LONDON: Coventry manager Mark Robins said he was “immensely” proud of his second-tier side after they tipped Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 win to reach the semi-finals for only the second time ever.

The Championship side scored two injury-time goals in a roller-coaster tie at Molineux Stadium to book a ticket to Wembley, thanks to an Ellis Simms brace and Haji Wright’s 100th-minute winner.

Robins said his players showed “real courage, real determination” to come back late after going 2-1 down before stoppage time.

“Immensely (proud). It’s really hard to put into words really. It’s been a long time since it’s happened really, and the fact we were not only a goal down but we’d got back into it and went on to win it and deservedly so,” Robins told ITV.

“We created some really good openings. Some of the football we played was really good and I’m really proud, it’s a really proud day.”

Robins said the club’s owners had certain expectations since their takeover last year.

“I’ve been tasked with quite a bit this season, the new owners have wanted a cup run, they’ve got a cup run, they’re getting a cup run and also, we need to try and get into the play-offs three out of five years,” he said.

“It’s not an easy feat, not an easy task but I’ve got incredible support and staff around the team whatever the score-line is. It drives you on, it just gives you the energy, it’s absolutely outstanding.”

Coventry had been beaten by Luton Town 6-5 on penalties in the Championship play-off final at Wembley last year.

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