Wolves got back to winning ways on Tuesday night, with a comfortable 3-0 win over a very poor Reading side in the Championship – and fans were stunned and delighted by a fine performance from on-loan striker Benik Afobe.
Matt Doherty got two, sandwiched by a goal from Afobe, and the home fans were delighted that their on-loan striker got a goal on his first league start back at Molineux.
The 25-year-old re-joined Wolves on loan from Premier League side Bournemouth in January, scoring his first goal back in the 3-0 demolition of Leeds.
He had been limited to cameo appearances up until now but Nuno rewarded him with a start against Reading after his side’s poor performance in the 4-1 defeat to rivals Aston Villa at the weekend.
He repaid his manager with a goal and fans are delighted to see him getting back to his old self of the pitch after a stuttering start back at Molineux.
To make things even better, Villa, who were threatening to catch Wolves at the top of the Championship, suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at home to QPR.
Here are the best reactions from delighted Wolves fans:
Also shoutouts to Costa & Afobe. Back to their old selves, causing the Reading defence all sorts of problems. Saiss great alongside Neves too. Our best MF partnership without a doubt. #wwfc
— Paddy Day (@paddyday90) March 14, 2018
I ain’t worried if Costa, Afobe and Cav all play like they did tonight
— joe???? (@WoIvesJoe) March 13, 2018
— Kev Baker (@bakes1970) March 13, 2018
— Vaughany (@Vaughany1973) March 13, 2018
Goodnight x pic.twitter.com/MamBOfIhBu
— was wolvescosta (@WolvesAfobe) March 13, 2018
Wolves definitely made a statement with that win. Starting Afobe definitely worked out well.
— Lewis (@Lewis8Media) March 13, 2018
What a difference the game was tonight by nuno starting Afobe & Bennett????????⚫️
— Jord????⚫️ (@Jord7Wolves) March 13, 2018
Great win – on to Saturday , Afobe has to start again !
Fair play to Cardiff and Neil Warnock – they keep grinding out results at tough places to go. Would rather us and them go up than the Viiiiiiilla ????
— Stuart Harris (@stuharris06) March 13, 2018
Afobe 2 start again sat?
— Guy Dingey (@DingleyGuy) March 13, 2018
Very comfortable win, great to see Afobe scoring again and Doherty bagging 2, if only we could have got a pen to get him his hat trick ???? with Villa losing, it kind of makes Saturday’s loss pointless so can’t complain too much ☺️
— Adam Virgo (@Adam_Virgo) March 13, 2018
Hope he gets another chance on Saturday!! His confidence will be sky high if he does!! ‘Oh Benik Afobe’!!!!! ????????⚽️
— Steve Wiles (@wiles_steve) March 13, 2018
Where are all the wolves slaters tonight! Bennett & Afobe made a BIG difference! UTW!!! #wwfc
— ????◼ (@AGloverX) March 13, 2018
Love being proved wrong get in Afobe #wwfc
— Ryan Wall (@Ryanonawall2) March 13, 2018
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