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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Norwich City at Molineux on February 23, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have had some great memories that have taken place on the 23rd February throughout the years that Wolves fans will look back fondly on. From the 3-0 win at home against Norwich just one year ago, to the big 4-1 win against Stockport away from home in 2002.

Here at Wolves VAVEL, we are about to roll back the years, and run you through the best memories from a Wolves point of view that took place on this day.

  • Stockport 1-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2002 - Edgeley Park


Dave Jones' Wolverhampton Wanderers side brushed his former side Stockport aside to help maintain the midlands side's place at the top of the table.

Dean Sturridge opened the scoring for the visitors after just 16 minutes with a very good strike, before Mark Kennedy doubled the hosts lead. 

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Wolves won the game 4-1, with Kennedy scoring two, Sturridge scoring one and one own goal. This result made it 7 wins in 8 matches for the Old Gold of Wolverhampton Wanderers, which saw be the most inform side in the league.

There were 2,236 away fans who were lucky enough to make the journey and witness a brilliant performance and a great result. The midlands side ended the season in third position in the league, missing out on the title by 13 points to Manchester City.

  • Crystal Palace 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2008 - Selhurst Park

Wolves secured a vital win over promotion hopeful Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, with goals from Michael Gray and Kevin Kyle.

The first half was a cagey affair with neither side really willing to go out and apply the pressure. However, in the second half Wolves came out firing. With only 14 minutes remaining, Michael Gray popped up with a delightful curling effort into the top corner to give the visitors the lead.

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Kyle rounded off the game for Wolves, as he scored an 89th-minute goal, from 25 yards out, to ease the nerves of the travelling Wolves fans.

  • Bournemouth 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2019 - Vitality Stadium

Wolves' first season back in the big time served us up some great memories. The great goals, magnificent victories and brilliant moments will be remembered by Wolves fans for a lifetime.

Wolves went to the south coast to play Bournemouth and came away with just a point. All things considered, it was a decent point for the Premier League newbies, as they came back from a goal down.

Josh King gave the hosts the lead 12 minutes into the game, after he was fouled in the box by Joao Moutinho before converting the penalty. In the second half, Wolves got themselves a penalty as Matt Doherty was brought down inside the box.

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The Mexican sensation, Raúl Jimenez stroked home the penalty to give the midlands side a route back into the game. There was late drama in the match as Bournemouth won another penalty, which was then missed by King in the dying embers of the match.

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Norwich - 2020 - The Molineux

Just one year later, Wolverhampton Wanderers once again showed their quality under boss Nuno Espirito Santo as they produced a brilliant win over a struggling Norwich City side.

The man inform that day was Diogo Jota, as he scored two goals to secure the win for the home side. His first goal was a well-taken goal on the turn as he received the ball from Doherty inside the box.

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Jimenez rounded off the performance as he picked up a goal, as Jota struck the post in search of his hat-trick. The ball bounced off the post and hit the Mexican without him knowing much about it, the last time the forward netted with supporters inside stadiums ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This result left the Molineux rocking as it looked like it was the boost that Wolves needed to push on towards the top six of the league. This game saw the last Wolves goal in front of supporters before the COVID-19 pandemic stopped fans being able to go to matches.

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