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Nuno: Wolves’ success should be judged by fans’ joy, not seventh spot

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves’ success should be judged by the joy of the fans rather than finishing seventh or not. Wolves’ head coach prefers to concentrate on team performance game by game rather than where results will dictate they will finish. The Portuguese is also happy to remain non-committal on hopes of European qualification – even though today they face Watford, one of their rivals for that spot. Whoever finishes seventh will enter the Europa League if Manchester City win the FA Cup. Fans have been enthralled by one of the best seasons for 40 years as Wolves have…

Edwards: Wolves U23s showed belief not seen before to win title

Jubilant Rob Edwards admitted Wolves Under-23s showed a belief and character he had never seen before after they produced an amazing comeback against Manchester United to clinch the Premier League 2 Division Two title. Wolves trailed 2-0 with nine minutes left but won 3-2 with an own goal from Lee O’Connor and strikes from Niall Ennis and Sadu Diallo to send the players, staff and hundreds of fans who had travelled to Leigh Sports Village delirious. Southampton must beat Sunderland by 12 clear goals to overhaul Wolves for the only automatic promotion place in their final game on Monday. Edwards…

Wolves U23s clinch title with dramatic win at United

Manchester United Under-23s 2 Wolves U23s 3 Wolves Under-23s clinched the Premier League 2 Division Two title after an incredible comeback against Manchester United. United deservedly led 2-0 after Mason Greenwood and an Angel Gomes penalty and Rob Edwards’ side looked dead and buried. But Wolves pulled it round with a Lee O’Connor own goal in the 81st minute before striker Niall Ennis equalised on 89, then midfielder Sadu Diallo curled home the winner in the first minute of time added on. The comeback sparked ecstatic scenes among the players, bench and the hundreds of supporters who made the trip…

Wolves U23s preview: It’s like a cup final – Edwards

Rob Edwards admits tonight’s final Under-23s league game of the season has a cup final feel about it as Wolves can win the league title. Wolves will be crowned the Premier League 2 Division Two champions and will gain automatic promotion if they beat Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village tonight, providing second-placed Reading fail to beat Stoke away by 11 clear goals and Southampton don’t beat Sunderland at home by 12 clear goals. “We know what’s at stake but it’s important we try to treat it like any other game, but at the same time knowing it’s not like…

Revenge over Watford would be a mistake – Nuno

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists revenge over Watford is not on his mind. Nuno’s side go to Vicarage Road just 20 days after their Wembley heartache to the same opposition in the FA Cup semi-final. Watford won 3-2 after being 2-0 down before equalising with 30 seconds to go then winning the tie in extra-time. Javi Gracia’s side have also won 2-0 at Molineux and will be gunning to make it a hat-trick of wins over Nuno this season. With both teams gunning for seventh spot, which will guarantee a Europa League place if Manchester City beat Watford in…

Neves wants to reward support by beating Watford

Ruben Neves wants to reward Wolves fans for their support by beating Watford. The classy midfielder has been bowled over by the ‘unbelievable’ following from supporters and he wants to repay them with a victory at Vicarage Road. Wolves of course have painful recent memories of facing the Hornets who beat them at Wembley after extra-time to reach the FA Cup final, while they also won 2-0 at Molineux earlier in the season. Wolves climbed back above Watford into seventh after their 3-1 win against Arsenal on Wednesday night. Javi Gracia’s side are a point and a place behind. Neves…

Wolves ‘bid turned down’ for Liverpool teen star – claim

Wolves have had an £8.63m (10 million euros) bid turned down for Liverpool teenager Rafael Camacho, claims Portuguese newspaper A Bola. The report says Wolves and Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have both had offers of the same amount rejected by the Anfield club, amid interest from Sporting and Benfica. It reports Sporting had a loan bid turned down for the 18-year-old attacking midfielder in January but that they now want him on a permanent basis. Camacho, who has been linked with a move to Molineux for several weeks, is out of contract in June 2020 and it’s been widely reported…

Wolves captain ‘haunted forever’ by Watford defeat

Wolves captain Conor Coady claims he is ‘haunted’ by the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Watford and will never get over it as they prepare to face their tormentors this Saturday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side looked to have finally eased away the pain of their agonising 3-2 defeat to the Hornets after extra-time when they beat Arsenal 3-1 on Wednesday, their first win in four since their Wembley heartache. But to Coady, the memories are still too raw nearly three weeks after the event and he confessed he doesn’t think he will ever get over it as they look to…

Wright: ‘This could be just the start for Wolves’

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has lauded Wolves for taking the Premier League ‘by storm’ this season – and reckons this could be just the start. Wright has seen a lot of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this season in his role as a pundit on BBC’s Match of the Day. The former striker reckons Wolves, who beat his old club 3-1 last night, believes they have been one of the success stories of the Premier League in 2018-19. “I’ve been very impressed. When they were coming up out of the Championship, the noises coming out of Wolves were that they were…

Nuno: Organisation was the key to Wolves’ victory

Nuno Espirito Santo saluted the organisation of Wolves’ players after they again produced a magical Molineux night to beat Arsenal 3-1. Goals from Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota put Nuno’s side 3-0 ahead at half-time, and although Sakratis pulled one back, Wolves never looked in any danger of missing the chance to extend their points tally to 16 against the top six this season. It was the first victory over Arsenal in 22 meetings spanning nearly 40 years, and a 10th successive unbeaten home game in all competitions lifted Wolves back to seventh in the Premier League with…