🏆 Wolves end FA Cup fairytale after edging past sixth-tier Chorley

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Phil Costa

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Wolves progressed to the FA Cup fifth round after edging past Chorley 1-0 at Victory Park on Friday.

A first-half strike from Vitinha was enough to see the Premier League side through on Merseyside.

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Scorers: Vitinha 12′

Having dominated possession early on, Wolves were ahead after just 12 minutes when Vitinha fired a 30-yard screamer past the despairing dive of goalkeeper Matthew Urwin.

But the game lacked quality from that point forward with loose touches and misplaced passes aplenty, as both sides lulled to the half-time whistle.

Chorley upped the tempo after half-time and created a good chance to equalise but John Ruddy was equal to Connor Hall’s close range header.

And it was the hosts who threatened again, this time through defender Andy Halls but Ruddy was alert again to tip his header over.

And despite offering very little, Wolves held onto the win with Chorley perhaps counting themselves unlucky not to force extra time.