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Match Thread: Carabao Cup - Wolves vs Stoke City

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By Wolves
September 17 2020

Wolves enter this season's Carabao Cup competition this evening taking on Stoke City at Molineux. They will be hoping to build on the momentum created in the Premier League win at Bramhall Lane on Monday


In the absence of Europa League competition this season Coach Nuno Espirito Santo will resumably be hoping to chase glory in one of the two domestic cups, so he will undoubtedly take tonight's challenge very seriously - as he does all games. Stoke are plying their trade in the Championship these days and struggled to survive there last season. Their fortunes picked up a bit after the arrival of new manager Michael O'Neil last season, and they have started this season with a gaolless draw away to Millwall on Saturday. 


Stoke can boast three former Wolves players in their ranks; Former club Captain Danny Batth and strikers Sam Vokes and Steven Fletcher. It's a pity no fans will be in the stadium to welcome these popular characters back to Molineux.


It can be reasonably expected that Nuno will make changes to tonight's team, starting at the back with John Ruddy getting a start in goal, and perhaps Oscar Buur and Vitinho - who made their debuts in the second half on Monday - will get a start. Connor Coady usually starts all games but the rest is all guesswork. I suspect Fabio Silva may make an appearance during the game but doubt that he will start.


Tonight's game is available through the for a fee of £10 otherwise it will a case of paying £2:50 to listen to the audio commentary or trying to find a stream. The fees alledgedly go to the two clubs.

Our referee will be PL Ref Simon Hooper


This site will probably pay for the official live stream and offer updates during the evening. Members are also encouraged to post their own opbservations for the benefot of those unable to follow the game

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Match Thread: Carabao Cup - Wolves vs Stoke City
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17/09/2020 18:11
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020:09:22:13:20:21 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 18:13
And just to prove me wrong Fabio Silva does make his debut tonight. Vitinha and Buur also get their first starts in a strong team. Line-up:

17/09/2020 18:33
Good to see some of the youngsters getting an opportunity to show their worth, hoping that Shabani gets some game time too. All good experience and can only be helpful for the squad as the season progresses.

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 18:57
I decided to invest in the live broadcast of the game seeing as I haven’t been getting out much lately. Not an easy process to get through in truth, but now how a picture. They are still doing the Pre-match sound and light show even though there are no fans. I hope groundsMen are appreciating it, but it doesn’t look like it!!

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:00
Teams are out & ready. Batth & Fletcher are on the bench but Vokes starts for City. They needed pens to beat B’pool in the last round!,

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:06
First burst of speed from Adama but crosses just over Silva. Once again I’ve forgotten to make my forecast!!

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:11
Neves passes forward to Silva, & he takes the ball down well but puts it high over the bar.good breakout of defence down left flank by Vinagre but his shot is too close to goalie

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:18
Vitinha appears to be filling the role normally undertaken by Moutinho, showing well for the ball & that he can pass. First chance for Silva to break but his pass to Adama is poor

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:20
Adama creates the first real chance for Wolves but Silva can’t control before the goalie clears. Then Neves puts it on Donk’s head but he heads wide

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:26
Good ball forward by Saiss for Silva but cleared for a corner. Silva & Martins- Indi clash off the ball with Silva claiming he was kicked. Ref takes no action but lectures them both.

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:31
Good cross for a Vokes header, but Willy Boly is there to block well. Another good break forward break down when Vinagre tries tow nutmeg the defender!

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:35
Adama is doing everything except get a cross on to the head of a striker! City put a cross over to Vokes but he heads over. Ten minutes to half time

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:41
Good lead up play and Neves is very unlucky with a dinked pass into the area just too high for Donk with Silva in attendance

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:45
One added minute

Ivybridge Wolf
17/09/2020 19:50
A half of football where the quality of the match perfectly matched the assigned commentator.


Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 19:50
Adama jiggles his way into their box and gets a shot away but it’s blocked, & half time whistle goes.
Carabaocup live coverage is pretty awful - just on camera join the stand and a poo4 commentator which isn’t particularly good value for £10!!
Our young lads have tried hard - Vitinha has fitted well into the midfield & Silva has put himself about up front, but nothing has really stuck yet. Think we’ll probably see DP or Neto before too long
Half time Wolves 0 Stoke City 0

17/09/2020 19:53
The most uninspiring first half of a match that I have seen for a long time.
Stoke have shaped up well but we should really be doing much better.

