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Match reports

Fulham 0 Wolves 3  Le Fondre Ojo Henry

Meanwhile, down at the cottage, James Henry's "stunning" free kick to complete the "demolition of 10-man Fulham".   Sheyi Ojo mobbed for assist for ALF and  again for his first Wolves + man of the match and soon to be Scottish Inernational KevinMcD


Fulham 0  Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 Le Fondre 56′ Ojo 59′ Henry 78′

FT 90 +6 HT 0-0

Venue: Craven Cottage Date: Tuesday, 29 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST











Fulham 0 Wolves 3 - Report and pictures http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/09/30/fulham-0-wolves-3-report-and-pictures/soccer-sky-bet-

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It had to happen, didn't it? Amid all the doom and gloom, the uncertainty, the increasing pressure, Wolves went and won a football match.  Very comfortably, too. Admittedly Fulham had a man sent off, but as witnessed at the weekend, it isn't easy for Wolves against nine men, let alone 10.  That shouldn't detract in the slightest from this confidence-boosting victory. This was, by a country mile, their most impressive performance of the season.  Players were transformed. Kevin McDonald skipped past challenges, Danny Batth and Kortney Hause were commanding.  Dominic Iorfa galloped, gazelle-like, down the right wing with finesse and grace, James Henry and Benik Afobe terrorised the Fulham back line.  Wolves have been hiding for a few weeks, but they finally revealed their true selves again in a decent showing at Craven Cottage.  And it was substitute Ojo who delivered the fireworks in a blistering three-minute spell at the start of the second-half.  He found the corners of Andy Lonergan's goal with wildly different goals - the first was deflected off Adam Le Fondre's head, the second fumbled into his own net by the  oalkeeper.  Then Henry put the icing on the cake with a late third, a superb free kick, which created a scoreline Wolves fans were rubbing their eyes in disbelief at.

Jackett made two changes, handing Nathan Byrne his full debut in place of Rajiv van La Parra and benching Jed Wallace for Le Fondre.   On a cool, crisp evening at picturesque Craven Cottage, scriptwriters were busy penning the script that climaxed with Richard Stearman or Jamie O'Hara scoring a dramatic late winner. A  Hollywood blockbuster you might say, appropriate in O'Hara's case seen as Wolves fans have long dubbed him as such.  Wolves began the game intent more on a gentle love story at the romantic old stadium, that of rekindling the precious loving bond between the team and their long-suffering supporters.  O'Hara, villain of the piece, had his every touch booed, but matters soon switched to whether Wolves could reproduce the form everyone is acutely aware they're capable of.  The signs were there. James Henry sent a 20-yarder not too far over the bar, and then Benik Afobe sent a header into Lonergan's arms from a cute Kevin McDonald chip into the box.  Wolves, playing in blue, were bright, breezy and positive in their play, with Nathan Byrne patrolling the right flank with purpose, ably supported by Dominic Iorfa.  Cairney and Ross McCormack both worked the Wolves box, but their efforts were meat and drink for Martinez, whose kicking was once again suspect.  Le Fondre and Afobe were linking nicely - the former played to the latter who rolled Stearman and fired a shot away, again too easy for Lonergan's ability. McDonald, so visibly buoyed by that new contract of his, went all Zinedine Zidane on Fulham, leaving two players on their backsides with a mazy midfield jaunt. Yes, he's back to his best.  For all Wolves' fairly mild dominance, a goal remained elusive, as it did for so long at Preston on Saturday.  Ryan Fredericks tried to give them a hand, sending a bullet header towards his own goalkeeper, which was pushed to Byrne who shot wide.  Henry tested Lonergan's reflexes further with a bullet from range, again pushed from danger. Then came the moment that took this game to an x-rated 18 only production. Cairney, after a heavy touch, lept in two-footed on Le Fondre, studs-up.  Cue winces from fans of both sides, and an inevitable red card, despite Cairney's remorse.  It was deja vu for Wolves - their third successive league game in which a red has been dished out, and the second in a row for the opposition.  As against Preston, the disadvantaged team continued to threaten Wolves' goal.  Moussa Dembele bustled his way towards the their box, leading Batth on a merry dance, before firing low at goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.  But there was no doubt it was Wolves' half - now they just needed that breakthrough.  

There was a surprising character introduction at half time when Ojo replaced Byrne, who had improved as the first period went on.  Wolves began the second half as the better side, intent on turning their superiority, and man advantage, into something tangible.  It was Ojo, such a positive influence at Preston, who engineered it with an assist and a goal in a magical three-minute spell.  First, the Liverpool youngster cut inside on his right foot and, with options, fired a beauty towards the far corner.  It took the slightest of flicks off Le Fondre and past Lonergan for the striker's second goal for the club. The celebrations were wild - and they were repeated just 180 seconds later.  This time Ojo went with his left, drilling low towards the near post, and it slipped excruciatingly through Lonergan in the kind of moment that's usually involved a Wolves goalkeeper this season. Jackett's team endured heavy criticism from supporters for their lack of attacking prowess against 10 men at Deepdale, but in London it was a different story as they took total command.  Chances were few and far between as the game slipped into a sedentary pace, Wolves not troubled at the back and content to knock the ball around midfield.  Then came the third, a moment which turned the mood from joyous to delirious, when Henry found the top-corner with an unsaveable free kick from 19 yards.  It was the Oscar-winning moment to top off a memorable evening for Wolves.


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Substitute Sheyi Ojo scored one and made another as Wolves climbed into the top half of the Championship with victory over 10-man Fulham.  The hosts were up against it from the moment  Tom Cairney was dismissed for a two-footed tackle on Adam Le Fondre.  Striker Le Fondre then got the faintest of touches on to Ojo's shot to give Wolves a 56th-minute lead.  On-loan winger  Ojo made it 2-0 with a low left-foot drive before James Henry curled in a 20-yard free-kick.  Wolves' victory was their first in five league and cup games, lifting them to 10th in the table, and was the perfect response to owner Steve Morgan putting the club up for sale on Monday. Fulham went into the game on the back of three wins in four Championship games, including a 4-0 west London derby victory over QPR, but they were on the back foot early on, such was Wolves' tempo. Kenny Jackett's side needed an injury-time equaliser to draw with nine-man Preston on Saturday, but started brightly at Craven Cottage as Benik Afobe and Henry both forced saves out of Andy Lonergan. Nathan Byrne also fired wide from close range before Cairney, who had earlier seen a shot saved by Emiliano Martinez, was sent off after jumping in to a challenge with Le Fondre. Wolves took advantage when Ojo, on a season-long loan from Liverpool, saw his 20-yard shot take the slightest of deflections off Le Fondre. Ojo doubled the lead three minutes later when his low left-foot drive beat Lonergan at his near post, with Henry putting the result beyond doubt after Le Fondre was brought down by Tim Ream.

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (1) & SUBS (6)

Fulham

24 Lonergan 07 Fredericks (Voser - 76' ) 05 Stearman 13 Ream 40 Husband 10 Cairney Dismissed 19 Tunnicliffe 23 O'Hara (Mattila - 84' ) 18 Pringle (Christensen - 60' ) 44 McCormack 25 Dembele

Substitutes 12 Lewis 14 Mattila 15 Voser 16 Woodrow 21 Christensen 32 Kavanagh 33 Burn

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 25 Byrne (Ojo - 45' ) 11 McDonald 19 Price 07 Henry (Wallace - 92' ) 10 Afobe 29 Le Fondre (Enobakhare - 83' ) Substitutes 01 Ikeme 02

Doherty 08 Saville 12 Wallace 20 Ojo 23 Ebanks-Landell 48 Enobakhare

Ref: Darren Drysdale Att: 14,838

MATCH STATS

90mins

            Fulham FC   Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 36%           64%

Shots 5 16

On target 3 9

Corners 1 3

Fouls 11 14

Live Text Commentary

Full Time Match ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. 90:00 +5:07 Full time Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. 90:00 +4:01 Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo. 90:00 +1:42 Jed Wallace (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +1:42 Foul by James Husband (FFC). 90:00 +1:14 Sub, Wolves. Jed Wallace replaces James Henry. 83:39 Offside, Fulham. James Husband tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside. 83:10  Sub, Fulham. Sakari Mattila replaces Jamie O'Hara. 82:54 Sub, Wolves. Bright Enobakhare replaces Adam Le Fondre. 82:09 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 82:09 Jamie O'Hara (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 80:21 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 80:21 Lasse Vigen Christensen (FFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 77:29 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. James Henry (WW) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner. 76:21 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 76:21 Foul by Tim Ream (FFC). 75:33 Sub, Fulham. Kay Voser replaces Ryan Fredericks. 72:48 Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72:48 Foul by Moussa Dembele (FFC). 72:20 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW).  72:20 James Husband (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71:30 Corner, Wolves. Conceded by James Husband. 69:41 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 69:41 Tim Ream (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 67:12 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 66:02 Delay in match Tim Ream (FFC) because of an injury. 65:42 Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 59:11 Offside, Wolves. James Henry tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 59:04 Sub, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Ben Pringle. 58:03 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Sheyi Ojo (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 57:37 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 57:37 Foul by Ross McCormack (FFC). 55:53 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Adam Le Fondre (WW) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry. 55:50 Attempt blocked. Sheyi Ojo (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry. 54:29 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 54:29 Moussa Dembele (FFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 52:53 Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (WW) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 52:31 Corner, Wolves. Conceded by Ben Pringle. 52:11 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52:11 Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (FFC). 51:25 Foul by Scott Golbourne (WW). 51:25 Ross McCormack (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 48:50 Foul by Sheyi Ojo (WW). 48:50 Ryan Fredericks (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47:00 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 47:00 Moussa Dembele (FFC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45:00 Second Half begins Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45:00 Sub, Wolves. Sheyi Ojo replaces Nathan Byrne. 45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45:00 +1:18 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa with a cross. 45:00 +0:15 Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 42:17 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 42:17 Moussa Dembele (FFC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 41:06 Foul by James Henry (WW). 41:06 Ryan Fredericks (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 38:48 Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (FFC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara. 37:03 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 35:48 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 34:50 Delay in match Adam Le Fondre (WW) because of an injury. 34:49 Dismissal Tom Cairney (FFC) is shown the red card. 34:44 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34:44 Foul by Tom Cairney (FFC). 31:05 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 31:05 James Husband (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30:39 Corner, Wolves. Conceded by Andy Lonergan. 30:37 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 30:26 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30:26 Foul by Richard Stearman (FFC). 29:33 Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (WW) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. 26:33 Offside, Fulham. Jamie O'Hara tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside. 22:43 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 20:15 Attempt saved. Ross McCormack FFC) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. 19:23 Moussa Dembele (FFC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 19:23 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 18:37 Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (FFC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Pringle. 17:58 Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (FFC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack. 17:32 Foul by Scott Golbourne (WW). 17:32 Tom Cairney (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16:06 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16:06 Foul by James Husband (FFC). 13:38 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top

centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 12:36 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 10:06 Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (FFC). 10:06 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9:22 Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (FFC) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Husband with a cross. 7:39 Offside, Wolves. Jack Price tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 7:01 Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 7:01 Moussa Dembele (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4:28 Offside, Fulham. Ben Pringle tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside. 3:25 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 3:25 Foul by Richard Stearman (FFC). 2:53 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 2:09 Foul by Jamie O'Hara (FFC). 2:09 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 1:38 Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Fulham boss Kit Symons could be without Jazz Richards, George Williams, (both knee), Scott Parker and Luke Garbutt (both ankle). All could feature for the club's under-21s on Monday night but are likely to still be absent for the first team.   Wolves coach Kenny Jackett may promote Sheyi Ojo and Nathan Byrne to the starting line-up.  Wolves have no new problems but remain without Dave Edwards (knee) for the foreseeable future.


MATCH FACTS


Fulham have lost three of their last four league games against Wolves, failing to score in each defeat (won one).  Wolves have scored in just two of their last six trips to Craven Cottage.  The Cottagers have scored in each of their eight league games this season, though they've also kept just one clean sheet.  Wolves have won just one of their last seven league games (D3 L3).  Kenny Jackett's side are the only team yet to concede a goal in the final 15 minutes in the Championship this season.


Preston 1 Johnson 10′ Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 McDonald 90'

FT 90 +6 HT 1-0

 

Kevin McDonald salvaged a point for Wolves against nine-man Preston in a breathtaking encounter at Deepdale.

