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Wolves win over United makes history – and look at those stats!

Wolves’ FA Cup win against Manchester United has made them a piece of history – and it could help them to another. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side became the first team to knock both Liverpool and United out of the Cup in the same season without needing a replay (both 2-1 home wins), according to The Times. If they maintain their position of seventh in the Premier League, the Molineux men will become the first newly promoted team since United in 1975-76 to finish in the top seven and reach the FA Cup semi-finals in the same season. Wolves and Watford…

Giles stars but Wolves U23s lose out at Derby

Wolves Under-23s couldn’t repeat the heroics of their seniors’ win against Manchester United as they were denied a quarter-final place in the Premier League Cup, losing 2-1 to Derby. Highly-rated left wing back Ryan Giles gave Wolves hope by halving a two-goal deficit with 11 minutes to go after switching to play up front, but it proved too little, too late at Pride Park. Derby’s Jayden Mitchell-Lawson rounded off a memorable week, following his first-team debut against Stoke City on Wednesday with a goal and an assist to help the Rams reach the last eight for the first time. The…

Neves: Wolves’ J-force can score against anyone

Ruben Neves believes Wolves’ J-force duo Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota can score against anyone. The in-form pair were on target in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Manchester United that has earned Wolves a semi-final against Watford at Wembley on April 6 or 7. Jimenez and Jota have now scored 19 goals in Wolves’ last 21 games, with the duo on 12 and seven respectively since the 2-1 win against Chelsea on December 5. “Everybody knows our quality up front and in possession, so we can score against every team,” Neves told www.wolves.co.uk “Fortunately, our two strikers again scored, they are…

Dendoncker in Belgium squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker has been selected by Belgium for their forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers. The 23-year-old utility man is part of Roberto Martinez’s 28-man squad who will play Russia at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels on Thursday night and Cyprus away on Sunday evening. Dendoncker, who has six full caps and was part of the squad that finished third in last summer’s World Cup, is one of nine Premier League players picked by former Everton manager Martinez. Also selected are goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and striker Divock Origi from Liverpool, Tottenham defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, Leicester midfielder Youri…

Coady: The secret behind Wolves’ win over United

Conor Coady revealed the secret behind Wolves’ FA Cup victory over Manchester United – become history makers for the club. The Wolves captain was imperious alongside his team-mates as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side deservedly beat United 2-1 to earn a place in the semi-final and a first cup trip in 31 years to Wembley, where they will face Watford on April 6 or 7. United were favourites to win the tie and few outside the region gave Wolves a chance, but Coady said an inspiring team talk between the players before kick-off for the team to create lasting memories was…

Shearer: Why Wolves deserve FA Cup success

Alan Shearer believes ‘brilliant’ Wolves deserve their success in the FA Cup for picking a strong team in the competition. Shearer was at Molineux to watch Wolves deservedly beat Manchester United 2-1 at the weekend to clinch their place in the semi-final against Watford. The Premier League’s all-time top scorer and twice an FA Cup finalist with Newcastle has regularly heaped praise on Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this season in his role as a BBC Match Of The Day pundit. Today he used his column in The Sun to continue his positive vibe about Wolves. “Let us salute the brilliance…

Bully: We can beat Watford – and Nuno wants to create something special

Steve Bull believes Wolves can beat Watford and reach the FA Cup final – and also reckons Nuno Espirito Santo wants to stay at Molineux to achieve something special. Wolves beat Manchester United 2-1 to reach their first semi-final since 1998, earning their first cup trip to Wembley since Bully played in the Sherpa Van Trophy final 31 years ago. They will play Watford in the semi-final, with Manchester City facing Brighton on the same weekend of April 6-7. Bully, 53, reckons Wolves can reach their first FA Cup final since they won it in 1960. “Watford are beatable, so…

Wolves hero Raul: Let’s make it a Wembley hat-trick

Raul Jimenez wants to make it a Wembley winning hat-trick after leading Wolves to the FA Cup semi-finals. The 27-year-old striker took his tally to 15 goals this season with the opener in the 2-1 win against Manchester United in the sixth round on Saturday. The Mexico international was a Wembley winner in the 3-1 win against Tottenham in December after becoming an Olympic champion at the national stadium in 2012. “It’s very important for us to have that experience that we can do it against anyone,” said Jimenez. “It’s a stadium that has good memories for me. In 2012…

United win worth all the years of hurt for Wolves fans – analysis

Wolves 2 Manchester United 1 Every now and then a game comes along to make it all worthwhile. Those who follow football from outside this region might not appreciate the journey Wolves have been on prior to, and perhaps which led to, the wild celebrations that greeted the win over Manchester United on Saturday night. Has there ever been a club that has experienced such thrilling highs and such gut-wrenching lows? The rollercoaster ride Wolves have travelled is well known, but at times like this it feels like the history lesson is worth repeating. From being pioneers of European football,…

Wolves to play Watford in the semi – and the omens are good

Wolves will play Watford in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. The reward for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side after they beat Manchester United 2-1 in the sixth round yesterday is a clash against a Premier League rival currently one place and one point below them. Manchester City face Brighton in the other semi, raising the possibility of a repeat of the 1974 League Cup final, when Wolves beat City 2-1. Both games will be at Wembley over the weekend of April 6-7. Watford and Wolves have met each other seven times in the Cup before, with Wolves winning four and…