Fans of Wolverhampton Wanderers have waxed lyrical over Matt Doherty following the Europa League 3-3 draw with Braga.
The Old Gold confirmed qualification to the knockout stages of the competition on Thursday night, with the stalemate in Portugal seeing them over the line in Group K (as per BBC).
Following a post from the Irishman thanking fans for their support (via Matt Doherty), many began to wax lyrical over the full-back.
Recovering now for the game Sunday knowing we are in the knockout stage of the Europa League is a great feeling. 6000 away fans on a Thursday night. Incredible. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/yQruG51tgT
— Matt Doherty (@mattdoherty20) November 29, 2019
Superb effort Matt
— cudgie smilie (@cudgie08) November 29, 2019
Was tough conditions last night ur goal was fabulous what a team proud to be a wolf
— donna (@vamplocks) November 29, 2019
Thank you for making it happen!
— Irish Wolves (@IrishWolvesFans) November 29, 2019
— Richard Pumfrey (@PumfreyRichard) November 29, 2019
Is Matt Doherty Wolves' best defender?
Yes, he's absolutely class
No, he's good but not quite
The 27-year-old’s classy performance in Portugal earned him a 7/10 rating (as per Express and Star).
Alongside a solid performance, the Irishman bagged the Old Gold’s second goal of the evening following a fantastic ball from Raul Jimenez, which many fans commended him on.
Goal of the season so far Matt in my opinion of course! Absolutely brilliant
— Dave Sheldon (@Korfball39) November 29, 2019
Amazing goal Doc!! My son is excited to see you play on Sunday
— Kerry Foxall (@FoxallKerry) November 29, 2019
Fab goal last night!!! Well Done to you and the lads!!! So so proud of you all!!!!!! What an achievement!!!! xxx
— CathyAW45 (@CathyWithington) November 29, 2019
What do we think?
While the full-back only has a 6.73/10 average rating for the season so far (per Whoscored), Doherty, who is valued at £13.5 million (Transfermarkt), has been influential in Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
With three goals and one assist for Wolves across 19 appearances so far this term (per Transfermarkt), the 27-year-old has been a key figure in the final third, as well as in the defensive third, which will hopefully continue.