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The hosts, who led through Daniel Johnson's 10th minute opener, played with a man down for the majority of the game after Joe Garner was sent off 20 minutes in for a high foot on returning Wolves captain Danny Batth.  Wolves dominated possession and created several chances in the second half, but took until the 91st minute to equalise when McDonald, a day after finally signing a new contract, curled a 20-yard beauty into the corner.  By this point Preston were down to nine men after Bailey Wright saw red for two bookings. But despite some tremendous late pressure in an electric Deepdale atmosphere, the hosts, inspired by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, survived injury time to claim a point.  It was the least they deserved for showing an incredible amount of effort, but Kenny Jackett will see it as two points lost for the inconsistent visitors, who remain close to the relegation zone in the early-season standings.  Rajiv Van La Parra, who almost left the club a few weeks ago, was a surprise starter on the right as Jackett returned to his tried and trusted 4-2-3-1 formation.  Adam Le Fondre was left on the bench, with Jackett selecting the Dutch winger, Jed Wallace and James Henry in an attacking formation.  Wolves made a positive start with some good early possession but Preston took the lead out of the blue on 10 minutes.  Jamaican midfielder Daniel Johnson tried his luck from 20 yards and the ball took a wicked deflection off Batth on its way into the corner past a helpless Emiliano Martinez.  It was Johnson's fifth goal of the season but one which failed to shake Wolves into life.  Preston, their tails up, pushed forward and Middlesbrough winger Adam Reach, linked with a move to Molineux in recent days but who signed for Preston on the morning of the match, sent another deflected goalwards, with this one bouncing wide.  Garner, last season's top scorer for newly-promoted Preston, then tried his luck from 25 yards and the ball curled fractionally wide.  Wolves were on the back foot but their chances of a rare victory this season were boosted enormously when Garner was sent off 20 minutes in.  A 50/50 challenge with Batth saw Garner catch the Wolves captain high, almost on his throat, with a stray boot. With Batth moving down to head the ball, it was a dangerous move, but didn't look malicious with Garner seemingly watching the ball the whole way.  However after both players received treatment for injuries, referee Trevor Kettle sent Garner - suspended for the midweek League Cup defeat to Bournemouth after being booked five times this season - off, to the dismay of the home fans. Wolves immediately looked to push on and Henry lashed a 25-yarder just over the bar.  Just past the half hour mark they were four on three, but Henry overhit his through ball to Afobe, allowing keeper Jordan Pickford to clear as Wolves again played a poor final pass.  Tom Clarke fired over from a Reach free kick, before Dominic Iorfa was booked for dragging down Greg Cunningham. Tenacious Preston were fighting and scrapping for every loose ball, with John Welsh epitomising their whole-hearted approach in defensive midfield. Afobe, Henry and Van La Parra all found themselves in good attacking positions in and around the Preston box, but failed to find the target or pick out a team mate as Wolves struggled to find that magic moment.  And with Wolves having plenty of possession but failing to match that intensity, it was the home side who went into half time with a deserved lead, as the visitors failed to register a shot on target in the first 45 minutes. Le Fondre replaced the ineffective Van La Parra at the break as Jackett reverted to more of a 4-4-1-1 formation for the second half. Jackett's team began the half on the front foot, with Wallace cutting inside from his new position on the left before driving low at Pickford, the first save required by the home keeper. It was a bright, positive start to the second half from Wolves, perhaps on the back of a stern talking-to from Jackett at the break, and they dominated the next 10 minutes in a relentless spell of pressure  Henry's low cross was gobbled up by Pickford with plenty of gold shirts in the box lurking for a tap-in.  And then seconds after Kevin McDonald's beautiful dinked ball into the box was taken too wide by Afobe's first touch, Jed Wallace was denied his first Wolves goal by a brilliant fingertip Pickford save from a side-footed 18-yard shot.  Wallace then crossed for Afobe who was set for a tap-in, but Pickford was there first, and then Clarke magnificently cleared from an inswinging Henry cross with Le Fondre ready to pounce.  It was all Wolves, but they had a scare when Batth almost lost out to Will Keane as the ball bounced towards Martinez, but the keeper claimed.  Back came the visitors and Le Fondre chipped wide from the edge of the area on the hour mark.  Wolves were firmly on top but with 19 minutes of the half gone and nothing to show for their efforts, Jackett rolled the dice with a double change.  On came Nathan Byrne and Sheyi Ojo for Henry and Wallace as the Wolves boss searched for better creativity from the flanks, while Keane was replaced by Jordan Hugill up front for the hosts, with 25 minutes left on the clock.  Ojo soon put his searing pace to good effect with a searching run down the left, but Afobe missed his cross by inches with that man Pickford claiming yet again.  Scott Golbourne and Iorfa were practically playing as wingers with Wolves bombing forward, but the home defence was holding firm.  Wolves were given another helping hand when Wright, booked four minutes earlier for a late foul on Le Fondre, took out Iorfa as the visitors looked to break from a corner, and referee Kettle had no hesitation in reducing Preston to nine men with nine minutes left on the clock.  The home fans were apoplectic with the referee and their fury went up yet another level when Pickford was booked for time wasting.   It was attack versus defence with Wolves throwing everything at the Preston back line, but nothing was coming off - Ojo played inside to Afobe but he lashed comfortably wide from 12 yards while off balance.  Ojo was dominating down the left flank and his cross met Batth, whose bullet header was off target.  Batth was playing up front and the same combination nearly yielded an equaliser in the final minute, with the captain's flicked header superbly beaten away by the seemingly unbeatable Pickford.  Then at the start of five minutes of injury time their pressure finally yielded a goal.  McDonald set his sights from 20 yards and superbly found the corner, cue bedlam in the away end as Wolves raced back for the kick off, intent on a winner.  And Wolves nearly found it when Iorfa sent a free header over Pickford's bar from a last-gasp corner. However it wasn't to be for Jackett's team, who gave everything but came up short in a game they should have won.


SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Venue: Deepdale Date: Saturday 26 September Kick-off: 15:00 BST

Kevin McDonald's stoppage-time equaliser earned Wolves a point and denied nine-man Preston North End their first home league win of the season.  McDonald, who signed a new contract on Friday, curled a shot past Jordan Pickford from the edge of the box. Daniel Johnson had fired North End in front from 20 yards before Joe Garner was sent off for a high boot on Wolves captain Danny Batth after 19 minutes. Bailey Wright was dismissed for two yellow cards before McDonald levelled.

LINEUP,  BOOKINGS (8) & SUBS (5)

Preston North End

01 Pickford Booked 15 Woods 05 Clarke 06 Wright Dismissed after an earlier   03 Cunningham Booked 11 Johnson (Humphrey - 77' ) 19 Welsh Booked 16 Browne 32 Reach 09 Keane (Hugill - 65' )

14 Garner Dismissed Substitutes 02 Vermijl 07 Humphrey 08 Kilkenny 13 Doyle 24 May 25 Hugill 43 Kirkland

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa Booked 06 Batth 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald Booked 19 Price 17 van La Parra (Le Fondre - 45' ) 12 Wallace (Ojo - 65' ) 07 Henry (Byrne - 64' ) 10 Afobe

Substitutes 01 Ikeme 02 Doherty 08 Saville 20 Ojo 23 Ebanks-Landell 25 Byrne 29 Le Fondre

Ref: Trevor Kettle Att: 13,049

MATCH STATS

90mins

Preston North End Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession  33% 67%

Shots     8 15

On target   2   4

Corners   3 7

Fouls 12 12

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Full Time Match ends, Preston North End 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90:00 +5:53 Full time Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90:00 +4:35 Attempt missed. Dominic Iorfa  (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a cross following a corner. 90:00 +4:19 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Alan Browne. 90:00 +2:53   Greg Cunningham  (PNE) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90:00 +2:36 Benik Afobe  (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90:00 +2:36 Foul by Greg Cunningham  (PNE). 90:00 +1:38 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe  (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a cross. 90:00 +0:22 Goal scored

Goal! Preston North End 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Kevin McDonald  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne. 88:55 Attempt saved.  Danny Batth  (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross. 88:19 Attempt missed. Alan Browne  (PNE) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 87:49 Attempt missed. Danny Batth  (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross. 86:59 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe  (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo. 85:47 Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 84:50  Kevin McDonald  (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 84:33 Foul by Kevin McDonald  (WW). 84:33 Calum Woods  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83:26 Dominic Iorfa  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83:26 Foul by Jordan Hugill  (PNE). 83:11  Jordan Pickford  (PNE) is shown the yellow card. 82:45 Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre  (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross. 80:39 Dismissal Second yellow card to Bailey Wright  (PNE) for a bad foul. 80:12 Dominic Iorfa  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 80:12 Foul by Bailey Wright  (PNE).  79:46 Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 77:21  Bailey Wright  (PNE) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 76:52 Adam Le Fondre  (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 76:52 Foul by Bailey Wright  (PNE). 76:29 Sub, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Daniel Johnson. 73:49 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Clarke. 72:57 Foul by Danny Batth  (WW). 72:57 Jordan Hugill  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70:40 Sheyi Ojo  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70:40 Foul by Alan Browne  (PNE). 66:45  John Welsh  (PNE) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 66:34 Sheyi Ojo  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 66:34 Foul by John Welsh  (PNE). 65:49 Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 65:45 Attempt saved. Adam Reach  (PNE) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Hugill with a headed pass. 65:09 Foul by Scott Golbourne  (WW). 65:09 Adam Reach  (PNE) wins a free kick on the right wing. 64:30 Sub, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Will Keane. 64:06 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Jed Wallace. 63:52 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces James Henry. 58:46 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 55:40 Attempt saved. Jed Wallace  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 55:40 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Pickford. 54:22 Foul by Benik Afobe  (WW). 54:22 Bailey Wright  (PNE) wins a free kick on the left wing. 52:52 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Adam Reach. 51:00 Adam Le Fondre  (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 51:00 Foul by Alan Browne  (PNE). 49:47 Attempt saved. Jed Wallace  (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Price. 45:16 Foul by James Henry  (WW). 45:16 Greg Cunningham  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45:00 Second Half begins Preston North End 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45:00  Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

MATCH STATS

Preston North End  Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 36%  64%

Shots 6 4

On target 1 1

Corners 1 4

Fouls 6 7


45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Preston North End 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45:00 +1:31 Foul by Kevin McDonald  (WW). 45:00 +1:31 Daniel Johnson  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45:00 +0:52 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bailey Wright. 43:29 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe  (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott  Golbourne with a cross. 42:36 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bailey Wright. 42:23 Attempt blocked. Will Keane  (PNE) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Johnson. 41:33  Dominic Iorfa  (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 41:15 Foul by Dominic Iorfa  (WW).  41:15 Greg Cunningham  (PNE) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 37:18 Dominic Iorfa  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 37:18 Foul by Will Keane  (PNE). 36:11 Attempt missed. Tom Clarke  (PNE) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross following a set piece situation. 35:19 Foul by Dominic Iorfa  (WW). 35:19 Adam Reach  (PNE) wins a free kick on the left wing. 34:04 Attempt missed. Alan Browne  (PNE) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Johnson. 31:58 Attempt missed. James Henry  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Batth. 27:32 Foul by Rajiv van La Parra  (WW). 27:32 Adam Reach  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26:01 Foul by Jed Wallace  (WW). 26:01 Bailey Wright  (PNE) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 24:12 Attempt missed. James Henry  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 23:18 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Scott Golbourne is caught offside. 21:50 Foul by Alan Browne  (PNE). 21:50 Benik Afobe  (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 18:41 Dismissal Joe Garner  (PNE) is shown the red card. 18:35 Foul by Joe Garner  (PNE). 18:35 Danny Batth  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16:41 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Greg Cunningham. 16:38 Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra  (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 12:48 Attempt missed. Joe Garner  (PNE) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Will Keane. 11:34 Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Danny Batth. 11:32 Attempt blocked. Adam Reach  (PNE) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Keane. 10:55 Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing. 10:55 Foul by James Henry  (WW). 9:18 Goal scored Goal! Preston North End 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Daniel Johnson  (PNE) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Garner with a headed pass. 7:35 Foul by Kortney Hause  (WW). 7:35 Joe Garner  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6:39 Foul by John Welsh  (PNE). 6:39 Jed Wallace  (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 0:16 Benik Afobe  (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 0:16 Foul by Bailey Wright  (PNE). 0:00First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Defender Paul Huntington (hamstring strain) and forward Paul Gallagher (calf) are both doubts for Preston.  Striker Joe Garner is back from a one-game ban and Eoin Doyle, who was cup-tied

in midweek, gives boss Simon Grayson much-needed attacking options.

Skipper Danny Batth returns for Wolves after a stress fracture of the foot, which he suffered in April.  In midfield Dave Edwards is out (knee) and Conor Coady is suspended for his red card

against Brighton.

MATCH FACTS

Preston have won just two of their previous eight home games with Wolves (D2 L4). Wolves have kept two clean sheets in a row against Preston - they have never kept three in a row against

the Lilywhites.  Preston have failed to score in just one of their previous 32 home games, netting 64 goals. Benik Afobe has scored in 12 of his last 20 appearances for Wolverhampton

Wanderers. Joe Garner has had more shots than any other player (26, excluding blocked) but is yet to register a goal in the Championship so far this season.



22nd September Middlesbrough 3 Adomah 37', 64' Fabbrini 57'  Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

CAPITAL ONE CUP THIRD ROUND

FT 90 +5 HT 1-0

Venue: Riverside Stadium Date: Tuesday, 22 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST

Middlesbrough eased into the fourth round for the first time in three seasons with an assured victory over Championship rivals Wolves.  Albert Adomah opened the scoring when Carlos De Pena's cross caused panic in the Wolves defence. The hosts doubled their advantage when Diego Fabbrini supplied the finish after a fine team move. And Adomah put the game beyond doubt after more fine build-up play from the influential De Pena.

