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October 31, 2019

Proud Nuno defends selection of youthful Wolves at Villa

Nuno Espirito Santo defended his selection policy and said he was proud of his cubs after picking one of Wolves’ youngest teams for many years in the Carabao Cup defeat at Aston Villa. A youthful Wolves went down 2-1 to end their eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions after Patrick Cutrone cancelled out Anwar El Ghazi’s opener in the 55th minute only for Ahmed Elmohamady to grab the winner two minutes later. Head coach Nuno handed debuts to Dion Sanderson, 19 and Chem Campbell, 16, from the start, while Taylor Perry, 18, made his first start and Benny Ashley-Seal, 20,…

Wolves’ youth can’t bridge gap to Villa’s experience – report

Aston Villa 2 (El Ghazi 28, Elmohamady 57) Wolves 1 (Cutrone 55) Wolves’ cubs couldn’t quite bridge the gap to Villa’s superior quality and experience as one of the club’s most inexperienced teams gallantly exited the Carabao Cup. Patrick Cutrone’s second-half equaliser was all Wolves had to show for their efforts as Anwar El Ghazi and Ahmed Elmohamady earned dominant Villa a quarter-final spot and ended the visitors’ eight match unbeaten run in all competitions. Arguably the balance of the tie swung dramatically in Villa’s favour with the team selection with head coach Nuno Espirito Santo handing full debuts to…