Matt Doherty insists there’s no better feeling in football than scoring a last-minute winner.
The Irishman’s composed finish capped a sensational comeback, as Wolves came from 2-0 down to beat Manchester City in dramatic circumstance at Molineux. Facing ten men for much of the game, Wolves kept knocking on the door of the defending champions and, once the pendulum had swung, Doherty took advantage with a piece of quality to win three massive points for his team.
On his winning goal
“I was thinking to pass to Raul and hope he found the right touch, which he did, and he does quite often. I managed to shift it on to my left foot, then there’s no better feeling in football than scoring last-minute winners.
“Obviously, I like to get forward and like to link with Raul. I’ve had many shots this season that haven’t gone in, so it was pretty special.”
On a dramatic game
“They’re obviously a hard team to play against, when they went down to ten, you’d think it would have made it a little easier, but it didn’t really. They showed what a class team they are with the two goals, but we felt we were always in the game.
“Once we got one you could feel the change in momentum. We really believe that we could get back in the game at that point and the fact that we did it shows our belief. To get two goals late on is a special feeling.”
On claiming the double
“We went to City and won 2-0, so we always believe that we can beat any team, home and away. They’re one of the best teams in the world and we’ve held our own against them twice. It’s a great feeling, but we’ve got to rest up and go again against Liverpool in two days.”