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Michael Kightly in scoring debut for Wolves All Stars as Dion Sanderson turns up to support

Wolves stars spanning four decades helped raise thousands of pounds at a charity game – and there was even an appearance from current player Dion Sanderson. Michael Kightly made a scoring debut as Karl Henry and Kevin Foley also made their bows for Wolves All Stars, who beat JJX Logistics 7-2 in a game watched by around 500 fans at Wednesfield FC on Sunday. The biggest winner was Legacy4Lucy, as £2,512.44 was raised for Breast Cancer Now to honour Lucy Guy, wife of All Stars chairman Jason Guy, who tragically died of the disease at the age of just 34.…

Raul inspires Wolves to Gun a point at Arsenal

Arsenal 1 (Aubameyang 21) Wolves 1 (Jimenez 76) Wolves continued their capital gains with a hugely deserved point at Arsenal to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six games. Raul Jimenez cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 50th goal for the Gunners with his 11th strike of the season as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side made light of the loss of defenders Willy Boly and Ryan Bennett with their seventh unbeaten league game in London. Only Manchester City pair Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero with 13 goals each have scored more than Jimenez among Premier League players. Wolves’ standing in…

Debuts for Henry, Foley, Kightly and Hunt as Wolves All Stars parade strongest line-up

Wolves All Stars will parade arguably their strongest line-up today (Sunday 2pm) to raise funds for Legacy4Lucy, part of Breast Cancer Now. Four Molineux favourites are set to make their debuts for the All Stars in the game against JJX Logistics at Wednesfield FC in Amos Lane, WV11 1ND – 2008-09 promotion winners Karl Henry, Kevin Foley and Michael Kightly, plus Stephen Hunt. Midfielder Henry, 36, has previously turned out for a Midlands All Stars XI predominantly made up of ex-Wolves players, but this will be the first time he has played for the Wolves All Stars. Henry and winger…

Boss says Wolves fans must get used to seeing kids in the Carabao Cup

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves will continue to use the Carabao Cup to blood youngsters. Frustrated fans have criticised the head coach’s decision to make 11 changes and field one of the club’s youngest sides in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Villa in the Carabao Cup, which ended their eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions. The head coach gave debuts to five players at Villa – right-sided defender Dion Sanderson, 19 and midfielder Chem Campbell, 16, from the start, and striker Benny Ashley-Seal, 20, midfielder Terry Taylor, 18, and 22-year-old defensive midfielder Flavio Cristovao from the bench, while Taylor Perry, 18,…

Wolves can cope without Boly and Bennett – Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves can plug the gap left by Willy Boly and Ryan Bennett. Bennett has joined Boly on the sidelines for Saturday’s Premier League clash at Arsenal with a recurrence of the groin problem that forced him off in the 1-1 draw against Southampton 13 days ago. Boly is out for several months with a broken ankle after undergoing surgery this week. Head coach Nuno has the option of moving Matt Doherty and Romain Saiss alongside captain Conor Coady for the trip to the Emirates – as he did at Newcastle last weekend – as well as…

Nuno: Wolves can’t go back to the future against Arsenal

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves can’t go back to the future when they take on Arsenal. Wolves took four points off the Gunners last season, winning 3-1 at Molineux in March after a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in November when they did enough to win. However, the Molineux men haven’t won away to Arsenal in 10 meetings going back to a 3-2 victory in September 1979. But Wolves have a impressive record against the top six under Nuno, with a stunning victory at champions Manchester City recently to follow last season’s sequence of two wins and a draw against…

Nuno vows to stick with the Wolves kids – but pleads for patience

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists he will stick with the kids – but stressed patience will be required to see results. The head coach gave debuts to five players in Wednesday’s 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat at Villa – right-sided defender Dion Sanderson, 19 and midfielder Chem Campbell, 16, from the start and striker Benny Ashley-Seal, 20, midfielder Terry Taylor, 18, and 22-year-old defensive midfielder Flavio Cristovao from the bench, while Taylor Perry, 18, made his first start. Previously, Nuno has handed chances to Academy graduates Bright Enobakhare, Morgan Gibbs-White, Connor Ronan, Donovan Wilson, Oskar Buur Rasmussen, Elliot Watt, Niall…

Bennett’s injury creates defensive crisis at Wolves

Ryan Bennett has added to Wolves’ defensive woes after being ruled out for Saturday’s clash at Arsenal. The 29-year-old aggravated the groin problem that forced him off in the 1-1 draw against Southampton 13 days ago in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat at Villa. Now the former Norwich stopper been added to the casualty list that includes central defensive partner Willy Boly, who is out for several months with a broken ankle. The pair have been two thirds of the regular defensive trio with captain Conor Coady since the Championship title winning season of 2018-19. “Ryan is not OK,” said head…

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…