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   25 Fri 1st January 2016   15:00          Brighton         0-1    Wolves                                   3     34     11      +1     Seagulls Sky

 FAC3 Sat 9th Janury         15:00         West Ham       1-0    Wolves                                                                    Hammers

   26 Tue 12th January       20:00          WOLVES        3-2    Fulham                                  3     37     10      +1     Fulham

   27 Sat 16th January       19:45          WOLVES        1-3    Cardiff                                    3     37     10       -1     Cardiff

  28  Sat 23rd January       15:00          QPR                1-1   WOLVES                               1     38     12       -1     QPR

  29  Tue 2nd February       19:45          WOLVES         2-2   Bolton                                    1     39     12       -1    Bolton

  30 Sat 6th  February        15:00          Reading            0-0    WOLVES                              1     40     11       -1    Royals

  31 Sat 13th  February      15:00          Wolves             1-2    Preston                                 0     40      12       -2    PNE

  32 Sat 20th  February      15:00          Huddersfield      1-0   Wolves                                   0     40      13       -3   Terriers

  33 Tue 23rd February       19:45          Brentford           3-0   Wolves                                   0     40      15       -6    Bees

  34 Sat 27th February        15:00          Wolves             2-1   Derby                                     3     43      13       -5    Derby

  35 Fri   4th March             19:45         Middlesbrough    2-1  Wolves                                   0     43      14       -6    Boro

  36 Tue  8th March             19:45         Wolves              2-1  Bristol City                              3     46      12       -5    BCFC

  37 Sun13th March            13:15          Wolves              0-0 Birmingham City                       1     47      12       -5    Blues

  38 Sat19th March             15:00           Burnley            1-1  Wolves                                    1     48      12       -5    Clarets

  39 Sat 2nd April                15:00           Wolves            0-0  Ipswich                                    1     49      12       -5    Tractor Boys

  40 Tue 5th April               19:45          M K Dons         1-2  Wolves                                    3     52      12       -4    Franchise

  41 Sat 9th April               15:00          Wolves             0-0  Blackburn Rovers                      1     53     12       -4    Blackburn

  42 Fri 15th April               19:45          Hull City           2-1 Wolves                                      0    53     12       -5     Hull City

  43 Tue 19th April              19:45          Leeds Utd        2-1 Wolves                                      0    53     14       -6     Leeds

  44 Sat 23rd April               15:00           Wolves            0-0 Wolves                                      0    54     14       -6     Millers

  45 Sat 30th April               15:00          Notts Forest    1-1 Wolves                                      1    55      14       -6    Forest

  46 Sat 7th May                 12:30          Wolves            2-1 Sheffield Wednesday Wolves      3    58     14       -5     Owls



Match reports

46 Wolves 2 (Turner 7’ og, Saville 35’)  Sheffield Wednesday McGugan (90’ pen)

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Turner (7'  og), Saville (35') Sheffield Wednesday 1  McGugan (90'  pen)

HT 2-0

Wednesday field 10 changes but still we have only one shot on target.

Meanwhile Peter Abbott’s Betsy makes the programme…. While WWLSC friend Cynthia greets the lads

 Wolves sealed a first Championship win in six games as they denied Sheffield Wednesday victory before they enter the play-offs.  Wednesday face Brighton at Hillsborough in the first leg on 13 May before the second leg at the AMEX on 16th May.  Wolves went ahead when Michael Turner put Matt Doherty's ball into his own net while George Saville doubled from another Doherty ball before the break.  Wednesday's Lewis McGugan scored from the spot when Doherty handled late on.  The result means Wolves finish the season 14th in the table, seven places down on their seventh-placed finish last term.  Wednesday, who face the Seagulls in the play-offs after they drew 1-1 in the automatic promotion place decider against Middlesbrough, suffered just their second defeat in their last ten games of the season.  Turner's early own goal marked six hours and six minutes since the last Wolves goal at Molineux, as the hosts avoided the unenviable record of becoming the first team in Football League history to draw five consecutive home games 0-0.


Wolves

1Ikeme  18Iorfa 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 12WallaceSubstituted forLe Fondreat 45'minutes 19Price 16Coady 8Saville 7Henry 10MasonSubstituted forEdwardsat 76'minutes

Substitutes 4Edwards 25Byrne 26Martinez 28Deslandes 29Le Fondre 35Hunte 48Enobakhare

Sheff Wed

28Wildsmith 2Palmer 23Sasso 3Turner 17Helan 37McGeady 6Semedo 10McGugan 7Matias 18Lucas João 9NuhiuSubstituted forStobbsat 79'minutes

Substitutes 5Loovens 14Hooper 21López 29Stobbs 32Hunt 34Price 41Bannan

Referee:

Darren Bond Attendance: 25,488 4,374 Away fans


Match Stats

Live Text

 Wolves Sheff Wed

Possession 48% 52%

Shots 7 15

Shots on Target 1 3

Corners 4 8

Fouls 13 7

2H


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

90'+4' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1. 90'+3' Attempt saved. Vincent Sasso (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Jack Stobbs (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 90'+1' Corner, SW. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 90'+1' Corner, SW. Conceded by Danny Batth. 90'+1' Hand ball by George Saville (WW). Goal!  Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Lewis McGugan (SW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. 89' Penalty conceded by Matt Doherty (WW) with a hand ball in the penalty area. 86' Foul by Michael  Turner (SW). 86' Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 86' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 85' Delay in match Lewis McGugan (SW) because of an injury. 84'

Jeremy Helan (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 84' Attempt missed. Vincent Sasso (SW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross following a corner. 84' Corner, SW. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 80' Corner, SW. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 79' Sub, SW. Jack Stobbs replaces Atdhe Nuhiu because of an injury. 79' Attempt missed. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 78' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 77' Delay in match Atdhe Nuhiu (SW) because of an injury. 76' Sub, WW. Dave Edwards replaces Joe Mason. 74'Attempt missed. Marco Matias (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross. 71' Atdhe Nuhiu (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 71' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 70'

Offside, SW. Aiden McGeady tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.  69' Marco Matias (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 69' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 68' Attempt missed. Liam Palmer (SW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Lucas João. 67' Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas João. 66' Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Saville with a cross following a corner. 66' Corner, WW. Conceded by Michael Turner. 61' Foul by Lucas João (SW). 61' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 60' Foul by Josè Semedo (SW). 60' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 58' Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (SW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas João with a cross. 56' Foul by Marco Matias (SW). 56' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54' Atdhe Nuhiu (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 54' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 51' Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (SW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 50'

Josè Semedo (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  50' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 49' Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (SW) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Aiden McGeady. 47' Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (SW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 46' Aiden McGeady (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 46' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Half Time

  Wolves  Sheff Wed

Possession  48%  52%

Shots  5  4

Shots on Target  1   1

Corners  3  4

Fouls  5  3



45'+2'

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0. 40' Foul by Lucas João (SW). 40' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Goal!

35' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0. George Saville (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 34'

George Saville (WW) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box following a corner. 34' Corner, WW. Conceded by Liam Palmer. 29' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a corner.28' Corner, WW. Conceded by Marco Matias.  28' Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 28' Corner, SW. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 28'  Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas João. 27' Vincent Sasso (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 27' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jed Wallace. 26' Corner, WW. Conceded by Joe Wildsmith. 25' Foul by Michael Turner (SW). 25' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 21' Josè Semedo (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 20' Jeremy Helan (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 20' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 17' Offside, WW. James Henry tries a through ball, but Dominic Iorfa is caught offside. 16' Attempt missed. Marco Matias (SW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lewis McGugan following a corner. 15' Corner, SW. Conceded by Conor Coady. 15' Attempt saved. Lewis McGugan (SW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 14' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 14' Atdhe Nuhiu (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 10'

Attempt blocked. Vincent Sasso (SW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross. 10' Corner, SW. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 9' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 9' Marco Matias (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 8' Foul by Lucas João (SW). 8' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Goal!

7' Own Goal by Michael Turner, SW. Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0. 5' Offside, WW. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Jed Wallace is caught offside. 4' Corner, SW. Conceded by Matt Doherty. Kick Off


First Half begins.

TEAM NEWS


Kortney Hause is available for Wolves despite being disciplined for leaking next season's kit.  Mike Williamson (hip), Michal Zyro, Jordan Graham and Nouha Dicko (all knee) are all out for the season finale.  Sheffield Wednesday will rest Fernando Forestieri, Gary Hooper, Keiren Westwood, Barry Bannan and Kieran Lee.  Ross Wallace is suspended but Sam Hutchinson may play despite injury and illness.


MATCH FACTS


Wolves have lost just one of their last 12   league games against the Owls, winning six (D5). The Owls won this fixture 4-1 earlier this season at Hillsborough - they haven't done the double over Wolves since the 1932-33 season. Should Wolves draw this game 0-0, they will become the first team in Football League history to draw five consecutive   games 0-0. Sheffield Wednesday have drawn 15 league games 0-0 since the start of last season, the most in the top four tiers. Sheffield Wednesday have won more points from behind than any other team in the league this season (17). Lucas Joao has scored more goals as a substitute than any other player this season in the Championship (5).


45 Notts Forest 1 Gardner (68')  Wolves 1  Mason (58')


Nottingham Forest 1 Gardner (68')  Wolverhampton Wanderers  1  Mason (58')

FT HT 0-0 SAT, 30 APR 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP

Gary Gardner's second-half free-kick earned Nottingham Forest a point as they were held at home by Wolves.  Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme produced a superb double save just before half-time to keep the game goalless. After a quiet first half, Joe Mason put Wolves ahead with a curled left-footed effort from outside the box, which went in off the post.

Gardner levelled, lashing in a free-kick from the edge of the box after Henri Lansbury was fouled. The first half had a distinct end-of-season feel to it, with neither side registering a shot on target until Ikeme was forced into action in added time to deny Daniel Fox and Gardner. The second half was a far livelier affair, with Wolves captain Danny Batth having a header cleared off the line by Lansbury, before Wanderers midfielder Conor Coady fired wide from range in the closing moments.


Line-ups

Nottm Forest

1de Vries 2LichajBooked at 88mins 5MillsBooked at 50mins 13Fox 3Jokic 22Gardner 32TescheBooked at 89mins 38Osborn 10Lansbury 8CohenSubstituted forO Burkeat 59'minutes 23BlackstockSubstituted forAssombalongaat 69'minutes Substitutes 9Assombalonga 18Macheda 26Evtimov 29O'Grady 35O Burke 37Grant 42Worrall

Wolves

1Ikeme 2Doherty 18Iorfa 6Batth 28DeslandesSubstituted forHauseat 69'minutes 12Wallace 16Coady 4Edwards 8Saville 7Henry 10Mason Substitutes 19Price 25Byrne 26Martinez 30Hause 33Reid 35Hunte 48Enobakhare

Referee:  Iain Williamson Attendance: 22,291 (WW 1,935)



Match Stats

     Nottm Forest Wolves

Possession  57% 43%

Shots  15 11

Shots on Target 2 2

Corners  6 7

Fouls  12 8


90'+5' Second Half ends,  Forest 1, WW  1. 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Robert Tesche (NF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 90'+1' Gary Gardner (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 89' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Booking 89' Robert Tesche (NF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 89' Foul by Robert Tesche (NF). Booking 88' Eric Lichaj (NF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 87' Foul by Eric Lichaj (NF). 87' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 86' Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 86' Foul by Eric Lichaj (NF). 86' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Eric Lichaj (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Foul by George Saville (WW). 82' Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (NF) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 76' Robert Tesche (NF) wins a free kick on the right wing. 76' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 71' Foul by Henri Lansbury (NF). 71' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (NF) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. 69' Sub,  WW . Kortney Hause replaces Sylvain Deslandes.  69' Sub,  Forest. Britt Assombalonga replaces Dexter Blackstock. Goal! 68'  Forest 1, WW  1. Gary Gardner (NF) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. 67' Henri Lansbury (NF) (a DIVE) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 67' foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 64' attempt missed. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 64' Corner,  Forest. Conceded by Danny Batth. 63' Corner,  Forest. Conceded by Sylvain Deslandes. 62' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty following a set piece situation. 61' Foul by Daniel Fox (NF). 61'

James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  60' corner,  Forest. Conceded by Danny Batth. 60' Attempt blocked. Oliver Burke (NF) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Fox. 59' Sub,  Forest. Oliver Burke replaces Chris Cohen. Goal!

58' Goal!  Forest 0, WW  1. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Coady with a headed pass. 58' Offside,  Forest. Daniel Fox tries a through ball, but Chris Cohen is caught offside. 57' Hand ball by Conor Coady (WW). 56' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is  blocked. 56' Corner, WW . Conceded by Bojan Jokic. 55' Corner, WW . Conceded by Matt Mills. 54' Offside,  Forest. Daniel Fox tries a through ball, but Chris Cohen is caught offside. 53'

Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Booking 50' Matt Mills (NF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 50' Foul by Matt Mills (NF). 50' James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 48' Dorus de Vries (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 48' Foul by James Henry (WW). 48' Corner, WW . Conceded by Robert Tesche. 46' Foul by Bojan Jokic (NF). 46' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Second Half Second Half begins  Forest 0, WW  0.


HT Stats

 Nottm Forest Wolves

Possession 57% 43%

Shots  10 5

Shots on Target 1 0

Corners  3 4

Fouls  6 2



45'+2' First Half ends,  Forest 0, WW  0. 45'+2' Corner,  Forest. Conceded by Conor Coady. 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (NF) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 45'+2' Attempt saved. Daniel Fox (NF) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Henri Lansbury with a cross. 45'+1' Corner,  Forest. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.  45' Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (NF) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Eric Lichaj with a cross. 42' Corner, WW . Conceded by Daniel Fox.  41' Foul by Chris Cohen (NF). 41' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 41' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 40' Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason. 39' Corner, WW . Conceded by Daniel Fox. 38' Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (NF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Tesche. 38' Daniel Fox (NF) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 38' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 36' Offside,  Forest. Chris Cohen tries a through ball, but Dexter Blackstock is caught offside. 35' Attempt missed. Daniel Fox (NF) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Gardner. 33' Corner,  Forest. Conceded by Sylvain Deslandes. 32' Attempt blocked. Henri Lansbury (NF) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eric Lichaj. 31' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jed Wallace. 30' Corner, WW . Conceded by Matt Mills. 29' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 28' Delay in match Daniel Fox (NF) because of an injury.   27' Offside,  Forest. Bojan Jokic tries a through ball, but Chris Cohen is caught offside. 23' Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (NF) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dexter Blackstock. 19' Attempt missed. Chris Cohen (NF) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Osborn.  18' Attempt missed. Dexter Blackstock (NF) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bojan Jokic with a cross. 16' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 16' Foul by Matt Mills (NF). 13' Corner, Wolverhampton  Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Mills. 9' Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 8' Foul by Dexter Blackstock (NF). 8'

Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 7' Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (WW) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by George Saville with a cross. 4' Corner,  Forest. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 4' Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (NF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bojan Jokic. 3' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3' Foul by Dexter Blackstock (NF). 2' Foul by Chris Cohen (NF). 2' Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 1' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 1' Dexter Blackstock (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Kick Off  First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


 Forest defender Michael Mancienne (ankle) has missed the last five matches but has returned to training and could feature.  Striker Jamie Ward (hamstring) and midfielder David Vaughan (knee) remain out of action.  Wolves' on-loan striker Adam le Fondre is a doubt with a side strain and will be assessed ahead of the match.  Mike Williamson (glute), Michal Zyro, Jordan Graham and Nouha Dicko (all knee) remain out.


MATCH FACTS


Forest have won three of their last five against Wolves (D1 L1), though have not won either of their most recent two encounters.  Wolves won their last trip to the City Ground in March 2015 but have not won back to back games there since August 1976.  Paul Williams' side have won just one of their last eight home league games (D2 L5), netting just four goals in the process.  Four of Wolves' last five away league games have ended in a 2-1 scoreline, with three of those in favour of the home team.  Forest have scored a league-low 18 second half goals this season.

44 Wolves 0 Rotherham Utd 0


South Bank view - "we are f****** bored"

4 0-0 draws at home - a new club record; not a great way to clebrate Wolves reception for London Wolves

Rotherham United sealed their Championship status for another season as Wolves were held to a fourth successive goalless draw at home.  Dave Edwards shot wastefully wide for Wolves early on after getting on the end of a cut-back pass from Joe Mason.  Danny Batth had a header tipped onto the bar by Millers keeper Lee Camp, who rushed out to  deny Mason what was the host's best chance after the break.  Neil Warnock's Millers held on to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games. Rotherham have lost just twice in 14 games since former Sheffield United, Leeds and Crystal Palace boss Warnock took charge in February, when the side was three points from safety. Even without the point at Molineux, Rotherham would have been safe after MK Dons were relegated to League One following a 4-1 home defeat by Brentford. The result leaves Wolves 14th in the table and goalless at home since beating Bristol City 2-1 on 8 March.


Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock:

"It will take a while to realise what an achievement that is. The players have been fantastic and the chairman has been unbelievable and it's wonderful for me to give them something to smile about because they have worked ever so hard to get Rotherham in the Championship. I am speaking to the chairman in the next couple of weeks. I said once we're safe we'll have a chat, I will be in the Championship next year, I am speaking to him so we will just have to see how it develops. It's great to come here and get it put to bed. If you'd have told me that at the start I'd have snapped your hands off. Now I want to finish as high as I can."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

"Ultimately there is some frustration because we have drawn four games on the trot at home 0-0 and it is not a record we want. It's better than losing games. Today we played some good football, particularly through James Henry, who was our best player and had lots of freedom. We had clear-cut chances but ultimately you need to put those chances away and today we didn't. We have to keep looking to find the right mix and the winning equation, which is what we are looking for."

Wolves

1Ikeme 2Doherty 18Iorfa 6Batth 28Deslandes 16Coady 8Saville 48Enobakhared forWallaceat 64'minutes 4Edwards 7Henry 10Mason s 11McDonald 12Wallace

19Price 26Martinez 30Hause35Hunte 39Collins

Rotherham

1Camp 12Kelly 5BroadfootBooked at 78mins 6Wood 3Mattockd forRichardsonat 72'minutes 15HalfordBooked at 84mins 17G Ward 8Frecklington 33Smallwood 27Derbyshire 50Bestd forClarke-Harrisat 87'minutes s 11Green 14C Burke 16Richardson 19Clarke-Harris 22Newell 26Belaid 30Kenny


Referee: Jeremy Simpson Attendance: 18,757

  Wolves Rotherham

Possession 61% 39%

Shots  Home15 Away7

Shots on Target Home6 Away4

Corners  Home6 Away4

Fouls  Home8 Away11


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Rotherham United 0.

Full Time 90'+4' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Rotherham United 0. 90'+2' Attempt missed. Sylvain Deslandes (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a corner. 90'+2' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Frazer Richardson. 89' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (RU). 89' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 89' Greg Halford (RU) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

 87' Sub, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Leon Best. 84' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Lee Camp. 84' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross. Booking 84' Greg Halford (RU) is shown the yellow card. 83' Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (RU) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leon Best. 82' Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (RU) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kirk Broadfoot. 81' Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (RU) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Smallwood. 80' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jed Wallace. Booking 78' Kirk Broadfoot (RU) is shown the yellow card. 77' Kirk Broadfoot (RU) has gone down, but that's a dive. 76' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 75' Foul by Sylvain Deslandes (WW). 75' Grant Ward (RU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74' Attempt blocked. Grant Ward (RU) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Smallwood. 73' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73' Foul by Leon Best (RU). 73' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 73' Lee Frecklington (RU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 72' Sub, Rotherham United. Frazer Richardson replaces Joe Mattock. 72' Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 72' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason with a cross. 70' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Mattock. 67' Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (RU) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leon Best. 64' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jed Wallace replaces Bright Enobakhare. 60' Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 59' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Lee Camp. 59'

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a through ball. 58' Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (RU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Greg Halford. 54' Attempt missed. Sylvain Deslandes (WW) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Mason with a headed pass. 51' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 51' Joe Mattock (RU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 50' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a headed pass. 50' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Foul by Lee Frecklington (RU). 46' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe  Mattock. 46' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 46' Foul by Matt Derbyshire (RU).

Second Half Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Rotherham United 0.  Half Time 45'+2'

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Rotherham United 0. 41' Offside, Rotherham United. Joe Mattock tries a through ball, but Leon Best is caught offside. 40' Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a headed pass following a set piece situation. 39' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 39' Foul by Matt Derbyshire (RU). 39' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 39' Foul by Lee Frecklington (RU). 38' Foul by Sylvain Deslandes (WW). 38' Grant Ward (RU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35' Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 33' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Foul by Richard Smallwood (RU). 32' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 32' Leon Best (RU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 31' Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (RU). 28' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry. 28' Attempt blocked. Lee  Frecklington (RU) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 23' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 23' Joe Mattock (RU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 23' Attempt saved. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 22' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Mattock. 20' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sylvain Deslandes. 19' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 19' Matt Derbyshire (RU) wins a free kick in the  defensive half. 15' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high following a set piece situation. 15' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 15' Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (RU). 8' Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Mason. 5' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Danny Batth. 3' Foul by Richard Wood (RU). 3' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sylvain Deslandes. Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Wolves will be without Jeremy Helan, who has been recalled from his loan spell by Sheffield Wednesday. Fellow defender Mike Williamson (muscle problem) and forward Nouha Dicko (knee) remain sidelined.

Rotherham boss Neil Warnock, whose side need one to secure their survival, does not have any fresh injury concerns. Lee Frecklington (calf) will be assessed but defender Lloyd Doyley (knee) misses out.


