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Nuno buzzing after knocking out Reds

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Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is happy with the team’s 2-1 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup third round tie.

Nuno’s men capitalised on the Reds makeshift defence to secure a passage to the next round thanks to Jimenez and a Neves stunner four minutes after Origi equalised for the visitors.

The result saw Wolves return to winning ways after losing to Palace and the response pleased Nuno massively as he disclosed via the club’s website.

“Important was the way we reacted immediately, the first moment that the ball goes up, we reacted and went again, because we know we were punished. The way we conceded is something that we have to analyse because we have so many people there to avoid such situations, but I’m very happy, the fans were fantastic, behind the team.”

On the goals

“Two different goals, two different situations, but two good strikes of the ball. It’s something we’ve seen before and we look to see it again. It’s the beautiful part of the game which everyone enjoys, of course, we are happy and it’s important for the individuals.

“Ruben has the talent. He showed it before and it’s something we encourage him to do. It was a good strike and we are happy for him, and especially our fans.”

On the performance

“I think we played well. I think we were very organised, very compact. We were hard to break and really go out. After we recovered the ball we had possession, we tried to stretch the pitch, so it was a very good performance from the boys today.

“It’s a different approach. We go game by game. Next game is in the Premier League. It means a lot because it’s a challenge, it’s a trophy, and when the next game comes we’ll approach it in the same way.”