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Nuno Espirito Santo was delighted with the way his Wolves team fought back when they stunned Southampton on the south coast on Sunday.
The Wolves capitalized on a hotly contested penalty to top the Saints in the Premier League table with a 2-1 win at St Mary’s Stadium.
Rubén Neves converted the kicked penalty that transformed the shock of the south coast. It came after Ryan Bertrand was controversially punished for handball.
Nelson Semedo’s rough effort hit Bertrand’s hand as his back was turned to attempt a point-blank block, but the penalty was still awarded.
Neves ‘fourth league goal of the season nullified Danny Ings’ impressive first-half volley, knocked down the furious Saints and put the Wolves on track to a first win in three games.
Pedro Neto pirouetted around Jannik Vestergaard before pinning down the winner, to condemn the Saints to a sixth consecutive Premier League loss.
Set of two halves
Nuno said Amazon prime: “It was a very tough match. Both halves were very tough. In the first half, Southampton managed the game. In the second half we were in the lead, we scored two goals and then we defended very well.
“It was a good play before the penalty; then it is up to the referee.
“I don’t agree that the first half was disappointing, it was a tough game, Southampton are a good team.
“We were trying to do our thing, but Southampton got it right, and then the game changes.
“Our standards are very high, our players are very talented.”
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