2016-17 Season - November 2016 February 2017




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  16    Sat  5th November 12:30           Wolves           2 - 3    Derby County                           0    17    19        -2       Rams

  17    Sat 19th November 15:00          Preston NE     0 - 0    Wolves                                    1    18    19        -2       PNE

  18    Sat 26th November 15:00          Wolves           0 - 2    Sheffield Wednesday                 0   18    21        -4       Owls

  19    Thur  1st December 19:45          QPR               1 - 2    Wolves                                     3   21    19        -3       QPR

  20    Sat10th December 15:00          Wolves            4 - 4    Fulham                                    1    22    18        -3       FFC

  21    Tue13th December 19:45          Cardiff C          2 - 1    Wolves                                     0   22     20       -4       Cardiff

  22    Sat17th December 15:00          Notts Forest     0 - 2    Wolves                                     3   25     18       -2       Forest

  23    Mon26th December 15:00         Wolves            3 - 2    Wolves                                     3   28     15       -1       BristolC

  24    Sat 31st  December 15:00          Wolves            1 - 2   QPR                                         0   28     16       -2       QPR

  25    Mon 2nd January 201715:00       Sheff Weds      0 - 0    Wolves                                     1   29     16       -2       Owls

FAC3RSat 7th   January     15:00         Stoke City       0  - 2    Wolves                                     FA Cup 3rd Round      Stoke

  26    Sat 14th  January     17:30 Sky   Wolves            1 - 0    Aston Villa                                3   32     16       -1      Vile

  27    Sat 21st  January     15:00          Norwich          3 - 1    Wolves                                     0    32     18       -3      Budgies

FAC4RSat 28th January     12:30  BT     Liverpool        1  - 2    Wolves                                     FA Cup 4th Round      Liverpool

  29    Tue 31st  January     19:45         Barnsley         1 -  3    Wolves                                     3    35     16       -1      Barnsley

  30    Sat 4th February       15:00         Burton Albion   2 - 1    Wolves                                     0    35     17       -2      Brewers  

  31    Sat 11th February      15:00         Wolves           0 - 1   Newcastle Utd                            0    35     18       -3     Magpies

  32   Tue  14th February      19:45         Wolves           0 - 1    Wigan                                       0    35     18      -4      Wigan

 FAC5 Sat 18th February     17:30 BT     Wolves           0 - 2   Chelski                                                    19       Chelski

  34   Fri   25th February      19:45 Sky   Wolves           1 - 2    Birmingham                               0    35     20      -5       Blues

  28   Tue  28th February      19:45         Wolves             pp     Huddersfield                                           Terriers


  

28  Tue  28th February  19:45   Wolves   Huddersfield (postponed Huddersfield FA Cup 5 replay )


34  Fri  24th February  19:45 Sky   Wolves   Birmingham  

33 Wolves 1 Dicko (73' minutes)

Birmingham City 2 Kieftenbeld (27' ), Davis (32'), Robinson (Dismissed at  53' )

Ten-man Birmingham City earned their first away win under Gianfranco Zola as they inflicted a fourth straight league defeat on local rivals Wolves. Home goalkeeper Carl Ikeme's handling error gifted Maikel Kieftenbeld the opener, before David Davis curled in the Blues' second before half-time. Nouha Dicko's first league goal since 2015 gave Wolves hope after Blues' Paul Robinson was shown a straight red card. But the visitors survived late pressure to grab a morale-boosting victory.

Victory ended Birmingham's three-match losing run and delivered Zola a second win from his 15 games in charge, while Wolves slipped to 20th in the table following Burton's draw with Blackburn.  The opener came when Kieftenbeld was in the right place to pounce as Ikeme spilled Craig Gardner's right-wing cross, sliding in to net his first goal of the season.  Former Wolves midfielder Davis' finish for Birmingham's second required far more technical skill, as he curled the ball in first time from the edge of the area as Che Adams' ball was deflected into his path. Those were the only two shots on target in a first half which saw Wolves twice miss headed chances from set-pieces, but the hosts applied significant pressure after the break. Robinson was dismissed after he was deemed to have swung an arm at Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, and Dicko - who had not netted in the league since the final day of the 2014-15 campaign - swept in Helder Costa's low cross to halve the deficit. Wolves went close through Matt Doherty and Birmingham were grateful to substitute Krystian Bielik for two last-ditch challenges in the closing stages.

Wolves boss Paul Lambert: "We know that we are in a fight. You have to realise what you are involved in. We can't keep dominating games and come away with nothing. That has to stop. We are a really talented group when we are on song. Sometimes when you go through these things it makes you stronger. I think you have to be streetwise. It is not an individual blame game, we win together and lose together. You have to do the right things and we will come through it. We are above the line and everyone thinks you are okay. But we are not okay. You have to eat, sleep and drink it to make sure you are never in this position again."

Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola: "I am delighted because of the win and the performance. We have had tough times. In the second half we played very well. We looked like we were stronger. The sending-off could have killed a lot of teams but we showed a lot of character. The players are relieved, happy and excited because we have been through a lot of suffering in the last few weeks. It is not easy to pick the players up when there are so many bad results. This is a break that they deserve as they work very hard and believe in what we are doing. No-one can question the attitude and the passion that everyone has at this club and we will work even harder as we want this to be the beginning of things."

1Ikeme 16CoadyBooked at 77mins 6Batth 5Stearman 2Doherty 19Price 8SavilleSubstituted forDickoat 45'minutes 17Costa 4Edwards 63Weimann 22Bödvarsson Booked at   1mins Substitutes 9Dicko 21Lonergan 26Enobakhare 27Saiss 55Gibbs-White 60Williamson 64Marshall

Birmingham

29KuszczakBooked at 88mins 25CogleyBooked at 43mins 5ShottonBooked at 41mins 4RobinsonBooked at 53mins 2NsueSubstituted forStewartat 78'minutesBooked at 79mins 26Davis 7Tesche 6Kieftenbeld 33KeitaBooked at 50mins 12GardnerSubstituted forBielikat 55'minutes 14Adams Substitutes 1Legzdins 8Gleeson 20Stewart 21Frei Koyunlu 30O'Keefe 31Bielik 48Sinclair

Referee: Steve Martin Attendance: 27,541


Full Time


    Wolves   Birmingham

Possession  61%  39%

Shots  19  8

On Target   2  3

Corners  10  2

Fouls  13  18


 

90'+8' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Birmingham City 2.

 90'+8' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Cheick Keita. 90'+5' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 90'+4' Delay in match Krystian Bielik  (BC) because of an injury. 90'+3' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Price. 90'+2' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+2' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld  (BC).  90'+1' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady. 90' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Josh Cogley. Booking 88' Tomasz Kuszczak  (BC) is shown the yellow card. 88' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 88' David Davis  (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88' Attempt blocked. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 86' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 86' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld  (BC). 85' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a set piece situation. 84' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 84' Foul by David Davis  (BC). 82' Offside, (WW). Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Richard Stearman is caught offside. 82' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a corner. 81' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak. 80' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a set piece situation. Booking 79' Greg Stewart  (BC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 79' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 79' Foul by Greg Stewart  (BC). 78' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Cheick Keita. 78' Sub (BC) Greg Stewart replaces Nsue. Booking 77' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card. 75' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 75' Attempt blocked. Richard Stearman (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal! 73' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Birmingham City 2. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 72' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 72' Che Adams  (BC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 71' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 71' Cheick Keita  (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 70' Ryan Shotton  (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Josh Cogley. 66' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 66' Maikel Kieftenbeld  (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 65' Che Adams  (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 65' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 63' Delay in match Krystian Bielik  (BC) because of an injury. 63' Attempt blocked. David Edwards (WW) header from very close range is blocked. 63' Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 59' Attempt blocked. Cheick Keita  (BC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nsue. 58' Corner (BC) Conceded by Richard Stearman. 57' Attempt saved. Nsue  (BC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Davis. 56' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 56' Ryan Shotton  (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 55' Sub (BC) Krystian Bielik replaces Craig Gardner. Dismissal 53' Paul Robinson  (BC) is shown the red card for violent conduct. 51' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a set piece situation. Booking 50' Cheick Keita  (BC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 50' Foul by Cheick Keita  (BC). 50' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 49' Attempt missed. Craig Gardner  (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cheick Keita with a cross. 47' Foul by Cheick Keita  (BC). 47' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half  begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Birmingham City 2.

45' Sub, (WW). Nouha Dicko replaces George Saville.

HT Wolves Birmingham

Possession  51%  49%

Shots  5  5

Shots on Target  0  2

Corners  5  1

Fouls  6  11


Half Time 45'+3' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Birmingham City 2.

45'+2' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'+2' Foul by Che Adams (BC). 45' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Booking 43' Josh Cogley (BC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 42' Foul by Josh Cogley (BC). 42' Andreas Weimann  (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 41'

Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Danny Batth is caught offside.   Booking 41' Ryan Shotton (BC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 40' Foul by Ryan Shotton (BC). 40' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 38' Paul Robinson (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 38' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 37' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a set piece situation. 36' Foul by Nsue (BC). 36' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 35' Offside (BC) Craig Gardner tries a through ball, but Nsue is caught offside. 35' Nsue (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 35' Foul by George Saville (WW). 34' Craig Gardner (BC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 34'

Foul by Jack Price (WW). Goal! 32' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Birmingham City 2. David Davis (BC) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Booking 31' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 30' Che Adams (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 30' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Paul Robinson. 29' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Robert Tesche. 29' Attempt blocked. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann. 28' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak. 28' Foul by Paul Robinson (BC). 28' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. Goal!  27' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Birmingham City 1. Maikel Kieftenbeld (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. 25' Attempt missed. Richard Stearman (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a corner. 24' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Nsue. 24' Attempt missed. Robert Tesche (BC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.   24' Attempt blocked. Maikel Kieftenbeld (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Davis. 23' Corner (BC) Conceded by Matt Doherty. 23' Attempt blocked. Nsue (BC) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Che Adams with a cross. 22' David Davis (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  22' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).  20' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Edwards following a set piece situation. 19' Foul by Josh Cogley (BC). 19' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 17' Foul by Josh Cogley (BC). 17' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 15' Offside, (WW). Jack Price tries a through ball, but Andreas Weimann is caught offside. 12' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (BC). 12' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6' Craig Gardner (BC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 6' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 5' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Josh Cogley. 5' Foul by David Davis (BC). 5' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4' Foul by Ryan Shotton (BC). 4' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing.  2' Foul by David Davis (BC). 2' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 2' Foul by David Davis  (BC) 2' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. Kick Off First Half begins


Wolves are without midfielder Connor Ronan, who will miss several months with a stress fracture in his back. Striker Nouha Dicko is close to making his return from a hamstring problem and may feature, while Joe Mason and Mike Williamson are both doubts.  

Birmingham midfielders Craig Gardner and David Davis are both available after serving suspensions.  Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz remains out with a hamstring injury, while defender Jonathan Grounds is a doubt.  Midfielder Jacques Maghoma has returned to training after a knee injury suffered while playing for the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Africa Cup of Nations.


Match facts

Wolves have lost only once in their last nine meetings with rivals Birmingham City in league competition (W5 D3 L1).  Birmingham have not won a league game at Molineux since November 2009, losing two and drawing two since then.  Wolves have lost their last three league games in a row - they have not lost four in succession since December 2014.  In fact, Wolves have won the same number of FA Cup games in 2017 (W2 D0 L1) as they have league matches (W2 D1 L4).  Since Gianfranco Zola was appointed manager of Birmingham City on 14 December 2016, the Blues have won just six points from a possible 36 available (W1 D3 L8).

FAC5 Sat 18th February     17:30 BT     Wolves  0  Chelski 2 Pedro (65)  Costa (89)    

 

Pedro scored his fourth FA Cup goal of the season.  Premier League leaders Chelsea reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with victory over Wolves in an entertaining tie at Molineux. Wolves, appearing in front of their biggest crowd since 1981, took a positive approach in the first half as George Saville lashed an early strike against the post.  Chelsea's defence was tested before the visitors finally upped the tempo, forcing Wolves back and allowing Pedro to dart in and head   unmarked at the back post. Diego Costa sealed Chelsea's place with his 16th goal of the season as he slid a low finish past Carl Ikeme.  The draw for the quarter-finals takes place on Sunday at 18:30 GMT on the BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website.

Wolves

1Ikeme 16Coady 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 4Edwards 19Price 8SavilleBooked at 21minsSubstituted forSaissat 84'minutes 17Costa 22BödvarssonSubstituted forRonanat 84'minutes 63WeimannBooked at 33minsSubstituted forWilsonat 76'minutes Substitutes 5Stearman 14Evans 26Enobakhare 27Saiss 31Burgoyne 34Wilson 43Ronan

Chelsea

1Begovic 5Zouma 26Terry 6Aké 15Moses 4Fàbregas 29Chalobah 11PedroBooked at 49minsSubstituted forAzpilicuetaat 73'minutes 22WillianSubstituted forKantéat 80'minutes 19Diego Costa 10HazardSubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 86'minutes Substitutes 7Kanté 14Loftus-Cheek 16Kenedy 23Batshuayi 24Cahill 28Azpilicueta 37Eduardo

Referee: Jonathan Moss Attendance: 30,193

    Wolves   Chelsea

Possession   35%  65%

Shots   8  13

Shots on Target  2  4

Corners  5  8

Fouls  10  8

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Chelsea 2.

Full Time 90'+4' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Chelsea 2. 90'+3' Attempt missed. Nathaniel Chalobah (CFC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Diego Costa. 90'+2' Corner, (CFC) Conceded by Danny Batth. Goal! 89' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Chelsea 2. Diego Costa (CFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. 88' Attempt missed. Kurt Zouma (CFC) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner. 87' Corner, (CFC) Conceded by Matt Doherty. 86' Offside, (CFC) N'Golo Kanté tries a through ball, but Victor Moses is caught offside.  86' Sub, (CFC) Ruben Loftus-Cheek replaces Eden Hazard. 85' Corner, (CFC) Conceded by Romain Saiss. 85' Attempt blocked. Cesc Fàbregas (CFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard. 85' Attempt missed. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.  84' Sub, (WW) Connor Ronan replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 84' Sub, (WW) Romain Saiss replaces George Saville. 83' Foul by Eden Hazard (CFC).  83' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  80' Sub, (CFC) N'Golo Kanté replaces Willian. 78' Corner, (WW) Conceded by César Azpilicueta. 76' Sub, (WW) Donovan Wilson replaces Andreas Weimann. 74' Cesc Fàbregas (CFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74' Foul by David Edwards (WW).  73' Sub, (CFC) César Azpilicueta replaces Pedro. 73' Attempt blocked. Victor Moses (CFC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas. 71' Pedro (CFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 70' Offside, (CFC) Willian tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside. 68' Corner, (CFC) Conceded by Danny Batth. Goal! 65' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Chelsea 1. Pedro (CFC) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by  Willian with a cross. 63' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Edwards. 62' Attempt missed. Diego Costa (CFC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Willian with a through ball. 62' Attempt saved. Danny Batth (WW) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 61' Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (CFC). 61' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 59' John Terry (CFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  59' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 58' Attempt missed. Kurt Zouma (CFC) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas. 56' Attempt missed. Pedro (CFC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Willian following a corner. 55' Corner, (CFC) Conceded by Matt Doherty.  54' Eden Hazard (CFC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 54' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 53' Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Chalobah (CFC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 51' Foul by Diego Costa (CFC). 51' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Booking 49' Pedro (CFC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 49' Foul by Pedro (CFC). 49' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Chelsea 0.

Half Time 45'+3' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Chelsea 0. 45'+2' Corner, (WW) Conceded by John Terry. 45'+1' Attempt missed. Diego Costa (CFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Victor Moses with a cross. 45' Nathan Aké (CFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 43' Foul by Diego Costa (CFC). 43' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41' Corner, (CFC) Conceded by Conor Coady. Booking 33' Andreas Weimann (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 33' Willian (CFC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 33' Foul by Andreas Weimann (WW). 31' Foul by Pedro (CFC). 31' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the right  wing. 30' Foul by Nathan Aké (CFC). 30' Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30' Corner, (CFC) Conceded by Conor Coady. 29' Victor Moses (CFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 29' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 28' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Edwards. 24' Foul by Diego Costa (CFC). 24' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22' Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a corner. 21' Corner, (WW) Conceded by John Terry. Booking 21' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 21' Willian (CFC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 21' Foul by George Saville (WW). 18' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 17' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Cesc Fàbregas. 14' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 13' Delay in match Diego Costa (CFC) because of an injury. 13' Delay in match George Saville (WW) because of an injury. 12' Corner, (CFC) Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 12' Attempt saved. Willian (CFC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top left corner. 12' Attempt saved. Willian (CFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a through ball. 7' Eden Hazard (CFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 7' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 5' Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. 5' George Saville (WW) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. 3' Pedro (CFC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 3' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 2' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Asmir Begovic. Kick Off First Half begins.


  NEWS


Wolves' boss Paul Lambert could recall Andreas Weimann, who scored the winner at Anfield in the fourth round.  Jack Price is back in contention but Nouha Dicko's hamstring means he is unavailable, as is Joe Mason.

Chelsea defender David Luiz is rested as he continues to struggle with a knee problem, meaning Kurt Zouma or John Terry could deputise. Asmir Begovic is set to start, but Marcos Alonso drops out with Nathan Ake a possible replacement.


MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES


Steve Wilson: "I'm not sure if Antonio Conte has been versed in just how special the double of league and FA Cup is in England - but this season is a wonderful opportunity for Chelsea to join Manchester United and Arsenal as the only clubs to have achieved it more than once. Not being in Europe and having such a cushion at the top of the Premier League offers Conte the opportunity to select a   designed to minimise the risk of an upset. Wolves have already done spectacularly well to win at Stoke and Liverpool on their way to this, their first fifth-round tie since 2008. They deserve a full house and a cracking Molineux atmosphere to celebrate those achievements, but celebrating another Premier League scalp looks less likely."  Twitter: @Wilsonfooty


WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY


Wolves manager Paul Lambert: "We will need to punch above our weight and stay in the game as long as we can.  We will have to do what we are good at and not get drawn into playing Chelsea's way. We will have to find a way of taking them out of their comfort zone, as we did at Liverpool.  I'm not going to play the same way that Burnley did. That's taking nothing   from Burnley because they got a brilliant result but when you sit and wait for a   to come at you you've got to hope they have an off-day and don't fire at all levels."


Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte on Diego Costa's future: "I don't know about this situation. I think now it's very important to be focused on the present and not to look so far forward. At the end of the season we will see the situation.  Yes, I'm confident (he will stay). I repeat: now it's important to keep the great concentration for the present. The present is tomorrow's game against Wolverhampton. We must go in the next round."


LAWRO'S PREDICTION

Chelsea looked very good for the first 20 minutes of their draw against Burnley. They may not be involved in any other competitions, but manager Antonio Conte won't want the bother of a replay.

Prediction: 0-1


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

This is the fourth FA Cup tie between Wolves and Chelsea, the last coming in 1994 when the Blues won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.  The other two fixtures have seen Wolves play at  , losing in 1911 but winning in 1928. Chelsea have won nine of their last 10 games in all competitions v Wolves (L1), keeping seven clean sheets. In their most recent meeting, Chelsea won 6-0 in the League Cup in 2012.

Wolves

Wolves could reach the FA Cup sixth round for the first time since 2002-03, when they were beaten 2-0 at Southampton. The last time they won a   match against Premier League opposition in the FA Cup was a 3-2 third-round victory over Newcastle in 2002-03. Wolves have won at Stoke and Liverpool in this year's cup run. Not since winning the trophy in 1960 have they knocked out more top-flight  s (4). The last lower division   to knock out three Premier League clubs in a single FA Cup campaign was Wigan Athletic in 2013-14, when they lost on penalties in the semi-final. Wolves have lost their last three league games, and four of the last five.

Chelsea

Barnsley, then of the Championship, were the last   to knock Liverpool and Chelsea out of the FA Cup in a single campaign (in 2007-08). That was also the last time Chelsea lost an   tie to lower league opposition. Chelsea have won one of their last four   games in all competitions (D2, L1). But Antonio Conte's side have failed to score in just one of their last 11   games in all competitions.