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None of the players on show at the Riverside Stadium had been born the last time Wolves had won an away game at Middlesbrough Neither had Kenny Jackett. In fact Steve Morgan and Jez Moxey hadn't, either, such is the quite incomprehensibly rotten record Wolves have in this particular part of the North-East.   If Wolves don't break the hoodoo when they return to the Riverside in the Championship next year, you wonder how many of the above will still be at the club when the run, currently at 24 win-less matches in 64 years, finally ends.  For Middlesbrough are a team going places and Wolves, on this evidence, are not.  Many changes were made by both sides as the respective bosses made clear where their priorities for the season lie, but Boro's class told.  There was a small chasm between the two sides in terms of quality going forward, intelligence and patience in possession, as well as creativity and purpose.  Defensive mistakes, once more, littered this Wolves performance, with opposition players left unmarked at crucial moments, and Ethan Ebanks-Landell dropping a howler for the opening goal.  But is Jackett more concerned about the consistent error-strewn displays at the back, or the dearth of imagination and cutting edge up front? Not the nicest of choices to make.  But the answer should be both, as Wolves are short of the required standard at both ends of the pitch at the moment and the longer it drags on the louder the dissatisfaction will grow.  Jackett made nine changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Brighton, many enforced with a host of players injured.  In came Carl Ikeme, handed the captain's armband to become Wolves' fifth skipper of the season, Jack Price and youngsters Sylvain Deslandes and Bright Enobakhare among others, while Dominic Iorfa was moved to centre-half. Jackett continued with a 4-4-1-1 formation, playing George Saville on the left of midfield.  His intentions to keep things compact in midfield and utilise the pace of Enobakhare and Rajiv Van La Parra were clear, and Wolves certainly managed the former in a gentle opening to the game.  Chances were few and far between, with Boro carrying the more potent threat through winger Adomah, who was handing a stern test to teenager Deslandes.   The Boro man got the better of their early exchanges, with Price having to be alert to intercept a dangerous early cross.  Deslandes and then Matt Doherty importantly intercepted menacing Boro cross-field passes, as the home team looked to edge in front.  Wolves' opportunities were largely restricted to set pieces, with a delicious inswinging free kick from Wallace taken off Deslandes' head.  Doherty made a crucial intervention to cut out former Wolves man George Friend's pass into the box with Diego Fabbrini ready to pounce on 26 minutes.  From the corner, though, Doherty, fresh from signing a new three-year contract a day earlier, was extremely fortunate to avoid embarrassment when he side-footed inches past his own post. Kike send a cross just over Adomah's head with Ikeme out of his goal, before Wallace fired in Wolves' first shot in anger, a long range effort that sailed high and wide.  The 'Bright' Enobakhare was full of chutzpah, looking to take players on with his infectious and exuberant style.  But his ambition wasn't matched elsewhere, with Wolves struggling to pick out an incisive final ball. On 37 minutes Boro took a deserved lead when Ebanks-Landell got in a right muddle from a left-wing cross and scuffed the ball into Adomah's path. He duly beat Ikeme from eight yards.  There was obvious frustration on the faces of some of the Wolves players.  They knew that, while their possession and occasional bright interplay was all very well, they needed to show the cutting edge that Boro possessed in the final third.  The hosts began the second-half with intent, as they looked to potentially put the game out of Wolves' reach. Doherty made successive important clearances from a cross and a corner.  Then Ebanks-Landell got his body in the way to block a Kike shot, after the Spaniard had initially got the better of both centre halves and brought Ikeme from his line in the process.   Boro were the more threatening side, with Wolves not able to hurt the home side where it matter. And it was no surprise when the home side doubled their lead just before the hour mark.   A well-worked move involving Emilio Nsue, Adomah and Carlos De Pena ended with Fabbrini lashing past Ikeme from 15 yards on 57 minutes.  Jackett was already planning to send on Afobe and Le Fondre before the goal and the pair duly arrived in a bid to salvage the tie.   They replaced Enobakhare and Van La Parra, who had both been full of running but received little to no service.  The head coach no doubt hoped for an instant impact from the pair, but instead Boro put the tie out of Wolves' reach.  De Pena picked out the unmarked Adomah at the back post and he had time to take a touch before slotting past the onrushing Ikeme for their second in seven minutes.  Wolves responded with their first shot on target of the evening a minute later, McDonald taking Saville's lay-off and side-footing at goalkeeper Tomas Mejias from the edge of the area.  It drew sarcastic cheers from the 312 hardy Wolves supporters who had made the long trip north to a chilly Riverside.  You couldn't blame them for having a dig at their players, who simply hadn't made their 170-mile jaunt worthwhile.   The final 25 minutes were a procession. Boro should have scored a couple more.  Kike dinked into the side netting and Fabbrini crashing against the bar, while Wolves threatened sporadically and belatedly through Afobe and Le Fondre.   It just wasn't good enough. The only plus is that the Capital One Cup is no longer a distraction.  Indeed, this result didn't cost Wolves anything other than a run in a competition they needn't be too bothered about, given their league woes.   But it was still a morale-sapping defeat. And it's clear that Jackett has an awful lot of work to do to get Wolves' season on track.

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (1) & SUBS (6)

Middlesbrough

13 Mejias 05 Amorebieta 26 Kalas 03 Friend Booked (Stephens - 74' ) 27 Adomah 24 Nsue 07 Leadbitter (Clayton - 67' ) 10 De Pena (Reach - 79' ) 34 Forshaw 31 Fabbrini 09 Kike

Substitutes 06 Gibson  08 Clayton 16 Stephens 19 Downing 20 Reach 25 Agazzi 35 Nugent

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 02 Doherty  28 Deslandes 23 Ebanks-Landell 18 Iorfa 11 McDonald 08 Saville (Henry - 81' ) 19 Price 17 van La Parra (Le Fondre - 60' ) 12 Wallace 48 Enobakhare (Afobe - 60' )

Substitutes 03 Golbourne 07 Henry 10 Afobe 15 Rowe 20 Ojo 26 Martinez 29 Le Fondre

Ref: Kevin Wright Att: 13,368

MATCH STATS  90mins

Middlesbrough Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 55% 45%

Shots 6 4

On target 3 2

Corners 4 5

Fouls 16 8

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90:00 +4:06 Full time Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 90:00 +2:15 Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 90:00 +1:00 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90:00 +0:55 Foul by Adam Forshaw (Boro). 90:00 Kike (Boro) wins a free kick on the right wing. 89:59 Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 89:05 Foul by Jack Stephens (Boro). 89:05 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 88:23 Foul by Adam Clayton (Boro). 88:23 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 87:29 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from very close range is too high. 86:54 Diego Fabbrini (Boro) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. 82:08 Adam Forshaw (Boro) wins a free kick on the right wing. 82:08 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 80:34 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces George Saville. 79:33 Foul by Adam Forshaw (Boro). 79:33 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 78:37 Sub, Middlesbrough. Adam Reach replaces Carlos De Pena. 75:27 Diego Fabbrini (Boro) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 75:27 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 73:58  Sub, Middlesbrough. Jack Stephens replaces George Friend. 73:41 Foul by George Friend (Boro). 73:41 George Saville (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 72:56 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Albert Adomah. 71:12 Attempt missed. Kike (Boro) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.  68:39 Diego Fabbrini (Boro) wins a free kick on the right wing. 68:39 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 66:52 Sub, Middlesbrough. Adam Clayton replaces Grant Leadbitter. 66:04 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by George Friend. 64:58 Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 63:35 Goal scored Goal! Middlesbrough 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Albert Adomah (Boro) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carlos De Pena. 60:47 Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner. 59:30 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Benik Afobe replaces Bright Enobakhare. 59:21 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Rajiv van La Parra. 56:57 Goal scored Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Diego Fabbrini (Boro) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Albert Adomah. 51:38 Foul by George Friend (Boro). 51:38 George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 49:11 Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 48:39 Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 45:00 Second Half begins Middlesbrough 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

MATCH STATS 45mins

Middlesbrough  Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 61% 39%

Shots 2 1

On target 1 0

Corners 1 3

Fouls 10 4

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45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 43:51 Diego Fabbrini (Boro) wins a free kick on the left wing. 43:51 Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 42:11 Diego Fabbrini (Boro) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 42:11 Foul by George Saville (WW). 41:08 Attempt missed. Kike (Boro) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. 38:13 Foul by Carlos De Pena (Boro). 38:13 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 36:11 Goal scored Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Albert Adomah (Boro) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following Ebanks Landell mistake. 33:07 Tomas Kalas (Boro) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 33:07 Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 32:10 Emilio Nsue Lopez (Boro) wins a free kick on the left wing. 32:10 Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 30:16 Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. 29:24 George Friend (Boro) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 29:17 Foul by George Friend (Boro). 29:17 George Saville (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 25:13 Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 20:10 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta. 19:48 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.  18:49 Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Boro). 18:49 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 14:26 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 14:26 Foul by Diego Fabbrini (Boro). 14:11 Hand ball by Diego Fabbrini (Boro). 13:47 Foul by George Friend (Boro). 13:47 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 12:44 Foul by Albert Adomah (Boro). 12:44 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12:14 Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Boro). 12:14 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 10:43 Foul by George Friend (Boro). 10:43 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9:42 Foul by Adam Forshaw (Boro). 9:42 George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 4:38 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by George Friend. 0:00 First Half begins. 0:00 Lineups are announced and players are warming up.


TEAM NEWS


Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is likely to make changes from the side which beat Nottingham Forest on Saturday.  Karanka has an almost fully-fit squad, with only Rhys Williams, Damia

Abella and Alex Baptiste missing.

Wolves are without the suspended Conor Coady after the midfielder was sent off against Brighton at the weekend.  Dave Edwards (knee), goalkeeper Emi Martinez and defenders Scott

Golbourne and Kortney Hause are also doubtful.

MATCH FACTS

This is the first meeting between the two sides in the League Cup.  Boro's Christian Stuani has scored four goals in two League Cup games and is the competition's top scorer this season.

Wolves have not progressed beyond the third round as a non-top flight club since 1995-96, when they reached the quarter-final as a second tier side. Middlesbrough have scored in 16

consecutive home third-round ties.


19th September Wolves 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

Pen saved Martinez

Wolves 0  Brighton & Hove Albion 0

FT 90 +6  HT 0-0

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Molineux Date: Saturday, 19 September Kick-off: 15:00 BST


Brighton remain unbeaten in the Championship after a disappointing goalless draw at 10-man Wolves.  Tomer Hemed had a great chance to put the league leaders ahead but his penalty was saved by on-loan Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez. Wolves striker Adam Le Fondre had a shot cleared off the line before Conor Coady saw red for a poor tackle.  Beram Kayal, Liam Rosenior and Jamie Murphy had efforts late on but the Seagulls were unable to find a winner.  Brighton are now three points clear of second-placed Middlesbrough at the top of the Championship, with Wolves sitting 18th, two points above the relegation zone.  Seagulls flying high Brighton are the only unbeaten side left in the Championship, having won six games and drawn two.

They have now lost just three of their previous 25 league games against Wolves. The first real opportunity of the game came after Wolves defender Scott Golbourne fouled Murphy inside the area, but Martinez pulled off a brilliant double save from Hemed's effort and then the striker's follow-up.

Jackett on Wolves v Brighton

The hosts should have been ahead when James Henry's free-kick was headed into Le Fondre's path by Ethan Ebanks-Landell, but his touch towards goal was stopped by Hemed.  After Coady was dismissed for his poorly-timed tackle on Rosenior, the Seagulls pressed forward and Kayal and Rosenior had shots saved, while Murphy nodded wide.  Wolves struggled to create when they were a man down, with Benik Afobe's pulled shot their best effort in a second half with few chances.  Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett: "It was a very well-earned point against an impressive side. Brighton were good today, moved the ball very well and got a high number of crosses in.  "We had to work hard for the clean sheet in the dying minutes. When they put Bobby Zamora and Elvis Manu on, you wonder how the dynamics of the game are going to change.  But the young centre-half pairing (Kortney Hause and Ethan Ebanks-Landell) stood very firm and showed a lot of promise."

Hughton on Wolves v Brighton

Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "I couldn't fault the commitment of the players and I thought they had a real go.  We had a midweek game and Wolves hadn't and there were little periods in that first half when they maybe looked a little fresher than we did.  So it is difficult to be too disappointed but, of course, we did have a really good opportunity with the penalty."

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (4) & SUBS (5)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa Booked 23 Ebanks-Landell 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 16 Coady Dismissed 04 Edwards 07 Henry (Doherty - 92' ) 29 Le Fondre (McDonald - 52' ) 20 Ojo (Byrne - 68' ) 10 Afobe

Substitutes 01 Ikeme  02 Doherty 11 McDonald 12 Wallace 17 van La Parra 25 Byrne 48 Enobakhare

Brighton & Hove Albion

13 Stockdale 02 Bruno 03 Greer 05 Dunk 12 Bong 23 Rosenior 06 Stephens 07 Kayal Booked 30 Lua Lua Booked (Zamora - 78' ) 15 Murphy 10 Hemed (Manu - 45' )

Substitutes 01 Mäenpää 17 Goldson 18 Forster-Caskey 19 Manu 20 March 24 Ince 25 Zamora

Ref: Jeremy Simpson Att: 20,382

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Brighton & Hove Albion

Possession    44% 56%

Shots  6 19

On target  1 8

Corners  3 4

Fouls  10 18

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90:00 +5:55 Full Time Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0. 90:00 +5:12 Foul by Gordon Greer (B&HA). 90:00 +5:12 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90:00 +3:42 Attempt missed. Beram Kayal (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dale Stephens. 90:00 +1:26 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces James Henry. 89:54 Foul by Bobby Zamora (B&HA). 89:54 Emiliano Martinez (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89:35 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 89:30 Attempt blocked. Beram Kayal (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dale Stephens. 88:41 Bobby Zamora (B&HA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 88:41 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 87:35 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Dave Edwards. 87:31 Attempt blocked. Beram Kayal (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 85:26 Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gordon Greer tries a through ball, but Elvis Manu is caught offside. 84:35 Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (B&HA) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Elvis Manu with a cross. 83:17 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Scott Golbourne tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 82:40 Foul by Bobby Zamora (B&HA). 82:40 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81:48 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Henry. 80:28 Foul by Bruno (B&HA). 80:28 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 79:55 Foul by Liam Rosenior (B&HA). 79:55 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 79:47 Attempt blocked. Liam Rosenior (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Zamora. 78:40 Foul by Beram Kayal (B&HA). 78:40 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 77:55 Attempt saved. Elvis Manu (B&HA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Rosenior. 77:10  Sub, Brighton and Hove Albion. Bobby Zamora replaces Kazenga Lua Lua. 74:46 Attempt saved. Dale Stephens (B&HA) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 73:28  Beram Kayal (B&HA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 73:20 Foul by Beram Kayal (B&HA). 73:20 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71:41 Attempt missed. Liam Rosenior (B&HA) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bruno with a cross. 70:48 Attempt saved. Liam Rosenior (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Beram Kayal. 68:54 Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 68:42 Kazenga Lua Lua (B&HA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 68:42 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 67:27 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Sheyi Ojo. 66:57 Attempt missed. Gaëtan Bong (B&HA) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. 66:12 Attempt saved. Kazenga Lua Lua (B&HA) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Murphy. 65:01 Attempt saved. Beram Kayal (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gaëtan Bong. 64:11 Emiliano Martinez (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 64:11 Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (B&HA). 63:39 Attempt blocked. Beram Kayal (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy. 62:17 Emiliano Martinez (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 62:17 Foul by Lewis Dunk (B&HA). 61:57 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 60:08 Attempt blocked. Dale Stephens (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy. 58:22 Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 58:22 Foul by Elvis Manu (B&HA). 56:32 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 56:32 Foul by Beram Kayal (B&HA). 54:19 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 52:52 Delay in match Elvis Manu (B&HA) because of an injury. 52:43 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 52:43 Elvis Manu (B&HA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 51:58 Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gaëtan Bong tries a through ball, but Elvis Manu is caught offside. 51:27 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald replaces Adam Le Fondre. 50:20 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 48:38 Delay in match Liam Rosenior (B&HA) because of an injury. 48:35 Dismissal  Conor Coady (WW) is shown the red card. 48:26 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 48:26 Liam Rosenior (B&HA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 47:19 Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 47:19 Elvis Manu (B&HA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45:17 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45:17 Foul by Beram Kayal (B&HA). 45:00 Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0. 45:00 Sub, Brighton and Hove Albion. Elvis Manu replaces Tommer Hemed.

