Nuno Espirito Santo reveals disappointment after Wolves FA Cup semi-final defeat

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has acknowledged that there is plenty of sadness within the club’s ranks after the team were ousted at the semi-final stage of the FA Cup. The west Midlands side appeared favourites to reach their first Cup final since 1960 after grabbing a 2-0 advantage in the second half, but it was not meant to be after the Hornets orchestrated a terrific comeback.

Substitute Gerard Deulofeu scored the Hornets’ first goal with a stunning lob attempt and thereafter, they managed to stretch the game into added extra-time with Troy Deeney earning and converting a penalty in the dying minutes of the second half. From then, Javi Gracia’s side looked the side with the momentum to seal the winner and they managed to do so through Deulofeu, who managed to outclass goalkeeper John Ruddy with a neat finish at the far post.

Dean Sounders believes Matt Doherty could struggle at Wolverhampton Wanderers next term

Dean Sounders believes Matt Doherty could struggle in the Premier League next season, given teams will eventually nullify his attacking threat. The Republic of Ireland international has been a dominating figure for Wolverhampton Wanderers from the right wing-back position this term, and he has contributed six goals and six assists across all competitions for the club.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Sounders acknowledged that Doherty has enjoyed an impressive season with the west Midlands side in the Premier League but the same success may not be replicated next term whereby teams will have an idea regarding his movements on the playing field, he said: "You don't expect Matt Doherty to be getting on the end of crosses and causing as much damage as he has done at right wing-back. So when you play him against next year and you have been stung by him. Teams go well, 'we've got an idea of what they are going to do now'"

Wolves to face Manchester United

Wolves have been drawn against Manchester United for the quarterfinals of the FA Cup after the Red Devils managed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 2-0.

Wolves manager NunoEspirito Santo said that this will be an interesting tie and that his team will be ready for the match. He said that they will be playing before their own supporters and that this will be an advantage that they will really need.

Leon Osman heaps praise on Matt Doherty after Wolves’ FA Cup survival

Former Everton star Leon Osman has praised the performance of Matt Doherty during the Wolves’ 2-2 draw against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fourth round. The West Midlands outfit appeared on course for an embarrassing exit heading into injury time but Doherty saved their blushes with a sublime header with seconds left to play.

Speaking after the game, Osman was impressed with the performance of the 27-year-old, who has been delivering consistent performances from the right wing-back position, he said: “We thought (Gary) Doherty was leading the game, until Doherty popped up at the end. He was easily the best player in a Wolves shirt today.

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