’s played centre back all his life, Moutinho is a god and Raul is the best number 9 in years. What a club
— Jack (@DaBeanGreen) November 28, 2019
Also note the difference in passing from Moutinho & Neves. They're now playing more passes into the danger area than when they were playing in the 352. Everyone's thriving off this change: Adama, Moutinho, the defence has been good as well & Jimenez looks better than ever.
— Nas (@Nascelotti) November 28, 2019
Against Braga, the 33-year-old played for 84 minutes, made two interceptions, completed 81.8% of his 66 passes, whipped in three crosses, made five tackles, drew one foul and made two successful dribbles.
Moutinho has been a terrific servant for Wolves. Since joining from AS Monaco in 2018, he’s gone on to make 68 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 18 goals.
Is Moutinho one of the best players to have pulled on a Wolves shirt?
Yes, he is superb
No, he is good but hasn't played enough yet
The Portuguese international has shone this season too, contributing eight goals in 24 games across the board. It easy to forget he set Wolves back just £5m less than 18 months ago.
In the Premier League (1080 minutes), Moutinho has created 24 chances, made seven successful dribbles (64%), won 11 aerial duels (61%), averaged 49.2 passes-per-game with 84.7% accuracy, blocked 24 shots/passes and averaged a tackle (44) or interception (21) every 16 minutes.