Wolverhampton Wanderers fans react on Twitter as club seals Europa League spot

Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal to make it 3-0 during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at...

Wolves qualify for the Europa League after Watford were beaten by Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal to make it 3-0 during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at...

Wolverhampton Wanderers' season has got just that little bit better as Watford's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup final means the Molineux outfit will be playing in the Europa League next season.

The winners of the FA Cup qualify for the Europa League, but as Pep Guardiola's charges are already in the Champions League by virtue of winning the Premier League title, their place goes to the next-highest-ranked league team not in Europe, hence seventh-placed Wolves.

Watford harboured hopes of springing an upset against Man City at Wembley but they fell behind on 26 minutes when David Silva finished from close range, while Raheem Sterling doubled their lead before half-time by turning in Gabriel Jesus's goalbound shot.

 

The second half saw the floodgates open as Sterling added two more before full time for the first FA Cup final hat-trick since Blackpool's Stan Mortensen netted a treble in the 1953 showpiece, while Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus were also on the scoresheet.

At full time, the Wolves Twitter account posted a superbly creative video in which the eyes of the club badge - white against a black background - transform into the Europa League logo:

A welcome cherry on top for the Old Gold faithful after the incredible season they've had, and needless to say the reaction on Twitter was very positive indeed:

Wolves last played in Europe in the UEFA Cup back in 1980-81 after winning the League Cup.

Wolverhampton Wanderers players celebrate their team's victory after the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux on December 5, 2018 in...

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