Wolverhampton Wanderers enjoyed a 2-0 win over West Ham United on Wednesday evening and Joao Moutinho was one of many players to impress.
The 33-year-old pulled all the strings in midfield, seldom relinquished possession, created a lot of opportunities for his teammates and help turnover the ball on a number of occasions.
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
Moutinho did a good job in nullifying the opposition. Declan Rice & Mark Noble failed to create a chance at Molineux and were criticised by supporters for underperforming on the night. Noble was even hooked at 70 minutes.
High quality match!
Traore was incredible.
Dendoncker great on rh side with Doc.
Moutinho off the ball, as well as on, brilliant.
Neves first time balls scary.
Jonny turning into Spanish Denis Irwin
Brilliant team performance, so solid.
Nuno a Wolves Legend!#wolvesaywe #WOLWHU
— Andrew Wright /_/ (@ChewyWolf1977) December 4, 2019
Really impressive team performance, could have been far more than 2-0. Patricio pulled off a great save and Snodgrass ballsed up a big chance, but otherwise it was pretty much all Wolves. Moutinho, Jonny and Traore superb, Neto and Cutrone nice cameos, defence solid. Nice.
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) December 4, 2019
Moutinho makes the game of football look so simple. A Rolls Royce of a player 🙌🏻 #WWFC
— Ritchie Jones (@RitchieJones) December 4, 2019
— Bradley Parker (@parker_bradley) December 4, 2019
Moutinho for 5M has to be one of the bargains of the decade, so good & consistent even at the age of 33
— MR ⚒ (@MahfuzRN04) December 4, 2019
Against West Ham, the Portuguese international played a full 90 minutes, made 73 touches, won one aerial duel, created three chances, had one shot, completed 92.7% of his 55 passes, whipped in seven crosses with 57% accuracy, made three interceptions, drew two fouls, made one clearance and assisted Leander Dendoncker’s opening goal in the 23rd minute.
Moutinho has been a revelation at Wolves. The midfielder joined for a surprisingly low fee of £5m in 2018 and took little time to impress in England. He’s made a total of 70 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 17 goals, and is showing no signs of slowing down despite his advancing age.