Wolves new boy Fabio Silva scores his first two goals in English football since record £35m move from Porto as teenager gets a runout in the Papa John’s Trophy against Doncaster
- Fabio Silva scored his first two goals in English football as Wolves beat Doncaster
- Silva played for Wolves’ U 21s in the Papa John’s Trophy at the Keepmoat Stadium
- The striker showed his worth after signing for £35m from Porto in September
Fabio Silva scored his first two goals in English football as Wolves’ Under 21s beat Doncaster Rovers 2-1 in the Papa John’s Trophy.
The 18-year-old striker was called into the squad on Tuesday following the absence of 14 players due to International duty.
Subsequently, Silva – who signed for £35million from Porto in September – helped the club progress to the knockout stages of the competition.
Fabio Silva scored his first two goals in English football as Wolves beat Doncaster 2-1
Silva asserted his dominance at the Keepmoat Stadium as he lined-up alongside the likes of Fernando Marcal, Ki-Jana Hoever and John Ruddy.
The striker, who was called a ‘generational talent’ by chairman Jeff Shi, took just 15 minutes to stamp his authority on the game.
Following his first goal of the evening, Silva was tightly marked by Doncaster’s 37-year-old centre-half Andy Butler.
Silva was getting a runout for Wolves in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night
Nuno Espirito Santo (above) has called the 18-year-old striker a ‘huge’ and ‘pure’ talent
However, Silva’s first-time shot in the 88th minute proved too much for Louis Jones and the Doncaster defence as the 18-year-old picked up his second goal of the evening.
Silva continued to threaten and provide Wolves with plenty more opportunities throughout the game.
The result sees the development side pick up their first victory in this season’s competition – having faced Oldham Athletic and Bradford City in their opening fixtures.
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