MATCH FACTS


Wolves have never lost at home to Rotherham (W9 D3)

Rotherham have conceded 11 goals on their past two trips to Molineux, losing 6-4 and 5-0

Wolves have drawn their past three home games 0-0; they last kept four clean sheets in a row at Molineux in March 2014

The Millers have scored 12 goals from corners in the Championship this season, more than any other side

Rotherham have won three of their past four away league games (D1), as many as they had won in their 29 previous on the road


43 Leeds United  2 Bamba (60' ), Diagouraga (64' )  Wolves 1 Saville (77' )


TUE, 19 APR 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP

HT 0-0

Good commentary from 2003 captain Paul Butler was the highlight

Leeds achieved their third successive league win as two second-half goals defeated fellow mid-table side Wolves.  Defender Sol Bamba opened the scoring with a superb volley from 25 yards after Wolves failed to clear a cross. Toumani Diagouraga doubled the lead from 15 yards before George Saville gave the visitors hope with a low effort from the edge of the area. Jordan Botaka then hit the crossbar for Leeds, while Marco Silvestri denied Wolves substitute Joe Mason late on. Earlier, Chris Wood had four first-half chances to score for the home side, coming closest when he hit the post with a shot from the edge of the penalty area. It is the second time this season that Steve Evans' Leeds have registered three consecutive Championship victories, while Wolves have won only three of their last 17 league games.

Leeds

1Silvestri 28Berardi 3Bamba 6Cooper 21Taylor 16Diagouraga 8MurphySubstituted forBridcuttat 81'minutes 31CoyleSubstituted forDallasat 57'minutes 23Cook 9ErwinSubstituted forBotakaat 75'minutes 9Wood Substitutes 5Bellusci 7Antenucci 15Dallas 20Botaka 26Bridcutt 27Phillips 45Peacock-Farrell

Wolves

1Ikeme 18IorfaBooked at 31mins 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 19Price 8Saville 7Henry 4Edwards 3HelanSubstituted forLe Fondreat 55'minutes 22SigurdarsonSubstituted for Masonat 73'minutes Substitutes 10Mason 16Coady 26Martinez 28Deslandes 29Le Fondre 35Hunte 48Enobakhare

Referee: David Coote Attendance: 17,694

  Leeds  Wolves

Possession  48%  52%

Shots  19  9

Shots on Target  5  2

Corners  5  2

Fouls  6  9

90'+5' Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.  90'+4' FOul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 90'+4' Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 90'+1' Sol Bamba (Leeds) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stuart Dallas. 89' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Foul by Jordan Botaka (Leeds)). 88' Stuart Dallas (Leeds)) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Lewis Cook. 87' Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds)) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi. 85' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 85' Foul by Stuart Dallas (Leeds)). 84' Hand ball by Liam Bridcutt (Leeds)). 82' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 81' Sub,  Leeds United. Liam Bridcutt replaces Luke Murphy. 81' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 81' Liam Cooper (Leeds)) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 79' Attempt missed. Gaetano Berardi (Leeds)) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart Dallas. 78' Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds)) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a cross following a corner. 78' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 78' Jordan Botaka (Leeds)) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Chris Wood. Goal! 77' Goal! Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. George Saville (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry. 75' Sub,  Leeds United. Jordan Botaka replaces Lee Erwin. 73' Sub,  Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Björn Sigurdarson. 72' Attempt saved. Luke Murphy (Leeds)) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 68' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 66' Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. Goal!  64' Goal! Leeds United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds)) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Cook. 62' Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. Goal! 60' Goal! Leeds United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Sol Bamba (Leeds)) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stuart Dallas. 60' Attempt blocked. Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds)) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Dallas. 59' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 59' Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Leeds)) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 57' Sub,  Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Lewie Coyle. 56' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 56' Lewie Coyle (Leeds)) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 55' Sub,  Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Jeremy Helan. 51' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor. 49' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Price. 48' Attempt missed. Charlie Taylor (Leeds)) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick. 47' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 47' Lewis Cook (Leeds)) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 47' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. 46' Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 46' Luke Murphy (Leeds)) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

First half  Leeds Wolves

Possession 41%  59%

Shots  8  3

Shots on Target 2  0

Corners  2 0

Fouls  3  4

45'+2' First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45' Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds). 43' Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds).  43' Björn Sigurdarson (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 42' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 42' Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 41' Attempt missed. Lee Erwin (Leeds) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sol Bamba. 40' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40' Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds). 37' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Price. 34' Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Lewie Coyle. Booking 31' Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 31' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW).

31' Charlie Taylor (Leeds) wins a free kick on the left wing. 24' Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Cook. 24' Attempt blocked. Lewie Coyle (Leeds) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga. 22' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price tries a through ball, but Dave Edwards is caught offside. 20' Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick. 20' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 20' Lee Erwin (Leeds) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 19' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price tries a through ball, but Björn Sigurdarson is caught offside. 18' Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 15' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 15' Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Cook. 14' Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leeds) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Taylor. 13' Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Björn Sigurdarson with a cross. 9' Foul by George Saville (WW). 9' Lewie Coyle (Leeds) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6' Chris Wood (Leeds) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. 5' Attempt missed. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jeremy Helan. Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Leeds pair Sol Bamba and Liam Bridcutt are available for Tuesday's  game against Wolves. Defender Bamba (illness) missed the win over Reading, while midfielder Bridcutt (thigh) has been out for three games. Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has confirmed defender Mike Williamson (hamstring) will not play again this season. Williamson played five times during a loan spell in October and November, but has not featured since signing from Newcastle in January.

MATCH FACTS

Leeds have lost two of their past three  games with Wolves - as many as they did in the previous 22 combined. Wolves have scored two or more goals in each of their past four meetings with Leeds (10 in total). Chris Wood has scored three goals in the past two league matches at Elland Road, as many as in his first 14 games for the Yorkshire club. Friday night's defeat at Hull City was Wolves' first defeat in seven matches (W2 D4 L1).


42 Hull City 2  Hull 2 Diomande (5'), Ikeme (90'+4og) WW 1 Edwards (19' )


Dangerous is back

Robert Snodgrass' injury-time free-kick kept Hull's slim chance of automatic promotion alive with a narrow win over Wolves at the KC Stadium.   The hosts took the lead after just five minutes when Adama Diomande tapped home after Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme spilled the ball as he attempted to gather. Dave Edwards was left unmarked in the box and headed past Allan McGregor to draw the visitors level. Despite a dreary second half, Snodgrass stepped up to secure the late victory.

Hull

1McGregor 2OdubajoSubstituted forSnodgrassat 68'minutes 4Bruce 6Davies 26Robertson 27Elmohamady 14Livermore 7Meyler 11ClucasSubstituted forAkpomat 73'minutes

25DiomandeSubstituted forAlukoat 73'minutes 9Hernández Substitutes 8Huddlestone 10Snodgrass 12Maguire 15Maloney 16Jakupovic 19Akpom 24Aluko

Wolves

1Ikeme 2Doherty 18Iorfa 30Hause 28DeslandesSubstituted forCoadyat 77'minutes 19Price 8SavilleSubstituted forEnobakhareat 90'minutes 7Henry 4Edwards 3Helan 22Sigurdarson

Substitutes 10Mason 16Coady 26Martinez 29Le Fondre 35Hunte 48Enobakhare 50Hayden

Referee: James Adcock Attendance: 15,504

  Hull Wolves

Possession 57% 43%

Shots 16 9

Shots on Target 3 4

Corners 7 7

Fouls 4 15

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90'+5' Attempt saved. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Goal! 90'+4' Own Goal by Carl Ikeme, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hull City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90'+3'

Robert Snodgrass (Hull) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick. 90'+2' Curtis Davies (Hull) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+2'

Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 90'+2' David Meyler (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Foul by Jeremy Helan (WW). 90'+1' Offside, Hull City. Allan McGregor tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside. 90' David Meyler (Hull) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  90' Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 90' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces George Saville. 89' Andrew Robertson (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Foul by James Henry (WW). 87' Chuba Akpom (Hull) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 87' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 86' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abel Hernández. 85'  Jake Livermore (Hull) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 85' Foul by George Saville (WW). 84' Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Foul by George Saville (WW). 83' Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass. 83' Attempt blocked. David Meyler (Hull) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Abel Hernández. 81' Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 79' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Allan McGregor. 79' Attempt saved. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty.  77' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady replaces Sylvain Deslandes.

76' Robert Snodgrass (Hull) wins a free kick on the right wing. 76' Foul by Sylvain Deslandes (WW). 75' Attempt saved. Abel Hernández (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Livermore. 73' Sub, Hull City. Sone Aluko replaces Adama Diomande. 73' Sub, Hull City. Chuba Akpom replaces Sam Clucas. 72' Abel Hernández (Hull) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 72' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 69' Foul by Adama Diomande (Hull). 69' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  68' Sub, Hull City. Robert Snodgrass replaces Moses Odubajo. 65' Attempt missed. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 63' Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alex Bruce following a corner. 63' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 61' David Meyler (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 61' Foul by George Saville (WW). 60'

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.  56' Attempt missed. Adama Diomande (Hull) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a cross following a corner. 56' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 55' Adama Diomande (Hull) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 55' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 50' Allan McGregor (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Dangerous play by Matt Doherty (WW). 49' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Sam Clucas. 49' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Andrew Robertson. 48' Attempt blocked. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 48' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Davies. 46' Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 46' Foul by George Saville (WW). Second Half

Second Half begins Hull City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Half Time

  Hull Wolves

Possession 54% 46%

Shots  8 4

Shots on Target 1 1

Corners  5 2

Fouls  3 2


45'+2' First Half ends, Hull City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 45'+1' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Meyler. 45' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 42' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dominic Iorfa tries a through ball, but Björn Sigurdarson is caught offside. 41' Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Hull) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross. 40' Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 39' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Sylvain Deslandes. 36' Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. 36' Attempt blocked. Abel Hernández (Hull) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Clucas. 35' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Dave Edwards. 35' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Sylvain Deslandes. 33' Foul by Sam Clucas (Hull). 33' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30' Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady. 26' Moses Odubajo (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26' Foul by James Henry (WW).  24' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Dave Edwards is caught offside.  23' Foul by Abel Hernández (Hull). 23' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Goal!

19' Goal! Hull City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Dave Edwards (WW) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jeremy Helan with a cross. 18'

Attempt missed. Jack Price (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jeremy Helan with a cross. 16'  offside, Hull City. Adama Diomande tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside.  15' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Allan McGregor. 13' Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Hull) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady. 11' Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a corner. 11' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Moses Odubajo. 10' Foul by David Meyler (Hull). 10' Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 8' Attempt missed. Alex Bruce (Hull) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a cross following a corner. 7' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 7' Attempt blocked. Abel Hernández (Hull) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Goal! 5' Goal! Hull City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Adama Diomande (Hull) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. (after Carl Ikeme took his eye off the ball and dropped it)  3' Curtis Davies (Hull) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW).

Kick Off First Half begins.

TEAM NEWS

Hull boss Steve Bruce will be without captain Michael Dawson after the defender sustained a calf injury in the 2-2 draw with Huddersfield.  Right-back Moses Odubajo returns to the squad after a one-match ban but midfielder Mo Diame (thigh) misses out. Wolves defender Mike Williamson remains sidelined as he battles a glute problem.  Forward Michal Zyro, Jordan Graham and Nouha Dicko (all knee) are ruled out for the season.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Hull have won 10 of the last 14  league games against Wolves (D1 L3), with a current unbeaten run of four games (W3 D1). Wolverhampton Wanderers have lost just once in the last five meetings with the Tigers (W1 D3), although that loss came on their last trip to Hull. Promotion-chasing Hull have won just once in their last eight matches (D4 L3). However, at the KC Stadium, Steve Bruce's charges have gone 10 games unbeaten, winning six. Wolves are unbeaten in their last six Championship contests, though four have been draws (W2).

41 Wolves 0  Blackburn Rovers 0

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

FIRST THIRD CONSECUTIVE 0-0 DRAW AT MOLINEUX SINCE FEB 1899 - IKEME Man of the Match

Three 0-0 draws at home for Kenny Jackett's team - a feat not 'achieved' by Wolves since 1899 - sent the home fans home unhappy, frustrated and bored yet again.  There have also been six goalless stalemates at Molineux this season.  The statistics are remarkable, but watching them become reality has been far less interesting. Here Wolves huffed and puffed. As against Ipswich last weekend they waited until the latter stage of the match to produce a save from the opposition goalkeeper. And as against Ipswich the  Visitors created by far the better chances.  In fact they were indebted to Carl Ikeme for pulling off a couple of wondersaves to keep it goalless.  Despite the malaise Wolves have have actually gone six games unbeaten. But there's no sense of triumph at Molineux.  Jackett made one enforced change from the side that beat MK Dons in midweek, with Adam Le Fondre earning a place in the XI after a bright appearance off the bench, coming in for long-term injury victim Michal Zyro. It was Le Fondre's first start since the January 23 draw at QPR as Jackett went with a 4-4-2 formation and the XI that impressed in the second half in Milton Keynes. He will have been hoping for a replica of that 45 minutes - but he didn't get it. Wolves actually started pretty well, with Henry firing some decent balls into the box as Jackett's team played with purpose. Saville wasn't far away from reaching one of Henry's centres, before Jack Price and Henry saw shots blocked. Another searching Henry cross was met by George Saville at the back stick - he nodded inside to Joe Mason whose shot on the turn was blocked. It was a fairly even first half, and Rovers had the best of the chances. Shane Duffy should have scored but scuffed his shot from a knock-down in the box.


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Wolves

1Ikeme 18IorfaBooked at 72mins 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 7Henry 16Coady 19Price 8SavilleSubstituted forHunteat 58'minutes 10MasonSubstituted forEnobakhareat 58'minutes

29Le FondreSubstituted forSigurdarsonat 74'minutes Substitutes 3Helan 4Edwards 22Sigurdarson 26Martinez 28Deslandes 35Hunte 48Enobakhare

Blackburn

30Steele 10Marshall 22Duffy 5Hanley 4Kilgallon 14Jordi Gómez 6Lowe 26LenihanBooked at 37mins 16GrimesBooked at 60minsSubstituted forJacksonat 65'minutes 31BennettBooked at 87mins 12GrahamSubstituted forBrownat 16'minutes Substitutes 2Henley  9Brown 15Ward 17Williamson 29Evans 33Raya 35Jackson

Referee: Mark Brown Attendance: 19,538


 Wolves Blackburn

Possession 53% 47%

Shots 9 5

Shots on Target 1 3

Corners 5 4

Fouls 11 12

TEAM NEWS

Full Time  90'+4' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0. 90'+3' Foul by Conor Coady (WW).  90'+3' Chris Brown (BR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+2' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 90'+2' Chris Brown (BR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare. 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Shane Duffy (BR) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 90'+1' Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.  90'+1' Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (BR) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Elliott Bennett with a cross. 90' Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 90' Attempt saved. Jordi Gómez (BR) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Lowe with a cross. 88' Attempt missed. Connor Hunte (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a set piece situation. 87' Elliott Bennett (BR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 87' Björn Sigurdarson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 87' Foul by Elliott Bennett (BR). 85' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 85' Foul by Chris Brown (BR). 84' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW).  84' Simeon Jackson (BR) wins a free kick on the right wing. 82' Connor Hunte (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82' Foul by Jordi Gómez (BR). 82' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 82' Jason Lowe (BR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 77' Attempt saved. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 75' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Shane Duffy. 74' , Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces Adam Le Fondre.  72' Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 72' Elliott Bennett (BR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 72' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 70' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Marshall. 66' Foul by Jordi Gómez (BR). 66' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65' Sub, Blackburn Rovers. Simeon Jackson replaces Matt Grimes.   61' Foul by Grant Hanley (BR).

61' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 60' Matt Grimes (BR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 60' Foul by Matt Grimes (BR). 60' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 58' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Connor Hunte replaces George Saville. 58' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces Joe Mason. 57' Foul by Grant Hanley (BR). 57' Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 55' Darragh Lenihan (BR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 55' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 53' Chris Brown (BR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 53' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 46' Shane Duffy (BR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). Second Half


Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

Half Time Wolves Blackburn

Possession  46% 54%

Shots 5 2

Shots on Target 0 1

Corners 3 2

Fouls 3 5


45'+3' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0. 45'+2' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 45'+2' Delay in match Conor Coady (WW) because of an injury. 45' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Shane Duffy. 44' Attempt saved. Jordi Gómez (BR) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Brown. 43' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon. 38' Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a headed pass following a set piece situation.  37' Darragh Lenihan (BR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 37' Foul by Darragh Lenihan (BR).  37' Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34' Foul by Elliott Bennett (BR). 34' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 32' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 30' Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Chris Brown tries a through ball, but Jordi Gómez is caught offside. 28' Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (BR) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Grant Hanley with a headed pass following a set piece situation. 27' Jordi Gómez (BR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 27' Foul by George Saville (WW). 26' Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Matthew Kilgallon tries a through ball, but Shane Duffy is caught offside. 25' Elliott Bennett (BR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 25' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 25' Hand ball by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 23' Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Danny Batth. 23' Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 20' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon. 19' Foul by Grant Hanley (BR). 19' Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 18' Foul by Jason Lowe (BR). 18' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 17' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason tries a through ball, but George Saville is caught offside. 17' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by George Saville with a headed pass. 16' Sub, Blackburn Rovers. Chris Brown replaces Danny  Graham because of an injury. 14' Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady. 11' Foul by Jason Lowe (BR). 11' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9' Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Batth. 9' Attempt blocked. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Wolves forward Michal Zyro has been ruled out for up to a year after picking up a serious knee injury.  Defender Mike Williamson will not feature after being sent to see another specialist for his glute muscle problem.

Blackburn defender Shane Duffy is back after a one-game suspension but Craig Conway is banned for three matches.  Rovers midfielder Corry Evans could return after suffering a groin injury last month.


MATCH FACTS


Wolves have won four of their last five against Rovers (D1), including each of the last three.  Blackburn have lost only one of their last seven games at Molineux, though four have been draws (W2).  Wolves' last seven goals in the Championship have been scored in the second half.  Blackburn have scored three goals from throw-ins this season; no other side has scored more than one.  Wolves' last two home games ended 0-0 - there have not been three goalless league games in a row at Molineux since February 1899


40 MK Dons   1 Hause (6' og) Wolves 2 Saville (62'), Price (66' )

TUE, 05 APR 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP  Jacko wins it, Dangerous Dave cameo comeback


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http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/04/05/mk-dons-1-wolves-2-report/  MK Dons 1 Wolves 2 - Report and pictures

Just when you thought Wolves had started their summer holidays early. Losing 1-0 to MK Dons and their injury curse having struck yet again, Kenny Jackett's team found resolve and spirit in equal measure to mount a blistering four-minute second half comeback.  Where they were laboured and lacking cohesion in the first half, Wolves were incisive and, yes, exciting to watch after the break.  In a season of what might have beens, James Henry showed Wolves just what they'd missed in the past six weeks, providing two assists in a manner Jordan Graham would have been proud of.  Both were right-wing crosses - the first met with a bullet header by George Saville, the second turned in by the unlikeliest of sources in Jack Price, scoring just his second goal for the club.  The evening was soured by Michal Zyro being stretchered off with what appeared to be a serious injury after a shockingly high challenge from Antony Kay, that resulted in just a booking.  But overall it was evening to smile again for Wolves fans - and they haven't been able to do that too often this season.  

As well as the sprightly attacking play, particularly on the counter, with Adam Le Fondre and Joe Mason both impressing after being given rare opportunities, they showed excellent resilience to withstand an onslaught of sorts from relegation-threatened MK Dons.  More of this in the final six games and there really will be hope and optimism for Wolves, as Jackett has been promising in recent weeks. After all, they're now five matches unbeaten, and showing some of the qualities they'll need if they are to mount a promotion charge next year.  Jackett made two changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Ipswich on Saturday, bringing in Joe Mason and James Henry in an attacking-looking XI.   Jeremy Helan dropped to the bench while Bjorn Sigurdarson and Kevin McDonald were left out of the squad, with the returning David Edwards taking a spot on the bench. There weren't quite 9,000 Wolves fans in attendance like for their previous, memorable visit here two years ago, but around 1,400 had made the journey down the M1 - a great turnout given the circumstances.   On a sunny early spring evening in Milton Keynes the scene was set for an improved Wolves performance from that dour stalemate three days earlier, but they certainly didn't oblige in the first half.  Just six minutes in they were behind - Hause lost out by his own penalty area, the ball was played to Carl Baker whose low cross was diverted past his own keeper by Hause, although the goal was initially given to Nicky Maynard who went for the ball with the defender.  Wolves reacted well with Zyro sending a come-and-get-me ball across goal - it rolled all the way to the back stick where Henry fired into the side netting. The front three were combining nicely - Mason played in Henry round the back and his cut-back to Zyro was cleared for a corner, from which Danny Batth headed over. Mason then twisted and turned in the box and drove low at goal - keeper Cody Cropper saved and Henry was fractions away from reaching the loose ball before the keeper claimed. Mason was involved again when he won the ball 35 yards out and played to Zyro, but his wild shot was too high. It was promising in places, but Wolves lacked a cutting edge, and at the other end MK Dons threatened sporadically with set pieces causing the visitors some problems. The half petered out badly with Jackett's team lacking a coherent link between midfield and attack.  But seconds before the break they were dealt a bitter blow when Zyro picked up what appeared to be a serious injury.  He was trying to control a bouncing ball on halfway and Wolves were potentially two on two - but Antony Kay lunged in late and took out the Pole with a nasty challenge.  The travelling fans chanted for a red but referee Mark Heywood gave a yellow. Zyro tried to stand but couldn't and after receiving lengthy treatment, which lasted into half time, was stretchered off. Adam Le Fondre was Zyro's half time replacement. And Wolves did improve at the start of the second half.  After Iorfa was alive to block a Kay volley from an MK Dons, the visitors enjoyed a decent spell of pressure. Conor Coady broke well from midfield and sprayed to Le Fondre, whose cross was claimed just ahead of Mason by keeper Cropper. There was more urgency about Wolves' play, with Le Fondre often in the thick of the action. And on 62 minutes they deservedly drew level - Henry hung a cross towards the back stick where Saville rose highest to send a bullet header past Cropper, who got a hand to the ball but couldn't keep it out. The goal jolted MK Dons into life - Maynard slid across goal and then failed to divert past Ikeme after Batth sliced a clearance. But Wolves had the bit by their teeth - and just four minutes after levelling they took the lead. A brisk counter attack that saw Wolves get plenty forward yet again ended with Henry providing another assist, crossing low for Price to score just his second goal for the club and send the away fans behind that goal potty. It had been a breathtaking few minutes but thereafter the game quietened considerably, with Wolves doing an excellent job of killing it off. MK Dons used all three substitutes to up the tempo but Wolves were calm in possession and defended in numbers.  Crosses were chucked into the box but Wolves were strong, with Ikeme claiming everything. And they saw out stoppage time without alarm to make it five unbeaten and send their fans home very happy indeed.  