32  Tue  14th February  19:45  Wolves  0  Wigan  1 Buxton (88')

A valentine's day massacre would be too generous a description

Jake Buxton headed in a late winner to earn Wigan a vital league win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.  After a scrappy game the defender rose highest to power in Max Power's corner and move the Latics into 22nd place, just two points from safety.  Wolves went close through Dave Edwards, but Wigan goalkeeper Matt Gilks produced a great save to palm the Wales midfielder's header away. The hosts have now lost three straight Championship matches and stay 18th. Going into the fixture Wolves had won just one of their last five league games at Molineux against Wigan and struggled to fashion chances despite enjoying 59% possession.  Bright Enobakhare threatened, but Paul Lambert's side lacked cutting edge in the final third and were punished late on from a set-piece.  Buxton headed in a first goal since February 2015 to put Wigan ahead from just their second shot on target and Gilks tipped over Connor Ronan's 30-yard effort to make sure of the points. The victory sees Wigan move up one place past Blackburn Rovers, who suffered a 2-1 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.

Wolves boss Paul Lambert:

"I'm like everyone else, disappointed and angry with the way that we performed. We never did enough, that's for sure; it wasn't good enough. We were too passive, we never dominated the ball and were not aggressive enough with or without the ball. Normally my teams come out of the traps and that is the disappointing thing. If you don't do things right then you will get beat. We have to be better than that."

Wigan manager Warren Joyce:

"It was a tough game against a good side and the game could have gone either way, but in the end we have ended up with three points and we have got that really through effort, endeavour, bravery and guts. We have had a few kicks in the teeth and it shows a lot of character to come to a place like Wolves and stand up to them with the backing that they have got from the supporters and the stadium here."

Wolves

1Ikeme 64MarshallSubstituted forCoadyat 76'minutes 6Batth 5Stearman 2Doherty 4Edwards 14EvansSubstituted forGibbs-Whiteat 63'minutes 17Costa 26EnobakhareBooked at 49minsSubstituted forWeimannat 82'minutesBooked at 83mins 43Ronan 22Bödvarsson Substitutes 8Saville 16Coady 31Burgoyne 34Wilson 55Gibbs-White 60Williamson 63Weimann

Wigan

35Gilks 12Connolly 3Buxton 33BurnBooked at 73mins 23Warnock 6Power 16MacDonald 8MorsyBooked at 90mins 17JacobsSubstituted forHansonat 45'minutes 9Grigg 14BogleSubstituted forObertanat 62'minutes Substitutes 4Perkins 11Obertan 19Tunnicliffe 22Jääskeläinen 26Hanson 43Browne 47Weir

Referee: Simon Hooper Attendance: 17,156

Full Time

    Wolves   Wigan

Possession  59%  41%

Shots  11  7

Shots on Target  3  2

Corners  5  4

Fouls  15  17

90'+5' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Wigan Athletic 1.

90'+3' Corner, (WA) Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 90'+3' Attempt saved. Gabriel Obertan (WA) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by  William Grigg. 90'+2' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Matthew Gilks. 90'+2' Attempt saved. Connor Ronan (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa. Booking 90'+1' Sam Morsy (WA) is shown the yellow card. 90'+1' Offside, (WW) Jón Dadi Bödvarsson tries a through ball, but David Edwards is caught offside. 89' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Conor Coady. Goal!  88' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Wigan Athletic 1. Jake Buxton (WA) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Max Power with a cross following a corner. 8' Corner, (WA) Conceded by Richard Stearman. 87' Foul by Morgan Gibbs-White (WW). 87' Callum Connolly (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Andreas Weimann (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 83' Foul by Andreas Weimann (WW).  83' Stephen Warnock (WA) wins a free kick on the left wing.  82' Sub, (WW) Andreas Weimann replaces Bright Enobakhare. 82' Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 81' Attempt blocked. William Grigg (WA) right footed shot from the  centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Power. 80' Attempt blocked. Callum Connolly (WA) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by William Grigg. 79' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 78' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in  the defensive half. 78' Foul by Gabriel Obertan (WA). 77' Attempt missed. Max Power (WA) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamie Hanson. 76' Sub, (WW) Conor Coady replaces Ben Marshall. 74' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Callum Connolly. 74' Attempt saved. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Connor Ronan with a cross. Booking  73' Dan Burn (WA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 73' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 73' Foul by Dan Burn (WA). 70' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 70' Callum Connolly (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Ronan with a cross. 69' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Sam Morsy. 66' Corner, (WA) Conceded by Connor Ronan. 66' Attempt blocked. Dan Burn (WA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Power with a cross. 66' Corner, (WA) Conceded by Richard Stearman. 63' Sub, (WW) Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Lee Evans. 62' Sub, (WA) Gabriel Obertan replaces Omar Bogle.  60' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 60' Foul by Jamie Hanson (WA). 59' Foul by Ben Marshall (WW). 59' Jamie Hanson (WA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 55' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a set piece situation. 55' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 55' Foul by Stephen Warnock (WA). 54' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54' Foul by William Grigg (WA). 52' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 52' Foul by Sam Morsy (WA). 50' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 49'  Delay in match Sam Morsy (WA) because of an injury. Booking 49' Bright Enobakhare (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 49' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 49' Sam Morsy (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47' Foul by Omar Bogle (WA). 46' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 46' Sam Morsy (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

45' Sub, (WA) Jamie Hanson replaces Michael Jacobs because of an injury.

Half Time

    Wolves   Wigan

Possession  60%  40%

Shots  4  1

Shots on Target  1  0

Corners  2    0

Fouls  9    10

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

45'+1' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jake Buxton. 43' Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty.  38' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 38' Foul by Omar Bogle (WA). 36' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 36' Dan Burn (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 36' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 36' Foul by Sam Morsy (WA). 35' Attempt missed. Shaun MacDonald (WA) right footed shot from outside the box is high  and wide to the right. Assisted by Max Power. 33' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 33' Sam Morsy (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Sam Morsy. 30' Foul by Lee Evans (WW).  30' Max Power (WA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 26' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26' Foul by Omar Bogle (WA). 25'

Foul by Ben Marshall (WW). 25' Michael Jacobs (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  24' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 24' Foul by Sam Morsy (WA). 22' Foul by Danny Batth (WW).  22'  Omar Bogle (WA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 21' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. 20' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 20' Foul by Stephen Warnock (WA). 18' Foul by Ben Marshall (WW). 18' Stephen Warnock (WA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 15' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  15' Foul by Jake Buxton (WA). 15' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 15' Shaun MacDonald (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 14' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 14' Foul by Sam Morsy (WA).  13' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 13' Foul by Sam Morsy (WA). 11' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 11' Foul by Max Power (WA).  8'Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 8' Foul by Omar Bogle (WA). 8' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. 5' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 5' Stephen Warnock (WA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 2' Omar Bogle (WA) wins a free kick on the left wing.K ick Off First Half begins.

Teams

Wolves may be without midfielder Jack Price, who suffered a head injury in Saturday's 1-0   loss to Newcastle. He came off at half-time, while Joe Mason (hernia) continues to struggle, but long-term casualty Mike Williamson is in line to figure after missing the last two games with a groin problem. Wigan have on-loan midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe available again after being left out against parent club Fulham. Centre-back Craig Morgan could be missing with a toe problem. Alex Gilbey and Reece James could return after ankle injuries, while January signing Matt Gilks may continue in goal after replacing Jakob Haugaard at half-time in Saturday's defeat at Craven Cottage. On-loan Derby midfielder Jamie Hanson is pushing for a start after impressing as a substitute, but James Weir, on loan from Hull, is still in need of competitive minutes, as are Mikael Mandron, Gabriel Obertan, Jack Byrne, Josh Laurent and Alex Bruce.

Analysis BBC Radio Manchester's Paul Rowley:

"After a buoyant start to the New Year with their first back-to-back victories of the season, the 'Tics have managed just one point from their last three games, and now find themselves next to bottom, five points from safety.  On a positive note, they seem to have arrested their striking problem scoring two goals in four of their last five league games, though they've conceded seven in that time.  Victory over Wolves would mark their first double of the season, but a common trait this campaign has been conceding late goals, with Fulham's winner on Saturday coming in stoppage time."

Match facts

Wolves, in 18th, are six points clear of the relegation zone and nine ahead of 23rd-placed Wigan. Wigan have scored at least twice in six of their last eight league games against Wolves, including in this season's reverse fixture (a 2-1   win). Since keeping six clean sheets in seven games at Molineux from March to August 2016, Wolves have only kept one clean in their last 12   league games (against Aston Villa). Wigan are the only Championship side yet to register 100 shots on target this season. They are currently on 99, from 30 games.

Wolves have won only one of their last five league games at Molineux against Wigan, having not triumphed since a 3-1 Premier League victory in November 2011. Dave Edwards, who scored that day, is one of only two Wolves survivors.

 31  Sat 11th February 15:00  Wolves 0 Newcastle Utd   1 Mitrovic (44')

0:1 to the ref

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the only goal as Newcastle reclaimed top spot in the Championship by beating Wolves.  Jack Colback had a tame shot saved for the visitors early on, before Wolves' Richard Stearman missed from six yards.  Mitrovic, who escaped being shown a second yellow card for a challenge on Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme, slotted Newcastle ahead from close range. In a second half of few chances, Dave Edwards came closest to equalising when he headed into the side-netting.

Tim Spiers view Wolves have been on the wrong end of a fair number of dreadful refereeing decisions this season, writes Tim Spiers at Molineux. A Jack Grealish stamp on Conor Coady, a clear push in the box on Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (both against Villa), an elbow on Paul Gladon (versus Burton) and a dive from Norwich's Wes Hoolahan spring to mind, to name but four.  Wolves didn't win any of the above games, and they didn't win this one either. Aleksandar Mitrovic quite clearly raked his studs down Carl Ikeme's calf as the keeper collected a through ball. But, despite being on a yellow, he wasn't sent off. And 17 minutes later he scored the winning goal. Oh and it was offside too. Yes, referee Craig Pawson and co did a fine job of helping league leaders Newcastle to another three points here. But Wolves, albeit against superior opposition, still didn't do enough to justify a huge hard-luck story in terms of the football on show in what was a poor spectacle at a well-stocked Molineux. There were moments here and there, such as a Richard Stearman volley and a David Edwards header, but Newcastle gave a masterclass in how to close out a game in the second half and keeper Karl Darlow was largely untested. There's no shame in that - Newcastle have spent £57million assembling one of the best squads ever seen at this level. But two defeats in two matches have knocked the momentum Paul Lambert's team earned either side of Christmas - and with 17 points now the gap to the top six, any outlandish talk of a push for the play-offs must end. Indeed, they have now slipped close to the bottom three, with just six points the gap heading into the final 16 matches. Pulling clear of the drop zone and allaying any relegation fears is the priority over the next four home matches before the end of February. Lambert made three changes from the team that lost 2-1 to Burton Albion, recalling captain Danny Batth as well as Bright Enobakhare and Jack Price, with Kortney Hause, Lee Evans and George Saville making way. As expected there was no Dwight Gayle for Newcastle, who selected Jonjo Shelvey, the man banned for five games for racially abusing Romain Saiss in the reverse fixture. The boos for Shelvey began from the first whistle, but it wasn't long before the home fans had another target in Mitrovic. He was lucky to avoid a yellow after leading with an elbow on Batth when challenging for a high ball and was booked a couple of minutes later for backing into Stearman. But the first half's main talking point came just before the half hour when the big striker somehow avoided another yellow for leaving his studs on Ikeme's calf - a foul that looked very deliberate on replays.  

Lambert raged at the fourth official, to no avail. And there was a depressing inevitability about Mitrovic's opening goal just before the break. Wolves had further cause to feel  aggrieved with Jamaal Lascelles clearly returning from an offside position when he teed up the striker to score. The half time scoreline felt an unjust one. Wolves had forged two decent chances to Newcastle's one, before the goal, and hadn't been under any pressure, albeit without creating much of their own with the midfield lacking in quality balls to the front four.  Lambert made a change at half time, withdrawing Jack Price (who had a poor first half but also took a knock just before the break) for Lee Evans, while Mitrovic was predictably taken off by Benitez with his mission for the night accomplished. The second period was similar to the first - a tight affair between two well-organised sides who produced only sporadic flashes of inspiration. David Edwards headed into the side netting and Batth produced a superb tackle to deny substitute Christian Atsu as he raced through the middle.

 But otherwise there was little to report. Lambert sent on Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Ben Marshall but Newcastle defended in such large numbers that Wolves struggled to get even a sight of Karl Darlow's goal. When Costa curled a harmless effort at him with two minutes remaining it was Wolves' first shot on target. They bombarded Darlow's box with crosses late  on but that golden chance wouldn't come. Wolves deserved a point for their efforts - but Newcastle took all three.

Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2017/02/11/wolves-0-newcastle-united-1-report/#o5j6Ro2ABL4hhVph.99


Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Newcastle United

Line-ups

Wolves

1Ikeme 16Coady 6Batth 5Stearman 2DohertyBooked at 64mins 4Edwards 19PriceSubstituted forEvansat 45'minutes 63WeimannSubstituted forMarshallat 75'minutes 26EnobakhareSubstituted forBödvarssonat 61'minutes 17Costa 9Dicko Substitutes 8Saville 14Evans 22Bödvarsson 30Hause 31Burgoyne 43Ronan 64Marshall

Newcastle

26DarlowBooked at 90mins 22Yedlin 6Lascelles  2Clark 3Dummett 11RitchieBooked at 67minsSubstituted forMurphyat 82'minutes 4ColbackBooked at 87mins 12Shelvey 20Gouffran

15DiaméSubstituted forPérezat 88'minutesBooked at 89mins 45MitrovicBooked at 14minsSubstituted forAtsuat 45'minutes Substitutes 5Hanley 14Hayden 17Pérez 21Elliot 27Gámez

30Atsu 33Murphy

Referee: Craig Pawson Attendance: 24,876


   Wolves Newcastle

Possession 57%  43%

Shots  11  6

Shots on Target  2  2

Corners  5  3

Fouls  14  17


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Newcastle United 1.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Newcastle United 1.

90'+4' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Richard Stearman. Booking 90'+2' Karl Darlow (NU) is shown the yellow card. 89' Ayoze Pérez (NU) is shown the yellow card.  89' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Yoan Gouffran. 88'  Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jack Colback.  88' Sub, Newcastle United. Ayoze Pérez replaces Mohamed Diamé. Booking  87' Jack Colback (NU) is shown the yellow card. 87' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 87' Foul by Jack Colback (NU). 87' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Coady. 86' Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson with a cross. 85' Attempt blocked. Mohamed Diamé (NU) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 84' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Foul by Christian Atsu (NU). 83' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 83' Daryl Murphy (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing.  83' Foul by Daryl Murphy (NU).  82' Sub, Newcastle United. Daryl Murphy replaces Matt Ritchie. 80' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Ciaran Clark. 77' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 77' Christian Atsu (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  75' Sub, (WW) Ben Marshall replaces Andreas Weimann. 74' Hand ball by David Edwards (WW). 74' Attempt missed. Lee Evans (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Hélder Costa following a set piece situation. 73' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 73' Foul by Paul Dummett (NU). 70' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 70' Yoan Gouffran (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Jack Colback. 69' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 69' Foul by Jack Colback (NU). 69' Andreas Weimann (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Foul by DeAndre Yedlin (NU). 68' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 68' Jack Colback (NU) wins a free kick on the right wing. Booking 67' Matt Ritchie (NU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 67' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 67' Foul by Matt Ritchie (NU). 65' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (NU). Booking 64' Matt Doherty (WW) is shown the yellow card. 64' Matt Doherty (WW) has gone down, but that's a dive.   61' Sub, (WW) Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Bright Enobakhare. 60' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 56' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 56' Christian Atsu (NU) wins a free kick on the left wing. 56' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 56' Ciaran Clark (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 49' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 48' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Andreas Weimann. 46' Offside, Newcastle United. DeAndre Yedlin tries a through ball, but Yoan Gouffran is caught offside. Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Newcastle United 1.

 45' Sub, (WW) Lee Evans replaces Jack Price because of an injury.  45' Sub, Newcastle United. Christian Atsu replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Half Time 45'+4' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Newcastle United 1.

45'+2' Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner. 45'+1' Corner, (WW) Conceded by DeAndre Yedlin. Goal! 44' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Newcastle United 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamaal Lascelles following a set piece situation. 44' Attempt blocked. Mohamed Diamé (NU) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 44' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 43' Delay in match Jack Price (WW) because of an injury. 42' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 42' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 40' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 40' Mohamed Diamé (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 38' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 38' Ciaran Clark (NU) wins a free kick in the  defensive half. 36' Foul by Andreas Weimann (WW). 36' DeAndre Yedlin (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34' Foul by Yoan Gouffran (NU). 32' Attempt missed. Jamaal Lascelles (NU) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie following a corner. 32' Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (NU) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross following a corner. 32' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Jack Price. 29' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 28' Delay in match Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU) because of an injury. 27' Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU). 26' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 26' Foul by Matt Ritchie (NU). 25' Attempt missed. Richard Stearman (WW) right footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by David Edwards following a set piece situation. 25' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a set piece situation. 24' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 24' Foul by Jack Colback (NU). 22' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 22' Foul by Matt Ritchie (NU). 21' Offside, (WW) Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Bright Enobakhare is caught offside. 20' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Andreas Weimann with a cross. Booking 14' Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 14' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 14' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU). 14' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 14' DeAndre Yedlin (NU) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (NU). 11' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 10' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 10' Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (NU). 5' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 5' Matt Ritchie (NU) wins a free kick on the right wing. 5' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 4' Delay in match Richard Stearman (WW) because of an injury. 3' Attempt saved. Jack Colback (NU) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a through ball. 1' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 1' Foul by Jack Colback (NU). Kick Off

First Half begins.


January signing Ben Marshall could make his full Wolves debut against Newcastle after coming on in last week's late 2-1 defeat at Burton Albion. Romain Saiss has returned from the African Cup of Nations, but striker Joe Mason (hamstring) remains out. Newcastle are not expected to risk the Championship's top scorer Dwight Gayle with his hamstring issue. Chancel Mbemba and Christian Atsu are back from international duty and Jack Colback (illness) should be available.

Match facts

Wolves' 2-0 win against Newcastle in September was their first over the Magpies in the league since April 1993. Championship leaders Newcastle have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 11 games against Wolves. Helder Costa has been involved in 12 goals in his last 12 appearances in all competitions for 18th-placed Wolves (six goals/six assists). Newcastle have won 10 of their last 11 Championship games played on a Saturday. Their last three defeats have come on a Monday (twice) and a Friday. Matt Ritchie has scored four goals in his last three Championship games, as many as he scored in his first 24 league appearances for the Magpies. Seven of his eight league goals have come at St James' Park. But he scored a late winner at Molineux in a controversial game of two   red cards, with his previous club Bournemouth in December 2014.

 30    Sat 4th February  15:00  Burton Albion  2 Kightly (60' ), Woodrow (90'+4) Wolves 1 Costa (40' pen)

  

Cauley Woodrow scored an injury-time winner as Burton Albion fought back from a goal down to beat Wolves. The visitors led at the break through Helder Costa's penalty after Dave Edwards was felled by Jon McLaughlin. Burton piled on the pressure after half-time and levelled when former Wolves winger Michael Kightly marked his debut by tapping in from two yards. Woodrow hooked in the winner deep in injury time after Wolves failed to clear a corner.  Burton's win means they remain three points clear of the Championship relegation zone after third-from-bottom Blackburn also snatched a late victory over QPR, while Wolves drop a place to 17th. In a scrappy first half of few chances, Lasse Vigen Christensen, on loan from Fulham like Woodrow, volleyed over Tom Flanagan's cross, while Wolves striker Nouha Dicko saw a shot tipped around the post by McLaughlin. The visitors finally took the lead five minutes before the break when Costa drilled his spot-kick high into the net after McLaughlin brought down Edwards. But Paul Lambert's side struggled to create anything of note after the break as Burton dominated. Carl Ikeme tipped a Kightly shot around the post and a free-kick over the bar before the winger, who joined on loan from Burnley on deadline day, finally claimed the equaliser by converting Marvin Sordell's pass. And Nigel Clough's side, who grabbed an injury-time equaliser when the two sides drew 1-1 at Molineux in September, got the winner when Woodrow turned in Flanagan's header from close range in the fourth minute of stoppage time.


