As it happened: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Crystal Palace LIVE: Adama Traore sends Wolves through to the fourth round.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers takes on Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace (L) and Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace (R) during the FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace at Molineux Stadium on January 08, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


22:4518 days ago

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22:4218 days ago

Very good result for Wolves!!

Huge result for Wolves tonight, and a very important one at that!!

22:3918 days ago

Full Time analysis.

Wolverhampton Wanderers advance in round four of the Emirates FA Cup thanks due an Adama Traore wonder strike in the first half.

Traore scored his first goal in over a year to send Wolves through, as Palace failed to create anything substantial despite looking threatening in the second half.

Overall, a good win for Nuno's men, and perhaps more importantly, a goal for Adama which hopefully will see him regain his confidence and form.

22:3618 days ago

Full Time: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Crystal Palace.

Wolverhampton Wanderers advance into round four of the FA Cup.
22:3618 days ago

92' - Ruddy claims.

John Ruddy comes to claim the cross and does brilliantly.
22:3518 days ago

92' - Palace corner.

Palace have a corner with 40 seconds to go...
22:3318 days ago

90' - Added Time.

There is 3 minutes of added time at the end of this match. Can Crystal Palace find a winner?
22:3218 days ago

89' - A few minutes to find a winner...

Palace really piling on the pressure now. Wolves can't get hold of the ball for any substantial period of time. Can the hosts see the game out here at the Molineux.
22:2918 days ago

84' - Palace Substitution

Again, another change for Palace.

OFF: Jordan Ayew

ON: Andros Townsend

22:2818 days ago

84' - Wolves substitution

Nuno makes his third change of the evening. 

OFF:  Leander Dendonker

ON:  Ki-Jana Hoever

22:2718 days ago

81' - Wolves sitting back

Palace have a flurry of corners that amount to nothing but half chances, but Wolves starting to go into their shell a little here.
22:2118 days ago

77' - Wolves substitution

A second change for Wolves!!

OFF: Fabio Silva

ON: Patrick Cutrone

22:2018 days ago

76' - Palace growing into this game.

The inevitable has happened and Wilfred Zaha has really sprung Palace into life, and they look dangerous going forward all of a sudden.
22:1618 days ago

72' - Neves at the heart of everything Wolves.

Ruben Neves has had the most touches of the football in this match, which just shows how much he has been on the ball. His passes have unlocked the Palace backline tonight, and offered Wolves so much from the switch of play.
22:1418 days ago

70' - 20 minutes to go in this clash.

20 minutes to go in this clash. The next goal is so important, and it could go to either side.

Remember that if it is level at full time, we go to penalties.

22:1218 days ago

66' - Palace substitutions

Two more changes for Roy Hodgson’s side.

OFF: Christian Benteke, James McCarthy

ON: Wilfred Zaha, Tyrick Mitchell

22:1118 days ago

66' - Wolves substitution

The first change for the night for the home side.

OFF: Adama Traore

ON: Morgan Gibbs-White

22:0718 days ago

63' - Butland to the rescue

Wolves break with Traore down the right hand side, who picks out an unmarked Dendonker in the middle of the box. His flicked shot is straight at Jack Butland who has to react quickly to make a smart save.
21:5918 days ago

55' - Palace's most menacing spell.

Crystal Palace have come out for the second half with a spring in their step. They look much quicker in possession and have created a few half chances so far.

We have a game on our hands now.

21:5818 days ago

53' - Palace free kick in a very goos position.

Fabio Silva tracks back and gives away a needless foul in a good area. The resulting free kick ends up in a Palace corner, which comes to nothing.
21:5518 days ago

51' - Corner to Wolves, just wide.

Corner crossed into the box from Pedro Neto, and it is met by Fabio Silva who heads just wide. He comes close again, the youngster.
21:5018 days ago

45'- We are underway again.

Kick off at the Molineux for the second half!!
21:4918 days ago

HT' - Palace Substitution.

Change for the visitors at half time.

OFF: Mamadou Sakho

ON: Cheikhou Kouyate

21:4718 days ago

HT' - Both sides are back out!!

Both sides are back out at the Molineux for the second half.
21:3618 days ago

Half Time Stat Attack!!

Half Time Statistics:

Possession: Wolves 64% - 36% Palace

Shots: Wolves 9 - 3 Palace

Shots on Target: Wolves 3 - 0 Palace

Pass Accuracy: Wolves 89% - 80% Palace

21:3318 days ago

HALF TIME: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Crystal Palace.

Wolves go into the half time break with a 1-0 lead thank to Adama Traore and his beautiful strike. 