MK Dons: Cropper; Baldock, Kay, Walsh, Lewington (c); Potter, Forster-Caskey; Baker (Murphy, 65), Carruthers, Powell (Emmanuel-Thomas, 78); Maynard (Revell, 74). Subs: Burn, Long, Williams, Bowditch. Goal: Hause (OG, 6)

Wolves (4-3-3): Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth (c), Hause, Doherty; Coady, Price, Saville; Henry, Mason, Zyro (Le Fondre, 45). Subs: Martinez; Deslandes, Edwards, Helan, Hunte. Goals: Saville (62), Price (66)

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George Saville has scored three goals in 14 appearances for Wolves this season  Goals from George Saville and Jack Price saw Wolves come from behind to beat MK Dons and increase the hosts' Championship relegation worries. The Dons took the lead when Wolves defender Kortney Hause turned Carl Baker's low cross into his own goal.  Saville drew the visitors level after the break, powering in a header from James Henry's cross.  Henry then provided the assist for Wolves' winner, as his low ball from the right was tapped in by Price.  The result leaves MK Dons six points adrift of safety with six games left to play, having failed to win in five matches.  Wolves had won their only previous league game at Milton Keynes when they took 9,000 fans to Stadium mk in League One in March 2014, but they fell behind when Hause turned in under pressure from Nicky Maynard.  The visitors had winger Mychal Zyro taken off on a stretcher just before half-time, but they responded well to earn their first away league win in seven attempts.  Dons keeper Cody Cropper got a hand to Saville's header but could not keep the ball out, before Price's first goal since March 2015 earned Kenny Jackett's side all three points.  MK Dons manager Karl Robinson:

"We weren't good enough, that was a very poor 60 minutes of football - after the first half-hour I thought we stopped pressing properly, our mind-set was poor, we looked nervous and we've got nobody to blame but ourselves. Today I have no protection and I have to accept the punishment that comes our way. For some unknown reason, we came out in the second half and we stopped playing, we just stopped passing the ball and we looked to eradicate pressure by kicking the ball long. My biggest disappointment is that some people aren't learning lessons at this level. I'm not going to say who or where - we're asking people to do certain things and we're not learning our lesson.  There's only so long I can persevere with that and I might be too late."


Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

"It was a very good response in the second half.  It didn't feel in the first half we could get in behind MK Dons, we couldn't turn them. We had good possession up until two-thirds of the way up the pitch then we lost our way, we couldn't get in behind them and they broke off our bad play. It was a sloppy goal we gave away, but we responded well and the second-half performance was very good."


MK Dons

22Cropper 21Baldock 6KayBooked at 45mins 16Walsh 3Lewington 8PotterBooked at 56mins 44Forster-CaskeyBooked at 83mins 7BakerSubstituted forMurphyat 65'minutes

14Carruthers 17PowellSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 78'minutesBooked at 86mins 28MaynardSubstituted forRevellat 74'minutes

Substitutes 9Bowditch 13Emmanuel-Thomas 18Revell 23Williams 29Burns 31Murphy 40Long

Wolves

1Ikeme 18Iorfa 6Batth 30Hause 2DohertyBooked at 85mins 16Coady 19Price 8Saville 7Henry 10MasonSubstituted forEdwardsat 90+2'minutes 27ZyroSubstituted forLe Fondreat 45'minutes Substitutes 3Helan 4Edwards 25Byrne 26Martinez 28Deslandes 29Le Fondre 35Hunte

Referee: Mark Heywood Attendance: 12,131

 MK Dons  Wolves

Possession 51%  49%

Shots 14  10

Shots on Target 3  4

Corners 8  5

Fouls 9  15


Match ends, MK Dons 1, WW 2.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, WW 2.  90'+3' Hand ball by Dave Edwards (WW).  90'+2' Sub, WW. Dave Edwards replaces Joe Mason.

90' Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Lewington with a headed pass. 88'

Corner, WW. Conceded by Joe Walsh.  Booking 86' Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 86' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left  wing. 86' Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (MK Dons). Booking 85' Matt Doherty (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 85' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 85' Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing. Booking 83' Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.  83' Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons). 82' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 82' Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 81' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 81' Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (MK Dons). 80' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 80' Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79' Attempt missed. Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Murphy.  78'  Sub, MK Dons. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Daniel Powell because of an injury.  74' Sub, MK Dons. Alex Revell replaces Nicky Maynard. 72' Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. 72' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 72' Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons). 70' Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Danny Batth. 70' Attempt blocked. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 70' Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Darren Potter. 69' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 69' Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Attempt saved. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Samir Carruthers. 68' Foul by Conor Coady (WW).  68'

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Goal!

66' Goal! MK Dons 1, WW 2. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre.

66' Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 66' Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.  65'

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. 65' Sub, MK Dons. Josh Murphy replaces Carl Baker. 64'

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation. 63' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 63' Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal! 62' Goal! MK Dons 1, WW 1. George Saville (WW) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

60' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 60' Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 59' Corner, WW. Conceded by Joe Walsh. 58' Attempt missed. Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 57' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 57' Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Booking 56' Darren Potter (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 55' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 55' Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons). 53' Corner, WW. Conceded by Joe Walsh. 51' Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 51' Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Price. 49' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 49' Corner, WW. Conceded by Dean Lewington.  46' Attempt blocked. Antony Kay (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 46' Attempt blocked. Darren Potter (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is blocked. 46' Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

Second Half begins MK Dons 1, WW 0.

45' Sub, WW. Adam Le Fondre replaces Michal Zyro because of an injury.  Half Time 45'+2' First Half ends, MK Dons 1, WW 0.

45'+1' Attempt missed. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Baldock. 45'+1' Foul by James Henry (WW). 45'+1'

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  Booking 45' Antony Kay (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a VERY bad foul. which led to Michal Zyro being stretchered off 44' Michal Zyro (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 44' Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons). 42' Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 42' Foul by George Saville (WW). 42' Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 38' Hand ball by Carl Baker (MK Dons). 37' Foul by George Saville (WW). 37' Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 36' Michal Zyro (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 36' Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons). 34' Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dean Lewington. 32' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 32' Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30' Offside, MK Dons. Jake Forster-Caskey tries a through ball, but Antony Kay is caught offside. 29' Foul by Conor Coady (WW).  

29' Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing. 28' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michal Zyro. 27' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 27' Carl Baker (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22' Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 21' Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Michal Zyro. 21' Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Danny Batth. 20' Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 18' Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 14' Attempt blocked. Michal Zyro (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 13' Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons). 13' James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a corner. 11' Corner, WW. Conceded by Antony Kay. 7' Offside, WW. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. Goal! 6' Own Goal by Kortney Hause, WW. MK Dons 1, WW 0.  6' Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. 3' Offside, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers tries a through ball, but Daniel Powell is caught offside. Kick Off

First Half begins.


Team News

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is likely to make changes for the visit of Wolves. Robinson is likely to rotate his midfield and attack, but remains without goalkeeper David Martin (hand) and winger Rob Hall (knee).

Wolves' Wales international midfielder Dave Edwards could be included in the squad, having been out since January following surgery on a broken foot.  But Wolves remain without Nouha Dicko, Razak Boukari, Jordan Graham, Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Mike Williamson.


MATCH FACTS


MK Dons have failed to score in two of their three league meetings with Wolves.

Wolves' only previous trip to Milton Keynes in the league resulted in victory, when Kenny Jackett's side won 1-0 en route to promotion from League One in March 2014.

The Dons have won just two of their previous 12 league games (D5 L5).

Wolves have not won in six league games on the road (D3 L3).



39 Wolves 0 Ipswich Town 0

HT 0-0

Wolves and play-off chasing Ipswich played out a tame draw at Molineux. Ipswich could have been ahead after 18 minutes when Liam Feeney hit the post with a fierce drive. Town's Brett Pitman also had an effort cleared off the line by Kortney Hause late in the first half after the 20-year-old Wolves defender had given the ball  to the striker.

Matt Doherty had Wolves' best chance, but his effort was saved  goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.  

Attendance today of 20,225. With 1,154 from Ipswich.

 Wolves  Ipswich

Possession  43% 57%

Shots 9 14

Shots on Target 2 4

Corners 4 6

Fouls 9 9


Match ends WW 0, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends WW 0, Ipswich Town 0.

90'+4' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Batth following a corner. 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.  90'+3' Corner (WW). Conceded by Cole Skuse. 90'+2'

Offside (WW). James Henry tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 90' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 88' Delay in match Danny Batth (WW) because of an injury. 87' Sub, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick replaces Liam Feeney. 86' Corner (WW). Conceded by Tommy Smith. 86' Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Saville. 82' Attempt blocked. Christophe Berra (IT) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross. 82' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 82' Attempt missed. Kevin Bru (IT) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Freddie Sears. 80' Freddie Sears (IT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 80' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 78' Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (IT) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross following a corner. 78' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Batth. 77' Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 76' Christophe Berra (IT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 76' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW).  76' Hand ball by Luke Varney (IT). 74' Attempt missed. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. 74' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a through ball. 72' Offside, Ipswich Town. Liam Feeney tries a through ball, but Luke Varney is caught offside. 72' Attempt blocked. Kevin Bru (IT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 72' Attempt blocked. Liam Feeney (IT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Varney. 70' Attempt missed. Luke Varney (IT) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross. 70' Attempt blocked. Cole Skuse (IT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 69' Sub, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru replaces Ben Pringle. 69' Sub, Ipswich Town. Luke Varney replaces Brett Pitman. 68'  (WW). Adam Le Fondre replaces Michal Zyro. 66' Foul by Liam Feeney (IT). 66' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 66' Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (IT) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross. 63' Jonathan Douglas (IT) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 63' Foul by James Henry (WW). 62' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 58' Offside (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 58'  (WW). Joe Mason replaces Jeremy Helan. 57' Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady. 54' Attempt missed. George Saville (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michal Zyro. 53' Brett Pitman (IT) wins a free kick on the left wing. 53' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 53' Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (IT) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Liam Feeney. 47' Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (IT) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Freddie Sears. 46' Christophe Berra (IT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 0. 45'  (WW). James Henry replaces Björn Sigurdarson.

Half time

 Wolves Ipswich

Possession 42% 58%

Shots 1 4

Shots on Target 0 2

Corners 2 3

Fouls 4 7

45'+2' First Half ends (WW) 0 (IT) 0. 45'+1' Corner (WW). Conceded by Tommy Smith. 45' Jonathan Douglas (IT) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 45' Corner (IT). Conceded by Kortney Hause.  43' Foul by Jonas Knudsen (IT). 43' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  42' Freddie Sears (IT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW).  42' Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (IT) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Chambers. 39' Foul by Tommy Smith (IT). 39' Michal Zyro (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 36'

Foul by Ben Pringle (IT). 36' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34' Corner (IT). Conceded by Kortney Hause.  32' Liam Feeney (IT) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 32' Foul by George Saville (WW). 31' Offside (WW). George Saville tries a through ball, but Jeremy Helan is caught offside. 30' Attempt blocked. Michal Zyro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Saville. 28' Corner (WW). Conceded by Jonas Knudsen. 26' Foul by Liam Feeney (IT). 26' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 23' Foul by Cole Skuse (IT). 23' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 21' Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (IT) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brett Pitman. 18' Liam Feeney (IT) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Ben Pringle following a corner. 17' Corner (IT). Conceded by Danny Batth. 15' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 15' Delay in match Brett Pitman (IT) because of an injury.  11' Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (IT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 8' Liam Feeney (IT) wins a free kick on the right wing. 8' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 6' Foul by Brett Pitman (IT). 6' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3'  Offside (WW). Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Jeremy Helan is caught offside. 2' Foul by Ben Pringle (IT). 2' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Wolves hope that goalkeeper Carl Ikeme will recover from the stomach bug he picked up while on international duty.  Midfielder Dave Edwards is out (foot), but James Henry (hamstring) will be assessed and Mike Williamson is close to recovering from a gluteus problem.

Ipswich could welcome back Teddy Bishop who has been out for this season with hamstring and shin complaints. David McGoldrick may be in the squad following a hamstring injury but Daryl Murphy (calf) is set to miss out.

MATCH FACTS

Wolves have won just one of their past six games against the Tractor Boys (D3 L2).  Ipswich have been victorious only once in their past 13 visits to Molineux (D7 L5). No team has scored more goals at  in the opening 15 minutes than Wolves this season (six).   Daryl Murphy hasn't scored  from  in the Championship since December. Wolves have failed to score in just one of their past 10 games at Molineux. No side has netted more headed goals in the Championship in 2015-16 than Ipswich (13).



38 Burnley 1 (Vokes 64) WW 1 (Batth 90)

 Burnley 1 Wolves 1 - Report and pictures  http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/03/19/burnley-1-wolves-1-report-and-pictures/

Just when you think your luck is out, writes Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers at Turf Moor.  Boss Kenny Jackett must have been wondering how many black cats he'd run over, or how many ladders he'd walked under.  It came with Wolves 1-0 down away to Burnley and having seen yet another player limp off injured.

Jack Price had hit a post minute before Sam Vokes gave Burnley the lead. Then Jed Wallace limped off after a man of the match display on his return to the side. But with Jackett surely bemoaning his misfortune...up popped Danny Batth with an injury time equaliser. It was a wonderful moment, and one that Wolves fully merited. They frightened the life out of the table-topping Clarets, particularly either side of half time when they were by a distance the better team.  Burnley's quality showed through Vokes who scored with a wonderful header.  But Wolves, who also went close through Saville, Zyro and Wallace, had the last laugh and sent their delirious away fans happy.  It's been a miserable season but there was much to be optimistic about here.  

Wolves certainly didn't sit back. The broke in big numbers throughout the game and for large parts of the second half had Burnley on the back foot.  Jack Price was absolutely superb, breaking up play and getting Wolves moving, while Wallace, George Saville and Matt Doherty also impressed.  Bjorn Sigurdarson and Nathan Byrne made way for Wallace and Zyro as Jackett made two changes from the team that drew 0-0 with Blues last Sunday.  There was no Tommy Rowe on the Wolves bench as the utility man had earlier in the day finalised a loan move to Doncaster Rovers. Turf Moor was buoyant before kick off, understandably so with the home ends healthily stocked to watch the country's in-form team.  And that energy transferred to Sean Dyche's team who made all the early running.  Joey Barton's through ball was only fractionally ahead of Andre Gray, then Sam Vokes took Scott Arfield's pass and crossed low to Gray, who was a whisker away from connecting under pressure from Danny Batth.  Carl Ikeme did well to clear a vicious David Jones corner from under his own crossbar, and the keeper then claimed Vokes' pass ahead of the onrushing Arfield.  It was backs-to-the-wall stuff for Wolves against a rampant home team full of confidence, but they came through unscathed and gradually began to play their way into the game. They won successive corners, and Wallace and Jeremy Helan began to threaten down the flanks, although Zyro was getting no joy against Burnley's two centre halves, playing largely with his back to goal. At the other Vokes got half a yard on Kortney Hause to fire Matthew Lowton's cross over the bar. But Wolves were doing a good job of quelling the home team's considerable attacking quality.  Wallace was seeing plenty of the ball, but crosses from him, Helan and Doherty were largely disappointing, especially with Wolves getting good numbers forward on the break.  That final ball continued to elude them - but they were presented with an excellent chance to take the lead just before the break.  Tom Heaton, out of his goal, badly scuffed his clearance, George Saville picked the ball up on the edge of the area, but centre half Ben Mee blocked his shot just next to the recovering keeper. It was Wolves' first shot, and their second soon followed when Helan beat Lowton, cut inside and fired wide via a deflection.  

And that was half time - a good one overall for Wolves who weathered the early storm and showed promising signs going forward, with the dependable Jack Price and sprightly Wallace their standout performers. Heaton's kicking was clearly an issue and, under pressure from Wallace, he mis-hit one to Helan at the start of the second period - Helan played to Zyro but his shot on the spin was blocked. Conor Coady then whipped a cross just ahead of the unmarked Zyro as Wolves started the second half with purpose. The home fans were getting edgy, with frustration at their team's inability to pick their way through the sturdy Wolves defence.  Plenty of crosses were being chucked into Ikeme's box, but Wolves were having no problem dealing with them.  Meanwhile at the other end Jackett's team continued to look bright at the other end - in fact from 55 minutes onwards they then had a five-minute spell of dominance in which they came closest of either team to scoring.  First Hause picked out Wallace with a raking pass - he won a corner and from Helan's inswinger Doherty saw a shot blocked and Wallace drove straight at Heaton from 20 yards.  Wallace, enjoying an impressive return to the Wolves XI, combined nicely with Zyro but the return pass was just too strong.  And then Jack Price was a whisker away from a spectacular opener, trying his luck from all of 25 yards, but his low strike smacked off the post. It was terrific pressure from Wolves who were giving the league leaders a game and a half,  Saville then shot low at Heaton from Helan's pass inside. But just seconds later Wolves were cruelly behind.  Joey Barton sent over a peach of a cross and ex-Wolves striker Vokes rose highest to plant a wonderful header into the top corner.  Jackett reacted by making a double change - on came Joe Mason and Sigurdarson for Helan and Zyro, with the 4-3-3 formation remaining as Sigurdarson went left wing and Mason up top.  The goal had stunted Wolves' momentum and Burnley were now in the ascendancy. Hause did brilliantly to clear a Ward cross with Vokes looking for a second.  But they continued to attack. Sigurdarson switched flanks to Wallace who teed up Saville, but the midfielder dragged his shot horribly wide.  Wolves were then dealt yet another injury blow with Wallace unable to continue. Byrne replaced him for the final 10 minutes.  

The final 10 minutes were largely a procession and it seemed the game was up. But then in the 91st minute Byrne sent an inswinger into the six yard box and there was Batth to send a bullet header past Heaton to earn Wolves a thoroughly well deserved point.


Burnley (4-4-2): Heaton (c); Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Barton, Jones, Arfield; Vokes, Gray (Hennings, 81). Subs: Robinson, Darikwa, Tarkowski, Taylor, Kightly, Marney. Goal: Vokes (68)

Wolves (4-3-3): Ikeke; Iorfa, Batth, Hause, Doherty; Coady, Price, Saville; Wallace (Byrne, 80), Zyro (Mason, 72), Helan (Sigurdarson, 72). Subs: Martinez, Deslandes, McDonald, Le Fondre. Goal: Batth (90)

Attendance: 17,411 (1,091 Wolves fans)  Referee: Fred Graham (Essex)


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Burnley

1Heaton 2Lowton 5Keane 6MeeBooked at 73mins 23WardBooked at 32mins 21Boyd 14Jones 13Barton 37Arfield 9Vokes 7GraySubstituted forHenningsat 81'minutes  

Substitutes 8Marney 11Kightly 15Taylor 17Robinson 18Hennings 26Tarkowski 27Darikwa

Wolves

1Ikeme 18Iorfa 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 8SavilleBooked at 62mins 19Price 16Coady 12WallaceSubstituted forByrneat 81'minutes 27ZyroSubstituted forMasonat 73'minutes 3HelanSubstituted forSigurdarsonat 72'minutes Substitutes 10Mason 11McDonald 22Sigurdarson 25Byrne 26Martinez 28Deslandes 29Le Fondre

Referee:

Fred Graham

Stats Burnley Wolves

Possession 54% 46%

Shots 9 15

Shots on Target 1 4

Corners 3 7

Fouls 6 11

Full Time 90'+5'

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Goal! 90'+2' Goal! Burnley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a cross following a corner. 90'+1' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Keane. 88' Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rouwen Hennings with a headed pass. 86' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 86' Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81' Sub, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Andre Gray. 81'

Delay over. They are ready to continue. 81' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Jed Wallace because of an injury. 80' Delay in match Jed Wallace (WW) because of an injury. 79' Attempt missed. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jed Wallace. 74' Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Scott Arfield is caught offside. Booking 73' Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 73' Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley). 73' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 73' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Michal Zyro. 72' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces Jeremy Helan. 72' Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 72' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 71' Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Goal! 68' Goal! Burnley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross. 68' Attempt saved. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jeremy Helan. 67' Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a cross. 66' Attempt blocked. Stephen Ward (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Jones. 64' Attempt missed. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. 63' Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Matt Doherty. Booking 62' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 62' Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing. 62' Foul by George Saville (WW).  61' Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation. 61' Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 61' Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 60' Foul by Andre Gray (Burnley).

60' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 60' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Jones. 60' Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 60' Jack Price (WW) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by George Saville. 58' Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michal Zyro with a headed pass. 57' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 57'

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jeremy Helan tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 57' Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 56' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 55' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Mee. 53' Offside,  Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Jeremy Helan is caught offside.  51' Foul by Stephen Ward (Burnley).  51' Jed Wallace (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  47'

Attempt blocked. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeremy Helan. 47' Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47' Foul by George Saville (WW). Second Half Second Half begins Burnley 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

 Burnley Wolves

Possession 59% 41%

Shots 4 2

Shots on Target 0 1

Corners 2 4

Fouls 3 7

TEAM NEWS

Half Time 45'+2' First Half ends, Burnley 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45'+1' Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45'+1' Foul by Jeremy Helan (WW). 44' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Lowton. 44' Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 42' George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW).  41' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 40' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 39' Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 36' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jed Wallace tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 35' Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 35' Foul by George Saville (WW). 33' Tom Heaton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Foul by George Saville (WW). 33' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Ward. Booking 32' Stephen Ward (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 31' Foul by Stephen Ward (Burnley). 31' Jed Wallace (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 31' Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley). 31' Michal Zyro  Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  25' Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matthew Lowton with a cross. 24' Attempt missed. Joey Barton (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 19' Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 19' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 17' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Keane. 16' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by George Boyd. 11' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Dominic Iorfa is caught offside. 10' Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley). 10' Michal Zyro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 9' Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 7' Attempt missed. Michael Keane (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.  7' Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Jones with a cross following a corner. 7' Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Danny Batth. 6' Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  6' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 2' Offside, Burnley. Stephen Ward tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

Kick Off

TEAM NEWS

Burnley are set to be unchanged after David Jones reported no adverse reaction to his return from an Achilles injury last time out.  With Ashley Barnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz (both knee) on the comeback trail, the Clarets are close to full strength.

