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October 7, 2019

Sparky off to winning start as Wolves U23s win at Derby U23s in Premier League Cup

Derby County Under-23s 1 Wolves Under-23s 2. Mark Kennedy got off to a winning start with Wolves Under-23s as they beat Derby 2-1 in the Premier League Cup at Pride Park. Wolves, with Kennedy in caretaker charge following the departure of Rob Edwards to the FA, scored twice from set-pieces in a tie where they were second best in terms of possession to Darren Wassall’s side. Victory exacted some revenge for a defeat to the Rams by the same scoreline in the same competition last season. Wolves started well and took an 11th-minute lead when striker Benny Ashley-Seal headed home…

Nuno wants Wolves’ performance at City as the standard

Nuno Espirito Santo wants Wolves to maintain the magnificent levels they showed in the superb win at Manchester City. Wolves stunned the footballing world with the 2-0 victory at the Etihad which has blasted a massive hole in the champions’ hopes of retaining the title. The win was Wolves’ first at the home of a defending champion in over 35 overs, their first in the top flight away to City since December 1979 and their first in the blue half of Manchester for over two decades. It came just 72 hours after they beat Besiktas 1-0 away in the Europa…

Wolves midfielder Gibbs-White pulls out of England U21 squad with injury

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad to face Slovenia and Austria. Gibbs-White and Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood have pulled out of Aidy Boothroyd’s squad with back injuries, while Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson is struggling with a knee problem and is also out. Sam Surridge and Ben Wilmot, who are both on loan at Swansea from Bournemouth and Watford respectively, have been called up to provide cover for the Young Lions. Gibbs-White, who has been capped three times at Under-21 level, adds to Wolves’ injury list which includes Diogo Jota (toe), Bruno Jordao (ankle ligaments) and…

Wolves hero Traore has ‘gone from learner in Ferrari to passing test’ – Keown

Martin Keown claims Wolves hero Adama Traore has gone from being ‘a learner driver at the wheel of a Ferrari’ to passing his test. The former Arsenal and England defender believes the Spanish speedster has added the end product to go with his blistering pace after scoring both goals in Wolves’ stunning 2-0 win at Manchester City on Sunday. Traore was a standout performer in a team of Wolves matchwinners at the Etihad as they made history as the first team to win at the Etihad and stop City scoring in a game under Pep Guardiola. Wolves won at the…

Shearer: Wolves put on a ‘masterclass’ to beat Man City

Alan Shearer says Wolves put on a masterclass in their 2-0 victory at Manchester City. The former England captain was delighted with the way Nuno Espirito Santo’s side took apart the champions, who suffered their first defeat at the Etihad without scoring under Pep Guardiola. Shearer was especially impressed with Wolves’ teamwork, tactics and of course two-goal hero Adama Traore. “Absolutely they deserved it – it was a masterclass in defending, togetherness and playing counter-attacking football,” said Shearer on BBC’s Match Of The Day 2. “They were sensational in what they had to do. They played five at the back…

Andy Gray praises Nuno’s tactics for Wolves’ win at Man City

Andy Gray heaped praise on Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo for his tactical decisions that paved the way for the 2-0 win at Manchester City. Former Wolves striker and one-time record signing Gray was hugely impressed with the way the Molineux head coach used his substitutes and utilised two-goal hero Adama Traore at the Etihad Stadium. Nuno brought on Matt Doherty for Patrick Cutrone in the 68th minute and pushed Adama Traore, who had been playing right wing back, up front alongside Raul Jimenez. Traore responded by scoring twice on the break in the last 10 minutes to give Wolves…