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Hazard denies Wolves victory at the death

Chelsea 1 Wolves 1 Wolves were denied a rare double over Chelsea and a first victory at Stamford Bridge in 40 years after Eden Hazard equalised in time added on. Raul Jimenez gave Nuno Espirito Santo’s side a 56th-minute lead with the visitors’ only shot on target and it looked like being enough, only for the Belgian to drive Chelsea level at the death. In truth it was a fair result with Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio denying Gonzalo Higuain and Pedro after Wolves had taken the lead. The result kept Wolves in seventh place on 44 points – already a…

Ennis strikes at the double as Wolves regain top spot

Wolves Under-23s 3 Southampton Under-23s 1. Two goals from Niall Ennis helped Wolves Under-23s return to the top of Premier League 2 after winning their top-of-the-table clash against Southampton at Molineux. The 19-year-old striker, born little over a month before Steve Bull retired, struck in the ninth minute and 61st as Rob Edwards’s side went a point clear of their opponents. His brace sandwiched Austin Samuels’s effort in first-half time added on following Alfie Jones’s 24th minute equaliser. The only downside was Samuels’s early exit on the hour with what was later confirmed as a sprain to his right shoulder. Southampton…

Nuno praises his Wolves players and fans after making their point at Chelsea

Nuno Espirito Santo praised Wolves’ players and fans after the 1-1 draw at Chelsea – and warned the hosts they will be stronger next time. Wolves were denied the double over Mauricio Sarri’s side and a first win at Stamford Bridge in 40 years after Eden Hazard’s 92nd-minute equaliser cancelled out Raul Jimenez’s 56th-minute opener. Prompted by them hearing The Liquidator for the first time at a ground where Wolves were playing in seven years, the 3,000 visiting supporters were in full voice throughout and head coach Nuno was especially appreciative. “I was really proud of the way the boys…

Nuno: MGW and Hudson-Odoi are part of England’s next golden generation

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves teen star Morgan Gibbs-White and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi are part of potentially one of the best England teams. Gibbs-White and Hudson-Odoi will be on opposing sides at Stamford Bridge having been in the starting XI when England won the Under-17s World Cup in 2017. Nuno is a huge admirer of 19-year-old Gibbs-White, having given him 41 of his 53 appearances to date after he made his debut under Paul Lambert at just 16. Hudson-Odoi is still 18 and has made 27 appearances for Chelsea. He lodged a transfer request in January when Bayern Munich bid…

JR: Wolves’ FA Cup defeat to United still hurts after all these years

Wolves legend John Richards is still rankled when he recalls FA Cup encounters against Manchester United. Richards is keen for his old club to erase the memories of the Cup exit against United at the same quarter-final stage in 1976 when they take on the resurgent Red Devils on Saturday night. The legendary goalscorer won three of his four sixth-round ties at Wolves, but the United one was the only time he finished on the losing side. Richards scored in four quarter-finals including replays, with strikes in both United games. But the United defeat still irritates him because they went…

JR: ‘This is Wolves’ best ever chance of winning the FA Cup’

John Richards believes Wolves might never get a better chance of FA Cup glory as they prepare to face Manchester United. The legendary Molineux goal king is also urging Wolves to give the fans the Wembley dream they want – and help heal some hurt he still feels. Wolves look to have the best opportunity to get to Wembley in a cup in decades, with United in the sixth round on Saturday night standing between them and a first semi-final in the competition since 1998. Richards played in four FA Cup quarter-finals for the club, winning three, all after replays,…

Wolves boss Nuno: Now let’s help Costa like we did Traore

Nuno Espirito Santo insists he will not ‘abandon’ Helder Costa as he pledged to help him return to form like he has with Adama Traore. Traore, 23, made a surprise return for only his seventh Premier League start in the recent 2-0 win against Cardiff, replacing Matt Doherty at right wing back as Nuno sprang five changes following the 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield. Against the Bluebirds the £18m club record signing had arguably his best game for Wolves to date. Now Nuno has revealed how he is hoping a similar approach can work with the out-of-sorts Costa. The 25-year-old started…

Parkes and Pierce: Our Wolves keeper verdict for United

Former Wolves goalkeepers Phil Parkes and Gary Pierce believe Nuno Espirito Santo is right to stick by John Ruddy for the FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United. Ruddy, 32, is set to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form side at a sell-out Molineux in the sixth round tie on Saturday night. Rui Patricio, Wolves’ regular first choice, will make way, just as he has done in all six previous cup games this season, including four in the FA Cup. Parkes and Pierce shared the goalkeeping duties at Molineux from 1973 when Pierce was signed from Huddersfield to when Parkes departed for…

Ex-Wolves striker Ndah reveals his mental torment following injury hell

George Ndah admits he became severely depressed at Wolves as he opened his heart in a powerful message about mental health. Now 44, the popular former striker also admitted experiencing financial trouble after his career ended at the age of 32 when he could take no more following years of injury hell. Ndah’s frustrations at his lengthy spells out of the game were well documented at the time. But little was known of the mental torture they induced until he featured in a documentary with current Burton Albion forward Marvin Sordell where both talked about their own battle with mental…

Ex-Wolves keeper takes the reins again at Leicester

Mike Stowell has been appointed caretaker manager at Leicester City for a fifth time. The 53-year-old Foxes goalkeeping coach and first-team coach has been temporarily promoted again, this time with fellow first-team coach Adam Sadler, following the sacking of Claude Puel. Puel, 57, who was in charge for 16 months, was dismissed after Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace which left Leicester 12th in the Premier League. Speculation had been rife for months that the Frenchman’s future was in doubt, with stories of players being unhappy with his distant management style and difficulties adapting to his possession-based game. Stowell,…