Midfielder Jed Wallace has been recalled from his loan spell at Millwall and is in the Wolves squad.  Mike Williamson will now not return until after the international break with a glute problem.


MATCH FACTS


Burnley are unbeaten in three league games against Wolves (W2 D1) and are looking to go four without defeat for the first time since September 1969.  Wolves, who lost at Turf Moor last time out in November 2012, haven't lost back to back games there since November 1963.  Burnley have made just 24 changes their starting line-up this season, a Championship-low figure. Championship top scorer Andre Gray's 22 goals this season have won 19 points this season, a league-high.

Defender Matt Doherty has been involved in three of Wolves' last four goals (one goal, two assists) - the other was an own goal.  Burnley have won their last six league matches; they haven't won seven in a row since October 2013.


37 Wolves 0 Birmingham City 0

FT HT 0-0

Birmingham City's promotion hopes took a slight knock as they were held to a derby draw by West Midlands rivals Wolves at Molineux. Kenny Jackett's Wolves were the better side before the break, twice forcing Blues keeper Tomasz Kuszczak, their former loan man, into saves.  Blues took over in the second half, as Clayton Donaldson, Jon Toral and man of the match David Davis all went close.  

But it ended up goalless at Molineux for the second season running. Blues are now four points off the top six in the Championship but Gary Rowett's side, so dominant on their travels earlier in the season, have now gone seven hours and 50 minutes since their last away goal.  The first half produced few chances, but Wolves went closest through midfielders Conor Coady, with a deflected shot, and George Saville, from Dominic Iorfa's cross - both of which drew saves from Tomasz Kuszczak. The home side were lifted by the half-time introduction of Polish international Michal Zyro, but Blues boss Rowett countered with the more attack-minded introduction of the thrusting Jacques Maghoma and that turned the tide almost totally the visitors' way. Blues had a possible case for a penalty when Wolves full-back Matt Doherty dragged at Donaldson, who then screwed his left-foot shot just wide as home keeper Carl Ikeme advanced.  Jon Toral wasted an even better chance, firing wide with his left foot from 10 yards, before the inexhaustible Davis turned superbly and wriggled into the box before unleashing a fierce right-foot shot which drew a great save from Ikeme.  


Best stats from a goalless blank at Molineux   Wolves have now lost just one of their last eight league meetings with Birmingham City, having gone nine without a win against them prior to that.  Blues have now failed to score on their last four league visits to Molineux.  It was only Wolves' first clean sheet this year and only their second in 11 league games.


Line-ups

Wolves

1Ikeme 18Iorfa 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 16Coady 19Price 8SavilleBooked at 70mins 25ByrneSubstituted forZyroat 45'minutes 22Sigurdarson 3HelanSubstituted forMasonat 85'minutes

Substitutes

10Mason 11McDonald 15Rowe 26Martinez 27Zyro 28Deslandes 35Hunte

Birmingham

29Kuszczak 31CaddisBooked at 22mins 28Morrison 23Spector 3Grounds 8Gleeson 26DavisBooked at 16mins 11Cotterill 6KieftenbeldSubstituted forMaghomaat 55'minutes 20Toral 9Donaldson

Substitutes 1Legzdins 4Robinson 7Fabbrini 19Maghoma 24Arthur 30Buckley 32Shotton

Referee: Darren Drysdale Attendance: 21,464

Match Stats


  Wolves Birmingham

Possession 57% 43%

Shots  12 8

Shots on Target 3 1

Corners  2 10

Fouls  11 13


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Birmingham City 0.

Full Time 90'+4' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Birmingham City 0. 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Dominic Iorfa (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by  Michal Zyro. 90'+1' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 90'+1' David Cotterill (Blues) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Foul by George Saville (WW). 89' Jacques Maghoma (Blues) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 87' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 87' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Caddis. 86' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa with a cross. 85' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Jeremy Helan. 85' Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Blues) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross. 83' Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Foul by Jonathan Spector (Blues). 83' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 82' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jeremy Helan. 82' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 82'  Attempt saved. David Davis (Blues) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Caddis. 80' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 80' Michael Morrison (Blues) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 79' Attempt missed. Jon-Miquel Toral (Blues) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Morrison. 79' Attempt missed. Stephen Gleeson (Blues) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 77' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 75' Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick. 74' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74' Foul by Stephen Gleeson (Blues). 73' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 72' Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Blues) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jon-Miquel Toral with a through ball. 71' Attempt missed. David Cotterill (Blues) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation. Booking 70' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 70' Foul by George Saville (WW). 70' Stephen Gleeson (Blues) wins a free kick on the left wing. 69' Offside, Birmingham City. Jon-Miquel Toral tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. 65' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65' Foul by Jon-Miquel Toral (Blues). 65' Foul by Jeremy Helan (WW). 65' Clayton Donaldson (Blues) wins a free kick in the  defensive half. 64' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 63' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 61' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 61' Clayton Donaldson (Blues) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 61' Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Price. 60' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 60' Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Blues). 59' Hand ball by Jeremy Helan (WW). 58' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 56' Offside, Birmingham City. Tomasz Kuszczak tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. 55' Sub, Birmingham City. Jacques Maghoma replaces Maikel Kieftenbeld. 55' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jeremy Helan tries a through ball, but Matt Doherty is caught offside. 54' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54' Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Blues). 53' Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kortney Hause. 52' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 52' Jonathan Grounds (Blues) wins a free kick on the left wing. 51' Foul by George Saville (WW).

51' David Davis (Blues) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Michal Zyro (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 50' Foul by Jonathan Spector (Blues). 46' Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady. S

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Birmingham City 0.

45' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Michal Zyro replaces Nathan Byrne.

Stats HT  Wolves Birmingham

Possession 61% 39%

Shots  6 1

Shots on Target 3 0

Corners  1 1

Fouls  2 7


45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Birmingham City 0. 44' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.  41' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 41' Maikel Kieftenbeld (Blues) wins a free kick on the left wing. 41' Attempt saved. George Saville (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a cross. 39' Jeremy Helan (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 39' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Blues).  38' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 38' Foul by David Davis (Blues). 34' Attempt blocked. Dominic Iorfa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady. 31' Foul by George Saville (WW). 31' David Davis (Blues) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  29' Attempt missed. David Davis (Blues) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 28' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 26' Offside, Birmingham City. David Cotterill tries a through ball, but Jon-Miquel Toral is caught offside. 26' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Blues). Booking  22' Paul Caddis (Blues) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 22' Jeremy Helan (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 22' Foul by Paul Caddis (Blues). 19' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 19' Foul by Jon-Miquel Toral (Blues). 17' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 17' Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. Booking 16' David Davis (Blues) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 16'

Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 16' Foul by David Davis (Blues). 15' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive  half. 15' Foul by Stephen Gleeson (Blues). 12' Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Saville. 5' Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeremy Helan with a cross. 5'

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonathan Spector. 2' Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Björn Sigurdarson with a headed pass. Kick Off


TEAM NEWS

Wolves defenders Mike Williamson (hamstring) and Ethan Ebanks-Landell (foot) remain unavailable because of injury.  Jordan Graham and Nouha Dicko (both knee) remain long-term absentees. Birmingham's on-loan striker James Vaughan is out with a calf problem. Striker Nikolai Brock-Madsen is still struggling with a quad muscle injury and will be monitored. Birmingham are two points behind the top six in the Championship.

MATCH FACTS

Wolves have lost just one of their last seven league games against Birmingham (W4 D2), having gone nine without a win against them prior to that. Birmingham have failed to score on their last three visits to Molineux in league competition. Wolves have won their last two home league games, last winning three on the bounce in April 2015. The Blues have failed to score in any of their last four away league games, last failing to score in five in a row in November 1992. Wolves have kept only one clean sheet in their last 11 league games and none at home so far in 2016.


36 Wolves 2 (Byrne 47’ Doherty 95’) Bristol City 1 (Flint 77’)

Wolves 2 Bristol City 1  

Just when you thought Wolves' season was petering out without so much as a whimper.

When all hope seemed lost, a thoroughly uninspiring game of football was won in the most dramatic of fashions with an injury-time winner from Matt Doherty.  It was as welcome as it was unlikely.

There have, sadly, been many candidates for the most turgid and vacuous games of football at Molineux this season.  And, while the second half livened up a bit, this was right up there. The Early Bird season ticket deadline is this week but in the first half Wolves did anything but put on a show to whet the appetites of their apathetic fanbase, who booed them off at half time. But somehow, with practically the last action of the game, Doherty dragged them over the line when he headed home Jeremy Helan's free kick.  Moments of drama and inspiration have been in short supply at Molineux of late, but this was one to savour.  And whenever Wolves are in need of a win in future they should call Bristol City. After all, it's 85 years since they last won in Wolverhampton.  Doherty, who earlier set up Nathan Byrne's opener, was undoubtedly man of the match, while Michal Zyro gets a mention for a very positive impact as a half time substitute.  With youngsters Bright Enobakhare and Connor Hunte, on for his debut, on the pitch at the end the average age of the outfield team was just 21.7 years old. And while the football served up was far from vintage, at the very least these Wolves pups showed heart, spirit and battling qualities - as well as hope for the future.

Jackett made two changes from the team that lost 2-1 at Middlesbrough, with Mason and Kortney Hause replaced the injured duo of Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Bjorn Sigurdarson.  And there was a familiar face in the Bristol City line up with Scott Golbourne, who left Molineux in January, lining up for the Robins and receiving a good ovation from the home supporters.  With Wolves having little to play for one may have expected a carefree, attacking home performance. However what followed was one of the most vacuous, bland and insipid halves of football witnessed at Molineux in many a year. In front of a sparse and silent crowd, neither team displayed much approaching quality in a half of desperately little entertainment. It took 10 minutes for the game's first attack, from which Jeremy Helan sent a 20-yard free kick over the bar.  George Saville, free on the edge of the area, then curled a shot which Richard O'Donnell spilled, but Mason couldn't collect the rebound in a busy minute that belied the following 35 up to half time. The visitors played marginally the better football of the two sides but lacked a cutting edge. Bouremouth loanee Lee Tomlin drove goalwards from the left of the area - Carl Ikeme saved and Hause had to be alive to clear in his own six-yard box. Marlon Pack fired a long-ranger off target and Conor Coady sent a looping header safely into O'Donnell's arms in what could only be termed as half chances. And then just before the whistle put everyone out of their misery, dangerman Jonathan Kodjia slipped in behind the Wolves defence and prodded across goal and wide. The home fans made their feelings known at half time, booing Kenny Jackett's team off the field and chanting "boring".  

Wolves

1Ikeme 30Hause 2Doherty 11McDonaldSubstituted forZyroat 45'minutes 25ByrneSubstituted forHunteat 82'minutes 16Coady 8Saville 3Helan 10MasonSubstituted forEnobakhareat 85'minutes Substitutes 15Rowe 19Price 26Martinez 27Zyro 28Deslandes 35Hunte 48Enobakhare

Bristol City

12O'Donnell 26MatthewsSubstituted forLittleat 69'minutes 4Flint 17Baker 13Golbourne 21Pack 23Bryan 11WagstaffSubstituted forAgardat 66'minutes 9Tomlin 15Freeman 22KodjiaSubstituted forWilbrahamat 66'minutes Substitutes 1Fielding 2Little 3Williams 10Agard 14Reid 16Pearce 18Wilbraham

Referee: Scott Duncan Attendance: 17,459

 Wolves Bristol City

Possession 48% 52%

Shots 9 12

Shots on Target 5 2

Corners 4 8

Fouls 15 14

TEAM NEWS

90'+7' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 1.  90'+6' Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (BC) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross. 90'+6' Marlon Pack (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+6' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). Goal!

90'+4' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 1. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation. 90'+3' Foul by Marlon Pack (BC). 90'+3' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+3' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 90'+2' Delay in match Luke Freeman (BC) because of an injury. 90'+1' Aaron Wilbraham (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+1' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW).  89' Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 88' Luke Freeman (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW).  87' Joe Bryan (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 87' Foul by Jeremy Helan (WW). 85' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces Joe Mason. 84' Aden Flint (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW).  83' Corner,  WW. Conceded by Aden Flint.  83' Attempt blocked. Connor Hunte (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michal Zyro. 82' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Connor Hunte replaces Nathan Byrne. 79' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jeremy Helan. Goal! 77' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol City 1. Aden Flint (BC) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross following a set piece situation. 77' Aaron Wilbraham (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 77' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 74' Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Bryan. 73' Marlon Pack (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 73' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 72'

Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 71' Marlon Pack (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  

71' Foul by Nathan Byrne (WW). 70' Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (BC) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Little. 69' Sub, Bristol City. Mark Little replaces Adam Matthews. 66' Sub, Bristol City. Kieran Agard replaces Scott Wagstaff. 66' Sub, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Jonathan Kodjia. 65' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

65' Attempt blocked. Scott Wagstaff (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 64' Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 64' Marlon Pack (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 63' Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 63' Foul by Scott Golbourne (BC). 62' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Nathan Byrne. 61' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 61' Joe Bryan (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 60' Foul by Nathan Byrne (WW).  60' Scott Golbourne (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 59' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Danny Batth. 59' Attempt blocked. Jonathan Kodjia (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross. 57' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 57' Foul by Joe Bryan (BC). 57' Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 57' Foul by Aden Flint (BC). 54' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54' Foul by Marlon Pack (BC). 54' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kortney Hause tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 53' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 53' Foul by Nathan Baker (BC). 52' Attempt blocked. Jonathan Kodjia (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 51' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Bryan. 50' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Golbourne. 49' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 49' Foul by Joe Bryan (BC). Goal!

47' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol City 0. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 46' Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46' Foul by Scott Golbourne (BC). Second Half Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Bristol City 0. 45' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Michal Zyro replaces Kevin McDonald.


HT  Wolves Bristol City

Possession 52% 48%

Shots 4 5

Shots on Target 3 1

Corners 1 4

Fouls 4 6


45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Bristol City 0. 45' Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (BC) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Tomlin following a corner. 45' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 41' Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (BC) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.  Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 40' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40' Foul by Luke Freeman (BC). 37' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason tries a through ball, but Conor Coady is caught offside. 31' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Danny Batth. 30' Attempt blocked. Jonathan Kodjia (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.  29' Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 29' Foul by Marlon Pack (BC). 29' Jeremy Helan (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 26' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Adam Matthews. 22' Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.  21' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside. 21' Foul by Lee Tomlin (BC). 21' Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 20' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 20' Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (BC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Freeman. 17' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Danny Batth. 16' Marlon Pack (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 16' Foul by George Saville (WW). 13' Lee Tomlin (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 13' Foul by George Saville (WW). 12' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. 12' Attempt saved. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Coady. 11' Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (BC). 11' Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 10' Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick. 9' Foul by Nathan Baker (BC). 9' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 7' Hand ball by George Saville (WW). 6' Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (BC). 6' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2' Scott Golbourne (BC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 2' Foul by Nathan Byrne (WW).

Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Wolves may have Michal Zyro back from his broken foot, but are forced into yet another change against Bristol City after a new long-term injury blow. As well as Nouha Dicko, Dave Edwards and Jordan Graham, they lost Ethan Ebanks-Landell for the season in their 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough.

Bristol City midfielder Korey Smith is still out with an ankle problem. Full-back Adam Matthews will be in the Robins squad after joining on a two-month loan from Sunderland on Monday.

Wolves, 13th in League One, six points above 20th-placed City, are also still missing defender Mike Williamson (hip) and winger James Henry (hamstring) with muscle injuries.


MATCH FACTS


Wolves have not lost in 18 home league games against the Robins, of which they have won 12.  City last won away at Molineux in the league in March 1931.  Both teams have scored in seven of Wolves' last eight home league games, including each of the last five.  City have won their last three away games, having previously won just twice in 14 attempts this season.  The Robins have not won four consecutive away games in the top two tiers of English league football since March 1906. Wolves had picked up just one point in three home games until beating Derby County 2-1 10 days ago.

35 Middlesbrough 2 Ramírez (24', 56' 0 Wolves 1  Gibson (89' minutes og)

Middlesbrough 2 Ramírez (24', 56' 0 Wolve 1  Gibson (89' minutes og)

Gaston Ramirez scored twice to send Middlesbrough top of the Championship with victory over Wolves.  Ramirez first punished Wolves for failing to clear his initial free-kick, moving into the box unmarked to nod home from Adam Clayton's cross. Visiting keeper Carl Ikeme kept Jordan Rhodes out before Ramirez adding a fine second with a curled finish after swapping passes with George Friend. Wolves rarely threatened before Joe Mason responded with a flicked header. 292 ww fans - after protest v Friday night games.

 Middlesbrough Wolves

Possession 55% 45%

Shots  19 13

Shots on Target  7 1

Corners  6 5

Fouls  8 9


90'+4' Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90'+3' Attempt saved. Adam Forshaw (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Rhodes with a headed pass. 90'+2' Foul by Julien de Sart (Boro). 90'+2' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. Goal! 89'

Own Goal by Ben Gibson, Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.  88' Sub, Middlesbrough. Julien de Sart replaces Gastón Ramírez. 84' Gastón Ramírez (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 83' Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Boro) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nsue with a cross. 82' Jordan Rhodes (Boro) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 82' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 82' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 79' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Kevin McDonald. 76' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas. 76' Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Björn Sigurdarson.  76' Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Boro) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Forshaw with a through ball. 75' Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner. 74' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Matt Doherty. Booking 72' Kevin McDonald (WW) is shown the yellow card. 72' Jordan Rhodes (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72' Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 71' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos. 71' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kortney Hause. 71' Attempt blocked. Dominic Iorfa (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason with a cross. 71' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Cristhian Stuani. 69' Foul by Adam Clayton (Boro). 69' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick. Booking 67' Albert Adomah (Boro) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 67' Foul by Albert Adomah (Boro). 67' Björn Sigurdarson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 66' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Björn Sigurdarson with a cross. 65' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Nathan Byrne. 64' Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Boro) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross. 63' Attempt missed. George Friend (Boro) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez. 60' Attempt missed. Nsue (Boro) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Albert Adomah. 58' Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 58' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeremy Helan. Goal! 56' Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Gastón Ramírez (Boro) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. 55' Attempt blocked. Albert Adomah (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez. 53' Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Boro) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez. 46' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 46' Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Boro) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Half Time

 Middlesbrough Wolves

Possession 57% 43%

Shots  8 3

Shots on Target 3 0

Corners  4 2

Fouls  5 6


45'+3' First Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+1' Attempt missed. Tomas Kalas (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adam Forshaw. 44' Attempt saved. Gastón Ramírez (Boro) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Albert Adomah.  44' Adam Forshaw (Boro) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 44' Foul by George Saville (WW).  40' Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by  Jeremy Helan. 40' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Byrne. 34' George Friend (Boro) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34' Foul by Nathan Byrne (WW). 31' Foul by Adam Forshaw (Boro). 31' Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30' Foul by George Friend (Boro). 30' Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Danny Batth. 28' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 28' Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Boro) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez with a cross. Goal! 24' Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Gastón Ramírez (Boro) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Clayton with a cross following a set piece situation. Booking 23' Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 23' Gastón Ramírez (Boro) wins a free kick on the left wing. 23' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 21' Cristhian Stuani (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 20' Foul by Nsue (Boro). 20' Jeremy Helan (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 19' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Albert Adomah.

 19' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kortney Hause replaces Ethan Ebanks-Landell because of an injury. 19' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 18' Delay in match Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) because of an injury. 17' Attempt missed. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Byrne. 15' Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Boro). 15' Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 13' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nsue. 11' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 10' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 10' Attempt blocked. Tomas Kalas (Boro) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez with a cross. 10' Hand ball by Jeremy Helan (WW). 7' Attempt missed. Tomas Kalas (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adam Clayton. 6' Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez. 5' Foul by Gastón Ramírez (Boro). 5' Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne tries a through ball, but Dominic Iorfa is caught offside. 2' Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Boro) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez. 2' Adam Clayton (Boro) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 2' Foul by George Saville (WW). Kick Off

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter (hamstring) is a doubt for the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers.  Defender Daniel Ayala (ankle) is still out, while Adam Clayton or Gaston Ramirez could start in midfield.  

Wolves midfielder James Henry (hamstring) could come back into contention, while boss Kenny Jackett may recall winger Rajiv van La Parra.  Mike Williamson (hamstring) and forward Michal Zyro (broken foot) are close to returns but are not likely to feature.


MATCH FACTS


Middlesbrough are 24 games unbeaten at home against Wolves in all competitions (W15 D9), last losing in April 1951.  Wolves have conceded two or more goals in six of their last seven meetings with Boro in all competitions, shipping 14 goals.  No Championship side has kept more clean sheets this season than Middlesbrough (18) - level with Hull City.  Wolves have not scored on their last three away league trips - their longest run since December 2007 when they failed to score in six consecutive away league games.  10 of Wolves' last 11 goals have come in open play, while 11 of Middlesbrough's last 12 have come in this fashion. Middlesbrough have won 10 of their last 14 league games at the Riverside (D3 L1).34 Saturday 27th Feb Wolves 2 Saville (14', 86' ) Derby County 1 Martin (44') HT 1-1

SAT, 27 FEB 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP

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On the list of potential heroes for Wolves today, George Saville will have been quite low down.  The mild-mannered 22-year-old is better known for his tidy midfield passing range than for double-goal salvos which completely transform the mood of an entire football club.  Since March 2014 he's only scored one goal. It was away at Yeovil, for Bristol City.   But at Molineux today he became King George, finding the net twice in the 14th and, for one of the most memorable moments of the season (not many to choose from, admittedly), in the 86th, to seal about as sorely-needed a three points as Kenny Jackett will ever need. Wolves deserved it, too.  They may not have played the swashbuckling, free-flowing, handbrake-off football that their supporters crave.  But they were far improved on recent performances and fairly comfortably quelled the considerable threat of Derby.  Mostly importantly they produced a display of heart, of spirit, and of character, attributes that should be a given but have come into question during their recent miserable seven-game run.  Molineux came to life in those last four minutes, plus five minutes of stoppage time, with passion, with fervour, with joy.  They'd probably forgotten what it felt like.  