HT Possession 54% 46%


 45:00 +1:02 Half Time First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0. 44:10 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Gordon Greer. 43:34 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Gordon Greer. 42:50 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42:50 Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (B&HA). 40:19 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 38:39 Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Beram Kayal tries a through ball, but Tommer Hemed is caught offside. 34:04 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bruno. 32:30 Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Henry following a set piece situation. 32:24 Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 32:21 Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ethan Ebanks-Landell with a headed pass. 31:39 Booking Kazenga Lua Lua (B&HA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 31:29 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 31:29 Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (B&HA). 31:02 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 31:02 Foul by Jamie Murphy (B&HA). 30:45 Attempt saved. Tommer Hemed (B&HA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Rosenior. 27:41 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 27:34 Attempt blocked. Beram Kayal (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Rosenior. 23:54 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 23:54 Dale Stephens (B&HA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 23:19 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 23:19 Foul by Dale Stephens (B&HA). 22:31 Attempt saved. Tommer Hemed (B&HA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 22:28 Penalty saved! Tommer Hemed (B&HA) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner. 21:44 Penalty conceded by Scott Golbourne (WW) after a foul in the penalty area. 21:44 Penalty Brighton and Hove Albion. Jamie Murphy draws a foul in the penalty area. 18:48 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 18:48 Kazenga Lua Lua (B&HA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 17:18 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Conor Coady. 9:40 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 6:50 Foul by James Henry (WW). 6:50 Kazenga Lua Lua (B&HA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 5:31 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 4:15 Delay in match Dave Edwards (WW) because of an injury. 3:55 Foul by Dale Stephens (B&HA). 3:55 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 1:48 Attempt blocked. Kazenga Lua Lua (B&HA) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 1:15 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 1:15 Jamie Murphy (B&HA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 0:14 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 0:14 Foul by Bruno (B&HA). 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Striker Adam Le Fondre is a major doubt for Wolves with a shin injury he picked up in training.

Nouha Dicko's season-ending knee injury has already left Wolves with only two fit strikers - Benik Afobe and 17-year-old Bright Enobakhare.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton again has a full-strength squad as winger Kazenga LuaLua is back from a one-match ban.

Elvis Manu, on the bench for the win against Rotherham, could be in line to make his debut.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves have scored in 16 of their last 17 league meetings with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Brighton have only lost three of their previous 24 league games against Wolves (W12 D9).

Only Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (27) have scored more league goals in England than Benik Afobe since the start of last season (26).

Brighton's Tomer Hemed has four goals in his last three Championship games.

The Seagulls are the only unbeaten side left in the Championship (W6 D1).


12th September Bolton 2 Feeney 17' Clough 45'  Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Afobe 68'

FT 90 +6 HT 2-0

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Macron Stadium Date: Saturday 12 September Kick-off: 15:00 BST

Beeb: Bolton held on to beat Wolves to claim their first win of the season and move up seven places, to 18th in the table.  Liam Feeney met a long ball in the box to fire Bolton ahead, having earlier gone close with a double chance.  Zach Clough made it 2-0 from the spot after Ethan Ebanks-Landell brought Wellington Silva down in the area.  Prince-Desir Gouano fouled Adam Le Fondre to allow Benik Afobe to pull one back from the spot, while Ben Amos did well to deny Le Fondre late on.  The victory was Bolton's first in 12 games in all competitions, dating back to 6 April, and a first triumph at home since overcoming Millwall 2-0 at the Macron Stadium more than six months ago.

Liam Feeney was allowed room to fire Bolton in front and then, on the stroke of half time, a needless Ethan Ebanks-Landell foul allowed Zach Clough to double their lead.  Benik Afobe halved the deficit, after Adam Le Fondre won a second-half penalty for Wolves.  But, despite some late pressure, Kenny Jackett's team failed to find an elusive equaliser and slipped to their third defeat of the season.  It was all the more galling given Bolton's dreadful record up to now - they registered their first victory and scored just their second and third goals of the campaign. Jackett sprang a couple of surprises with his starting line-up, dropping Carl Ikeme despite his Nigeria heroics, while Kevin McDonald wasn't even on the bench.  Emiliano Martinez was given another chance in goal, with Jed Wallace handed his full Championship debut and Le Fondre partnered Benik Afobe up front. Bolton had only scored one goal all season but the home side came racing out of the blocks, creating a double chance for Liam Feeney.


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Bolton 2 Wolves 1


Bolton: Amos, Wilson, Osede, Gouano, Moxey, Danns (Vela 49), Davies, Madine, Silva, Clough (Heskey 73), Feeney.

Subs not used: Rabchuka, Spearing, Finney, Walker, Dobbie.

Wolves: Martinez; Doherty, Ebanks-Landell, Hause, Golbourne; Henry, Coady, Edwards, Wallace (Ojo 61), Afobe, Le Fondre.

Subs not used: Ikeme, Iorfa, Saville, Byrne, Van La Parra, Enobakhare.

Attendance: 14,698


Former Bolton loanee Le Fondre was looking to impress and he got Wolves' first shot away with a low drive from the right of the box, that goalkeeper Ben Amos comfortably grabbed.  Feeney then took advantage of hesitant defending to hand the Trotters the lead ­- he latched onto a long through ball and beat Martinez with ease, as Wolves failed to get anywhere near the Bolton number seven.  Jackett's team responded well and Ebanks-Landell rose highest to meet a James Henry corner, forcing Amos to tip over.  From the second corner, Afobe flashed a shot wide on the turn as Wolves ramped up the pressure.  They were unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty on 28 minutes, when Afobe's shirt was clearly pulled in the box by Prince-Desire Gouano, but referee Scott Duncan was unmoved.  Wolves fashioned a succession of half chances, with Afobe tamely nodding a Henry cross over and then Wallace curling harmlessly at Amos from 20 yards, after smartly creating space.  Wallace was involved again when he met Le Fondre's cross only to head wide, before Henry's blistering drive was prodded over by Amos just before the break.  

But Wolves' good play was undone when they went into the break 2-0 down, after a rash challenge by Ebanks-Landell.  A corner came back into the Wolves box, with tricky Arsenal loanee Wellington Silva keeping close control.  He had men to beat but Ebanks-Landell, rushing back into the area, needlessly tripped him for a clear penalty, which was duly dispatched by Clough. Wolves began the second half with intent and Ebanks-Landell, in a carbon copy of a first half chance, headed Henry's out-swinging corner over the bar when well placed. Bolton, who lost Neil Danns to injury causing a long stoppage, hit back through the dangerous Feeney, who sent a diving header past the post.  Afobe's pace then yielded arguably Wolves' chance of the game when he raced clear, cut inside and fed Wallace whose shot from 12 yards, admittedly under pressure from a defender, was wide.  Edwards raced back to intercept a cross in the nick of time with Feeney about to pounce.  Then Jackett made his first change of the game on the hour mark, with Sheyi Ojo replacing Wallace.  Bolton held on to beat Wolves to claim their first win of the season and move up seven places, to 18th in the table.  Liam Feeney met a long ball in the box to fire Bolton ahead, having earlier gone close with a double chance.  Zach Clough made it 2-0 from the spot after Ethan Ebanks-Landell brought Wellington Silva down in the area.  Prince-Desir Gouano fouled Adam Le Fondre to allow Benik Afobe to pull one back from the spot, while Ben Amos did well to deny Le Fondre late on.  The victory was Bolton's first in 12 games in all competitions, dating back to 6 April, and a first triumph at home since overcoming Millwall 2-0 at the Macron Stadium more than six months ago.

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (2) &SUBS (3)

Bolton Wanderers

01 Amos 25 Wilson 02 Gouano 15 Osede Prieto 03 Moxey 16 Davies 18 Danns (Vela - 50' ) 07 Feeney 10 Clough (Heskey - 74' ) 22 Alves da Silva 14 Madine Booked Substitutes 06 Vela 08 Spearing 13 Rachubka 19 Heskey 23 Dobbie 36 Finney 42 Walker

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 02 Doherty 23 Ebanks-Landell Booked 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 04 Edwards 16 Coady 07 Henry 10 Afobe 12 Wallace (Ojo - 61' ) 29 Le Fondre Substitutes 01 Ikeme 08 Saville 17 van La Parra 18 Iorfa 20 Ojo 25 Byrne 48 Enobakhare

Ref: Scott Duncan Att: 14,698

MATCH STATS 90mins

Bolton Wanderers Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 42% 58%

Shots 11 22

On target 5 10

Corners 8 9

Fouls 12 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:35 Full time

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90:00 +2:30 Attempt missed. Gary Madine (BW) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left following a fast break. 89:32 Attempt missed. Sheyi Ojo (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 88:18 Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross. 87:58 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Amos. 87:57 Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross. 87:48 Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 87:27 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Amos. 87:25 Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 87:04 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Derik. 86:02 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 86:02 Foul by Derik (BW). 85:19 Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. 84:15 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 84:15 Derik (BW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 84:06 Attempt saved. Mark Davies (BW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Madine with a headed pass. 82:56 Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 82:54 Attempt saved. Emile Heskey (BW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Davies with a through ball. 80:48 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Henry. 75:32 Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Benik Afobe.  74:57 Attempt blocked. Gary Madine (BW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Davies. 74:01 Attempt missed. Gary Madine (BW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mark Davies. 73:03 Sub, Bolton Wanderers. Emile Heskey replaces Zach Clough. 71:51 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo. 69:43 Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69:43 Foul by Gary Madine (BW). 68:50 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 67:58 Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. 67:46 Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 67:46 Foul by Gary Madine (BW). 67:10 Goal scored Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Benik Afobe (WW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. 66:15 Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre draws a foul in the penalty area. 66:15 Penalty conceded by Prince (BW) after a foul in the penalty area. 64:28 Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 63:40 Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 62:57 Foul by James Henry (WW). 62:57 Wellington (BW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 61:06 Foul by James Henry (WW). 61:06 Wellington (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 60:49 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Jed Wallace. 59:22 Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dave Edwards. 58:29 Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dave Edwards. 56:09 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 56:09 Gary Madine (BW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 55:27 Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 54:41 Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Golbourne following a set piece situation. 54:17 Gary Madine (BW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 54:05 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 54:05 Foul by Gary Madine (BW). 52:07 Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (BW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Zach Clough. 51:22 Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a corner. 50:58 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Prince. 50:33 Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 50:33 Liam Feeney (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50:00 Sub, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Vela replaces Neil Danns because of an injury. 49:38 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 46:41 Delay in match Neil Danns (BW) because of an injury. 46:01 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Dean Moxey. 45:56 Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 45:25 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Davies. 45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

MATCH STATS

Possession 45%  55%

45mins

Bolton Wanderers  Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 45%   55%

Shots 5 8

On target 3 4

Corners 3 3

Fouls 7 6

45:00 +2:33 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45:00 +0:35 Goal scored Bolton Wanderers 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Zach Clough (BW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. 45:00 +0:08 Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 44:54 Penalty conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) after a foul in the penalty area. 44:54 Penalty Bolton Wanderers. Wellington draws a foul in the penalty area. 44:14 Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 43:40 Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 42:26 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Amos. 42:25 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 41:57 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 41:57 Foul by Derik (BW). 40:33 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40:33 Foul by Prince (BW). 39:18 Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (WW) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.   Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 37:47 Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Le  Fondre. 35:29 Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 34:36 Foul by  Conor Coady (WW). 34:36 Neil Danns (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33:47 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 32:51 Delay in match Prince  (BW) because of an injury. 32:08 Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32:08 Foul by Zach Clough (BW). 30:34 Attempt  missed. Benik Afobe (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 21:56 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a headed pass following a corner. 21:30 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Amos. 21:29 Attempt saved. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 20:58 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Prince. 19:48 Foul by Zach Clough (BW). 19:48 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 19:00 Foul by Prince (BW). 19:00 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 18:14 Foul by Neil Danns (BW). 18:14 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16:26 Goal scored  Bolton Wanderers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Liam Feeney (BW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. 13:23 Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Coady. 12:35 Hand ball by Benik Afobe (WW). 10:53 Derik (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 10:53 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 10:00 Foul by Zach Clough (BW). 10:00 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 5:13 Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 5:07 Attempt saved. Dean Moxey (BW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Derik with a headed pass. 4:37 Gary Madine (BW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 4:37 Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 2:02 Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (BW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. 0:48 Attempt missed. Zach Clough (BW) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wellington with a cross following a set piece situation. 0:17 Wellington (BW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 0:17 Foul by James Henry (WW). 0:00 First Half begins.


Bolton could hand a debut to former Real Madrid defender Derik Osede as Dorian Dervite serves a one-game ban.

Captain Darren Pratley (ankle), defender David Wheater (Achilles tendon) and striker Max Clayton (knee) are all out.

Wolves striker Nouha Dicko is out for the season after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage and is likely to be replaced by Adam Le Fondre.

Winger Nathan Byrne could make his debut after joining from Swindon.

MATCH FACTS


Bolton have not lost at home to Wolves in 11 meetings (W7 D4) and have scored in 15. consecutive home games against them.

Wolves have won just one of their last nine games against the Trotters (D3 L5).

Adam Le Fondre has netted three goals in three league appearances against former club Bolton Wanderers.

Bolton have failed to score in six of their last seven matches in league competition and have scored just one goal in that run.

Wolves have conceded in 11 of their last 12 league matches.

Only Odion Ighalo (16) has scored more Championship goals in 2015 than Benik Afobe (15).