17/09/2020 20:01
seen a load of Wolves games for free, so having to pay a tenner for this is penance. Would be nice to see Fabio get a goal so early in his Wolves career. Only takes a moment of magic but magic has not appeared yet. Neto soon?

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:13
Second half underway but not much improvement obvious yet! Stoke launch an attacke and earn a corner off Saiss, - header taken by Ruddy & cleared to Silva who is taken out by McLean & he gets a yellow. Silva rolled around on the floor in typical European football manner like his leg was broken!!

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:18
Neto replaces Vitinha

17/09/2020 20:19
Now I’ve lost the stream which may turn out to be a blessing.

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:21
Please God stop all this passing sideways and backwards like we are on the practice pitch!!!!!

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:21
Steven Fletcher replaces Vokes

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:23
And immediately Fletcher gets a chance on his left leg, but it’s deflected over by CC

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:24
Raul replaces Oscar Buur with Adama dropping back

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:27
Let’s hope Raul gets more service than Silva has had. Stoke are looking up for the chance & probably want to avoid penalties after 90 minutes

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:31
Very quick counter attack by Neto & puts Silva in but his shot is deflected for a corner, but Neto puts the corner over everyone!!

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:34
Silva’s golden moment comes from a free kick but he fluffs it and puts it wide

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:35
DP replaces Donk

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:38
Adama fouled on edge of their box so a good position for a free kick. Neto’s cross is easily cleared. Ten minutes plus AT before penalties

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:40
Adama wins another corner cleared by Fletcher for a throw in, but Vinagre penalised for a foul throw ffs

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:42
Adama on the edge of the box smashes the ball across for a throw in on the other side!!! Dreadful play by Wolves

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:45
Silly play by Vinagre gives possession to City and they earn a corner. The a another corner, but offside already occurred. Time is running out for both sides
Stoke seal it with a good break, Fletcher sets up Brown and he takes it easily
Wolves 0 Stoke 1

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:47
Adama cleaned out by McLean who gets a yellow, but we thought he had one earlier for fouling Silva
Into last minute

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:50
Great cross by DP but Martins- Indi takes it off Silva’s head. Game stopped for a possible head injury to the scorer Brown

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:52
Adama cross, Raul cushion heads it down to Silva but he puts it over the bar

17/09/2020 20:57
Ugh. Drab stuff; Silva had a few chances and Adama was not at his best.
Man City won't have been fearful after this?

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 20:57
Perhaps surprising to see that neither Jota nor Campana are on the bench. mI would imagine Jota will feature in Monday's game but Campana must be wondering what he has to do to get a game!!

Cheshire wolf
17/09/2020 21:01
All over and another desperately disappointingly poor display in a Cup by Wolves. They showed absolutely no idea how to beat a very very average team like Stoke. A disappointing debut from Silva after all the excitement of his signing, but let's hope he improves against better opposition. Vitihna played well in midfield, but honestly with all the passing sideways and backwards it's no wonder we hardly had any shots on target. I was also disappointed that Oscar Buur didn't show more inclination to get forward like Doc used to.
A poor night, but at least I won't need to pay £10 again for a shite game this season!!!
Wolves 0 Stoke City 1

Ivybridge Wolf
17/09/2020 21:19
Well done for keeping us up to date Chesh.

I had the privilege and pleasure of the stream for the second half failing.

Sounded awful.

One day we will win a cup. 40 years since the last.

an angry wolf
18/09/2020 20:28
Mickey mouse cup that needs scrapping- I never knew we were playing . People need to let go of 1980, its the equivalent of the johnson paint trophy these days.

Sheffield WWFC
19/09/2020 05:01
Yes I agree. Chance for fringe players but nothing more. Interesting that according to BBC Ruddy messed up again as he did against Shrewsbury last year. If we are to have a go in the FA Cup this year do we need a better 2nd keeper?

an angry wolf
19/09/2020 15:28
Hard to say , I dont watch him in the reserve games so maybe they are isolated but costly mistakes. I'm sure if Patricio was injured we could use the emergency window to get another keeper which to my understanding is the only one that can be used to sign keepers outside the normal window

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