Jackett, as he had on Tuesday, made three changes to his XI in a bid to find that elusive winning formula. Joe Mason and Kortney Hause dropped to the bench, while boo-boy Rajiv van La Parra was dropped from the squad.  In came Saville, debutant Jeremy Helan and Dominic Iorfa in a 4-3-3 formation.  The Wolves boss had called for his team to make a positive start and get the fans onside and they did exactly that.  Within 30 seconds Byrne's cross was sliced over his own bar by Cyrus Christie, while Wolves won plenty of early tackles in midfield, Conor Coady the main protagonist,  New boy Helan, playing as a left winger, looked to get involved, showing excellent bursts of pace.  Wolves were looking confident in midfield - and their good start earned them the lead just 14 minutes in.  Coady played to McDonald who found Byrne, he twisted and turned then played inside for Saville, who finished smartly and with composure from 15 yards, finding the bottom corner.  Wolves continued to attack, with Byrne and Matt Doherty both looking to get in behind. In fact Doherty should have found the unmarked Byrne after taking a defender on and striding into the box, but didn't look up.  Jackett's team were keeping Derby comfortably at bay. limiting Darren Wassall's side to very few shots, albeit the visitors saw more of the ball.  However just two minutes before the break the Rams drew level.  Saville needlessly tripped Bradley Johnson just outside the box - Martin stepped up and curled a beauty of a 20-yard free kick over the wall and past a helpless Ikeme.  There was a big question mark over the wall, however, which didn't jump.  Martin looked to repeat the trick from further out at the start of the second half, from 10 yards further back, and wasn't too far wide with his effort.  And then Jacob Butterfield fired a powerful shot from range, which Ikeme held, as Derby began the half on top.  Wassall then sent on Andreas Weimann and Tom Ince, underlining the strength of Derby's squad, in place of George Thorne and Johnny Russell, just before the hour mark.  Wolves responded with a decent spell - McDonald just missed Byrne with a chip into the box, and then Doherty finished superbly when slipping in around the back of the Derby back line, but was at least a yard offside.  Ince curled a beauty just past the post with practically his first touch and then Johnson fired at Ikeme as Derby pressed.  Wolves were sat deep, soaking up the pressure and looking to hit Wassall's side on the counter, but struggling to make any headway.  Jackett took until the 76th minute to make a change, sending on Mason for Byrne, a substitution that earned chants of "you don't know what you're doing" from the South Bank for the second consecutive home game.  

Sigurdarson dragged a 25-yard shot wide as Carson remained untested.  And the Icelandic striker was then inches away from scoring a memorable late winner in the 83rd minute, picking his spot with a low effort from just outside the box, and striking the outside of the post.  It was so nearly the champagne moment that Wolves and Sigurdarson, yet to score since returning from injury, craved.  But they didn't have to wait much longer, with hero Saville rising highest to head Doherty's looping cross in via the crossbar with just four minutes to go.  And Wolves, backed by a joyous and almost disbelieving home support, saw through what remained of the game with relative ease, as the feelgood factor returned to Molineux.

Wolves (4-3-3): Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth (c), Ebanks-Landell, Doherty; Coady, McDonald, Saville; Byrne (Mason, 76), Sigurdarson, Helan. Subs: Martinez, Hause, Price, Rowe, Hunte, Le Fondre.

Goals: Saville (16, 86)

Derby (4-3-3): Carson; Christie, Keogh (c), Shackell, Olsson; Hendrick, Thorne (Ince, 56), Butterfield; Russell (Weimann, 56), Martin, Johnson. Subs: Grant, Bryson, Buxton, Hanson, Blackman. Goal: Martin (44)

Attendance: 19,389 (1,714 Derby fans)

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

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George Saville scored twice as Wolves beat promotion-chasing Derby County to end their seven-game winless run.  The hosts, without victory since 12 January, edged the early stages and led through Saville's 18-yard curler.  The Rams, who themselves had endured an eight-match winless run prior to recent victories over Brentford and Blackburn, equalised through Chris Martin's free-kick from the edge of the area.  But Saville's header with four minutes left won it for Kenny Jackett's side.  The 22-year-old had never scored in 15 previous appearances for Wolves, and has spent time out on loan at Bristol City and Millwall since signing from Brentford in 2014.  But his brace either side of Martin's goal on the stroke of half-time ended the home side's "rotten run" and kept Derby five points adrift of the automatic promotion places.  Wolves had carved out the better opportunities of an otherwise scrappy second half, with Matt Doherty having a goal correctly ruled out for offside and Bjorn Sigurdarson rattling the foot of the post.  Substitute Thomas Ince came closest for a disjointed Derby, curling a left-footed effort just wide, while two Jacob Butterfield sighters from long range stung the hands of home keeper Carl Ikeme

Wolves

1Ikeme 18Iorfa 6BatthBooked at 51mins 23Ebanks-Landell 2Doherty 11McDonaldBooked at 80mins 25ByrneSubstituted forMasonat 76'minutes 16Coady 8SavilleBooked at 90mins 3Helan 22SigurdarsonBooked at 57mins Substitutes 10Mason 15Rowe 19Price 26Martinez 29Le Fondre 30Hause 35Hunte

Derby

17Carson 2ChristieBooked at 75mins 6Keogh 14Shackell 29Olsson 8Hendrick 34ThorneSubstituted forInceat 56'minutes 18Butterfield 11RussellSubstituted forWeimannat 56'minutes 9Martin

15JohnsonSubstituted forBlackmanat 88'minutes Substitutes 1Grant 4Bryson 5Buxton 22Blackman 23Ince 24Weimann 26Hanson

Referee: Graham Scott Attendance: 19,389

Stats FT       Wolves  Derby

Possession   43%  57%

Shots 7  9

Shots on Target 2  4

Corners 3  3

Fouls 17  12


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Derby County 1.

Full Time 90'+6' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Derby County 1.

90'+5' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby). 90'+5' Jeremy Helan (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. Booking 90'+4' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+3' Tom Ince (Derby) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+3' Foul by George Saville (WW). 90'+2' Foul by Chris Martin (Derby). 90'+2' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.88' Sub, Derby County. Nick Blackman replaces Bradley Johnson. 88' Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby). 88' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Goal!

86' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Derby County 1. George Saville (WW) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross.85' Richard Keogh (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 85' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 82' Björn Sigurdarson (WW) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Booking 80' Kevin McDonald (WW) is shown the yellow card. 80' Jacob Butterfield (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 80' Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW).79'Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 78' Richard Keogh (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  78' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 76' Attempt missed. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jeremy Helan. 76' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Nathan Byrne. Booking 75' Cyrus Christie (Derby) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 74' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby). 74'

Jeremy Helan (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 73' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 72' Jason Shackell (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  72' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 70' Attempt blocked. Jacob Butterfield (Derby) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 69' Cyrus Christie (Derby) wins a free kick on the right wing. 69' Foul by Jeremy Helan (WW). 67' Attempt saved. Bradley Johnson (Derby) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 60' Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bradley Johnson. 59' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Matt Doherty is caught offside. Booking 57' Björn Sigurdarson (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 57' Markus Olsson (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 57' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 56'

Sub, Derby County. Tom Ince replaces George Thorne. 56' Sub, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Johnny Russell. 55' Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Derby) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Thorne. 53' Attempt saved. Jacob Butterfield (Derby) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Booking 51' Danny Batth (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 51' Chris Martin (Derby) wins a free kick on the left wing. 51' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 50' Richard Keogh (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 50' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick. 49' Johnny Russell (Derby) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 49' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Derby County 1.

Half Time 45'+4' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Derby County 1.

45'+4' Attempt missed. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Carl Ikeme. 45'+1' Chris Martin (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'+1'

Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 45' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Markus Olsson. 44' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Derby County 1. Chris Martin (Derby) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner. 43' Bradley Johnson (Derby) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 43' Foul by George Saville (WW). 42' Delay over. They are ready to continue.  39' Delay in match Scott Carson (Derby) because of an injury. 38' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Richard Keogh. 38' Chris Martin (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 38' Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 35' Foul by Markus Olsson (Derby). 35' Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 34' Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Thorne. 32' Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby). 32' Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28' Jacob Butterfield (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28' Foul by George Saville (WW). 28' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by George Saville. 26' Offside, Derby County. Jacob Butterfield tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside. 23' Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Derby). 23' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 19' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 16' Foul by Markus Olsson (Derby). 16' Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 15' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby). 15' Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Goal!

14' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Derby County 0. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne. 12' Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (WW). 11' Markus Olsson (Derby) wins a free kick on the left wing. 11' Foul by Nathan Byrne (WW). 10' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a cross following a set piece situation. 9' Jeremy Helan (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 9' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby). 8' Foul by Markus Olsson (Derby). 8' Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6' Foul by Jeremy Helan (WW). 6' Johnny Russell (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 5' Attempt saved. Jacob Butterfield (Derby) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Martin. 3' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby). 3' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 1' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Cyrus Christie. Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Wolves could give Jeremy Helan his debut following the French winger's arrival on loan from Sheffield Wednesday until the end of the season.  Kenny Jackett's side, without a win in seven games, still have a long injury list, missing five key players.  

Derby County midfielder George Thorne (calf) is back in contention after missing four matches.   Striker Darren Bent (migraine) is fit, while Craig Bryson, Tom Ince and Andreas Weimann are all in contention.


MATCH FACTS

 

Wolves have lost only one of their last eight home league meetings with the Rams (W4 D3).  Derby have scored nine goals in their last three matches with Wolves and even failed to net in one of those clashes.  Wolves' run of seven league games without a win (D3 L4) is their longest dry spell since March 2013, when they went 12 games without registering a league win. The Rams have only won one of their last five Championship away games (D2 L2).  Kenny Jackett's team have conceded 11 goals between 45 and 60 minutes this season, which is a joint league-high in the Championship.  Only Brighton (2) have lost fewer away games than Derby (3) this season.


33 Tuesday 23rd Feb Brentford 3 Swift (38', 67'), Canos (56')   WW 0

John Swift scored twice for Brentford as the Bees stretched Wolves' winless run to seven matches.  Wolves almost took the lead when Nathan Byrne latched on to Bjorn Sigurdarson's cross but David Button saved. Brentford fought back as Alan Judge hit the outside of the post from long range before Swift's deflected shot put the hosts in front before half-time.  Sergi Canos found Brentford's second from an acute angle before Swift stabbed in a second from close range.  Prior to Swift and Canos extending the hosts' lead, Kevin McDonald could have forced an equaliser for Wolves when he sweeped a shot from 20 yards that forced Button into a fine low save.  Brentford, who came into the game on the back of a winless run of three matches, moved up three places to 11th place in the Championship table.  Wolves slip to 15th and are now without a win in their last seven games, with their last three points coming in their 3-2 win against Fulham on 12 January.

TEAM NEWS

Brentford

27Button 28Yennaris 6Dean 22O'Connell 3Bidwell 15Woods 10McEachranSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins 47CanosSubstituted forSaundersat 76'minutes 18Judge 19Swift

8DjuricinSubstituted forVibeat 86'minutes

Substitutes 7Saunders 11Hofmann 16Bonham 17Kerschbaumer 21Vibe 29Barbet 36Clarke

Wolves

1Ikeme 2Doherty 6Batth 23Ebanks-Landell 30Hause 17van La ParraSubstituted forLe Fondreat 63'minutes 16Coady 11McDonaldBooked at 71mins 25ByrneSubstituted forSavilleat 62'minutes 10Mason22Sigurdarson Substitutes 8Saville 15Rowe 18Iorfa 19Price 26Martinez 29Le Fondre 35Hunte

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Match Stats

                         Brentford Wolves

Possession    58%  42%

Shots 20  7

Shots on Target 8  5

Corners 10  4

Fouls 7  11

TEAM NEWS


Booking 90'+2' Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Bees) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+2' Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Bees). 90'+2' Adam Le Fondre (Wolves) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Attempt saved. Jack O'Connell (Bees) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Saunders with a cross. 90'+1' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 90'+1' Attempt saved. Jake Bidwell (Bees) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lasse Vibe. 89' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside. 86' Foul by Jack O'Connell (Bees). 86' Adam Le Fondre (Wolves) wins a free kick on the right wing.  86' Sub, Brentford. Lasse Vibe replaces Marco Djuricin. 85' Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Bees) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Swift. 84' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 81' Sub, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Josh McEachran. 77' David Button (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 77' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolves). 76' Sub, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Sergi Canos. 74' Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Wolves) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Björn Sigurdarson. 73' Attempt blocked. Josh McEachran (Bees) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Alan Judge. 73' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Booking 71' Kevin McDonald (Wolves) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 70' John Swift (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  70' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolves). 69' Foul by Marco Djuricin (Bees). 69' Kevin McDonald (Wolves) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Nico Yennaris (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  68' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolves).  Goal!

67' Goal! Brentford 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. John Swift (Bees) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergi Canos with a cross. 65' Foul by Harlee Dean (Bees). 65' Adam Le Fondre (Wolves) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 63' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 63' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Rajiv van La Parra. 62' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. George Saville replaces Nathan Byrne. 60' Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Bees) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 59'

Alan Judge (Bees) wins a free kick on the right wing. 59' Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Wolves). 57' Foul by Sergi Canos (Bees). 57' Nathan Byrne (Wolves) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal! 56' Goal! Brentford 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Sergi Canos (Bees) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge. 52' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Button. 52' Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Wolves) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 49' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Björn Sigurdarson. 48' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 48' Attempt blocked. Marco Djuricin (Bees) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergi Canos. 48' Jack O'Connell (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 48' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolves). 46' Ryan Woods (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolves). Second Half begins Brentford 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Half Time

 Brentford  Wolves

Possession  62%  38%

Shots 12  5

Shots on Target 4  3

Corners 4  3

Fouls 2  5


45'+2' First Half ends, Brentford 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+1' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (Wolves) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kortney Hause. 44' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Button.  44' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (Wolves) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra. 43' Foul by Alan Judge (Bees). 43' Conor Coady (Wolves) wins a free kick on the right wing. 42' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 42' Attempt blocked. Marco Djuricin (Bees) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergi Canos. 41' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nico Yennaris. 41' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nico Yennaris. Goal! 38' Brentford 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. John Swift (Bees) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. (?Ebanks Landell O/G?)38' Attempt saved. John Swift (Bees) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge. 37' John Swift (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 37' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolves). 35' Attempt missed. Marco Djuricin (Bees) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sergi Canos with a cross. 35' Attempt missed. Marco Djuricin (Bees) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Judge following a set piece situation. 34' Ryan Woods (Bees) wins a free kick on the left wing. 34' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolves). 33' Foul by John Swift (Bees). 33'

Kevin McDonald (Wolves) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  31' Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Bees) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge. 30' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside. 29' Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Bees) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross. 28' Attempt blocked. Marco Djuricin (Bees) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 28' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 28' Attempt saved. John Swift (Bees) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 27' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (Wolves) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra. 26' Harlee Dean (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolves). 22' Alan Judge (Bees) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by John Swift. 21' Offside, Brentford. Harlee Dean tries a through ball, but Sergi Canos is caught offside. 19' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 15'

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Bees) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by John Swift. 9' Attempt saved. Nathan Byrne (Wolves) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Coady. 8' Sergi Canos (Bees) wins a free kick on the right wing. 8' Foul by Kortney Hause (Wolves). 6' Attempt saved. Björn Sigurdarson (Wolves) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross. 5' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Björn Sigurdarson is caught offside. 5' Alan Judge (Bees) wins a free kick on the right wing. 5' Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Wolves). 3' Attempt missed. Marco Djuricin (Bees) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner. 2' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Brentford have no new injury problems but Andreas Bjelland is still sidelined with a cruciate injury.  Defender Yoann Barbet is available after serving a one-match ban following a red card against Sheffield Wednesday on 13 February.

Wolves welcome back centre-back Kortney Hause, who has recovered from a hamstring injury picked up in October.   However, midfielder James Henry and defender Mike Williamson remain out with hamstring injuries.

MATCH FACTS

Brentford have scored two or more goals in nine of their last 14 league games against Wolves.  The Wanderers have won two of their last three trips to Griffin Park, though lost there 4-0 last season.

No Championship side has faced more shots on target this season than Brentford (168).  Wolves are winless in six games, losing three and drawing three.



Sat 20th Feb Huddersfield Town 1 Wells (78' minutes)  0 Wolves

FT HT 0-0


Thommo says some players are not performing

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Winless in six, lost two on the spin, going absolutely nowhere in the Championship table, and with their supporters growing increasingly restless.  The away fans tried gallows humour towards the end of this hugely disappointing 1-0 loss, chanting just how 'rubbish' they thought their team was. But there was nothing funny about this latest setback for Kenny Jackett's team. The game could have gone either way - Joe Mason and Bjorn Sigurdarson went close and Wolves threw the kitchen sink at the Terriers in stoppage time. But in the end Nakhi Wells' late goal proved the difference. Wolves are rarely being outplayed this season, they're 'in' every game. But the fact remains that against other average Championship side they have failed to exert any kind of dominance. Jackett sprang a surprise with his team selection, recalling Tommy Rowe in place of Jack Price, while Mason came in for the injured James Henry. He also changed the formation, playing 4-4-2 with Mason alongside Bjorn Sigurdarson up front.

Wolves had the first shot in anger, with George Saville hitting a deflected effort wide after Sigurdarson broke down the left. Rajiv van La Parra, a target for Huddersfield in last month's transfer window, was being targeted by the Huddersfield defenders, with a couple of early fouls leaving him struggling with a knock. Both teams were finding it hard to make any headway up front. Wolves were sitting deep, happy to Huddersfield to have most of the ball, and looking to break when they could. Ethan Ebanks-Landell made an important clearance from Joe Lolley's cross - and then Jamie Paterson was inches away from giving his team the lead with a low 20-yard drive that struck the outside of  the post.Saville and Conor Coady - facing his former club for the first time since leaving last summer - were winning plenty of challenge in midfield in a compact Wolves formation. But distribution from the back, particularly from Danny Batth, was poor and Mason and Sigurdarson were starved of service. The ball broke for Rowe 25 yards out but he lashed it over the bar. Sigurdarson then headed towards Mason, with Wolves for a second two-on-one, but after Mason returned the ball to him the Icelandic  striker was superbly shepherded wide by Joel Lynch. Van La Parra's cross was sliced over his own bar by Philip Billing. And that was the closest Wolves came to a goal in a very tepid half of football, with  neither side registering a shot on target.

The rather sedate pace continued at the start of the second half, with the only effort of note a Tommy Smith shot that whistled over Ikeme's bar. Van La Parra wanted a penalty after getting in behind Husband before going down in the box under the left-back's challenge, but referee Kevin Wright was unmoved. Matt Doherty then got to the byline and cut back for Mason, whose flick was blocked, before Lolley drilled an effort past the post on the hour mark for Huddersfield. Wolves then had a big let-off when Ebanks-Landell slipped and missed a low cross - the ball came to Nakhi Wells but a poor touch allowed Doherty to snuff him out. But then came their best spell of the game. Mason had the ball in the net from Sigurdarson's clever through ball, but was flagged offside. And then the impressive Sigurdarson turned and fired goalwards from 20 yards - Steer pushed it to Mason who fired over under pressure and via a deflection. The game was finally livening up and substitute Karim Matmour was inches away from scoring for Huddersfield, firing across goal and wide. But then with 11 minutes to go Huddersfield did take the lead - and it was that man Wells who netted his 13th of the season. James Husband's low cross made its way to Wells at the back stick and he fired into the corner, with Wolves' defending statue-esque. Harry Bunn should have made it 2-0 three minutes later, beating Batth in a 50-50 and racing through on goal, but he chipped wide when trying to lob the advancing Ikeme. Wolves struggled to mount any sort of response but in added time they came desperately close to equalising. After Steer brilliantly cleared a Van La Parra cross under pressure, Mason made a superb run in behind, he looked to round the keeper but was tackled at the death. Ikeme came up for the corner - it broke to Saville but he fired horribly wide from 12 yards. And that was that, as Wolves succumbed to a bitterly disappointing defeat.

Beeb

Nahki Wells scored a late winner as Huddersfield Town made it back-to-back Championship wins by beating Wolves. In a game of few chances, Terriers winger Jamie Patterson hit the post with a first-half shot. Wolves forward Joe Mason had one effort ruled out for offside and another deflected over after the break. But Wells capitalised on hesitant defending to fire home from close range, before Harry Bunn chipped over with a chance to double the lead. The defeat left Wolves marooned in mid-table and without a win in six games since beating Fulham 3-2 at Molineux last month, a victory which at the time was Kenny Jackett's side's fourth-straight league win. Huddersfield's victory - their 10th in the last 14 meetings with Wolves - followed last weekend's win at Nottingham Forest and lifted them to 15th in the table, 12 points clear of the relegation zone. Both sides only managed one shot on target each during a poor quality game.  Wolves striker Bjorn Sigurdarson had a shot pushed away by Jed Steer, with Mason seeing his follow-up deflected over, before Wells tapped in at the far post for the only goal.  


