Wolves book FA Cup quarter-final place with 1-0 win over Bristol City

first_imgWolves booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals thanks to Ivan Cavaleiro’s goal in a 1-0 win at Bristol City.Cavaleiro struck in the 28th minute following good work from Matt Doherty on the right wing. REVEALED And Wolves could have doubled their advantage after Doherty hit the post and Leander Dendoncker and Joao Moutinho tested Robins goalkeeper Frank Fielding.The hosts had a strong penalty appeal turned down by referee Martin Atkinson after Jay Dasilva’s cross hit Doherty’s arm as they failed to break down a resilient Wolves side.The Championship club had their moments, but ultimately could have few complaints after they struggled to consistently impose themselves on the fifth-round contest.Wolves had not reached the competition’s last eight since 2003, but Nuno Espirito Santo’s team look solid bets to maybe go all the way to Wembley this season.The visitors made a bright start, with plenty of possession finding its way on the right to Doherty, who twice put in early crosses that tested City defensively. Ivan Cavaleiro netted the only goal of the game Even though clear-cut chances were at a minimum, Wolves continued to dominate territory and possession, with City’s most lively threat coming through Kasey Palmer’s impressive movement.But they could not shackle Doherty, and it was no surprise that he created an opening goal for his team.He found space just outside the box, easily cut inside Dasilva and crossed, before Cavaleiro side-footed past a prone home goalkeeper Fielding.It was a deserved reward for Wolves’ dominance, and Doherty almost came up trumps again two minutes later when he fired an angled shot past Fielding that glanced off the post.Wolves had a grip on the contest, and with City struggling to stem the tide of opposition ball in midfield, they needed a diving save from Fielding to deny Dendoncker. huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Lee Johnson’s men just could not handle Doherty, and another superb pass found Raul Jimenez in space, but he fell to the ground and the half-hearted penalty claims were waved away by Atkinson.City had made little impression during the opening 45 minutes and there was a muted feel around the stadium as Wolves closed out the half by remaining in control.Johnson made a double change at half-time, sending on Matty Taylor and Marlon Pack, and Taylor’s presence quickly offered far more of a threat before his captain Bailey Wright was booked for a clumsy challenge on Cavaleiro.John Ruddy was then forced to make a sharp save down to his left as City pressed for an equaliser, and they looked a team transformed from their ineffective first-half effort. Bristol City’s players gave a good account of themselves 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice 3center_img BEST OF Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo continues to impress ADVICE 3 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Wolves, though, remained dangerous, and Fielding tipped a 75th-minute free-kick from Moutinho over the bar.But back came City, building sustained pressure on Wolves’ defence. Callum O’Dowda shot straight at Ruddy, and then the visiting goalkeeper turned another effort wide for a corner.It was to prove City’s last notable assault on Ruddy’s goal, and Wolves closed things out to join the likes of Manchester City, Watford and Millwall in the quarter-finals. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY last_img read more