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November 8, 2019

Villa boss Smith hoping Wolves’ tough schedule catches up with them – video

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is hoping Wolves’ hectic schedule catches up with them on Sunday. Wolves return to Premier League action after their 1-0 win over Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League on Thursday by hosting Villa in a West Midlands derby. For Nuno Espirito Santo’s side it will be their 24th game of the season while Villa have played 14. Smith wants Wolves to feel the fatigue. “People will look from the outside and say ‘is it all going to catch up with them?’ with the amount of games they’re playing. We’re hopeful that it does on Sunday,”…

Nuno reveals who will take Wolves’ next penalty after Neves’s ‘bad’ miss

Nuno Espirito Santo says Raul Jimenez will take Wolves’ next penalty – as he criticised Ruben Neves’s miss in the 1-0 win over Slovan Bratislava. Jimenez struck in the second minute of time added on to spare the blushes of Neves, whose 51st minute attempt was saved by goalkeeper Dominik Greif after Vasil Bozhikov trod on Pedro Neto’s right heel. Head coach Nuno revealed Wolves have a rotation policy for penalties, and on Thursday night, it was Neves’s turn, even though Jimenez had scored the previous thre times from the spot, against Burnley, Southampton and in the first game against…

Good Greif as Raul finally breaks Slovan’s resistance for Wolves win – report

Wolves 1 (Jimenez 90+2) Slovan Bratislava 0. Raul Jimenez finally ensured Wolves found a way past inspired Slovan Bratislava goalkeeper Dominic Greif and put his side within a point of reaching the group stages. Jimenez’s 12th goal of the season came in the second minute of time added on after Greif had saved Ruben Neves’s 51st minute penalty and also denied Joao Moutinho, Jimenez, Matt Doherty and Neves from open play. The Mexico international’s eighth goal in Europe this term came in the second minute of 12 added on after Bratislava defender Kenan Bazric was stretchered off with concussion in…