Huddersfield

1Steer 2SmithBooked at 44mins 5Hudson 33Lynch 15HusbandBooked at 45mins 6Hogg 29Billing 17Bunn 8PatersonSubstituted forMatmourat 59'minutes 18LolleySubstituted forManuat 75'minutes

21WellsSubstituted forCranieat 90+4'minutes Substitutes 4Whitehead 10Matmour 13Murphy 14Cranie 22Dempsey 28Manu 36Bojaj

Wolves

1Ikeme 18Iorfa 6Batth 23Ebanks-Landell 2Doherty 16Coady 8SavilleBooked at 71mins 17van La ParraBooked at 45mins 10Mason 15RoweSubstituted forByrneat 78'minutes 22Sigurdarson

Substitutes 11McDonald 19Price 25Byrne 26Martinez 28Deslandes 29Le Fondre 30Hause

Referee: Kevin Wright


 Huddersfield Wolves

Possession 63% 37%

Shots  14 9

Shots on Target 1 1

Corners  4 6

Fouls  13 16


Full Time 90'+6' Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.  90'+5' Elvis Manu (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+5' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 90'+4'

Attempt missed. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.  90'+4' Sub, Huddersfield Town. Martin Cranie replaces Nahki Wells. 90'+3'

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Hudson. 90'+1' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross following a corner. 90'+1' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg. 90' Foul by Karim Matmour (HT). 90' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88'

Karim Matmour (HT) wins a free kick on the left wing. 88' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 87' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 87' Attempt blocked. Karim Matmour (HT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philip Billing. 83' Foul by Mark Hudson (HT). 83' Björn Sigurdarson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Foul by Elvis Manu (HT). 83' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 82' Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (HT) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Goal! 78' Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton  Wanderers 0. Nahki Wells (HT) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. 78' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Tommy Rowe. 76' Attempt missed. Karim Matmour (HT) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. 75' Karim Matmour (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 75' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 75' Sub, Huddersfield Town. Elvis Manu replaces Joe Lolley. 74' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Hudson. 74' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 74' Attempt saved. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 72' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside. Booking 71' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card. 71' Harry Bunn (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Foul by George Saville (WW). 69' Tommy Smith (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 68' Foul by Joe Lolley (HT). 68' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 67' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 66' Delay in match Nahki Wells (HT) because of an injury. 65' Foul by Tommy Smith (HT). 65' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65' Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (HT) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 62' Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (HT) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Philip Billing.  61' Tommy Smith (HT) wins a free kick on the right wing.  61' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW).  59' Sub, Huddersfield Town. Karim Matmour replaces Jamie Paterson. 58' Foul by Philip Billing (HT). 58' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  55' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joel Lynch. 55' Attempt blocked. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra. 53' Harry Bunn (HT) wins a free kick on the right wing. 53' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 50' Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (HT) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Lolley. 47' Nahki Wells (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47'  Foul by Danny Batth (WW).  Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.


HT Huddersfield Wolves

Possession  68%  2%

Shots 7  4

Shots on Target 0  0

Corners 3  2

Fouls 7 8

 

45'+3' First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Booking 45'+2' James Husband (HT) is shown the yellow card.  45'+2' Rajiv van La Parra (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 45'+2' James Husband  (HT) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45'+2' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 45'+1' Jonathan Hogg (HT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45'+1' Foul by Tommy Rowe (WW). 45' James Husband (HT) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW).

45' Mark Hudson (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). Booking 44' Tommy Smith (HT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.  43' Foul by Tommy Smith (HT). 43'

Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 41' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 41' Foul by Joel Lynch (HT). 41' Björn Sigurdarson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing.  37' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Philip Billing. 35' Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (HT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Bunn. 33' Joel Lynch (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 33' Attempt blocked. Philip Billing (HT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Paterson. 32' Tommy Smith (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32' Foul by Tommy Rowe (WW).  30' Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (HT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Lolley. 29' Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Mason. 28' Hand ball by Jamie Paterson (HT). 26' Foul by Jonathan Hogg (HT). 26' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24' Jamie Paterson (HT) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg. 23' Foul by Harry Bunn (HT). 23' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Danny Batth. 21' Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (HT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Paterson. 19' Foul by Mark Hudson (HT). 19' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 18' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 16' Foul by James Husband (HT). 16' Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 15' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 14' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tommy Rowe tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside. 13' Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (HT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Lolley. 10' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner. 9' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Philip Billing. 9' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 7' Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (HT) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Husband. 5' Harry Bunn (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 5' Foul by Tommy Rowe (WW). 3' Joe Lolley (HT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.3' Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). Kick Off First Half begins.

TEAM NEWS

Huddersfield forward Jamie Paterson will return having been ineligible to face parent club Nottingham Forest.  On-loan Wigan midfielder Emyr Huws (ankle) joins long-term injury victims Ishmael Miller and Sean Scannell (both knee) on the sidelines.

Wolves have defender Kortney Hause available for the first time since October after recovering from a hamstring injury. James Henry and Mike Williamson are both out with hamstring problems.

MATCH FACTS

Huddersfield have lost just two of their previous 13 meetings with Wolves, winning nine and drawing two. However, both of those have come in the most recent two games.  Wolves have scored three or more goals in both of their last two league games against the Terriers, having scored just three in the previous seven.  Huddersfield have won five of their last six at home against Wolves but lost the last time they hosted in February 2015. Joe Mason has scored four times in five league games against Huddersfield.  The Terriers last failed to score at home against Wolves in February 1997, netting in each of the last six clashes between the sides at the John Smith's Stadium.  Wolves have not won three successive league games against Huddersfield since April 1971.


31 Wolves 1 Preston 2

 Wolves 1 Mason (66' minutes)  Preston 2 Gallagher (17' minutes), Reach (53' minutes)

SAT, 13 FEB 2016CHAMPIONSHIP

HT 0-1

Wolverhampton Wanderers' winless run in the Championship was extended to five matches as Preston North End took all three points at Molineux.  Paul Gallagher gave the visitors the lead with a neat chipped shot that had keeper Carl Ikeme well beaten.Adam Reach doubled their advantage after the break when he collected a loose ball and fired low past Ikeme.  Joe Mason scored his second goal in two appearances since signing for Wolves in January but Preston held on.  The result sees North End move up three places from 14th to 11th and leapfrog Wolves in the Championship table, while the hosts slip a place to 12th.  Kenny Jackett's side, whose last Championship win came in their 3-2 victory against Fulham on 12 January, were booed off the pitch at the final whistle. A bad afternoon for the hosts was made worse soon after Gallagher's opening goal as midfielder James Henry was forced off with a hamstring injury.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett: "All of us are looking for good performances and wins, and the wins haven't come here at home this year.  It is our job to produce results and we didn't do that today. It was a disappointing day and a disappointing result.  I understand the frustration and accept it. We need to produce. I need to produce results. I was looking for us to up the tempo but we couldn't create the chances that we needed and it was the key moments in the game that cost us because at home the goals against total is too high."


Preston manager Simon Grayson: "We obviously had a bit of pressure on us when they scored but overall it was a very pleasing and professional performance. To go 2-0 up was just what we deserved. We got a little bit sloppy just after that but you can't fault the players for what they have done. We have to keep working and doing the right things. It is an honest group who are getting the rewards for what they have put in all season. The sole purpose is to be in the Championship next season and we will keep working hard and see where it takes us."


Line-ups

Match Stats

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   Wolves Preston

Possession  53%  47%

Shots  11  8

Shots on Target  2  3

Corners  3  3

Fouls  11  12


Line up

Wolves

1Ikeme 18Iorfa 6Batth 23Ebanks-Landell 2Doherty 16Coady 19Price 8SavilleSubstituted forRoweat 85' 17van La ParraSubstituted forMasonat 45' 22Sigurdarson 7HenrySubstituted forByrneat 18'

Substitutes 10Mason 11McDonald 15Rowe 25Byrne 26Martinez 28Deslandes 29Le Fondre

Preston

1Lindegaard 15Woods 5Clarke 23Huntington 6WrightBooked at 40mins 3Cunningham 16Browne 12GallagherSubstituted forWelshat 67' 11Johnson 14GarnerSubstituted forDoyleat 86' 32Reach

Substitutes

2Vermijl 8Kilkenny 13Doyle 19Welsh 25Hugill 37Robinson 43Kirkland

Referee: Kevin Johnson Attendance: 21,204

 

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Preston North End 2.

Full Time  90'+4' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Preston North End 2.  90'+3' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson  (WW).  90'+3' John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90'+2' Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 90' Hand ball by Joe Mason  (WW). 88' Attempt blocked. Björn Sigurdarson  (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 86' Dominic Iorfa  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 86' Foul by Eoin Doyle (Preston North End).  86' Sub, Preston North End. Eoin Doyle replaces Joe Garner. 85' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tommy Rowe replaces George Saville. 84' Attempt missed. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross following a  corner. 84' Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 82' Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Mason. 78'

Foul by Dominic Iorfa  (WW).  78' Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing. 77' Attempt saved. Alan Browne (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Calum Woods. 73' Ethan Ebanks-Landell  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73' Foul by Adam Reach (Preston North End). 72' Nathan Byrne  (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 72' Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End). 70' Foul by Dominic Iorfa  (WW). 70' Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69'  offside, Preston North End. Joe Garner tries a through ball, but Adam Reach is caught offside. 68' George Saville  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End). 68' Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 67' Sub, Preston North End. John Welsh replaces Paul Gallagher. Goal!  

66' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Preston North End 2. Joe Mason  (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Coady with a through ball. 65' Attempt missed. George Saville  (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Price.  58' Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Bailey Wright. 58' Ethan Ebanks-Landell  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 58' Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).  56'

Matt Doherty  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  56' Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End). 55' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Calum Woods. 54' Offside, Preston North End. Greg Cunningham tries a through ball, but Joe Garner is caught offside. 53' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Preston North End 2. Adam Reach (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. 51' Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 51' Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 50' Matt Doherty  (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 50' Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End). 48' Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross.

Second Half  begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Preston North End 1.

45' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

  Wolves Preston

Possession  52%  48%

Shots     7  5

Shots on Tgt 1  1

Corners     2  0

Fouls     8  6

Half Time

45'+3' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Preston North End 1.

45'+3' Attempt saved. Conor Coady  (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 45'+2' Dominic Iorfa  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'+2' Foul by Joe Garner  (PNE). 45' Foul by Danny Batth  (WW). 45' Joe Garner  (PNE) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 44' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson  (WW). 44' Bailey Wright  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42' Foul by Dominic Iorfa  (WW). 42' Joe Garner  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42' George Saville  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42' Foul by Alan Browne  (PNE). 40' Bailey Wright  (PNE) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 39' Nathan Byrne  (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 39' Foul by Bailey Wright  (PNE). 39' Rajiv van La Parra  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  39' Foul by Alan Browne  (PNE). 37' Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 35' Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 33' Paul Huntington  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson  (WW). 30' Attempt missed. Joe Garner  (PNE) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Reach. 26' Nathan Byrne  (WW) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick. 25' Foul by Tom Clarke  (PNE). 25' Björn Sigurdarson  (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 24' Joe Garner  (PNE) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24' Foul by Danny Batth  (WW). 21' Offside, Preston North End. Adam Reach tries a through ball, but Daniel Johnson is caught offside. 20' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra  (WW). 20' Tom Clarke  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 18' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces James Henry. Goal! 17'  Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Preston North End 1. Paul Gallagher  (PNE) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Garner. 14' Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher  (PNE) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross. 13' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Anders Lindegaard. 12' Foul by Dominic Iorfa  (WW). 12' Joe Garner  (PNE) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 10' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Rajiv van La Parra is caught offside. 7' Foul by George Saville  (WW). 7' Bailey Wright  (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 5' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Huntington. 5' Attempt blocked. Björn Sigurdarson  (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Jack Price. 5' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 4' Delay in match Daniel Johnson  (PNE) because of an injury. Kick Off First Half begins.

TEAM NEWS


Wolves could welcome back goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez following three months out with a thigh injury.  Defenders Mike Williamson and Kortney Hause (hamstrings), are not match fit.

Preston have an unchanged squad with defender Paul Huntington, striker Eoin Doyle and midfielders Daniel Johnson and John Welsh vying for recalls. Midfielder Ben Pearson is suspended while striker Jermaine Beckford and midfielder Liam Grimshaw are both out with knee injuries.


MATCH FACTS


Wolves have scored in 20 of their last 21 league clashes with Preston at Molineux. Jermaine Beckford has netted four goals in his last three appearances against Wolves, though he's not played this season since August. Danny Batth has made more clearances than any other Championship player this season (233). Preston are the only side yet to concede in the opening 15 minutes of matches this term.  Wolves have drawn their last three matches; they've not recorded four successive draws since December 2005. Preston have drawn more games nil-nil than any other Championship side this season (7).


30 Reading 0 Wolves 0

Reading 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

SAT, 06 FEB 2016CHAMPIONSHIP




Reading made it five Championship games without a win as they played out a goalless draw against Wolves at the Madejski Stadium. The hosts had an early opening when Garath McCleary teed up Hal Robson Kanu but Danny Batth was on hand to block.  James Henry almost gave Wolves the lead against his former club, only for his 20-yard effort to fly wide.  Paul McShane stopped Wolves stealing a late winner with a fine tackle to prevent Bjorn Sigurdarson shooting.  The result meant that Wolves, who won 1-0 against Reading on Boxing Day at Molineux, moved up a place to 11th in the Championship table, but ended their league-leading streak of scoring in 11 consecutive games. Reading also improved a place to 15th by virtue of goal difference after Leeds United lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest.


Line-ups

Reading

26Al Habsi 2Gunter 5McShaneBooked at 84mins 35Cooper 11Obita 23Williams 6Norwood 12McClearySubstituted forJohnat 59'minutes 7VydraSubstituted forRakelsat 79'minutes9Robson-Kanu 29Kermorgant

Substitutes  1Bond 8Hector 10Rakels 15Ferdinand 17Piazon 20John 21Quinn

Wolves

 1 Ikeme 18Iorfa 6Batth 23Ebanks-Landell 2Doherty 8SavilleBooked at 70mins 11McDonald 16CoadyBooked at 20mins 17van La ParraSubstituted forByrneat 79'minutes 22Sigurdarson 7Henry

Substitutes

10Mason 13McCarey 15Rowe 19Price 25Byrne 28Deslandes 29Le Fondre

Referee: Tony Harrington Attendance: 17,771  HT 0-0

  Reading Wolves

Possession 58% 42%

Shots          18 10

Shots on Target 2 3

Corners       8 7

Fouls         10 12

Match ends, Reading 0, WW 0.

Full Time

90'+3' Second Half ends, Reading 0, WW 0.

90'+3' Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. 90'+1' Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading).  90'+1' Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Attempt blocked. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant. 89' Attempt saved. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 87' Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 87' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 85' Attempt missed. Chris Gunter (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Williams. Booking 84' Paul McShane (Reading) is shown the yellow card. 84' Corner, WW. Conceded by Paul McShane. 83' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 82' Delay in match Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) because of an injury. 81' Corner,  WW. Conceded by Paul McShane.

81' Attempt blocked. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a headed pass. 81' Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner. 80' Corner, WW. Conceded by Jordan Obita.  79' Sub, Reading. Deniss Rakels replaces Matej Vydra. 79' Sub, WW. Nathan Byrne replaces Rajiv van La Parra. 77' Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading). 77' Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72' Hand ball by James Henry (WW). 71' Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Booking 70' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 70' Oliver Norwood (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  70' Foul by George Saville (WW). 70' Attempt blocked. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood. 68' Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by George Saville with a cross following a corner. 67' Corner, WW. Conceded by Jake Cooper. 66' Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 62' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 61' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Danny Batth. 61' Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matej Vydra. 59' Sub, Reading. Ola John replaces Garath McCleary. 58' Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading). 58' Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 57' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading). 57' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 55' Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing. 55' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 54' Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading). 54' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 53' Offside, WW. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but James Henry is caught offside. 52' Attempt missed. Paul McShane (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 50' Yann Kermorgant (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 50' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 50' Yann Kermorgant (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 49' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 49' Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the  box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry. 49' Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 48' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Second Half begins Reading 0, WW 0.

Half Time

 Reading  Wolves

Possession 58%  42%

Shots   9  3

Shots on Target  1  2

Corners  5  3

Fouls  5  6


Half Time

45'+1' First Half ends, Reading 0, WW 0. 44' Attempt blocked. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul McShane. 43' Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing. 43' Foul by George Saville (WW). 43' Attempt blocked. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is  blocked. Assisted by Danny Williams. 42' Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading). 42' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 40' Delay in match Danny Williams (Reading) because of an injury. 38' Hand ball by Jordan Obita (Reading). 37' Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing. 37' Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 32' Corner, WW. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi. 32' Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside  the box is saved in the top right corner. 31' Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading). 31' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 30' Corner, WW. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi. 30' Attempt saved. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by George Saville with a headed pass. 21' Attempt saved. Garath McCleary (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood. 21' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Matt Doherty. Booking 20' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 20' Jordan Obita (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing. 20' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 18' Attempt missed. Jake Cooper (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Danny  Williams following a corner. 18' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 18' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Conor Coady. 18' Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 17' Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Williams.  16' Yann Kermorgant (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 16' Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 13' Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (WW). 13' Corner, WW. Conceded by Jake Cooper. 12' Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Björn Sigurdarson with a headed pass. 11' Attempt missed. Paul McShane (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a corner. 10' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 10' Attempt blocked. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Garath McCleary. 8' Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading). 8' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 7' Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 7' Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 6' Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading). 6' Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6' Attempt blocked. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 4' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Danny Batth. Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Reading will give a late fitness test to George Evans, who has a calf problem, while Aaron Tshibola is ruled out with a hamstring injury. New Latvian striker Deniss Rakels has received clearance to play but may lack match fitness.

Wolves striker Joe Mason's goal after just three minutes on his debut against Bolton makes him a likely starter. Tommy Rowe, recalled after his loan, may keep his place but Mike Williamson (hamstring) may still be out.


MATCH FACTS


Reading have won only one of their last seven home games against Wolves (including play-offs), drawing three and losing three. Wolves have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last four away league games at Reading (W2 D1 L1), last succeeding in a 1-0 win in March 2003. Reading have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season than any other Championship side (11).

Wolves' new signing Joe Mason scored with his only shot on target on his debut against Bolton last time out. The Royals have won just two of their last 12 Championship fixtures (D2 L8). Kenny Jackett's team have scored in all of their previous 11 league games - the joint-longest streak in the Championship this season.



29 Wolverhampton Wanderers Mason (3'), Henry (77') Bolton Wanderers  Wellington (81'), Dobbie (88')

Wolves 2 Mason (3' minutes), Henry (77' minutes) Bolton 2 Wellington (81' minutes), Dobbie (88' minutes)

HT 1-0

TUE, 02 FEB 2016CHAMPIONSHIP

Late goals from Wellington Silva and Stephen Dobbie helped Championship strugglers Bolton come from behind to draw at Wolves.  Joe Mason poked the hosts ahead after Bolton keeper Ben Amos failed to hold Bjorn Sigurdarson's shot.  Liam Feeney fired just over as Bolton dominated the rest of the first half.  James Henry cut inside and fired in to double Wolves' lead after the break, before Silva's header and Dobbie's free-kick earned the visitors a point.  Dobbie's goal was fortunate when it came, deflecting off a Wolves defender in the wall, but Bolton were good value for the draw having controlled much of the game.  Mason scored on his Wolves debut with the hosts' first attack of the game, reacting quickly to prod home from the centre of the box.  Neil Lennon's side struggled to get shots on target despite having much of the possession thereafter, though Silva tested Carl Ikeme from distance just before the break.  Josh Vela drew Ikeme into another save as Bolton continued to press after half-time, before Henry looked to have secured his side three points when he drifted in from the right and shot left-footed into the far corner.  But an unmarked Silva took advantage of poor defending to head in Vela's cross and Dobbie's right-footed strike earned the Championship's bottom side a much-needed point.  

Wolves

1Ikeme 18Iorfa 6Batth 23Ebanks-Landell 2Doherty 16Coady 11McDonald 17van La Parra 10Mason (Price 86') 15 Rowe (Saville 82') 22 Sigurdarson (Henry 76')

Substitutes 7Henry 8Saville 13McCarey 19Price 25Byrne 28Deslandes 29Le Fondre

Bolton

1Amos 6Vela 4Dervite 45Holding 3Moxey 8Spearing 7Feeney 17Trotter (Dobbie 83') 16Davies 22Wellington 30Woolery (Heskeyt 66')

Substitutes

13Rachubka 15Osede Prieto 19Heskey 23Dobbie  25Wilson 27Twardzik 42Walker

Referee: Fred Graham Attendance: 17,825


  Wolves Bolton

Possession 39%    61%

Shots  6 15

Shots on Target 3 5

Corners  4 5

Fouls  10 10

TEAM NEWS


Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a headed pass. 90'+2' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Vela tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside. Goal! 88' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 2. Stephen Dobbie (BW) from a free kick with a right footed  hot to the bottom left corner. 88' Emile Heskey (BW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 88' Foul by Danny Batth (WW).  86' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Joe Mason. 85' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 84' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Doherty.  83' Sub, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Liam Trotter. 82' Wellington (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 82' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. George Saville replaces Tommy Rowe. Goal! 81' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Wellington (BW) header  from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Vela with a cross. Goal! 77' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 0. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 76' Wellington (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 76' Foul by James Henry (WW). 76' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Björn Sigurdarson. 72' Hand ball by Emile Heskey (BW). 71' Dean Moxey (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 69' Foul by Jay Spearing (BW). 69' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Attempt missed. Wellington (BW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Liam Trotter. 67' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson tries a through ball, but Rajiv van La Parra is caught offside. 66' Sub, Bolton Wanderers. Emile Heskey replaces Kaiyne Woolery.  64' Wellington (BW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 64' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 62' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 61' Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (BW) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. 60' Foul by Dorian Dervite (BW). 60' Björn Sigurdarson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 55' Attempt saved. Josh Vela (BW) right footed shot  from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wellington. 53' Liam Trotter (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 53' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 52' Jay Spearing (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 50' Attempt blocked. Liam Trotter (BW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Davies. 48'  Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Björn Sigurdarson is caught offside. 48' Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (BW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 47' Liam Trotter (BW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47' Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW).