Line Ups

Burton

1McLaughlin 2Flanagan 4Mousinho 6Turner 14McCrorySubstituted forNaylorat 23'minutes 24ChristensenSubstituted forPalmerat 88'minutes 30MurphyBooked at 71mins 36Irvine 28KightlySubstituted forAkinsat 80'minutes 12Woodrow 9Sordell Substitutes 7Williamson 10Akins 13Bywater 15Naylor 16Palmer 18Miller 25Barker

Wolves

1Ikeme 16Coady 5StearmanBooked at 58mins 30Hause 2Doherty 17CostaSubstituted forBödvarssonat 80'minutes 14Evans 8SavilleSubstituted forEnobakhareat 63'minutes 63WeimannSubstituted forMarshallat 80'minutes 4Edwards 9DickoBooked at 89mins Substitutes 6Batth 19Price 22Bödvarsson 26Enobakhare 31Burgoyne 43Ronan 64Marshall

Referee: Keith Stroud Attendance: 5,608 (1,540 WW)

  Burton Wolves

Possession 51% 49%

Shots 15 8

Shots on Target 6 3

Corners 9 3

Fouls 12 15

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Goal! 90'+4' Goal! Burton Albion 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Cauley Woodrow (BA) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Flanagan with a headed pass following a corner. 90'+3' Corner, (BA). Conceded by Kortney Hause. 90'+2' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (BA) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses  to the right. Assisted by Marvin Sordell with a cross. 90'+1' Lucas Akins (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  90'+1' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 90' Marvin Sordell (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). Booking 89' Nouha Dicko (WW) is shown the yellow card. 89' Offside, (WW). Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 88' Sub, (BA). Matthew Palmer replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen. 85' Foul by Tom Flanagan (BA). 85' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 85' Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (BA) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Flanagan. 80' Sub, (BA). Lucas Akins replaces Michael Kightly.  80' Sub, (WW). Ben Marshall replaces Andreas Weimann. 80' Sub, (WW). Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Hélder Costa. 79' Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (BA) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen with a cross following a corner. 79' Corner, (BA). Conceded by Kortney Hause. 78' Michael Kightly (BA) wins a free kick on the left wing. 78' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).  78'Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (BA) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen with a cross following a corner. 77' Corner, (BA). Conceded by Lee Evans.  77' Corner, (BA). Conceded by Lee Evans. 77' Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (BA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marvin Sordell. 77' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (BA) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by  Luke Murphy with a cross. 75' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady. 74' Foul by Michael Kightly (BA). 74' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. Booking 71' Luke Murphy (BA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 71' Foul by Luke Murphy (BA). 71' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Corner, (BA). Conceded by Conor Coady. 70' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Tom Flanagan. 68' Luke Murphy (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 66' Delay over. They are ready to continue.  66' Delay in match Hélder Costa (WW) because of an injury. 64' Lasse Vigen Christensen (BA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 64' Foul by Lee Evans (WW).  63' Sub, (WW). Bright Enobakhare replaces George Saville.  62' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (BA). 62' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 62' Cauley Woodrow (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 62' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). Goal! 60' Goal! Burton Albion 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Michael Kightly (BA) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marvin Sordell. 59' Corner, (BA). Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 59' Attempt saved. Michael Kightly (BA) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Booking 58' Richard Stearman (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 58' Michael Kightly (BA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 58' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 57' Tom Naylor (BA) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 57' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 57' Corner, (BA). Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 56' Attempt saved. Michael Kightly (BA) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.  Assisted by Tom Naylor. 56' Cauley Woodrow (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 56' Foul by George Saville (WW). 53' Foul by Tom Flanagan (BA). 53' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 51' Attempt missed. Tom Flanagan (BA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen with a cross following a corner. 51' Corner, (BA). Conceded by Lee Evans. 50' Foul by Tom Flanagan (BA). 50' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 46' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (BA). 46' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Second Half Second Half begins Burton Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  Burton Wolves

Possession 46% 54%

Shots 4 7

Shots on Target 1 3

Corners 1 2

Fouls 5 6



Half Time 45'+4' First Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45'+3' Attempt saved. Andreas Weimann (WW) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nouha Dicko. 45'+1'

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (BA) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Naylor with a cross. 45' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45' Foul by Marvin Sordell (BA). 44' Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (WW) left  footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 43' Foul by George Saville (WW). 43' Lasse Vigen Christensen (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41' Foul by Tom Flanagan (BA). Goal!

40' Goal! Burton Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Hélder Costa (WW) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner. 39' Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Edwards draws a foul in the penalty area. 39' Penalty conceded by Jon McLaughlin (BA) after a foul in the penalty area.  34' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.  34' Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Edwards. 33' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 32' Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. 30' Cauley Woodrow (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 29' Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (BA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 26' Tom Naylor (BA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 26' Foul by Andreas Weimann (WW). 25' Attempt missed. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 23' Sub, (BA). Tom Naylor replaces Damien McCrory because of an injury. 22' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 22' Delay in match Damien McCrory (BA) because of an injury. 19' Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (BA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen with a cross. 19' Corner, (BA). Conceded by Lee Evans. 16' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  16' Dangerous play by Jackson Irvine (BA). 13' Michael Kightly (BA) wins a free kick in  the defensive half. 13' Foul by Lee Evans (WW).  12' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 11' Attempt blocked. Kortney Hause (WW) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 10' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Ben Turner. 10' John Mousinho (BA) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 9' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 9' Foul by Jackson Irvine (BA). 9' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 5' Cauley Woodrow (BA) wins a free kick on the right wing. 5' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 2' Attempt missed. Lasse Vigen Christensen (BA) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Tom Flanagan with a cross. Kick Off

First Half begins. Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

News

Burton Albion winger Michael Kightly is expected to make his debut against his former  Wolves after joining on loan from Premier League Burnley.  On-loan Fulham duo Lasse Vigen Christensen and Cauley Woodrow are set to play after missing the midweek defeat against their parent club.  

Wolves come off the back of a fine week in which they followed their FA Cup win at Liverpool with victory at Barnsley.  Head coach Paul Lambert made changes for both matches and may do so again.  New signing Ben Marshall is available but short of match fitness as he has been left out by Blackburn for the last fortnight or so.  Romain Saiss is back from Africa Cup of Nations duty with Morocco but needs time to recover.


MATCH FACTS


This is the first meeting in any competition between Burton and Wolves at the Pirelli Stadium.  In September's first-ever meeting between the two clubs, Wolves conceded a 90th-minute goal from Will Miller in a 1-1 draw.  Just 7.3% of the shots that Burton Albion have attempted this season in the Championship have resulted in a goal - the lowest ratio in the division.  Helder Costa has had a hand in more of Wolves' league goals this season than any other player in the squad (12, seven goals and five assists).  Burton have lost each of their last five  games in the Championship, scoring once in the process.  Michael Kightly was a great favourite at Wolves, scoring 24 goals in 126 games in an injury-hit five and a half years on the books at Molineux, until he left for Stoke City in 2012.

29 Tue 31st January Barnsley 1 Mowatt (Dismissed at  42' minutes), Roberts (80') WW 3 Hause (5'), Edwards (36', 77')

 HT 0-2

Wolves maintained the momentum from their FA Cup heroics at Liverpool with an eventful win at 10-man Barnsley. Kortney Hause put the visitors ahead from close range after a flick-on by Dave Edwards, who then headed a second from Connor Ronan's free-kick. Alex Mowatt was sent off on his debut for Barnsley, with Tykes manager Paul Heckingbottom then sent to the stands. Edwards smashed in his second, before Marc Roberts scored a late consolation after Adam Hammill's shot was parried. Barnsley created several chances to level after falling behind, with stand-in goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne making a fine reaction save to deny Mowatt when put clean through by Marley Watkins. But it soon turned sour for Mowatt, who signed from Leeds United on Friday, when he was shown a straight red card moments before half-time for a sliding challenge on Jack Price. Paul Lambert made six changes to the starting XI which won at Anfield, but his side could have had a third before half-time had referee Chris Kavanagh not overturned his own p nalty decision when Adam Hammill and Bright Enobakhare tussled in the box. Barnsley's defence, who have conceded more goals than any other team outside the bottom seven, struggled to cope with set-pieces, particularly from Ronan, who also hit the post. Heckingbottom had to watch most of a ragged second-half from the Oakwell stands after a tussle in the Wolves dug-out. The defeat, only Barnsley's second in eight league matches, dropped them a place to eighth, while Wolves moved up to 16th.


Barnsley

1Davies 29Jones 4Roberts 5MacDonaldBooked at 35mins 16Evans 40KentSubstituted forJamesat 45'minutes 27MowattBooked at 42mins 6Scowen 7Hammill 28R WilliamsSubstituted forArmstrongat 76'minutes 15WatkinsSubstituted forBradshawat 76'minutes Substitutes 10Moncur 13Townsend 18Jackson 20Bradshaw 31Wardle 32Armstrong 36James

Wolves

31Burgoyne 16CoadyBooked at 18minsSubstituted forSavilleat 85'minutes  6BatthBooked at 28mins 30Hause 2Doherty 4EdwardsBooked at 65mins 19Price 10Mason 26EnobakhareSubstituted forEvansat 90'minutes 43RonanSubstituted forWeimannat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins 22BödvarssonSubstitutes 5Stearman 8Saville 9Dicko 14Evans 17Costa 21Lonergan 63Weimann

Referee: Chris Kavanagh Attendance: 11,880 808 WW


Full Time

    Barnsley  Wolves

Possession  48% 52%

Shots 14 12

Shots on Target 6 6

Corners 4 4

Fouls 9 19


90'+7' Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

 90'+5' Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick. 90'+4' Foul by Lee Evans  (WW). 90'+4' Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+3' Andreas Weimann  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Booking  90'+3' Andreas Weimann  (WW) is shown the yellow card.  90'+2' Foul by George Saville  (WW). 90'+2' Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+2' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 90'+1' Delay in match Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) because of an injury. 90' Sub,  (WW) Lee Evans replaces Bright Enobakhare. 87' Foul by Bright Enobakhare  (WW). 87' Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 85' Sub,  (WW) George Saville replaces Conor Coady. 82' Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 82' Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 81' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason  (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady. Goal! 80' Goal! Barnsley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. Marc Roberts (Barnsley) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation. 80' Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 79' Foul by Conor Coady  (WW). 79' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 78' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 78' Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley). Goal!

 77' Goal! Barnsley 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. David Edwards  (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. 77' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson  (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare.  76' Foul by Bright Enobakhare  (WW). 76' Marc Roberts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.   76' Sub, Barnsley. Adam Armstrong replaces Ryan Williams.  76' Sub, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Marley Watkins. 74' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty  (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 74' David Edwards  (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74' Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley). 72' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson  (WW). 72' Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  71' Sub,  (WW) Andreas Weimann replaces Connor Ronan. 70'

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 67' Attempt blocked. Ryan Williams (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marley Watkins.

Booking 65' David Edwards  (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 65' Foul by David Edwards  (WW). 65' Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing. 60' Corner,  (WW) Conceded by Callum Evans. 59' Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill. 59' Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew James. 58' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson  (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 58' Foul by Angus MacDonald (Barnsley). 57' Foul by David Edwards  (WW). 57' Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54' Offside,  (WW) Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Jón Dadi Bödvarsson is caught offside. 51' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 51' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson  (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Mason.  

45' Sub, Barnsley. Matthew James replaces Ryan Kent.


    Barnsley   Wolves

Possession  50%  50%

Shots  4  7

Shots on Target  3  4

Corners  2  3

Fouls  6  8



45'+4'

First Half ends, Barnsley 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

45'+2' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley). 45'+2' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 44' Bright Enobakhare (WW) has gone down, but that's a dive. 43' Attempt saved. Marc Roberts (Barnsley) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Hammill. 43' Delay over. They are ready to continue. Dismissal

42' Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) is shown the red card. 41' Delay in match Jack Price (WW) because of an injury. 41' Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley). 41' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Goal!

36' Goal! Barnsley 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor Ronan with a cross following a set piece situation. Booking 35' Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 35' Foul by Angus MacDonald (Barnsley). 35' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 33' Connor Ronan (WW) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare. 32' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley). 32' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32' Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 29' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 29' Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley). 29' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the  defensive half. Booking 28' Danny Batth (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 28' Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 28' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27' Attempt blocked. Connor Ronan (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 27' Attempt saved. Connor Ronan (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare. 26' Offside,  (WW) Harry Burgoyne tries a through ball, but Jón Dadi Bödvarsson is caught offside. 25' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley). 25' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 23' Attempt saved. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marley Watkins with a through ball. 19' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Conor Coady. Booking 18' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 18' Ryan Kent (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.  18' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 17' Corner,  (WW) Conceded by Adam Davies. 17' Attempt blocked. David Edwards (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by  Kortney Hause. 16' Corner,  (WW) Conceded by Callum Evans. 16' Attempt saved. Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Mowatt. 15' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Conor Coady. 14' Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 14' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 13' Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 13' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 11' Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 8' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 8' Foul by David Edwards (WW). Goal!

5' Goal! Barnsley 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Kortney Hause (WW) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Edwards following a corner. 5' Attempt saved. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connor Ronan with a cross. 5' Corner,  (WW) Conceded by Callum Evans. 4' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 4' Foul by Callum Evans (Barnsley). 3' Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Kick Off  First Half begins.


Barnsley will be without full-back Aidy White for the foreseeable future because of a recurring groin injury.  Midfielder Matty James will make his   debut after featuring at Rotherham on Saturday, while new signing Alex Mowatt could play for the first time.

Wolves are without winger Ivan Cavaleiro, who will miss several weeks after suffering a knee injury. Head coach Paul Lambert has no new injury worries following the FA Cup fourth-round win against Liverpool. Lambert made several changes at Anfield on Saturday, with captain Danny Batth and midfielder Jack Price among those left out.  Iceland striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson could start after impressing as a substitute in the 2-1 victory.

Match facts

The Tykes have won four of their last five   league games against Wolves (D1), winning 2-1 in the most recent game in February 2013.  Wolves have kept just one clean sheet in their last 25 league visits to Oakwell, last doing so in September 1992.  Barnsley have 44 points from 28 games this season - exactly double the total they had at this stage of their last Championship season in 2013-14 (22).  Wolves haven't won back-to-back   games in all competitions since January 2016.

28Jan FAC4 Liverpool 1 Origi (86') Wolves 2 Stearman (1'), Weimann (41')

HT 0-2

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Richard Stearman scored his first goal since April 2014 as Wolves shocked Liverpool at Anfield

Championship side Wolves held on to stun Liverpool and reach the FA Cup fifth round with a deserved victory at Anfield.  Richard Stearman put the visitors ahead after only 53 seconds, left unmarked to head in Helder Costa's free-kick.  Costa then set up Andreas Weimann to round Liverpool keeper Loris Karius and double Wolves' lead before the break. Divock Origi scored late on to set up a frantic finale but a largely subdued Liverpool failed to find an equaliser. The result is the second defeat in cup competition in four days for Jurgen Klopp's side after they lost to Southampton in the EFL Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, and a third home defeat in a week. Wolves' second straight victory over Premier League opposition in the FA Cup sees them reach the fifth round for the first time since 2008.

Groundhog Day in January Liverpool have now won just one game in eight in January, with the Reds reliving recent mistakes as they failed to break down an organised team while also showing crippling defensive frailty. Their weakness at the back was exposed inside the first minute, the hosts conceding a free-kick on right for the left-footed Costa to swing in a dangerous cross, with Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum failing to pick up Stearman, who easily headed in at the back post. The other symptom of Liverpool's January blues was also apparent as they dominated territory and possession but could not unpick a well-drilled Wolves defence, the previously free-scoring Reds having managed only six goals in those eight games. Indeed, it took until 59 minutes for the hosts to have a shot on target, substitute Philippe Coutinho drawing a straightfoward save from Wolves' 20-year-old goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne, making only his third senior appearance. Trying to find some attacking fluency, Klopp also sent on Daniel Sturridge, with the England striker showing composure to steer the ball back across the box late on for Origi to fire in, but it ultimately proved in vain. With another meek exit from a major competition, Liverpool's season now looks in danger of completely unravelling, with all hopes pinned on the Premier League as a crucial match against leaders Chelsea beckons on 31 January.


TIm Spiers - Liverpool 1 Wolves 2 - Report

Wolves produced a stunning FA Cup upset as goals from Richard Stearman and Andreas Weimann gave them a 2-1 win against Liverpool at Anfield.0

Stearman netted after just 53 seconds at a dumbfounded Anfield. Helder Costa set up that one - and he created the second just before half time as a brisk break ended with full debutant Weimann rounding keeper Loris Karius for a tap-in.  An army of 8,300 travelling fans lapped it up - and despite plenty of pressure from Liverpool in the second half Wolves dealt with it comfortably and Divock Origi's 86th minute goal proved a mere consolation. Analysis This will rank as one of the greatest FA Cup victories in Wolves' history. Magnificent. Wonderful. Famous. Wolves have won the trophy four times and produced dozens of against-the-odds wins in this famous old competition over the years, writes Tim Spiers.  But to go to Anfield and take on the fourth best team in the country, as a second-tier side, with a 20-year-old in goal and having made seven changes from their last league game....it really is right up there. To a man Wolves were heroic. They defended like hungry lions, they attacked like frisky gazelles. Harry Burgoyne had nothing but a few regulation saves to make. They saw out the closing minutes with ease. What a performance.  Helder Costa played as well as he has all season (and Wolves regular will know just how high a standard that is). He dribbled like a Portuguese Maradona, he make Liverpool's defenders look like Sunday League players, he set up two goals and engineered this most memorable of wins. But to single out anyone would be unfair. The entire back four were almost faultless, the midfield stuck to the game plan to a tee, the attackers defended like defenders...and broke with gusto and no little intelligence. Lambert has engineered two stupendous away wins over Premier League opposition. He deserves all the credit that's coming to him. Klopp suggested before the game he would select a strong XI but there were few stellar names in his XI, with Firmino, Divock Origi and Georgino Wijnaldum joined by a number of youngsters. Lambert also rang the changes, as he did at Stoke in the third round. In came Weimann for his full debut, Lee Evans, George Saville and Kortney Hause, while Harry Burgoyne got the nod ahead of Andy Lonergan. The 20-year-old will have been nervous before kick off...but in the first he had next to nothing to do as Wolves took charge of the game. They went in front after just 53 seconds through Stearman's header and almost doubled it on 10 minutes after astonishing run from Costa, reminiscent of George Ndah's wondergoal at Preston in 2003. Liverpool, as expected, began to pile on the pressure, enjoying 79 per cent of possession in the first half. But aside from a few last-ditch tackles and interceptions - and that man Stearman produced plenty - Wolves were fairly comfortable. They carried a constant threat on the counter attack with Costa looking worth every penny of the reported £13million Wolves may have to pay if they want his services on a permanent basis. Liverpool, though, looked fragile at the back and the pensive home fans only added to the nervous atmosphere. It was still a case of getting to half time a goal up...but Wolves went one better than that, doubling their lead with Costa inevitably involved again, keeping his cool to play in Weimann who also showed composure to round the keeper. Klopp's response was to introduce Coutinho at half time and he sparked an improvement from the Reds. With the home fans upping the noise level, Wolves came under heavy pressure at the start of the half and defended deeper and deeper. Burgoyne's first save of the game came on the hour mark. That was regulation enough, but seconds later Wolves' first lapse of concentration saw Moreno get in behind Coady, but Burgoyne did enough to put the left-back off. The rest of the half was relatively comfortable. Burgoyne saved a few regulation shots, there were blocks and interceptions all over the place as an organised team stood its ground . Then with four minutes to go the resistance was finally broken via Origi. The final four, plus four added on, were incredibly tense. Bodvarsson almost broke the tension in the best way possible with a herculean run all on his own in the Liverpool half, but his shot was blocked on the line.

