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     2016-17 Pre Season Friendlies

   01    Sat  6th August      15:00          Rotherham      2 - 2   Wolves                                  1      1      9        +0        Millers

EFL1  Tue 9th August       19:45          Wolves           2 - 1   Crawley Town                                                             Crawley

   02    Sat 13th August      15:00          Wolves          2 - 0   Reading                                  3      4      6        +2        Royals

   03    Tue 16th August     15:00          Wolves           0 - 0   Ipswich Town                          1       5      8        +2        Tractor Boys

   04    Sat 20th August     15:00          Birmingham    1 - 3    Wolves                                   3      8      3        +4        Blues

EFL2  Tue 23rd August       19:45          Wolves          2 -1   Cambridge Utd                                                             Cambridge

   05    Sat 27th August     15:00          Huddersfield    1 - 0    Wolves                                  0      8      9        +3         Terriers

   06    Sat 10th September15:00          Wolves           1 - 1    Burton Albion                         1      9     11       +3         Brewers

   07    Tue 13th September 19:45          Wolves           0 - 4    Barnsley                                0      9     15       -1          Tykes

   08    Sat 17th September 15:00          Newcastle       0 - 2    Wolves                                  3     12     10      +1         Magpies

EFL3  Tue 20th September 19:45          Newcastle       2 - 0    Wolves                                  EFL cup                          MagpiesEFL

   09   Sat 24th September 15:00          Wolves            3 - 1    Brentford                                3     15      8      +3           Bees

   10   Tue 27th September 19:45          Wigan             2 - 1    Wolves                                   0     15      11     +2         Wigan

  11    Sat 1st October       17:30          Wolves            1- 2    Norwich City                             0     15      12     +1         Budgies

  12    Sat 15th October      17:30          Aston Villa      1- 1    Wolves                                    1     16      10    +1           Villa

  13    Tue 18th  October     19:30          Brighton & HA 1- 0    Wolves                                    0    16      16     +0        Seagulls

  14    Sat 22nd October     15:00          Wolves            0 - 1   Leeds                                      0    16      18     -1          Leeds

  15    Sat 29th  October     17:30          Blackburn R    1 - 1   Wolves                                     1    17      17     -1        Rovers


15 Sat 29th October Blackburn Rovers 1  Gallagher (13') WW Edwards (78')  Live on Sky

 

HT 1-0

MoM Edwards - Dangerous wins a point for Rob Edwards

Championship strugglers Blackburn drew with managerless Wolves in a game marked by protests by home supporters.  Rovers fans showed their opposition to Indian owners Venky's by not taking their seats until the 18th minute and then walking out in the 75th minute. Sam Gallagher's superb early volley put Blackburn ahead at the break. Dave Edwards headed in Matt Doherty's cross to level but Wolves, who sacked Walter Zenga on Tuesday, are now without a win in their last six games. Blackburn fans held a protest outside the ground before kick-off, while the timing of their late entry and early departure reflected the date of the club's founding in 1875. Several banners criticising the club's owners were visible in the sparsely-populated stands at Ewood Park throughout the match. After falling behind the visitors, with caretaker boss Rob Edwards in the dugout amid reports Nigel Pearson has been interviewed to replace Zenga, looked bright and could have levelled through Edwards or Conor Coady before the break. Substitute goalkeeper Andy Lonergan denied Rovers striker Gallagher a second goal just after the hour mark and the hosts may have complaints about the equaliser, with Doherty narrowly offside when he picked up the ball after Blackburn keeper Jason Steele palmed away Joao Teixeira's shot. Victory would have lifted Rovers out of the relegation zone, but they are now 23rd, while Wolves are three points above the bottom three in 17th.



Blackburn

1Steele 6Lowe 3Greer 26Lenihan 14MulgrewSubstituted forHendrieat 72'minutes 10MarshallBooked at 58mins 23GuthrieBooked at 75mins 29Evans 32Conway 19Gallagher 17EmnesSubstituted forStokesat 80'minutes Substitutes 7Feeney 9Stokes 11Samuelsen 20Hendrie 21Akpan 31Bennett 33Raya

Wolves

1IkemeSubstituted forLonerganat 45'minutes 2Doherty 6BatthBooked at 26mins 30Hause 29Borthwick-Jackson 16Coady 27SaissSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 56'minutesBooked at  67mins 4Edwards 17Costa 22Bödvarsson 12WallaceSubstituted forCavaleiroat 65'minutes Substitutes 3Silvio 5Stearman 8Saville 9Dicko 21Lonergan 24Brito Teixeira 50Cavaleiro

Referee: Scott Duncan Attendance: 10,652 (800 WW)



       Blackburn    Wolves

Possession       49%         51%

Shots         15        16

Shots on Target 5         5

Corners          6         3

Fouls         7      9



Full Time 90'+5'  Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90'+3'  Attempt missed. Danny Guthrie (BR) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Marshall.  90'+2'  Attempt missed. Stephen Hendrie (BR) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Stokes. 90'  Attempt missed. Sam Gallagher (BR) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Anthony Stokes with a cross. 89'  Attempt missed. João Teixeira ( WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner. 89'  Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty ( WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 89'  Corner, (WW). Conceded by Stephen Hendrie. 87'  Corner, (WW). Conceded by Jason Lowe. 84'  Corner, (BR). Conceded by Kortney Hause. 84'  Corner, (BR). Conceded by Danny Batth. 83'  Attempt saved. Craig Conway (BR) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Marshall. 82'  Attempt missed. Matt Doherty ( WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner. 82'  Corner, (WW). Conceded by Jason Steele. 82'  Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro ( WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Coady. 80'  Sub,  (BR). Anthony Stokes replaces Marvin Emnes.

Goal! 78'  Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. David Edwards ( WW) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross. 78'  Attempt saved. João Teixeira ( WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 77'  Attempt missed. João Teixeira ( WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick. Booking 75'  Danny Guthrie (BR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 75'  Conor Coady ( WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 75'  Foul by Danny Guthrie (BR). 73'  Attempt missed. David Edwards ( WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 72' Sub,  (BR). Stephen Hendrie replaces Charlie Mulgrew because of an injury. 72' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 71'  Delay in match Charlie Mulgrew (BR) because of an injury. Booking 67'  João Teixeira ( WW) is shown the yellow card. 67'  Foul by João Teixeira ( WW). 67'  Craig Conway (BR) wins a free kick in  the defensive half. 66'  Attempt missed. Gordon Greer (BR) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner. 66'  Corner, (BR). Conceded by Conor Coady. 65'  Sub,  (WW). Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Jed Wallace. 63'  Foul by João Teixeira ( WW). 63'  Craig Conway (BR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 63'  Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (BR) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marvin Emnes. 60'  Offside, (BR). Charlie Mulgrew tries a through ball, but Craig Conway is caught offside. 60'  Attempt blocked. Darragh Lenihan (BR) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Gallagher with a headed pass. 59'  Corner, (BR). Conceded by Conor Coady. Booking 58' Ben Marshall (BR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.58' Hélder Costa ( WW) wins a free kick on the left wing.58' Foul by Ben Marshall (BR).56' Corner, (BR). Conceded by Jed Wallace.56' Sub,  (WW). João Teixeira replaces Romain Saiss. 52' Attempt missed. Charlie Mulgrew (BR) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 51'  Foul by Hélder Costa ( WW).51' Charlie Mulgrew (BR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 51' Attempt missed. Jason Lowe (BR) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marvin Emnes. 49' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 48'  Delay in match Danny Batth ( WW) because of an injury. 47' Offside, (BR). Jason Steele tries a through ball, but Marvin Emnes is caught offside. 47' Attempt blocked. Ben Marshall (BR) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Gallagher.

Second Half  begins Blackburn Rovers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'  Sub,  (WW). Andy Lonergan replaces Carl Ikeme because of an injury.

Half Time 45'+2'

First Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+1'  Foul by Danny Batth ( WW). 45'+1' Sam Gallagher (BR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45' Matt Doherty ( WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'  Foul by Craig Conway (BR). 39'  Attempt saved. Marvin Emnes (BR) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Marshall. 38'  Corner, (BR). Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 38'  Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (BR) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Gallagher. 37'  Attempt blocked. Marvin Emnes (BR) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 36'  Foul by Kortney Hause ( WW). 36'  Sam Gallagher (BR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34'  Foul by Hélder Costa ( WW). 34'  Craig Conway (BR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34'  Attempt missed. Conor Coady ( WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 33'  Kortney Hause ( WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33'  Foul by Sam Gallagher (BR). 32'  Attempt missed. Conor Coady ( WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jed Wallace. 27'  Attempt missed. Gordon Greer (BR) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a set piece situation. Booking 26'  Danny Batth ( WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 26'  Foul by Danny Batth ( WW). 26'  Sam Gallagher (BR) wins a free kick on the right wing. 26'  Attempt saved. Conor Coady ( WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Edwards with a headed pass. 25'  Attempt missed. David Edwards ( WW) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson with a cross. 24'  Attempt missed. Conor Coady ( WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. 22'  Attempt saved. Jed Wallace ( WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 21'  Foul by Corry Evans (BR). 21'  Cameron Borthwick-Jackson ( WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 20'  Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa ( WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romain Saiss. 19'  Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson ( WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 19'  Gordon Greer (BR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 18'  Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson ( WW). Goal! 13'  Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Sam Gallagher (BR) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jason Lowe with a cross. 10'  Foul by Gordon Greer (BR). 10'  Jón Dadi Bödvarsson ( WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9'  Charlie Mulgrew (BR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9'  Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson ( WW). 4'  Foul by Corry Evans (BR). 4'  Romain Saiss ( WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kick Off First Half begins.


Full-back Derrick Williams is the latest addition to Blackburn's absentee list for the visit of Wolves.  Williams has a hamstring strain and joins Danny Graham (illness), Wes Brown (knee), Elliott Ward (ankle) and Adam Henley (hamstring) on the sidelines.

Caretaker boss Rob Edwards takes charge of Wolves for the first time following Walter Zenga's sacking on Tuesday. Striker Joe Mason will miss the next few weeks after learning he needs an operation on a hernia injury.

Analysis

BBC Radio Lancashire's Andy Bayes: "Blackburn Rovers didn't deserve to lose at Bristol City last weekend. The reality is though that they did, and remain entrenched in the relegation places. "Owen Coyle is convinced the team is making great strides since their horrendous start to the season, but individual errors are still costing them.  If they can reproduce the performance of their last home game, against Nottingham Forest, they can win this game. A planned supporters' protest will go ahead. It's unclear how many fans will enter Ewood Park on 18 minutes and leave on 75. What is clear though is that the divide between the owners in India and fan base in Lancashire shows no sign of getting any closer."


BBC WM 95.6's Mike Taylor: "Rob Edwards has been entrusted with looking after the team while the club find a permanent replacement for Walter Zenga, if "permanent" is an appropriate term in the Championship any more. "Could Edwards himself be given the chance in the long run? Several high-profile names have already been talked up as potential new bosses since Zenga's departure, but Edwards is well regarded at Molineux and it is not out of the question that he will be considered.  Edwards was - wisely - coy about touting himself for the job in his press conference this week. If it turns out that he fancies the challenge, a couple of wins before the international break would be the best way of stating his case."


Match facts

Blackburn have lost four consecutive league games against Wolves at Ewood Park. Only once before in their league history have they lost five in a row against an opponent at home (Sunderland between 1899 and 1904). Wolves have lost just one of their last eight league games against Rovers (W5 D2). Rovers have only managed to score in one of their last five league games (W1 D1 L3), beating Nottingham Forest 2-1 in their last league match at Ewood Park. Wolves are winless in their last five league games (D1 L4), failing to score in each of the last two.

Only Nottingham Forest (29) and Cardiff (26) have used more players than Blackburn in the Championship this season (25). Wolves are one of five sides yet to score in the opening 15 minutes of Championship games this season, while they've also conceded the most goals in this period (6).


14 Sat 22nd October WW 0 Leeds Utd 1 Roofe (70' )

90' +4 HT 0-0

London Wolves 50th anniversary was celebrated in style thanks to Wolves before the match but not during it.

Thanks to Matt Grayson, and special guests Mike & Barbara Bailey and Sue and Terry Wharton.  Pictures here pre Leeds and post Leeds

Kemar Roofe's first goal for Leeds saw them beat Wolves at Molineux, as the home side's winless run in the Championship stretched to five matches. Former Oxford United forward Roofe, who arrived at Elland Road in July, turned home Hadi Sacko's cross from close range midway through the second half. Sacko should also have scored in the first half but chipped onto the bar. Joao Teixeira had Wolves' only shot on target, but his first-time effort in the box was saved by Rob Green.


Wolves  pictures from Sue Wharton and Steve Carvell

1Ikeme 3Silvio 6Batth 30Hause 2DohertyBooked at 34minsSubstituted forCoadyat 76'minutes 17Costa 4EdwardsBooked at 45mins 27Saiss 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forJohnat 76'minutes 22Bödvarsson 9DickoSubstituted forCavaleiroat 62'minutes Substitutes 5Stearman 15John 16Coady 20Oniangué 21Lonergan25Gladon 50Cavaleiro

Leeds

1Green 2Ayling 5Bartley 18Jansson 21TaylorBooked at 78mins 14O'Kane 24SackoSubstituted forCooperat 88'minutes 25VieiraSubstituted forMowattat 86'minutes 23Phillips 7Roofe 9WoodSubstituted forDoukaraat 90+2'minutes Substitutes 6Cooper 10Antonsson 11Doukara 12Silvestri 16Grimes 27Mowatt 31Coyle

Referee: Stuart Attwell Attendance: 23,607

  Wolves Leeds

Possession 46% 54%

Shots 16 11

Shots on Target 1 2

Corners 5 2

Fouls 12 7

Full Time 90'+6' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leeds United 1.

90'+6' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Kyle Bartley. Booking 90'+5' Alex Mowatt (LU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+5' Foul by Alex Mowatt (LU). 90'+5' Romain Saiss Posted at wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+4' Offside, (LU). Kalvin Phillips tries a through ball, but Souleymane Doukara is caught offside. 90'+2' Foul by Kemar Roofe (LU). 90'+2' Ola John (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90'+2' Sub,  (LU). Souleymane Doukara replaces Chris Wood. 90'+1' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box  is too high. Assisted by Ola John with a cross. 89' Liam Cooper (LU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).  88' Sub,  (LU). Liam Cooper replaces Hadi Sacko. 87' Attempt missed. Chris Wood (LU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kemar Roofe with a cross. 86' Sub,  (LU). Alex Mowatt replaces Ronaldo Vieira. 85' Attempt missed. Eunan O'Kane (LU) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation. 84' Kemar Roofe (LU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 84'

Foul by Silvio (WW). 83' Attempt missed. Hadi Sacko (LU) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kemar Roofe. 81' Attempt missed. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 79' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder  Costa. Booking 78' Charlie Taylor (LU) is shown the yellow card for hand ball. 77' Hand ball by Charlie Taylor (LU). 77' Attempt blocked. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ola John with a headed pass. 76' Sub,  (WW). Ola John replaces João Teixeira.  76' Sub,  (WW). Conor Coady replaces Matt Doherty. 76' Foul by Hadi Sacko (LU). 76' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74' Attempt blocked. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 73' Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (LU) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris Wood. 72' Corner, (LU). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 70  Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leeds United 1. Kemar Roofe (LU) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hadi Sacko. 70' Robert Green (LU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 69' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Kyle Bartley. 66' Attempt missed. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the  right. 64' Corner, (LU). Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 64' Attempt saved. Chris Wood (LU) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Hadi Sacko. 64' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. 62' Sub,  (WW). Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Nouha Dicko. 61' Offside, (WW). Romain Saiss tries a through ball, but Jón Dadi Bödvarsson is caught offside. 57' Kemar Roofe (LU) wins a free kick on the left wing. 57' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 56' Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (LU) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane. 52' Kemar Roofe (LU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 52' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 50' Kemar Roofe (LU) wins a free kick on the left wing. 50' Foul by Silvio (WW). 49' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Chris Wood. 48' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Hadi Sacko. 46' Offside, (WW). David Edwards tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leeds United 0.

Half Time 45'+6' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Leeds United 0.

Booking 45'+5' David Edwards (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 45'+5' Hadi Sacko (LU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45'+5' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 45'+5' Attempt blocked. Kemar Roofe (LU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips. 45'+4' Offside, (LU). Kyle Bartley tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught  offside. 45'+3' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Charlie Taylor. 45'+3' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Teixeira. 45'+1' Offside, (LU). Chris Wood tries a through ball, but Kemar Roofe is caught offside. 43' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Silvio with a cross. 40' Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (LU) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Taylor with a cross.  39' Attempt saved. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nouha Dicko. 39' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by David Edwards with a headed pass. 38' Hadi Sacko (LU) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kyle Bartley with a through ball. Booking  34' Matt Doherty (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 34' Hadi Sacko (LU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 29' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 27' Delay in match Kyle Bartley (LU) because of an injury. 27' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by João Teixeira. 26' Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (LU). 26' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24' Pontus Jansson (LU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 24' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Kyle Bartley. 24' Attempt blocked. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kortney Hause. 23' Kemar Roofe (LU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 23' Foul by Silvio (WW). 22' Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Teixeira. 21' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 20' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 19' Delay in match Nouha Dicko (WW) because of an injury. 19' Delay in match Pontus Jansson (LU) because of an injury. 18'

Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 17' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 17' Foul by Kalvin Phillips (LU). 14' Attempt missed. Hadi Sacko (LU) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kemar Roofe. 12' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 11' Delay in match Pontus Jansson (LU) because of an injury. 11' Foul by Pontus Jansson (LU). 11' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 9' Kemar Roofe (LU) wins a free kick on the left wing. 9' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).  7' Foul by Eunan O'Kane (LU).  7' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 1' Kemar Roofe (LU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 1' Foul by Silvio (WW). Kick Off First Half begins.


Walter Zenga's Wolves have Benfica loan man Joao Teixeira pushing for a start as they aim to end a run of four games without a win at  to Leeds United. He came off the bench to good effect as Wolves lost 1-0 at Brighton in midweek.

Leeds, who have won just once in four matches, are still without winger Stuart Dallas (thigh) and skipper Liam Bridcutt (broken metatarsal). Boss Garry Monk has right-back Gaetano Berardi pushing to return following the 1-1  draw with Wigan Athletic.


