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Ireland defender Matt Doherty breaks the deadlock at Wembley in FA Cup semi-final

The 27-year-old’s header broke the deadlock, before Wolves suffered a dramatic 3-2 defeat in extra-time.

Doherty celebrates giving Wolves the lead.
Doherty celebrates giving Wolves the lead.
Image: John Walton

MATT DOHERTY NOTCHED his seventh goal in all competitions on Sunday afternoon, however his strike proved in vain as Wolves suffered a dramatic 3-2 defeat in their FA Cup semi-final against Watford.

The Dubliner popped up at the back post to get his head on the end of Jonny’s curled delivery, notching a precise low effort beyond the reach of Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to make it 1-0.

Nuno Espírito Santo’s men doubled their advantage after 63 minutes with a goal from Mexican striker Raúl Jiménez, however Wolves would suffer a late capitulation.

Second-half introduction Gerard Deulofeu entered off the bench to halve the deficit.

Troy Deeney levelled the sides with a 94th minute penalty, before Deulofeu struck again in the first half of extra-time to secure a 3-2 win.

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