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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.…

Nuno – Wolves’ League position doesn’t mean anything

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves’ League position does not mean a thing as they battle to stay in contention for the Europa League against Manchester United tonight. Wolves will qualify for the competition – and a first time in Europe since 1980 – if they finish seventh and/or they or Manchester City win the FA Cup. Leicester are now on the same points as seventh-placed Wolves, with the gap to West Ham in 11th place now cut to two points. Nuno’s side play Watford in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday at Wembley. But all his focus is on ensuring…

Wolves boss Nuno right to pick his strongest team for United – Hibbitt

Wolves legend Kenny Hibbitt is convinced Nuno Espirito Santo has made the right decision to pick a full strength team for tonight’s visit of Manchester United. Nuno looks like he will wheel out his big guns with Matt Doherty, Ryan Bennett and Raul Jimenez set to be unleashed after Doherty and Jimenez came off the bench in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Burnley and Bennett was suspended. Wolves play their FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley on Sunday but the head coach is only focused on United. Hibbitt believes the momentum gained from fielding a strong team and getting a…