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Liverpool

1Karius 56RandallSubstituted forCoutinhoat 45'minutes 12Gomez 17Klavan 18Moreno 53EjariaSubstituted forCanat 74'minutes 21Lucas 5WijnaldumBooked at 51mins 58Woodburn 27Origi 11FirminoSubstituted forSturridgeat 65'minutes Substitutes 7Milner 10Coutinho 15Sturridge 22Mignolet 23Can 35Stewart 59Wilson

Wolves

31Burgoyne 16Coady 5StearmanBooked at 29mins 30HauseBooked at 48mins 2Doherty 14EvansBooked at 89mins 8Saville 17CostaSubstituted forRonanat 67'minutes 4Edwards

63WeimannSubstituted forMasonat 77'minutes 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 71'minutes Substitutes 6Batth 10Mason 21Lonergan 22Bödvarsson 26Enobakhare 43Ronan  55Gibbs-White


Referee: Craig Pawson Attendance: 52,469 (8,300 Wolves)

Full Time

  Liverpool Wolves

Possession 80% 20%

Shots 17 7

Shots on Target 5 3

Corners 7 3

Fouls 6 13

90'+5' Second Half ends, Liverpool 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

90'+4' Foul by Divock Origi (L).  90'+4' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  90'+4' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Ragnar Klavan. 90'+3' Foul by Divock Origi (L).

90'+3' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  90'+2' Alberto Moreno (L) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+2' Foul by David Edwards (WW). Booking 89' Lee Evans (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 89' Alberto Moreno (L) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 89' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). 89' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason. 88' Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (L) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alberto Moreno. 87' Attempt saved. Divock Origi (L) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joseph Gomez. 87' Attempt missed. Ragnar Klavan (L) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.  87' Corner, (L). Conceded by Matt Doherty. Goal! 86' Goal! Liverpool 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Divock Origi (L) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge with a headed pass following a corner. 85' Corner, (L). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 84' Attempt missed. Joseph Gomez (L) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho. 83' Attempt saved. Divock Origi (L) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum. 81' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kortney Hause with a headed pass. 80' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Joseph Gomez. 80' Alberto Moreno (L) wins a free kick on the left wing. 80' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 77' Corner, (L). Conceded by Matt Doherty.  77' Sub, (WW). Joe Mason replaces Andreas Weimann. 76' Attempt missed. Philippe Coutinho (L) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alberto Moreno. 75' Attempt saved. Daniel Sturridge (L) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum. 74' Sub, (L). Emre Can replaces Ovie Ejaria. 71' Sub, (WW). Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Nouha Dicko. 67' Sub, (WW). Connor Ronan replaces Hélder Costa. 66' Offside, (L). Ovie Ejaria tries a through ball, but Divock Origi is caught offside. 65' Corner, (L). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 65' Sub, (L). Daniel Sturridge replaces Roberto Firmino. 64' Georginio Wijnaldum (L) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 64' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). 60' Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (L) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Firmino. 57' Attempt blocked. Divock Origi (L) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho. 57' Attempt blocked. Ovie Ejaria (L) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Divock Origi. 55' Attempt blocked. Roberto Firmino (L) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alberto Moreno. Booking 51' Georginio Wijnaldum (L) is shown the yellow card. 51' Foul by Georginio Wijnaldum (L). 51' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 50' Attempt blocked. Ovie Ejaria (L) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum. 48' Attempt blocked. Roberto Firmino (L) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Woodburn with a cross.

Booking 48' Kortney Hause (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 48' Divock Origi (L) wins a free kick on the right wing. 48' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 47' Joseph Gomez (L) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 47' Foul by Andreas Weimann (WW). 46' Offside, (WW). George Saville tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. Second Half

Second Half begins Liverpool 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. 45' Sub, (L). Philippe Coutinho replaces Connor Randall.

HT

 Liverpool Wolves

Possession  78% 22%

Shots 4 5

Shots on Target 0 2

Corners 3 2

Fouls 4 7

Half Time

45'+3'

First Half ends, Liverpool 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

45' Corner, (L). Conceded by George Saville. 45' Attempt blocked. Roberto Firmino (L) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 41'

Goal! Liverpool 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Andreas Weimann (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a through ball following a fast break. 0' Divock Origi (L) wins a free kick on the left wing.  40' Foul by Lee Evans (WW).  37' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Joseph Gomez. 36' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Ragnar Klavan. 35' Divock Origi (L) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 35' Foul by George Saville (WW). 33' Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Andreas Weimann is caught offside. 32' Attempt missed. Roberto Firmino (L) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ovie Ejaria. 31' Ovie Ejaria (L) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 31' Foul by George Saville (WW). 30' Foul by Joseph Gomez (L). 30' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  Booking 29' Richard Stearman (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 29' Georginio Wijnaldum (L) wins a free kick in the  attacking half. 29' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 26' Attempt missed. Lee Evans (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 24' Foul by Roberto Firmino (L). 24' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22' Delay over. They are ready to continue.21' Delay in match George Saville (WW) because of an injury. 21' Ovie Ejaria (L) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21' Foul by George Saville  (WW). 20' Attempt missed. Lucas Leiva (L) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 19' Corner, (L). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 17' Ovie Ejaria (L) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 17' Foul by Lee Evans (WW). 10' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kortney Hause following a fast break. 10' Corner, (L). Conceded by Kortney Hause. 9' Attempt blocked. Ovie Ejaria (L) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alberto Moreno. 7' Ovie Ejaria (L) wins a free kick on the left wing. 7' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 5' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 4' Foul by Connor Randall (L). 4' Andreas Weimann (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 3' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 2' Delay in match (L). Goal!

1' Goal! Liverpool 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Richard Stearman (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a set piece situation. 1' Foul by Alberto Moreno (L). 1' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Kick Off


First Half begins.

 NEWS


Liverpool are set to be without Adam Lallana for their FA Cup fourth-round tie with Championship side Wolves.  The forward needed stitches in a cut suffered against Southampton in midweek and is unlikely to be risked but full-back Nathaniel Clyne is fit.  Jurgen Klopp will make changes but name a stronger side than against Plymouth.

Wolves will be without goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who is banned after being sent off against Norwich, so youngster Harry Burgoyne is expected to start.

The Championship side have sold out their allocation of 8,300 tickets at Anfield.


Paul Lambert and Jurgen Klopp

Paul Lambert was the first Scottish player to win the European Cup with a non-British   Wolves head coach Paul Lambert won the Champions League as a player with Klopp's former side Borussia Dortmund - and the Liverpool boss says the two men know each other well. "He's absolutely a Dortmund legend," said Klopp. "He was always welcome at Dortmund. "When he had no job he came and watched training. We spoke a little bit. We know each other well. "He's a very nice guy and I'm really happy that we can meet. But, even though he's very nice, I would like to send him  with empty hands."


Klopp backs Sturridge to return to his best

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

This will be the first time Liverpool and Wolves have met in the FA Cup since February 1952, also at the fourth round stage, on the day Anfield's all-time record attendance of 61,905 was set. Wolves have scored just seven goals in their past 13 games in all competitions against Liverpool, and never more than once in a match.

The Reds have lost just one of their seven most recent meetings with Wolves in all competitions (W5 D1).  

Liverpool's past two losses at Anfield in the FA Cup have been to second-tier s (Barnsley in 2008 and Reading 2010).

Wolves  have only progressed from one of their past eight fourth-round ties in the FA Cup, beating Watford 4-1 in 2007-08. Wolves' 2-0 win over Stoke in the last round was their first  FA Cup win since January 2010 when they beat Tranmere, which was also the last time they won back to back  games in the competition.


27 Norwich 3 Naismith (13'), Brady (75' pen), Howson (90'+1) Wolves Costa (57' pen), Ikeme (Dismissed at  72')


Norwich City eased the pressure on manager Alex Neil with victory over 10-man Wolves at Carrow Road.  City went ahead when Jonny Howson's shot struck the bar and Steven Naismith steered in the rebound. Helder Costa equalised from the penalty spot for Wolves after Ivo Pinto had pushed over Matt Doherty. Robbie Brady's spot-kick restored Norwich's lead after Carl Ikeme was sent off for bringing down Wes Hoolahan before Howson volleyed a late third. Wolves manager Paul Lambert had enjoyed wins in all three of his previous returns to Carrow Road since leaving in June 2012, but the outcome turned on Ikeme's disputed red card, with the visitors claiming Hoolahan had dived. Norwich, who went into the game with nine defeats in 14 matches, created a number of chances, with Ikeme clawing  Howson's first-half shot and Cameron Jerome hitting the post. The result extended Wolves' poor recent record against Norwich, having beaten the Canaries just once in their last nine league meetings.  Norwich's ninth  win of the season lifted them to 10th, five points outside the play-off places, while Wanderers dropped to 18th.


Norwich City manager Alex Neil: "It was a performance with a real edge to it, a Championship edge. It reminded me of some of the performances we put in a couple of years ago when we got promoted.  The lads rolled their sleeves up and got stuck in, making tackles and winning second balls. The centre halves were winning their headers, the lads up front were making a real nuisance of themselves and that is what you want to see from your team. To be honest I think we have being playing pretty well of late and this was a continuation of that. We lost at Rotherham last week, but I believe we would have won that one too if we had kept 11 men on the pitch.

Wolves manager Paul Lambert: "The first 20 minutes we were slow and didn't do what we normally do but after the break we got better, got the penalty and looked more like ourselves. At 1-1 that game could have gone anywhere. We've been unfortunate we've lost our goalkeeper and the penalty.  There are some good points today, some bad points. You're beaten and disappointed, but I can't fault the effort."

Norwich

1Ruddy 25Pinto 5Martin 15Klose 12Brady 27Tettey 8Howson 22MurphySubstituted forMurphyat 81'minutes 14HoolahanBooked at 73minsSubstituted forPritchardat 81'minutes 7Naismith 10JeromeSubstituted forLaffertyat 87'minutes Substitutes 6Bassong 19Lafferty 21Pritchard 24Bennett 31Murphy 33McGovern 35Godfrey

Wolves

1IkemeBooked at 72mins 18Iorfa 6Batth 5Stearman 2DohertyBooked at 74mins 4EdwardsBooked at 70mins 19Price 17Costa 10MasonSubstituted forEnobakhareat 58'minutes

50CavaleiroSubstituted forWeimannat 45'minutes 22BödvarssonSubstituted forDickoat 66'minutes Substitutes 8Saville 9Dicko 14Evans 16Coady 26Enobakhare 31Burgoyne 63Weimann

Referee:

David Coote Attendance: 26,303


 Norwich   Wolves

Possession 54% 46%

Shots 16 11

Shots on Target 5 2

Corners 3 4

Fouls 8 14

Full Time

90'+5' Second Half ends, Norwich City 3, WW. 1.

90'+4' Offside, WW.. Jack Price tries a through ball, but David Edwards is caught offside.  90'+3' Foul by Ivo Pinto (Norwich). 90'+3' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. Goal! 90'+1' Goal! Norwich City 3, WW. 1. Jonny Howson (Norwich) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner. 90' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Richard Stearman. 89' Kyle Lafferty (Norwich) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW).  87' Sub, Norwich City. Kyle Lafferty replaces Cameron Jerome. 86' Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Norwich) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Steven Naismith. 85' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Richard Stearman. 84' Foul by Russell Martin (Norwich). 84' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Offside, Norwich City. Timm Klose tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside. 82' Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (Norwich) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Russell Martin with a headed pass.  81' Sub, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Jacob Murphy.  81' Sub, Norwich City. Alex Pritchard replaces Wes Hoolahan. 80' Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Norwich) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross. 80' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 80' Steven Naismith (Norwich) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78' Corner, WW.. Conceded by Timm Klose. 76' Foul by Andreas Weimann (WW). 76' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) wins a free kick on the right wing. Goal! 75' Goal! Norwich City 2, WW. 1. Robbie Brady (Norwich) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner. Booking 74' Matt Doherty (WW) is shown the yellow card. Booking 73' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal  72' Carl Ikeme (WW) is shown the red card. 71' Penalty conceded by Carl Ikeme (WW) after a foul in the penalty area. 71' Penalty Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan draws a foul in the penalty area. 71' Attempt blocked. Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Murphy with a headed pass. Booking 70' David Edwards (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.  70' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 70' Jacob Murphy (Norwich) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  68' Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann. 67' Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by David Edwards following a fast break. 66' Sub, WW.. Nouha Dicko replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 65' Attempt saved. David Edwards (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 65' Corner, WW.. Conceded by Ivo Pinto. 63' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 63' Foul by Steven Naismith (Norwich). 62' Attempt saved. Robbie Brady (Norwich) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan. 61' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 61' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 59' Corner, WW.. Conceded by Russell Martin. 59' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann. 59' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 59' Alexander Tettey (Norwich) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 58' Sub, WW.. Bright Enobakhare replaces Joe Mason. Goal!

57' Goal! Norwich City 1, WW. 1. Hélder Costa (WW) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner. 56' Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty draws a foul in the penalty area. 56' Penalty conceded by Ivo Pinto (Norwich) after a foul in the penalty area. 54' Cameron Jerome (Norwich) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. 53' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 53' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 48' Attempt blocked. Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonny Howson. 46' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 46' Jacob Murphy (Norwich) wins a free kick on the left wing. Second Half

Second Half begins Norwich City 1, WW. 0.  45' Sub, WW.. Andreas Weimann replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

HT

 Norwich Wolves

Possession 51 49%

Shots   7 6

Shots on Target 2 0

Corners   1 1

Fouls   4 5

45'+3' First Half ends, Norwich City 1, WW. 0

45' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 42' Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Norwich) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 41' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Edwards with a headed pass. 38' Corner, WW.. Conceded by Russell Martin. 37' Attempt blocked. Steven Naismith (Norwich) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross. 37' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 35' Jacob Murphy (Norwich) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 35' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 34' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 32' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 31' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 30' Delay in match Robbie Brady (Norwich) because of an injury. 29' Robbie Brady (Norwich) wins a free kick on the left wing. 29' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 27' Attempt saved. Jonny Howson (Norwich) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cameron Jerome. 25' Offside, WW.. Hélder Costa tries a through ball, but Matt Doherty is caught offside. 25' Foul by Timm Klose (Norwich). 25' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 23'

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 23' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 22' Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Norwich) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jacob Murphy. 22' Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Norwich) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan. 18' Foul by Jacob Murphy (Norwich). 18' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16' Attempt blocked. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa.15' Foul by Russell Martin (Norwich).15'Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 14' Cameron Jerome (Norwich) wins a free kick on the left wing. 14' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton  Wanderers). 13' Goal! Norwich City 1, WW. 0. Steven Naismith (Norwich) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. 12' Jonny Howson (Norwich) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan. 10' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 5' Foul by Jacob Murphy (Norwich). 5' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2' Robbie Brady (Norwich) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). Kick Off

First Half begins.


Norwich are without suspended striker Nelson Oliveira, so Cameron Jerome may return to the starting line-up.  Jonny Howson is likely to feature after recovering from a calf problem, but ex-Wolves winger Matt Jarvis remains unavailable with a hamstring injury.  Wolves have Andreas Weimann available to make his debut after his loan move from Derby, which reunited him with his old Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert.  Midfielder Romain Saiss is  on African Nations Cup duty with Morocco.


Match facts


Former Norwich boss Lambert has made three returns to Carrow Road since leaving for Aston Villa in June 2012 - all ending in victory. Villa won there all three times under Lambert, Weimann scoring twice in the first of them, a 4-1 League Cup victory in December 2012.   The Canaries have won their last three league games against Wolves at Carrow Road, notching nine goals in the process.  Wolves' only win in their last eight league games against Norwich came on the opening day of the 2014-15 season, when Dave Edwards netted the solitary goal.  Norwich's defeat at bottom-of-the-table Rotherham last weekend was their ninth in 14 Championship matches.  Wolves are looking to achieve three consecutive  league clean sheets for the first time since January 2015.  Only Brighton, Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday have won more  Championship games (9) than the Canaries this season.




26 Wolves 1 (Mason 15’) Aston Villa 0  Live on Sky


Joe Mason's early goal gave Wolves the three points as they beat Villa 1-0 in a tight West Midlands derby.

Mason netted in the 15th minute as Paul Lambert engineered a victory against the club that sacked him in 2015.  Villa created few chances and suffered back-to-back league defeats for the first time this season.  It was Wolves' first clean sheet at Molineux since August as they moved to within three points of Steve Bruce's side in the table.

Analysis

Graham Taylor oversaw a few classics during his brief time at Molineux, plus plenty more at Villa, write Tim Spiers and Matt Maher at Molineux.  On the day the two teams paid an emotional tribute to the manager who served both clubs with distinction, this was no classic, but it was an occasion befitting of the great man, played out in front of a fervent atmosphere.  Ironically Wolves enjoyed more dominance, or at least created far more chances, in the reverse fixture at Villa Park which finished one-apiece. But they were still good value for the three points, given to them by Joe Mason's early strike. Astonishingly it was the first goal scored by a Wolves striker since August 20.  Wolves were more potent in the first half and faded after the break with many tired legs sluggishly seeing them through. It wasn't pretty. But the three points were all that mattered and the wild celebrations at full time reflected what it meant to the home supporters and, of course, to Paul Lambert on  the day he faced his former club for the first time. For Villa, this was another hugely underwhelming away performance and the need for boss Steve Bruce to find some January reinforcements is becoming more and more glaring by the match.  Villa failed to register a shot on goal and have now netted just seven goals in 14 away league games this season.

Meanwhile, the one player Bruce has added this month, goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, was at fault for Mason's opener, weakly palming Dicko's cross into the path of the striker.


This was also another game in which Bruce's team missed the impact of Jonathan Kodjia in the final third. Without its talisman, his team looked desperately short on ideas with Ross McCormack and Gabriel Agbonlahor again failing to convince they can be effective replacements. Not even the second half introductions of Jack Grealish and Andre Green could provide the necessary bite in the final third.  Kodjia, who is away at the Africa Cup of Nations, may not return until early next month and there is a real danger that by then Villa's hopes of reaching the play-offs could be all but gone. This defeat left them ten points adrift of the top six and on this evidence it is difficult to make the case for them making up the ground over the remaining 20 games. For the second week running Lambert sprang a couple of surprises in his team selection, although this time it was more around who wasn't playing rather than who was, with FA Cup heroes Mike Williamson and Lee Evans left out of the squad. There were seven changes from the team that beat Stoke as Lambert reverted to the same back four that had kept a clean sheet at Sheffield Wednesday in the league, while Mason and Nouha Dicko were chosen ahead of Bright Enobakhare and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson. As for Villa, Steve Bruce made one change to the team beaten 2-0 at Tottenham in the FA Cup last Sunday, with Ross McCormack replacing Jack Grealish in the starting XI.


But Villa suffered a blow before the game began when Nathan Baker was injured in the warm-up. Tommy Elphick came in and Villa were reduced to six subs.  After a stirring and thunderous minute's applause for Taylor, the game kicked off in a rambunctious Molineux atmosphere. It was Wolves who started the better of the two sides with Dicko and Mason seeing shots blocked before Dave Edwards sent an acrobatic kick over the bar. Wolves were full of confidence going forward...Villa, perhaps rocked by Baker's absence, didn't look comfortable in defence. And so it was that Lambert's team took a 15th-minute lead when Costa fed Dicko whose low cross was palmed by keeper Sam Johnstone into Mason's path. He couldn't miss from eight yards and finally ended Wolves' striker drought as a result with his fourth of the season.   

Wolves were playing with swagger - but on 25 minutes Villa should have levelled with their first attempt on goal.  Jordan Amavi's electrifying burst down the left was finished with an even better cross, yet Ross McCormack somehow headed over from six yards.  After their poor start Villa were improving, but they were indebted to James Chester for a goalline clearance after Mason rounded Johnstone following Elphick's failure to deal with a cross. It was a deserved half time lead for Wolves, with Edwards, Danny Batth and Mason the standouts through the spine of the team.

Villa, though, were generally laboured in possession and looked devoid of attacking inspiration, particularly from McCormack and Gabby Agbonlahor.  The pattern of play continued at the start of the second half. Wolves should have doubled their lead when Costa broke brilliantly at pace and played through the back line for Dicko, but not for the first time he went for goal when a return pass looked the better option, and the goal-shy frontman's shot was too close to Johnstone. Wolves, for whom Edwards had to briefly leave the field for three stitches to a head wound, looked the more likely scorers but lacked a clinical touch or pass. The teams traded subs - Jack Grealish came on to a chorus of boos owing to his stamp on Conor Coady in the reverse fixture, while Wolves' Bright Enobakhare replaced the ineffective Ivan Cavaleiro. With 20 minutes of the second half gone Villa had yet to muster an attack of note, with a couple of ambitious penalty appeals all they had to show for themselves. In fact the second half was becoming a bit of a non-event, with precious little goalmouth action to keep the big crowd entertained. Wolves looked more and more fatigued as the game wore on but Villa created next to nothing.  Substitute Bright Enobakhare went close for Wolves late on but neither goalkeeper was kept busy as Wolves saw out the win.


