Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their lead at the top of the table on Saturday evening, with a stunning 2-1 victory over promotion rivals Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
Nuno Santo’s side were instantly on the back-foot following Danny Batth’s early red card, with the Robins taking advantage of their numerical advantage after the breakthrough striker Bobby Reid’s goal.
City goalkeeper Frank Fielding then received his marching orders for a professional foul, in what proved to be a huge turning point in the game.
Defender Barry Douglas grabbed the equaliser, before centre-half Ryan Bennett rose highest to nod in a last minute winner to send the travelling Wolves fans into raptures.
Victory moved the visitors ten points clear of second-place Derby County, who moved into the top-two following defeats for the Robins and Cardiff City.
Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves continued his fine form in the middle of the park following his move from Portugal in the summer, with his excellent display contributing to Santo’s side’s victory.
The promising youngster took to Twitter to celebrate the result, with fans quick to praise the performance of their star man…
Tonight is the biggest statement you boys have made! We are wolves – we shall not be moved
— Neild (@Hadenwoof) December 30, 2017
— Andrew Turnock (@andyturnock) December 30, 2017
Absolutely quailty, best wolves team I have seen in 30 years of supporting wolves, the passion and dedication in this team speaks volumes
— tonyshowell (@tonyshowell) December 31, 2017
Controlled the midfield again Ruben.. Class, class, class /_/
— John Armstrong (@StokeWolf64) December 30, 2017
Absolute class Ruben! Let’s keep it going. #wwfc ????????
— Rich Morgan (@richmorgan09) December 30, 2017
Great win. Great battling performance. Well done lads.
— Nick Hardman (@nickhardman) December 31, 2017
@rubendsneves_ you are the future for wolves ???? come on let’s go ????????????????
— david brown (@brogahmdeville) December 31, 2017
Absolutely brilliant! top notch lads! On to @BrentfordFC Bring it on! Wolves ay we!
— Ian Turner (@jugsy74) December 31, 2017
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