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Andy Gray praises Nuno’s tactics for Wolves’ win at Man City

Andy Gray heaped praise on Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo for his tactical decisions that paved the way for the 2-0 win at Manchester City. Former Wolves striker and one-time record signing Gray was hugely impressed with the way the Molineux head coach used his substitutes and utilised two-goal hero Adama Traore at the Etihad Stadium. Nuno brought on Matt Doherty for Patrick Cutrone in the 68th minute and pushed Adama Traore, who had been playing right wing back, up front alongside Raul Jimenez. Traore responded by scoring twice on the break in the last 10 minutes to give Wolves…

Coady hails special day for Wolves after victory at Man City

Captain Conor Coady hailed a special day for Wolves after they beat champions Manchester City 2-0 away. Two goals from Adama Traore in the last 10 minutes completed a hugely memorable week for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side after they won 1-0 away to Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday night. Victory over City was the champions’ first home defeat of 2019 and the first time they have trailed at the Etihad in 26 home matches. Wolves’ fourth straight win in all competitions was their first away to City since Robbie Keane’s lone goal in August 1999 and it was…

Two-goal Wolves hero Traore: ‘To win in City’s house is amazing’

Two-goal Adama Traore saluted ‘amazing’ Wolves after they beat champions Manchester City 2-0 away. Traore scored twice in the last 10 minutes to stun the Etihad as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side completed a memorable week following their 1-0 Europa League win away to Besiktas on Thursday. “Man City are one of the best teams in the world and for us to win in their house is amazing,” Traore told BEIN Sports. “But we have been working so hard since the start of the season and we have to keep believing. Whatever game it is, we fight to the end.” Traore…

Traore double puts Wolves in dreamland at City – report with highlights

Manchester City 0 Wolves 2 Adama Traore scored twice as Wolves completed a dream week with a stunning win away to Manchester City. Traore, who started at right wing back before being moved up front alongside Raul Jimenez, scored his brace with chances on the break in the 80th minute and with virtually the last kick in the fourth of the five minutes added on. It completed a memorable week for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side after they won 1-0 away to Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday night, and has handed Liverpool a massive boost early in the Premier…

Pat’s the way to do it as Wolves striker Cutrone in Italy’s U21 squad

Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone has been named in Italy’s Under-21 squad for two fixtures over the next fortnight. The 21-year-old is one of two English-based players included in coach Paolo Niccolate’s 23-man squad, with Everton striker Moise Kean. The Azzurrini will look to continue their impressive form against the Republic of Ireland and Armenia on October 10 and 14 respectively after getting their UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying campaign off to a perfect start with a 5-0 victory over Luxembourg on September 10. This is Cutrone’s first call-up since moving to England, but the £16m striker signed from AC Milan has…

Wolves once had Britain’s fastest player but Traore has no idea how quick he is

Wolves once had the fastest footballer in Britain in Steve Kindon but his modern-day equivalent Adama Traore admits he has no idea how fast he is. The 23-year-old has been dubbed the quickest player in the Premier League. Traore has certainly shown a clean pair of heels to any opponent he has come up against, regularly outpacing his markers with the ball. But unlike Kindon – known as ‘The Tank’ who could run 100 metres in 10.7 seconds and won the fastest footballer title seven times between 1971 and 1978 – Traore has never been timed over the most recognised…

Jaded Wolves star Jimenez to have time-out as Jota set to miss out again

Tireless Wolves star Raul Jimenez is set for a time-out – as Diogo Jota is set to sit out Sunday’s trip to Manchester City. Jimenez is available for the trip to the Etihad but has been excused international duty for Mexico over the next two weeks to recover from a relentless 14-month spell of games with barely a break. The 28-year-old striker scored eight goals in his first 10 games of the season in all competitions but has failed to find the net in his last five matches. Jimenez misses Mexico’s opening CONCACAF Group B qualifiers away to Bermuda next…

Nuno wants Wolves to have Man City’s top-game mentality

Nuno Espirito Santo has urged Wolves to be like Manchester City and Liverpool by learning to cope with the intensity of playing in the big matches every game. Sunday’s Premier League clash at City will be Wolves’ 17th game of the season, of which eight have come in the Europa League. Wolves have found it tough adapting to the demands of the Premier League and European competition for the first time, winning just one of their opening seven Premier League outings. Top teams such as City and Liverpool, who regularly qualify for the Champions League, have big squads and are…

Jota set to miss City test for Wolves; De Bruyne out for champions

Diogo Jota remains a major injury doubt for Wolves’ trip to Premier League champions Manchester City – who will again be without Kevin De Bruyne for the game. Portuguese forward Jota has been nursing a toe injury recently that caused him to miss last Saturday’s 2-0 win over Watford and the Europa League victory against Besiktas on Thursday. The 22-year-old did not travel to Istanbul as Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo opted to leave him at Compton to receive treatment in the hope he would recover to be available for the City game. However, Nuno provided an update on the…

Hard-to-please Nuno reveals his ‘obsession’ after Wolves beat Besiktas

Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed his ‘obsession’ is finding ways to improve Wolves despite their 1-0 Europa League win away to Besiktas. Willy Boly scored the only goal to give Wolves their first win of the Europa League group stages as they secured victory in the third minute of time added on. But it was a frustrating game for long periods, with Wolves sitting back to soak up pressure against their struggling Turkish hosts who had conceded 12 goals in their previous four outings. “We have a lot of things to improve. OK, we won, but the performance must be…