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March 17, 2019

United win worth all the years of hurt for Wolves fans – analysis

Wolves 2 Manchester United 1 Every now and then a game comes along to make it all worthwhile. Those who follow football from outside this region might not appreciate the journey Wolves have been on prior to, and perhaps which led to, the wild celebrations that greeted the win over Manchester United on Saturday night. Has there ever been a club that has experienced such thrilling highs and such gut-wrenching lows? The rollercoaster ride Wolves have travelled is well known, but at times like this it feels like the history lesson is worth repeating. From being pioneers of European football,…

Wolves to play Watford in the semi – and the omens are good

Wolves will play Watford in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. The reward for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side after they beat Manchester United 2-1 in the sixth round yesterday is a clash against a Premier League rival currently one place and one point below them. Manchester City face Brighton in the other semi, raising the possibility of a repeat of the 1974 League Cup final, when Wolves beat City 2-1. Both games will be at Wembley over the weekend of April 6-7. Watford and Wolves have met each other seven times in the Cup before, with Wolves winning four and…

Solskjaer: ‘Wolves are a good team’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United deserved nothing against Wolves, labelling their performance the worst of his reign and a ‘big step backwards’. United’s interim boss praised Nuno Espirito Santo’s side after their 2-1 win which sent the Red Devils out of the FA Cup however. “We got what we deserved because we didn’t deserve anything,” said Solskjaer. “But it’s against a good team, they have done well against all the top teams this season so don’t take anything away from their performance, even though we under-performed. “You cannot perform to your top levels every single time, but this is…

Nuno: My thrill to give fans back the joy of Wolves’ glory days

Nuno Espirito Santo revealed his biggest thrill was to give Wolves fans the joy back from the club’s glory days after beating Manchester United to reach the FA Cup semi-finals. Wolves clinched their first Wembley cup appearance for 31 years and their first semi-final for 21 years on an unforgettable night at Molineux after beating United 2-1 thanks to second-half goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota. Head coach Nuno said: “What pleased me was when I walked down the side, there were people saying they saw the 1950s and the 60s and they’re still coming to the stadium so…