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Half Time

                  Wolves    Bolton

Possession 41%    59%

Shots  4 8

Shots on Target 2 2

Corners  4 2

Fouls  2 7

45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.  45'+1' Kaiyne Woolery (BW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45'+1' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 45' Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 45'Foul by Mark Davies (BW). 45'

Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 44' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tommy Rowe tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside. 43' Attempt saved. Wellington (BW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Davies. 42' Foul by Mark Davies (BW). 42'

Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 41' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ethan Ebanks-Landell tries a through ball, but Björn Sigurdarson is caught  offside. 41' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Vela. 39' Foul by Dean Moxey (BW). 39' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38' Attempt missed. Wellington (BW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 38' Attempt blocked. Dean Moxey (BW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wellington. 36' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 36' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Dean Moxey. 35' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Rob Holding. 34' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Kaiyne  Woolery is caught offside. 33' Attempt missed. Mark Davies (BW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross. 33' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Liam Trotter. 32' Hand ball by Mark Davies (BW). 30' Foul by Josh Vela (BW). 30' Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in  the defensive half. 28' Foul by Liam Trotter (BW). 28' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27' Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (BW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Wellington. 25' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Ben Amos tries a through ball, but Mark Davies is caught offside. 21' Foul by Dean Moxey (BW). 21' Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 19' Attempt blocked. Mark Davies (BW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Spearing. 18' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 15' Wellington (BW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 15'

Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). Goal! 3'

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. 3' Attempt saved. Björn Sigurdarson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 2' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 2' Attempt saved. Jay Spearing (BW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Davies. Kick Off First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


New signing Mike Williamson has a hamstring injury and will not play for Wolves against Bolton.  Kortney Hause's hamstring problem rules him out again but he is now close to a return after three months out.

Bolton's veteran striker Emile Heskey could play having been declared fit after a calf injury that has kept him out for more than a month.  Boss Neil Lennon will give a test to midfielder Darren Pratley, who had a back spasm late in the loss to Leeds.


MATCH FACTS


Wolves have won just one of their past 10 games against Bolton, and have conceded two or more goals on six of those occasions (D3 L6). Only on two of their past 11 trips to Molineux have Bolton failed to score, but one of those was on their last visit in September 2014.   Wolves have lost more points from leading positions than any other Championship side at home this season (11).  Bolton are still awaiting their first away win of the season (D3 L11), last winning in the Championship on the road in April.  Wolves have lost just one of their past six league matches (W4 D1).  The Trotters have kept just one clean sheet in their past 12 league games.





28 QPR  1 Polter 2′ Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Henry 48′

FT 90 +5 HT 1-0

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Loftus Road Date: Saturday, 23 January Kick-off: 12:30 GMT


By Phil Shepka BBC Sport

James Henry's deflected effort gave Wolves a deserved point against QPR at Loftus Road in the Championship.  German striker Sebastian Polter had put Rangers ahead after two minutes by heading in Matt Phillips' free-kick.  Henry levelled proceedings just after the break with a strike that deflected off two home defenders before squeezing past goalkeeper Alex Smithies.  Tjaronn Chery should have scored a late home winner, but smashed against the post from Conor Washington's cross.  The result suits neither side, leaving Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's QPR with only one win in their last nine league matches and Wolves seven points off the play-off positions before Saturday's 15:00 GMT kick-offs.

QPR had looked dominant in the first half, with Polter causing Wolves centre-backs Danny Batth and Ethan-Ebanks Landell all sorts of problems.  But Wolves, without injured attacking duo Michal Zyro and Jordan Graham, brought themselves level after good work from the impressive Rajiv van La Parra set up Henry, whose shot hit both Grant Hall and Nedum Onuoha on its way into the net.  Then midway through the second period, Smithies pulled off a succession of great saves to deny left-back Matt Doherty's fierce strike and further efforts by Conor Coady and Dave Edwards from the resulting corner.  QPR could have won it late on, but after great work down the left from substitute Washington with his first touches since his move from Peterborough, Chery should have hit the target from eight yards out but it bounced off the post and back out.

LINEUP, Booking (0) & Subs (3)

Queens Park Rangers

25 Smithies 24 Perch 05 Onuoha 04 Hall 15 Konchesky 20 Henry (Chery - 73' ) 21 Luongo 07 Phillips 23 Hoilett (Washington - 83' ) 10 Fer 33 Polter

Substitutes 06 Hill 08 Chery 09 Washington 12 Mackie 13 Lumley 18 Faurlin 26 Angella

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell 02 Doherty 16 Coady 11 McDonald 17 van La Parra 04 Edwards (Saville - 82' ) 07 Henry 29 Le Fondre

Substitutes 03 Golbourne 08 Saville 13 McCarey 15 Rowe 19 Price 25 Byrne 48 Enobakhare

Ref: Andy Woolmer

Att: 15,266

MATCH STATS 90mins

Queens Park Rangers Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession  46%  54%

Shots 14  13

On target 5  5

Corners 6  1

Fouls 12  11

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Full time Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90:00 +4:34 Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90:00 +4:13 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +4:13 Foul by Leroy Fer (QPR). 90:00 +3:38 Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. 90:00 +3:34 Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra. 90:00 +1:39 Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Polter. 89:06 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 89:06 Paul Konchesky (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 87:38 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 87:38 Foul by Leroy Fer (QPR). 87:25 Tjaronn Chery (QPR) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Conor Washington with a cross. 86:52 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 85:42 Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. 85:17 Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (QPR) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross following a corner. 84:56 Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 83:57 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 82:59 Sub, Queens Park Rangers. Conor Washington replaces Junior Hoilett. 81:38 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. George Saville replaces Dave Edwards because of an injury. 81:29 Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matthew Phillips. 78:04 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 76:45 Delay in match Dave Edwards (WW) because of an injury. 76:24 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 76:24 Foul by Tjaronn Chery (QPR). 76:07 Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 76:07 Foul by James Perch (QPR). 74:16 Attempt saved. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 74:06 Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross. 73:35 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Alex Smithies. 73:34 Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 73:06 Attempt blocked. Matthew Phillips (QPR) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Polter. 72:22 Sub, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Karl Henry. 68:49 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 68:49 Foul by Matthew Phillips (QPR). 68:09 Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68:09 Foul by Junior Hoilett (QPR). 67:11 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 67:11 Foul by Junior Hoilett (QPR). 66:06 Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald following a set piece situation. 65:30 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 65:30 Foul by Paul Konchesky (QPR). 63:31 Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Dave Edwards. 61:59 Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 59:53 Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 59:36 Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 57:46 Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (QPR) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross following a set piece situation. 57:15 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 57:15 Junior Hoilett (QPR) wins a free kick on the right wing. 55:50 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross. 55:12 Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Massimo Luongo. 54:10 Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 54:10 Leroy Fer (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52:41 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 52:41 Leroy Fer (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50:57 Attempt saved. Sebastian Polter (QPR) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Leroy Fer. 50:32 Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 50:15 Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 47:29 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. 45:00

Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.


45mins

Queens Park Rangers Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession   46%  54%

Shots 7  2

On target 3 1

Corners 2 0

Fouls 4 7

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45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 43:52 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 43:52 Paul Konchesky (QPR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 43:23 Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 42:25 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 42:25 Karl Henry (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41:41 Attempt saved. Junior Hoilett (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Leroy Fer. 40:48 Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40:48 Foul by Sebastian Polter (QPR). 39:01 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but James Henry is caught offside. 37:14 Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. 35:35 Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady. 35:06 Attempt saved. Sebastian Polter (QPR) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross. 33:53 Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (QPR) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. 33:22 Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 32:40 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 32:40 Junior Hoilett (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30:24 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 29:24 Delay in match Sebastian Polter (QPR) because of an injury. 28:01 Attempt saved. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross.  27:23 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 27:23 Foul by Grant Hall (QPR). 26:37 Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Junior Hoilett following a set piece situation. 25:36 Hand ball by Dave Edwards (WW). 21:14 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 21:14 Foul by Leroy Fer (QPR). 11:26 Junior Hoilett (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 11:26 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 9:36 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Matt Doherty is caught offside. 4:30 Foul by Junior Hoilett (QPR). 4:30 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3:59 Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (QPR) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by James Perch with a cross. 3:00 Nedum Onuoha (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3:00 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 1:50 Goal scored Goal!  Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Sebastian Polter (QPR) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross following a set piece situation. 1:20 Sebastian Polter (QPR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 1:20 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

QPR could hand a debut to striker Conor Washington, bought from Peterborough to replace Charlie Austin.  Goalkeeper Rob Green is available after illness but, with speculation over his future, Alex Smithies may start.

Wolves are without new Polish signing Michal Zyro (calf), who has scored three times in the last two matches. and goalkeeper Emi Martinez (thigh).  Jordan Graham (knee) is out for the season but strikers Adam Le Fondre and Bjorn Sigurdarson return to the squad.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves have lost only one of their last 11 trips to Loftus Road, winning three (D7).  Junior Hoilett has netted three goals in three games against the Black Country side.  QPR picked up their first league win under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, ending a run of seven without one (D5 L2).  Michal Zyro has scored three goals in his two league appearances for Wolves.  Sebastian Polter has scored three goals from just four shots on target in the Championship this season.  Wolves have won six of the seven away games this season in which they have taken the lead (L1).


27 Sat 16th January Wolves 1 Zyro 40′ Cardiff City 3 Noone 28′, 36′ Ralls 48′

FT 90 +6 HT 1-2

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Molineux Stadium Date: Saturday 16 January Kick-off: 15:00 GMT


Cardiff City produced an impressive away display to win at Wolves thanks to three superbly-taken goals.  Craig Noone hit two stunning first-half strikes from range to put the away side in command, but Wolves pulled one back before half-time through Michal Zyro.  Joe Ralls' low, left-footed drive from outside the area secured Cardiff's first away win of 2016.  Defeat ended Wolves' run of four league wins in a row, leaving them eight points behind the top six.  Cardiff's win came less than 24 hours after they were placed under a transfer embargo for breaching Financial Fair Play rules while chairman Mehmet Dalman said the "jury was still out" over manager Russell Slade. But Slade's side controlled the first half and almost went ahead when Stuart O'Keefe hit the crossbar, before Noone twice found the top left corner with his left foot to stun Wolves.  The hosts responded as Polish winger Zyro poked in from close range for his third goal in two games.  But Noone fed Ralls for his first goal of the season after half-time and Cardiff's victory rarely looked in doubt. The result saw the Bluebirds complete a league double over Wolves, after their 2-0 win at the Cardiff City Stadium in August.  Joe Ralls had not scored since a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest on the final day of the 2014-15 season

Cardiff boss Russell Slade:  "The football club needed a response and that's exactly what we got. We were very strong in both boxes and that has won us a football match.  It was a really good team effort today to get us over the line and a really welcome result."

LINEUP, S (3) & Subs (5)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell Booked 02 Doherty 16 Coady (Henry - 45' ) 11 McDonald 04 Edwards 24 Graham (Enobakhare - 65' ) 17 van La Parra 27 Zyro

Substitutes 03 Golbourne  07 Henry 08 Saville 19 Price 25 Byrne 26 Martinez 48 Enobakhare

Cardiff City

01 Marshall 02 Peltier 05 Ecuele Manga 16 Connolly 28 Malone Booked 11 Noone Booked 22 O'Keefe 08 Ralls 07 Whittingham (Fabio - 86' ) 13 Pilkington (Revell - 94' ) 10 Mason (Dikgacoi - 75' )

Substitutes 03 Fabio 14 Macheda 15 Dikgacoi 19 Revell 21 Moore 23 Kennedy 38 Ameobi

Ref: Dean Whitestone Att: 24,238

MATCH STATS

90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers   Cardiff City

Possession   53% 47%

Shots  18 17

On target  2 7

Corners  7 5

Fouls  7 9

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Full Time Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Cardiff City 3. 90:00 +5:58 Full time Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Cardiff City 3. 90:00 +5:19 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 90:00 +5:19 Stuart O'Keefe (Cardiff) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +4:38 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bruno Ecuele Manga. 90:00 +3:31 Sub, Cardiff City. Alex Revell replaces Anthony Pilkington. 90:00 +2:30 Attempt blocked. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross. 90:00 +1:05 Attempt saved. Joe Ralls (Cardiff) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington. 90:00 +0:13 Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 88:52 Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 88:52 Lee Peltier (Cardiff) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 87:55 Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 87:55 Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Cardiff). 85:53 Offside, Cardiff City. Matthew Connolly tries a through ball, but Anthony Pilkington is caught offside. 85:26 Sub, Cardiff City. Fabio replaces Peter Whittingham. 84:52 Craig Noone (Cardiff) is shown the yellow card. 84:47 Craig Noone (Cardiff) has gone down, but that's a dive. 84:30 Attempt blocked. Craig Noone (Cardiff) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart O'Keefe. 83:47 Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 81:29 Offside, Cardiff City. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Anthony Pilkington is caught offside. 80:29 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 79:37 Delay in match Lee Peltier (Cardiff) because of an injury. 79:12 Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa following a corner. 79:03 Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner. 78:48 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Anthony Pilkington. 78:43 Attempt blocked. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 78:17 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 78:17 Foul by Joe Ralls (Cardiff). 77:20 Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Danny Batth. 74:57 Sub, Cardiff City. Kagisho Dikgacoi replaces Joe Mason. 74:22 Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick. 73:35 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 73:35 Foul by Scott Malone (Cardiff). 71:41 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Ralls. 70:04 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Craig Noone. 69:10 Attempt missed. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. 68:23 Foul by James Henry (WW). 68:23 Lee Peltier (Cardiff) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65:39 Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 65:39 Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 64:58 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces Jordan Graham because of an injury. 64:46 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 62:33 Delay in match Jordan Graham (WW) because of an injury. 61:27 Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 60:45 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 60:45 Joe Mason (Cardiff) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 58:54 Attempt missed. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Mason. 56:50 Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 56:38 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Malone. 56:01 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Malone. 55:02 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ethan Ebanks-Landell tries a through ball, but Jordan Graham is caught offside. 53:19 Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross. 51:06 Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 50:51 Attempt blocked. Matthew Connolly (Cardiff) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 50:11 Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 49:20 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 49:20 Foul by Joe Ralls (Cardiff). 47:59 Goal scored  Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Cardiff City 3. Joe Ralls (Cardiff) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Noone. 45:26 Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Cardiff City 2. 45:00

Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Conor Coady.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

45mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Cardiff City

Possession 49% 51%

Shots  9 9

On target  2 3

Corners  1 1

Fouls  2 4

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45:00 +2:06 Half time First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Cardiff City 2. 45:00 +1:31 Offside, Cardiff City. Matthew Connolly tries a through ball, but Anthony Pilkington is caught offside. 40:23 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40:23 Foul by Lee Peltier (Cardiff). 39:37 Goal scored

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Cardiff City 2. Michal Zyro (WW) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. 39:34 Attempt saved. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 36:47 Scott Malone (Cardiff) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 36:32 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 36:32 Foul by Scott Malone (Cardiff). 35:29 Goal scored Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Cardiff City 2. Craig Noone (Cardiff) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Mason. 34:47 Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady. 33:56 Foul by Jordan Graham (WW). 33:56 Lee Peltier (Cardiff) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33:32 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michal Zyro. 32:52 Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. 32:11 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Lee Peltier. 31:39 Attempt missed. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick. 31:03 Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 30:36 Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 30:36 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW).  29:44 Foul by Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff). 29:44 Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29:03 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Rajiv van La Parra is caught offside. 28:50 Attempt blocked. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady. 27:35 Goal scored Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Cardiff City 1. Craig Noone (Cardiff) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Ralls. 26:38 Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Cardiff) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Peltier. 23:42 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 20:16 Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Whittingham. 17:51 Attempt blocked. Craig Noone (Cardiff) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 17:49 Stuart O'Keefe (Cardiff) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington. 15:57 Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Cardiff) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner. 15:18 Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Danny Batth. 15:14 Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Cardiff) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 13:45 Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 8:22 Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Conor Coady. 7:18 Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 3:07 Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3:07 Foul by Joe Mason (Cardiff). 1:22 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dominic Iorfa tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 0:00

First Half begins. wins a free kick in the defensive half.



TEAM NEWS


Bjorn Sigurdarson could feature in attack for Wolves after the back injury he picked up against West Ham proved not to be as severe as first feared.

Defender Kortney Hause (hamstring) is back in training but is not match fit for the visit of table rivals Cardiff.

The Bluebirds could play Sammy Ameobi up front but it will be loanee striker Tony Watt's final game if an extension cannot be agreed with Charlton.

At the back, defender Fabio is pushing for a recall for the trip to Molineux.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves have failed to score in just one of their last 10 league contests against Cardiff, though that was in the 2-0 defeat away to them in August

Cardiff haven't kept a clean sheet in their last nine games at Molineux, last shutting out the home side in September 1986

Wolves' Michal Zyro scored a brace on his first start in the Football League in midweek

Wolves have won four in a row for the first time since April 2015. They last won five on the spin in the second tier back in November 2008 (seven wins)

Cardiff have won three of their last five versus Wolves, losing the other two

26 Tue 12th January Wolves Zyro 6', 13' Doherty 48' Fulham 2 Christensen 24' McCormack 74'


Zyro’s home debut one to remember - as much as Matt Doherty’s long range goal - he promised us two year s ago he would score!

Wolves 3 Zyro 6', 13' Doherty 48'  Fulham 2 Christensen 24' McCormack 74'

FT 90 +5 HT 2-1

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Molineux Date: Tuesday 12 January Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

 

Midfielder Michal Zyro scored twice on his Wolves home debut to help Kenny Jackett's side to victory over Fulham at Molineux.  Zyro put Wolves ahead after latching on to Jordan Graham's cross, before doubling with a cool solo effort. The visitors were back in it when Lasse Vigen Christensen easily headed home Jazz Richards' cross. Matt Doherty extended Wolves' lead with a long-range goal but Ross McCormack's strike set up a tense finale. The result means Wolves have now won four consecutive league matches and move up to 11th in the Championship table, while Fulham remain 19th. The hosts broke the deadlock when Graham produced his eighth assist of the season to tee up Zyro, who joined Wolves from Polish side Legia Warsaw last month, to put the hosts ahead. A superb home debut for Zyro continued as he made easy work of beating Fulham's offside trap to place the ball through Fulham goalkeeper Andy Lonergan's legs. The away side worked their way back into the game when Richards sent a curling ball into the box and Christensen coolly nodded past Carl Ikeme. Wolves then re-established their two-goal lead through Doherty's powerful shot from 35 yards after Graham's corner had been cleared. And, although Ross McCormack scored from 20 yards with just over 15 minutes to play, Wolves were able to hold on.

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (3) & SUBSTITUTIONS (6)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell 02 Doherty 16 Coady 11 McDonald 04 Edwards 24 Graham (Byrne - 86' ) 17 van La Parra (Le Fondre - 89' ) 27 Zyro (Henry - 83' )

Substitutes 03 Golbourne 07 Henry 08 Saville 19 Price 25 Byrne 26 Martinez 29 Le Fondre

Fulham

24 Lonergan 02 Richards (Fredericks - 72' ) 04 Hutchinson 33 Burn Booked 03 Garbutt 11 Kacaniklic (Hyndman - 71' Booked ) 10 Cairney 23 O'Hara 21 Christensen Booked (Smith - 84' ) 44 McCormack 25 Dembele

Substitutes 05 Stearman 07 Fredericks 09 Smith 12 Lewis 13 Ream 17 Williams 28 Hyndman

Ref: Robert Lewis Att: 17,387

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Fulham

Possession  35%  65%

Shots  17 12

On target  8 4

Corners  4 5

Fouls  4 12

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90:00 +4:34 Full time Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Fulham 2. 90:00 +3:53 Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham). 90:00 +3:53 Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90:00 +3:03 Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90:00 +2:56 Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham). 90:00 +2:56 Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  90:00 +1:36 Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham). 90:00 +1:36 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90:00 +0:35 Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham). 90:00 +0:35 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88:58 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Rajiv van La Parra. 86:56 Attempt saved. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney. 85:50 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Jordan Graham. 84:13 Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner. 83:59 Sub, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen. 83:18 Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 82:42 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Michal Zyro. 81:04 Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham). 81:04 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 78:13 Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 78:13 Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 77:38 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Rajiv van La Parra is caught offside. 75:54 Attempt saved. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 75:21 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Dan Burn. 74:35 Offside, Fulham. Shaun Hutchinson tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside. 73:52 Goal scored  Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Fulham 2. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney. 71:11  Sub, Fulham. Ryan Fredericks replaces Jazz Richards. 70:49  Sub, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Alexander Kacaniklic. 70:16 Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 67:03 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 65:50 Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65:50 Foul by Michal Zyro (WW). 64:05 Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation. 64:03 Attempt saved. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Graham. 63:23 Dan Burn (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 63:19 Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham). 63:19 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 60:26 Attempt saved. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney. 59:55 Attempt saved. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra. 58:08 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Dominic Iorfa is caught offside. 56:58 Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. 52:33 Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michal Zyro. 51:59 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 49:14 Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 48:43 Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 47:23 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Fulham 1. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation. 46:41 Foul by Jazz Richards (Fulham). 46:41 Michal Zyro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45:52 Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen. 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Fulham 1.

45mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers  Fulham

Possession 36% 64%

Shots  8 7

On target  4 1

Corners  3 2

Fouls  2 5

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45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Fulham 1. 44:51 Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 43:40 Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham). 43:33 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42:53 Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 40:53 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Jordan Graham is caught offside. 40:11 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jazz Richards. 40:10 Attempt blocked. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 38:46 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 37:45 Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham). 37:45 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 36:30 Jazz Richards (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 36:30 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 34:22   Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 34:17 Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham). 34:17 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 33:22 Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 31:00 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Lonergan. 30:57 Attempt saved. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 29:42 Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

29:42 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28:54 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dominic Iorfa tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside. 28:08 Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation. 27:32 Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham). 27:32 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 26:57 Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Moussa Dembele. 24:25 Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack. 23:11 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Fulham 1. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jazz Richards with a cross. 22:45 Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic. 20:37 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dominic Iorfa tries a through ball, but Conor Coady is caught offside. 19:45 Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Batth. 19:23 Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen. 17:10 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Lonergan. 17:09 Attempt saved. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross. 15:52 Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing. 15:52 Foul by Jordan Graham (WW). 12:22 Goal scored

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Fulham 0. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 9:14 Attempt missed. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 9:11 Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney. 6:41 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Rajiv van La Parra is caught offside. 5:14 Goal scored

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Fulham 0. Michal Zyro (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra. 0:00

First Half begins.