30th August Wolverhampton Wanderers  2 Edwards 65′ Le Fondre 85′   Charlton Athletic   1 Berg Gudmundsson 55′

FT 90 +7 HT 0-0


29 August 2015


Wolves accepted a £2m offer for Richard Stearman, and two clubs are in for Rajiv van la Parra.


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Super-sub Adam Le Fondre's first Wolves goal gave them a crucial victory as they came from behind to beat Charlton 2-1 at Molineux.

Things looked dire for Wolves when a below-par opening 55 minutes was capped when Johann Gudmundsson's shot went under Carl Ikeme for Charlton's opener.  But the arrivals of Le Fondre and Sheyi Ojo from the bench - the former replacing Nouha Dicko who was stretched off with a serious-looking injury - transformed Wolves' fortunes.  David Edwards equalised from close range when he stabbed home a low cross.  And then with just five minutes to go Le Fondre flicked home Ojo's left-wing centre to give Wolves, who survived seven minutes of injury time, three crucial points.  Much of the talk before kick off was whether Benik Afobe - the subject of continuous transfer speculation - would be in the Wolves XI.  But it was Richard Stearman's absence that was the talking point, with the defender absent from the squad amid the breaking news that Wolves had accepted a bid of £2m from Championship rivals Fulham for the 28-year-old.

There were four changes from the team that lost to Cardiff, with Scott Golbourne, Matt Doherty, James Henry and Nouha Dicko replacing Stearman, Dominic Iorfa, Rajiv van La Parra and Sheyi Ojo.  And it was one of the incoming quartet, Henry, who sparked Wolves into life in the early stages.  A magical run from Afobe opened up the Charlton defence in the third minute - he played to Henry who cut inside before curling inches wide of the far post.  Henry has been the subject of interest from Charlton all summer and just a few weeks ago his Wolves future looked to be in doubt.  And the wide man seemed intent on showing Charlton what they had missed out on, creating almost all of Wolves' chances in the opening stages.  Lovely work from Henry down the left ended with him sending a left-footed cross onto David Edwards' head, but he nodded over.  Henry then left Charlton captain Chris Solly for dead, but Dicko took the floating cross away from Edwards. evin McDonald was then close to finding the unmarked Dicko, with Patrick Bauer taking the ball off his head with Dicko primed to nod goalwards.  And then Henry, following a short corner, forced Pope to tip over the bar with a decent effort from range.  Charlton's Simon Magienok was forced off through injury, with Igor Vetokele replacing him.  Wolves then broke at pace, with Golbourne starting the move, and the left-back was then fouled just outside the box, only for Afobe to waste the 20-yard free kick with a tame shot at Pope.  Henry was then inches away from setting up Edwards with a superb cross after a jinking run, but the sliding Edwards was a fraction away from connecting.  Charlton gradually came into the game as the half progressed, drawing a couple of regulation saves from Ikeme, but the half badly petered out.  Wolves had decent spells of possession but there was a lack of intensity in their play and, Henry aside, creativity too.  The drab football continued at the start of the second half with an unbalanced Wolves midfield providing little to no service for Afobe and Dicko.  And Wolves paid for their tepid performance when Charlton took the lead on 55 minutes.  Johann Gudmundsson, a player Wolves have shown interest in, cut inside and fired at Ikeme from 15 yards - but the ball went under the goalkeeper's body.  It was yet another goalkeeping blunder for Wolves this season - arguably the fifth that has directly cost them a goal.  And things went from bad to worse soon after when Dicko was stretchered off with a serious looking injury.  Adam Le Fondre scores the winnerAdam Le Fondre replaced him, with Sheyi Ojo coming on for Kevin McDonald at the same time.  And within three minutes Wolves had a vital equaliser when a low right-wing cross was stabbed home at the second attempt by captain Edwards.  The relief at Molineux was palpable and soon after they had a good chance to take the lead, but Afobe nodded Henry's cross at Pope.  Henry was yet again involved when his cross drifted dangerously goalwards, forcing Pope to palm over his own bar.  And from the resulting corner Edwards missed a sitter to make it 2-1.  Henry's inswinging was nodded across goal by Doherty and Edwards somehow send his header over the bar from all of two yards out with the goal gaping.  Edwards' effort levels were tremendous yet again and he raced back into his own box to crucially deflect a Bauer shot wide.  Le Fondre then had a decent opportunity from Ojo's cross but lashes his first-time shot on the turn over the bar.  But when the substitutes combined again with just five minutes remaining Wolves completed their comeback - Ojo's perfect low centre was prodded home by Le Fondre to send the home crowd into raptures.  Wolves had to withstand seven minutes of stoppage time owing to Dicko's injury, but it passed by without incident as Wolves held on.


 

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Wolves sealed their first home league win of the season and put an end to Charlton Athletic's unbeaten start thanks to Adam Le Fondre's late goal.  Johann Gudmundsson gave Charlton the lead in the second half with a powerful shot drilled under keeper Carl Ikeme.  Wolves equalised soon after when Dave Edwards coolly poked the ball home on the rebound after his shot was blocked.  And Le Fondre gave Wolves all three points when he fired Benik Afobe's low cross into the net.  Wolves almost took an early lead when Afobe laid the ball on to the onrushing James Henry, who curled the ball just wide of the post.  Ikeme kept the scores level when he caught Chris Solly's free-kick, while Wolves almost found a breakthrough but Edwards failed to latch onto Henry's cross.  The visitors were in front after the break through Gudmundsson's low shot and they could have doubled their lead when Zakarya Bergdich fired wide after stealing possession off Matt Doherty.  After a delay in play following an injury to Nouha Dicko, Wolves restored parity when Henry's low cross was stabbed past Charlton keeper Nick Pope at the second attempt by Edwards.  The hosts marked their first home league win of the season when Afobe's low cross deceived the Charlton back line to find its way to Le Fondre, who made no mistake from close range.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett:  "I felt it was a deserved win. I thought we passed the ball very well and some of our play was excellent but we couldn't get that final ball or take the chances up and around the box in the first half.  We went a goal behind slightly unluckily then I was delighted with the character of the team to come back after that.   After two recent losses it was great to get three points going into the international break."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon:  "Of course I am very disappointed because I am pleased with our performance especially in the second half.  We played well and played positive football, we moved the ball well. We scored one and had a chance to score the second.  In the second half we had an influence on the game and took possession. I changed the tactics a bit and played with three in the midfield and we played better. So I am very disappointed because I think that we deserved more then zero points. But it is part of the game and we continue."

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (1) & SUBS (6)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 02 Doherty 23 Ebanks-Landell 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 04 Edwards 16 Coady 11 McDonald (Ojo - 62' ) 07 Henry 10 Afobe (Wallace - 88' ) 09 Dicko (Le Fondre - 62' ) Substitutes 12 Wallace

18 Iorfa 19 Price 20 Ojo 26 Martinez 29 Le Fondre 48 Enobakhare

Charlton Athletic

30 Pope 20 Solly 12 Diarra 05 Bauer 21 Fox 07 Berg Gudmundsson 03 Kashi Booked 08 Cousins 19 Bergdich (Jackson - 90' ) 18 Ahearne-Grant (Ba - 45' ) 09 Makienok (Vetokele - 18' ) Substitutes

04 Jackson 06 Sarr 14 Vetokele 22 Ba 24 Charles-Cook 26 Lennon 27 Mitov

Ref: Chris Kavanagh Att: 19,583

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Charlton Athletic

Possession  51%  49%

Shots  14 9

On target  5 2

Corners  4 3

Fouls  13 10

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Full Time Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Charlton Athletic 1. 90:00 +6:54 Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Charlton Athletic 1. 90:00 +5:45 Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton). 90:00 +5:43 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +4:02 Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 90:00 +3:20 Foul by Scott Golbourne (WW). 90:00 +3:20 Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90:00 +1:44 Hand ball by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 90:00 +1:03 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 90:00 +1:03 Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89:39 Sub, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Zakarya Bergdich. 87:25 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jed Wallace replaces Benik Afobe. 87:04 Attempt missed. Alou Diarra (Charlton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a set piece situation. 86:35 Foul by Scott Golbourne (WW). 86:35 Chris Solly (Charlton) wins a free kick on the right wing. 84:24 Goal scored

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross. 80:53 Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross. 80:42 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 79:06 Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dave Edwards. 79:02 Attempt blocked. Patrick Bauer (Charlton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Fox.77:48 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 77:48 El-Hadji Ba (Charlton) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 76:22 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 76:22 Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton). 75:29 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a corner. 75:26 Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 74:45 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nick Pope. 73:54 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 73:54 Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton). 72:44 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 71:17 Delay in match Jordan Cousins (Charlton) because of an injury. 70:25 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 70:25 Patrick Bauer (Charlton) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68:10 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68:10 Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton). 67:13 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 66:12 Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 66:11 Jordan Cousins (Charlton) wins a free kick on the right wing. 65:26 Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 64:24 Goal scored

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. 63:20 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Solly. 61:45 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 61:40 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Nouha Dicko because of an injury. 61:31 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Kevin McDonald. 59:03 Delay in match Nouha Dicko (WW) because of an injury. 57:40 Attempt missed. Zakarya Bergdich (Charlton) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. 57:29 Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 57:29 Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton). 55:42 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 54:15 Goal scored Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Igor Vetokele. 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Charlton Athletic 0. 45:00


Sub, Charlton Athletic. El-Hadji Ba replaces Karlan Ahearne-Grant. 45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Charlton Athletic 0. 45:00 +1:25 Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karlan Ahearne-Grant with a cross. 45:00 +0:29 Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 45:00 +0:29 Jordan Cousins (Charlton) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 44:29 Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Morgan Fox. 43:22 Attempt missed. Zakarya Bergdich (Charlton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner. 42:41 Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 41:41 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 41:00 Foul by James Henry (WW). 41:00 Ahmed Kashi (Charlton) wins a free kick on the right wing. 36:49 Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by James Henry following a set piece situation. 36:16 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 36:16 Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton). 32:18 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 32:18 Zakarya Bergdich (Charlton) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 30:09 Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ahmed Kashi. 26:34 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 26:34 Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 25:12 Hand ball by Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton). 23:52 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 23:27 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 23:02 Delay in match Igor Vetokele (Charlton) because of an injury. 22:36 Ahmed Kashi (Charlton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 22:05 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 22:05 Foul by Ahmed Kashi (Charlton). 20:38 Foul by Scott Golbourne (WW). 20:38 Igor Vetokele (Charlton) wins a free kick on the right wing. 20:00 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 17:54 Sub, Charlton Athletic. Igor Vetokele replaces Simon Makienok because of an injury. 16:56 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Scott Golbourne following a corner. 16:34 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nick Pope. 16:32 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 16:08 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Patrick Bauer. 13:02 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 13:02 Foul by Alou Diarra (Charlton). 7:35 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 4:14 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 4:14 Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton). 3:00 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 1:57 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 1:57 Jordan Cousins (Charlton) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 0:00

First Half begins. 0:00 Lineups are announced and players are warming up.


TEAM NEWS


Norwich transfer target Benik Afobe is set to play for Wolves after being rested in the League Cup in midweek.   Jed Wallace made his debut in the win over Barnet and is set to continue, while youngster Bright Enobakhare will be in the squad after his debut goal.  

Charlton may have defender Chris Solly (ankle) back. He and striker Igor Vetokele are likely to start on the bench. Cristian Ceballos and Johnnie Jackson face late tests on ankle injuries.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves have not lost in their last four home league games against the Addicks (W2 D2).  After losing four in a row to Wolves, Charlton are now unbeaten in their last four league games against them (W1 D3).  Johann Berg Gudmundsson's stoppage-time winner against Hull last week is the latest goal scored in the Championship so far this season (97:59). Wolves have gone five league games without a clean sheet at Molineux after keeping four in the previous five matches.

 25th August Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Enobakhare 3′ Ojo 58′ Barnet 1 Dembélé 76′

FT 90 +5 HT 1-0 25 August 2015

A confidence-boosting win went a little way to erasing memories of the banal defeat at Cardiff on Saturday. http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/08/25/wolves-2-barnet-1-report-and-pictures/ And, just as importantly, several young starlets staked claims for first-team berths on a night where there were far more positives than negatives.  It was by no means a perfect performance - Wolves again faded late on and carelessly allowed Barnet back into the game.  But the majority of the game was relentless one-way traffic with vibrant young Wolves playing some imaginative, fast-paced football and creating a host of goalscoring chances.  They should have been out of sight long before Bira Dembele exposed their weakness at defending set pieces by pulling a goal back.  As it was, they had two goals to show for their attacking efforts, which was the least they deserved.  One came from teenager Bright Enobakhare who found the net just three minutes into his senior debut.  And the very lively Sheyi Ojo took the combined age of Wolves' goalscorers to 35 with a well-placed second after half time.  There were few surprises before kick off with, as expected, boss Kenny Jackett making several changes from the side that lost so miserably at Cardiff.  He handed debuts to teenagers Enobakhare and Sylvain Deslandes, as well as summer signing Jed Wallace, while loan striker Adam Le Fondre was given his first start in Wolves colours.  Only captain for the night Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Kortney Hause and Sheyi Ojo kept their places as Jackett fielded a side with an average age of just 21.   And the youngest member of the side made an immediate impact - scoring inside three minutes.  Le Fondre latches onto a short back pass and rounded Barnet goalkeeper Jamie Stephens, before laying it on a plate for Enobakhare who couldn't miss from two yards.  It was a dream start for the Nigerian-born youngster, who earned his opportunity after some impressive displays in pre-season, and was booked for his

understandably exuberant celebration.  Deslandes looked to repeat his team-mate's feat five minutes later but scuffed his shot after good work from Wallace and Jack Price.  Price was pulling all the early strings and the vibrant Enobakhare, playing in the number 10 role behind Le Fondre, was constantly looking to get on the ball and link play.  More nice interplay involving Wallace and this time the returning George Saville ended with Enobakhare dragging a 25-yarder wide.  Sheyi Ojo then had two golden chances in two minutes - which both came via mistakes from Barnet's Mauro Vilhete and both of which were wastefully spurned.  Liverpool loanee Ojo took the ball off Vilhete's feet just outside the box but, with Stephens off guard, curled over the bar. And it was deja vu a minute later when the slack Vilhete lost out to Ojo. This time the 18-year-old had time to set himself but then horribly skied his shot with just the goalkeeper to beat.  Wolves were dominating possession with Barnet's only danger coming from long throws by Sam Muggleton.  The impressive Price dinked a delicious ball over the visitors' defence, met by the rampaging Matt Doherty, who clipped a half volley onto the top of the net.  Saville and Enobakhare combined to tee up Deslandes, who was never shy to race forward, and the young Frenchman forced Stephens into a save from a tight angle.   Le Fondre fired into the side netting as the chances continued at a relentless pace towards the end of the half.  Wolves were positive, dynamic and showed excellent movement - in stark contrast to the Cardiff horror show.