Match facts


Leeds' 3-2 win at Molineux last season is the last time they scored three goals in an  game - they have scored 18 goals in 18  league games since.  The last three league games between these sides at Molineux have triggered an average of 5.3 goals per game, capped by a 3-2 Leeds win last time out.  That win at Molineux in December 2015 gives Leeds a chance to win back to back league games at Molineux for the first time since September 1973.  After enjoying back-to-back wins against Newcastle and Brentford, 16th-placed Wolves have now failed to win in four matches.  No Championship side has conceded more goals in the 90th minute or later this season than Leeds (3).  Leeds, in 14th, have lost their last two games, at Bristol City and Derby. They have not lost three consecutive  league games since December 2014.





13 Brighton & HA 1 (Baldock, 14’) Wolves 0

TUE, 18 OCT 2016 Brighton & HA 1 Baldock (14' ) Wolves 0 HT 1-0


Sam Baldock's first-half header proved enough to give in-form Brighton a  victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Anthony Knockaert headed wide early on but striker Baldock made no mistake shortly after, guiding Gaetan Bong's cross into the top corner. Helder Costa came closest to equalising just before the break but his long-range shot was tipped over by Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale. Wolves pressed late on with several corners but Brighton held on.  Pic - the Amex by Mark Feehan

Walter Zenga's Wolves went into the game having won just two of their past nine  league games with only one clean sheet and they conceded what turned out to be the winning goal after only 16 minutes. Full-back Bong whipped in a pinpoint cross which was headed  by Baldock for his third goal in three games as the Seagulls took control before the break. Top-scorer Glenn Murray almost doubled Brighton's lead early in the second half but his header was narrowly wide and a minute later Knockaert forced a fine save from Carl Ikeme with a long-range left-footed shot. Wolves committed men forward late on but, despite a succession of corner kicks in the dying minutes, Albion held on for victory and their eighth clean sheet in 13 games.  Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "It is very timely that Sam is in this form and I am very pleased for him. He's been good for us. He may not score too many with his head but he showed a desire to get across the defender. He is a  player, works hard for the  and he is at the right place at the right time."

Wolves head coach Walter Zenga: "It was a good game in my opinion but they scored and we didn't. We played at the same level as Brighton.  We were in the game and there was no difference in the s. I would prefer to play badly and take the points. In the last four games we have only taken one point, but we must believe in our job."

Brighton

13Stockdale 2BrunoSubstituted forGoldsonat 80'minutes 22Duffy 5DunkBooked at 90mins 3Bong 11KnockaertSubstituted forPocognoliat 90+1'minutes  21Norwood 14SidwellBooked at 49mins 8Skalak 9BaldockSubstituted forStephensat 83'minutes 17Murray Substitutes 1Mäenpää 6Stephens 12Pocognoli 15Murphy 18Goldson 19Manu 24Ince

Wolves

1Ikeme 18IorfaBooked at 34mins 6BatthBooked at 21mins 30Hause 2Doherty 17Costa 16CoadySubstituted forBödvarssonat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins 27Saiss 4Edwards 20OnianguéSubstituted forCavaleiroat 45'minutes 9DickoSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 68'minutes Substitutes 5Stearman 8Saville 12Wallace 21Lonergan 22Bödvarsson 24Brito Teixeira

50Cavaleiro Referee:

Keith Stroud Attendance: 25,231


  Brighton Wolves

Possession 48% 52%

Shots 9 11

Shots on Target 3 4

Corners 9 10

Fouls 14 1x

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time 90'+7' Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90'+7' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by João Teixeira with a cross following a corner. 90'+6' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Lewis Dunk. Booking 90'+6' Lewis Dunk (BHA) is shown the yellow card. Booking 90'+6' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) is shown the yellow card. 90'+5' Corner, (WW). Conceded by David Stockdale. 90'+5' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Batth. 90'+4' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Jiri Skalak. 90'+3' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Glenn Murray. 90'+3' Corner, (WW). Conceded by David Stockdale. 90'+3' Attempt saved. Danny Batth (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 90'+2' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Foul by Glenn Murray (BHA). 90'+1' Attempt saved. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 90'+1' Sub, (BHA). Sébastien Pocognoli replaces Anthony Knockaert. 90' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Steve Sidwell. 90' Hand ball by Anthony Knockaert (BHA). 86' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 86' Foul by Oliver Norwood (BHA). 85' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 85' Connor Goldson (BHA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 84' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (BHA) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jiri Skalak. 84' Corner, (BHA). Conceded by Danny Batth. 83' Sub, (BHA). Dale Stephens replaces Sam Baldock. 82' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 82' Jiri Skalak (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 81' Foul by Connor Goldson (BHA). 80' Sub, (BHA). Connor Goldson replaces Bruno because of an injury. 79' Offside, (WW). Romain Saiss tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 77' Attempt missed. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. 72' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (BHA) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno with a cross. 71' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 71' Sam Baldock (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Foul by Steve Sidwell  (BHA). 69' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 69' Steve Sidwell (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Sub, (WW). João Teixeira replaces Nouha Dicko. 66' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 66' Jiri Skalak (BHA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 66' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 66' Lewis Dunk (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 64' Corner, (BHA). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 63' Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 63' Foul by Shane Duffy (BHA). 62' Corner, (BHA). Conceded by Danny Batth. 58' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 58' Foul by Lewis Dunk (BHA). 56' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (BHA) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno. 55' Attempt missed. Glenn Murray (BHA) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner. 54' Corner, (BHA). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 51' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 51' Foul by Steve Sidwell (BHA). 50' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. Booking 49' Steve Sidwell (BHA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 49' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 49' Foul by Steve Sidwell (BHA). 46' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Second Half

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

45' Sub, (WW). Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Prince Oniangué. 45' Sub, (WW). Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Conor Coady.

Half Time

 Brighton Wolves

Possession   49% 51%

Shots 5 4

Shots on Target 1 1

Corners 5 4

Fouls 5 5


45'+4' First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

44' Anthony Knockaert (BHA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 44' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 43' Corner, (WW). Conceded by David Stockdale. 43' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 42'Corner, (WW). Conceded by Gaëtan Bong. 42' Foul by Oliver Norwood (BHA). 42' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40' Corner, (BHA). Conceded by Kortney Hause. 38' Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (BHA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Bruno with a cross. 36' Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kortney Hause following a corner. 35' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Lewis Dunk. Booking 34' Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 34' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW).  34' Jiri Skalak (BHA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 33' Corner, (BHA). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 30' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Steve Sidwell. 28' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 28' Foul by Steve Sidwell (BHA). 26' Foul by Steve Sidwell (BHA). 25' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24' Corner, (BHA). Conceded by Hélder Costa. 23' Jiri Skalak (BHA) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 22' Attempt missed. Jiri Skalak (BHA) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. Booking 21' Danny Batth (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 21' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 21' Anthony Knockaert (BHA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 20' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 18' Delay in match Anthony Knockaert (BHA) because of an injury. 18' Attempt blocked. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 17' Foul by Lewis Dunk (BHA). 17' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 15' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by David Edwards. Goal! 14'

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Sam Baldock (BHA) header from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gaëtan Bong with a cross. 12' Attempt blocked. Glenn Murray (BHA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 11' Corner, (BHA). Conceded by Danny Batth. 11' Corner, (BHA). Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 10' Anthony Knockaert (BHA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 10' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 6' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (BHA)  header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jiri Skalak with a cross. 5' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 5' Foul by Jiri Skalak (BHA).


Brighton striker Tomer Hemed is a doubt after missing Saturday's 2-2 draw with Preston with a thigh strain.   Defender Liam Rosenior and midfielder Beram Kayal both have ankle injuries, while winger Kazenga LuaLua (knee) is also sidelined.  Wolves boss Walter Zenga could recall Joao Teixeira after the Benfica loanee was an unused substitute in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.  Jordan Graham (knee) remains out, along with Mike Williamson (glute).


Brighton manager Chris Hughton told BBC Sussex: "Wolves are in good form at the moment and I thought they were very good at Aston Villa on Saturday. They brought in a lot of players in the summer and sometimes it takes a longer for them to be incorporated but Walter Zenga has done it well. I have been impressed with what I have seen of them so far. They have a lot of energy going forward."

Match facts

Brighton have only won one of their last 10 league games against Wolves (D6 L3). Wolves kept clean sheets in both games against the Seagulls last season - they had only kept three clean sheets in their previous 24 league games against Brighton prior to last season. Brighton have kept more clean sheets than any other Championship side so far (seven in 12 games). Wolves have won just two of their last nine  league games (D3 L4), managing only one clean sheet in the process. The Seagulls have had just four different goalscorers in the league this season; the fewest of any Championship side. Danny Batth has made 143 clearances in the Championship this season; at least 16 more than any other player




12 Aston Villa 1 Kodjia (15' pen)  Wolves 1 Costa (34' pen)

HT 1-1

Two missed sendings off and a stonewall penalty not given.  Coote shouldn't be refereeing at this level.


New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce began his reign with a point as the local derby against Wolves ended in a draw.  But Villa Park's fifth  league draw in six games this season could quite easily have ended badly for Bruce.  Villa took the lead through Jonathan Kodjia's 15th-minute penalty, only for Wolves to level with a spot-kick of their own from Helder Costa.  But Wolves had enough second-half chances to have won comfortably.  On a day when Bruce's side began the game in the Championship's bottom three thanks to the day's earlier results, they ended it in 20th - nine points behind his old club Birmingham City, who occupy the last of the four play-off places.  And the new Villa boss certainly now knows the full size of the job he has taken on.  In a game of penalty decisions, two given, and one not, Wolves had the more raw deal. Villa's Jack Grealish had already given a warning of his close control before he got into the penalty area, where he went down under a challenge from Dominic Iorfa - his England Under-21 international -mate in midweek.  Kodjia converted the penalty, but Wolves levelled just 19 minutes later, also from the spot. - a far less controversial decision.  Having left Costa alone on the edge of the area, a desperately back-tracking Ally Cissokho tried to cover but the Wolves winger's goalbound left-foot curling shot struck his outstretched arm, and Costa himself converted the spotkick.  Wolves then had the best penalty shout of the lot early in the second half when Micah Richards bundled over Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, but nothing was given.  The visitors could feel aggrieved but they had only themselves to blame after that as Prince Oniangue and Bodvarsson both struck efforts wide, sub Nouha Dicko shot over from an angle and Oniangue was denied by a great save from Villa keeper Pierluigi Gollini.


Aston Villa

1Gollini 4RichardsSubstituted forHuttonat 66'minutes 6ElphickSubstituted forBakerat 77'minutes 12ChesterBooked at 49mins 28Cissokho 37Adomah 25JedinakSubstituted  for Westwoodat 55'minutes 8Tshibola 40Grealish 26KodjiaBooked at 19mins 44McCormackBooked at 40mins Substitutes 2Baker 7Bacuna 10J Ayew 14Gestede 15Westwood 21Hutton 31Bunn

Wolves

1Ikeme 18IorfaBooked at 45mins 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 27Saiss 17CostaSubstituted forCavaleiroat 72'minutes 16CoadyBooked at 40mins 4EdwardsBooked at 86mins 20OnianguéSubstituted forDickoat 66'minutes 22BödvarssonSubstituted forMasonat 88'minutes Substitutes 5Stearman 8Saville 9Dicko 10Mason 21Lonergan 24Brito Teixeira 50Cavaleiro

Referee: David Coote Attendance: 32,533


Stats

  Aston Villa Wolves

Possession   46%  54%

Shots 4  11

Shots on Target 3  2

Corners 6  5

Fouls 16  16


Match ends, Aston Villa 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Aston Villa 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.  90'+4' Offside, (AV). James Chester tries a through ball, but Aaron Tshibola is caught offside. 90'+2'  Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa with a cross.  90'+1' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Foul by Aly Cissokho (AV). 90'+1' Corner, (AV). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 88' Sub, (WW). Joe Mason replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 87' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the  defensive half.  87' Foul by Albert Adomah (AV). Booking 86' David Edwards (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 86' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 86' Jack Grealish (AV) wins a free kick on the right wing. 83' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Edwards. 79' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Romain Saiss. 78' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 78' Foul by Ross McCormack (AV). 77' Sub, (AV). Nathan Baker replaces Tommy Elphick. 75' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 74' Delay in match Tommy Elphick (AV) because of an injury. 73' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 73' Albert Adomah (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73' Attempt saved. David Edwards (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 72' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Tommy Elphick. 72' Sub, (WW). Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Hélder Costa. 70' Foul by Aaron Tshibola (AV). 70' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Offside, (WW). Hélder Costa tries a through ball, but Conor Coady is caught offside. 67' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Jonathan Kodjia. 67' Corner, (WW). Conceded by James Chester. 66' Sub, (AV). Alan Hutton replaces Micah Richards because of an injury. 66' Sub, (WW). Nouha Dicko replaces Prince Oniangué 66'

Delay over. They are ready to continue. 65' Delay in match Micah Richards (AV) because of an injury. 64' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson with a headed pass. 62' Corner, (AV). Conceded by David Edwards. 60' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 60' Foul by Albert Adomah (AV).  58' Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 55' Sub, (AV). Ashley Westwood replaces Mile Jedinak. 55' Jonathan Kodjia (AV) wins a free kick on the right wing. 55' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 54' Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (AV). 54' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  53' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Prince Oniangué. 52' Jack Grealish (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. 52' Foul by Conor Coady (WW).  51' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. 50' Aaron Tshibola (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). Booking 49' James Chester (AV) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 48' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 48' Foul by James Chester (AV). 47' Corner, (WW). Conceded by James Chester.

Second Half Second Half begins Aston Villa 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

HT

 Aston Villa Wolves

Possession   48%  52%

Shots   4  3

Shots on Target 3  1

Corners 4  1

Fouls 9  11


45'+5' First Half ends, Aston Villa 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Booking 45'+5' Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 45'+4' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 45'+4' James Chester (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'+2' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 45'+2' Jonathan Kodjia (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'+1' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 45'+1' Aly Cissokho (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45' Dangerous play by Prince Oniangué (WW). 45' Micah Richards (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 44' Dominic Iorfa  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  44' Foul by Mile Jedinak (AV). 44' Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (AV) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Albert Adomah.  41' Offside, (AV). Micah Richards tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside. Booking  40' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card. Booking 40' Ross McCormack (AV) is shown the yellow card. 38' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 38' Jack Grealish (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. 37' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 37' Jack Grealish (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. 36' Corner, (AV). Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 36' Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (AV) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. 36' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 36' Aaron Tshibola (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. Goal!

34' Goal! Aston Villa 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Hélder Costa (WW) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner. 33' Penalty conceded by Aly Cissokho (AV) with a hand ball in the penalty area. 33' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 30' Corner, (AV). Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 29' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  29' Foul by James Chester (AV). 22' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Aly Cissokho.

Booking 19' Jonathan Kodjia (AV) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 19' Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (AV). 19' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 18' Attempt blocked. Jack Grealish (AV) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack. 17' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 16' Foul by Micah Richards (AV). Goal! 15' Goal! Aston Villa 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Jonathan Kodjia (AV) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. 15' Penalty Aston Villa. Jack Grealish draws a foul in the penalty area. 15' Penalty conceded by Dominic Iorfa (WW) after a foul in the penalty area. 14' Jonathan Kodjia (AV) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 14' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 12' Corner, (AV). Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 12' Corner, (AV). Conceded by Conor Coady. 11' Jack Grealish (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. 11' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 9' Foul by Aly Cissokho (AV). 9' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 8' Foul by Micah Richards (AV). 8' Prince Oniangué (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 6' Foul by Aly Cissokho (AV). 6' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 6' Jack Grealish (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 3' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 2' Foul by Aly Cissokho (AV). 2'

Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Kick Off  First Half begins.


Leandro Bacuna has served a suspension and is available for Steve Bruce's first match in charge of Aston Villa.  Gabby Agbonlahor, frozen out by ex-boss Roberto di Matteo, will be given a chance to return to the first  but, having not played since March, he is unlikely to feature.  

Wolves forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson could return after missing their last two matches with a groin injury.  Nouha Dicko is also close to full fitness after a long-term knee injury.

History repeats for Bruce

Bruce's first game in charge, at  to one of Villa's main local rivals, draws an obvious comparison with how it all began for him when appointed Birmingham manager in December 2001.  His reign as Blues boss also started with a game against Wolves - a 2-1 defeat at Molineux.  It adds to the irony that Bruce could so easily have been in charge of Wolves.  He was interviewed following Mick McCarthy's sacking in February 2012 and thought he had actually been offered the job, only for the Wolves board to change their mind following negative reaction on social media when news of his impending appointment leaked out.

Match facts

Aston Villa have won nine and lost just one of their last 14 league games against Wolves.  Wolves are unbeaten in their last three at Villa Park, winning one and drawing two.  Villa have picked up more cards than any other Championship  this season (36 yellows).  Wolves have lost their last two matches. They have not suffered three defeats in a row since February 2016.  Villa have won just one of their opening 11 games for the second season in a row and only the fourth time in their history.



11 Sat Oct 1 5:30 Wolves 1 Edwards (80') Norwich City 2 Jerome (2'), Brady (73')

Wolves lost their second game in five days as Norwich won 2-1, writes Tim Spiers at Molineux after travelling up on the  train with London Wolves

Man of the match: David Edwards - popped up with his first goal of the season and won a succession of tackles in midfield.

Position in the table: 12th (15 points from 11 games)

Teams

Wolves (4-3-3): Ikeme; Doherty, Iorfa, Batth (c), Borthwick-Jackson (Mason, 87); Edwards, Saiss, Oniangue (Coady, 57); Costa, Cavaleiro, Teixeira (Dicko, 61). Subs: Lonergan, Silvio, Stearman, Price.

Goal: Edwards (80)

Norwich (4-2-3-1): McGovern; Pinto, Martin (c), Klose, Olsson; Tettey, Dorrans; Murphy (Howson, 69), Hoolahan (Oliveira, 84), Brady; Jerome (Bennett, 90). Ruddy, Bassong, Pritchard, Murphy. Goals: Jerome (2), Brady (73)

Attendance: 18,793 (1,103 Norwich fans) Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/10/01/wolves-1-norwich-2-report/#blgw5v265vsiKgTp.99



Norwich City moved back up into the Championship's top two with an impressive victory at Wolves. The Canaries, who surrendered a 3-1 lead to lose at Newcastle on Wednesday, went ahead at Molineux when Cameron Jerome headed past Carl Ikeme. Robbie Brady doubled the advantage with a fine curling effort, moments after Nouha Dicko spurned a great chance in his first senior match for 13 months. Dave Edwards headed a late consolation for Wolves, who remain in 12th. Following eye-catching wins over Newcastle and Brentford, Walter Zenga's side have now lost successive matches for the first time this season - and they will rue several missed opportunities when the score was 1-0 against Norwich. Dicko, only just on as a substitute for his first appearance since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in August 2015, was most guilty, miscontrolling when well placed and then allowing Michael McGovern to make a smart save. Conor Coady also failed to hit the target from inside the area, shooting over the crossbar as the   pressed for an equaliser.  But Brady's superbly-taken goal from 25 yards proved decisive, giving Norwich their seventh league win of the season and their fifth in six matches.

