Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United: The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
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Edwards excited about Wolves' chances of winning the FA Cup

Wolves won 3-0 against Sheffield United in the FA Cup third round on Sunday to set up a fourth round clash with Norwich.

That February clash at Molineux looks winnable on paper and as the rounds go by, more and more fans may start to dream of a day out at Wembley.

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Former Wolves midfielder David Edwards certainly seems to be getting excited and in his Express and Star column, he talked up the chances of Bruno Lage’s men.

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“I want to talk about the FA Cup win over Sheffield United – and I’ve got to admit I’m getting excited. I still think about the semi-final loss to Watford three years ago. I was at Wembley that day as a fan with my brother, his kids and my son,” said Edwards.

“It was an amazing day out and when Raul Jimenez scored to make it 2-0, I didn’t see Watford getting back into it. I honestly believe this year, though, we are in with a chance of going all the way. We’ll need a bit of luck and a few of the big boys to get knocked out early or focus their attention on the Champions League.

“But what makes me hopeful is that we are in a strong position in the league. We don’t have to look over our shoulders and worry about relegation. The FA Cup is a competition we can really concentrate on. The club has been on such a remarkable journey over the past five or six years.

“And getting to the final of the FA Cup would be a fantastic next step. As a manager, Lage will be thinking this a competition that – if he won it – would see him go down in history. I think he’ll be doing everything he can to do just that.”

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This has been a golden era for Wolves and a trophy would absolutely immortalise it in history.

As Edwards says, Wolves can afford to attack the competition and they are not distracted by European football or the threat of relegation.

They have run the best sides in the country close in recent months and the win at Old Trafford should boost confidence that they can win at the big grounds.

With some luck of the draw and good luck with injuries, Wolves can go deep into the cup and that would be a thrilling way for Lage to mark his first season in charge.

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