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The fight is on for Chris Hughton and Nuno Espírito Santo

ON THE BALL: Brighton manager Chris Hughton

TWO BLACK managers will look to end the domestic football season by landing the most prestigious cup competition in the world.

Chris Hughton’s Brighton and Wolves’ Nuno Espírito Santo are just 90 minutes from fighting for the world famous FA Cup at Wembley.

Hughton’s Brighton overcame gutsy Millwall via a penalty shoot out to earn themselves a semi-final clash against Manchester City.

But it was Nuno’s exciting Wolves who caught the public’s imagination as they saw off mighty Manchester United 2-1 at Molineux on Saturday (March 16). “It means a lot, of course,” said Nuno.


FEELING GOOD: Wolves’ Nuno Espírito Santo

“The FA Cup is the oldest competition there is. We played well and we achieved it with the amazing support of our fans pushing us.

“What pleases me more is that as I walk down the steps, there are people telling me they saw the ‘50s and the ‘60s and they are still coming. To give them back this joy and see our fans going out of the stadium with a smile, with a lot of beer, of course, it feels good.”

Wolves were drawn to play Watford in the semi finals which will take place over the weekend of April 6-7.

Both Brighton and Wolves can recharge their batteries due to the upcoming international break.

When they return to action, Brighton will face Southampton as Hughton’s side look to stave off the spectre of relegation.

There are no such concerns for Wolves, who have been a revelation since being promoted to the Premier League last term.

They will be away to Burnley at Turf Moor when the top flight action returns on March 30.

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