Wolverhampton Wanderers made the trip to Vicarage Road for today’s Premier League clash with Watford and the message ahead of the game from head coach Nuno Espirito Santo was that Wolves wouldn’t be out for FA Cup revenge after our disappointment against them the other week.
Raul Jimenez gave us the advantage going into the halftime break as he found the net in the 41st minute, but a bright start from the hosts saw them level four minutes after the restart.
The game was pretty level but we made more of our chances in terms of testing the keeper and Diogo Jota sent all three points our way in the 77th minute and we’ve opened up a four point gap over Watford in the chase for seventh spot.
It may not have been about revenge, but we took it.
Speaking to the BBC following the end of the game, Nuno said of our efforts.
“It feels good because the boys worked hard. I think it was reward for the work of the boys against a very tough and difficult opponent. Jota and Jimenez have been working really hard. I truly believe the more time they spend together the more good things will happen. Maybe I’m the only one in the country that knows that seventh position doesn’t guarantee anything. It’s not about finishing as high as possible, but it’s about finishing as well as possible.”