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Wolves survived a late fightback from League Two side Barnet to reach the third round of the Capital One Cup.  Adam Le Fondre found debutant Bright Enobakhare, who put the Championship club ahead from two yards. The hosts squandered several chances to extend their lead, before Sheyi Ojo collected Le Fondre's pass to curl in from just inside the box. Bira Dembele pulled one back from close range to set up a nervy finish, but the Bees could not find an equaliser .

LINEUP, S (4) & SUBS (6)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 02 Doherty 23 Ebanks-Landell 30 Hause 28 Deslandes Booked (Iorfa - 73' ) 12 Wallace 08 Saville Booked (Rowe - 72' ) 19 Price 20 Ojo 48 Enobakhare Booked (Henry - 45' ) 29 Le Fondre

Substitutes

01 Ikeme 07 Henry 09 Dicko 10 Afobe 15 Rowe 18 Iorfa 43 Ronan

Barnet

21 Stephens 03 Johnson 04 Dembélé 05 N'Gala 06 Nelson 11 Vilhete 17 Muggleton (Weston - 45' ) 16 Champion (Gambin - 54' ) 15 Tomlinson Booked 19 Batt (Akinde - 45' ) 24 McLean

Substitutes

02 Hoyte 08 Weston  09 Akinde 12 Gambin  18 Gash 20 Shomotun 31 McKenzie-Lyle

Ref: Mark Heywood Att: 7,384

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Barnet

Possession    54%    46%

Shots        17    7

On target        7    3

Corners        6    6

Fouls        8    8

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Full Time Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Barnet 1. 90:00 +4:58 Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Barnet 1. 90:00 +3:25 Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 90:00 +3:16 Attempt saved. Aaron McLean (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 90:00 +1:28 Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. 84:58 Ben Tomlinson (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 84:53 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 84:53 Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Barnet). 82:16 Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 81:36 Attempt missed. Sheyi Ojo (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. 81:07 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie Stephens. 79:08 Attempt saved. Kortney Hause (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 78:40 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Tomlinson. 76:35 Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet). 76:35 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 75:13 Goal scored  Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Barnet 1. Bira Dembélé (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Elliot Johnson. 75:05 Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Sheyi Ojo. 74:29 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 74:29 John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73:01 Tommy Rowe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 73:01 Foul by Aaron McLean (Barnet). 72:03 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dominic Iorfa replaces Sylvain Deslandes. 71:24 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tommy Rowe replaces George Saville. 68:21 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 67:53 Sylvain Deslandes (WW) is shown the yellow card. 65:45 Attempt saved. Ben Tomlinson (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 65:28 Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Jed Wallace. 63:52 Foul by George Saville (WW). 63:52 Aaron McLean (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 63:25 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Weston. 63:12 Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 61:06 Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 59:47 Attempt missed. Sylvain Deslandes (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. 57:06 Goal scored

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Barnet 0. Sheyi Ojo (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 53:46 Sub, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Tom Champion. 53:33 Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet). 53:33 George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 52:49 Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 52:42 Attempt blocked. Aaron McLean (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 51:28 Foul by James Henry (WW). 51:28 Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 47:46 Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 45:23 Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet). 45:23 Jed Wallace (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Barnet 0. 45:00 Sub, Barnet. John Akinde replaces Shaun Batt. 45:00  Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Bright Enobakhare. 45:00 Sub, Barnet. Curtis Weston replaces Sam Muggleton. 45:00 +1:55 Half time First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Barnet 0. 45:00 +1:02 Attempt saved. Bright Enobakhare (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. 43:48 Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. 43:29 Attempt saved. Sylvain Deslandes (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 40:20 Attempt saved. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 37:28 Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. 33:35 Foul by Shaun Batt (Barnet). 33:35 Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 32:18 Attempt missed. Shaun Batt (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 31:28 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Champion. 30:25 Foul by Sylvain Deslandes (WW). 30:25 Ben Tomlinson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29:31 Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Barnet). 29:31 Jed Wallace (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26:08 Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 26:08 Bira Dembélé (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24:42 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 24:42 Tom Champion (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 22:22 Attempt missed. Sheyi Ojo (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. 20:21 Attempt missed. Sheyi Ojo (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. 19:29 Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 18:43 George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 18:38 Foul by George Saville (WW). 18:38 Shaun Batt (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing. 18:01 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Nelson. 12:25 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala. 9:16 Foul by Shaun Batt (Barnet). 9:16 Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 7:15 Attempt missed. Sylvain Deslandes (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. 5:30 Attempt missed. Bira Dembélé (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is too high. 4:22 Hand ball by Matt Doherty (WW). 3:30 Bright Enobakhare (WW) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration. 2:47 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Barnet 0. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Midfielder Jed Wallace could make his Wolves debut as he nears full fitness as he recovers from a foot injury after his move from Portsmouth in the summer.  Fringe player Razak Boukari ruptured his patellar tendon playing for the Under-21s against Fulham on Friday and is set to be sidelined for a year.  Aaron McLean and John Akinde could be paired together in attack for Barnet.  Michael Gash and Shaun Batt could start having come on as substitutes at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves put five past Barnet in the second leg of their previous League Cup fixture - a first-round tie in the 1998-99 season. Barnet, victorious at Millwall in round one, have never won two League Cup away games in the same season.  Wolves have not kept a clean sheet at home in the competition since 2011.  The trip to Molineux will be Barnet's 11th away game in 12 League Cup ties.

23rd August Cardiff City 2 Jones 44′ Ameobi 60′  Wolverhampton Wanderers 0


FT 90 +5 HT 1-0

22 August 2015

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Cardiff City claimed their first league win of the season with an efficient performance against Wolves.  Cardiff had the better of the first half and took the lead shortly before the break when

Kenwyne Jones headed past a stranded Carl Ikeme.  Sammy Ameobi added a second just two minutes after replacing Jones in the second half, his shot deflecting in off Kortney Hause.  Wolves

offered little in attack and slipped to a second successive defeat having squandered a two-goal lead against QPR.


Cardiff 2 Wolves 0 - Report and pictures at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/08/22/1012947/

Goals from Kenwyne Jones and Sammy Ameobi gave Cardiff a convincing victory as Wolves failed to even register a shot on target in a meek defeat.

    

Carl Ikeme was restored in goal but his blunder led to Cardiff's opening goal with Jones nodding over the keeper who got nowhere near a left-wing cross.  And Newcastle loanee Ameobi - who came so close to joining Wolves last month - made it 2-0 after replacing the injured Jones, lashing a deflected shot home from a corner.  Lacklustre Wolves failed to produce a single save from Cardiff keeper David Marshall as the went down to their second defeat in four days.   Wolves have now conceded seven goals in four games, but it was their lack of creativity up front that will have alarmed Jackett even more in what was one of the worst performance in his Wolves tenure.  Kenny Jackett rang the changes after the 3-2 defeat to QPR on Wednesday, replacing Martinez, Scott Golbourne, James Henry and Nouha Dicko with Ikeme, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Rajiv van La Parra and Sheyi Ojo.  As in their previous two games Wolves could have taken a very early lead when three minutes in David Edwards span as he collected Ojo's cross and fired narrowly over.    The Welshman, supporting Benik Afobe up front, was looking dangerous in the early stages and could have gone down when running through on goal after collecting a slack Sean Morrison pass, but stayed on his feet and a heavy touch saw keeper David Marshall collect.  Wolves had plenty of possession in the early stages but did little with it and Cardiff gradually came into the game.  Richard Stearman blocked a goalbound Fabio shot, before Ikeme made a smart save from Joe Mason's shot.  Ojo and Edwards combined again for another good Wolves chance, with the on-loan Liverpool man's cross met by Edwards who timed his run to perfection but sent a shot on the slide past the post.  Cardiff had the ball in the net on 26 minutes but Mason's tap-in was ruled out after he was adjudged to have kicked the ball out of Ikeme's hand with the keeper having both hands on the ball.   A period of lacklustre play followed with neither side able to find a cutting edge in the final third.  Afobe was desperately quiet up front but had little service to speak of.   Then out of the blue five minutes before half time Wolves created the chance of the game so far.   Kevin McDonald's shot was deflected for a corner - with Cardiff asleep Van La Parra played short to Ojo and his floating cross was met by Kortney Hause, just a yard or two from goal, but he sent his header over the bar.  And Wolves were made to rue that spurned opportunity when Cardiff took the lead on the stroke of half time.  Fabio was given time to send a deep cross into the box and dangerman Jones lept above Stearman and Ebanks-Landell to nod into an empty net, with Ikeme in no-man's land as he belated attempted to reach the ball.  

Cardiff began the second half on the front foot and Hause had to be on the ball to take the ball off Jones' toes with the big striker about to shoot.  Jones went down injured in the process but Wolves, to the supporters' annoyance, played on and broke clear, with Van La Parra's shot deflected past the post and with Afobe just not able to reach the ball.  Jones - Cardiff's premier threat up to then - limped off injury, but his replacement Sammy Ameobi was no easier to handle, with his pace causing big problems after he was brought on.  And Ameobi, who came so close to joining Wolves on loan in the summer before joining Cardiff at the last minute, soon doubled the Welsh club's lead.  Peter Whittingham's corner dropped to the Newcastle man and he lashed a right-foot volley past Ikeme via a deflection.  That forced Jackett into making a double save, with Nouha Dicko and James Henry on for McDonald and Ojo to go 4-4-2.  But despite the changes Wolves struggled to make any headway, with Cardiff looking the more likely scorers.  After Iorfa gave the ball away Ameobi raced forward, dumping Ebanks-Landell and Coady on their backsides and then curling a right-footed shot just past the post.  There was plenty of endeavour from Wolves as the minutes ticked down, but little inspiration, with a wonderful Iorfa cross which flew just ahead of Dicko one of few bright moments.  Henry, with six players waiting in the box, sent a cross nearer to the 1,000 travelling Wolves than his team mates with a dreadful late cross, which summed up Wolves' second half performance.


Cardiff City: Marshall (c); Peltier; Morrison, Connolly, Fabio (Manga 88); Pilkington, Dikgacoi, Whittngham, Ralls; Jones (Ameobi 57), Mason. Subs: Moore, Noone, Gunnarsson, Doyle, Revell.

Wolves: Ikeme; Iorfa, Stearman (c), Ebanks-Landell, Hause; Van La Parra, McDonald (Henry 62), Coady, Ojo (Dicko 62); Edwards, Afobe.  Subs: Martinez, Doherty, Golbourne, Price, Enobakhare.


LINEUP, BOOKINGS (3) & SUBS (4)

Cardiff City

01 Marshall 02 Peltier 04 Morrison Booked 16 Connolly 03 Fabio (Ecuele Manga - 88' ) 13 Pilkington  07 Whittingham 15 Dikgacoi Booked 08 Ralls 09 Jones (Ameobi - 57' ) 10 Mason

Substitutes 05 Ecuele Manga 11 Noone 17 Gunnarsson 18 Doyle 19 Revell 21 Moore 38 Ameobi

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 23 Ebanks-Landell 05 Stearman 30 Hause 11 McDonald (Henry - 63' ) 16 Coady Booked 17 van La Parra 04 Edwards 20 Ojo (Dicko - 62' ) 10 Afobe

Substitutes 02 Doherty 03 Golbourne 07 Henry 09 Dicko 19 Price 26 Martinez 48 Enobakhare

Ref: Andy Davies Att: 14,820

MATCH STATS 90mins

Cardiff City Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession    45% 55%

Shots 9 8

On target 4 0

Corners 3 4

Fouls 8 10


21st August Fulham 0 Wolves 3 Saville, Ronan Wallace ( U21 Premier League)


Wolves U21 at Fulham's training ground Friday 21st August W 0-3 (HT 0-2) (Saville, Ronan, Wallace) ater an early shower. Reid (rake on achilles from behind) and Boukari (on long awaited return) stretchered off. Saville's goal in first 15 seconds. 2 really excellent saves from Flatt. Team Flatt Simpson (O'Hanlon) Deslandes Rowe Upton Carter Wallace Saville Reid Ronan (Wilson) Boukari (Hunte)

A strong well joined up counter-attacking team


 20th August Wolverhampton Wanderers  Queens Park Rangers

Wolves 2 Afobe 17′ McDonald 24′ Queens Park Rangers  3 Austin 38′ Phillips 52′, 72′

We need our keeper back - Martinez is flashy but ineffective, can't kick, and cost us 3 points.

FT 90 +6 HT 2-1

19 August 2015

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Benik Afobe - the subject of intense transfer speculation linking him with Norwich earlier in the day - predictably got on the scoresheet to give Wolves an early lead.  And when Kevin McDonald's piledriver doubled their advantage it all looked rosy for Wolves who were playing some delightful free-flowing football.  But it all started to go wrong after Charlie Austin nodded Phillips' cross past Emiliano Martinez just before half time.  QPR were by far the better side after the break and with Wolves, who contributed to their downfall with some sluggish defending, saw their unbeaten recorded ended when two goals from Phillips saw QPR nick the points.

