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Wolves make easy work of Crusaders in Europa League qualifier

Wolves made easy work of Crusaders in the second-leg of their Europa League qualifier.

Wolves progressed to the Europa League third qualifying round after a 4-1 victory over Crusaders in Belfast secured a 6-1 aggregate win.

Ryan Bennett's own goal gave the Irish League hosts hope but Raul Jimenez quickly fired in an equaliser.

Bennett made amends with a powerful header to make it 2-1 and Jimenez added the third courtesy of a sweet strike.

Jordan Forsythe's own goal in a low-key second half sealed the win with Armenia's Pyunik next up for Wolves.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo said afterwards: "We knew what we were going to find - a team difficult to break down.

"We had a really fast and good reaction to the own goal and then managed the game much, much better."

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