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Wolves

1Ikeme 16Coady 6Batth 5Stearman 2Doherty 4EdwardsSubstituted forSavilleat 74'minutes 19Price 17Costa 10Mason 50CavaleiroSubstituted forEnobakhareat 64'minutes 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 77'minutes Substitutes 8Saville 18Iorfa 22Bödvarsson 26Enobakhare 30Hause 31Burgoyne 55Gibbs-White

Aston Villa

34Johnstone 21Hutton 6Elphick 12Chester 23Amavi 37AdomahSubstituted forGreenat 67'minutes 25JedinakSubstituted forDavisat 90+1'minutes 8TshibolaSubstituted forGrealishat 60'minutes 7BacunaBooked at 43mins 44McCormack 11Agbonlahor Substitutes 15Westwood 19Green 22Gardner 31Bunn 39Davis 40Grealish

Referee: Tony Harrington  Attendance: 27,255

    Wolves   Aston Villa

Possession  44%  56%

Shots  12 6

Shots on Target  3  0

Corners  5 3

Fouls  19  9

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Aston Villa 0.  Full Time

90'+5' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Aston Villa 0. 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (AV) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 90'+3' James Chester (AV) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+3' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW).  90'+1'  Sub, (AV). Keinan Davis replaces Mile Jedinak. 90' Hand ball by Ross McCormack (AV). 89' Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 85' Gabriel Agbonlahor (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 85' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 84' Gabriel Agbonlahor (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. 84' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 82' Jack Grealish (AV) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 82' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 79' Attempt saved. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare. 78' Offside, (AV). Ross McCormack tries a through ball, but Andre Green is caught offside. 77'  Sub, (WW). Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Nouha Dicko. 76' Foul by Mile Jedinak (AV). 76' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74'  Sub, (WW). George Saville replaces David Edwards. 73' Offside, (AV). Sam Johnstone tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.  73' Corner, (AV). Conceded by Richard Stearman. 72' Attempt blocked. Mile Jedinak (AV) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Agbonlahor. 71' Andre Green (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 70' Jordan Amavi (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 69' Alan Hutton (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 68' Corner, (AV). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 67'  Sub, (AV). Andre Green replaces Albert Adomah. 65' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Jack Grealish. 64' Gabriel Agbonlahor (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. 64' Foul by Conor Coady (WW).  64'  Sub, (WW). Bright Enobakhare replaces Ivan Cavaleiro. 63' Offside, (WW). Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 62' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 61' Delay in match Nouha Dicko (WW) because of an injury. 61' Foul by Alan Hutton (AV). 61' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  60'  Sub, (AV). Jack Grealish replaces Aaron Tshibola. 58' Ross McCormack (AV) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 58' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 57' Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 56' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 56' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Sam Johnstone. 56' Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a through ball. 52' Offside, (WW). Joe Mason tries a through ball, but Hélder Costa is caught offside. 49' Mile Jedinak (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 49' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 48' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 47' Delay in match David Edwards (WW) because of an injury.  47' Attempt blocked. Mile Jedinak (AV) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Aston Villa 0.

HT               Wolves   Aston Villa

Possession  48%  52%

Shots  8 2

Shots on Target  1  0

Corners  3  1

Fouls  10  6


Half Time 45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Aston Villa 0.

45'+1' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross.  45' Aaron Tshibola (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 44' Hand ball by Aaron Tshibola (AV). Booking 43' Leandro Bacuna (AV) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.  43' Foul by Leandro Bacuna (AV). 43' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a corner. 41' Corner, (WW). Conceded by James Chester. 40' Corner, (WW). Conceded by James Chester. 39' Offside, (AV). Jordan Amavi tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside. 38' Ross McCormack (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. 38' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 35' Foul by Albert Adomah (AV). 35' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Ross McCormack (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 29' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 29' Alan Hutton (AV) wins a free kick on the right wing. 27' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (AV) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jordan Amavi with a cross. 25' Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 25' Hand ball by Gabriel Agbonlahor (AV). 23' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 23' Alan Hutton (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 21' Alan Hutton (AV) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 20' Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 18' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 18' Albert Adomah (AV) wins a free kick on the right wing.  Goal!

15' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Aston Villa 0. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

13' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 13' Foul by Albert Adomah (AV). 11' Attempt missed. Alan Hutton (AV) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 10' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 10' Ross McCormack (AV) wins a free kick on the left wing. 9' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Mason with a cross following a corner. 8' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 8' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 8' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Albert Adomah. 8' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 6' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6' Foul by Albert Adomah (AV). 5' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 5' Leandro Bacuna (AV) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4' Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason. 2' Corner, (AV). Conceded by Conor Coady. Kick Off

First Half begins.


Wolves boss Paul Lambert faces his old club Aston Villa for the first time since leaving in February 2015 on a day when the memory of Graham Taylor, who managed both clubs, will be honoured.

Lambert has striker Ivan Cavaleiro in contention to return after missing last Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup third round win at Stoke with a knee injury.  Villa are without African Nations Cup duo Jordan Ayew and Jonathan Kodjia.  Boss Steve Bruce may give a league debut to on-loan keeper Sam Johnstone.  After arriving from Manchester United, he played in the 2-0 FA Cup third-round defeat at Tottenham and looks likely to again edge out Mark Bunn, while Pierluigi Gollini has been allowed out on loan to Serie A side Atalanta. Villa central defender Nathan Baker is fit after shrugging off the back injury he struggled with at White Hart Lane last Sunday.

The death of former Lincoln City, Watford, Villa, Wolves and England manager Taylor will be marked by a minute's applause prior to kick-off and a floral tribute, led by three of his former Villa players, Tony Daley, who he later signed for Wolves, and former Wales internationals Rob Edwards and Mark Delaney. Daley and Edwards are part of Wolves' current backroom  , while Delaney is now Villa's under-23 coach.  Graham Taylor was twice Villa manager, from May 1987 to July 1990, then again from February 2002 to May 2003, either side of his 18 months at Molineux, from March 1994 to November 1995.


Match facts

This is the first time that Wolves (17th) and Villa (12th) have met at Molineux in the second tier of English football.  Villa have not lost in their last 11 visits to Molineux since May 1978.

Only three of Wolves' goals this season have come from Englishmen, fewer than any other Championship side.  Despite collecting the most bookings in the Championship this season, Villa are yet to receive a single red card.  Wolves defender Danny Batth has made 246 headed clearances in the Championship this season - 61 more than any other player


FAC3 Sat 7th Jan Stoke City 0  Wolves 2 Costa (29'), Doherty (80')

FT (HT 0-1)

Championship side Wolves upset Premier League opponents Stoke City to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.  Helder Costa's low first-half shot and Matt Doherty's stunning free-kick gave Wolves their first win in the competition for almost six years.  Peter Crouch volleyed over from six yards and visiting goalkeeper Carl Ikeme made four excellent saves before Doherty's set-piece sealed victory.

It is the first time since 2008-09 that Stoke have gone out in round three. Manager Mark Hughes had named a strong starting line-up, with Xherdan Shaqiri and Bojan Krkic among those brought into the side that beat Watford in the Premier League on Tuesday. But the Potters were below par for long periods and did not show their quality until the latter stages, as they were beaten by a team 25 positions below them in the league pyramid. A long time coming for Wolves Wolves had suffered two relegations, won one promotion and had seven different full-time managers since their previous win in an FA Cup tie - a 5-0 third-round replay win over Doncaster in January 2011.  Two head coaches, Kenny Jackett and Walter Zenga, have departed during another eventful season at Molineux, but Wolves' win at Stoke was more evidence of their ongoing recovery under boss Paul Lambert.  

A much-changed Wolves team caused their top-flight opponents problems from the outset in attack. Jon Dadi Bodvarsson had already sent two efforts wide before Costa, who is on a season-long loan from Benfica, found the net for the eighth time this season with a strike which beat Lee Grant at his near post.  At the other end, a defence including fit-again Mike Williamson for the first time since November 2015 was rarely threatened by Stoke until the final 30 minutes, when Ikeme came to the fore.  Named as captain with Danny Batth and Dave Edwards on the bench, Nigeria international Ikeme kept out efforts from Marko Arnautovic, Ibrahim Afellay, Crouch and Joe Allen to preserve his clean sheet.

Off-colour Stoke struggle  Stoke were one of a host of Premier League clubs viewing the competition as their best chance of silverware this season, but any hopes of repeating their run to the final in 2011 were dashed. Spanish forward Bojan, linked with a move away during the January transfer window, did little to push his claims for regular first-team football during a quiet first period.  Unimpressed by Stoke's first-half showing, Hughes introduced Allen and Charlie Adam in place of Bojan and Giannelli Imbula at the interval and those changes had the desired effect.  The Potters were dominant for a 20-minute spell but Wolves held firm and secured a cup upset with full-back Doherty's fourth goal of the campaign (pic WW)

Stoke

33Grant 8Johnson 17Shawcross 15Martins IndiBooked at 79mins 3Pieters 14Afellay 21ImbulaSubstituted forAdamat 45'minutes 22ShaqiriBooked at 23minsSubstituted forNgoyat 72'minutes 27KrkicSubstituted forAllenat 45'minutes 10Arnautovic 25Crouch Substitutes 2Bardsley 4Allen 5Muniesa 6Whelan 16Adam 24Given 45Ngoy

Wolves

1Ikeme 18IorfaSubstituted forDickoat 77'minutes 30Hause 60Williamson 2Doherty 8Saville 14Evans 17CostaBooked at 7mins 26EnobakhareSubstituted forEdwardsat 71'minutes 10MasonSubstituted forGibbs-White at 62'minutes 22Bödvarsson Substitutes 4Edwards 6Batth 9Dicko 16Coady 19Price 31Burgoyne 55Gibbs-White

Referee: Mike Jones Attendance: 21,479


                     Stoke   Wolves

Possession  55%  45%

Shots                16    9

Shots on Target  8   4

Corners                8   4

Fouls                 13  13


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

90'+4' Peter Crouch (Stoke) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+4' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW).  90'+2' Foul by Julien Ngoy (Stoke). 90'+2' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+2' Attempt saved. Peter Crouch (Stoke) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 90'+1' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. 89' Attempt blocked. Charlie Adam (Stoke) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 87' Foul by Joe Allen (Stoke). 87' Lee Evans (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 85' Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 85' Attempt blocked. Charlie Adam (Stoke) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 84' Corner, (Stoke) Conceded by Matt Doherty. 82' Attempt missed. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a set piece situation. 81' Erik Pieters (Stoke) wins a free kick on the left wing. 81' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). Goal! 80'

Goal! Stoke City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Matt Doherty (WW) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Booking 79' Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 79' Foul by Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke). 79' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 78' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 77' Sub, (WW) Nouha Dicko replaces Dominic Iorfa because of an injury. 77' Delay in match Dominic Iorfa (WW) because of an injury. 76' Corner, (Stoke) Conceded by Hélder Costa. 76' Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 75' Corner, (Stoke) Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 75' Attempt saved. Joe Allen (Stoke) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. 74' Corner, (Stoke) Conceded by Matt Doherty. 74' Corner, (Stoke) Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 73' Attempt saved. Joe Allen (Stoke) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.  72' Sub, (Stoke) Julien Ngoy replaces Xherdan Shaqiri. 71' Sub, (WW) David Edwards replaces Bright Enobakhare. 68' Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 67' Corner, (Stoke) Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 67' Attempt saved. Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. 65' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. 64' Attempt saved. Joe Allen (Stoke) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 63' Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 63' Foul by Lee Evans (WW).  62' Sub, (WW) Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Joe Mason. 61' Attempt saved. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. 59' Attempt saved. Charlie Adam (Stoke) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 58' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. 57' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Glen Johnson.  55' Peter Crouch (Stoke) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 55' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 52' Attempt saved. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 51' Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 51' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 50' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Peter Crouch. 49' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Ryan Shawcross. 48' Attempt blocked. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 47' Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47' Foul by George Saville (WW). Second Half

Second Half begins Stoke City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 45' Sub, (Stoke) Charlie Adam replaces Giannelli Imbula. 45' Sub, (Stoke) Joe Allen replaces Bojan.

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

45'+2' Foul by Marko Arnautovic (Stoke). 45'+2' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing.  43' Peter Crouch (Stoke) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 42' Attempt missed. Peter Crouch (Stoke) left footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high. 40' Foul by Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke). 40' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 39' Attempt missed. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a  corner. 39' Corner, (Stoke) Conceded by Kortney Hause. 37' Corner, (Stoke) Conceded by Mike Williamson. 36' Foul by Peter Crouch (Stoke). 36' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34' Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) wins a free kick on the left wing. 34' Foul by George Saville (WW). 32' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 30' Delay in match Erik Pieters (Stoke) because of an injury.

Goal! 29' Goal! Stoke City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

27' Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke). 27' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Booking  23' Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 23' Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke). 23' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21' Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke). 21' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 20' Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 20' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 18' Foul by Marko Arnautovic (Stoke). 18' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the  defensive half. 16' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 15' Delay in match Peter Crouch (Stoke) because of an injury. 13' Corner, (WW) Conceded by Ryan Shawcross. 13' Attempt saved. Lee Evans (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 12' Foul by Giannelli Imbula (Stoke). 12' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 10' Hand ball by Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke). 8' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left. Booking 7' Hélder Costa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 7' Erik Pieters (Stoke) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 7' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 6' Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  6' Foul by George Saville (WW). 4' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is  close, but misses to the left. 4' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 4' Ryan Shawcross (Stoke) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 3 ' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 3' Ibrahim Afellay  (Stoke) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  1' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 1' Foul by Peter Crouch (Stoke). Kick Off

First Half begins.


  NEWS


Ibrahim Afellay could play a full 90 minutes for Stoke for the first time in more than a year but Jonathan Walters' inflamed knee will keep him out.  Marc Muniesa (knee) is fit but Wilfried Bony, Mame Diouf and Ramadan Sobhi are on Africa Cup of Nations duty.  

Wolves are expected to make changes, with Mike Williamson back from long-term injury absence.  Dominic Iorfa, Kortney Hause and fit-again Prince Oniangue are also expected to face the Potters.


MATCH FACTS


Stoke have lost seven of their nine FA Cup matches against Wolves (W1, D1), but won the most recent encounter in January 2011. Wolves have lost their past six FA Cup ties against Premier League opposition - most recently losing 1-0 to West Ham in round three last season - scoring just one goal in those six games. Since they earned promotion to the Premier League in 2008, Stoke have only failed to progress to round four of the FA Cup once, losing 2-0 to Hartlepool in January 2009; they have won their past seven third-round ties.  Wolves have won two of their past 18 visits to Stoke in all competitions (D6, L10). Jonathan Walters has scored in his past two games for Stoke in the FA Cup, including the winner against Doncaster (2-1) in the most recent of those.25 Mon 2nd Jan Sheffield Wednesday 0  Wolves  0

Sheffield Wednesday 0 Wolves 0

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Sheffield Wednesday survived a Wolves onslaught to share the spoils in a tense goalless draw at Hillsborough.  Wolves goalkeeper Cark Ikeme denied Vincent Sasso early on and also made a double save to foil Steven Fletcher and Fernando Forestieri before the break.  But Jon Dadi Bodvarsson hit the bar and Joe Mason fired his follow-up over as Wolves ended the first-half strongly.  Mason then hit the post with a shot before Matt Doherty had a strike cleared off the line by Adam Reach.  The draw left Wednesday sixth in the Championship table and in the play-off places, with Wolves - just the second team to keep Owls scoreless at home this season - remaining 18th after 25 games.

In a bright start, and Wednesday's strongest spell of the game, Ikeme did well to keep a Sasso header out from a Barry Bannan free-kick. And while Fletcher and Forestier again had the visiting keeper scrambling before the break, he was rarely troubled after that. At the other end, a penalty shout was turned away as Owls keeper Keiren Westwood appeared to bring down Matt Doherty in what was Wolves' first menacing foray forward late in the half, which ended with Bodvarsson's effort against the woodwork and Mason's miss.  The visitors continued to pressure after the break, carving out chances, but failed to take them before the Owls regained composure to see out the match.


Line-ups

Sheff Wed

1Westwood 32Hunt 15Lees 39Sasso 9Reach 10McManamanSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 53'minutes 5LeeSubstituted forWallaceat 45'minutes 23HutchinsonBooked at 60mins 41Bannan

6FletcherSubstituted forJonesat 76'minutes 45Forestieri Substitutes 2Wildsmith 3Jones 16Palmer 19Lucas João 33Wallace 36Pudil 44Nuhiu

Wolves

1Ikeme  16Coady 6Batth 5Stearman 2Doherty 4Edwards 19Price 17CostaSubstituted forCavaleiroat 61'minutes 10Mason 43RonanSubstituted forDickoat 68'minutes 22Bödvarsson Substitutes 8Saville 9Dicko 18Iorfa 26Enobakhare 30Hause 31Burgoyne 50Cavaleiro

Referee: Simon Hooper Attendance: 30,549


Match Stats


                   Sheff Wed  Wolves

Possession   49%  51%

Shots  16 12

Shots on Target 5 3

Corners 3 4

Fouls 13 9

 

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time 90'+4' Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 90'+4' Corner, WW. Conceded by Vincent Sasso. 90'+4' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a corner. 90'+3' Corner, WW. Conceded by Jack Hunt. 90'+2' Corner, SW. Conceded by Danny Batth. 86' David Edwards (WWs) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 86' Foul by Lucas João (SW). 83' Attempt blocked. Lucas João (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson.  82' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson with a cross. 81' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  81' Foul by Vincent Sasso (SW).  80' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 80' Foul by Jack Hunt (SW). 78' Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas João. 78' Attempt blocked. Ross Wallace (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 76' Sub, (SW). David Jones replaces Steven Fletcher. 75' Attempt blocked. Steven Fletcher (SW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross. 74' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74' Foul by Steven Fletcher (SW). 73' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Keiren Westwood. 73' 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 Danny Batth. 69' Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri. 68' Sub, (WW). Nouha Dicko replaces Connor Ronan because of an injury. 68' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 67' Delay in match Connor Ronan (WW) because of an injury. 65' Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right  footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Reach. 65' Attempt blocked. Barry Bannan (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas João. 64' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 64' Foul by Jack Hunt (SW). 63' Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan. 62' Attempt missed. Vincent Sasso (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner. 62' Attempt blocked. Barry Bannan (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 62' Corner, (SW). Conceded by David Edwards.  61' Sub, (WW). Ivan  Cavaleiro replaces Hélder Costa. Booking 60' Sam Hutchinson (SW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 60' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre  of the box is blocked. 59' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 59' Fernando Forestieri (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 56' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 56' Foul by Vincent Sasso (SW). 55' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 55' Fernando Forestieri (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing.  53' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 53' Foul by Lucas João (SW). 53' Sub, (SW). Lucas João replaces Callum McManaman. 50' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 50' Callum McManaman (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  49' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Vincent Sasso. 48' Attempt missed. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. 47' Joe Mason (WW) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Connor Ronan. Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45' Sub, (SW). Ross Wallace replaces Kieran Lee. Half Time 45'+4' First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45'+4' Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45'+2' Delay in match Sam Hutchinson (SW) because of an injury. 45'+1' Attempt blocked. Connor Ronan (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 45'+1' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45'+1' Foul by Kieran Lee (SW). 45' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45' Foul by Vincent Sasso (SW). 44' Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 43' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 43' Callum McManaman (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 42' Attempt missed. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from very close range is too high. 42' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by David Edwards with a headed pass. 41' Connor Ronan (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 41' Foul by Kieran Lee (SW). 40' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty following a set piece situation. 40' Connor Ronan (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 40' Foul by Jack Hunt (SW). 37' Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 37' Foul by Hélder Costa  (WW). 37' Fernando Forestieri (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 35' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Batth. 34' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 34' Sam Hutchinson (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 33' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson with a headed pass. 30' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 30' Foul by Vincent Sasso (SW). 27' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27' Foul by Kieran Lee (SW). 19' Corner, (SW). Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 19' Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (SW) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. 19' Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (SW) left footed shot from outside the box  misses to the left. Assisted by Vincent Sasso. 17' Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason. 10' Offside, (SW). Sam Hutchinson tries a through ball, but Callum McManaman is caught offside. 9' Attempt saved. Sam Hutchinson (SW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross. 8' Corner, (SW). Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 8' Attempt saved. Vincent Sasso (SW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan. 8' Steven Fletcher (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 8' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 7' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Barry Bannan. 6' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Sam Hutchinson. 2' Adam Reach (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  2' Foul by Conor Coady (WW).  1' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 1' Steven Fletcher (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Kick Off

First Half begins.


