FA Cup: Wolves produce another enthralling comeback to break Shrewsbury hearts all over again


Ivan Cavaleiro’s magnificent but controversial winner eventually booked Wolves’ place in the fifth round of the FA Cup and proved a knockout blow to Shrewsbury Town who, for much of a captivating tie, would not stay on the canvas.

The League One side, who had led 2-0 at home before Wolves staged a late fightback to earn a replay, improbably led the replay 2-1 before they were finally thwarted by a Premier League side now dreaming of glory.

Former Wolves captain Sam Ricketts, now Shrewsbury’s manager, was left fuming, first by the award of six minutes of first-half stoppage time that allowed Matt Doherty to level at 2-2 for Wolves, and then by the decision to allow Cavaleiro’s classy winner despite an alleged foul.

Yet the former Wales defender could be nothing but proud of his League One side, who fought back from an early Matt Doherty goal to claim the lead.

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