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August 2019

‘We did enough to win the game’ – Wolves U23s coach Edwards

Rob Edwards was happy with Wolves Under-23s and thought they were unlucky not to beat Everton after drawing 0-0 at AFC Telford on Sunday. Everton, the league and cup holders, were the more dominant team in the first half but Wolves were the better side in the second and threatened three times through new midfield signing Bruno Jordao, while Elliot Watt and Meritan Shabani brought fine saves out of Nico Hansen in their opening home Premier League 2 Division 1 encounter. At the other end, Andreas Sondegaard twice denied Fraser Hornby in one-on-ones and Callum Connolly hit the top of…

Wolves U23s emerge with hard-earned point against Everton

Wolves Under-23s 0 Everton Under-23s 0 Wolves Under-23s’ new signings caught the eye as they opened their Premier League 2 Division 1 home campaign with a hard-earned point with a 0-0 draw against double holders Everton at AFC Telford. Everton, the league and cup holders, had the better of the first half, but Wolves were much improved after the break, and new boy Bruno Jordao showed an eye for goal with three chances, while midfielder Elliot Watt was superbly denied by goalkeeper Nico Hansen. Everton created the first chance when right back Cuco Martina squared for Fraser Hornby, and the…

Jota – I wouldn’t swap £80m Maguire for Wolves captain Coady

Diogo Jota insists he wouldn’t swap Wolves captain Conor Coady or any of his team-mates for £80m Harry Maguire. Wolves host Manchester United at a sold-out Molineux on Monday night hoping to make it a hat-trick of wins against the Old Trafford giants after beating them 2-1 twice at home last season. Jota scored in both games, memorably leaving Luke Shaw on his backside on the halfway line prior to scoring the second goal in the FA Cup quarter-final in March, before equalising in the Premier League win in April, two weeks later. Maguire recently joined United for £80m from…

Wolves boss Nuno warns United: We are more balanced now

Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves are a more balanced team than last season as they look to make it a hat-trick of wins against Manchester United. Wolves kick off their Premier League home campaign at a sold-out Molineux on Monday night having added Jesus Vallejo, Patrick Cutrone, Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordao as senior players this summer, while Helder Costa and Ivan Caveleiro have left. Nuno also has a more experienced Under-23s set-up, having promoted several who figured in the Asia Trophy in China. Teenagers Dion Sanderson, Taylor Perry, Terry Taylor, Luke Cundle and Hong Wan all came on in…

Nuno calling on Wolves fan power to help them topple United

  Nuno Espirito Santo has urged the entire Wolves pack to come together against Manchester United.   Wolves are aiming to make it a hat-trick of wins over United after beating them 2-1 twice last season, including knocking them out of the FA Cup. Nuno’s side go into their opening Premier League home game of the season fresh from their 4-0 victory against FC Pyunik in the Europa League on Thursday, while United thrashed Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day. The Molineux attendance against the Armenian side was 29,391, which was slightly under capacity. Nuno wants every seat filled for…

Wolves are so good they belong in the group stages – Pyunik boss

The manager of Wolves’ opponents FC Pyunik was so impressed with the Molineux side that he believes they should already be competing in the group stages of the Europa League. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side destroyed the Armenian outfit 4-0 to go through 8-0 on aggregate and reach the Europa League play-off against Torino next Thursday – a two-legged tie they must win to reach the group stages. Vastly experienced Pyunik manager Alexander Tarkhanov, 64, said: “It is a pity that Wolves play Torino next because both teams belong in the group stage. They were stronger and fitter than us and…

Wolves make Euro history with Pyunik win – report

Wolves 4 (Neto 55, Gibbs-White 58, Vinagre 64, Jota 88) FC Pyunik 0 (8-0 on aggregate) Much-changed Wolves completed the job and made history against FC Pyunik to secure a glamour Europa League play-off against Torino. Two goals in four second-half minutes ended any concerns as to the destiny of this tie as debutant Pedro Neto scored the first goal and set up the second for Morgan Gibbs-White’s first competitive goal as the hosts made light of the nine changes made by head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Ruben Vinagre made it 3-0 on the night as the floodgates opened for…

Vallejo and Cutrone could make first Wolves starts against Pyunik

Nuno Espirito Santo has hinted Wolves’ new signings Jesus Vallejo and Patrick Cutrone could make their first starts in the Europa League tie against Pyunik at Molineux on Thursday. On-loan Real Madrid defender Vallejo is waiting for his debut after travelling to Armenia for the third qualifying round first leg last week. Cutrone came off the bench in Yerevan for his bow, winning the penalty that saw Ruben Neves score to make the final score 4-0. He also appeared late on in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Leicester in the Premier League. Asked if those two were in more need of…

Nuno warns Wolves ‘It’s not over’ ahead of Pyunik tie

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves’ Europa League tie against FC Pyunik ‘is not over’ despite their commanding lead. Wolves go into Thursday night’s third qualifying round, second leg with a 4-0 lead from Armenia. Some fans are sufficiently confident of the club’s passage to the final qualifying round that they have booked flights to Turin. Potential opponents Torino lead FC Shakhtyor 5-0 before their concluding tie in Belarus on the same night. But head coach Nuno insists it would be wrong to think that way. “It’s not over,” he said. “It will be over at 10pm. It’s not over. If…

RIP Sammy Chapman – the man who made a family from ‘broken’ Wolves

A lovely man who treated his Wolves players like his adopted sons. So said Campbell Chapman, in a touching tribute to his father Sammy. The former Wolves manager was laid to rest today at a rain-soaked All Saints Church in the village of Trysull, south Staffordshire, and the atmosphere and company would have impressed the genial Northern Irishman. Just as impressive, and reflecting the popularity and respect which this lovable football man was held in, were the distances some of his former charges travelled to pay their final respects – Vince Bartram from Southampton, Andy Mutch from Southport, Dean Edwards…