Wolves

1Ikeme 2Doherty 18Iorfa 6Batth 29Borthwick-JacksonSubstituted forMasonat 87'minutes 4EdwardsBooked at 79mins 27SaissBooked at 85mins 20OnianguéSubstituted forCoadyat  57'minutes 17CostaBooked at 46mins 50Cavaleiro 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forDickoat 63'minutes Substitutes 3Silvio 5Stearman 9Dicko 10Mason 16Coady 19Price 21Lonergan

Norwich

33McGovern 25Pinto 5Martin 15Klose 3Olsson 27TetteyBooked at 65mins 4DorransBooked at 26mins 22MurphySubstituted forHowsonat 69'minutes 14HoolahanBooked at 12mins Substituted forCastro Oliveiraat 83'minutes 12Brady 10JeromeSubstituted forBennettat 90+6'minutes Substitutes 1Ruddy 6Bassong 8Howson 9Castro Oliveira 21Pritchard 24Bennett 31Murphy

Referee: Geoff Eltringham Attendance: 18,793


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Norwich City 2.

  Wolves Norwich

Possession 46% 54%

Shots 7 11

Shots on Target 3 3

Corners 5 2

Fouls 15 10

Full Time


90'+7' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Norwich City 2. 90'+6' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 90'+6' Sub, Norwich City. Ryan Bennett replaces Cameron Jerome.  

90'+5' Delay in match Michael McGovern (NC) because of an injury. 90'+4' Michael McGovern (NC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+4' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 90'+1' Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. 90' Foul by Nélson Oliveira (NC). 90' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Ivo Pinto (NC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 89' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 88'  Attempt blocked. Cameron Jerome (NC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonny Howson. 87' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Conor Coady. 87' Sub, (WW). Joe Mason replaces Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

Booking 85' Romain Saiss (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 84' Ivo Pinto (NC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 84' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 83' Sub, Norwich City. Nélson Oliveira replaces Wes Hoolahan. 82' Foul by Cameron Jerome (NC). 82' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Goal!

80' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Norwich City 2. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross.  Booking 79'

David Edwards (WW) is shown the yellow card. 78' Wes Hoolahan (NC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 78' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 77' Offside, (WW). Romain Saiss tries a through ball, but David Edwards is caught offside. 75' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 74' Delay in match Romain Saiss (WW) because of an injury. Goal!  73' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Norwich City 2. Robbie Brady (NC) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.   69' Sub, Norwich City. Jonny Howson replaces Jacob Murphy.  68' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady. 67' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Timm Klose.  67' Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. Booking 65' Alexander Tettey (NC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 65' Foul by Alexander Tettey (NC). 65' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 63' Foul by Jacob Murphy (NC). 63' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  63' Sub, (WW). Nouha Dicko replaces João Teixeira. 61' Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Hélder Costa is caught offside. 59' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 58' Delay over. They are ready to continue.  57' Sub, (WW). Conor Coady replaces Prince Oniangué. 55' Delay in match Timm Klose (NC) because of an injury. 54' Offside, Norwich City. Martin Olsson tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside. 53' Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (NC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivo Pinto. 52' Offside, (WW). Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 51' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Prince Oniangué. 50' Offside, (WW). João Teixeira tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 49' Foul by Timm Klose (NC). 49' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Booking 46' Hélder Costa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 46' Robbie Brady (NC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).

Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Norwich City 1.

Half Time

  Wolves Norwich

Possession 41% 59%

Shots 3 8

Shots on Target 0 2

Corners 4 1

Fouls 11 8

45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Norwich City 1. 45'+1' Timm Klose (NC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'+1' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 43' Wes Hoolahan (NC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 42' Corner, (WW).  Conceded by Ivo Pinto. 39' Robbie Brady (NC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 39' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 35' Wes Hoolahan (NC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 35' Attempt blocked. Robbie Brady (NC) left footed shot from the left side of the box  is blocked. Assisted by Martin Olsson. 34' Wes Hoolahan (NC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34' Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW).  33' Foul by Wes Hoolahan (NC). 33' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Ivo Pinto.

31' Graham Dorrans (NC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 30' Attempt missed. Graham Dorrans (NC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. 30' Attempt saved. Jacob Murphy (NC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan. 28' Wes Hoolahan (NC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 27' Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (NC) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Booking 26' Graham Dorrans (NC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 26' Foul by Graham Dorrans (NC). 26' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 22' Attempt missed. Martin Olsson (NC) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Cameron Jerome. 20' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Ivo Pinto. 18' Ivo Pinto (NC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 18' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 13' Wes Hoolahan (NC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 13' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW).

Booking 12' Wes Hoolahan (NC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 12' Foul by Wes Hoolahan (NC). 12' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12' Timm Klose (NC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 12' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 11' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa  (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 9' Foul by Ivo Pinto (NC). 9' Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 7' Offside, (WW). Romain Saiss tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 7' Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (NC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 6' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Russell Martin. 6' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Edwards with a headed pass. 3' Foul by Jacob Murphy (NC).  3' Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Goal! 2' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Norwich City 1. Cameron Jerome (NC) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross. Kick Off First Half begins.


Wolves boss Walter Zenga is again likely to make changes for the visit of second-placed Norwich City to Molineux.  Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Joe Mason are due to recover from the minor knocks that saw them miss the midweek 2-1 loss at Wigan, but Zenga insists Nouha Dicko (knee) is still a few weeks .  Norwich expect to have Swiss defender Timm Klose available after missing Wednesday's 4-3 defeat at Newcastle.  But midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is sidelined with a foot injury.   Former Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey will be making a quick return to Molineux, having left after 16 years' service to take up a similar role at Norwich following Wolves' Chinese takeover.  Wolves head coach Zenga also has a reunion with Norwich City going back a lot further, to November 1993, when he played for Inter Milan against the Canaries in a UEFA Cup third-round tie settled 2-0 on aggregate by late Dennis Bergkamp goals in both legs.

Match facts

Wolves are unbeaten in their last 13 league meetings with Norwich City at Molineux.  Norwich have scored at least twice in five of their last six league contests with Wolves, having netted 14 in the process. Wolves have lost just one of their last 12 league games at Molineux.  Norwich conceded in the 95th and 96th minutes to lose 4-3 against Newcastle on Wednesday night.

The Canaries have gone seven Championship fixtures without a clean sheet.Tue Sep 27th Wigan Athletic 2 Le Fondre (5' ), Grigg (88') WW 1 Oniangué (34')


HT 1-1  

Wigan moved off the bottom of the Championship table as Will Grigg's late goal gave them victory over Wolves.  The striker latched on to a long ball with two minutes remaining and rounded Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.  Ex-Wolves striker Adam le Fondre had put Wigan ahead early on, turning in Max Power's cross from close range.  Prince Oniangue equalised for the visitors before the break with a low finish from 18 yards, before substitute Grigg's cool finish won it for Wigan.  The victory for Gary Caldwell's side was their first in nine league matches, their last win coming against Blackburn on 13 August, and sends them up to 21st.  Wolves went into the match following back-to-back wins against Newcastle and Brentford, but failed to produce the same attacking threat at the DW Stadium.  Le Fondre, who spent last season on loan at Molineux, became the third ex-Wolves player to score against his old side in Championship this campaign when he converted the simplest of chances from six yards.  After Congo captain Oniangue slotted into the bottom corner, Danny Batth almost added another for the visitors early in the second half, but his header was cleared off the line.  With the game heading towards a draw, Northern Ireland forward Grigg held off a weak challenge from Batth to give the Latics their second league win of the season.

  Wigan Wolves

Possession  66%  34%

Shots 6 10

Shots on Target 3 4

Corners 1 3

Fouls 13 15


90'+4' Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2  Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Booking  90'+2' Nick Powell (WA) is shown the yellow card. Goal! 88' Goal! Wigan Athletic 2  Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. William Grigg (WA) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Buxton. 88' Attempt saved. Nick Powell (WA) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Perkins. 85' Foul by David Perkins (WA). 85' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82' David Perkins (WA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 82' Foul by George Saville (WW).  79' Sub, WA. Michael Jacobs replaces Nathan Byrne. 78' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ola John. 77' Foul by William Grigg (WA). 77' Silvio (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  

77' Sub, WW. Ola John replaces Prince Oniangué. 74' Yanic Wildschut (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW).  73' Offside, WA. Jake Buxton tries a  through ball, but Yanic Wildschut is caught offside. 72' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gladon. Booking 71' Prince Oniangué (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 70' Stephen Warnock (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 69' Foul by Dan Burn (WA). 69' Paul Gladon (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Shaun MacDonald (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Foul by Paul Gladon (WW).  66' Sub, WA. Nick Powell replaces Jordi Gómez. 66' Sub, WA. William Grigg replaces Adam Le Fondre. 65' Sub, WW. George Saville replaces João Teixeira. 65' Sub, WW. Paul Gladon replaces Ivan Cavaleiro. 63' Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (WA) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Warnock with a cross. 60' Foul by Dan Burn (WA). 60' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 59' Foul by Max Power (WA). 59' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 56' Foul by Stephen Warnock (WA).  56' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 55' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by João Teixeira with a cross  following a corner. 55' Corner, WW. Conceded by David Perkins. Booking 53' Romain Saiss (WW) is shown the yellow card. 53' David Perkins (WA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 53' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 52' Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (WA) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stephen Warnock with a cross. 50' David Perkins (WA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 50' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW).  48' David Perkins (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 48' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 47' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WA). 47' Silvio (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46' Adam Le Fondre (WA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 46' Foul by Silvio (WW). Second Half  begins Wigan Athletic 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.


 Wigan Wolves

Possession 65% 35%

Shots 2 9

Shots on Target 1 4

Corners 1 2

Fouls 6 7

Half Time


45'+3'

First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45'+1' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation. 45'+1' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 45'+1' Foul by Shaun MacDonald (WA). 45'+1' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45' Attempt blocked. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Booking 44' Shaun MacDonald (WA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 44' Foul by Shaun MacDonald (WA). 44' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 42' Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (WA) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jordi Gómez. Booking  41' Silvio (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 41' Nathan Byrne (WA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 41' Foul by Silvio (WW). Goal!

34' Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Prince Oniangué (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.

Booking 34' Jordi Gómez (WA) is shown the yellow card. 33' Jordi Gómez (WA) has gone down, but that's a dive. 33' Hand ball by Adam Le Fondre (WA). 31' Attempt saved. Silvio (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Batth. 31' Corner, WW. Conceded by Dan Burn. 29' Corner, WA. Conceded by Silvio. 25' Jordi Gómez (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 25' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 23' Jordi Gómez (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

 23' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 22' Hélder Costa (WW) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by David Edwards. 18' Stephen Warnock (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 18' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 17' Jordi Gómez (WA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 17' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 16' Corner, Wolverhampton  Wanderers. Conceded by Dan Burn. 13' Attempt saved. Prince Oniangué (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 13' Attempt saved. Prince Oniangué (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 13' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 12' Foul by Jake Buxton (WA). 12' Prince Oniangué (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 11' David Perkins (WA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 11' Foul by João Teixeira (WW).

11' Jordi Gómez (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 11' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 7' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WA). 7' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  Goal!  5' Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Adam Le Fondre (WA) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Max Power with a cross. Kick Off First Half begins.


Nick Powell could start for Wigan after making his return from a groin injury as a substitute in the Latics' draw with Fulham on 17 September.  Midfielder Alex Gilbey and defender Reece Burke remain out as Wigan seek a first win in eight league games.  Wolves striker Nouha Dicko will not feature despite making his return from a knee injury in an under-23 team game.  Ivan Cavaleiro could start after coming off the bench to score in the 3-1 victory over Brentford.  

Analysis

BBC WM's Mike Taylor:  "After two wins and with a match against the bottom-placed team next, Wolves' promotion challenge could be ready to launch.  However, by Monday evening Walter Zenga was dialling back the euphoria, having shown the players a footballing video-nasty - a half-hour compilation of their mistakes during the win over Brentford. "Feet on the floor," as he sometimes likes to say with a slap of the table.  He may have been referring to the serious dither they had at 2-1 in the second half on Saturday, and they were somewhat fortunate that Brentford fluffed a big chance to equalise before Ivan Cavaleiro's goal varnished the result. All the same, the very least you can say is that the post-investment Wolves squad looks a lot more like scoring goals than in the second half of last season, and is winning over the Molineux patrons, as was noisily confirmed on Saturday. They're in the hunt."


Match facts

There has never been a goalless draw between these sides in any competition in 16 meetings stretching back to December 1985.  Wolves won on their last away league trip to the Latics but have never won back-to-back games there. Wigan have picked up just one win from their past 11 matches in the second tier (D2 L8). Wolves have kept just one clean sheet in their past 12 away league games, although it came last time out on the road.



Sat Sep 24th Wolves

Wolves 3 Brito Teixeira (47', 57'), Cavaleiro (90'+3) Brentford Kaikai (67')

HT 0-0

Wolves

1Ikeme 2Doherty 18Iorfa 6Batth 29Borthwick-Jackson 27SaissBooked at 74mins 17CostaSubstituted forCavaleiroat 69'minutes 4Edwards 20OnianguéSubstituted forCoadyat 88'minutes 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forMasonat 77'minutes 22Bödvarsson Substitutes 5Stearman 10Mason 16Coady 19Price 21Lonergan 25Gladon 50Cavaleiro

Brentford

1Bentley 2ColinBooked at 35mins 6DeanBooked at 76mins 14Egan 29Barbet 15WoodsBooked at 90mins 10McEachranSubstituted forYennarisat 50'minutes 4MacLeodSubstituted forVibeat 64'minutes 19SawyersBooked at 37mins 25Kaikai 9Hogan Substitutes 7Saunders 8Yennaris 12McCormack 16Bonham 20Clarke 21Vibe 35Chatzitheodoridis

Referee: Andy Davies Attendance: 20,637

Beeb

Joao Teixeira scored his first two goals for Wolves as Walter Zenga's side beat Brentford at Molineux.  The winger, on loan from Benfica, opened the scoring just after the break with a shot which squeezed under visiting goalkeeper Daniel Bentley. He added a fortunate second, as his cross from a free-kick on the left bounced past everyone and in. Sullay Kaikai pulled a goal back for Brentford, before Ivan Cavaleiro scored a stoppage-time third for Wolves. Substitute Cavaleiro's tap-in from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's cross came after the visitors had dominated the final 20 minutes, with Lasse Vibe and John Egan both missing good opportunities to equalise. Wolves had drawn six of their previous nine home Championship games and struggled to create chances in a dour first half, with Teixeira's claims for a penalty after a strong challenge from Maxime Colin the only highlight. However, it was the 22-year-old's fellow Portuguese midfielder Helder Costa who made Wolves' opener with a superb run, although former Southend keeper Bentley arguably should have done better to keep the impressive Teixeira's low effort out.  Palace loanee Kaikai's powerful finish from a tight angle made for a nervy finish for the home fans before record signing Cavaleiro made sure of all three points with his first goal for Wolves.

Wolves manager Walter Zenga: "We have to continue in this way and not forget where we have come from and where we want to arrive.  It is a long season and we don't want to forget that if everyone pulls together we can arrive where we want to be. I don't want to stay in the middle of the ranking (the league). I don't want to read the ranking until December and then we will talk. At the moment I don't know where we are now. Honest."

Brentford manager Dean Smith:  "We gave them cheap goals. Josh (McEachran) should probably have played it wide, ran into trouble and then we didn't have the balance right behind and they broke and scored. We've got to be better to prevent that but the second goal should have been our free-kick anyway, it certainly wasn't a free-kick for them, and they scored from that. The reaction to going two goals down was good and I thought Wolves started to panic towards the end. We put them under an awful lot of pressure and had some good chances."


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Brentford 1.

  Wolves Brentford

Possession  44% 56%

Shots 13 10

Shots on Target 5 3

Corners 4 6

Fouls 15 13

Full Time 90'+8' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Brentford 1.

90'+7' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 90'+6' Delay in match Romain Saiss (WW) because of an injury. 90'+6' Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Bees) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lasse Vibe. 90'+5' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Edwards following a fast break. Booking 90'+4' Ryan Woods (Bees) is shown the yellow card. Goal!

90'+3' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Brentford 1. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson following a fast break.  88' Sub, WW. Conor Coady replaces Prince Oniangué. 86' Attempt saved. John Egan (Bees) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yoann Barbet with a headed pass. 85' Corner, Bees. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 83' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 82' Foul by Nico Yennaris (Bees). 82' Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81' Maxime Colin (Bees) wins a free kick on the right wing. 81' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW).  80' Harlee Dean (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 80' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 80' Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Bees) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers with a cross. 79' Attempt blocked. Maxime Colin (Bees) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers. 78' Lasse Vibe (Bees) wins a free kick on the right wing. 78' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 77' Sub, WW. Joe Mason replaces João Teixeira. 76' Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. Booking 76' Harlee Dean (Bees) is shown the yellow card. Booking 74' Romain Saiss (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 74' Nico Yennaris (Bees) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 73' Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Bees) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nico Yennaris. 70' Corner, Bees. Conceded by Danny  Batth. 69' Sub, WW. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Hélder Costa. 69' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 69' Ryan Woods (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Foul by Lasse Vibe (Bees).Goal! 67' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Brentford 1. Sullay Kaikai (Bees) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nico Yennaris. 64' Sub, Bees. Lasse Vibe replaces Lewis MacLeod because of an injury. 64' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 62' Delay in match Lewis MacLeod (Bees) because of an injury. 61' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 61' Foul by Scott Hogan (Bees). 60' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 60' Foul by Maxime Colin (Bees). 59' Attempt blocked. Lewis MacLeod (Bees) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers. Goal!

57' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Brentford 0. João Teixeira (WW) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. 57' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 57' Foul by Ryan Woods (Bees).  56' Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Bees) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers. 54' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 54' Sullay Kaikai (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 53' Corner, WW. Conceded by John Egan. 53' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by João Teixeira. 51' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 51' Nico Yennaris (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Sub, Bees. Nico Yennaris replaces Josh McEachran because of an injury. 50' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 48' Delay in match Josh McEachran (Bees) because of an injury. Goal!

47' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Brentford 0. João Teixeira (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 47' Foul by João Teixeira (WW).  47' Ryan Woods (Bees) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half  Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 0.


