Wolves moved back to the top of the league after a hard-fought 2-0 win over Reading, with John Ruddy having a real mixed afternoon in goal.
The former England international has been excellent for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men since joining from Norwich in the summer, however he endured a very uncharacteristic sloppy start.
Within a minute he had made hard work of a fairly routing long-range John Swift strike that he fumbled onto the post, whilst a lazy clearance was deflected inches wide just five minutes later.
Yet, he improved dramatically as the game went on and the below tweet from @ChezRogers highlights just what an important save he made from Mo Barrow when the score was 1-0 to Wolves.
— Chez Rogers (@ChezRogers) November 18, 2017
That save came with just under ten minutes to go and really did make the difference. He also followed it up with another point-blank save with his feet after the Royals piled on the pressure for an equaliser.
Minutes later Matt Doherty would seal the points for the Black Country side with a fine goal, but Wolves fans took to twitter to appreciate the save from John Ruddy.
Not the best of performances but got the job done, Cav’s goal was disgusting ???? Boly is a brick wall and keeping him fit is a must for the season. MOTM has to be Ruddy ???????? 2 massive saves when only 1-0 especially the 1 handed save from point blank ???? #wwfc pic.twitter.com/E1l38bUV7O
— Peggyy (@_TomPegg) November 18, 2017
Ruddy has made his mistakes and should not be exempt from criticism, but my God did he keep us in it today. 2 world class saves and now 9 clean sheets in 17 at Wolves. Took us 35 games to reach the same feat last season. #wwfc
— Charlie (@CharIieGreg) November 18, 2017
Ruddy deserves great credit for them saves but Nuno…"it's his job!" ???? #wwfc
— Steve Cross (@StevenCross81) November 18, 2017
Was even more impressed when I learnt how young he was. It was just one of those days for us, the Ruddy save was phenomenal! It’s the kind of luck you get when you’re at the top of the league. Likewise, hope you guys continue your good form you’re a fun side
— PannasandNutmegs (@PannasNutmegs) November 18, 2017
*That* save from Ruddy completely made up for his dodgy first half. Absolutely brilliant
— G ???????? (@gdjp_wwfc) November 18, 2017
this may be biased, but i have never seen a save as good as John Ruddy's today
— Lawley (@LawleyConnor88) November 18, 2017
Watch ruddy's save tonight, that alone is worth 3 points.
— Ben Lowndes (@BenLowndes2) November 18, 2017
— Jim Duncombe (@JimDuncombe) November 18, 2017