That is according to BT Sport The co-commentator and former Liverpool end Steve McManaman, who acknowledges that the England international dropped a "clanger".
Neves developed a special ability to achieve spectacular finishes in the Championship last season.
Each goal he scored in the previous season was out of the box.
Now he is out of place in the Premier League with a well-placed shot against the Toffees.
"Everton star Jordan Pickford could not save Rubén Neves' sublime free kick."
Pickford got his hand, but could not start the ball.
McManaman believes the former Sunderland ace should not have made a small movement to his right, which prevented him from having a clean hand on the ball.
"Ruben Neves' brilliant free kick, but the goalkeeper should have saved him," he said.
"Jordan Pickford's game behind the wall, moving to his right.
"He has gone to the goalkeeper's side as far as I'm concerned.
"Great free kick but he has not come close to the wall, Pickford, he's going right, he can not come back, he's jumping right, he can not go left.
"That's not in the corner, that should be in the range." The wolves are back in the game.
"Great decision by Craig Pawson, Ruben Neves does what he has to do.
"He gets it in the goal, the goalkeeper plays this time, retreat of the net, 1-1".
The free kick was awarded after Phil Jagielka received his marching orders for a late tackle, Diogo Jota.
Speaking before the crash, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said his team could push for European football.
He said: "In my opinion, all my players could play in the top six.
"For me, my players are the best players in the world.
"And I say it again, the best players in the world.
"This is my belief and this is my conviction.
"It sounds absurd to you maybe, but for me, no, it's my belief because it's the way I look at them.
"I admire them, I see them work, I do not make comparisons with anyone.
"They are the best, I hope they believe they are."