Wolves Stoke City
An 86th-minute goal from substitute Jacob Brown saw the Championship club defeat buoyant Wolves and book a place in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
But the evening proved one of frustration for home manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who saw his clubrecord signing, teenage debutant Fabio Silva, miss a glorious chance to give his side the lead, and then refused to discuss the absence of Diogo Jota from Wolves’ match-day squad.
Nuno testily declined to give any explanation after the game for his decision about Jota’s involvement, although he did confirm that the Portuguese international had no health or fitness issues.
“No,” he said. “You are going to speculate a lot. He was not on the squad list. Period. He wasn’t available, these are decisions we have to make. We have to prepare the squad, have to know what is the