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December 2019

Super Wolves rock champions City with amazing comeback win – report

Wolves 3 (Traore 55, Jimenez 82, Doherty 90) Manchester City 2 (Sterling 25, 50) Super Wolves produced one of their best performances in many years in an unimaginably dramatic game as they came from two goals down to beat champions Manchester City 3-2 at an electric Molineux. City had goalkeeper Ederson sent off before VAR awarded Pep Guardiola’s side two first-half penalties, both saved by Rui Patricio, only for Raheem Sterling to net the rebound off the second. Sterling doubled City’s lead against the run of play soon after the break before man of the match Adama Traore started the…

Wolves must make decisions on transfers – Nuno

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists there are decisions to made on prospective signings next month. Nuno is keen to bolster his squad with quality additions and is understood to have targeted a centre back, as well as midfield and forward options to bring in during the January transfer window. The Molineux head coach is keen to start business but says he is waiting for the green light from the board to activate deals. Asked if he has a set number of arrivals in mind, Nuno said: “There are decisions to be made. There is no element of taking it…

Wolves have taken a big step in growth as a team – Nuno

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes his players have taken a ‘big step’ in their development as a team after their 2-1 comeback win at Norwich. Nuno was delighted with the ‘relentless’ spirit Wolves showed as they came from behind to win a Premier League game for the first time since April 2 when they beat Manchester United by the same scoreline. Wolves were below par and deservedly trailed to Todd Cantwell’s opener before Romain Saiss’s header on the hour equalised and Raul Jimenez grabbed the winner nine minutes from time with his 16th goal of the season. “I think…

Nuno hands Wolves Christmas Day off – but says festive period is a survival mission

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves’ task over the festive period is simply a survival mission after handing his players a Christmas present. Wolves face the toughest run of any Premier League team as they have to play champions Manchester City then runaway leaders Liverpool within the space of 45 hours on Friday and Sunday. Nuno has handed his squad Christmas Day off, but only because the City game was put back 24 hours from Boxing Day. But the head coach reckons their hectic schedule leaves them thinking they just need to get through it intact. “We have to survive. Now…

Relieved Nuno praises Wolves’ ‘relentless’ spirit after win at Norwich

Relieved Nuno Espirito Santo praised Wolves’ ‘relentless’ spirit and character after they came from behind to beat Norwich 2-1. Wolves won after trailing for the first time in the Premier League since they beat Manchester United by the same scoreline on April 2 after Romain Saiss cancelled out Todd Cantwell’s deserved opener before Raul Jimenez grabbed the winner with his 16th goal of the season. Victory extended Wolves’ unbeaten away record to seven in the Premier League and 10 including the Europa League and Nuno was full of plaudits for the way his players bounced back after last week’s unlucky…

ICYMI: Below-par Wolves silence Canaries by coming from behind to win

Norwich City 1 (Cantwell 17) Wolves 2 (Saiss 60, Jimenez 81) Wolves came from behind to win a Premier League game for the first time since April as they returned to winning ways at Norwich. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were below par but turned around Todd Cantwell’s deserved opener for the Canaries to extend their unbeaten away run to seven games in the Premier League and 10 including Europa League matches, thanks to goals from Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez. Victory made it the first time Wolves had come from behind to win in the Premier League since April 2,…

Wolves boss Nuno warns Spurs ‘hands off’ over Adama Traore

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has issued a ‘hands-off’ warning to Tottenham over Adama Traore. Spurs players are said to have approached their manager Jose Mourinho after their 2-1 win at Molineux last Sunday calling for him to sign the 23-year-old in January. Three Spurs players – Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Harry Kane – were booked for fouls on Traore last week, making it 24 yellows carded for stopping him in 26 games this season. Their stance has brought short shrift from head coach Nuno, who has spent countless hours with his staff transforming the Spaniard into one of…

Wolves winger Traore starts at Norwich after recovering from dislocated shoulder

Adama Traore takes his place in an unchanged Wolves line-up for Saturday’s trip to Norwich after recovering from a dislocated shoulder. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed at his Friday press conference that Traore had dislocated his shoulder but added the 23-year-old is in contention to retain his place at Carrow Road. Traore returned to full training earlier this week and has shown no ill effects of the injury, which briefly forced him off before the end of the game just prior to Jan Vertonghen heading the winner for Spurs. “He had a dislocation in his shoulder but the medic…

Wolves youngster left in limbo after manager’s sacking

Wolves youngster Connor Johnson has been left in limbo following the sacking of manager Angelo Alessio at Kilmarnock. The Italian former number two of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, has been dismissed by the Scottish Premiership club after 22 games in charge. Assistant manager Alex Dyer has been put in temporary charge. Johnson, a 21-year-old defender, is on a season-long loan at Rugby Park but has made just two appearances, including last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Ross County, which sealed Alessio’s fate. The result left them in the top six but Hibernian are a point behind them in sixth with County…

Wolves U18s cruise to comfortable FA Youth Cup win against Forest – report

Wolves U18s 3 (Corbeanu 7, Campbell 49, 86) Nottingham Forest U18s 0. Two goals from Chem Campbell helped dominant Wolves Under-18s to a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest and into the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup. The 16-year-old forward, who became the club’s youngest player since Jimmy Mullen 80 years ago when he debuted against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup in October, scored a second-half brace after Theo Corbeanu put Steve Davis’s side ahead at Molineux. Corbeanu started and finished the move after seven minutes when he found Jack Scott, whose right-wing cross was headed down by…