Half Time

  Wolves Brentford

Possession  52%    48%

Shots 6  2

Shots on Target 2 1

Corners 3 4

Fouls 7 8

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

45'  Corner, WW. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.  45' Corner, WW. Conceded by John Egan. 43' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  43' Foul by Yoann Barbet (Bees). 41' Foul by Danny Batth (WW).  41' Scott Hogan (Bees) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 41' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 41' Lewis MacLeod (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  Booking 37' Romaine Sawyers (Bees) is shown the yellow card. 37' Prince Oniangué (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 37'

Foul by Ryan Woods (Bees). Booking  35' Maxime Colin (Bees) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 35' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 35' Foul by Maxime Colin (Bees). 34' Offside, Bees. Daniel Bentley tries a through ball, but Scott Hogan is caught offside. 33' Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33'

Foul by Maxime Colin (Bees). 33' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 33' Harlee Dean (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31' Corner, WW. Conceded by Ryan Woods. 30' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 30' Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Bees). 29' Attempt missed. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Prince Oniangué. 26' Corner, Bees. Conceded by Romain Saiss. 25' Hand ball by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 24' Attempt saved. David Edwards (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Prince Oniangué. 23' Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Bees) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers. 20' Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW). 20' Romaine Sawyers (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 20' Offside, Bees. Daniel Bentley tries a through ball, but Scott Hogan is caught offside. 18' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 16' Foul by Harlee Dean (Bees). 16' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 15' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 15' Attempt blocked. Romain Saiss (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 14' Foul by Ryan Woods (Bees). 14' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 10' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by João Teixeira. 9' Corner, Bees. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 9' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 9' Ryan Woods (Bees) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 6' Corner, Bees. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 6' Corner, Bees. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 6' Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Bees) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Lewis MacLeod. 4' Prince Oniangué (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 4' Foul by Ryan Woods (Bees). 2' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 2' Harlee Dean (Bees) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Kick Off First Half begins.


Wolves boss Walter Zenga is likely to again make changes following Tuesday's 2-0 EFL Cup exit at Newcastle.  Nouha Dicko, who scored for the club's Under-23s against Middlesbrough in midweek, is close to full match fitness after a year out with a knee injury.    Brentford boss Dean Smith has no new injury worries as he looks to extend their unbeaten run to five matches.  Defender Callum Elder (knee), left-back Rico Henry (shoulder) and midfielder Alan Judge (leg) remain sidelined.  Former Walsall boss Smith enjoyed a successful first return to the West Midlands when his sixth-placed Bees snatched a late equaliser in their most recent  game, the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.


Brentford head coach Dean Smith told BBC Radio London:  "We won't get too many better weeks than we did last week, with really good performances and good results off the back of it.  Our level of performance has to be right to get something out of the game. It is nice to be an underdog and go and surprise people.  The confidence is really good and the players believe in each other and what they are doing."

Analysis  BBC Radio London's Phil Parry: "Last week was very positive for the Bees, with a seven point haul from  games at Brighton and Aston Villa and Preston's visit to Griffin Park.  Anything close to that tally in the next eight days would do nicely ahead of the international break and with Scott Hogan firing, scoring five goals in the last three games, there will be confidence.  I understand it has been a good few days at the training ground and last season Brentford did the double over Wolves so they travel to Molineux with momentum."


Match facts


Wolves have drawn a blank in three of their last four league meetings with the Bees, failing to score in each of the last two.  In contrast, Brentford have netted 10 times (2.5 goals per game), winning three of those four clashes.  Wolves, in 10th, have drawn six of their last nine league games at Molineux.  Bees striker Scott Hogan has scored 13 goals in his last 12 Championship games, including a hat-trick in his last game against Preston.  Only three of Wolves' 10 league goals this season have been scored at .  Brentford, unbeaten in four games, have more ever-present Championship players than any other side this season. Hogan, John Egan, Ryan Woods, Daniel Bentley and Harlee Dean have all played a full 720 so far.




EFL3 Newcastle  2 Ritchie (29'), Gouffran (31') Wolves 0

Tm Spiers tweeted this picture of the 500 away fans


Newcastle United 2 Ritchie (29'), Gouffran (31') Wolves 0

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HT 2-0

Yoan Gouffran scored a stunning goal as Newcastle avenged Saturday's league defeat by Wolves to reach the EFL Cup fourth round.  The Championship side suffered a shock 2-0  loss at the hands of their opponents but took a 29th-minute lead when Matt Ritchie sidefooted in.  Frenchman Gouffran doubled the lead two minutes later when he fired in a ferocious volley from Ritchie's cross. They also went close through Mohamed Diame whose chip came off the bar. The visitors produced very few chances. Magpies keeper Karl Darlow saved Jed Wallace's shot and then rushed out of his goal to block Ola John's attempt from four yards. Newcastle are at promotion rivals Aston Villa on Saturday and Wolves are at  to Brentford.

   Newcastle   Wolves

Possession  56%  44%

Shots 13  3

Shots on Target 4  3

Corners 5  8

Fouls 12  15


Match ends, Newcastle United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Newcastle United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Booking 90'+5' Ayoze Pérez (NU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+5' Foul by Ayoze Pérez (NU). 90'+5' Ola John (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+4' Corner, WW. Conceded by Ayoze Pérez. 90'+4' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 90'+3' Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (NU) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 90'+3' Corner, WW. Conceded by Karl Darlow. 90'+2' Attempt saved. Paul Gladon (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 89' Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (NU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. 89' Jack Colback (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 89' Foul by George Saville (WW). 88' Foul by Grant Hanley (NU). 88' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  86' Sub, NU. Jamaal Lascelles replaces Matt Ritchie. 85' Foul by Ciaran Clark (NU). 85' Ola John (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 84' Foul by Achraf Lazaar (NU). 84' Silvio (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (NU) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Booking 81' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 80' Christian Atsu (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 80' Foul by George Saville (WW). 80' Corner, WW. Conceded by Christian Atsu. 79' Corner, WW. Conceded by Ciaran Clark. 78' Sub, WW. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Jed Wallace. 78' Corner, WW. Conceded by Karl Darlow. 77' Attempt saved. Ola John (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. 77' Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (NU) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 76' Ayoze Pérez (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 76' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 75' Sub, NU. Christian Atsu replaces Yoan Gouffran. 72' Sub, NU. Ayoze Pérez replaces Mohamed Diamé. 72' Foul by Yoan Gouffran (NU). 72' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 71' Corner, WW. Conceded by DeAndre Yedlin. 67' Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (NU) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. 66'

Hand ball by Conor Coady (WW). 65' Matt Ritchie (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). Booking 64'Yoan Gouffran (NU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 64' Foul by Yoan Gouffran (NU). 64' Silvio (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  63' Sub, WW. Jack Price replaces Joe Mason. 61' Attempt saved. Mohamed Diamé (NU) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 59' Grant Hanley (NU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 59' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 8'

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (NU) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. 57' Daryl Murphy (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 57' Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW). 53' Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (NU). 53' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52' Foul by Jack Colback (NU). 51' Corner, WW. Conceded by Ciaran Clark. 50' Attempt missed. Yoan Gouffran (NU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. 49' Mohamed Diamé (NU) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. 49' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 49' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 47' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 46' Delay in match Silvio (WW) because of an injury. Second Half Second Half begins Newcastle United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45' Sub, WW. Ola John replaces João Teixeira.


   Newcastle   Wolves

Possession  58%  42%

Shots 4  1

Shots on Target 2  1

Corners 5  2

Fouls 5  7

45'+2' First Half ends, Newcastle United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45' Grant Hanley (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half.   45' Foul by Paul Gladon (WW). 40' DeAndre Yedlin (NU) wins a free kick on the left wing. 40' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 38' Foul by Yoan Gouffran (NU). 38' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35' Jack Colback (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 35' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 33' Foul by Ciaran Clark (NU). 33' (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 33' Corner, NU.  Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. Goal! 31' Goal! Newcastle United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Yoan Gouffran (NU) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the  goal. Assisted by Matt Ritchie. Goal! 29' Goal! Newcastle United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Matt Ritchie (NU) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Colback. 26' Jack Colback (NU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 26' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 26' Foul by Yoan Gouffran (NU). 26' Silvio (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 24' Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 17' Corner, WW. Conceded by DeAndre Yedlin. 15' Corner, WW. Conceded by Ciaran Clark. 13' Jack Colback (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 13' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 12' Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (NU) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. 11' Corner, NU. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.  11'

Attempt blocked. Achraf Lazaar (NU) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 10' Jack Colback (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 10' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 9'

Corner, NU. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 6' Corner, NU. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 5' Corner, NU. Conceded by João Teixeira. 4' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4' Foul by Daryl Murphy (NU). 2' Foul by Jack Colback (NU). 2' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 2' Yoan Gouffran (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2' Foul by George Saville (WW). Kick Off  First Half begins.




08 Newcastle 0 Wolves 2 Mbemba (29' og), Costa (62' )

Wolves bounced back from Tuesday's thrashing by Barnsley with a victory which ended Newcastle United's five-match Championship winning streak.  Chancel Mbemba turned Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's cross into his own net to give Wolves, who lost 4-0 to the Tykes in midweek, a half-time lead. Winger Helder Costa curled in a second from 18 yards just after the hour. Newcastle, 6-0 winners at QPR on Tuesday, ended the game with 10 men after Vernon Anita was sent off.

Newcastle 0 Wolves 2 - Report Tim Spiers

Wolves produced a stunning display to win 2-0 at in-form Newcastle United, writes Tim Spiers at St James' Park

It was the philosopher Sir Alex Ferguson who once said, "football, bloody hell". Never have his words been more apt.  Newcastle beat QPR 6-0 away from home on Tuesday. At the same time, Wolves were losing 4-0 at home to Barnsley.  Results like this just aren't supposed to happen. But if football was a predictable game, we wouldn't bother watching it.  The thousands of Wolves fans who made the long journey to the north east were very, very glad that they watched this particular game.  Walter Zenga's team were absolutely magnificent. Newcastle - who had won their past six matches - hadn't conceded a goal since August 17. Wolves could have scored at least four.  And they produced exactly the things that Zenga called for yesterday afternoon.   “I want to see the team compact, I want to see the reaction, I want to see them take back their honour,” the Italian said.  They were all those things and so much more.  They frustrated Newcastle from the outset with a tight, compact midfield. Romain Saiss was handed his long-awaited debut and the man who says he models his game on Sergio Busquets did a pretty decent impersonation of the Barcelona man, protecting the back four and winning the ball on countless occasions. David Edwards and Prince Onianague did likewise.  On the flanks Joao Teixeira and Helder Costa ran and ran and ran. Then they ran some more. And Costa in particular was a fantastic creative outlet.  So was Bodvarsson, who created the first goal. And the back four barely put a foot wrong, with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson putting in a composed display.  Newcastle's fans loudly voiced their frustration. Their players were frustrated too, at their lack of space. That frustration boiled over with a late red card.  Zenga had made five changes to his XI here, as he did on Tuesday. But make no mistake, Wolves played very much like a proper team here.

Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/09/17/newcastle-0-wolves-2-report/#VgHhVeW3UvKQKX4E.99

Sunday Telegraph

Fans who booed Wolves four days earlier at Molineux, were led in a “thunderclap” celebration at the final whistle by Iceland international Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, an influential figure throughout the game.  “Sometimes you can have ups and downs,” Walter Zenga, the Wolves manager, said:”I’m delighted with the reaction because we showed our supporters that the last 15 minutes in our previous game was an accident and something that can happen.  The players wanted to show a reaction because it was shocking for everybody, so the spirit of the team and how they approached the game is a big answer. The approach was very important The fans came to follow us and we had to give them something back.   It was difficult to find a player who didn’t give 100 per cent and, when everybody thinks in the same way and play for each other, you have a great match.”   Walter Zenga Wolves manager,

The warning signs were soon apparent yesterday for Newcastle and they were fortunate to survive after nine minutes when goalkeeper Matz Sels saved in quick succession from Bodvarsson and Costa before Bodvarsson struck the bar. Benitez was an increasingly agitated figure on the touchline over his side’s failure to get a foothold in the game before Ayoze finally forced an excellent save from Carl Ikeme midway through the half. Dwight Gayle’s mistimed header deprived him of a 28th minute goal from Matt Ritchie’s cross and, a minute later, an even more abject header from Mbema at the other end brought the opening goal as he directed Bodvarsson’s cross past his own keeper. It was the first goal conceded in 524 minutes of football by Newcastle, whose attempt to cancel it out continued to lack quality and conviction in a second-half before Costa capitalised on a slip by Perez and placed another one beyond Sels with a well-judged left-foot shot from 20 yards in the 62nd minute. Benitez responded instantly by sending on substitutes Christian Atsu and Aleksandar Mitrovic, but Ikeme, well protected by his central defenders Dominic Iorfa and Danny Batth, was untroubled apart from in the 77th minute when he saved with his feet from Mitrovic.

By then, some Newcastle supporters were on their way out of the ground and missed little apart from the dismissal of Anita for a foul on substitute Ivan Cavaleiro that appeared to be no worse than several other equally late challenges earlier in the game. Benitez said”It’s a bad day but we have to analyse what went wrong and try to understand why. It was not expected that we would start the game the way we started. You can make mistakes and have bad luck, but we started making mistake after mistake. But we had control and they were not creating anything when we scored the own goal. Then .the second goal was another mistake and we made too many. That’s why we lost. They were organised and working hard, but we made the wrong decisions and it’s difficult to manage when you have so many things wrong. The good thing when you have another game soon.”

That game is on Tuesday in the EFL Cup - and their opponents on Tyneside are Wolverhampton again.

Teams

Newcastle

28Sels 8AnitaBooked at 87mins 18Mbemba 6Lascelles 3DummettBooked at 40mins 11RitchieBooked at 51minsSubstituted forAtsuat 63'minutes 12Shelvey 14HaydenSubstituted  forMitrovicat 63'minutes 17Pérez 15DiaméBooked at 45mins 9Gayle Substitutes 2Clark 4Colback 20Gouffran 22Yedlin 26Darlow 30Atsu 45Mitrovic

Wolves

1Ikeme 2Doherty 18Iorfa 6BatthBooked at 35mins 29Borthwick-JacksonBooked at 72mins 4EdwardsBooked at 79mins 27SaissBooked at 36mins 20Oniangué 17CostaSubstituted  forMasonat 75'minutes 22BödvarssonSubstituted forCoadyat 89'minutes 24Brito TeixeiraBooked at 56minsSubstituted forCavaleiroat 71'minutes Substitutes 8Saville 10Mason 16Coady

21Lonergan 25Gladon 30Hause 50Cavaleiro

Referee: Tim Robinson Attendance: 52,117


 Newcastle Wolves

Possession 68%  32%

Shots   17  12

Shots on Target  3  5

Corners 5  3

Fouls 12  16


Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time 90'+7' Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

90'+6' Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chancel Mbemba. 90'+5' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.  90'+4' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 90'+2' Chancel Mbemba (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 90'+1' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU). 90'+1' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Edwards. 90' Attempt blocked. Ayoze Pérez (NU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.  89' Sub, (WW). Conor Coady replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. Dismissal 87' Vurnon Anita (NU) is shown the red card. 87' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 87' Delay in match Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) because of an injury. 86' Foul by Vurnon Anita (NU). 86' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (NU) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick. 83' Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 83' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 81' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 80' Delay in match (NU). 80' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Booking 79' David Edwards (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 79' Dwight Gayle (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 79' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 77' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Danny Batth.  77' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dwight Gayle. 77' Paul Dummett (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 77' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 76' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Matz Sels. 76' Attempt saved. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 76' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Matz Sels. 75' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 75' Sub, (WW). Joe Mason replaces Hélder Costa. 74' Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (NU) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Booking 72' Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW) is shown the yellow card. 71' Sub, (WW). Ivan Cavaleiro replaces João Teixeira. 70' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a through ball. 66' Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (NU) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick. 65' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 65' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 63' Sub, Newcastle United. Aleksandar Mitrovic replaces Isaac Hayden. 63' Sub, Newcastle United. Christian Atsu replaces Matt Ritchie.

Goal! 62' Goal! Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. 60' Foul by Matt Ritchie (NU).  60' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 59' Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (NU) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Vurnon Anita with a cross. 58' Foul by Ayoze Pérez (NU). 58' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Booking 56' João Teixeira (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 56' Matt Ritchie (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 56' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 54' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 54' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 53' Attempt blocked. Isaac Hayden (NU) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 52' Isaac Hayden (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). Booking 51' Matt Ritchie (NU) is shown the yellow card. 51' Foul by Isaac Hayden (NU). 51' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 50' Offside, Newcastle United. Matt Ritchie tries a through ball, but Vurnon Anita is caught offside. 48' Offside, Newcastle United. Jamaal Lascelles tries a through ball, but Matt Ritchie is caught offside. 47' Attempt blocked. Jamaal Lascelles (NU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.  47' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Romain Saiss. 46' Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (NU) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey. 46' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 46' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW).


Second Half begins Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.


HT  Newcastle Wolves

Possession   71%  29%

Shots     7  8

Shots on Target 2  3

Corners    2  1

Fouls   8  9


Half Time


45'+3'  First Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.  45'+1' Delay over. They are ready to continue. Booking 45'+1' Mohamed Diamé (NU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 45' Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. 45' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (NU). 45' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 44' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 43' Isaac Hayden (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 42' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Teixeira. 41' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 40' Attempt saved. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Booking 40' Paul Dummett (NU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 39' Foul by Paul Dummett (NU). 39' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 37' Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (NU) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vurnon Anita. Booking 36' Romain Saiss (WW) is shown the yellow card. Booking 35' Danny Batth (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 35' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 35' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 31' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (NU). 31' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Goal!

29' Own Goal by Chancel Mbemba, Newcastle United. Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 28' Attempt blocked. Dwight Gayle (NU) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.  24' Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (NU) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 23' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 23' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 22' Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (NU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie. 21' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 21' Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (NU). 21' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 19' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (NU). 19' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16' Foul by Vurnon Anita (NU). 16' Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by David  Edwards. 9' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 8' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 8' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 7' Attempt missed. Romain Saiss (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a corner.  7' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles. 6' Foul by Isaac Hayden (NU). 6' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 5' Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (NU) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vurnon Anita. 5' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 3' Paul Dummett (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 2' Ayoze Pérez (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2' Foul by David Edwards (WW).


Newcastle United boss may rotate his squad as he chases a sixth successive Championship victory when they face Wolves on Saturday.  Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ciaran Clark, Isaac Hayden, Ayoze Perez came in for their 6-0 win against QPR on Tuesday.  

Wolves head coach Walter Zenga may make sweeping changes to his side after their 4-0 midweek defeat by Barnsley.  Zenga has not named an unchanged side this season and could hand debuts to Romain Saiss, Silvio and Ola John.


