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2019

Wolves players are spending ‘every minute’ recovering for Liverpool – Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves’ players are spending ‘every minute’ recovering in the build-up to runaway leaders Liverpool. Wolves kick off at Anfield on Sunday just 45 hours after producing a truly memorable performance to beat Manchester City 3-2 on Friday. It’s expected Nuno will ring the changes on Merseyside, although it’s not clear yet to what extent. But the Molineux head coach says there is no time for the players to do anything other than rest. For him it will be about assessing the squad and coming up with his best selection and plan to be as competitive against…

Wolves boss Nuno wants refs to regain control after VAR controversy

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has urged referees to regain control of decisions after his team’s dramatic win Manchester City. The Video Assistant Referee awarded City two penalties after referee Martin Atkinson had ruled an arm on Riyad Mahrez had not been a foul in the 3-2 win for Wolves. The second spot kick was for encroachment after Conor Coady – who cleared the ball after Rui Patricio saved Raheem Sterling’s effort – had entered the penalty area when the England man struck the ball. Head coach Nuno believes referees should be encouraged to use the pitchside monitors to make…

Wolves boss Nuno praises fans and players after comeback win

Happy Nuno Espirito Santo praised Wolves fans and players after the dramatic 3-2 win over champions Manchester City. In one of the most dramatic games at Molineux in recent times, City had goalkeeper Ederson sent off after 12 minutes before VAR awarded them two penalties. Raheem Sterling netted the rebound from the second one after Rui Patricio saved both, and the England forward doubled their lead after the break. But man of the match Adama Traore started the comeback before setting up Raul Jimenez to equalise then Matt Doherty capped an amazing game with a last-minute winner. The sending off…

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,…