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January 15, 2020

Nuno says chaos of VAR ‘doesn’t make sense’ as Wolves suffer curse again

Nuno Espirito Santo insisted the chaos of VAR ‘doesn’t make sense’ after Wolves lost their FA Cup third round replay 1-0 defeat away to Manchester United. Pedro Neto’s 10th-minute strike was ruled out by the video referee after the ball hit Raul Jimenez’s right hand from point-blank range following Harry Maguire’s sliding challenge on him. Juan Mata’s deft effort in the 67th minute proved to be the only goal, leaving head coach Nuno to reflect on more VAR misery for Wolves, who had Matt Doherty’s header disallowed in the first tie. “That’s VAR. Again, the momentum, we celebrate, but the…

Weary Wolves left cursing VAR yet again as United edge through – report

Manchester United 1 (Mata 67) Wolves 0. Weary Wolves were left cursing VAR yet again as they exited the FA Cup to Manchester United at Old Trafford. For the second time in this tie, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side had an effort ruled out by the video assistant, this time Pedro Neto after a ricochet off Harry Maguire hit Raul Jimenez’s hand at point-blank range in the 10th minute. Matt Doherty’s header was disallowed for handball at Molineux. Neto’s strike would have put Wolves 1-0 up in the third-round replay, but instead that was the scoreline to United after Juan Mata…

Jota set to return to Wolves training and more good news on Willy Boly

Diogo Jota is set to return to light training with Wolves next week – amid more encouraging news on Willy Boly. Jota has undergone a second scan on his calf injury sustained on New Year’s Day at Watford and it has come back clear. The Portugal international misses Wednesday’s FA Cup third round replay at Manchester United, as well as Saturday’s trip to Southampton and is expected to miss the visit of Liverpool on January 23. “Diogo had a scan on Monday, so I think next week he will progress to the pitch,” said head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. “He…