Match facts


After losing this season's first two matches, Newcastle have won five straight league games, netting 15 goals.  Following Tuesday's 4-0 home defeat by Barnsley, Wolves have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 11 away league games.  Newcastle have conceded just one goal in the second half of Championship games this season - two fewer than any other team.  

Walter Zenga's Wolves have failed to find the net in three of their last five league games.  Newcastle are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Wolves, since a 1-0 defeat at Molineux in April 1993.  Wolves have scored in each of their last 10 league games against Newcastle, although they have only kept one clean sheet in that time.

Meanwhile Wolves U18s took an early lead against Newcastle but eventually went down 4:1 (pictures @abbswolf )

07 13Sept Wolves  Barnsley 4 Hourihane (73'), Hammill (83'), Janko (85'), Bradshaw (90'+2)

HT 0-0

Barnsley scored four second-half goals to thrash Wolves at Molineux and remain third in the Championship.  The Tykes, who have now won five of their last six matches, almost went behind early on when Richard Stearman's shot was cleared off the line.  But Conor Hourihane's strike put the visitors in front, before ex-Wolves player Adam Hammill drove home.  

Saidy Janko curled in the third, before the Celtic loanee turned provider for Tom Bradshaw to strike the fourth. While Paul Heckingbottom's side's remarkable start to their first season back in the second tier continues, Walter Zenga's team have now taken one point from their last three games. But the hosts could have taken an early lead after Adam Davies tipped over Jack Price's second-minute free-kick and Stearman's shot sparked panic in the area, only for Barnsley to clear their lines.  The Tykes carried more threat going forward and it told when Hourihane, the Championship's player of the month for August, struck home after Marley Watkins' two initial efforts were blocked. Midfielder Hammill then quickly added a second when he was allowed into the Wolves area to shoot past Carl Ikeme, before Watkins set up debutant Janko to score only his second-ever professional goal.  Bradshaw then wrapped up proceedings from the six-yard area as the Tykes moved to within one point of leaders Huddersfield.

1Ikeme 18IorfaSubstituted forCavaleiroat 75'minutes 6Batth 5Stearman 2Doherty 19PriceSubstituted forCostaat 45'minutes 16Coady 20Oniangué 12WallaceSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 64'minutes 22Bödvarsson 10Mason Substitutes 8Saville 17Costa 21Lonergan 24Brito Teixeira 25Gladon 30Hause 50Cavaleiro

Barnsley

1Davies 17Yiadom 4Roberts 5MacDonald 3White 40KentSubstituted forJankoat 82'minutes 8Hourihane 6ScowenBooked at 42mins 7HammillBooked at 78mins 32ArmstrongSubstituted forWatkinsat 70'minutesBooked at 84mins 9WinnallSubstituted forBradshawat 69'minutes Substitutes 13Townsend 15Watkins 18Jackson 19Kpekawa 20Bradshaw 21Janko 29Morsy

Referee: Andy Madley Attendance: 18,668

 Wolves  Barnsley

Possession 61% 39%

Shots 15 26

Shots on Target 5 10

Corners 5 2

Fouls 15 13

90'+5'  Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Barnsley 4.  90'+4' Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Saidy Janko. Goal! 90'+2' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Barnsley 4. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Saidy Janko. 90'+1' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley). 90'+1' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).

90'+1' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing. 89' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 89' Aidan White (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 88' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley). Goal! 85' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Barnsley 3. Saidy Janko (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Marley Watkins. 85' Attempt saved. Richard Stearman (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Batth with a headed pass. Booking 84' Marley Watkins (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 84' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley). Goal! 83' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Barnsley 2. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marley Watkins. Sub, Barnsley. Saidy Janko replaces Ryan Kent. 80' Corner, WW. Conceded by Angus MacDonald. 78' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by João Teixeira following a set piece situation. Booking 78' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 78' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 78' Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley). 77' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 76' Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. 76' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Matt Doherty.  75' Sub, WW. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Dominic Iorfa. 75' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 75'

Aidan White (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing. 73' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Barnsley 1. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. 73' Attempt blocked. Marley Watkins (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 73' Attempt blocked. Marley Watkins (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Kent. 70' Sub, Barnsley. Marley Watkins replaces Adam Armstrong. 69' Sub, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Sam Winnall. 68' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 68' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 67' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 67' Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnsley). 66' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by João Teixeira with a through ball. 64' Sub, WW. João Teixeira replaces Jed Wallace. 60' Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a headed pass. 57' Corner, WW. Conceded by Josh Scowen. 56' Offside, Barnsley. Conor Hourihane tries a through ball, but Adam Armstrong is caught offside. 56' Attempt saved. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Hourihane. 56' Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Armstrong following a set piece situation. 55' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 55' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 54' Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 53' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

 53' Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley). 52' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 51' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 51' Foul by Marc Roberts (Barnsley). 51' Attempt saved. Ryan Kent (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Scowen. 51' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 51' Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing. 51' Attempt blocked. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 51' Attempt blocked. Adam Armstrong  (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Scowen. 50' Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Prince Oniangué. 49' Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross. 46' Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Barnsley 0.

45' Sub, WW. Hélder Costa replaces Jack Price.


Half time stats

 Wolves Barnsley

Possession  64% 36%

Shots      9 13

Shots on Target 1 3

Corners 3 0

Fouls 8 6

Half Time


45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Barnsley 0. 45'+1' Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joe Mason. 44' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 44' Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing. Booking 42'

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 42' Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley). 42' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 37' Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Winnall. 36' Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a corner. 35' Corner, WW. Conceded by Andy Yiadom. 34' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34' Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley). 34' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner. 33' Corner, WW. Conceded by Aidan White. 32' Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Hourihane. 32' Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Yiadom. 31' Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Scowen. 30' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 30' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28' Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnsley). 27' Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marc Roberts. 26' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 26' Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing. 25' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa with a cross. 23' Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Winnall. 23' Attempt missed. Aidan White (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Conor Hourihane following a set piece situation. 22' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 22' Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing. 20' Hand ball by Ryan Kent (Barnsley).  19' Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aidan  White with a cross. 17' Offside, Barnsley. Marc Roberts tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside. 16' Attempt missed. Ryan Kent (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Yiadom. 15' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 15' Foul by Adam Armstrong (Barnsley). 13' Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Prince Oniangué. 12'

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Kent. 12' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 12' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 10' Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. 8' Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 8'  Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill. 7' Attempt missed. Ryan Kent (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. 5' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 5' Ryan Kent (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 3' Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing. 3' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 3' Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 2' Corner, WW. Conceded by Adam Davies. 2' Attempt saved. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 1' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 1' Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley). Kick Off


First Half begins.


Wolves boss Walter Zenga has already hinted that he is prepared to alternate between a Tuesday and a Saturday side now that he has so many options.  Following the 1-0 loss at Huddersfield which preceded the international break, he made seven changes for Saturday's 1-1 draw at  to Burton. Third-placed Barnsley may hand striker Adam Armstrong his first start after Saturday's brilliant winner at Preston. Fellow loan man Saidy Janko is also in line for his first full appearance. Tykes defender James Bree (hamstring) remains sidelined, but midfielder Sam Morsy and defender Cole Kpekawa made their debuts off the bench at Deepdale and are expected to be involved again.


Match facts

Wolves are unbeaten in their last 13  league meetings with Barnsley, of which they have won the last seven. Barnsley have lost 24 second-tier games at Molineux. Only against Leicester City (29) and Bristol City (25) have they lost more. Wolves are unbeaten in 10  league games, their best at Molineux since a 16-match unbeaten run stretching to September 2014. Barnsley's 12-point haul from their first six games is their best in the second tier since the promotion-winning season 1996-97, when they had 15 points.  Conor Hourihane has been involved in more goals than any other Championship player this season - scoring four, with two assists. Barnsley, up into third after four wins in five league games, start the game nine places ahead of Wolves in the Championship table.


06 10 Sept Wolves 1 Oniangue (77) Burton Albion 1 Miller (90+4)

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Substitute Will Miller grabbed an injury-time equaliser as Burton denied Wolves a third win of the season.  Miller turned in Lloyd Dyer's cross in the fourth minute of added time.  Lucas Akins had a first-half penalty saved by Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme after Richard Stearman, in his first game since re-joining from Fulham, handled.  Prince Oniangue had broken the deadlock for Wolves in the second half of a tight match with a half-volley after good work from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.  The Brewers edged the first half in the first meeting between the sides, with Jamie Ward forcing another good stop from Ikeme.   But Wolves, who are unbeaten in the league at home in 10 matches, came on strong late on with Bodvarsson wasting a free header from 10 yards, and Joe Mason poking wide from close range.  Miller's equaliser was the first time a visiting side had scored from open play at Molineux since February and left Burton 14th in the table, while Wolves dropped to 11th.


Wolves

1Ikeme 2Doherty 6Batth 5StearmanBooked at 52mins 29Borthwick-Jackson 20Oniangué 16CoadyBooked at 82mins 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forMasonat 61'minutes 17CostaBooked at 66mins 25GladonSubstituted forBödvarssonat 71'minutes 50CavaleiroSubstituted forEdwardsat 84'minutes Substitutes 4Edwards 10Mason 12Wallace 18Iorfa 19Price 21Lonergan 22Bödvarsson

Burton

1McLaughlin 3BrayfordBooked at 90mins 5McFadzean 6TurnerBooked at 40mins 10AkinsSubstituted forChoudhuryat 71'minutes 15NaylorBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMyers- arnessat 86'minutes 16Palmer 36Irvine 11Dyer 8O'Grady 12WardSubstituted forMillerat 77'minutes Substitutes 7Williamson 9Beavon 13Bywater 14McCrory 18Miller 19Choudhury

22Myers-Harness

Referee: James Adcock Attendance: 22,049

  Wolves  Burton

Possession  58%  42%

Shots  13  18

Shots on Target  3  8

Corners  5  5

Fouls  11  1

90'+8' Full time 90'+7' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+7' Foul by Kyle McFadzean (BA). Booking 90'+5' John Brayford (BA) is shown the yellow card. Goal! 90'+4' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Burton Albion 1. Will Miller (BA) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer. 90'+1'

Attempt saved. Jackson Irvine (BA) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Brayford. 89' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 89' Matthew Palmer (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88' Corner, WW Conceded by John Brayford.  86' Sub, BA. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Tom Naylor. 84' Sub, WW David Edwards replaces Ivan Cavaleiro. Booking 82' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card. 82' Conor Coady (WW) has gone down, but that's a dive. 80' Corner, WW Conceded by Ben Turner. 80' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson with a cross. 80' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 80' Foul by Chris O'Grady (BA). Goal!

77' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Burton Albion 0. Prince Oniangué (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

77' Sub, BA. Will Miller replaces Jamie Ward. 76' Attempt missed. Hamza Choudhury (BA) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris O'Grady. 75'

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (BA) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Ward. 74' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner. 73' Corner, WW Conceded by Kyle McFadzean. 72' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson with a cross. 71' Sub, BA. Hamza Choudhury replaces Lucas Akins. 71' Sub, WW Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Paul Gladon. 70' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 69' Delay in match Richard Stearman (WW) because of an injury. 69' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Foul by Chris O'Grady (BA). Booking 66' Hélder Costa (WW) is shown the yellow card. 65' Hélder Costa (WW) has gone down, but that's a dive. 65' Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (BA) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Ward. 65' Attempt blocked. Jamie Ward (BA) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 64' Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (BA) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross. 64' Corner, BA. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 64' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 62' Delay in match Kyle McFadzean (BA) because of an injury. 62' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 62' Jamie Ward (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 62' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Stearman with a headed pass. 61'  Corner, WW Conceded by Matthew Palmer. 61' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gladon.   61' Sub, WW Joe Mason replaces João Teixeira. 59' Attempt missed. Richard Stearman (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by João Teixeira following a set piece situation. 59' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 59' Foul by Jamie Ward (BA). 58' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 57' Delay in match João Teixeira (WW) because of an injury. 55' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 54' Delay in match Prince Oniangué (WW) because of an injury. Booking 54' Tom Naylor (BA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 54' Prince Oniangué (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54' Foul by Tom Naylor (BA). 53' Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (BA) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross following a set piece situation. Booking 52' Richard Stearman (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 52' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 52' Lucas Akins (BA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 51' Offside, WW Ivan Cavaleiro tries a through ball, but Paul Gladon is caught offside. 50' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 49' Delay in match Hélder Costa (WW) because of an injury. 49' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 49' Jackson Irvine (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burton Albion 0.

Half Time 45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burton Albion 0. 45'+1' Attempt missed. Paul Gladon (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson with a cross. 45'+1' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45'+1' Foul by Chris O'Grady (BA).  45' Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (BA) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Palmer. 44' Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (BA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jackson Irvine with a headed pass. 41' Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 40' Attempt missed. Paul Gladon (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by João Teixeira with a cross following a set piece situation. Booking 40' Ben Turner (BA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 40' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 40' Foul by Ben Turner (BA). 36' Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (BA) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lucas Akins with a cross.  35' Corner, WW Conceded by Kyle McFadzean. 34'

Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34' Foul by Lucas Akins (BA). 33' Attempt saved. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 32' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32' Foul by Jamie Ward (BA). 31' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31' Foul by John Brayford (BA). 31' Corner, BA. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 31' Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (BA) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. 26' Attempt blocked. Prince Oniangué (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 24'  

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 24' John Brayford (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24' Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (BA) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Brayford. 22' Offside, WW Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Paul Gladon is caught offside. 21' Corner, BA. Conceded by Danny Batth. 21' Penalty saved! Lucas Akins (BA) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner. 20' Penalty conceded by Richard Stearman (WW) with a hand ball in the penalty area. 20' Attempt missed. Kyle McFadzean (BA) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross following a corner. 20' Corner, BA. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 20' Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (BA) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jackson Irvine. 19' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 19' Foul by Ben Turner (BA).  18' Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW). 18' Lucas Akins (BA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 11'

Foul by Paul Gladon (WW). 11' Jon McLaughlin (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  11' Attempt missed. Kyle McFadzean (BA) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross following a corner. 10' Corner, BA. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 8'Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 8' Chris O'Grady (BA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 5' Offside, WW Cameron Borthwick-Jackson tries a through ball, but Paul Gladon is caught offside. 4' Attempt saved. Lloyd Dyer (BA) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jackson Irvine. 4' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by João Teixeira. 2' Offside, WW João Teixeira tries a through ball, but Paul Gladon is caught offside. 1'

Hand ball by Jamie Ward (BA). Kick Off First Half begins.


Wolves have no new injury concerns and are boosted by transfer window signings Ivan Cavaleiro and Romain Saiss.  Richard Stearman could feature for the hosts after rejoining on loan from Fulham and Nouha Dicko (knee) is close to fitness after a year out.  Burton will assess captain John Mousinho, who has missed the last two matches with a hamstring injury. Deadline-day signing Jamie Ward is also available, but defender Tom Flanagan (thigh) remains a doubt.


Match facts

This is the first meeting between the two sides. In four attempts, no Nigel Clough has ever beaten Wolves. His most recent attempt came as manager of Sheffield United in March 2014.  Wolves are unbeaten in nine successive Championship   games, of which five have ended goalless. Burton have scored a total of five goals in their two Championship   trips this season. No has scored more without winning. Wolves have not conceded a goal from open play at Molineux in the Championship in the last 847 minutes of action, since Adam Reach scored for Preston in February. Five of Burton's 10 league goals this season have been headers, a joint league-high with Barnsley

So three Wolves draws in less than 24 hours for Peter Abbott - Wolves U 18 drew 3-3 at Compton in the morning v Everton, while several London Wolves saw the U23s with Nouha Dicko draw 2-2 with West Ham.  Pix from Mark


05 27Aug Huddersfield  1 vanLaParra (6) Wolves 0

A top of the table clash

Huddersfield Town 1 VLP , Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.


Rajiv van La Parra scored the only goal for Huddersfield as they beat his former club Wolves to go four points clear at the top of the Championship.  The Dutchman found the net early on, his first ever goal for Town, when he fired in the rebound after Nakhi Wells' shot struck the post.  Wolves' half-time substitute Joao Teixeira hit an upright from 20 yards. The visitors went close again when Jon Dadi Bodvarsson had a header saved by Danny Ward from point-blank range.  Van La Parra, who had a loan spell with Huddersfield last season, left Wolves to join the Terriers on a permanent deal in the summer. His goal came after just six minutes as he followed up Wells' shot to fire into the bottom-left corner in front of his former supporters. Wolves were much brighter after the restart, with former Town defender Conor Coady having a shot deflected for a corner and Matt Doherty's attempt well saved by Ward.  The Terriers keeper, who is on loan from Liverpool, then did brilliantly to deny Bodvarsson as the hosts held on to claim their fourth win and extend their unbeaten start to the Championship season to five games.


Line-ups

Huddersfield

1Ward 2SmithBooked at 79mins 5Hudson 26Schindler 15LöweBooked at 66mins 6HoggBooked at 34mins 10Mooy 9Kachunga 45PalmerSubstituted forPayneat 57'minutes 17van La ParraSubstituted forScannellat 88'minutes 21WellsSubstituted forBunnat 61'minutes Substitutes 4Whitehead 7Scannell 11Bunn 13Coleman 14Cranie 16Payne 44Hefele

Wolves

1Ikeme 16Coady 18Iorfa 6Batth2Doherty 4EdwardsSubstituted forOnianguéat 73'minutes 19PriceBooked at 75mins 8SavilleBooked at 51minsSubstituted forCostaat 61'minutes 10Mason 22Bödvarsson 12WallaceSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 45'minutes Substitutes 7Henry 17Costa 20Oniangué 21Lonergan 24Brito Teixeira 29Borthwick-Jackson 30Hause

Referee: Steve Martin Attendance: 19,972 WW 2900


 FT stats Huddersfield Wolves

Possession    56%       44%

Shots 9 14

Shots on Target 3 4

Corners 2 5

Fouls 9 11


Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time 90'+6' Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 90'+5' Aaron Mooy (Terriers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+5' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 90'+4' Foul by Elias Kachunga (Terriers). 90'+4' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+3' Hand ball by Conor Coady (WW). 90'+2' Elias Kachunga (Terriers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 90' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) with an attempt from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 89' Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson with a headed pass. 88' Sub, (Terriers). Sean Scannell replaces Rajiv van La Parra. 88' Foul by Harry Bunn (Terriers). 88' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the  defensive half. 86' Elias Kachunga (Terriers) wins a free kick on the right wing. 86' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 85' Foul by Elias Kachunga (Terriers). 85' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Booking 79' Tommy Smith (Terriers) is shown the yellow card. 78' Corner, (Terriers). Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 76' Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking 75' Jack Price (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 74' Delay in match Elias Kachunga (Terriers) because of an injury. 74' Elias Kachunga (Terriers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 73' Sub, WW. Prince Oniangué replaces David Edwards. 70' Corner, WW. Conceded by Mark Hudson. 70' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 69' Attempt missed. Tommy Smith Terriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Payne.  68' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Teixeira with a cross.68' Corner, WW. Conceded by Elias Kachunga. 67' Corner, WW.  Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.  Booking 66' Chris Löwe (Terriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 66'

Foul by Chris Löwe (Terriers). 66' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 65' Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Terriers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is  just a bit too high. Assisted by Elias Kachunga. 61' Sub, (Terriers). Harry Bunn replaces Nahki Wells. 61' Sub, WW. Hélder Costa replaces George Saville. 60' João Teixeira (WW) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Conor Coady. 58' Offside, WW. Joe Mason tries a through ball, but Jón Dadi Bödvarsson is caught offside. 58' Foul by Nahki Wells (Terriers). 58' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 57' Sub, (Terriers). Jack Payne replaces Kasey Palmer. 54' Nahki Wells (Terriers) wins a free kick on the right wing. 54' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 54' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a corner. 53' Corner, WW. Conceded by Aaron Mooy. 52' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in  the centre of the goal. 51' Attempt missed. Mark Hudson (Terriers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Mooy with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking 51' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 50' Rajiv van La Parra (Terriers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 50' Foul by George Saville (WW). 48' Corner, WW. Conceded by Chris Löwe. 48' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Saville.