Wolves have Bjorn Sigurdarson ruled out with an ankle injury from the FA Cup defeat at West Ham but Michal Zyro is available despite suffering cramp.

Kortney Hause (hamstring) is still out but Emiliano Martinez is fit, although Carl Ikeme could continue in goal.

Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow suffered a fractured metatarsal in the FA Cup at the weekend and could miss 12 weeks.

Richard Stearman, Emerson Hyndman, Tim Ream, Sakari Mattila and Moussa Dembele - all rested in the cup - could return.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves have won their past three matches against Fulham without conceding.

Fulham are winless in each of their past eight matches at Molineux, losing six (D2).

The Black Country side have won three straight league games for the first time since August.

Adam le Fondre has scored in his past two appearances against Fulham.

The Whites have conceded more goals from set-pieces (including penalties) than any other Championship team this season (17).

Fulham's Moussa Dembele and Ross McCormack have combined to score five goals this season - more than any other Championship partnership.


FAC 3 West Ham 1 Wolves 0


West Ham 1 Jelavic 85′ Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

FT 90 +7 HT 0-0 9 January 2016


Only two shots so let’s sell our striker.


West Ham progressed into the fourth round of the FA Cup after Nikica Jelavic's sublime strike saw off Championship side Wolves.

The Croat, whose only other goal this season came against Wolves when he was at Hull, scored in the 85th minute when he produced a great low-angled half-volley, which nestled in the corner.  Carl Jenkinson also went close with a strike tipped over by Carl Ikeme.  James Collins denied Wolves when he hooked the ball away from Dave Edwards.  Aside from that half-chance, manager Kenny Jackett's side barely troubled the West Ham defence. Had top scorer Benik Afobe started the opposition backline might have endured a tougher workout.  But the 22-year-old, who has scored 10 goals for the Midlands side this season, was left out in order to finalise a £10 move to Premier League side Bournemouth.   Wolves fans will be hoping the powers-that-be reinvest wisely in January, with the side currently in 11th and seven points shy of the play-off zone.

Hard work for the Hammers:

This was not one of West Ham's more memorable FA Cup performances. The three-time winners will have to improve their performance levels markedly in the next round if they are going to enjoy a long run. The statistics showed that Slaven Bilic's side had a healthy 12 efforts on goal, but many of these were blocked near the edge of the area by a sturdy Wolves defence.  Prior to the goal, the only time keeper Ikeme had his hands stung was when he pushed away a low effort from Pedro Obiang and then tipped over a Jenkinson effort.  A draw looked the likely and fair result until Jelavic struck.  Nikica Jelavic scored his first goal for West Ham since joining in September

The 30-year-old striker has only made nine appearances for the Hammers since signing in September, with all but one of them as a substitute.  Injuries forced Bilic to start with the former Everton forward again, who up until the strike was an anonymous figure in the West Ham attack.  But he made the most of the one chance that came his way. With five minutes of normal time remaining, substitute Andy Carroll laid the ball into the path of his team-mate who sent a fizzing effort past the reach of Ikeme.

The goal was enough to give the Hammers their third successive victory, and they are now unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions.

What the managers said

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic:

"We are delighted to be through into the next round - it looked like it was going to be a replay, so we are happy.  It was a great goal by Jela, he took it very well. Credit to Andy for his part too.  Credit to Wolves because they started very well and stuck to their game plan. They were very tough to break down."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

"It was a spirited performance, very resolute. We were working hard to take the game to West Ham but we couldn't get the goal.  It cost us in the end as they had one clear-cut chance and they took it."

On the injury to striker Bjorn Sigurdarson, who was taken off on a stretcher in the second half:  "He just collapsed, there was no one near him. It's his back.  We hope he is OK."

What next?  The Hammers face a tough test at champions Chelsea on Wednesday, while Wolves play Fulham at home on Tuesday.

LINEUP, Boookings (0) & Subs (6)

West Ham United

01 Randolph 12 Jenkinson 19 Collins 02 Reid 03 Cresswell 04 Song 14 Obiang 30 Antonio 16 Noble (Payet - 66' ) 10 Zárate (Carroll - 71' ) 26 Jelavic (Oxford - 87' )

Substitutes 05 Tomkins 09 Carroll 13 Adrián 21 Ogbonna 27 Payet 35 Oxford 39 Cullen

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth  23 Ebanks-Landell 02 Doherty 17 van La Parra (Graham - 81' ) 16 Coady 11 McDonald 22 Sigurdarson (Le Fondre - 57' ) 04 Edwards 27 Zyro (Henry - 81' )

Substitutes 03 Golbourne 07 Henry 08 Saville 24 Graham 25 Byrne 26 Martinez 29 Le Fondre

Ref: Anthony Taylor Att: 34,547

MATCH STATS

90mins

West Ham United Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession  57% 43%

Shots 12 2

On target 5 1

Corners 6 5

Fouls 4 4

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Full Time Match ends, West Ham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 90:00 +6:09 Full time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 90:00 +5:43 Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. 90:00 +5:07 Foul by Carl Jenkinson (West Ham). 90:00 +5:07 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 86:11 Sub, West Ham United. Reece Oxford replaces Nikica Jelavic. 85:47 Attempt missed. Andy Carroll (West Ham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. 84:52 Goal scored Goal! West Ham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Nikica Jelavic (West Ham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andy Carroll. 80:56 Attempt missed. Dimitri Payet (West Ham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick. 80:32 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Michal Zyro. 80:01 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jordan Graham replaces Rajiv van La Parra. 79:12 Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 76:16 Attempt missed. Pedro Obiang (West Ham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick. 74:41 Dimitri Payet (West Ham) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74:41 Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 70:41 Sub, West Ham United. Andy Carroll replaces Mauro Zárate. 69:03 Attempt missed. Pedro Obiang (West Ham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 68:30 Attempt saved. Michal Zyro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 67:04 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by James Collins. 65:46 Sub, West Ham United. Dimitri Payet replaces Mark Noble.  64:43 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by James Collins. 58:06 Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (West Ham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 56:05 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Björn Sigurdarson because of an injury. 51:59 Delay in match Björn Sigurdarson (WW) because of an injury. 50:08 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Winston Reid. 48:06 Alexandre Song (West Ham) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 48:06 Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 45:00 Second Half begins West Ham United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, West Ham United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 43:29 Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 43:19 Attempt saved. Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 43:05 Attempt blocked. Mauro Zárate (West Ham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 42:28 Mark Noble (West Ham) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42:28 Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (WW). 42:08 Attempt blocked. Alexandre Song (West Ham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 41:43 Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Michal Zyro. 38:39 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 36:18 Delay in match Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) because of an injury. 34:20 Mauro Zárate (West Ham) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34:20 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 25:52 Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Danny Batth. 21:45 Foul by Mauro Zárate (West Ham). 21:45 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 19:50 Attempt saved. Pedro Obiang (West Ham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 19:32 Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Danny Batth. 17:28 Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 17:17 Attempt saved. Mauro Zárate (West Ham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 16:20 Attempt saved. Mauro Zárate (West Ham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 11:33 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 11:33 Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham). 7:45 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell. 2:28 Foul by Michail Antonio (West Ham). 2:28 Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 1:25 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Alexandre Song. 0:00 First Half begins.


West Ham boss Slaven Bilic will field a strong side but midfielder Manuel Lanzini is out with a thigh problem.  Midfielder Dimitri Payet could start after returning to action last weekend and defender Winston Reid could feature after overcoming a hamstring problem.  

New signing Michal Zyro could make his debut in midfield for Wolves. Keeper Emi Martinez (thigh) returns. Defender Kortney Hause is out with a hamstring problem and winger Jordan Graham (ankle) is a 50-50 prospect.

MATCH FACTS

West Ham have faced Wolves twice in the FA Cup, with the Hammers winning on both occasions in 1910 (5-1) and 2004 (3-1), but this is the first and only tie to take place at Upton Park. The Hammers have won only one of their past nine FA Cup games (L5 D3).

Wolves have failed to score in five of their past eight cup matches.  Wolves have lost their last four FA Cup ties in a row against higher-ranked opposition.


25 Fri 1st January 2016   15:00          Brighton & HA   0   Wolves 1 Goldson (og)      Sky



Brighton 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Goldson 32' (og)

FT 90 +8 HT 0-1

Brighton slipped to their third straight league home defeat after defender Connor Goldson's own goal was enough to give visitors Wolves victory.  After a 21-game unbeaten start, Brighton are now winless in six games.  James Wilson twice went close for the hosts before Goldson diverted the ball into his own net on 32 minutes.

Bruno hit the bar before Carl Ikeme saved Lewis Dunk's late header, helping Wolves move up to seventh with their third straight Championship win. Despite their recent poor run, Brighton looked the likelier scorers throughout, especially through on-loan Manchester United youngster Wilson. After being thwarted by a desperate last-ditch challenge from Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Wilson then had a well-struck long-range volley tipped over by Ikeme.  

Yet it was Wolves who went in front.  In only his second start for the Seagulls following his summer move from Shrewsbury Town, Wolverhampton-born Goldson stuck out his right leg to turn Jordan Graham's cross past home keeper David Stockdale.  It was a similar pattern after the break as Wilson's low right-foot shot was well held at the near post by Wolves keeper Ikeme before centre-half Dunk ballooned over.  But, with Ebanks-Landell and captain Danny Batth prominent in defence, Wolves held firm to record only their second away league win at Brighton - their first since a 1-0 victory in September 2004.

Selection issues at the Amex - Brighton were missing their on-loan Wolves winger Rajiv van La Parra because the Dutchman was not given permission to play against his parent club.  Icelandic midfielder Bjorn Sigurdarson came on as a second-half substitute for the visitors, his first Wolves appearance in just over two years.

Wolves did not use Grant Holt, who is now back at Wigan Athletic. The 34-year-old striker returned a few days before his two-month loan at Molineux was due to expire.


Brighton 0 Wolves 1 - Report and pictures http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/01/01/brighton-0-wolves-1-report/

This is getting a bit silly now. Just 11 days ago disheveled Wolves were hammered 4-1 at Hillsborough.  They couldn't defend for toffee, morale was on the floor, Kenny Jackett, under real pressure for his job, talked explicitly of needing 'help'.  Three games, three wins and three clean sheets later, Wolves' season may have been transformed.

Again the recipe here was a solid, frills-free 4-5-1, again Wolves spent long periods on the back foot, again Jordan Graham provided an assist, and again they were triumphant.  Credit to Jackett who, with the same group of players that couldn't buy a win a couple of weeks ago, has gone back to basics to grind out three priceless victories. For the first time this season he named the same XI for the third game running, despite this being Wolves' third match in six days.  Jack Price returned from illness to take his place on the bench, with Sheyi Ojo dropping out of the squad.  Brighton had gone winless in five, their worst run of the campaign, and began the match like a side intent on ending that streak.

Wolves' back four, so resolute since that horror show at Sheffield Wednesday 10 days ago, was put under severe pressure in the early stages, but held firm. Manchester United loan striker James Wilson, a player openly courted by Wolves, appeared to vomit on the pitch before kick off, but that didn't stop him troubling the Wolves defence.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell tracked Wilson to get in a goal-saving tackle just five minutes in, and then three minutes later the same defender blocked Wilson's shot as he tried to make room outside the box.  Brighton pummeled the Wolves box with several crosses, and then Bobby Zamora flashed the ball across goal.  With 12 minutes gone there was respite in the form of a quick counter attack - Dominic Iorfa intercepted the ball and played to James Henry who slipped in Benik Afobe, whose shot was blocked by David Stockdale.  Back came Brighton and this time they forced Carl Ikeme into action, with Wilson's spanked 20-yard volley tipped over the bar at full stretch by the airborne keeper.  Wolves then began to get a foothold in the game, Conor Coady and Kevin McDonald enjoying more possession in midfield.  Iorfa then got in behind down the right and David Stockdale came unnecessarily rushing from his goal, but with three in the box Iorfa couldn't chip it over the diving keeper.  Graham had been kept quiet for the first half an hour, barely touching the ball.  But on 32 minutes he came to life - and Wolves were in front. The 20-year-old beat his man and sent a left-footed cross to the near post, where Wolverhampton-born Connor Goldson deflected past his own keeper.  It was Graham's seventh assist in his first nine Wolves appearance. And a horrible moment for Goldson, who was with Wolves as a young youth player.  Wolves looked to keep things tight but injury-hit Brighton, deprived of half their first team through injury, were powder puff in attack.  And it was Jackett's team who came closest to doubling the lead, with Henry's shot from the right blocked by Stockdale.  Brighton captain Bruno was perhaps lucky to escape with just a yellow after a strong, high foul on Graham.  But there was little other action to speak of as the half ended with Wolves in front.  

As expected Brighton, who until just a couple of weeks ago had been unbeaten all season, came out of the traps at the start of the second half.  Wilson skipped past Doherty and drove low at Ikeme, before centre half Lewis Dunk crashed a half volley over the bar from a great position in the box.  And then Jamie Murphy fired over from the edge of the area, with Wolves very much in survival mode camped outside their own penalty area.  Beram Kayal cut in from the left to send yet another shot into the stands. And despite Brighton's dominance Ikeme was being protected by a resolute back line.  There followed a quiet period with Wolves starting to enjoy more possession, although unable to make an impact in the Brighton box with Afobe and Henry both wasted chances to find team mates on the break.   Then came a sight many Wolves fans thought they'd never witness again - Sigurdarson in gold and black once more.  With 67 minutes on the clock the Icelandic forward came on for his first Wolves appearance since December 2013, replacing Henry on the right flank.  Wolves attacking ambitions were limited so Sigurdarson spent much of the next 23 minutes helping Iorfa in defence.  Brighton continued to up the shot count, with Wilson yet again the man to shoot, although once more it was comfortable for Ikeme.  On came striker Tomer Hemed for midfielder Andrew Crofts as Chris Hughton went for broke with what was effectively a 4-2-4 formation for the final 16 minutes.  Wolves were on the ropes but they enjoyed some much needed respite when Graham cut inside for a blocked shot, before Conor Coady let fly from 30 yards with a swerving rasper that Stockdale did well to tip over after changing direction at the last second.  Back came Brighton and Bruno cranked one off the crossbar from 25 yards - a magnificent effort that had beaten Ikeme.  Graham was forced to limp off with what looked like a turn of the ankle, Nathan Byrne replacing him.  Wolves were leaning leaning back on the ropes but defending admirably. Ebanks-Landell made a crucial clearance from Hemed's cross.  Brighton chucked everything they could into the Wolves box, but a successive of blocks, clearance and interceptions meant Ikeme was untroubled as Wolves clung on to a fabulous victory.

Brighton (4-3-3): Stockdale; Bruno (c), Goldson, Dunk, Calderon; Crofts, Kayal, Stephens; Wilson, Zamora (Manu, 63), Murphy. Subs: Maenpaa, Chicksen, Ince, Holla, Forster-Caskey, Hemed.

Wolves (4-5-1): Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth (c), Ebanks-Landell, Doherty; Henry (Sigurdarson, 67), Coady, McDonald, Edwards, Graham (Byrne, 86); Afobe (Le Fondre, 90). Subs: McCarey, Golbourne, Price, Wallace.

Goal: Goldson (OG, 32)

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Amex Stadium Date: Friday 1 January 2016 Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website

LINEUP,Bookings (2) & Subs (5)

Brighton & Hove Albion

13 Stockdale 02 Bruno Booked 17 Goldson 05 Dunk 14 Calderon 08 Crofts (Hemed - 74' ) 07 Kayal 06 Stephens 15 Murphy 21 Wilson 25 Zamora (Manu - 64' )

Substitutes 01 Mäenpää 10 Hemed 18 Forster-Caskey 19 Manu 22 Holla 24 Ince 28 Chicksen

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa Booked  06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell 02 Doherty 11 McDonald 16 Coady 07 Henry (Sigurdarson - 67' ) 04 Edwards 24 Graham (Byrne - 87' ) 10 Afobe (Le Fondre - 94' )

Substitutes 03 Golbourne 12 Wallace 13 McCarey 19 Price 22 Sigurdarson 25 Byrne 29 Le Fondre

Ref: Chris Kavanagh  Att: 26,321

MATCH STATS 90mins

Brighton & Hove Albion Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession  64%  36%

Shots 19  6

On target 6  4

Corners 10  4

Fouls 9  9

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90:00 +7:20 Full time Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90:00 +6:48 Attempt missed. Beram Kayal (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dale Stephens. 90:00 +5:47 Attempt missed. James Wilson (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tomer Hemed following a corner. 90:00 +5:43 Attempt blocked. Tomer Hemed (B&HA) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Dunk. 90:00 +5:00 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 90:00 +4:58 Attempt saved. Lewis Dunk (B&HA) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Connor Goldson. 90:00 +3:29 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Benik Afobe. 90:00 +2:46 Foul by Íñigo Calderón (B&HA). 90:00 +2:46 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +0:42 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Björn Sigurdarson is caught offside. 90:00 +0:20 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 89:34 Delay in match Carl Ikeme (WW) because of an injury. 88:57 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Nathan Byrne. 87:49 Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (B&HA) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. 86:07 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 86:04 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Jordan Graham. 84:35 Delay in match Jordan Graham (WW) because of an injury. 84:14 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 83:43 Bruno (B&HA) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jamie Murphy. 82:37 Attempt saved. Lewis Dunk (B&HA) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Wilson with a cross. 81:54 Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (B&HA) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tomer Hemed. 80:25 Elvis Manu (B&HA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 80:25 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 79:28 Attempt saved. Dale Stephens (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 78:16 Attempt saved. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 77:45 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Stockdale. 77:42 Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 77:35 Attempt blocked. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 76:14 Attempt blocked. James Wilson (B&HA) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dale Stephens. 73:52 Foul by Dale Stephens (B&HA). 73:52 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73:25 Sub, Brighton and Hove Albion. Tomer Hemed replaces Andrew Crofts. 70:39 Attempt saved. James Wilson (B&HA) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Crofts. 69:57 Foul by Bruno (B&HA). 69:57 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69:14 Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jamie Murphy tries a through ball, but Elvis Manu is caught offside. 68:03 Hand ball by Jordan Graham (WW). 67:05 Foul by Beram Kayal (B&HA). 67:05 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 66:03 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces James Henry. 65:12 Foul by Beram Kayal (B&HA). 65:12 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 64:08 Foul by Dale Stephens (B&HA). 64:08 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 63:03 Sub, Brighton and Hove Albion. Elvis Manu replaces Bobby Zamora. 58:42 Attempt missed. Beram Kayal (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón. 56:59 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 55:14 Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (B&HA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by James Wilson with a through ball. 52:46 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Dave Edwards. 50:40 Attempt missed. Lewis Dunk (B&HA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Connor Goldson following a corner. 50:06 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jordan Graham. 49:25 Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 49:19 Jamie Murphy (B&HA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 49:19 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 48:22 Attempt saved. James Wilson (B&HA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 46:53 Lewis Dunk (B&HA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46:53 Foul by James Henry (WW). 45:00

Second Half begins Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

MATCH STATS 45mins

Brighton & Hove Albion Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession   65%  35%

Shots 4  3

On target 1  2

Corners 4  3

Fouls 3  5

Live Text Commentary 45:00 +1:07 Half time

First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 43:52 Jamie Murphy (B&HA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 43:52 Foul by James Henry (WW). 42:50 Foul by Bruno (B&HA). 42:50 Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 40:54 Connor Goldson (B&HA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40:54 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 39:21 Íñigo Calderón (B&HA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 39:21 Foul by James Henry (WW). 37:26 Beram Kayal (B&HA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 37:26 Foul by James Henry (WW). 36:51 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 36:08 Bruno (B&HA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 36:00 Foul by Bruno (B&HA). 36:00 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31:38 Goal scored Goal!

Own Goal by Connor Goldson, Brighton and Hove Albion. Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 26:15 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Stockdale. 21:35 Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a corner. 21:12 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Íñigo Calderón. 17:05 Beram Kayal (B&HA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  17:05 Foul by James Henry (WW). 16:35 Foul by Beram Kayal (B&HA). 16:35 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 14:58 Attempt missed. Lewis Dunk (B&HA) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamie Murphy with a cross following a corner. 14:31 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 14:27 Attempt saved. James Wilson (B&HA) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. 12:10 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Íñigo Calderón. 11:44 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry. 8:06 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 7:27 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 7:25 Attempt missed. James Wilson (B&HA) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. 4:03 Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 1:33 Attempt missed. Beram Kayal (B&HA) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

On-loan Dutch winger Rajiv Van La Parra is missing from the Brighton squad against parent club Wolves. Defenders Uwe Hunemeier (groin), Liam Rosenior (knee) and Gaetan Bong (thigh) are definitely out while captain Gordon Greer (hamstring) is rated doubtful.  

Midfielder Jack Price may return from illness for Wolves but defender Kortney Hause (hamstring) is definitely out. Keeper Emi Martinez (thigh) is close to a return but will not play and loan striker Grant Holt is back at Wigan.

MATCH FACTS

Brighton are unbeaten in five against Wolves, although four have ended in draws (W1). Wolves have only won once away to Brighton in the Football League (September 2004, 1-0). Grant Holt has scored four goals in six league starts against Brighton.  (But has left)  There have been three red cards shown in the last five contests between Brighton and Wolves, with Conor Coady being sent off in September's 0-0 draw.


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