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March 18, 2019

Wolves captain Coady’s verdict on missing England call

Wolves captain Conor Coady insists he has never given an England call-up a thought because he is competing with World Cup semi-finalists. Coady has been snubbed for a place in Gareth Southgate’s 25-man squad for the UEFA European Championship qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro despite a tremendous season at the back for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side which has seen a clamour for his inclusion. Southgate has selected Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Michael Keane of Everton along with the more established Harry Maguire and John Stones. But Coady, who kept England’s Marcus Rashford quiet until he scored a consolation…

Southgate: Why I snubbed Conor Coady for England

Gareth Southgate admits the formation Wolves play counts against Conor Coady forcing his way into the England team. Coady has had an outstanding first full season in the Premier League, but the England head coach resisted the clamour to select the Molineux captain in his 25-man squad for the forthcoming UEFA European Championship qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. Instead he opted for Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Michael Keane of Everton alongside first-choice centre backs Harry Maguire and John Stones. Southgate admitted he is unlikely to pick 26-year-old Coady as he plays as a sweeper in a 3-5-2 formation,…

Wolves win over United makes history – and look at those stats!

Wolves’ FA Cup win against Manchester United has made them a piece of history – and it could help them to another. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side became the first team to knock both Liverpool and United out of the Cup in the same season without needing a replay (both 2-1 home wins), according to The Times. If they maintain their position of seventh in the Premier League, the Molineux men will become the first newly promoted team since United in 1975-76 to finish in the top seven and reach the FA Cup semi-finals in the same season. Wolves and Watford…

Giles stars but Wolves U23s lose out at Derby

Wolves Under-23s couldn’t repeat the heroics of their seniors’ win against Manchester United as they were denied a quarter-final place in the Premier League Cup, losing 2-1 to Derby. Highly-rated left wing back Ryan Giles gave Wolves hope by halving a two-goal deficit with 11 minutes to go after switching to play up front, but it proved too little, too late at Pride Park. Derby’s Jayden Mitchell-Lawson rounded off a memorable week, following his first-team debut against Stoke City on Wednesday with a goal and an assist to help the Rams reach the last eight for the first time. The…

Neves: Wolves’ J-force can score against anyone

Ruben Neves believes Wolves’ J-force duo Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota can score against anyone. The in-form pair were on target in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Manchester United that has earned Wolves a semi-final against Watford at Wembley on April 6 or 7. Jimenez and Jota have now scored 19 goals in Wolves’ last 21 games, with the duo on 12 and seven respectively since the 2-1 win against Chelsea on December 5. “Everybody knows our quality up front and in possession, so we can score against every team,” Neves told www.wolves.co.uk “Fortunately, our two strikers again scored, they are…

Dendoncker in Belgium squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker has been selected by Belgium for their forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers. The 23-year-old utility man is part of Roberto Martinez’s 28-man squad who will play Russia at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels on Thursday night and Cyprus away on Sunday evening. Dendoncker, who has six full caps and was part of the squad that finished third in last summer’s World Cup, is one of nine Premier League players picked by former Everton manager Martinez. Also selected are goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and striker Divock Origi from Liverpool, Tottenham defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, Leicester midfielder Youri…

Coady: The secret behind Wolves’ win over United

Conor Coady revealed the secret behind Wolves’ FA Cup victory over Manchester United – become history makers for the club. The Wolves captain was imperious alongside his team-mates as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side deservedly beat United 2-1 to earn a place in the semi-final and a first cup trip in 31 years to Wembley, where they will face Watford on April 6 or 7. United were favourites to win the tie and few outside the region gave Wolves a chance, but Coady said an inspiring team talk between the players before kick-off for the team to create lasting memories was…

Shearer: Why Wolves deserve FA Cup success

Alan Shearer believes ‘brilliant’ Wolves deserve their success in the FA Cup for picking a strong team in the competition. Shearer was at Molineux to watch Wolves deservedly beat Manchester United 2-1 at the weekend to clinch their place in the semi-final against Watford. The Premier League’s all-time top scorer and twice an FA Cup finalist with Newcastle has regularly heaped praise on Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this season in his role as a BBC Match Of The Day pundit. Today he used his column in The Sun to continue his positive vibe about Wolves. “Let us salute the brilliance…

Bully: We can beat Watford – and Nuno wants to create something special

Steve Bull believes Wolves can beat Watford and reach the FA Cup final – and also reckons Nuno Espirito Santo wants to stay at Molineux to achieve something special. Wolves beat Manchester United 2-1 to reach their first semi-final since 1998, earning their first cup trip to Wembley since Bully played in the Sherpa Van Trophy final 31 years ago. They will play Watford in the semi-final, with Manchester City facing Brighton on the same weekend of April 6-7. Bully, 53, reckons Wolves can reach their first FA Cup final since they won it in 1960. “Watford are beatable, so…

Wolves hero Raul: Let’s make it a Wembley hat-trick

Raul Jimenez wants to make it a Wembley winning hat-trick after leading Wolves to the FA Cup semi-finals. The 27-year-old striker took his tally to 15 goals this season with the opener in the 2-1 win against Manchester United in the sixth round on Saturday. The Mexico international was a Wembley winner in the 3-1 win against Tottenham in December after becoming an Olympic champion at the national stadium in 2012. “It’s very important for us to have that experience that we can do it against anyone,” said Jimenez. “It’s a stadium that has good memories for me. In 2012…