Sheffield Wednesday could give a debut to loan signing Callum McManaman following the winger's arrival until the end of the season from West Brom.  Striker Fernando Forestieri is expected to be in contention after missing the draw at Preston with a muscle strain.  

Wolves have no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Hillsborough. Forwards Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Joe Mason could start as boss Paul Lambert has suggested he is likely to freshen up the  .


MATCH FACTS


The Owls' victory in this fixture last season was their first at Hillsborough against Wolves since 1964 - the same year they last recorded back-to-back  wins over them.

Wolves have lost once to Wednesday in the Championship this season (0-2 in November) - they haven't lost twice to them in the league in a single season since 1932-33.

Sheffield Wednesday have only failed to score in one of their 11  Championship games this season, losing 2-0 to Leeds in August.

Wolves - winners in their last  league game at Nottingham Forest - haven't won back to back  Championship games since New Year's Day 2016.

A win for the Owls would mean their best run of form at Hillsborough since January 2016 (a run of four successive wins).



24 Sat 31st Wolves  1 Edwards (61')  QPR   Sylla (53'), Wszolek (87')

Dave Edwards' strike was his sixth in his last nine Wolves appearances and he finished 2016 as Wolves top scorer for the year.


Struggling Queens Park Rangers ended a run of six straight defeats as they beat Wolves at Molineux for the third time in successive seasons.  Idrissa Sylla shot the Hoops ahead from Pawel Wszolek's 53rd-minute cross. Wolves midfielder Edwards levelled when he turned   a cross from Helder Costa on 61 minutes.  But Wszolek poked a late, low left-foot winner into the bottom corner to earn manager Ian Holloway only his second win since returning to the club. While Paul Lambert's Wolves were unchanged for the third game in a row after back-to-back victories, Holloway made four changes to the QPR side that were beaten 3-0 at Brighton on Tuesday.  One of them was forced as defender Joel Lynch was drafted in for the suspended Nedum Onuoha, but he also gave striker Jamie Mackie his first start of the season following his ankle  injury.   And he altered his midfield by bringing in Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Ryan Manning for his debut and recalling Sandro for only his fifth start of the campaign. QPR's six straight defeats had included a 2-1   defeat by Wolves on 3 December - but after a goalless first half, it began to look as if Holloway's tinkering had worked when Wszolek set up Sylla to score the opener, his seventh goal of the season - and his side's first in 413 minutes of football.  Eight minutes later, Wales international Edwards levelled with the 60th goal of his career and his seventh of the season - six of which have now come in his last nine games.  But Wszolek was to have the final word on 87 minutes to lift QPR two places up the table to 19th, within two points of 16th-placed Wolves.


Wales international Dave Edwards has netted in four of Wolves' last five   games.  Wolves head coach Paul Lambert told BBC WM:

"That's as good as we've played in my time here. All it lacked was that finishing touch. But football has a funny way of knocking you when you play well. We were playing against a   fighting for their lives who were due a bit of luck. They've had a bit of a ricochet bounce their way for the winning goal and the lad has poked it in."

Wolves

1Ikeme 16Coady 6Batth 5Stearman 2Doherty 4Edwards 19PriceBooked at 32mins 17Costa 26EnobakhareSubstituted forMasonat 71'minutes 50Cavaleiro 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 83'minutes Substitutes 8Saville 10Mason 18Iorfa 22Bödvarsson 30Hause 31Burgoyne 43Ronan

QPR

1Smithies 24PerchBooked at 77mins 4Hall 6Lynch 3BidwellBooked at 66mins 30SandroSubstituted forBorysiukat 68'minutes 41ManningBooked at 65mins 15Wszolek 23N'GbakotoSubstituted forWashingtonat 78'minutes 12Mackie 40Sylla Substitutes 7Borysiuk 9Washington 13Ingram 19El Khayati 27Shodipo 38Hamalainen 39Eze

Referee: Lee Probert Attendance: 21,132

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  FT                Wolves   QPR

Possession    61%     39%

Shots          20     5

Shots on Target  6     2

Corners            5     1

Fouls            9     10

Full Time

90'+6' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 2. 90'+3' Delay over. They are ready to continue.  90'+3' Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. Goal! 87' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 2. Pawel Wszolek (QPR) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. 87' Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Idrissa Sylla. 86' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Price with a through ball. 85' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 85' Foul by Ariel Borysiuk (QPR). 83' Sub, (WW)Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Nouha Dicko. 82' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady with a headed pass. 78' Sub, (QPR)Conor Washington replaces Yeni N'Gbakoto. Booking 77' James Perch (QPR) is shown the yellow card. 75' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. 74' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 73' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 73' Foul by James Perch (QPR). 71' Sub, (WW)Joe Mason replaces Bright Enobakhare. 70' Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 68' Sub, (QPR)Ariel Borysiuk replaces Sandro. 67' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 66' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Booking 66' Jake Bidwell (QPR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 66' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 66' Foul by Jake Bidwell (QPR). Booking 65' Ryan Manning (QPR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 65' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65' Foul by Ryan Manning (QPR). 63' Offside, (WW)Jack Price tries a through ball, but Hélder Costa is caught offside. 62' Attempt blocked. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Price. Goal!

61'  Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 60' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 60' Corner, (WW)Conceded by James Perch. 58' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW).  58' Joel Lynch (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 57' Attempt missed. Yeni N'Gbakoto (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Idrissa Sylla. 54' Offside, (WW)Bright Enobakhare tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 54' Attempt blocked. Bright Enobakhare (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 53' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Queens Park Rangers 1. Idrissa Sylla (QPR) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek with a cross. 51' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  51' Foul by Sandro (QPR). 51' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 49' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Edwards.

Second Half

 

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

HT       Wolves   QPR

Possession  51%     49%

Shots     7     1

Shots on Target  1     0

Corners     4     1

Fouls     8     5


45'+2' Corner, QPR. Conceded by Jack Price.   45'+2' Foul by Jack Price (WW).   45'+2' Ryan Manning (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half.   45'+1'

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW).   45'+1' Jamie Mackie (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45' Attempt missed. Idrissa Sylla (QPR) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross. 42' Corner, (WW). Conceded by James Perch.  39' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 39' Ryan Manning (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 36' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 36' Jamie Mackie (QPR) wins a free kick on the right wing. 35' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 34' Hand ball by Idrissa Sylla (QPR). Booking 32' Jack Price (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 32' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 32' Idrissa Sylla (QPR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 30' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 30' Alex Smithies (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 25' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro following a set piece situation. 25' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 25' Foul by Pawel Wszolek (QPR).  24' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 22' Delay in match Jamie Mackie (QPR) because of an injury. 22' Attempt saved. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nouha  Dicko. 19' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Sandro. 17' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 17' Pawel Wszolek (QPR) wins a free kick on the right wing. 15' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 15' Foul by Pawel Wszolek (QPR). 13' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Sandro. 13' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is  close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. 10' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Grant Hall. 10' Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 7' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare. 4' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 4' Yeni N'Gbakoto (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 2' Offside, (WW). Jack Price tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 1' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 1' Foul by James Perch (QPR).

Kick Off First Half begins.


Wolves boss Paul Lambert is prepared to rotate his squad ahead of Monday's trip to Sheffield Wednesday (2 January).  Michal Zyro and Jordan Graham are still out with long-term knee injuries, but Mike Williamson is now nearing a return from his longstanding glute injury.  QPR defender Nedum Onuoha will serve a ban after being sent off at Brighton.  R's boss Ian Holloway, who has already lost to Wolves since returning in November, may hand forward Jamie Mackie a first start since an ankle problem.


MATCH FACTS

QPR have won on their last two league trips to Molineux - but Wolves have never lost three consecutive   games against the Hoops.  Prior to their last two trips to Molineux, QPR had won just twice there in 15 previous attempts.  Wolves have won back-to-back Championship games, their best run since winning four on the spin under Kenny Jackett in January 2016. QPR have lost six consecutive league games for the first time since February 1996, when they lost seven in a row under Ray Wilkins.




23 Wolves 3 Edwards (3'), Costa (57'), Cavaleiro (84' pen) Bristol City 2  Abraham (38'), Flint (44')  HT 1-2


Ivan Cavaleiro's late penalty gave Wolves victory over Bristol City, condemning the Robins to a fourth successive defeat.  Dave Edwards' header put Wolves ahead inside the opening three, only for City striker Tammy Abraham to fire in his 14th goal of the season.  Aden Flint then headed the visitors in front before half-time.  But Helder Costa's volley made it 2-2, and Cavaleiro scored from the spot after Flint's handball to win it.

There was more drama right at the very end of the match when Marlon Pack's header was cleared off the line, with City's players and supporters feeling it had snuck over.  But Wolves survived to record back-to-back victories for the first time since August, moving them above the Robins to 15th in the Championship table in the process.  City, whose manager Lee Johnson remonstrated with the referee on the pitch after full-time, slipped to 17th having lost 10 of their past 13 matches in all competitions.  See all the goals and Stearman’s save on the WWFC YouTube channel link to video


Wolves boss Paul Lambert: "We were brilliant. The entertainment value is unbelievable. It really is.  The chances we created and how exciting we are going forward is fantastic. There is a great bit of flair in the side which I have always wanted in my s. Going forward we are a threat. We are still a million miles from where I want to be but we look different to the  that started in August. I would rather go through that than a 1-0 boring game."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson: "We have to be better, we are too easy to cut through at the moment. Our challenge is to turn these performances in our favour. There is not a lot wrong. A couple of players in key positions will help us. It is disappointing but we have to make sure that when we are 2-1 up we close up the game a lot better than we did."

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Wolves

1Ikeme 16CoadyBooked at 53mins 6Batth 5Stearman 2Doherty 19Price 4Edwards 17Costa 26EnobakhareSubstituted forMasonat 78'minutes 50CavaleiroBooked at 90mins 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 78'minutes Substitutes 8Saville 10Mason 18Iorfa 22Bödvarsson 30Hause 31Burgoyne 43Ronan

Bristol City

1Fielding 27MatthewsBooked at 31minsSubstituted forLittleat 66'minutes 4Flint 23Magnusson 3Bryan 8Brownhill 21PackBooked at 37mins 15FreemanBooked at 67minsSubstituted forWilbrahamat 86'minutes 10Tomlin 14ReidSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 66'minutes 9Abraham Substitutes 2Little 7Smith 11O'Dowda 16Engvall 18Wilbraham 20Paterson 29Lucic

Referee: James Adcock Attendance: 24,669


  Wolves  Bristol City

Possession 56%  44%

Shots 13  22

Shots on Target 9  6

Corners 9  5

Fouls 22  9

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Bristol City 2.

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Bristol City 2.

90'+5' Attempt blocked. Marlon Pack (BC) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda with a headed pass. 90'+4' Foul by Joe Mason (WW). 90'+4' Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+1' Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (BC) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Brownhill. Booking 90'+1' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+1' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 90'+1' Mark Little (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 89' Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Tomlin following a set piece situation. 89' Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (BC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation. 89' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 89' Aaron Wilbraham (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 88' Marlon Pack (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.   86' Sub, (BC). Aaron Wilbraham replaces Luke Freeman. 86' Joe Mason (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 86' Foul by Marlon Pack (BC). 85' Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (BC) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Tammy Abraham. Goal!

 84' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Bristol City 2. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner. 84' Penalty conceded by Aden Flint (BC) with a hand ball in the penalty area. 83' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 83' Luke Freeman (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82' attempt saved. Luke Freeman (BC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bryan.  80' Corner, WW.) Conceded by Frank Fielding. 80' 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 Hélder Costa with a cross. 79' Corner, WW.) Conceded by Aden Flint. 79' Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 78' Sub, WW.) Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Nouha Dicko.  78' Sub, WW.) Joe Mason replaces Bright Enobakhare. 78' Offside, WW.) Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 76' hand ball by Richard Stearman (WW). 76' Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lee Tomlin. 75' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 75' Joe Bryan (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74' Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (BC) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross. 72' Corner, WW.) Conceded by Joe Bryan. 71' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. 70' Corner, WW.) Conceded by Aden Flint. 69' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 69' Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 68' Callum O'Dowda (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Corner, WW.) Conceded by Callum O'Dowda. booking 67' Luke Freeman (BC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 67' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 67' Foul by Luke Freeman (BC). 67' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 67' Josh Brownhill (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66' Sub, (BC). Mark Little replaces Adam Matthews. 66' Sub, (BC). Callum O'Dowda replaces Bobby Reid. 65' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 65' Joe Bryan (BC) wins a free kick in the  defensive half. 63' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 63' Foul by Aden Flint (BC). 62' Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation. 61' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 61' Luke Freeman (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 58' Foul by Danny Batth (WW) 58' Tammy Abraham (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Goal!

57' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 2. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 56'

Attempt saved. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Price. 54' Attempt missed. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation. Booking 53' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 53' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 53' Bobby Reid (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 53' Attempt blocked. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (BC) left footed shot from the centre  of the box is blocked. 52' Corner, (BC). Conceded by Jack Price. 52' Corner, (BC). Conceded by David Edwards. 52' Attempt blocked. Bobby Reid (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson. 52' Attempt blocked. Tammy Abraham (BC) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Aden Flint with a headed pass. 51' Corner, (BC). Conceded by Conor Coady. 51' Attempt blocked. Tammy Abraham (BC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Tomlin. 50' Offside, WW.) Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 50' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare. 46' Offside, (BC). Lee Tomlin tries a through ball, but Tammy Abraham is caught offside. Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol City 2.

Half Time 45'+2' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol City 2.

45'+2' Corner, WW.) Conceded by Joe Bryan. 45' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. Goal! 44' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol City 2. Aden Flint (BC) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a cross following a corner. 43' Corner, (BC). Conceded by Danny Batth. 42' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 42' Bobby Reid (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41' Corner, WW.) Conceded by Joe Bryan. 40' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40' Foul by Luke Freeman (BC). Goal! 38' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol City 1. Tammy Abraham (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Tomlin. Booking 37' Marlon Pack (BC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 37' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 37' Foul by Marlon Pack (BC). 37' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 37' Bobby Reid (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 35' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 35' Bobby Reid (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (BC) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is  close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick. 33' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 33' Lee Tomlin (BC) wins a free kick on the left wing. Booking 31' Adam Matthews (BC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 31' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 31' Foul by Adam Matthews (BC). 30' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 30' Foul by Lee Tomlin (BC). 24' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 24' Luke Freeman (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22' Corner, WW.) Conceded by Josh Brownhill. 20' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. 20' Attempt saved. David Edwards (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 20' Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 19' Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (BC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Tomlin. 17' Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (BC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Tomlin. 13' Attempt blocked. Bobby Reid (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Tomlin. 9' Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross. 8' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 8' Marlon Pack (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 7' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. 5' Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (BC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a cross following a corner. 5' Corner, (BC). Conceded by Richard Stearman. 4' Joe Bryan (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW).

Goal! 3' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol City 0. David Edwards (WW) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a corner. 3' Corner, WW.) Conceded by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson. 2' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 2' Luke Freeman (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 1' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 1' Foul by Joe Bryan (BC). Kick Off

First Half begins.

Wolves midfielder Prince Oniangue could feature for the first time since October after recovering from injury.  Centre-half Mike Williamson is also close to a return from injury after almost a year out of action.  

Bristol City goalkeeper Frank Fielding and midfielder Korey Smith remain doubtful for Lee Johnson's side with rib injuries. But defender Joel Ekstrand (ankle) is fit again and could make his first appearance since 17 September.


Match facts

Wolves have lost only one of their last 14 league games against Bristol City (W10 D3). bristol City haven't won a league match   to Wolves since March 1931, drawing six and losing 13 since then.  Wolves have won their last three matches played on Boxing Day, keeping three clean sheets.  The Robins have lost their last three   games contested on Boxing Day.  Wolves have lost four of their last five league matches at Molineux (D1).



22 FT Nottingham Forest 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Costa (40'), Cavaleiro (79') HT 0-1


Danny Batth's 250th appearance


Helder Costa and club-record signing Ivan Cavaleiro were on target as Wolves beat Nottingham Forest to earn just their sixth league win of the season.  A match of few chances saw Wolves lead with their first decent opening when Costa fired the ball home from a tight angle five minutes before the break. Forest, who were thumped 3-0 by rivals Derby in their last match, struggled to respond in the second period. Cavaleiro's simple finish, after Ben Osborn lost possession, earned victory.


Nottm Forest

38Stojkovic 4Mancienne 5MillsBooked at 57mins 42Worrall 2Lichaj 22KasamiSubstituted forLicáat 80'minutes 37GrantSubstituted forVaughanat 59'minutes 18CarayolSubstituted forPereiraat 62'minutes 41Cash 11Osborn 39VelliosBooked at 32mins Substitutes 12Dumitru 17Pereira 20Licá 24Vaughan 25Hobbs 30Henderson 48Ahmedhodzic

Wolves

1Ikeme 16Coady 6Batth 5Stearman 2DohertyBooked at 78mins 4Edwards 19PriceBooked at 27mins 17CostaSubstituted forRonanat 81'minutes 26EnobakhareSubstituted forSaissat 69'minutes 50CavaleiroBooked at 79mins 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 83'minutes Substitutes  8Saville18Iorfa22Bödvarsson27Saiss30Hause 31Burgoyne 43Ronan

Referee: Graham Scott Attendance: 19,037


    Nottm Forest   Wolves

Possession   49% 51%

Shots           10    12

Shots on Target   2     5

Corners         5     2

Fouls            21  16


Full Time


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

88' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. 86' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 86' Foul by Eric Lichaj (NF). 85' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 85' Foul by Eric Lichaj (NF).  Foul by Hildeberto Pereira (NF). 84' Connor Ronan (WW) wins a free kick in the  defensive half. 83' Sub, (WW). Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Nouha Dicko. 82' David Vaughan (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 81' Sub, (WW). Connor Ronan replaces Hélder Costa. 81' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Vladimir Stojkovic.  81'Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Edwards with a through ball. 80' Sub, (NF). Licá replaces Pajtim Kasami. Booking 90'+1' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration. Goal!

79' Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Booking 78' Matt Doherty (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 78' Pajtim Kasami (NF) wins a free kick on the right wing. 78' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW).  76' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 76' Foul by Eric Lichaj (NF).  75' Foul by Matthew Cash (NF). 75' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73' Attempt blocked. Pajtim Kasami (NF) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Cash. 72' Offside, (WW). David Edwards tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 72' Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 71' Foul by Matthew Cash (NF). 71' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 71' Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (NF) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick. 70' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 70' Matthew Cash (NF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.   69' Sub, (WW). Romain Saiss replaces Bright Enobakhare. 67' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 67' Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 66' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 66' Delay in match Bright Enobakhare (WW) because of an injury. 65' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 65' Foul by Eric Lichaj (NF). 64' Corner, (NF). Conceded by Nouha Dicko. 63' Corner, (NF). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 63' Attempt blocked. Eric Lichaj (NF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Osborn. 63' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. 62' Sub, (NF). Hildeberto Pereira replaces Mustapha Carayol. 60' Corner, (NF). Conceded by Matt Doherty.  60' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 60' David Vaughan (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  59' Sub, (NF). David Vaughan replaces Jorge Grant. 58' Attempt blocked. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 58' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Booking 57' Matt Mills (NF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 57' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 57' Foul by Matt Mills (NF). 56' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 56' Pajtim Kasami (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 55' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 55' Ben Osborn (NF) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 54' Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (NF) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol with a cross. 53' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 53' Foul by Mustapha Carayol (NF). 51' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 51' Foul by Michael Mancienne (NF). 50' Offside, (NF). Matthew Cash tries a through ball, but Apostolos Vellios is caught offside.  49' Corner, (NF). Conceded by Conor Coady. 48' Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (NF) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn. 47' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47' Foul by Pajtim Kasami (NF). 46' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 46' Joe Worrall (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.


