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August 1, 2019

Wolves ‘world class superstars’ gave us a masterclass – Baxter

Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter admits Wolves’ ‘world class superstars’ gave his side a ‘masterclass’ in ball retention and movement. But Baxter joked he checked his passport when Crusaders stunned the Premier League side by taking a 14th-minute lead through Paul Heatley before Raul Jimenez (2), Ryan Bennett and Jordan Forsythe’s goal sealed a 4-1 win for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side and 6-1 on aggregate in the Europa League second qualifying round tie. “To see world superstars play the game the way they played it, Wolves gave us a masterclass in ball retention and movement,” said Baxter. “It’s never easy losing…

Nuno insists Wolves will be ready for 6,370-mile trip before Leicester

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves will be ready despite a 6,370-mile round trip to Armenia to play FC Pyunik next Thursday, three days before face Leicester in their Premier League opener. Thursday’s 4-1 win at Crusaders, which gave them a 6-1 aggregate win, set Wolves up for a trip to Yerevan, near the border with Iran, in the Europa League third qualifying round. It will come just 72 hours before the league curtain-raiser at Leicester on Sunday. “We have to prepare and recover well for the trip,” said head coach Nuno after his 100th game in charge of Wolves. “It…

Wolves Crus to victory in Belfast on historic night for Nuno and Raul

Crusaders 1 (Heatley 14) Wolves 4 (Jimenez 15, 45, Bennett 38, Forsythe own goal, 78). Raul Jimenez returned to Wolves’ starting line-up to fire them into the Europa League third qualifying round at the double as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side cruised to a 4-1 win at Crusaders. Wolves came from behind to win the tie in Belfast, as Paul Heatley opened the scoring, but Jimenez’s brace sandwiching Ryan Bennett’s header and an own goal from Jordan Forsythe gave the visitors a 6-1 aggregate victory. It set them up for a gruelling 6,370-mile round trip next Thursday against Armenian side FC…

Cutrone signing for Wolves uncovers AC Milan co-founder’s link to Bridgnorth

Patrick Cutrone might be the first Italian player to join Wolves, but his £20m signing has uncovered a link to a giant of his boyhood club AC Milan just 30 minutes from Molineux. Fifteen miles west of Wolverhampton, in the pretty Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth, Alfred Ormond Edwards is buried. His stone, surrounded by brambles which engulf other graves nearby, is in badly weathered state, the letters only just able to be made out. But if the stone is easily bypassed, its occupant bears the closest scrutiny (thanks to a link shared to us on Twitter by Mary Smith…