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2019

Wolves scorer Doherty to spend time with Afobe after tragedy

Wolves goalscorer Matt Doherty is to spend time with his close friend Benik Afobe. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo revealed after the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United that the wing back, who equalised after 64 minutes to cancel out Lys Mousset’s 63-second opener, will see his former team-mate, whose daughter Amora has tragically died at the age of two. Amora suffered a severe infection then developed complications before passing away, leaving his former colleagues at Molineux distressed. Afobe had two spells at Wolves, initially joining in a £2m deal from Arsenal in January 2015 for a year before being sold…

Doc earns Wolves a point to blunt Blades on bitter-sweet day – report

Wolves 1 (Doherty 64) Sheffield United 1 (Mousset 2). Wolves salvaged a point to draw with Sheffield United in the battle for sixth place on a bitter-sweet day for Matt Doherty. The club’s longest-serving player equalised for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side then appeared to dedicate his 64th-minute goal to close friend and former team-mate Benik Afobe, whose daughter Amora tragically died at the age of two on Friday. French striker Lys Mousset scored his fifth goal in as many starts for Sheffield United after just 63 seconds as the visitors gave Wolves a fright at the start of both halves.…

Nuno: Wolves’ 6000-strong travelling army inspired us in Braga

Proud Nuno Espirito saluted the huge travelling army of Wolves fans who he said inspired his team in Braga. The 6,000-strong following – the most the club has ever taken to an away game in Europe – were rewarded as their team’s 3-3 draw qualified them for the knockout stages of the Europa League. “I’m extremely proud – 6,000 fans here is amazing,” said head coach Nuno. “It requires a lot of effort from them, flights and travel, on a night like this, that’s what makes us proud. “The journey we started together, since the Championship. If we can achieve…

Report: Wolves denied victory in Braga – but what about that first half?!

Braga 3 (Andre Horta 6, Paulinho 64, Fransergio 79) Wolves 3 (Jimenez 13, Doherty 34, Traore 35) Wolves produced one of their most scintillating halves of football under Nuno Espirito Santo as they clinched the point they needed to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages for the first time. Raul Jimenez scored his 15th goal of the season and set up the other two for Matt Doherty and Adama Traore in a mesmeric first 45 minutes as Wolves came from behind to lead Braga 3-1 at half-time at the Estadio Municipal de Braga. Braga, who led through Andre Horta,…

No Arsenal approach for Wolves boss Nuno – and it would not be welcome

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has not received an approach by Arsenal, nor would he welcome one, wolvesbite.com understands. The 45-year-old has been installed as one of the favourites to replace under-pressure Gunners boss Unai Emery. Arsenal director of football Raul Sanllehi has a close relationship with Nuno’s agent Jorge Mendes. It’e believed there was an approach for Nuno through Mendes towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign. But Nuno stayed put then and the indications are he will again. Sources say the Molineux head coach is not interested in the vacancy and believes the latest speculation is fuelled…

Wolves magician Moutinho produced a passing masterclass – Shearer

Wolves magician Joao Moutinho capped a special weekend by being named in Alan Shearer’s Premier League team of the week. The 33-year-old midfielder scored with a superb free kick in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Bournemouth before starting the move for Wolves’ second goal scored by Raul Jimenez from Adama Traore’s cross, set up by Moutinho. The Portugal international signed a three-year contract extension before the game before going on to make a typically top-class contribution. BBC Match of the Day pundit Shearer said: “He produced a passing masterclass, playing short balls between the lines and longer ones out wide to…

Wolves could finish fifth and win the Europa League – Eves

Mel Eves believes Wolves could finish fifth and win the Europa League as he hailed the mental strength of Nuno Espirito Santo and his players. Wolves’ 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday was their third straight victory and extended their unbeaten run to 12 in the Premier League and Europa League. Critics said Nuno’s side would struggle with the amount of games and the weekend fixture was their 25th match of the season. They lie fifth having amassed 19 points from 13 games, three more points than at the same stage last season when they didn’t have Europe to contend…