Kenny Jackett kept faith with the same XI that drew 1-1 with Hull City on Sunday, meaning Emiliano Martinez kept his place in goal.  And like against Hull, Wolves came flying out of the blocks. With 70 seconds on the clock David Edwards cut inside from the left and crossed to the far post where Afobe, stretched, nodded wide from just a couple of yards out. There was some excellent early pressure from the hosts who were overloading QPR in midfield.  They had a scare at the other end though when Martinez, hindered by the slippery conditions with heavy rain soaking Molineux, spilled Massimo Luongo's shot, grabbing it with the ball practically on the goal line.  McDonald was pulling the strings in midfield and Wolves tested the QPR back line again with a dangerous low cross from Dominic Iorfa.  And on 17 minutes the pressure told when Afobe inevitably got on the score-sheet. After a brisk attack involving McDonald and Nouha Dicko, James Henry's cross was deflected to Afobe via Edwards and he made no mistake from just six yards out.  QPR looked to respond immediately and Tjaronn Chery's shot tested Martinez, who again needed two attempts to claim.  But Wolves were the more cohesive unit going forward and they went close again soon after.  Edwards let fly from range with a rare piledriver, which was deflected wide for a corner, and from that Kortney Hause's header flashed past the post.  McDonald doubled the lead with a scorcher on 24 minutes as Wolves took total control.  He had plenty of time to think about his shot when the ball dropped to him, but kept his cool to unleash a perfectly-placed shot past a helpless Robert Green in the QPR goal.  The Scot said earlier this week he was concentrating on his football - with his ongoing contract saga now on the back burner - and he was being true to his word with a dominant midfield performance.  A clever chip over the QPR back line from the 26-year-old found Edwards, whose header across goal was sliced into Green's arms.   But seven minutes before the break the visitors pulled one back, very much against the run of play, when Albion target Phillips whipped a vicious cross towards Austin who sent a bullet header past Martinez.  Afobe rolled Grant Hall after taking Dicko's pass as Wolves looked to restore their two-goal advantage, but Hall did well to block. Phillips, looking lively on both flanks with his pace and trickery saw a long-ranger solidly saved by Martinez as the visitors ended the half on top, a stark contrast to what has gone before it.  

Jackett changed things at half time, sending on Adam le Fondre in place on Nouha Dicko, giving the on-loan Cardiff man a proper chance to impress after being used as an injury time substitute in the two previous league games.  McDonald picked up where he left off before the break, sending a perfect through ball for Afobe to latch onto - with a sniff of goal the prolific front-man looked likely to score, but prodded straight at Green with two defenders for company.  And on 52 minutes Wolves, who had largely dominated the game, had little to show for it when Phillips scored a shot equaliser. He cut in from the right and drilled low with his left foot - it took a slight deflection and rolled into the corner past Martinez.  The goal stunned Molineux and just three minutes later QPR could have been in front, with Nedum Onuoha allowed to sneak in unnoticed at the back post before Martinez denied him from a tight angle.  Edwards broke well from midfield to win a free kick just outside the box, Onuoha's hack on the Welshman earning a deserved booking, and Afobe bulged the net with the resulting effort but it bristled the side netting, much to the embarrassment of half the crowd who thought it was in.  Karl Henry hacked down Afobe and earned a booking, a decision loudly cheered by some supporters who continuously booed the former captain throughout the game.  Austin then released Chery whose low drive was saved Martinez.  Rajiv van La Parra replaced Henry with Wolves struggling to recreate their first dynamism, and it nearly worked when the Dutchman's clever spin and pass released Afobe who flashed an effort across goal.  But Wolves just couldn't get going and QPR, in the ascendancy, completed an incredible comeback when that man Phillips picked his spot from 25 yards, beating Martinez's despairing dive.  It wasn't the hardest hit of shots and Martinez, perhaps wrong-footed, will have been disappointed to see it sail past him.  He made a smart parry to push Chery's free kick wide, with QPR running riot.  The action was coming thick and fast and McDonald's shot took a wicked deflection off Onuoha and bounced agonisingly wide.  Martinez stuck out a leg to deny Chery's low effort, before Le Fondre's shot was too easy for Green.  

There was plenty of time for a Wolves equaliser but, with Afobe isolated and missing his strike partner Dicko, their challenge petered out.


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Charlie Austin scored once and Matt Phillips struck twice as QPR came from 2-0 down to beat Wolves for their first league win this season.  Wolves led 2-0 through Benik Afobe's controlled, close-range finish and Kevin McDonald's shot from 18 yards.  Austin, a target for several Premier League clubs, started the comeback with a header from Phillips's cross before the break.  Phillips levelled from the edge of the box and won it with a 25-yard effort.  QPR had only taken one point from their opening two games following relegation and they owed their victory to two players who could leave the club this month.  West Brom still want Scotland winger Phillips, while Austin has interested a number of top-flight clubs, with QPR asking £15m for the 26-year-old.  Austin, who was the fourth top scorer in the Premier League last season, has now scored in two successive games.  

Wolves had looked in control when a Premier League target of their own, Afobe, scored from close range before McDonald doubled the lead. Boss Kenny Jackett confirmed after the game that they have turned down a bid from Norwich for the 22-year-old, who scored 32 goals in total last season. QPR showed the top-flight quality they still have when Phillips set up Austin's goal. The equaliser came when Phillips's weak shot from 18 yards eluded everyone and his winner from distance should have been saved by Emiliano Martinez.

Jackett on Wolves v QPR

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett: "Benik has been very good and was a threat. Any conversation we had before the game was about the football.  We're not looking to sell our best players and within two weeks of the window closing we're looking to build. We had good control of the game. QPR came back into it quickly and got the goal before half-time but the two goals in the second half were disappointing defensively."

QPR boss Chris Ramsey: "Matty is a match-winner on his day and he is someone who will always need marking.

Ramsey on Wolves v QPR

"I'm really hoping we will have him but no-one can tell, people make knee-jerk reactions and spend money they don't have. I hope that will add another zero. I am very pleased with the respect Matt and Charlie have shown the club. They have been very professional in the way they have conducted themselves. Charlie is fitter now than the opening day and his hold-up play has answered a few questions people have."

LINEUP, BOKINGS (5) & SUBS (4)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa 05 Stearman 30 Hause Booked 03 Golbourne 07 Henry (van La Parra - 63' ) 16 Coady Booked 11 McDonald 04 Edwards 10 Afobe 09 Dicko (Le Fondre - 45' Booked )

Substitutes

01 Ikeme 02 Doherty 17 van La Parra 19 Price 20 Ojo 23 Ebanks-Landell 29 Le Fondre

Queens Park Rangers

01 Green 24 Perch 05 Onuoha Booked 04 Hall 15 Konchesky 20 Henry Booked 18 Faurlin (Polter - 89' ) 07 Phillips 21 Luongo 08 Chery (Doughty - 78' ) 09 Austin

Substitutes

06 Hill 11 Gladwin 13 Lumley 14 Emmanuel-Thomas 16 Doughty 23 Hoilett 33 Polter

Ref: Peter Bankes Att: 21,032

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Queens Park Rangers

Possession 57% 43%

Shots  16 20

On target   6 10

Corners   5  2

Fouls  10 13

Live Text Commentary

Full Time Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Queens Park Rangers 3. 90:00 +5:18 .

90:00 +4:18  Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90:00 +4:06 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 90:00 +4:06 Charlie Austin (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +3:20 Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 90:00 +3:20 Michael Doughty (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +2:46 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +2:46 Foul by Sebastian Polter (QPR). 88:49 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88:49 Foul by Charlie Austin (QPR). 88:07 Sub, Queens Park Rangers. Sebastian Polter replaces Alejandro Faurlin. 86:13 Attempt saved. Scott Golbourne (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Coady. 83:06 Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 81:24 Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81:24 Foul by Matthew Phillips (QPR). 79:59 Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (QPR) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Charlie Austin with a through ball. 79:16 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross following a corner. 79:01 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Konchesky. 78:36 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Karl Henry. 78:31 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 77:44 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 77:44 Foul by Nedum Onuoha (QPR). 77:06 Sub, Queens Park Rangers. Michael Doughty replaces Tjaronn Chery. 75:45 Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 75:42 Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. 74:53 Adam Le Fondre (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 74:44 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 74:44 Massimo Luongo (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74:08 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74:08 Foul by Matthew Phillips (QPR). 73:38 Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Perch. 71:05 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Queens Park Rangers 3. Matthew Phillips (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Massimo Luongo. 69:30 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 69:30 Tjaronn Chery (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 67:50 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Konchesky. 67:23 Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Karl Henry tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside. 66:39 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra. 65:40 Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Charlie Austin with a through ball. 64:51 Karl Henry (QPR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 64:46 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 64:46 Foul by Karl Henry (QPR). 63:11 Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 62:47 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rajiv van La Parra replaces James Henry. 61:40 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick. 60:45 Nedum Onuoha (QPR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 60:37 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 60:37 Foul by Nedum Onuoha (QPR). 58:28 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 58:28 Foul by Nedum Onuoha (QPR). 56:58 Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Massimo Luongo. 55:07 Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Paul Konchesky tries a through ball, but Tjaronn Chery is caught offside. 54:41 Attempt saved. Nedum Onuoha (QPR) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Phillips. 54:02 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 54:02 Karl Henry (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 52:57 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 52:57 Nedum Onuoha (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52:31 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52:31 Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (QPR). 51:23 Goal scored Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Queens Park Rangers 2. Matthew Phillips (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Perch. 50:37 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 49:15 Delay in match James Perch (QPR) because of an injury. 48:54 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a through ball. 45:11 Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Perch with a headed pass.

45:00 Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Queens Park Rangers 1. 45:00 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Nouha Dicko.

45:00 +2:30 Half Time. First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Queens Park Rangers 1. 45:00 +1:05 Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Karl Henry from a direct free kick. 45:00 +0:23 Kortney Hause (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 45:00 +0:13 Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 45:00 +0:13 Massimo Luongo (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 43:47 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43:47 Foul by Matthew Phillips (QPR). 42:53 Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 42:53 Grant Hall (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42:02 Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Austin. 40:50 Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 38:58 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Grant Hall. 38:56 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nouha Dicko. 38:34 Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery. 37:07 Goal scored Goal!  Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Queens Park Rangers 1. Charlie Austin (QPR) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross. 30:56 Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Conor Coady. 30:55 Attempt blocked. Alejandro Faurlin (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Austin. 30:08 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30:08 Foul by Charlie Austin (QPR). 28:09 Attempt blocked. James Perch (QPR) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 26:55 Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 26:07 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 26:07 Foul by Tjaronn Chery (QPR). 23:53 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. 22:04 Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (WW) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a corner. 21:33 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Grant Hall. 21:31 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 19:31 Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Charlie Austin. 16:35 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. 16:33 Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 15:25 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 15:25 Alejandro Faurlin (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12:06 Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12:06 Foul by Matthew Phillips (QPR). 6:10 Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Karl Henry. 5:04 Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 4:13 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 4:13 Charlie Austin (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 2:48 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 2:36 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 1:03 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Dave Edwards with a cross.


Wolves manager Kenny Jackett is set to name an unchanged team, with Emiliano Martinez expected to keep his place in goal ahead of Carl Ikeme.

New signing Jed Wallace again misses out with a knee injury but the midfielder could return next week.

Jamie Mackie is a doubt for Rangers after missing the 2-2 draw against Cardiff with a groin strain.

Fellow striker Charlie Austin, who is expected to leave this month and is valued at £15m, is set to play.

MATCH FACTS

Wolves have lost only twice to QPR in their past 17 league meetings, winning eight.

QPR won 3-0 on their last visit to Molineux - in the Premier League in 2011. It was their first win at Wolves in eight attempts (D2 L5).

Wolves have won six and lost none of their past nine league games at Molineux.

QPR have kept just one clean sheet in their past 27 away games

Sun 16th August Wolverhampton Wanderers Hull City

Wolves 1 Henry 58'  Hull City 1 Jelavic 22' pen

FT 90 +3 HT 0-1

14 August 2015


SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Molineux Stadium Date: Sunday 16 August Kick-off: 12:00 BST


LINEUP, Booked (1) & Subs (5)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa 05 Stearman 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 07 Henry (Ojo - 74' ) 11 McDonald 16 Coady 04 Edwards 10 Afobe 09 Dicko (Le Fondre - 91' )

Substitutes  01 Ikeme 02 Doherty 17 van La Parra 19 Price 20 Ojo 23 Ebanks-Landell 29 Le Fondre

Hull City

01 McGregor 02 Odubajo Booked 21 Dawson 06 Davies 26 Robertson 27 Elmohamady (Aluko - 75' ) 20 Hayden (Meyler - 56' ) 08 Huddlestone 11 Clucas (Jahraldo-Martin - 84' ) 19 Akpom 18 Jelavic

Substitutes

05 Taylor 07 Meyler 12 Maguire 16 Jakupovic 24 Aluko 32 Luer 34 Jahraldo-Martin

Ref: Andre Marriner Att: 20,062

MATCH STATS  90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Hull City

Possession  51%  49%

Shots  15 17

On target  5 6

Corners  6 2

Fouls  8 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:45 Full time Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Hull City 1. 90:00 +1:17 Chuba Akpom (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +1:17 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 90:00 +0:26 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Nouha Dicko. 89:48 Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Moses Odubajo. 87:31 Attempt saved. Chuba Akpom (Hull) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone. 86:09 Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Andrew Robertson. 85:31 Attempt blocked. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Hull) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 85:29 Attempt saved. Chuba Akpom (Hull) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Meyler. 84:00 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Richard Stearman tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 83:04 Sub, Hull City. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Sam Clucas. 74:10 Sub, Hull City. Sone Aluko replaces Ahmed Elmohamady. 73:35  Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces James Henry. 73:03 Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic. 71:57 Chuba Akpom (Hull) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic. 71:08 Attempt blocked. Nikica Jelavic (Hull) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 70:23 Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (WW). 69:18 Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Benik Afobe with a cross. 66:28 Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Coady. 65:56 Attempt saved. David Meyler (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

64:25 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 63:31 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Andrew Robertson. 62:55 Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick. 62:03 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 62:03 Chuba Akpom (Hull) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 60:26 Attempt saved. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 57:12 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Hull City 1. James Henry (WW) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. 55:30 Sub, Hull City. David Meyler replaces Isaac Hayden. 51:12 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner. 51:10 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross. 50:29 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Davies. 50:27 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 50:22 Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 49:30 Offside, Hull City. Ahmed Elmohamady tries a through ball, but Nikica

