Ruben Neves nets last-second winner to seal incredible comeback

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Ruben Neves completed an incredible Wolves fightback as Bruno Lej’s side destroyed Aston Villa with three goals in the final 15 minutes.

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Villa looked to be in complete control as they took a two-goal lead in the second half – with John McGuin as their driving force.

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Ruben Neves (left) and Connor Cody celebrate after winning the game for Wolves
Neves sealed the turnaround with his last-gasp free-kick

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Neves sealed the turnaround with his last-gasp free-kick
John McGuin celebrates his goal

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John McGuin celebrates his goal

But then Dean Smith’s side simply collapsed as his defense fell in favor of a Wolves who had made hardly a threat until the 79th minute.

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When Romain Sass pulled back a Daniel Podens cross after converting from a pinpoint Neves pass, there was little sign of what was to come.

The goal brought Wolves back to life and they equalized in the 85th minute.

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Max Killman almost gained the respect when he went against the crossbar.

But Villa failed to clear his lines and – in the scuffle that followed – England defender Conor Cody, unable to stop Axel Tuanzebe, threw the ball across the line.

Captain Cody punched in the air and lashed out at the traveling fans and urged them to make another attempt.


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Cody celebrates with fans and teammates after the draw

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Cody celebrates with fans and teammates after the draw

And the Wolves made it four minutes into stoppage time.

Adama Traore, who had a disappointing afternoon, won the free-kick 20 yards from the goal.

And when Neves stepped up to take it, his shot took a deflection from Villa defender Matt Targett and bounced into the net.

Wolves players celebrated with their enthusiastic fans as Villa boss Smith looked furious.

It was an embarrassment from Villa, who was under control by then.

McGuin was on fire as he scored the opening goal for Danny Ings, who went home three minutes after the break to score his first goal in six games.

And then McGuin caught Villa’s second shot as he netted with a shot taking a vicious deflection from Neves.

Ings’ goal meant that since his debut in the competition in August 2014, he has scored 58 goals in the Premier League – and the only Englishmen to have scored more in this period were Harry Kane (163), Jamie Vardy (124) and Raheem Sterling ( 85).

But it will matter little after the finale for the Wolves to remember.

Coady makes a fist bump to the away crowd after his crucial goal

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Coady makes a fist bump to the away crowd after his crucial goal
Danny Ings led Villa at the start of the second half

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Danny Ings led Villa at the start of the second half

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