Bruno Jordao scored as Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Reading in the EFL Cup but an injury will delay his Premier League debut.

Bruno Jordao’s Wolverhampton Wanderers debut was the very definition of ‘bittersweet’.

The Portuguese U21 international was made to wait for his first appearance in black and gold after arriving from Lazio in a combined £18 million deal with Pedro Neto, but he certainly made up for lost time in the first half of Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie against Reading.

Jordao looked a cut above at Molineux, cruising through the game and producing a performance full of class, composure and no little quality. His presence even appeared to get the best out of Ruben Neves, who has endured a sluggish start to the season.

There was a goal too, albeit via a massive fumble from Reading’s Everton loanee Joao Virginia.

So Wolves will be praying for positive news today with Jordao being stretchered off midway through what was starting to look like a dream debut in English football.

Speaking to the BBC, coach Nuno Espirito Santo admitted that the 20-year-old had suffered a twisted ankle which shouldn’t keep him out for too long.

Jordao will be hoping to build on this eye-catching display as soon as possible.

 

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