Jelavic is caught offside. 48:42 Offside, Hull City. Curtis Davies tries a through ball, but Nikica Jelavic is caught offside. 46:55 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. 45:00 Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Hull City 1

MATCH STATS HT

Wolverhampton Wanderers Hull City

Possession 57% 43%

Shots  5 7

On target  2 3

Corners  4 2

Fouls  5 4

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45:00 +1:11 Half time First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Hull City 1. 45:00 +0:18 Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Hull) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady. 41:26 Attempt saved. Chuba Akpom (Hull) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic with a headed pass. 39:50 Attempt saved. Tom Huddlestone (Hull) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 39:09 Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 37:51 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 37:51 Moses Odubajo (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31:26 Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 29:35 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 29:35 Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull). 27:24 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Davies. 27:22 Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 23:58 Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 23:54 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry. 21:37 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Hull City 1. Nikica Jelavic (Hull) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal. 20:56 Penalty Hull City. Curtis Davies draws a foul in the penalty area. 20:56 Penalty conceded by Kortney Hause (WW) after a foul in the penalty area. 20:23 Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Richard Stearman. 20:21 Attempt blocked. Chuba Akpom (Hull) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Clucas. 18:58 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 18:58 Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Hull). 15:06 Attempt missed. Andrew Robertson (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chuba Akpom. 14:28 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 14:28 Moses Odubajo (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12:51  Moses Odubajo (Hull) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.  12:44 Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 12:44 Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull). 11:02 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 11:02 Tom Huddlestone (Hull) wins a free kick in the

defensive half. 9:41 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Davies. 8:51 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 8:51 Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull). 7:09 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Isaac Hayden. 3:05 Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3:05 Foul by Scott Golbourne (WW). 1:01 Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by

Scott Golbourne following a corner. 0:25 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Davies. 0:20 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot

from the centre of the box is blocked. 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett will have an unchanged squad to pick from.  George Saville and Jed Wallace are set to feature for the Under-21 side against Stoke on Saturday as they step up their

recovery from knee injuries.  Hull are set to make changes again after their midweek Capital One Cup assignment against Accrington.  Goalkeeper Allan McGregor, captain Michael Dawson and

on-loan striker Chuba Akpom head the queue of those likely to return to the starting XI.

MATCH FACTS

Wolves have lost only one of their past seven games in all competitions against Hull at Molineux (W3 D3).  The Tigers have won three of their past six league matches against Wolves (D2 L1),

although the defeat did come in the most recent game.  Benik Afobe's goal against Blackburn Rovers was his 14th of 2015 - only Watford's Odion Ighalo (16) has scored more in the

Championship. Hull's on-loan Arsenal striker Akpom scored his first professional career goal in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.  No team attempted more passes in their opening match

than Wolves (493).  The Tigers have just one away win in 2015 in the league (D2 L6).

11th August  Wolves 2 Dicko 16′ Afobe 58′ (pen)  Newport County 1 Boden 6′

FT 90 +5 HT 1-1

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Wolves came from behind to defeat Newport County and seal a place in the second round of the League Cup.   Scott Boden gave League Two Newport the lead with an unmarked header from five yards after just six minutes.  The hosts equalised when Nouha Dicko flicked Sheyi Ojo's cross past Joe Day. Wolves went in front when Benik Afobe converted a penalty after he had been fouled by Scott Barrow before Danny Holmes forced a decent save from Wolves keeper Emiliano Martinez.  Victory saw Wolves seal a place in the second round of the League Cup for the first time in three seasons.  After goals from Boden and Dicko, Wolves duo Conor Coady and Afobe were both denied by Day. Afobe then sent Day the wrong way from the penalty spot and late on debutant Martinez saved well from Tom Owen-Evans to secure victory.


LINEUP, Bookings (3) & Subs (5)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa Booked 23 Ebanks-Landell 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 02 Doherty (van La Parra - 67' ) 19 Price 16 Coady Booked 20 Ojo 10 Afobe (Le Fondre - 67' ) 09 Dicko

Substitutes 01 Ikeme 05 Stearman 07 Henry 11 McDonald 17 van La Parra 29 Le Fondre 48 Enobakhare

Newport County

30 Day 02 Holmes 26 Poole 22 Parselle 03 Barrow 23 Rodman (Collins - 70' ) 33 Byrne 14 Ofori-Twumasi Booked 08 Klukowski 07 Elito (Jones - 90' ) 19 Boden (Owen-Evans - 70' )

Substitutes

01 R Taylor 20 Owen-Evans 39 Collins 42 Shephard 47 Bamford 48 Jones

Ref: Darren Bond Att: 9,586

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Newport County

Possession 60% 40%

Shots  8 7

On target  6 3

Corners  6 3

Fouls  6 6

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Full time  Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Newport County 1. 90:00 +4:14 Full time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Newport County 1. 90:00 +0:01 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 90:00 +0:01 Aaron Collins (Newport) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89:37 Sub, Newport County. Dafydd Jones replaces Medy Elito. 89:09 Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 88:52 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88:52 Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport). 88:34 Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Newport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 86:25 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi. 85:12 Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 85:00 Aaron Collins (Newport) wins a free kick on the left wing. 84:55 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 84:26 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Holmes. 83:43 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Holmes. 82:37 Attempt saved. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 80:29 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Byrne. 77:18 Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 75:08 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 75:08 Tom Owen-Evans (Newport) wins a free kick  on the right wing. 74:05 Attempt missed. Aaron Collins (Newport) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. 70:33 Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 70:33 Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport) wins a free kick on the left wing. 69:59 Sub , Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Scott Boden. 69:45 Sub, Newport County. Aaron Collins replaces Alex Rodman. 68:07 Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 66:22 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rajiv van La Parra replaces Matt Doherty. 66:07 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Benik Afobe. 65:22 Attempt saved. Danny Holmes (Newport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the  bottom right corner. 57:30 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Newport County 1. Benik Afobe (WW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. 56:25 Penalty conceded by Scott Barrow  (Newport) after a foul in the penalty area. 56:25 Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Benik Afobe draws a foul in the penalty area. 55:24 Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) left footed shot  from the centre of the box misses to the left. 54:49 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Holmes. 54:07 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi. 49:36 Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 48:42 Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 48:42 Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 45:00 Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Newport County 1.


MATCH STATS 45mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Newport County

Possession 62% 38%

Shots  4 3

On target  4 1

Corners  0 2

Fouls  1 4

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45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Newport County 1. 43:53 Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Newport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 40:19 Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Newport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 35:16 Foul by Scott Boden (Newport). 35:16 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29:41 Foul by Scott  Boden (Newport). 29:41 Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 25:55 Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport). 25:55 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing.  24:20 Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 22:38 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 20:18  Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 18:43 Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 18:27 Mark Byrne (Newport) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 18:27 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 15:11 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Newport County 1. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo. 14:53 Attempt saved.  Sheyi Ojo (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 14:04 Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport). 14:04 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  11:36 Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 5:09 Goal scored! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Newport County 1. Scott Boden (Newport) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Holmes. 0:00

First Half begins.


Wolves will hand a debut to on-loan Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez as long as the paperwork on the deal, struck on Monday, is finished in time. Head coach Kenny Jackett will make

changes from their opening Championship win over Blackburn, meaning Adam Le Fondre should make his full debut.

Newport boss Terry Butcher has several injury worries. Winger Lenell John-Lewis (hamstring), Yan Klukowski (dead leg) and defender Kevin Feely (thigh) are out.

MATCH FACTS

This will be the first competitive meeting between these sides since April 1988. Neither side has failed to score in the four previous clashes between the two, with each side winning two

apiece. Wolves have been knocked out of the League Cup at the first round stage by a League Two side in the last two seasons (Morecambe in 2013-14, Northampton in 2014-15). Newport have

conceded in every one of their last nine League Cup games, at an average of 2.8 goals per game.

 8th August Blackburn Rovers  1  Conway 39′  Wolverhampton Wanderers  2 Afobe 29′ Edwards 45′

FT 90 +7  HT 1-2


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A controversial David Edwards goal gave Wolves three points as they made a perfect start to the season.   Edwards appeared to handle Nouha Dicko's cross as he diverted the ball into the net but, despite loud Blackburn protests, the goal stood.  Wolves had earlier taken the lead through their first attempt on goal, when Benik Afobe continued where he left off last season with a superb finish.   A blunder from goalkeeper Carl Ikeme helped Rovers equalise, when he palmed Craig Conway's wickedly deflected effort into the net.  But, despite some strong late pressure from the hosts, Wolves held on for a repeat of the scoreline on the opening day of the 2011-12 season.   Wolves started on the back foot and within two minutes Jordan Rhodes hit the post, taking advantage of a slack Kortney Hause pass before firing a 20-yard rasper against Ikeme's right-hand post.  Defensive errors littered Wolves early play, as they struggled to get a foothold in the game. Ben Marshall and Shane Duffy both sent efforts wide, before Ikeme showed wonderful reflexes to tip a Duffy header over the bar.  Blackburn debutant Danny Guthrie and then Conway fired shots off target for Rovers, as the visitors continued to struggle.   But from nowhere - and with their first shot of the season - Afobe gave them the lead just before the half hour mark, taking Conor Coady's through ball and cutely finishing past onrushing goalkeeper David Raya.  The goal settled Jackett's team and Dicko stabbed just wide from a powerful James Henry cross. But, on 39 minutes, they were rocked by a freak Blackburn equaliser.   Dominic Iorfa and Stearman both make excellent last ditch challenges and the ball fell to Conway, whose 18-yard shot looped viciously goalwards and Ikeme misjudged the flight, palming the ball into the net.  Rovers were good value for their equaliser but, on the stroke of half time Wolves re-took the lead, in controversial circumstances.  Dicko's left-wing cross got the faintest of touches from Edwards - and replays confirmed it had hit his hand on its way past Raya.  Blackburn protested, but referee Mark Haywood was unmoved and awarded the goal.  Wolves came flying out of the blocks in the second half and should have made it 3-1 within two minutes, but Afobe missed Iorfa's low cross after the full-back bombed forward.   Henry and Dicko both saw shots blocked in what was a scrappy start to the second-half.   Both sides were struggling to exert themselves in midfield and the game became littered with slack passes and niggly fouls.   Then Wolves had a let-off when Rhodes got in-behind the defence, only to fire across goal and just wide in a glorious opportunity.   Wolves then came within inches of making the game safe, when Henry delightfully skipped through two players and sent a long-range effort crashing off Raya's crossbar.

Afobe's rasping 20-yarder was straight at the goalkeeper, as Wolves aimed to take control in the closing stages.  But Blackburn came on strong and pushed hard for an equaliser, with Marshall and substitute Fode Koita testing Ikeme from range.  Koita then sent a superb ball into the box which was screaming out for a touch, but it flashed across goal and to safety.  Sheyi Ojo and Adam Le Fondre both made their debuts late on, with boss Kenny Jackett sending on some fresh legs.


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A controversial winning goal just before half-time gave Wolves an opening day victory at Blackburn.  Midfielder Dave Edwards appeared to divert in Nouha Dicko's cross with a hand to give the visitors the lead.  Wolves had recovered from a slow start to lead through Benik Afobe, who collected Edwards' flick-on and finished past goalkeeper David Raya.  Rovers levelled when Carl Ikeme palmed in Craig Conway's shot, but the hosts could not force a second equaliser.  Wolves escaped twice in stoppage time, as Fode Koita hit an upright from the edge of the box and then Corry Evans failed to convert a cross at the back post.  Only two minutes had been played when Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes, the subject of a reported £12m bid from Middlesbrough, hit a post from 25 yards.  Rovers defender Shane Duffy sent one header off target and forced Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme to tip another over before Wanderers went in front on the half hour.  Afobe, who netted 19 times on loan at MK Dons last term and a further 13 following a January move to Wolves, continued his excellent scoring form from last season when he beat Raya.     Conway's deflected effort made it 1-1, before Edwards scored the winner at Ewood Park for the second season in succession - this time in more controversial circumstances.  Rhodes shot wide with just Ikeme to beat, while Wolves winger James Henry hit the bar from 25 yards late on, and despite Rovers' late flurry, Wolves held on for victory.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer: "Jordan's strike was a hell of a strike and it probably sums up the game for us. We're talking about inches and the small margins today.

"We've hit the woodwork twice, the goalkeeper has made a couple of decent saves, we have a penalty that is not given and there's massive controversy with what is eventually their winner.

When you put all that evidence before me and ask 'were you unlucky not to come out with something?' Logically it tells you we were very unfortunate. "

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett: "It hit his hand, ball to hand. I wouldn't say it was deliberate, but yes it definitely made contact. It was a whipped cross in and he's gone to head it. You can't have your arms by your side at that point, but did it hit his hand? Yes it did. It was a great three points away from home. I thought we had spells of possession where we looked very good and the diamond midfield gave us an overload and really helped us in spells."

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (5) & SUBSTITUTIONS (5)

Blackburn Rovers

33 Raya Martin 02 Henley 05 Hanley 22 Duffy 14 Olsson Booked 10 Marshall 23 Guthrie Booked (Evans - 75' ) 06 Lowe 32 Conway 07 Delfouneso (Koita - 75' ) 11 Rhodes

Substitutes 03 Spurr  04 Kilgallon 08 Koita 09 Brown 17 Williamson 29 Evans 30 Steele

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa Booked 05 Stearman  30 Hause 03 Golbourne 07 Henry Booked (Doherty - 90' ) 16 Coady 11 McDonald 04 Edwards 09 Dicko (Ojo - 84' Booked ) 10 Afobe (Le Fondre - 91' )

Substitutes

02 Doherty 13 McCarey 17 van La Parra 19 Price 20 Ojo 23 Ebanks-Landell 29 Le Fondre

Ref: Mark Haywood

Att: 16,159

MATCH STATS

90mins

Blackburn Rovers Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession  43% 57%

Shots    14 10

On target     5   3

Corners    4   3

Fouls   5 16


 

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