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2019

Raul’s wrestling mate agrees to come to Wolves for Fulham game

WWE wrestler Sin Cara has agreed to a request from Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple to come to Molineux for the final home game of the season. The wrestling star, who is called Jorge Arias but goes by the name Sin Cara in the ring, has developed a connection with Wolves after giving striker Raul Jimenez a specially customised mask with Wolves logo on it, traditionally worn for bouts. Jimenez briefly donned the headgear when he celebrated his goal in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Watford at Wembley three weeks ago. The Wolves striker was criticised by Watford captain…

Watford’s Deeney stands by ‘loser’ comments to Wolves star Raul

Troy Deeney has used his column in the Watford programme to stand by his ‘loser’ comments about Wolves striker Raul Jimenez. The Watford captain, who missed the 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Saturday as he completed his three-match ban, called Jimenez a ‘loser’ for celebrating his goal in the FA Cup semi-final against them by briefly wearing a mask, but the Hornets had the last laugh by winning 3-2 in extra-time. Jimenez gained some revenge by scoring at Vicarage Road and admitted he brought along a mask to celebrate, but revealed the Wolves’ backroom staff didn’t have it to hand…

Foster vows Watford will continue to hunt Wolves down

Ben Foster insists Watford will continue to chase Wolves down in the race for seventh spot. Seventh-placed Wolves are four points ahead of Watford with two games left after beating them 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side entertain relegated but in-form Fulham this Saturday before going to Liverpool for what could be a title decider on the final day. Watford got to Chelsea before hosting West Ham, while Leicester, who are eighth and three points behind Wolves, go to Manchester City before playing Chelsea at home. “It is hugely disappointing to lose the game in the…

Europe or not, it’s been a great season for Wolves – Jota

Diogo Jota insists Wolves have had a great season whether they get into Europe or not. Wolves remain seventh, three points ahead of Leicester, who climbed to eighth after beating Arsenal 3-0 at home on Sunday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are four points ahead of Everton and Watford in ninth and 10th places respectively after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Vicarage Road. The club finishing seventh will qualify for the Europa League if Manchester City beat Watford in the FA Cup final. “Leicester have gone eighth in the table, so we’re just going to wait and see what we can do…

Wolves star Raul: I wanted to wear the mask again

Raul Jimenez insists he has his revenge and was ready to wear his mask again after scoring for Wolves against Watford. But the club record £32m signing admitted the backroom staff never handed it to him after he found the net in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Vicarage Road. “I brought it with me and I don’t know why but the people on the bench didn’t give it to me. Maybe they didn’t remember but I would have done it,” said the Mexico international. “I haven’t scored since that last time against Watford and that is why I didn’t do it.…

Nuno: J-force are only going to get better for Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves’ J-force are going to continue getting better. Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota both got on the scoresheet in the 2-1 win at Watford as Wolves made it back-to-back wins. Jimenez is now Wolves’ leading goalscorer in a Premier League season after bagging his 13th league goal of the season to put them ahead, overtaking Steven Fletcher’s previous record of 12 set in 2011-12. The Mexico international has 17 in all competitions. Jota, who crossed for Jimenez’s goal, volleyed the winner for his ninth goal this season. That cross means he has provided five assists for…

Revenge is sweet for Wolves at Watford – report

Watford 1 Wolves 2. Wolves exacted revenge on their FA Cup conquerors Watford by beating 2-1 them at Vicarage Road. Strikers Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota scored the goals for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, sandwiching an equaliser from Wolverhampton-born forward Andre Gray. In completing back to back wins this week, Wolves remained seventh in the race for a Europa League spot and extended the gap to eighth spot to four points with two games left. Wolves need one more win to become the first newly promoted side to finish in the top eight since Reading in 2005-06. Jimenez’s strike was…

Nuno: Wolves’ success should be judged by fans’ joy, not seventh spot

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves’ success should be judged by the joy of the fans rather than finishing seventh or not. Wolves’ head coach prefers to concentrate on team performance game by game rather than where results will dictate they will finish. The Portuguese is also happy to remain non-committal on hopes of European qualification – even though today they face Watford, one of their rivals for that spot. Whoever finishes seventh will enter the Europa League if Manchester City win the FA Cup. Fans have been enthralled by one of the best seasons for 40 years as Wolves have…

Edwards: Wolves U23s showed belief not seen before to win title

Jubilant Rob Edwards admitted Wolves Under-23s showed a belief and character he had never seen before after they produced an amazing comeback against Manchester United to clinch the Premier League 2 Division Two title. Wolves trailed 2-0 with nine minutes left but won 3-2 with an own goal from Lee O’Connor and strikes from Niall Ennis and Sadu Diallo to send the players, staff and hundreds of fans who had travelled to Leigh Sports Village delirious. Southampton must beat Sunderland by 12 clear goals to overhaul Wolves for the only automatic promotion place in their final game on Monday. Edwards…

Wolves U23s clinch title with dramatic win at United

Manchester United Under-23s 2 Wolves U23s 3 Wolves Under-23s clinched the Premier League 2 Division Two title after an incredible comeback against Manchester United. United deservedly led 2-0 after Mason Greenwood and an Angel Gomes penalty and Rob Edwards’ side looked dead and buried. But Wolves pulled it round with a Lee O’Connor own goal in the 81st minute before striker Niall Ennis equalised on 89, then midfielder Sadu Diallo curled home the winner in the first minute of time added on. The comeback sparked ecstatic scenes among the players, bench and the hundreds of supporters who made the trip…