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45' Sub, WW. João Teixeira replaces Jed Wallace.

HT Stats

 Huddersfield Wolves

Possession    66%  34%

Shots 6  6

Shots on Tgt  3  2

Corners 1  0

Fouls 4  4

Live Text

Half Time

45'+2'

First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45' Offside, WW. Jed Wallace tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside. 43' Foul by Mark Hudson (Terriers). 43' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 40'

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Price. 38' Attempt saved. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by George Saville. 37' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Terriers). 37' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35' Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Terriers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kasey Palmer. Booking 34' Jonathan Hogg (Terriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 33' Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Terriers). 33' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31' Chris Löwe (Terriers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 31' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 29' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a cross. 28' Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 27' Attempt saved. Kasey Palmer (Terriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Mooy. 26' Attempt missed. Kasey Palmer (Terriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tommy Smith with a cross. 24' Nahki Wells (Terriers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 24' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 20' Rajiv van La Parra (Terriers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 20' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 18' Attempt missed. George Saville (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 16' Foul by Christopher Schindler (Terriers). 16' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 15' Attempt missed. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 13' Attempt blocked. Chris Löwe (Terriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nahki Wells. 11' Offside, WW. Jed Wallace tries a through ball, but Matt Doherty is caught offside. 8' Corner, (Terriers). Conceded by Conor Coady. Goal! 6' Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Rajiv van La Parra (Terriers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. 6' Nahki Wells (Terriers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. 1' Elias Kachunga (Terriers) wins a free kick on the right wing. 1' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). Kick Off First Half begins.


Early season leaders Huddersfield host third-placed Wolves, one of five fellow unbeaten Championship sides, who make the trip to one of their least favourite grounds.  New Terriers left-back Tareiq Holmes-Dennis could feature.  Wolves, who have lost on six of their last seven trips to Huddersfield, still have Cameron Borthwick-Jackson waiting to make his debut.  

The Manchester United loanee was left on the bench against Cambridge. But Wolves are without midfielder Lee Evans, who is now not expected to return until after the international break, having been ruled out for a few weeks with a knee injury. And, although Nouha Dicko is closing in on a return, new boss Walter Zenga remains without defenders Silvio and Mike Williamson, as well as Michal Zyro and Jordan Graham, who have both undergone knee operations.

Match facts

This is Huddersfield's best start to a second-tier season after four games since 1969-70 when they also won three and drew one.  Huddersfield have won 10 times in 13 league games against Wolves, who have lost on six of their last seven trips to Huddersfield. Of the 13 s that the Terriers have played 70 or more times in the Football League, their best win percentage is against Wolves (41.9% - 31 wins from 74 games). Walter Zenga's Wolves have so far won a league-best four points from losing positions this season.



EFL2 Wolves 2 Costa (6), Wallace (13) Cambridge Utd 1 Elito (14)

An interesting 2-6-1-1 formation as Peter Abbott presented the 2015-16 player of the season trophy to Matt Doherty before this second round match.  Here’s the presentation party with new manager Walter Zenga

Wolves

Tim Spiers view EFL Cup: Wolves 2 Cambridge 1 - Report and pictures (see link)

A tight 2-1 home victory against lower league opposition in the EFL Cup as a new Portuguese signing impresses on his full debut. Deja vu anyone?  For Crawley and Joao Teixeira in round one, read Cambridge and Helder Costa in round two. Also as in that game, Wolves scored an early goal and were expected to romp home by a big margin of victory. But again, suspect defending allowed the visitors back into the game. And in the final coincidence, Wolves had some clear-cut chances to put the lower league team out of sight, but failed to do so. Still, a win is a win, they're into next round and their impressive unbeaten start to the 2016/17 campaign is up to six matches. The worrying aspect for Zenga will be the defence, with Kortney Hause and Dominic Iorfa far from comfortable. The positives were an assured performance from Jack Price, another assist and a goal for Jed Wallace, and the full debut of Costa, whose pace and direct approach will trouble many a Championship defence. He scored, and also provided an assist, as well as winning a second half penalty which James Henry couldn't convert. There may be a few games like this as Zenga experiments with formations and personnel (he started with 4-4-1-1 here and tested out Conor Coady and George Saville at full back) and Wolves are of course a work in progress. But their EFL Cup record is notoriously bad so to avoid a banana skin - a potentially land a lucrative tie against a Premier League big boy in the next round - represents a decent night's work. Zenga made six changes from the side that so memorably beat Blues 3-1 on Saturday.  

In came Helder Costa and Prince Oniangue for their full debuts, while George Saville and captain Conor Coady filled the full-back roles and James Henry was given a chance to impress on the right.  Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was on the bench, but fellow new loanee Ola John wasn't included in the squad. It was definitely t-shirt weather at a warm Molineux and Wolves, as they had done against Crawley, started on the front foot. Jack Price linked well with Joao Teixeira before the lanky Oniangue won a free kick a yard outside the Cambridge box - Price stepped up but hit the wall. After just six minutes they took the lead. More nice interplay ended with Jed Wallace crossing low from the left and Costa couldn't miss from six yards. It was the second goal in a row assisted by Wallace, who has impressed so far this season. Cambridge may be bottom of League Two but they weren't detered by the early goal and produced a warning sign almost immediately, with captain Luke Berry's goalbound 12-yard shot brilliantly saved by Lonergan. Then on 13 minutes Wolves doubled their lead - as the men who combined for the first goal did so again. This time Costa returned the favour, crossing from the right to Wallace who turned home from close range. It had been a whirlwind start at Molineux - and the goals kept on coming. Wolves have looked suspect defensively in the opening stages but this took the biscuit. Dominic Iorfa and Kortney Hause got in each other's way, Iorfa headed it almost vertically and there was Medy Eliot to slam home from 12 yards. The goalmouth action continued apace and Lonergan had to smartly save from Ben Williamson's effort. Back came Wolves and it should have been 3-1 - Price played to Costa, he span and released Wallace who was through on goal, but his effort was too close to keeper Will Norris. Berry went inches wide with a diving header and Teixeira produced a decent effort from a tight angle, but the rest of the half petered out with Wolves struggling to play out from the back and with no focal point up front in the absence of a recognised striker. Price and Wallace had impressed, but Iorfa and Hause didn't look comfortable as a pairing, and neither did the out-of-position Saville. Wolves came out on the attack at the start of the second half - and should have been out of sight within 10 minutes. First the lively Costa hared into the box and drove a decent effort past the far post. And then the pace of the impressive Portuguese loanee won Wolves a spot kick - he was through on goal and bundled over by Blair Adams, who was correctly booked. James Henry stepped up to take the spot kick - but keeper Norris guessed correctly and saved the tame effort, meaning Wolves had missed penalties in successive home games. Matt Doherty and David Edwards replaced Teixeira and Oniangue 9 who has struggled to impose himself in midfield - as Zenga reverted to 4-3-3. Whenever Cambridge attacked Wolves failed to look comfortable, and so it was when they couldn't clear their lines and the ball fell to Mingoia who lashed a volley wide when he should have scored.  Costa, who picked up a knock when winning the penalty, was replaced by Bodvarsson with 20 minutes to go. The popular Icelandic striker added a focal point to Wolves' attack and had the South Bank on their feet with some nice turns and bursts of pace around the Cambridge box.

Wallace could have added a late third but prodded at his shot. And there were a couple of half scares at the other end. But Wolves saw it through.  

Wolves (4-4-1-1): Lonergan; Coady (c), Iorfa, Hause, Saville; Henry, Oniangue (Edwards, 63), Price, Wallace; Teixeira (Doherty, 57); Costa (Bodvarsson, 70). Subs: Ikeme, Batth, Borthwick-Jackson, Mason. Goals: Costa (6), Wallace (13).

Cambridge (4-4-2): Norris; Taylor, Legge, Coulson, Adams; Mingoia, Dunne (Newton, 45), Clark (Gosling, 70), Berry (c); Elito (Pigott, 64), Williamson. Subs: Keane, Dallison, Gregory, Long.  Goal: Elito (14)



Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/08/23/efl-cup-wolves-2-cambridge-1-report/#kCTxy3piPQC6qKpS.99

21Lonergan 16Coady 18Iorfa 30Hause 8Saville 7Henry 20OnianguéSubstituted forEdwardsat 66'minutes 19Price 12Wallace 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forDohertyat 58'minutes 17CostaSubstituted forBödvarssonat 69'minutes Substitutes 1Ikeme 2Doherty 4Edwards 6Batth 10Mason 22Bödvarsson 29Borthwick-Jackson

Cambridge

1Norris 2Taylor 14Coulson 6Legge 3AdamsBooked at 56mins 7Mingoia 20ClarkSubstituted forGoslingat 70'minutes 4DunneSubstituted forNewtonat 45'minutes 21ElitoSubstituted forPigottat 66'minutes 8Berry 10Williamson Substitutes 12Keane 13Gregory 15Long 16Dallison-Lisbon 19Gosling 23Pigott 24Newton

Referee: Brendan Malone Attendance: 9,500 Cambridge 392

Full Time

  Wolves Cambridge

Possession 64% 36%

Shots 18 14

Shots on Target 9 4

Corners 9 8

Fouls 5 7

 


90'+4' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Cambridge United 1. 90'+3' Corner, WW. Conceded by Jake Gosling.  90'+3' Corner, WW. Conceded by Will Norris.  90'+3'

Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson , WW. right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. 90'+1' Foul by Kortney Hause , WW.. 90'+1' Joe Pigott , CU. wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90' Attempt missed. George Saville , WW. right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. 88' Corner, WW. Conceded by Leon Legge. 88' Attempt saved. Jed Wallace , WW. right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 87' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson , WW. right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 86' Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott , CU. right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 84' Attempt missed. Joe Pigott , CU. header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. 84' Corner, CU. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 81' Corner, CU. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 81' Corner,  WW. Conceded by Josh Coulson. 76' Corner, WW. Conceded by Josh Coulson. 74' Dominic Iorfa , WW. wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74' Foul by Ben Williamson , CU.. 71' Jed Wallace , WW. wins a free kick on the left wing. 71' Foul by Blair Adams , CU.. 70' Sub, CU. Jake Gosling replaces Max Clark. 69' Sub, WW. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Hélder Costa. 69'

Attempt missed. James Henry , WW. right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. 69' Corner, WW. Conceded by Will Norris. 68' Attempt saved. Jed  Wallace , WW. right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 67' Attempt missed. Leon Legge , CU. header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.  67' Corner, CU. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 66' Sub, CU. Joe Pigott replaces Medy Elito. 66' Sub, WW. David Edwards replaces Prince Oniangué. 58' Sub, WW. Matt Doherty replaces João Teixeira. 57' Penalty saved! James Henry , WW. fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner. Booking 56' Blair Adams , CU. is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 56' Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa draws a foul in the penalty area. 56' Penalty conceded by Blair Adams , CU. after a foul in the penalty area. 54' Foul by Dominic Iorfa , WW.. 54' Ben Williamson , CU. wins a free kick in the defensive half. 53' Corner, CU. Conceded by Andy Lonergan. 53' Corner, CU. Conceded by Andy Lonergan. 52' Corner, CU. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 51' Foul by Jed Wallace , WW.. 51' Piero Mingoia , CU. wins a free kick on the right wing. 50' Attempt missed. João Teixeira , WW. right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. 49' Attempt blocked. Luke Berry , CU. right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 48' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa , WW. right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Cambridge United 1.

45' Sub, CU. Conor Newton replaces James Dunne.

HT Stats

  Wolves Cambridge

Possession 52% 48%

Shots 11 11

Shots on Target 4 4

Corners 2 6

Fouls 4 4

45'+4' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Cambridge United 1.

45'+3' Attempt blocked. Max Clark , CU. right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 44' Corner, CU. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 43' Corner, CU. Conceded by George Saville. 41' Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia , CU. right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. 40' Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué , WW. header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. 39' Corner, WW. Conceded by Will Norris.  39' Attempt saved. João Teixeira , WW. right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 39' Corner, WW. Conceded by Blair Adams. 38' Hélder Costa , WW. wins a free kick on the left wing. 38' Foul by Blair Adams , CU.. 35' Prince Oniangué , WW. wins a free kick in the attacking half.  35' Foul by Medy Elito , CU.. 35' Attempt missed. João Teixeira , WW. left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. 34' Attempt blocked. James Henry , WW. right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 31' Attempt missed. Luke Berry , CU. header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. 29' Attempt missed. James Dunne , CU. header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. 24' Attempt saved. Jed Wallace , WW. right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 21' Attempt missed. João Teixeira , WW. left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. 21' Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia , CU. left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. 16' Attempt saved. Ben Williamson , CU. right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 15' Corner, CU. Conceded by Conor Coady. Goal! 14' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Cambridge United 1. Medy Elito , CU. right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Goal!

13'

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Cambridge United 0. Jed Wallace , WW. left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 9' Attempt missed. James Dunne , CU. right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. 9' Foul by Prince Oniangué , WW.. 9' James Dunne , CU. wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9' Attempt saved. Max Clark , CU. right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 8' Attempt saved. Luke Berry , CU. right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Goal! 6' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Cambridge United 0. Hélder Costa , WW. right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Prince Oniangué. 5' Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué , WW. right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. 4' Prince Oniangué , WW. wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4' Foul by Max Clark , CU.. 3' Foul by Jed Wallace , WW.. 3' James Dunne , CU. wins a free kick on the left wing. 1' Foul by Medy Elito , CU.. 1' Hélder Costa , WW. wins a free kick in the attacking half. Kick Off


Wolves could give debuts to new loan signings Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Ola John in Tuesday's EFL Cup second round tie against Cambridge United.  Fellow summer signings Helder Costa and Prince Oniangue may also make their first starts for the Championship club.  Cambridge slipped to the bottom of League Two after drawing 2-2 at  with Carlisle on Saturday.  This is the first meeting of the clubs since Wolves ran out 2-1 winners in a third round FA Cup tie in 2008.




04 Sat 20th Aug Birmingham City  City 1  Adams (24' ), Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 Mason (47'), Batth (61'), Bödvarsson (89')  HT 1-0

Storer (Dismissed at  83')

Tim Spiers: Walter Zenga said this week that his team, owing to new transfers, a new boss, a new approach and just about a new everything else, are playing catch-up, writes Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers at St Andrew's.  Well eight points from four games and a scintillating derby comeback here aren't a bad start for a team just warming up. It was a feisty, blood and thunder clash in the Second City, as you'd expect, and Wolves were good value for the three points. They spurned several chances in the first half and were unjustly behind at the break. But a stirring second half comeback - full of the passion, the desire and the spirit that Zenga has so quickly instilled in this team - gave them an utterly convincing derby day victory .  More at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/08/20/birmingham-x-wolves-x-report/


Beeb: Wolves came from behind to beat rivals Birmingham City and end the hosts' unbeaten start in the Championship.  Both sides had first-half chances but Blues led at the break when Che Adams turned in Stephen Gleeson's cross.  Wolves equalised with Joe Mason's curling shot and Danny Batth put Wolves ahead after Matt Doherty was denied.  Blues substitute Jack Storer was sent off for a headbutt on Kortney Hause before Iceland international Jon Dadi Bodvarsson fired in Wolves' third.  While Gary Rowett's side slipped to a first league defeat of 2016-17, Wolves are yet to lose a competitive game since Walter Zenga took charge on the eve of the campaign.  Former Sheffield United forward Adams marked his first  appearance for Birmingham with his first goal for the club, which came shortly after Wolves had lost midfielder Lee Evans to injury.  But a revitalised Wanderers hit back immediately after the interval through Mason and then Bodvarsson, who missed a penalty in Tuesday's  draw with Ipswich, rounded off the visitors' display with an excellent shot past Birmingham keeper Tomasz Kuszczak in the closing stages.


FT Stats Birmingham  Wolves

Possession   47% 53%

Shots 14 19

Shots on Tgt 7 7

Corners 10 12

Fouls 7 15

Teams

Birmingham

29Kuszczak 23SpectorSubstituted forStorerat 76' Booked at 83mins 28Morrison 5Shotton 3Grounds 26DavisBooked at 78mins 8Gleeson 11Cotterill 14AdamsSubstituted forTescheat 62'minutes 19MaghomaSubstituted forStewartat 76'minutes 9Donaldson Substitutes 1Legzdins 4Robinson 6Kieftenbeld 7Tesche 17Solomon-Otabor 20Stewart 38Storer

Wolves

1Ikeme 18Iorfa 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 16Coady 14EvansSubstituted forEdwardsat 22'minutes  19PriceBooked at 41minsSubstituted forOnianguéat 65'minutes 12Wallace 22BödvarssonSubstituted forSavilleat 90+1'minutes 10Mason Substitutes 4Edwards 7Henry 8Saville 17Costa 20Oniangué 21Lonergan 24Brito Teixeira

Referee: Keith Stroud Attendance: 18,569  WW sold out 2,700

Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

Full Time

90'+6' Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. 90'+5' Foul by George Saville (WW). 90'+5' Robert Tesche (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+5' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Michael Morrison. 90'+5' Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Mason. 90'+4' Attempt saved. David Davis (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Greg Stewart. 90'+3' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90'+3' Foul by David Cotterill (BC). 90'+2' Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (BC) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 90'+2'

Corner, (BC) Conceded by Matt Doherty. 90'+1' Sub, (WW) George Saville replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. Goal!

