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Wolves’ record £35m signing Fabio Silva scores first TWO goals

Wolves’ record £35m signing Fabio Silva scores first TWO goals for the club’s U21s to them reach knockout stages of Papa John’s Trophy

  • Fabio Silva scored his first two goals in English football as Wolves beat Doncaster
  • Silva played for Wolves in the U21’s 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 beat Doncaster Rovers 2-1 in the U21’s 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 played for Wolves in the U21's Papa John's Trophy held at the Keepmoat Stadium

Silva played for Wolves in the U21’s Papa John’s Trophy held at the Keepmoat Stadium

Nuno Espirito Santo (above) has called the 18-year-old striker a 'huge' and 'pure' talent

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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