Crusaders vs Wolverhampton: Live Stream and Score Updates (1-4)
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21:52a year ago


Full-time at Seaview, Belfast, with Wolverhampton Wanderers beating Crusaders FC by 4-1, 6-1 on aggregate in a game that had little history. 

Wolves will now face the armenian team Pyunik FC in the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League.

21:47a year ago
90' - Gibbs-White with a huge chance to make it 5-1 but Sean O'neill is faster and clears the ball away.
21:45a year ago
87' - Three minutes to go and Wolverhampton Wanderers will advance to the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League as the score is 4-1 on the night and 6-1 on aggregate.
21:40a year ago


83' - Out comes Rory Hale, in comes Gary Thompson.
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80' - Out comes Jordan Owens, in comes David Cushley
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78' - Out comes Ross Clarke, in comes Declan Caddell
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77' - Own goal by Jordan Forsythe who heads it the wrong way after a cross by Moutinho. 4-1 is the score so far.
21:32a year ago
74' - The northern Irish players try to piece together a few attacking plays but are unable to create real scoring chances.
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67' - Out comes Ruben Neves, in comes Romain Saiss
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66' - Out comes Diogo Jota, in comes Ruben Vinagre
21:20a year ago
62' - With the outcome of the tie almost settled the intesity diminished drastically.

Wolves keep rotating the ball, trying to find an opening, whereas the Crusaders defense try to keep the score at 3-1.

21:12a year ago


53' - First substitution of the game, out comes Jímenez and in comes the youngster Morgan Gibbs-White.
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50' - Jímenez has been down for several minutes after a harsh tackle by a defender and it seems that Gibbs-White will come on.
21:03a year ago

2nd HALF

And we are back on our way! No substitutions at half-time from either side.
20:51a year ago


Half-time: Crusaders 1-3 Wolverhampton (Bennett 13'(og), Jímenez 14', 44' and Bennett 38')

Crusarders still managed to score first but so far it's been Wolves' game, dominating every aspect of the game.

20:47a year ago


44' - What a rocket by Jímenez! The mexican striker scores his second of the night with a great shot from outside the box into the top right-hand corner! Great play between him and Diogo Jota making it 3-1 !
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38' - Goal by Bennett! Corner taken by Moutinho who crosses it to the near post and Bennett heads it in making it 2-1!


4-1 on aggregate and it seems that it'll be Wolverhampton who advances to the third qualifying round.

20:33a year ago
30' - Jímenez again almost making it 2-1 with a shot from just outside of the box but the ball went wide. 

Nuno's men are pressuring the irish defense who seems tired.

20:30a year ago
27' - Crusaders renounce the ball and instead decide to defend with a 5-4-1 formation, leaving Jordan Owens alone, fighting for space against Wolves' strong back three
20:23a year ago
20' - Great game so far with both teams having several chances. Crusaders look like a different team from the one that played at the Molineux playing a more direct style of football with long passes to their striker.
20:20a year ago
Correction: Crusaders' goal was an own goal by Bennett and not by Coady.
20:18a year ago


14' - Goal by Raul Jímenez! Moments after celebrating their goal, the Crusaders fans saw the mexican striker score his first goal of the season, making it 1-1 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate!
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13' And it is 1-0 to Crusaders FC! A great cross on the right side by Jordan Forsythe and it's an own goal by Coady!
20:08a year ago
6' - Wolves dominate the ball but so far its been the northern irish team that has had the best chances with two shot on goal already.
20:04a year ago
1' - One minute in and Rory Hale with a great chance for making it 1-0 to Crusaders but the ball is cleared at the last second.
20:01a year ago
0' - And the game is underway with Wolverhampton having possession of the ball.
19:59a year ago
Both teams have entered the pitch and we are moments away from the beginning of the match!
19:40a year ago
Crusaders make just one change when comparing with the game at the Molineux with Jordan Owens taking Declan Caddell's place in the starting eleven.
19:13a year ago

Crusaders team in full

O'Neill; Forsythe, Burns, Ward, Hegarty; O'Rourke, Owens, Hale; Lowry; Heatley, Clarke

It looks like a 4-3-1-2.

19:08a year ago

100 up

This game marks Nuno’s century for Wolves. It seems like much longer considering what he has achieved, guiding Wolves to Championship promotion and then a top seven Premier League finish. Not a bad first ton.
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Strong Wolves side

Wolves are taking no chances here, naming a really strong starting eleven.

There is only one change from the side that won 2-0  in the first leg with Raul Jimenez replacing Morgan Gibbs-White.

17:53a year ago
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11:49a year ago

How to watch Crusaders vs Wolves live TV and Stream

This game is live on Premier Sports but for a free, in-depth analysis with live team news, commentary and match updates, join us at VAVEL UK for the 20:00pm BST kick-off.
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The prize

Either FK Jablonec from Czech Republic or Pyunik from Armenia await in the third qualifying round, just one step away from the competition proper.
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Could the pitch be a danger?

No professional footballers like to play on an artificial pitch at the best of times, particularly with just over a week until the start of the Premier League season.

Nuno Espirito Santo has told the BBC that his side have to ‘adapt and perform but some of the players don’t have that experience’ when it comes to an artificial pitch.

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Youth vs experience

Whilst Wolves could name a handful of youngsters in their starting eleven, Crusaders boast no less than five players with over 250 appearances for the club.
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Who are Crusaders?

The Belfast side were disappointed to finish fourth in the Irish League last season after winning the competition the season previous. However, they impressed in knockout tournaments, winning both the Irish Cup and County Antrim Shield.


The majority of the squad are semi-professional, underpinned by their 9-0 aggregate hammering in Champions League qualification by Ludogorets last season.


Eight seasons ago, they famously played Fulham in 2011-12 Europa League qualification but lost 7-1 after two legs.


In 45 European fixtures, they have won just seven and lost 30, conceding 128 goals.


Keep an eye out for the club’s all-time top goalscorer, Jordan Owens, who has scored 169 goals in 369 appearances after spending his entire career at the club. Stuart Dallas of Leeds United is currently their most famous former player.

11:47a year ago

Squad news

Nuno Espirito Santo named a very strong squad for the first leg but you would expect him to rest a handful of players here. Ruben Neves has travelled after picking up an injury at Molineux but new signings Jesus Vallejo and Patrick Cutrone have not made the trip to Belfast.
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Wolves battered their visitors from Northern Ireland with 30 shots to Crusaders’ one. Dominating possession, the Premier League side were expected to run away with the contest when Diogo Jota opened the scoring on 37 minutes but they struggled to break down a stubborn defence.

However, a 93rd minute strike from Ruben Vinagre ensured Wolves go into the second leg with a comfortable advantage.

11:46a year ago


Welcome along to live coverage on VAVEL UK of tonight's Europa League qualifier between Crusaders and Wolves from Seaview. I’m Chris Lincoln and I will be taking you through all the action.