The Warm Down: Wolves stun Liverpool to reach FA Cup fourth round 
Ruben Neves celebrates putting Wolves 2-1 up.(photo by Sam Bagnall/Getty Images)

The Warm Down: Wolves stun Liverpool to reach FA Cup fourth round 

Wolves beat Liverpool to reach the next round of the F.A Cup

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Jack Witham

A stunning second-half strike from Ruben Neves was the difference as Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Liverpool 2-1 to reach the fourth round of the F.A Cup

Raul Jimenez opened the scoring at Molineux as the home side dominated the first half. Liverpool hit back early in the second half as Divock Origi equalised. Just four minutes later, Neves smashed one in from 30 yards to win the game for Wolves. 

Another Big Win for Wolves

Wolves claimed yet another big victory at Molineux as the list of top teams that they have defeated this season continuous to grow.

They can now add Liverpool to the list which also includes league wins at home to Chelsea and away to Tottenham Hotspur. They also picked up valuable points against both Manchester clubs. 

The result against Liverpool could potentially help with the inconsistencies of Wolves. Whilst picking up big wins, they have lost to teams below them in the table including bottom club Huddersfield Town

Although Liverpool did play a slightly weakened side, nothing can be taken away from Wolves who for the majority of the match were the better team and showed yet again that they can battle amongst the bigger teams.

Neves was the star of the show again, scoring another wonderful goal from outside the box. His place in the side is becoming more valuable for Wolves and their fans will be hoping his form can continue into the next round. 

Nuno rewarded for playing strong side 

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo may have been tempted to rest some of his more important players after just finishing a busy Christmas period however he stuck to his first-team regulars and it was made to pay as his side progressed.

Club top goalscorer Jimenez was again on the score sheet and his goals are proving vital for Wolves. He took advantage of some poor play from Liverpool to calmly slot the ball into the net to put Wolves 1-0 up.  

Raul Jimenez puts Wolves 1-0 up. (Sam Bagnall/Getty Images)
Raul Jimenez puts Wolves 1-0 up. (Sam Bagnall/Getty Images)

Liverpool played a much-weakened side and Wolves took advantage of this. The attack was not at full strength as both Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino were on the bench. Wolves defended well and Liverpool's attackers barely got a look in. Wolves captain Connor Coady led from the front as his side prevented Liverpool from equalising late on.

The scoreline was the same as Wolves' famous 2-1 win away at Anfield two years ago and it was another night to remember for the Wanderers fans. 

Shrewsbury or Stoke next

The fourth round draw saw Wolves travel away to the winner of the replay between Shrewsbury Town and Stoke City. Wolves will be looking to progress to the fifth round and going on to win the cup like the previous four times, with their last F.A cup success coming in 1960. 

The last time Wolves played Shrewsbury in a competitive match was back in 2014 when both sides were in League one. The game finished 0-0 and Wolves went on to win the league. A lot has changed since then, as Wolves now sit in the Premier League. 

Wolves beat Stoke 2-0 in the third round of the F.A cup just two years ago. The team has changed a lot since that game however they will be looking for a similar result if the Potters get past Shrewsbury. 

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