Wolves beat Arsenal 3-1 yesterday at Molineux, and the next match for Nuno’s pack is against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
The Wanderers’ victory over Arsenal was pretty much sealed in the first half.
Rúben Neves scored a superb freekick, and Matt Doherty headed in from a corner.
Diogo Jota then finished the match seconds before the referee whistled for half time.
Any victory over the so-called big clubs is great, but revenge against Watford would be sweeter.
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Wolves’ win over Arsenal was great, but revenge against Watford would be sweeter
Watford, Wolves, Leicester, and Everton are duking it out for seventh place in the Premier League table.
Attaining seventh spot would give either of the clubs a spot in the Europa League provided Watford don’t beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final.
Europa League football would be great for Wolves, but the pack will be desperate to beat Watford for other reasons.
The Hornets have beaten Wolves twice this season; 2-0 at Molineux on the pack’s own turf, and 3-2 at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Wolves’ loss to Watford at Wembley embodied the saying that football isn’t fair, but it’s the aftermath that ignited a rivalry.
Watford’s Troy Deeney branded Raúl Jimenez a “loser” for his lucha libre celebration, and the Hornets’ “legends” added insult to injury by calling Wanderers’ number 9 a “cartoon character”.
For the sake of honour, Wolves will want to finally beat Watford on their own turf.
It won’t be easy, but Jimenez and the pack stopping Watford from attaining European football would be sweet revenge.