Half Time

   Nottm Forest  Wolves

Possession    45%  55%

Shots   4  3

Shots on Target  1  1

Corners   1  1

Fouls   10  9



45'+2'

First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45'+1' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 45'+1' Matthew Cash (NF) wins a free kick on the left wing. 44' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 44' Ben Osborn (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 44' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Michael Mancienne. 43' Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (NF) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted  by Matthew Cash with a cross. Goal!

40' Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare. 38' Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 37' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 37' Foul by Pajtim Kasami (NF). 34' Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 34' Foul by Jorge Grant (NF). 33' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Foul by Pajtim Kasami (NF). 33' Attempt saved. Mustapha Carayol (NF) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom  left corner. Booking 32' Apostolos Vellios (NF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.  31' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31' Foul by Apostolos Vellios (NF).  

30' Attempt missed. Michael Mancienne (NF) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol with a cross. 30' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 30' Pajtim Kasami (NF) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 29' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 29' Apostolos Vellios (NF) wins a free kick on the right wing. Booking 27' Jack Price (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 27' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 27' Matthew Cash (NF) wins a free kick on the left wing. 27' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27' Foul by Ben Osborn (NF). 26' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 26' Mustapha Carayol (NF) wins a free kick on the left wing. 24' Attempt missed. Jorge Grant (NF) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Cash with a headed pass. 22' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW). 22' Eric Lichaj (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22' Foul by Matt Mills (NF). 21' Corner, (NF). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 21' Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 20' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 20' Pajtim Kasami (NF) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 17' Offside, (WW). Richard Stearman tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 16' Offside, (NF). Jorge Grant tries a through ball, but Apostolos Vellios is caught offside. 15' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 15' Foul by Pajtim Kasami (NF).  14' Offside, (WW). David Edwards tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 14' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. 13' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  13' Foul by Mustapha Carayol (NF).  8' Foul by Conor Coady (WW).  8' Ben Osborn (NF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  6' Foul by Apostolos Vellios (NF). 6' Offside, (WW). Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Nouha  Dicko is caught offside. 2' Offside, (WW). Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 1' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 1' Foul by Jorge Grant (NF).


Nottingham Forest defender Damien Perquis has been ruled out because of the head injury he suffered against Preston North End in midweek. Armand Traore, Henri Lansbury, Thomas Lam and Britt Assombalonga are out, and striker Nicklas Bendtner is a doubt.  Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme (Achilles) is back in training but remains doubtful, with Harry Burgoyne likely to continue in goal if he is not fit.  Winger Helder Costa is unlikely to play after suffering an ankle injury.  Wolves have won just once in five league games since Paul Lambert took charge.  

Match facts

Both league meetings between these two sides ended 1-1 last season, Forest coming from behind both times. Wolves have won two of their last four league visits to the City Ground.

Forest have lost only one of their last six in the Championship, despite keeping only one clean sheet. After winning four of their first nine league games this season, Wolves have since won just one of their last 12. Two of Nottingham Forest's three league goals in December have been own goals.




21 13th Dec ` Cardiff City 2 Connolly (68'), Pilkington (86') WW 1  Doherty (2')

Colin does it again

Cardiff City are out of the Championship's bottom three after fighting back to earn a late win over relegation rivals Wolves. The visitors led after two minutes as Cardiff goalkeeper Ben Amos failed to stop Matt Doherty's long-range shot. Matt Connolly headed them level before Anthony Pilkington struck with an assured low finish after 86 minutes.  Cardiff climb up to 19th place, three points above the relegation zone, while Wolves drop to 20th.  

Cardiff

21Amos 16Connolly 4Morrison 5Ecuele Manga 2PeltierBooked at 16mins 33Hoilett 7WhittinghamBooked at 78minsSubstituted forRallsat 88'minutes 17Gunnarsson 15RichardsonSubstituted forNooneat 45'minutes 10ImmersSubstituted forZohoreat 45'minutes 13Pilkington Substitutes 3Bennett 8Ralls 11Noone 19Lambert 24Harris 26Zohore 30Wilson

Wolves

31Burgoyne 18Iorfa 6Batth 5Stearman 2Doherty 4Edwards 27SaissBooked at 58mins 8Saville 17CostaSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 45'minutes 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 76'minutes 50CavaleiroSubstituted forEnobakhareat 66'minutes Substitutes 13Flatt 16Coady 19Price 22Bödvarsson 24Brito Teixeira 26Enobakhare 30Hause

Referee: Andy Madley Attendance: 14,853


    Cardiff   Wolves

Possession  55%  45%

Shots  16  4

Shots on Target  4  3

Corners  7  2

Fouls  10  16

Full Time 90'+5' Second Half ends, Cardiff City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

88' Sub, (CC). Joe Ralls replaces Peter Whittingham. Goal! 86' Goal! Cardiff City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Anthony Pilkington  (CC) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kenneth Zohore. 85' Attempt saved. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa.  88' Sub, (CC). 84' Foul by Bruno Ecuele Manga  (CC). 84' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 84' Kenneth Zohore  (CC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 83' Foul by Anthony Pilkington  (CC). 83' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82' Sean Morrison  (CC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 81' Hand ball by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 79' Corner, (CC). Conceded by Romain Saiss. 79' Attempt blocked. Anthony Pilkington  (CC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Booking 78' Peter Whittingham  (CC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 78' Foul by Peter Whittingham  (CC). 78' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 77' Corner, (CC). Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 77' Corner, (CC). Conceded by João Teixeira. 76' Sub, (WW). Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Nouha Dicko. 73' Junior Hoilett  (CC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 72' Attempt saved. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romain Saiss. 71' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Bruno Ecuele Manga. Goal! 68' Goal! Cardiff City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Matthew Connolly  (CC) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a corner. 68' Corner, (CC). Conceded by Richard Stearman. 68' Attempt missed. Kenneth Zohore  (CC) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. 66' Sub, (WW). Bright Enobakhare replaces Ivan Cavaleiro. 65' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 65' Delay in match Danny Batth (WW) because of an injury. 64' Attempt missed. Sean Morrison  (CC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Noone with a cross following a set piece situation. 64' Craig Noone  (CC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 64' Foul by George Saville (WW). 63' Attempt blocked. Craig Noone  (CC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 62' Junior Hoilett  (CC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 62' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 60' Attempt missed. Craig Noone  (CC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Connolly. 59' Attempt saved. Peter Whittingham  (CC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Booking 58' Romain Saiss (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 58'

Kenneth Zohore  (CC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 58' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 57' Corner, (CC). Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 56' Foul by Kenneth Zohore  (CC). 56' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 55' Craig Noone  (CC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 55' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 53' Attempt missed. Kenneth Zohore  (CC) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Sean Morrison with a headed pass. 50' Corner, (CC). Conceded by Harry Burgoyne. 0' Attempt saved. Craig Noone  (CC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington. 48' Foul by Craig Noone  (CC). 48' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 47' Kenneth Zohore  (CC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 47' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 46' Offside, (CC). Aron Gunnarsson tries a through ball, but Anthony Pilkington is caught offside.

Second Half begins Cardiff City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45' Sub, (CC). Kenneth Zohore replaces Lex Immers. 45' Sub, (CC). Craig Noone replaces Kieran Richardson.  45' Sub, (WW). João Teixeira replaces Hélder Costa because of an injury.

45'+3' First Half ends, Cardiff City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 45'+1' Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett  (CC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 41' Junior Hoilett  (CC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 40' Attempt blocked. Aron Gunnarsson  (CC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Hoilett. 37' Corner, (CC). Conceded by Romain Saiss. 33' Kieran Richardson  (CC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Dangerous play by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 29' Attempt missed. Kieran Richardson  (CC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Aron Gunna rsson. 28' Sean Morrison  (CC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 28' Foul by Bruno Ecuele Manga  (CC). 28' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 27' Attempt missed. Lee Peltier  (CC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 26' Anthony Pilkington  (CC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 26' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 25' Attempt missed. Sean Morrison  (CC) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a set piece situation. 24' Lee Peltier  (CC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 24' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 22' Junior Hoilett  (CC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 22' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 18' Anthony Pilkington  (CC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 18' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). Booking 16' Lee Peltier  (CC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 15' Foul by Lee Peltier  (CC). 15' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 14' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 14' Foul by Junior Hoilett  (CC). 13' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left  wing. 13' Foul by Matthew Connolly  (CC). 12' Attempt missed. Romain Saiss (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by George Saville following a corner. 11'

Corner, (WW). Conceded by Aron Gunnarsson. 4' Offside, (WW). Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. Goal!

2' Goal! Cardiff City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro following a set piece situation. 2' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 2' Foul by Matthew Connolly  (CC). Kick Off  First Half begins.


Cardiff will be without defender Sol Bamba for the visit of Wolves after his sending off at Ipswich on Saturday. Bamba received an initial two-game ban for his reaction to his dismissal for an angry reaction to a tackle.  Teenager Harry Burgoyne made his debut in goal for Wolves against Fulham and is likely to keep his place if Carl Ikeme (Achilles) is still absent. On-loan defender Richard Stearman is available again after being ineligible to face his parent club on Saturday.

Match facts

Cardiff won both league meetings with Wolves last season, though they've never won three games in a row against them before. Wolves have won three of their last five league visits to face Cardiff, though they've also lost two of the last three. After losing four of their first five   league games this season (W1), the Bluebirds have only lost one of the last five (W2 D2). Wolves have only picked up one victory in their last 11 games in the Championship (D4 L6), although they have scored as many goals in the last two as the previous nine (12  goals).


20 Wolves 4 Hause (22'), Doherty (65'), Cavaleiro (74'), Edwards (90') Fulham 4 Johansen (32'), Ayité (39', 90'+4), Cairney (42')

20 10th December 2016 Wolves 4 Hause (22'), Doherty (65'), Cavaleiro (74'), Edwards (90') Fulham FC 4 Johansen (32'), Ayité (39', 90'+4), Cairney (42')


Dave Hodges and Roy Eagles presented Claire Hakeman, Jen Anslow and Tim  Dudding from WOlves WOmen FC with our sponsorship cheque at half time, and the high scoring ladies obviously inspired the lads with a come back from 3-1 down and 21 shots.

Kortney Hause opened the scoring with his first ever Wolves goal but by half time they were 3-1 down with Stefan Johansen, Floyd Ayite and a stunner from Tom Cairney putting the Cottagers in charge.  Wolves mounted a remarkable second half comeback with Matt Doherty prodding home from close range before Ivan Cavaliero scored a beauty and then David Edwards popped up with a 90th minute rocket to spark scenes of delirium. But Ayite headed home in the 94th minute as Fulham claimed a deserved point. Teenager Harry Burgoyne made his debut in goal with Andy Lonergan and Carl Ikeme out injured but couldn't be faulted for the goals and indeed made some impressive saves.

Analysis What a game of football. Wolves' supporters have been made to endure some real dirge in the past 18 months. And while their team didn't win here, the 19,020 that turned up at Molineux were treated to a thrilling feast of attacking football. This more than made up for a few of those dire nil-nils last season. The two sides mustered no fewer than 46 shots between them. Wolves went 1-0 up, conceded three in 10 minutes to fall 3-1 behind at half time, then scored three without reply to make it 4-3 in the last minute before Fulham equaliser four minutes later. It was a game no one who witnessed it will ever forget. And those of a Wolves persuasion will never forget the scenes that greeted David Edwards' 90th minute goal. Edwards sprinted down the touchline towards the bench with every single outfield player joining him to celebrate with the bench while the rest of Molineux went crazy. But Wolves' old bugbear, sloppy defending, came back to haunt them deep into injury time. In truth defeat would have been incredibly harsh on Fulham who enjoyed the lion's share of possession and player better football than any team seen at Molineux this season. But Wolves showed remarkable spirit, drive and determination to bring it back from 3-1 down. Their supporters booed Lambert's decision to replace Romain Saiss with Jon Dadi Bodvarsson at 3-1, but 15 minutes later Wolves were level. Lambert kicked every ball from the touchline (even acting as ball boy to retrieve the ball from behind the advertising hoardings) and will have learned a lot about his team here. As against QPR they created plenty of chances, but on this occasion poor defending also cost them. Harry Burgoyne couldn't be faulted for any of Fulham's goals but Wolves' back five had an average age of 22. As Lambert said last week, they will make mistakes. But those mistakes are costing Wolves. If Lambert wasn't aware of the rollercoaster that is Wolverhampton Wanderers, he certainly is now


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Floyd Ayite headed home a 94th-minute Fulham equaliser at Molineux after Dave Edwards had appeared to have hit what looked an injury-time Wolves winner.  After Kortney Hause had headed Wolves ahead, Fulham responded with strikes from Stefan Johansen, Ayite and Tom Cairney to lead 3-1 at the break. Two goals in nine from Matt Doherty, from close range, and Ivan Cavaleiro's shot brought Wolves level. But, after Edwards scored from close range, Ayite then headed his second.


Wolves

31BurgoyneBooked at 90mins 18Iorfa 6Batth 30Hause 2Doherty 16CoadyBooked at 26minsSubstituted forPriceat 87'minutes 27SaissSubstituted forBödvarssonat 59'minutes 17CostaSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 87'minutes 4EdwardsBooked at 16mins 50Cavaleiro 9DickoBooked at 64mins Substitutes 8Saville 13Flatt 19Price 22Bödvarsson 24Brito Teixeira

26Enobakhare 29Borthwick-Jackson

Fulham

27Button 2FredericksBooked at 8mins 26Kalas 13ReamSubstituted forKebanoat 90+3'minutes 3MaloneBooked at 70mins 6McDonald 14Johansen 24AlukoSubstituted forParkerat  72'minutes 10CairneyBooked at 69mins 11Ayité 25Martin Substitutes 1Bettinelli 4Odoi 7Kebano 8Parker 17Sigurdsson 20Piazon 30Sessegnon

Referee: Darren Bond Attendance: 19,020


  Wolves Fulham

Possession 37% 63%

Shots 21 26

Shots on Target 7 13

Corners 7 9

Fouls 11 5


Full Time

90'+7' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Fulham 4.

Goal! 90'+4' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Fulham 4. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tomas Kalas with a headed pass following a corner. 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 90'+3' Sub,  Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Tim Ream. 90'+3' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90'+3' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). Booking 90'+2' Harry Burgoyne (WW) is shown the yellow card. Goal!

90' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Fulham 3. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nouha Dicko. 90'

Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. 89' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Tomas Kalas. 89' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 88' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Tim Ream.  87' Sub,  (WW). João Teixeira replaces Hélder Costa. 87' Sub,  (WW). Jack Price replaces Conor Coady. 87' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney. 85' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 85' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 84' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Batth. 82' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 81' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 81' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 79' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité. 78' Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney. 76' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro. Goal!

74' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Fulham 3. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 72' Sub,  Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Sone Aluko. Booking 70' Scott Malone (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 70' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham). 70' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Booking 69' Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 69' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham). 69' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 68' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 67' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham). 67' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 67' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.

66' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 66' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Goal!

65' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Fulham 3. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. 65' Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 65' Attempt missed. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin with a headed pass following a set piece situation. Booking 64' Nouha Dicko (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 63' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing. 63' Foul by Nouha Dicko (WW) 63' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harry Burgoyne. 63' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. 63' Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks. 62' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney. 60' Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 59' Sub,  (WW). Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Romain Saiss. 56' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen. 54'

Offside, (WW). Kortney Hause tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 53' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a headed pass. 50' Attempt saved. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin. 49' Attempt blocked. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 49' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 48' Attempt saved. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Batth with a headed pass. 48' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham). 48' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 46' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a corner. 46' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Tim Ream.


Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Fulham 3.


    Wolves   Fulham

Possession  31%  69%

Shots   6  12

Shots on Target  1  5

Corners   3  5

Fouls   7  1

Half Time

45'+4' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Fulham 3.

45'+2' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko  (FFC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald45'+1'

Chris Martin  (FFC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45'+1' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 44' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Ryan Fredericks. oal!42' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Fulham 3. Tom Cairney  (FFC) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen following a set piece situation. 42' Chris Martin  (FFC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 42' Foul by Danny Batth (WW).G oal!  39' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Fulham 2. Floyd Ayité  (FFC) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross. 39' Kevin McDonald  (FFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 39' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 38' Attempt missed. Chris Martin  (FFC) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. 37' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. Goal! 32'  Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Fulham 1. Stefan Johansen  (FFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks. 32' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. 28' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks  (FFC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sone Aluko. 28' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité  (FFC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Booking 26' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 26' Scott Malone  (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26' Foul by Conor Coady (WW).

Goal! 22' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Fulham 0. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a corner. 22' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 21' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks  (FFC) right footed shot from outside the box is close,  but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner. 20' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 19' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 19' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 17' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen  (FFC) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Booking 16' David Edwards (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 16' Tom Cairney  (FFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 15' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 13' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 12' Offside, (WW). Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Nouha  Dicko is caught offside. 11' Offside, (WW). Ivan Cavaleiro tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 8' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a set piece situation. Booking 8' Ryan Fredericks  (FFC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 8' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 8' Delay in match Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) because of an injury. 7' Foul by Ryan Fredericks  (FFC). 7' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 6' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité  (FFC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Scott Malone. 6' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner. 6' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Ryan Fredericks. 5' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko  (FFC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Floyd Ayité. 3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Edwards. 3' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité  (FFC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 2' Stefan Johansen  (FFC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 2' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW).


Wolves are expected to be without goalkeeper Carl Ikeme for the visit of Fulham to Molineux.  Ikeme pulled up with an Achilles injury in the 2-1 win at QPR - and ex-Fulham keeper Andy Lonergan is set to deputise against his former club. (In the end Harry Burgoyne made his debut) Fulham's Belgian defender Denis Odoi is available again after suspension. But Slavisa Jokanovic could name an unchanged side after they convincingly beat third-placed Reading 5-0 last Saturday at Craven Cottage. New Wolves boss Paul Lambert will look to build on his first victory since he took charge, as his  , in 20th, take on 10th-placed Fulham, who have won three of their past five games.

Match facts

Wolves have won their past four league games against Fulham, netting exactly three goals in each of the last three.  Fulham are winless in their last nine league visits, since a 4-0 victory in April 1985 - but the Cottagers did knock Wolves out of the FA Cup at Molineux in a third-round replay two seasons ago. Wolves have conceded 10 goals in the opening 15 of Championship matches this season - the highest of any side in the division. Fulham have completed the most passes of any side in the division this season (8575).

Wanderers have lost four consecutive league matches at Molineux for the first time since April 2012 (during a run of nine games without a win). Fulham full-back Scott Malone has attempted the most crosses from open play of any player in the league this season (92).



19 QPR 1 Lynch (90') v Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Edwards (60'), Costa (67')

ht 0-0 Perch (Dismissed at  35' minutes)

Beeb: Wolves ended their nine-game winless run and picked up their first victory under new boss Paul Lambert by beating 10-man QPR.  Rs defender James Perch was sent-off before half-time for two yellow cards, and Dave Edwards fired in from 10 yards on the hour to put Wolves ahead.  Helder Costa then cut in from the right to double the lead.  Joel Lynch pulled one back from close range and then missed a glorious chance to equalise as Wolves held on.  That miss - an airshot five yards out - came in eight frantic minutes of stoppage time when play swung from one end to the other as QPR searched for an equaliser and Wolves looked to hit them on the break. Costa, twice, and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson were both brilliantly denied by Rangers keeper Alex Smithies as Wolves looked for the third goal that would have settled the contest.  The finale was in contrast to the first half in which Smithies again saved from Costa before Perch was dismissed after being booked first for dissent and then for a late tackle on Matt Doherty.  QPR's 10 men began the second half brightly but fell behind when Edwards shot into the top corner from Dominic Iorfa's pull-back before Costa made it 2-0.  Another smart Smithies save from Doherty kept the Rs in the game and they were rewarded when Lynch reduced the arrears.  But Wolves, whose keeper Carl Ikeme pulled up with an apparent lower leg injury when taking a second-half goal kick, held on to secure their first victory since beating Brentford on 24 September and move three points clear of the relegation zone in 19th.  