They could have had more if Fabio Silva scored early on, but overall Nuno will be happy with that.

As for Palace, they might have to look to the bench if they are to get anything from this game, as they have really struggled so far.

21:3118 days ago

43' - Wolves are playing really well here...

The home side are playing really well tonight. They have knocked the ball about at pace and with precision and have a deserved lead. Palace have struggled to get anything going really.
21:2418 days ago

Finally, he has a goal!!

21:2318 days ago

35' - Wolves. Goal.

Adama Traore receives the ball from Ruben Neves, before cutting inside on his LEFT foot and rifling it past Jack Butland from the edge of the box. 

His first goal since December 2019!!

That will do his confidence the world of good.

21:2118 days ago

34' - GOAL WOLVES!!!



21:1718 days ago

30' - Half an hour gone...

Half an hour gone at the Molineux and Wolves have been the dominant side so far. Palace look content to let Wolves have the ball and dominate possession. Wolves have made opportunities but have lacked the final product, something they have struggled with since losing Raúl.
21:1218 days ago

25' - Dendonker from range.

Leander Dendonker fancies an effort from outside the box and takes it on, only to see it fly over the bar and into the empty stands.

25 minutes gone and Wolves have had 6 attempts so far. Promising signs for the home side.

21:0818 days ago

20' - Wolves banging on the door.

Nelson Semedo breaks forward and strikes the ball low, which forces a good save from Butland. Palace are able to get back and crowd out Fabio Silva, who still gets his shot away which is saved by Butland again.
21:0218 days ago

15' - Traore just wide.

Moutinho is able to pick out Traore with a long diagonal pass and Adama cuts in on his left foot and shoot just wide of the left hand post.

Wolves looking the stronger side here.

20:5918 days ago

11' - Fabio Silva misses a huge chance.

Ooooh FABIO!!

A huge opportunity for Fabio Silva inside the 6 yard box, who heads over. 

Brilliant work from Pedro Neto to cross the ball in, but similar to Otasowie against Brighton, heads over.

20:5618 days ago

09' - Traore the main threat so far.

Adama Traore has been Wolves' main threat so far tonight, with the overlapping Nelson Semedo. He wins a corner after a trademark mazey run.
20:5118 days ago

03' - Scrappy game so far.

Not long has gone in the game, but neither side have settled so far. Such an opportunity for Wolves to dispatch a big name and progress into the next round.
20:4618 days ago

KICK OFF: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace.


Wolves vs Palace has kicked off.

20:4418 days ago

The teams are out and it is almost time.

Both sides are out on the pitch, and it is almost time for kick off. Very excited for this match. Hopefully Fabio Silva can show his class tonight.
20:4118 days ago

Only a place on the bench tonight, but Wolves fans are excited to have him back!!

20:3418 days ago

Palace's form coming into the game.

Crystal Palace have only won one game this calendar year which was last time out against winless Sheffield United. Eberechi Eze starred last time out and scored a brilliant solo goal.

He starts tonight, as well as Michy Batshuayi and Christain Benteke as attacking options for the visitors as they will try and break down the Wolves defence, which is full strength apart from John Ruddy.


Last 5 games: DLDLW

20:2718 days ago

Wolves' form coming into this fixture.

Wolves have been very up and down recently, and after throwing away a two goal advantage at the AMEX Stadium last time out, they will be wanting to bounce back well here.

Leander Dendonker is a huge boost for Wolves, as his presence in midfield has been greatly missed. Gibbs-White and Cutrone are also huge additions to the Wolves bench.

Last 5 games: WLDLD

20:1918 days ago

This could be special tonight...

The magic of the FA Cup?

20:1318 days ago

Kick Off just over 30 minutes away.

Kick-Off at the Molineux is just over 30 minutes away. Really excited for this one, should be a great match!!
19:5818 days ago

The Wolves boys have arrived...

19:5718 days ago

Impact for The Eagles from the bench.

Wilfred Zaha is on the bench for the visitors who will be available if needed. Palace have named a strong side, with even more fire power and match winners on the bench.
19:4918 days ago

The DONK is back!!

Leander Dendonker is back in the starting XI for Wolves after missing the previous few matches after picking up a knock against Chelsea.

That is huge news for the Midlands side.

19:4718 days ago

And this is how the visitors Crystal Palace line up...

19:4718 days ago

This is how the home side line up...

19:3418 days ago

Is this man the solution for Wolves' scoring issues?

19:2718 days ago

Kick Off Time.

The match in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace is scheduled to take place at 19:45 GMT at the Molineux.
19:4119 days ago


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