89' Goal! Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jed Wallace. 87' Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 86' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 86' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Robert Tesche. 84' Attempt saved. David Cotterill (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Dismissal 83' Jack Storer (BC) is shown the red card for violent conduct. 83' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 83' Jack Storer (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 80' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Edwards. Booking 78' David Davis (BC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 78' Foul by David Davis (BC). 76' Sub, (BC) Jack Storer replaces Jonathan Spector. 76' Sub, (BC) Greg Stewart replaces Jacques Maghoma. 75' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 75' Foul by Clayton Donaldson (BC). 74' Attempt missed. David Cotterill (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Shotton. 72' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 72' Robert Tesche (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 72' Attempt blocked. Jonathan Grounds (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 72' Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (BC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 71' Corner, (BC) Conceded by Jed Wallace. 70' Foul by Prince Oniangué (WW). 70' David Cotterill (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Attempt saved. David Cotterill (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 69' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 69' Clayton Donaldson (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 65' Sub, (WW) Prince Oniangué replaces Jack Price. 65' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a corner. 64' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Ryan Shotton. 63' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jonathan Grounds. 62' Sub, (BC) Robert Tesche replaces Che Adams.

Goal!  61' Goal! Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Danny Batth (WW) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner. 61' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross. 61' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jonathan Grounds. 59' Attempt saved. David Cotterill (BC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma. 57' Attempt blocked. Jonathan Grounds (BC) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross. 57' Corner, (BC) Conceded by Matt Doherty. 53' Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Mason. 52' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 52' Clayton Donaldson (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 50' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jonathan Grounds. 50' Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 49' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jonathan Spector. 48' Offside, (WW) Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Jón Dadi Bödvarsson is caught offside.

Goal! 47'

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Price.  47' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 46' Delay in match Kortney Hause (WW) because of an injury. Second Half

Second Half begins Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.


HT Stats Birmingham Wolves

Possession     46%  54%

Shots            5  8

Shots on Target 2  3

Corners           7  5

Fouls           4  9

45'+4' First Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+3' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'+3' Foul by Jacques Maghoma (BC). 45'+3' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner. 45'+3' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jonathan Spector. 45'+1' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 45'+1' David Davis (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45' Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 44' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 44' Foul by Jonathan Grounds (BC). 43' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Price. 42' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42' Foul by Clayton Donaldson (BC). Booking 41' Jack Price (WW) is shown the yellow card. 41' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 41' Michael Morrison (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 41' Clayton Donaldson (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 40' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a corner. 40' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Michael Morrison. 39' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jonathan Grounds. 36' Delay over. They are ready to continue.  35' Delay in match Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) because of an injury. 34'

Attempt missed. David Cotterill (BC) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high from a direct free kick. 34' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 34' Che Adams (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 31' Corner, (BC) Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 31' Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (BC) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Spector with a cross. 29' Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner. 29' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak. 29' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jed Wallace. 27' Corner, (BC) Conceded by Danny Batth. 26' Corner, (BC) Conceded by Matt Doherty. Goal! 24' Goal! Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Che Adams (BC) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Morrison following a corner. 23' Corner, (BC) Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 23' Attempt blocked. Che Adams (BC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomasz Kuszczak.  22' Sub, (WW) David Edwards replaces Lee Evans because of an injury. 22' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 21' Delay in match Lee Evans (WW) because of an injury. 20' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 20' Jonathan Spector (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 18' Corner, (BC) Conceded by Kortney Hause. 17' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 17' Foul by Jonathan Spector (BC). 16' Corner, (BC) Conceded by Kortney Hause. 13' Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 11' Corner, (BC) Conceded by Danny Batth. 9' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 9' Jacques Maghoma (BC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 6' Attempt missed. Ryan Shotton (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson with a headed pass following a set piece situation. 6' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 6' Jonathan Spector (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 5' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 5' David  Cotterill (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  5' Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 3' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.  1' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 1' Jonathan Spector (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kick Off


New Birmingham City signings Che Adams and Greg Stewart could make their  debuts after joining from Sheffield United and Dundee.  The forward pair were substitutes in Blues' 1-1 draw against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Tuesday.  Prince Oniangue could make his Wolves debut in the derby after joining the club from Reims on Monday.  Nouha Dicko, who has been out for a year with a knee injury, could make the squad after playing for the under-23s.

Match facts

Birmingham have won only one of their last eight league games against Wolves, drawing three and losing four.  Six of Birmingham's last seven league games have ended as draws. Blues had scored in each of their previous 13  games before failing to score against Cardiff on the opening day. Wolves have won just one of their last 11 games  from  in the Championship (drawn five, lost five). Both teams have scored in each of Wolves' last seven  games.

03 16 Aug Wolves 0  Ipswich 0 The curse of Mick rules again  fan views

Tue 16th August Wolves 0 Ipswich 0

Wolves continued their unbeaten start under Walter Zenga as they played out a goalless draw against Ipswich.  The hosts missed an early penalty when Adam Webster fouled Jon Dadi Bodvarsson who saw his spot-kick saved by Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski. Ipswich had a goal ruled out when Daryl Murphy's header from a Christophe Berra cross was judged to be offside. Helder Costa almost sealed a late three points for Wolves with a long range volley, but Bialkowski dived to save.


Wolves

1Ikeme 18Iorfa 6Batth 30HauseBooked at 20mins 2Doherty 16Coady 14Evans 4EdwardsSubstituted forSavilleat 45'minutesBooked at 75mins 10Mason 22BödvarssonSubstituted  orCostaat 65'minutes 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forWallaceat 84'minutes Substitutes 7Henry 8Saville 12Wallace 17Costa 19Price 21Lonergan 28Deslandes

Ipswich

33Bialkowski 4ChambersBooked at 82mins 15Webster 6BerraBooked at 90mins 3KnudsenBooked at 72mins 7BishopBooked at 54minsSubstituted forBruat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins

8Skuse 22Douglas 18G Ward 9Murphy 20SearsSubstituted forVarneyat 90+2'minutes Substitutes 1Gerken 5Smith 12Varney 17Bru 23Dozzell 29Emmanuel 30Kenlock

Referee: Peter Bankes Attendance: 19,991

Stats Wolves Ipswich

Possession 50% 50%

Shots 6 10

Shots on Target 2 2

Corners 2 5

Fouls 10 13


90'+4' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 0.  90'+4' Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Booking  90'+4' Christophe Berra (IT) is shown the yellow card. 90'+2' Sub, Ipswich Town. Luke Varney replaces Freddie Sears. 90'+2' Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (IT) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Grant Ward. Booking 90'+1' Kevin Bru (IT) is shown the yellow card. 90' Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90' Foul by Kevin Bru (IT).  89' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 89' Jonathan Douglas (IT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 86' Corner, WW Conceded by Christophe Berra. 84' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Foul by Luke Chambers (IT). 84' Sub, WW Jed Wallace replaces João Teixeira. 83' Attempt blocked. Lee Evans (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.  Booking 82' Luke Chambers (IT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 82' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 82' Foul by Luke Chambers (IT). 79' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Mason. 76' Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (IT) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cole Skuse. Booking 75' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 75' Luke Chambers (IT) wins a free kick on the right wing. 75' Foul by George Saville (WW). 75' Attempt saved. Kevin Bru (IT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. 74' Daryl Murphy (IT) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 73' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Mason with a cross following a set piece situation. 73' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Booking 72' Jonas Knudsen (IT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 72' Foul by Jonas Knudsen (IT). 72' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 71' Attempt missed. Grant Ward (IT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Freddie Sears. 67' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 67' Adam Webster (IT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Batth. 65' Sub, WW Hélder Costa replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 62' Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (IT) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen. 61' Offside, WW George Saville tries a through ball, but Matt Doherty is caught offside. 56' Sub, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru replaces Teddy Bishop. 56' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 56' Foul by Luke Chambers (IT). Booking 54' Teddy Bishop (IT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 54' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 54' Foul by Teddy Bishop (IT). 54' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). 54' Teddy Bishop (IT) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 47' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Second Half  begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 0.  45' Sub, WW George Saville replaces David Edwards.


HT

  Wolves Ipswich

Possession 51% 49%

Shots  1 4

Shots on Target 1 0

Corners  1 4

Fouls  5 7


45'+3' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 0. 45'+1' Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (IT) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Teddy Bishop with a cross following a set piece situation. 45'+1' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 45'+1' Grant Ward (IT) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45'

João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  45' Foul by Daryl Murphy (IT). 37' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 37' Foul by Daryl Murphy (IT). 36'

Attempt missed. Teddy Bishop (IT) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Cole Skuse following a set piece situation.  36' Foul by Danny Batth (WW).  36' Daryl Murphy (IT) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34' Foul by Cole Skuse (IT). 33' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 32' Delay in match Dominic Iorfa (WW) because of an injury. 32' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by João Teixeira. 31' Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (IT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen. 30' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 30' Jonathan Douglas (IT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28' Offside, Ipswich Town. Daryl Murphy tries a through ball, but Freddie Sears is caught offside. 28' Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (IT) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Ward with a cross. 27' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by David Edwards. 27' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 25' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 25' Foul by Jonas Knudsen (IT). 24' Corner, WW Conceded by Adam Webster. 24' Penalty saved! Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.  23' Penalty WW Jón Dadi Bödvarsson draws a foul in the penalty area. 23' Penalty conceded by Adam Webster (IT) after a foul in the penalty area. 21' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). 21' Christophe Berra (IT) wins a free kick on the left wing. Booking 20' Kortney Hause (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 20' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 20' Grant Ward (IT) wins a free kick on the right wing. 15' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 15' Foul by Jonathan Douglas (IT). 15' Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (IT) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner. 14' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 12' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 12' Foul by Cole Skuse (IT). 3' Offside, Ipswich Town. Luke Chambers tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside. Kick Off


New signing Prince Oniangue joined Wolves too late to face Ipswich.  Striker Nouha Dicko, who has not featured at first-team level since August 2015 because of a knee injury, played 45 minutes in the Under-23s' 1-0 win at Aston Villa on Monday.

pswich Town will be without David McGoldrick (ankle) and midfielder Luke Hyam (knee) for manager Mick McCarthy's latest return to Molineux.  They are also missing striker Brett


02 13Aug Wolves 2 Doherty (42'), Mason (47') Reading 0

SAT, 13 AUG Wolves 2 Doherty (42'), Mason (47') Reading 0 HT 1-0

Also report & pictures http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/08/13/wolves-x-reading-x-report/

   The history books will show us that Wolves beat Reading 2-0 on August 13, 2016.  But what they won't convey is the enthusiasm, the vitality and the exuberant vigour with which the    players approached their task - and with which Wolves' excited supporters celebrated. (More on line)

PETER ABBOTT (LONDON WOLVES) in the E&S Fan Verdits

What's your verdict on the match? A very Happy Wanderer 'ere. Thoroughly enjoyable team performance and boy, did we unnerve Reading's rather strange back three setup.

How did we not manage to get more goals? So much activity around their box and tremendous positivity, couldn't believe Al Habsi's two world class saves and then what a belter from Matt Doherty, he seriously battered that one.

Loving our approach play, final pass not quite bringing the rewards our play deserved.

Joe Mason played brilliantly and so pleased he scored the second, whilst all action Bodvarsson again showed how big and strong he's going to be for us this season.

Plus, I must give credit to our defending particularly early second half when Reading swarmed forward after their substitutions.

Really pleased that Danny Batth stood out especially as he was on the opposite side of the box to normal.

And have we converted Conor Coady to an attacking full back?

Who played well - and who didn't impress? Man of the match - no doubt whatsoever - goes to the whole team jointly.

And, finally, sheer comedy "Walter, Walter, give us a wave"...who on the bench told him that he needed to react?!


Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/08/14/es-fans-verdict-on-reading-win/#VqIs61quxStA7ZEj.99


Walter Zenga's Wolves made it three games unbeaten this season as they comfortably sealed all three points against Reading at Molineux.  Wolves almost took an early lead when Joao Teixeira teed up Joe Mason but he was denied by Ali Al Habsi's save. Matt Doherty put the hosts ahead before the break when he hammered a fierce shot in from 12 yards out.  

Mason headed home from a George Saville corner to double Wolves' lead as Reading failed to make an impact. The result means the hosts move up to fifth in the table and are unbeaten in their opening three games of the season after their 2-2 draw against Rotherham in the league and their 2-1 win against Crawley in the EFL Cup. Meanwhile, Reading slip seven places to 15th thanks to the defeat as they struggled to counter Wolves' attacking threat, recording just one shot on target in the whole match. Mason, who joined Wolves from Cardiff City in January, scored his second goal in his last five competitive games for the club as they dominated much of the game. Victory for Wolves means they have won their last two games against Reading, having lost four and drawn three in their last seven games beforehand.

Line-ups

Wolves

1 Ikeme 16 Coady 18 Iorfa 6 BatthBooked at 12mins 2 Doherty 4 Edwards 14 Evans Booked at 79mins 8 SavilleSubstituted forHenryat 89'minutes 10 Mason Substituted for Price at 84'

22 Bödvarsson 24 Brito Teixeira Substituted for Wallaceat 71'minutes Substitutes 7 Henry 12 Wallace 17 Costa 19 Price 21 Lonergan 28 Deslandes 30 Hause

Reading

26Al Habsi 2Gunter 5McShane 4van den Berg 11ObitaBooked at 88mins 6Evans 23Williams 12McClearySubstituted forHarriottat 71'minutes 8SwiftSubstituted forRakelsat 77'minutes

7BeerensSubstituted forMeiteat 62'minutes 18KermorgantBooked at 90mins Substitutes 3Cooper 10Rakels 15Harriott 19Meite 30Watson 31Jaakkola 38Kelly

Referee: Darren Bond Attendance:

20,425

Match Stats

 Wolves Reading

Possession 34% 66%

Shots  15 9

 on Target   7 1

Corners   5 5

Fouls  7 10


Full Time

90'+5' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Reading 0.

90'+4'  Yakou Meite (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+4' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 90'+3' Sub, WW. James Henry replaces George Saville.Booking 90'+3' ann Kermorgant (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+3' Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading). 90'+3' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Offside, WW. James Henry tries a through ball, but Jed Wallace is caught offside. 90'+2' Foul by Callum Harriott (Reading). 90'+2' James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90' Corner, WW.  Conceded by Chris Gunter. Booking 88' Jordan Obita (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 87' Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading). 87' Jed Wallace (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 85' Foul by Yakou Meite (Reading). 85' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 85' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Evans with a headed pass.  84' Sub, WW. Jack Price replaces Joe Mason. 84' Attempt missed. Yakou Meite (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Danny Williams. 83' Yann Kermorgant (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 82' Foul by Paul McShane (Reading). 82' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81' Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.  81' Jordan Obita (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing. 81' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). Booking 79' Lee Evans (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 79' Yakou Meite (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing. 79' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). 78' Foul by Joey van den Berg (Reading). 78' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 77' Sub, Reading. Deniss Rakels replaces John Swift. 76' Foul by Callum Harriott (Reading). 76' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 73' Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading).  73' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Sub, Reading. Callum Harriott replaces Garath  McCleary. 71' Sub, WW. Jed Wallace replaces João Teixeira. 71' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 70' Delay in match (Reading). 70' Foul by Danny Williams (Reading). 70' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Teixeira. 68' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady. 63' Attempt missed. Yakou Meite (Reading) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a cross following a corner. 63' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 62' Sub, Reading. Yakou Meite replaces Roy Beerens. 62' Attempt blocked. Roy Beerens (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by John Swift. 59' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Danny Batth. 59' Attempt blocked. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Williams. 54' Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54' Foul by George Saville (WW). 53' Attempt missed. George Evans (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 52' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Danny Batth. 50' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. 50' Attempt saved. John Swift (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

Goal!

47' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Reading 0. Joe Mason (WW) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by George Saville with a cross following a corner. 46'

Corner, WW. Conceded by Joey van den Berg.

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Reading 0.


Half TIme   WW    Royals

Possession 37% 63%

Shots 9 1

on Target  3 0

Corners 3 2

Fouls 2 1


45'+2'

First Half ends,  Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Reading 0.

Goal!

42' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Reading 0. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by João Teixeira. 41' Corner, WW. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi. 40' Attempt saved. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by João Teixeira. 34' Attempt missed. Lee Evans (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.  32' Corner, Reading. Conceded by George Saville. 30' Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Gunter with a cross. 29' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady following a corner. 29' Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner. 29' Corner, WW. Conceded by Jordan Obita. 23' Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading). 23' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 19' Corner, Reading. Conceded by Joe Mason. 18' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Edwards. 15' Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 15' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 13' Attempt missed. George Saville (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Edwards with a headed pass. Booking 12' Danny Batth (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 12' Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 12' Foul by Danny Batth (WW).  10' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Teixeira. 9' Offside, WW. Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Jón Dadi Bödvarsson is caught offside. 4' Offside, WW. João Teixeira tries a through ball, but George Saville is caught offside. 3' Corner, WW. Conceded by Jordan Obita. Kick Off


First Half begins.


Wolves will have Dominic Iorfa back for the visit of Reading after he served a one-match suspension in their midweek EFL Cup win against Crawley.  Iorfa was sent off for a pull back on Jon Taylor in Wolves' 2-2 draw against Rotherham United on Saturday. Reading have no injury concerns and could make it three wins in seven days after victory against Preston in the league and Plymouth in the EFL Cup. Yakou Meite could make his first Royals start after joining from PSG.


Analysis

BBC WM's Mike Taylor: "Early impressions are that Wolves supporters are starting to take to Walter Zenga, but sterner tests than Rotherham and Crawley are ahead.  "In both games so far, Wolves have been well below the required standard in the first half, but Zenga has been quick to make both formation changes and s which have had the desired  effect.  Some of the new signings are making a good impression too, with the Icelander Jon Dadi Bodvarsson scoring on his first appearance - how Kenny Jackett could have used him last season - and Joao Teixeira clearly showing touches of class. He may need to brace himself for a bit of rough treatment.  Social media continues to be gripped by the epic 'signing' of Anderson Talisca from Benfica, for a vertigo-inducing fee. At the time of writing, there is no hard evidence of his impending arrival.  Sooner or later, though, everyone is expecting Wolves to lay out big money on somebody, whether it is him, Chris Martin at Derby, or any one of countless others to be 'linked'. Time will tell."


Match facts

Wolves have lost three of their last four  league meetings with Reading but won the most recent meeting clash on Boxing Day last season.  That 1-0 win for Wolves last season is Reading's only defeat to them in their last eight league encounters (W4 D3).  Dominic Iorfa received the first red card of his career in Wolves' first game at Rotherham, making him the first Championship player to be sent off this season.


