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2019

Wolves fans only pubs around Wembley

Some 11 pubs or premises have been set aside for Wolves fans only areas around Wembley Stadium before Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Watford. Wolves have an allocation of 34,300 tickets on the East side of the stadium and all the establishments are located on that side of the ground. Wolves FC Police @Wolves_WMP, the Force Football Unit for West Midlands Police, have tweeted: “Wolves fans attending Wembley on Sunday the following pubs are all on the East side and are for Wolves: The Torch, Crock Of Gold, Blue Check Cafe, Crystal Club, The Parish, Sports Bar Double 6, The…

A father and son divided by Wolves and Watford

A father and son can’t lose between them in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley this Sunday – because one supports Wolves and the other Watford. Scott Mathers, 40, and his nine-year-old son Oliver, from Bridgnorth, are both football mad. The only trouble is Scott is a boyhood Watford fan, and Oliver follows Wolves. Both are Wolves season ticket holders in the Billy Wright Stand and have seats in the East side of Wembley with the 34,300-strong gold and black following. Scott’s Watford ties go back to his teens. Born in Luton – the town whose football team are arch…

Diogo Jota insists Wolves are better with J Force

Diogo Jota believes his partnership with Wolves’ new record signing Raul Jimenez proves two is better than one. Jota and Jimenez – whose £32m permanent signing from Benfica is set to be announced by Wolves today – have been on fire since they were paired together as a duo for the 2-1 win over Chelsea on December. The J-force duo have bagged 20 goals between them since head coach Nuno Espirito Santo tweaked his formation from 3-4-3 to 3-5-2 before Christmas. “Football always reinvents and people always find ways to find solutions and we found ours. It is working at…

Beating United ‘just another game’ – Wolves forward

Diogo Jota claims beating Manchester United was ‘just another game’ for Wolves. The in-form Portuguese forward took his tally to eight for the season in all competitions to cancel out Scott McTominay’s opener as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side claimed all three points thanks to Chris Smalling’s own goal. Victory meant Wolves returned to winning ways after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley, to provide the perfect lift in the countdown to the FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley. It was also Wolves’ second win over United in 17 days after knocking them out of the FA Cup. But Jota believes…

Wolves set to announce £32m signing tomorrow

Wolves are expected to announce they have completed the permanent signing of Raul Jimenez tomorrow morning. A new club record fee believed to be £32m has been agreed with Benfica for the 27-year-old striker, who has agreed personal terms on a four-year contract that will keep him at Molineux until 2023. The club are due to announce the deal at 10am tomorrow. Jimenez has been on a season-long loan from the Portuguese giants and the length of the deal and the age he is means Wolves should see the peak years of his career. The announcement concludes several weeks of…

Coady reveals what he said to Wolves players against United

Conor Coady has revealed how he kept his Wolves team-mates on their game during a potential turning point against Manchester United. Wolves came back to win 2-1 after Diogo Jota’s equaliser cancelled out Scott McTominay’s opener and Chris Smalling’s own goal at Molineux last night. But captain Coady believes Ashley Young’s sending off for two bookable offences in the 57th minute at 1-1 was a pivotal moment and that he had to keep his colleagues switched on. “When he was getting sent off, I was going round telling the boys to just become more focused, because it becomes harder,” said…

Coady salutes J force and hails this world class Wolves performer

Wolves captain Conor Coady has paid tribute to ‘sensational’ J-force strike duo Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota after their part in the 2-1 win against Manchester United – and claimed goalkeeper Rui Patricio is ‘world class’. Jimenez assisted in the own-goal winner which trickled in off Chris Smalling while Jota’s equaliser was his eighth goal of the season. All of Jota’s strikes have come since the pair first linked up as a two for the 2-1 win against Chelsea on December 5. Since December 5, they have been involved in 16 goals and 10 assists out of the 27 goals…

Matt Murray: De Gea at fault for Wolves’ winner

Former goalkeeper Matt Murray believes Manchester United number one David De Gea lacked bravery for Wolves’ winner. Murray, who played 100 games for Wolves before injuries forced his retirement, reckons the Spaniard should have gone for the ball after Raul Jimenez challenged for Joao Moutinho’s cross before it hit Chris Smalling and trickled over the line for an own goal as Wolves won 2-1. “Raul Jimenez has to take great credit for the way he gets in there, the strength he shows, but could David de Gea have come and spread himself a bit? I don’t know,” Murray told Sky…

Nuno salutes ‘amazing’ Wolves after United win

Jubilant Nuno Espirito Santo praised his ‘amazing’ Wolves team after they came back to beat Manchester United. Wolves bounced back from defeat at Burnley and an early Scott McTominay goal for 10-man United to win 2-1 thanks to Diogo Jota’s eighth goal of the season and a Chris Smalling own goal. Nuno’s side maintained seventh spot to go a point clear of their FA Cup semi-final opponents at Wembley, Watford, who relegated Fulham by beating them 4-1. Victory meant Wolves have now taken 13 points from 10 games against the top six this season, and also knocked Liverpool and United…

Wolves warm up for Wembley in style by beating United again

Wolves 2 Manchester United 1. This is getting ridiculous now. ‘Can we play you every week?’ boomed around Molineux long before the end. This is Manchester United, for goodness sake. But Wolves, after a difficult start which saw them deservedly trail to Scott McTominay’s first goal for United on 13 minutes, came from behind to beat the Red Devils for the second time in 17 days. Wolves were helped by the 57th-minute sending off of Ashley Young – and referee Mike Dean’s 100th red card – after the United captain received a second booking for lunging in on Diogo Jota.…