Watch: Wolves' Ruben Neves scores absolutely obscene goal against Derby

Ruben Neves

The Portuguese midfielder struck a guaranteed goal-of-the-season winner as Wolves took a step closer to their title on Wednesday night

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Former Porto midfielder Neves sent Wolves 2-0 up in the 51st minute to double their lead at Molineux, following Diego Jota's sixth-minute strike.

And good grief, what a way to do it. 

After a cleared corner fell to the 21-year-old 25 yards out, Neves flicked the ball up with his first touch before unleashing a beautiful, dipping volley over Scott Carson into the top corner.

Just... ridiculous.

Neves's sixth long-range screamer of the season – basically, all of his goals this campaign – sealed another vital Wolves win which means Premier League promotion can be secured as early as Saturday if results go their way. If not, the league leaders – 11 points clear of their closest rivals – can complete the job with a win over Birmingham on Sunday.

After the game, even opposition manager Gary Rowett admitted how impressed he was with Neves's strike.

"At one point I thought, 'Is it wrong to applaud the opposition’s goal?' because it’s the best goal I’ve seen for a long while," he said. Fair enough, really. 

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