EFL round 1 9/8/16 Wolves 2  Mason (7' ), Coady (76') Crawley Town Boldewijn (13'), Connolly (Dismissed at  89')


Wolves squeezed past League Two Crawley to reach round two of the EFL Cup.  Championship side Wolves went in front through Joe Mason, who turned in a rebound after Jed Wallace hit the post. But Enzio Boldewijn, who had earlier seen an effort blocked on the line by Conor Coady, headed the equaliser for visitors Crawley from a corner. Coady touched in Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's knock-down to secure victory, while Crawley's Mark Connolly was sent off for a second bookable offence late on. Pic Peter Woodifield on the E&S Fanzone after the match http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/08/09/watch-wolves-fans-on-crawley-town-win/

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You get the impression that no matter how many millions Fosun spend they'll never eradicate the annual tradition that is Wolves struggling against a lower-league team in the League Cup.  The likes of Northampton and Morecambe have dumped Wolves out of this competition in recent years, and for a while it looked like Crawley would add their names to that list. For long periods Wolves, despite taking an early lead through Joe Mason, struggled to get out of first gear, with a sluggish back line not helping their cause.  Crawley had hit back on 14 minutes after Mason's goal - and in perfect symmetry the tie stayed level until 14 minutes from time when, buoyed by the presence of a trio of new signings, Wolves eventually overpowered the League Two side, with Conor Coady's first goal for the club proving the winner. It was very much a case of job done, with a potential banana skin avoided, but the struggle was yet more evidence of the pressing need to strengthen Walter Zenga's squad, The boss, making his Molineux bow, made five changes from the team that drew with Rotherham.  Out went Carl Ikeme, David Edwards, George Saville, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and the suspended Dominic Iorfa, with Andy Lonergan, right back Conor Coady, Jack Price, Joe Mason and full debutant Joao Teixeira brought in. Wolves started on the front foot, with Mason fouled just outside the penalty area and Teixeira curling the resulting 20-yard free kick over the bar. Then just seven minutes in they took the lead - but not after a huge scare at the other end. Crawley won a corner, from which Enzio Boldewijn headed goalwards only for Coady to clear off the line. Wolves immediately broke at pace through Jed Wallace who advanced into the box and hit the post with his shot - and there was Mason to tap home the rebound. It was the perfect start to Zenga's first game at Molineux - but just seven minutes later they shot themselves in the foot. As at Rotherham on Saturday they conceded a near post header from a corner, with Boldewijn the man to flick past Lonergan. Wolves were being edgy and hesitant at the back, making several mistakes, and Lonergan was lucky to see his scuffed clearance land to a team mate. Going forward Wallace and the lively Teixeira were the best outlets, with the former sending a great cross towards Mason who headed over.

Portuguese midfielder Teixeira was a willing runner in midfield - and looking sharp in possession, constantly looking to advance up the pitch either with a give-and-go or a burst of pace. He then went close to putting Wolves in front with a 20-yard beauty which curled just wide. But Wolves' frailties at the back continued. Adi Yussuf ran into a chunk of space between centre halves Batth and Hause and it was left to Lonergan to push his low shot wide. Zenga called for reinforcement at the break, sending on new signings Costa and Bodvarsson. As at Rotherham, Henry and Wallace were both substituted as Zenga went 4-4-2, a decision that was particularly harsh on Wallace. Now attacking the South Bank - who took little time in starting the 'Icelandic clap' after Bodvarsson's arrival - Wolves had a spring in their step and Teixeira's half volley deflected wide for a corner, from which Batth's menacing header was blocked. But back came Crawley, with a nervous Hause clearance bouncing not too far wide of his own post before Jimmy Smith fired over from a decent position. With 25 minutes to go the outcome was too close to call, with the League Two side giving as good as they were getting. Wolves new trio of signings were all heavily involved. Costa dazzled with a couple of stepover-heavy runs, and then Teixeira whipped a cross towards Bodvarsson who headed over. James Collins then scuffed a shot across the face of goal, with Yussuf only just short of reaching it for a tap in, as Wolves played with fire yet again. But then, inspired by the set pieces of Jack Price, they finally edged back in front with 14 minutes left on the clock. A minute before the goal Price's outswinging free kick was met by Batth whose header was stunningly cleared off the line by a reflex Connolly header under his own bar. But Wolves were not to be denied when another Price set piece, this time an inswinging free kick from the left, was headed across goal by Bodvarsson, where Hause flicked on and then Coady stabbed home for his first ever Wolves goal, celebrated wildly with all his team mates in front of the South Bank. In the final knockings Wolves were largely untroubled, with plucky Crawley running out of steam. Wolves should have made the scoreline flattering on themselves, but Mason found the inside of the post with a free shot from 15 yards, with the ball bouncing across the goalline and to safety. Crawley never threatened again. And their cause was effectively ended when former Wolves youngster Connolly saw red for a second yellow card late on. Stoppage time passed by without further incident as Zenga celebrated his first win as Wolves boss.


Wolves (4-3-3): Lonergan; Coady, Batth (c), Hause, Doherty; Teixeira (Edwards, 84_, Price, Evans; Wallace (Bodvarsson, 45), Mason, Henry (Costa, 45). Subs: Ikeme, Johnson, Saville, Enobakhare. Goals: Mason (7), Coady (76)

Crawley (4-5-1): Mersin; Young, Connolly, McNerney, Arthur; Roberts (Yussuf, 26) (Bawling, 72), Payne, Boldewijn, Smith (c), Banton (Harrold, 81); Collins. Subs: Beeney, Pappoe, Clifford, Yorwerth. Goal: Boldewijn (14)

Attendance: 8,252 (111 Crawley fans)  Referee: Ross Joyce (Cleveland)


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Wolves

21Lonergan 16Coady 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 24Brito TeixeiraBooked at 57minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 84'minutes 19Price 14Evans 12WallaceSubstituted forBödvarssonat 45'minutes 10Mason 7HenrySubstituted forCostaat 45'minutes Substitutes 1Ikeme 4Edwards 8Saville 17Costa 22Bödvarsson 26Enobakhare48Johnson

Crawley

13Mersin 2Young 22McNerney 6ConnollyBooked at 89mins 3Arthur 4Payne 8Smith 7Boldewijn 10BantonSubstituted forHarroldat 81'minutes 11RobertsSubstituted forYussufat  6'minutesSubstituted forBawlingat 72'minutes 19Collins Substitutes 1Beeney 9Harrold 15Yorwerth 17Bawling 18B Clifford 21Yussuf 23Pappoe

Referee: Ross Joyce Attendance: 8,252


 Wolves Crawley

Possession 58%           42%

Shots   24 9

Shots on Target 4 3

Corners     6 9

Fouls     9 11


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Crawley Town 1.  

Dismissal 89' Second yellow card to Mark Connolly (CT) for a bad foul. 89' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing.  88' Foul by Mark Connolly (CT). 85' Corner, WW. Conceded by Yusuf Mersin. 85' Attempt saved. Lee Evans (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.  85' Joe Mason (WW) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.  84' Sub,WW. David Edwards replaces João Teixeira.  84' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Foul by Matt Harrold (CT).  81' Sub, CT. Matt Harrold replaces Jason Banton. 81' Corner, WW.  conceded by Mark Connolly.  81' Attempt blocked. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Goal!

76' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Crawley Town 1. Conor Coady (WW) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

76' Hand ball by Lewis Young (CT). 75' Corner, WW. Conceded by Mark Connolly. 75' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. 74' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74' Foul by Chris Arthur (CT). 72' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 72' Enzio Boldewijn (CT) wins a free kick in the  attacking half. 72' Sub, CT. Bobson Bawling replaces Adi Yussuf because of an injury. 70' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Foul by Adi Yussuf (CT).  70' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 69' Attempt missed. James Collins (CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. 66' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 66' Enzio Boldewijn (CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 64' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. 61' Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. 60' Corner, WW. Conceded by Mark Connolly.  60' Attempt blocked. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 59' Corner, CT. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 58' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 58' Foul by Adi Yussuf (CT). ooking 57' João Teixeira (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 57' João Teixeira (WW) has gone down, but that's a dive. 56' Corner, CT. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 55' Corner, CT. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 54' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.  54' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 53' Attempt blocked. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 52' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). 52' Adi Yussuf (CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  52' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 52' Foul by Chris Arthur (CT). 51' Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (CT) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. 50' Corner, CT. Conceded by Danny Batth. 48'  Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (CT) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.  47' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. 47' Corner, WW. Conceded by Josh Payne. 47' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Crawley Town 1.

45' Sub,WW. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Jed Wallace. 45' Sub,WW. Hélder Costa replaces James Henry.

HT stats

 Home Team Away Team

 Wolves    Crawley

Possession  55%   45%

Shots    10   6

Shots on Target 2         3

Corners     1                5

Fouls    5    4



Referee: Ross Joyce


45'+4' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Crawley Town 1.

45'+4' Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 45'+2' Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 45'+1' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45'+1' Foul by Joe McNerney (CT). 45'+1' Foul by James Collins (CT). 45'+1' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43' Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. 41' Attempt saved. James Collins (CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 40' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 38' Corner, CT. Conceded by Andy Lonergan. 38' Attempt saved. Adi Yussuf (CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 37' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. 35' Corner, WW. Conceded by Lewis Young. 32' Adi Yussuf (CT) wins a free kick on the left wing. 32' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 31' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. 29' Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.  28' Foul by Mark Connolly (CT). 28' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  26' Sub, CT. Adi Yussuf replaces Jordan Roberts because of an injury. 18' Corner, CT. Conceded by Danny  Batth. 18' Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (CT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 17' James Collins (CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 17'

Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 16' Attempt blocked. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Goal! 13'

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Crawley Town 1. Enzio Boldewijn (CT) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Roberts following a corner. 13' Corner, CT. Conceded by Lee Evans. 10' Josh Payne (CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  10' Foul by Danny Batth (WW).   

9' Jason Banton (CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). Goal!

7' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Crawley Town 0. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. 7' Attempt blocked. Enzio Boldewijn (CT) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. 6' Corner, CT. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 6' Attempt blocked. Mark  Connolly (CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 6' Corner, CT. Conceded by Conor Coady. 5' Jason Banton (CT) wins a free kick on the left wing. 5' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 2' Attempt missed. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. Booking 2' Mark Connolly (CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 1' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 1' Foul by Mark Connolly (CT).

Kick Off First Half begins.


Wolves may be without full-back Dominic Iorfa as they deliberate over whether to appeal against his red card for pulling back Jon Taylor in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Rotherham. They are also still without Silvio, who looks likely to be sidelined for three weeks with a leg injury, but another new signing Helder Costa may feature.

Crawley also went down to 10 men on Saturday as they won against Wycombe. Andre Blackman is now suspended after being sent off for two yellow cards.

New Wolves boss Walter Zenga will be taking charge of a game at Molineux for the first time.



01 Sat 6 Aug Rotherham  2 D Ward (9'), Vaulks (20') Wolves 2 Saville (39'), Iorfa (Dismissed at  52' ), Bödvarsson (65') HT 2-1


SAT, 06 AUG 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Rotherham United 2 D Ward (9'), Vaulks (20') Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Saville (39'), Iorfa (Dismissed at  52' ), Bödvarsson (65') HT 2-1

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New Wolves boss Walter Zenga saw his side fight back from 2-0 down to start the Championship season with a draw at Rotherham United.  Danny Ward headed the hosts in front from a corner before Will Vaulks made it 2-0 with a stunning 20-yard strike.  George Saville rounded home keeper Lee Camp to pull one back before Wolves defender Dominic Iorfa was sent off for pulling back Jon Taylor.  But Iceland striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson fired in to earn Wolves a point.  Bodvarsson, making his debut after signing from German side Kaiserslautern this week, was set up by fellow new-boy Joao Teixeira to put a dampener on Alan Stubbs' first game in charge of the Millers.  Stubbs, who left Hibernian to join Rotherham in the summer, handed starts to four of his summer signings - including record-signing Taylor - although it was Vaulks who made an immediate impact with a sweetly-struck half-volley that gave his side a deserved two-goal lead. Although Saville pulled one back, Rotherham looked increasingly in charge when Iorfa was ruled to be the last man as Taylor tried to run in on goal.  But Wolves improved following the introduction of on-loan Benfica midfielder Teixeira and ultimately deserved their point in former Italy goalkeeper Zenga's first game since replacing Kenny Jackett last weekend.


Line-ups

Rotherham

1Camp 2KellyBooked at 81mins 5Broadfoot 6Wood 3MattockSubstituted forThorpeat 71'minutes 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forSmallwoodat 67'minutes 4VaulksBooked at 83mins 10Forster-CaskeySubstituted forAllanat 76'minutes 7Forde 9D Ward 11Taylor Substitutes 12Price 15Halford 16Wilson 21Allan 23Thorpe 33Smallwood 39Yates

Wolves

1Ikeme 18IorfaBooked at 52mins 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 4Edwards 14Evans 8SavilleBooked at 63mins 12WallaceSubstituted forMasonat 45'minutes 22BödvarssonSubstituted forCostaat 88'minutes 7HenrySubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 63'minutes Substitutes 10Mason 16Coady 17Costa 19Price 21Lonergan 24Brito Teixeira 28Deslandes

Referee: Scott Duncan Attendance: 11,291  o/w 2,567 WW fans


 Rotherham Wolves

Possession   52%  48%

Shots       5  9

Shots on Target 2  5

Corners      3  6

Fouls    11  8


Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. 90'+4' Attempt saved. Danny Ward (Millers) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Vaulks. 90'+1' Will Vaulks (Millers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90'+1' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). 89' Richard Wood (Millers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Foul by Joe Mason (WW).  88' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 87' Attempt saved. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson with a through ball. 84' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Richard Wood. 84' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason with a headed pass. 84' Foul by Danny Ward (Millers). 84' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Anthony Forde (Millers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). Booking 83'

Will Vaulks (Millers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 82' Foul by Will Vaulks (Millers). 82' João Teixeira (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 81' Kirk Broadfoot (Millers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 81' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). Booking 81' Stephen Kelly (Millers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 80' Foul by Stephen Kelly (Millers). 80' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 79' Foul by Anthony Forde (Millers). 79' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 79' Attempt blocked. Anthony Forde (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 76' Sub, Rotherham United. Scott Allan replaces Jake Forster-Caskey. 76'

Attempt missed. Lee Evans (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 74' Foul by Jon Taylor (Millers). 74' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 73' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Kelly. 72' Stephen Kelly (Millers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 72' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). 71' Sub, Rotherham United. Tom Thorpe replaces Joe Mattock because of an injury. 69' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 68' Delay in match Joe Mattock (Millers) because of an injury. 67' Sub, Rotherham United. Richard Smallwood replaces Lee Frecklington because of an injury.

Goal! 65' Goal! Rotherham United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by João Teixeira. 64' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Evans. 63' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. João Teixeira replaces James Henry. Booking  63' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 62' Lee Frecklington (Millers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 62' Foul by George Saville (WW). 57' Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 56' Stephen Kelly (Millers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 56' Foul by George Saville (WW). 54' Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Forde from a direct free kick. Dismissal 52' Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the red card. 52' Jon Taylor (Millers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 52' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 51' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Mattock. 49' Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 49' Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Millers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Rotherham United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 45' Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Jed Wallace.

45'+2' First Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

44' James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 44' Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Millers). 43' Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace  (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Evans.

Goal! 39' Goal! Rotherham United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 35' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35' Foul by Lee Frecklington (Millers). 32' Corner,  Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot. 31' Foul by Jon Taylor (Millers). 31' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 28'

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Richard Wood.  28' Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. Goal! 20' Goal! Rotherham United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Will Vaulks (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Forde. 15' Foul by Joe Mattock (Millers). 15' Jed Wallace (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 9' Goal! Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Danny Ward (Millers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross following a corner.  9' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 8' Offside, Rotherham United. Will Vaulks tries a through ball, but Stephen Kelly is caught offside. 7' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 3' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Jón Dadi Bödvarsson is caught offside.  3' Foul by Richard Wood (Millers).  3' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 2' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner. 2' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Will Vaulks. Kick Off. First Half begins.


Wolves are the 16th side that Walter Zenga has managed in 18 years, starting with New England Revolution in 1998



New Wolves boss Walter Zenga takes charge for the first time against a Rotherham United side also under new management in Alan Stubbs.  After the arrival of record signing Jon Taylor, Stubbs has six of their seven purchases set for a debut, except Kelvin Wilson, who is not match fit.  

Wolves have made four new signings - Helder Costa, Silvio, Joao Teixeira and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.  But they may not all be match fit enough to play at the New York Stadium.  Wolves remain without their four long-term injured players, Michal Zyro, Jordan Graham, Nouha Dicko, who are all recovering from knee operations, and Mike Williamson (hamstring).  Williamson could be closest to a return, while Dicko will miss the first few weeks of the season after having minor surgery to remove a staple from his knee.


Analysis

BBC Radio Sheffield's Jonathan Buchan:  "Rotherham head into the new season under their fourth boss in the last 12 months following the appointment of Alan Stubbs over the summer.  Last season's miraculous survival story was orchestrated by Neil Warnock, but some of the key men in that run, such as Matt Derbyshire have now moved on.  They are in desperate need of a striker before the transfer window closes but have made key midfield additions, with Celtic's Scott Allan having come on loan and the club record signing of Peterborough winger Jon Taylor."

BBC WM's Mike Taylor:

"After two weeks of what feels like unreality - or perhaps adjusting to a new reality - for Wolves and their supporters, comes a first taste for the newcomers of what they have let themselves in for.  All you can say with confidence about Wolves so far is that it was plain that they needed additions to the squad, and several have arrived - although there will surely be quite a few more yet.  But, in a way, this is the start of an experiment. In the early moments of their revolution, the new Wolves owners are turning against much of the received Championship wisdom, about coaches experienced in England and battle-hardened players. We'll find out eventually if it will work, but Saturday night will be too early to draw any firm conclusions."


Match facts


Since winning the first-ever league meeting between these sides in September 1965, Rotherham have won just once in 19 matches against Wolves, a 1-0 victory in August 2014.   Wolves have scored at least twice in nine of their last 14 league meetings with Rotherham, failing to score in the other five. Since being promoted out of the fourth tier in 2013, Rotherham have failed to win each of their last three opening day fixtures. Wolves have taken 13 of a possible 18 points from their last six opening-day fixtures, winning two of those as a Premier League side.  The Millers' final-day 1-0 defeat by Blackburn Rovers in May was their first in eight home league games.



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