Brown pounces late to pile frustration on Nuno
ingham was compounded by a miss from Silva, who endured a game he will probably want to forget.
He was caught up in physical battles with Nathan Collins and Bruno Martins Indi, with his yelps carrying across an empty Molineux on more than one occasion. On 76 minutes, the £35.6million signing from Porto snatched at a chance at the far post and missed the target from six yards.
“Fabio had a couple of good moments in the box, good movements, next time he will try to be more accurate,” said Nuno. “We will try to work on that, those chances can be better finished.”
Stoke manager Michael O’Neill is now looking forward to a thirdround tie at home next week. “We didn’t really have anything to lose coming here but the boys handled it really well,” he said.
Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock will be unable to train or take charge of his players on a match day after the club confirmed he was self-isolating following a positive test for Covid-19.
It is not known whether any players have caught the virus as, in line with English Football League protocols, they will only be sent for a test if they display symptoms. That will send a shudder through the rest of the EFL, with clubs no longer routinely testing.
The fact he went for a test suggests that Warnock was feeling unwell, although the club said the 71-year-old, who would be classed in the high-risk category for serious health complications related to the virus, was in good spirits at home.
Warnock, whose side lost their Championship opener at Watford last week and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup at home to Barnsley on Tuesday, will miss the home game against Bournemouth tomorrow and almost certainly the trip to QPR the following weekend.
The rest of the club’s coaching staff have returned negative tests, so Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson will take charge of the team in his absence.