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April 12, 2019

Wolves boss Nuno defends Raul mask wearing as ‘cultural’

Nuno Espirito Santo has defended Wolves striker Raul Jimenez for wearing his mask. The £32m club record signing donned the WWE wrestling headgear after netting the second goal to put Wolves 2-0 ahead against Watford in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday, before the team lost 3-2. Watford captain Troy Deeney called Jimenez ‘a loser’ while Hornets legend Luther Blissett said it was ‘disrespectful’ and said he should ‘get another job if he wanted to be a cartoon character’. The criticism of Jimenez sparked a huge reaction on social media, leading to Deeney closing down his Instagram account…

Nuno won’t allow Wolves to do an Albion – Eves

Mel Eves insists Wolves will not do a West Brom and hit the beaches after their FA Cup semi-final disappointment – because Nuno won’t allow it. Wolves return to Premier League action tomorrow when they go to Southampton aiming to get over their Wembley heartache last week when they lost 3-2 to Watford after extra-time. Albion collected just five points out of a possible 36 from their last 12 matches in 2016-17, losing nine of them, after hitting 40 points on February 25. League Cup winner Eves, an FA Cup semi-finalist in 1981 and regular summariser on Wolves on BBC…

Saints boss reckons Wolves as hard to beat as Liverpool or Spurs

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl insists Wolves will be as difficult to beat as Liverpool or Tottenham this weekend. Wolves return to Premier League action at St Mary’s tomorrow aiming to bounce back from their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Watford on Sunday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have posted mixed results in the league recently, with two wins, three draws and two defeats from their last seven, while they have taken two points out of their last 12 on the road. Saints have won three and lost four during the same spell – including 2-1 at home to Spurs and a…