Matt Doherty prevents massive upset with last-gasp equaliser 1 year ago

Matt Doherty prevents massive upset with last-gasp equaliser

"Wolves' FA Cup hopes are fading away."

Enter Matt Doherty.

Shrewsbury Town looked destined for the upset of the round when the League One side stormed to a 2-0 lead against Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Premier League.

With the game finely poised at 0-0 a half-time, the hosts shocked Nuno Espirito Santo's side with goals from Greg Docherty and Luke Waterfall after the break and suddenly Wolves looked in danger of crashing out of the FA Cup.

Raul Jimenez gave the Premier League outfit a lifeline but as the clock ticked into injury time, Wolves were still struggling to find an equaliser.

Then up popped Matt Doherty.

The Irish full-back won a free-kick on the halfway line but pulled himself straight off the turf and got himself into the opposition box.

The free-kick was floated into the path of Adama Traore, who dinked a cross into the middle of the Shrewsbury penalty area, where Doherty was gleefully waiting.

The 27-year-old pulled free from his marker, rose the highest and headed the ball beyond goalkeeper Steven Arnold.

Doherty wheeled away in celebration of the latest highlight in what has already proven to be an incredible season as Wolves supporters exhaled a combined sigh of relief and Shrewsbury hearts broke as a replay was forced.