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Nuno relieved as Wolves fight-back at Shrewsbury for FA Cup replay

Wolves secured an FA Cup replay after fighting back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Shrewsbury Town.

Greg Docherty and Luke Waterfall had put Shrewsbury in control with 19 minutes left, but Raul Jimenez pulled a goal back before Mat Doherty saved Wolves' blushes against their Sky Bet League One hosts.

Wolves boss Nuno said, “This is the cup. You cannot switch off, you always have to be committed to it. I think the first half was good, we had chances to do it, but we conceded at the beginning of the second half and then the game went on to become difficult.

“In the end I think the effort of the boys in the last minutes was amazing. It allowed us to go to a second game and stay in the cup.

“I think it's part of our character, to always believe, and a good finish can give you something. That was a reflection of the boys' efforts today.

“It's always important to fight until the referee finishes the game."

He also remarked, “We knew that it was going to be tough. The pitch – it's hard to play one touch because of the speed of the ball – they're a well organised team with intensity, they're aggressive, and it was a good game of football.

“We didn't have many chances, but the way we concede, I think we need to look at and analyse, but Shrewsbury – it's football. It doesn't matter if it's in the cup or which competition you are in, it's a new game and it's a new challenge for us.

“Well done to the boys today and let's try and finish up in Molineux."

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