Wolverhampton Wanderers produced a ‘fantastic reaction’ to Manchester United’s early goal last night according to manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Skysports write that Wolves eventually overturned the one-goal deficit to win 2-1 and beat the Red Devils at Molineux for the second time in 17 days.
Scott McTominay gave the visitors the lead with a low finish to the bottom left corner past the outstretched Rui Patricio before Diogo Jota equalised 12 minutes later after Fred failed to control a pass from his ‘keeper David De Gea.
Wolves were then boosted by the dismissal of Ashley Young for two yellow cards, before a Chirs Smalling own goal 13 minutes from time gave them the victory.
The win meant Wolves maintained 7th place in the Premier League table, with 8th-placed Watford brushing past Fulham 4-1 at Vicarage Road.
Nuno opted to field a strong team last night, despite facing Watford in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium this Sunday.
On his side’s comeback against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, the Portuguese said:
It was a good performance. United started better than us, controlling the game with too much possession. They scored and in that moment the team suffered, and it took time for us to react. The moment the team reacted it was a fantastic reaction. We drew level and from there on we managed the game. After the red card, our task is not so difficult. It makes me proud to do it against Manchester United, it was really well done by the boys.