Chorley 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Vitinha’s superb goal sees Wolves past non-league opponents


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Non-league Chorley were unable to emulate the heroes from 1986 by causing an FA Cup sensation against Wolves – but the National League North side came away with all the credit from their fourth-round tie at Victory Park.

Vitinha’s superb 30-yard shot after 12 minutes proved enough to secure an all-Premier League tie against Arsenal or Southampton at Molineux in the fifth round.

But Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were less than impressive against their part-time opponents.

Chorley had the first shot of the match through Elliot Newby, and after Vitinha had struck his first Wolves goal with the visitors’ only shot on target, it was the hosts who had the best chances.

Crucially, they also pocketed around £120,000 in prize money, plus TV fees, to sustain them through what could be a difficult period after their league was suspended for two weeks earlier in the day.

More to follow.



Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Urwin
  • 2BirchBooked at 86mins
  • 4Halls
  • 5Leather
  • 6BainesSubstituted forMillerat 84′minutes
  • 13ShentonSubstituted forHenleyat 84′minutes
  • 8Calveley
  • 12TomlinsonBooked at 36mins
  • 11Newby
  • 27HallSubstituted forSmithat 87′minutes
  • 9CardwellBooked at 89mins


  • 3Smith
  • 7Miller
  • 14Henley
  • 15Putnam
  • 16Garratt
  • 17Malakai
  • 19Roberts
  • 21Dutton
  • 25Birchall


Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 21Ruddy
  • 15Boly
  • 16CoadyBooked at 63mins
  • 49Kilman
  • 2Hoever
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 28João MoutinhoSubstituted forNevesat 68′minutes
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 20VitinhaSubstituted forTraoréat 69′minutes
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 23CutroneSubstituted forNetoat 68′minutes


  • 7Neto
  • 8Neves
  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 37Traoré
  • 42Richards
  • 54Otasowie
  • 57Lonwijk
  • 60Corbeanu

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