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September 19, 2019

Nuno insists Wolves must raise their game after Braga setback

Nuno Espirito Santo admits Wolves must raise their standards after they kicked off their Europa League group stages with a 1-0 home defeat to Braga. The loss was Wolves’ first in Europe this season after six straight wins but it was their third successive defeat after back-to-back reverses in the Premier League, and the second in six days at Molineux where they had previously been unbeaten in 15 games since January 2. Wolves created enough chances to have won, with Patrick Cutrone missing two good openings while Leander Dendoncker was denied by goalkeeper Matheus. Ricardo Horta scored the only goal…

Wasteful Wolves pay the price for missed chances against Braga – report

Wolves 0 Braga 1 Wolves’ woes continued but this time on the European stage as they went down by the only goal scored by Ruben Neves’s best mate Ricardo Horta. Horta pounced in clinical fashion in the 71st minute to punish Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, after a pass from Ryan Bennett was intercepted by Galeno who crossed for the finish. Wolves were the better side but failed to turn their dominance into converted chances. Patrick Cutrone missed two and Leander Dendoncker forced a fine save from Matheus, while Raul Jimenez glanced wide at the death. But there was to be…

‘Carry on captain’ is Nuno’s call to Coady as Wolves skipper gets nod to continue

‘Carry on captain’ is the message to Wolves’ relentless skipper Conor Coady from Nuno Espirito Santo. Coady has played every minute of the last 76 games in all competitions stretching back to January 2018. He made uncharacteristic errors which led to two of Tammy Abraham’s goals for Chelsea in the 5-2 defeat at the weekend – Wolves’ biggest defeat for three years. Head coach Nuno will give Coady the chance to redeem himself as Wolves kick off the Europa League group stages for the first time at home to Braga on Thursday night. “Coady is OK. Coady is going to…

Neves determined to put one over his best mate for Wolves’ cause

Ruben Neves is determined there will no Portuguese old pals act when Wolves take on Braga on Thursday night – because he wants to put one over his best mate. The 22-year-old midfielder and Braga right winger Ricardo Horta, 25, are close friends going back to their days in Portugal’s Under-21 team. Both players won over 20 caps for them from 2014-17. They will be on opposing sides for Wolves’ first Europa League group stage clash at Molineux and Neves wants to make sure his mate leaves with his tail firmly between his legs. “It’s good for me and for…