With form rebounding in the Premier League for Wolverhampton Wanderers after our earlier wobble, we went into tonight’s FA Cup third round clash with Liverpool in good spirits and decent confidence once again.
Welcoming Jurgen Klopp’s side to the Molineux for the tie in front of the BBC’s cameras, both sides went pretty strong with only a few changes for each, but Raul Jimenez gave us the advantage shortly before the halftime break as he found the back of the net.
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Divock Origi did level matters up for them but his overall performance shows exactly why he shouldn’t be of interest this month, but four minutes later Ruben Neves scored another cracker to restore our advantage and 2-1 was how the scores ended.
Liverpool did threaten at points, but so did we and the victory was justified in my eyes, even accepting that the changes hit the visitors performance far more than expected.
It’s an away trip to Shrewsbury Town or Stoke City in the fourth round following the draw.
Speaking to Sky Sports following the fulltime whistle, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo explained.
“It was a good performance, a tough game. We had good counter-attacks and when we had possession we had possession. It was a very good performance. In the first half we were very good and in the second half we got the reaction we wanted when we lost a goal almost immediately. In general, I think it was a very good game.”