Wolves manager Paul Lambert told BBC WM 95.6: "I thought we earned the right to win the game with the start we had, and we had one or two chances before the sending off against a  that's really difficult to play against here.  There was more enthusiasm for the game, more intensity for the game, we looked more of a threat and I think we look stronger defensively.  I still think we can be better in a lot of aspects, but it's a decent start and I think we're playing pretty well at the minute."

QPR boss Ian Holloway on James Perch's sending-off: "It's probably the most bizarre thing I seen for a while. I thought the decisions (referee Tim Robinson) made in the first few minutes led to the first booking. He blew everything up and that set the game up. I think he has made a mistake, Perchy then made a mistake on his second challenge, he caught him. My player shouldn't have (gone in on the challenge) for the second one, the referee shouldn't have booked him for the first one. "The ref said he spoke to him in an 'aggressive manner', which is that stupid newfangled rule. He said 'ref he dropped it', there was no swearing. If there was swearing I could understand."


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Line-ups

QPR

1Smithies 24PerchBooked at 35mins 5Onuoha 6Lynch 18Robinson 30SandroSubstituted forHenryat 62'minutes 4Hall 10Chery 21LuongoBooked at 51mins 17PolterSubstituted forSyllaat 67'minutes 9WashingtonSubstituted forN'Gbakotoat 45'minutes Substitutes 3Bidwell 8Cousins 11Gladwin 13Ingram 20Henry 23N'Gbakoto 40Sylla

Wolves

1IkemeSubstituted forLonerganat 83'minutes 18Iorfa 6BatthBooked at 78mins 5Stearman 2Doherty 4Edwards 27SaissBooked at 90mins 16Coady 17Costa 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 76'minutes 50CavaleiroBooked at 49minsSubstituted forSavilleat 73'minutes Substitutes 8Saville 12Wallace 19Price 21Lonergan 22Bödvarsson 26Enobakhare 30Hause

Referee: Tim Robinson Attendance: 12,222


Match Stats

   QPR   Wolves

Possession  56%  44%

Shots  15  13

Shots on Target  3  7

Corners  6  5

Fouls  17  19


Live Text

90'+9' Corner, QPR.  Conceded by George Saville.  90'+8' Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Yeni N'Gbakoto. 90'+8' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 90'+6' Delay in match Danny Batth (WW) because of an injury. 90'+5' Idrissa Sylla (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+5' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 90'+5' Foul by Idrissa Sylla (QPR). 90'+5' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+4' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. Booking 90'+2' Romain Saiss (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+2' Idrissa Sylla (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90'+2' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 90'+1' Foul by Jack Robinson (QPR). 90'+1'Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Yeni N'Gbakoto (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+1' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). Goal!  90' Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Joel Lynch (QPR) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. 90' Attempt blocked. Yeni N'Gbakoto (QPR) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross. 89' Corner, QPR.  Conceded by Richard Stearman. 89' Attempt blocked. Karl Henry (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery. 88' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Jack Robinson. 88' Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Batth. 87' Attempt blocked. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 86' Foul by Yeni N'Gbakoto (QPR). 86' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83' Delay over. They are ready to continue.  83' Sub, (WW). Andy Lonergan replaces Carl Ikeme because of an injury. 81' Delay in match Carl Ikeme (WW) because of an injury. 79' Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa. Booking 78' Danny Batth (WW) is shown the yellow card. 78' Yeni N'Gbakoto (QPR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 78' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 76' Sub, (WW). Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Nouha Dicko. 75' Offside, QPR.  Jack Robinson tries a through ball, but Idrissa Sylla is caught offside. 74' Offside, QPR.  Massimo Luongo tries a through ball, but Yeni N'Gbakoto is caught offside. 73' Sub, (WW). George Saville replaces Ivan Cavaleiro. 70' Idrissa Sylla (QPR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 70' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 70' Grant Hall (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 69' Foul by Massimo Luongo (QPR). 69' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 67' Sub, QPR.  Idrissa Sylla replaces Sebastian Polter. Goal!

67' Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Hélder Costa (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Romain Saiss. 66'

Corner, (WW). Conceded by Nedum Onuoha. 65' Attempt saved. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 64' Foul by Karl Henry (QPR). 64' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 62' Sub, QPR.  Karl Henry replaces Sandro. Goal!

60' Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. David Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 58'

Attempt blocked. Sebastian Polter (QPR) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery. 57' Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 54' Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 52' Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from long range on the left is too high. Assisted by Sandro. Booking 51' Massimo Luongo (QPR) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 51' Foul by Massimo Luongo (QPR). 50' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 50' Joel Lynch (QPR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 50' Foul by Hélder Costa (WW). 49' Jack Robinson (QPR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 49' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). Booking 49' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 48' Nedum Onuoha (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 48' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 47' Offside, (WW). Nouha Dicko tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.

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

45' Sub, QPR.  Yeni N'Gbakoto replaces Conor Washington.


  QPR Wolves

Possession 61% 39%

Shots  9 6

Shots on Target 2 1

Corners  5 3

Fouls  11 10


Half Time 45'+2' First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45'+1' Foul by Sebastian Polter (QPR). 45'+1' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45' Corner, QPR.  Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 44' Foul by Sebastian Polter (QPR). 44' Romain Saiss (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43' Sandro (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 42' Joel Lynch (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 42' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Sandro. 41' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romain Saiss. 40' Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 39' Sebastian Polter (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 39' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 38' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 37' Attempt blocked. Conor Washington (QPR) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.  36' Foul by Sebastian Polter (QPR). 36' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.  Dismissal 35' Second yellow card to James Perch (QPR) for a bad foul. 34' Foul by James Perch (QPR). 34' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 33' Tjaronn Chery (QPR) wins a free kick on the right wing. 33' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 30' Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 29' Massimo Luongo (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  29' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 29' Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (QPR) left footed shot from the centre of the box is  blocked. Assisted by Jack Robinson. 27' Corner, QPR.  Conceded by Matt Doherty. 26' Massimo Luongo (QPR) wins a free kick on the right wing. 26' Foul by Romain Saiss (WW). 25' Offside, QPR.  Tjaronn Chery tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside. 24' Nedum Onuoha (QPR) wins a free kick on the right wing. 24' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 22' Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (QPR) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Robinson with a cross. 21' Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 20' Offside, (WW). Romain Saiss tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 19' Foul by Conor Washington (QPR). 19' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 18' Joel Lynch (QPR) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  18' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 18' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Sandro. 16' Conor Washington (QPR) wins a free kick on the left wing. 16' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 15' Foul by Nedum Onuoha (QPR). 15' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 14' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick. 14' Foul by Sandro (QPR). 14'  David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 13' Offside, (WW). Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside. 12' Foul by James Perch (QPR). 12' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. Booking  11' James Perch (QPR) is shown the yellow card. 10' Foul by Sebastian Polter (QPR). 10' Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 10' Corner, QPR.  Conceded by Danny Batth. 10' Attempt blocked. Grant Hall (QPR) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 9' Corner, QPR.  Conceded by Matt Doherty. 8' Corner, (WW). Conceded by James Perch. 8' Foul by Sandro (QPR). 8' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 6' Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Polter. 6' Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (QPR) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Hall. 5' Corner, QPR.  Conceded by Matt Doherty. 5' Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (QPR) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jack Robinson. 3' Foul by Conor Washington (QPR). 3' Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2' Sebastian Polter (QPR) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 2' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW).

Kick Off First Half begins.


QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo is available to return after illness, but defender Steven Caulker (hip) is out.  Forward Jamie Mackie (ankle) remains sidelined for Rangers, who have won one of their last five league games.  Wolves have defender Danny Batth available again after suspension as they look to end a run of nine Championship games without a win.  

Nouha Dicko could start up front after impressing off the bench in the 2-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday. Mike Williamson (glute), Jordan Graham and Michal Zyro (both knee) are long-term absentees.


QPR manager Ian Holloway told BBC Radio London: "The players were all disappointed in the way it [Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Ipswich] finished but that is football and life. I'm looking at reactions and I want people to be positive no matter what. That is where the manager earns his money, helping them through bad results and supporting them.  It is a game of illusions in the Championship now, that we are all going to get promoted. Only three s can get promoted and all the others are going to be disappointed.  We have got to work our way [to the Premier League] again and that is what I want our lads to understand. Once they thrive our fans will see that and come along with a fresh attitude."


Match facts

QPR have won only one of their last 12   league games against Wolves, though eight of these have ended level (L3).  Wolves have conceded exactly one goal on each of their last three league visits to Loftus Road, having kept a clean sheet in each of the previous three.  QPR's Tjaronn Chery has created eight more chances than any other player in the Championship this season (55).  Wolves have won none of their last nine league matches (D3 L6).  Rangers have only managed to score more than one   goal on one occasion in their last eight league matches at Loftus Road - in Ian Holloway's first match in charge vs Norwich.  Wanderers have won just two of their last 12   matches in the Championship (D5 L5).


U23 Monday 28th November   Brighton 2 WW 1

Pictures from Mark Feehan













18 WW  0 Sheffield Wednesday 2 FT Forestieri (15' pen), Lee (29')

HT 0-2

 attendance  27,293 with 2,416 from SWFC

Paul Lambert's first Molineux match in charge of Wolves ended in disappointment with his team surrendering two first half goals.  Fernando Forestieri's early penalty after he was fouled by Matt Doherty was added to by a second from Kieran Lee, with defensive howlers contributing to both goals. Wolves improved after the break but chances were still at a premium and they never looked like salvaging an unlikely point. The result leaves them 21st in the Championship table with only goal difference keeping them out of the relegation zone.

 Analysis Well if Paul Lambert wasn't already aware of the monumental task that lies ahead of him, he is now. Wolves were at their haphazard worst for spells of this game, particularly in the first half when a defensive capitulation gifted Wednesday their two-goal lead. Steve Bull and Andy Thompson were presented to the crowd at half time to mark 30 years since they joined the club. It was a reminder of far happier times for Wolves' long-suffering fans, who have endured a lean 2016 which has so far produced, despite off-field excitement in the form of Fosun's takeover, a desperately poor 11 months.  In 40 Championship matches this calendar year Wolves have scored only 41 goals. George Saville, with six, is their top scorer in 2016.  So there are no quick fixes for Lambert here. The rot set in a long time ago and Wolves have wasted almost half a season with an experiment that didn't work, in the form of Walter Zenga and a number of new signings who simply don't fit in. Confidence is rock bottom, Wolves can't defend or attack to an adequate level for this division, and the January transfer window remains five weeks away. In some ways the last thing Wolves need is more players. But the 30 they have just aren't proving up to it. Or rather, they've yet to be moulded into a coherent football team. Lambert made two changes to the team that drew 0-0 at Preston last weekend.

In came David Edwards after suspension, replacing Bright Enobakhare in the number 10 role, while Richard Stearman came in for the suspended Danny Batth in central defence for his first appearance since September 13. Edwards skippered the side and in front of Molineux's biggest crowd for two seasons Wolves began with attacking intent. That soon evaporated, though, along with the team's confidence. It was startling how, immediately after Wednesday took the lead from the penalty spot, Wolves visibly looked scared and devoid of both confidence and ideas. Their defensive line deepened and the midfield struggled to get the ball into the Wednesday third of the field. It was reminiscent of the Derby first half. Wednesday opened Wolves up several times in quick succession and it was no surprise when they doubled their lead. In fact the only positive of a dreadful first half was that it was only 2-0. Defensive mistakes littered their play, with Doherty's dreadful challenge for the penalty mirrored by an awful pass from Iorfa that put Stearman in trouble for the second.

Lambert's bench was full of attacking options and he changed things up at half time, sending on Nouha Dicko for George Saville. The change brought Wolves and the fans to life. Attacking the South Bank helped, and Dicko added some vim and vigour popping up all over the place harassing defenders. He sent a half-chance off target when a cross looked a better opportunity, while Kortney Hause produced a first attempt on target 63 minutes in but his header was easily saved.   Wolves were playing far higher up the field and pressing Wednesday, but the quality just wasn't there in the final third in what was a fairly uneventful second half.  Joao Teixeira was also sent on, but with 15 minutes left Wolves had made few inroads in terms of goalscoring chances.  The final throw of the dice was Ivan Cavaleiro, but after he sent Wolves' best chance of the game past the post with his first touch, you knew it wasn't their day.

Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/11/26/wolves-0-sheff-wed-2

Wolves

21Lonergan 18IorfaBooked at 59mins 5Stearman 30Hause 2Doherty 16Coady 19PriceBooked at 90mins 17Costa Sub forBrito Teixeiraat 71'minutesBooked at 78mins 4Edwards

8Saville Sub forDickoat 45'minutes 22Bödvarsson Sub forCavaleiroat 76'minutes s 1Ikeme 9Dicko 24Brito Teixeira 26Enobakhare 27Saiss 43Ronan 50Cavaleiro

Sheff Wed

1Westwood 32Hunt Sub forPalmerat 64'minutes 15Lees 12Loovens 9ReachBooked at 90mins 33Wallace 5Lee 23Hutchinson 41Bannan Sub forBuckleyat 85'minutes 19Lucas João Sub forFletcherat 73'minutes 45Forestieri s 3Jones 6Fletcher 16Palmer 25Dawson 36Pudil 38Buckley 44Nuhiu

Referee: Jeremy Simpson Attendance: 27,293


    Wolves   Sheff Wed

Possession   52%  48%

Shots     11  9

Shots on Target

 3 6

Corners

 8 5

Fouls

 13 14


Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time 90'+6' Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2. 90'+5' Offside, WW. David Edwards tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 90'+4' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+4' Foul by Steven Fletcher (SW). 90'+3' Attempt saved. Richard Stearman (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 90'+3' Corner, WW. Conceded by Keiren Westwood. 90'+3' Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty. Booking 90'+1' Jack Price (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+1' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 90'+1' William Buckley (SW) wins a free kick on the right wing. Booking 90'+1' Adam Reach (SW) is shown the yellow card. 90' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 90' Sam Hutchinson (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (SW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 88' Foul by Richard Stearman (WW). 88' Steven Fletcher (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing.  85' Sub , SW. William Buckley replaces Barry Bannan. 84' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 84' Fernando Forestieri (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 80' Corner, SW. Conceded by Andy Lonergan. Booking 78' João Teixeira (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 78' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 78' Sam Hutchinson (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 77' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by David Edwards. 77' Attempt missed. David Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross. 76' , WW. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 76' Hand ball by Steven Fletcher (SW). 75' Offside, WW. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.  73' , SW. Steven Fletcher replaces Lucas João. 73' Corner, WW. Conceded by Glenn Loovens. 72' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 72' Sam Hutchinson (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 71' , WW. João Teixeira replaces Hélder Costa. 71' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 71' Sam Hutchinson (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 70' Corner, WW. Conceded by Glenn Loovens. 69' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 69' Foul by Kieran Lee (SW). 69' Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson.  66' Nouha Dicko (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 66' Foul by Glenn Loovens (SW). 64' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 64' Sub, SW. Liam Palmer replaces Jack Hunt because of an injury. 64' Delay in match Jack Hunt (SW) because of an injury. 63' Attempt saved. Kortney Hause (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross. 63' Corner, WW. Conceded by Kieran Lee. 61' Offside, WW. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 60' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 60' Foul by Kieran Lee (SW). 60' Attempt saved. Sam Hutchinson (SW) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Booking 59' Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 59' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 59' Fernando Forestieri (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 58' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 56' Delay in match Jack Hunt (SW) because of an injury. 55' Attempt blocked. Ross Wallace (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Lee with a headed pass. 53' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a through ball. 53' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 52' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 52' Kieran Lee (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 49' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 49' Fernando Forestieri (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 49' Corner, WW. Conceded by Jack Hunt. 47' Attempt missed. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick. 47' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 47' Foul by Sam Hutchinson (SW).

Second Half


Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.



45' Sub, WW. Nouha Dicko replaces George Saville.

Half Time

    Wolves   Sheff Wed

Possession   53%  47%

Shots     3  5

Shots on Target  0  3

Corners    3  4

Fouls     3  8

45'+3' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

45'+2' Corner, WW. Conceded by Barry Bannan. 45'+1' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing.  45'+1' Foul by Jack Hunt (SW). 45' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross following a set piece situation. 44' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 44' Foul by Kieran Lee (SW). 40' Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady. 39' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 39' Foul by Lucas João (SW). 38' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 38' Foul by Fernando Forestieri (SW). 35' Corner, SW. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 35' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 35' Foul by Sam Hutchinson (SW). 34' Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (SW)  left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick. 33' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 33' Lucas João (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 32' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 32' Foul by Glenn Loovens (SW). Goal! 29'  Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Kieran Lee (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas João. 26' Foul by Kieran Lee (SW). 26' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 25' Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (SW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kieran Lee with a cross. 25' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 24' Delay in match Lucas João (SW) because of an injury. 24' Delay in match Richard Stearman (WW) because of an injury. 23' Foul by Lucas João (SW). 23' Richard Stearman (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 23' Corner, SW. Conceded by Richard Stearman. 16' Corner, WW. Conceded by Glenn Loovens. Goal! 15'  Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Fernando Forestieri (SW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. 14' Penalty Sheffield Wednesday. Fernando Forestieri draws a foul in the penalty area. 14' Penalty conceded by Matt Doherty (WW) after a foul in the penalty area. 13' Offside, WW. Kortney Hause tries a through ball, but David Edwards is caught offside. 11' Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 9' Corner, SW. Conceded by George Saville. 6' Fernando Forestieri (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6' Foul by Kortney Hause (WW). 4' Corner, SW. Conceded by Hélder Costa. 3' Corner, WW. Conceded by Tom Lees. 2' Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Kick Off  First Half begins.


Wolves are without suspended skipper Danny Batth for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday to Molineux.  The central defender was booked for the fifth time this season in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Preston, manager Paul Lambert's first game in charge.

Sheffield Wednesday are without striker Gary Hooper, who suffered a hamstring injury in their 1-1 draw at Fulham. Head coach Carlos Carvalhal may recall former Wolves striker Steven Fletcher to the starting line-up. Lucas Joao is also in contention after returning to training two weeks ago, the Portuguese forward having recovered from the groin injury which has kept him out since August.


Match facts


Wolves have not won in eight matches, but they have lost just two of their last 26 games against Wednesday. They have won their last five   league games against the Owls, including a 2-1 win on the final day of last season. Only Rotherham (1) have collected fewer points since the start of October than Wolves (3). Gary Hooper has been directly involved in five of the Owls' last six league goals (three strikes and two assists). The last time Wolves lost three successive league games at Molineux was in their worst-ever run  in the league (nine losses in a row in the 2011-12 Premier League season). Wednesday have not scored more than once in their last eight Championship games.


17 19th Nov16 Preston North End 0 Wolves 0

Danny Batth picks up 5th booking so will miss Wednesday

New Wolves boss Paul Lambert began his reign with a goalless draw against Preston North End at Deepdale.  After a tight first half, most of the chances came after the break, North End creating the majority of them.  But Aiden McGeady's angled shot hit the side netting and then Jordan Hugill wasted a great chance to win it, firing over in the fifth minute of added time. That left Lambert with the same opening result as Kenny Jackett, one of his Wolves predecessors, in August 2013.  

After a disappointing match of eight bookings, both sides climb a place in the Championship table, Simon Grayson's Preston to 11th, while Lambert's Wolves rise to 18th, despite being without a win in eight games since 24 September.  Wolves, missing Wales midfielder David Edwards through suspension, went close through George Saville, who shot narrowly wide, while Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's overhead kick flew just over and substitute Nouha Dicko put a late header straight at   goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.  But former North End keeper Andy Lonergan made a key save for Wolves at Hugill's feet just after Paul Gallagher had volleyed over.  Hugill also headed wide, while Simon Makienok headed just over as the hosts stretched their recent encouraging run to just one defeat in nine league games.


Preston

22MaxwellBooked at 66mins 27Baptiste 5Clarke 6Wright 3CunninghamBooked at 63mins 12GallagherSubstituted forMakienokat 58'minutes 11Johnson 14McGeady 4PearsonBooked at 63mins 37RobinsonSubstituted forVermijlat 77'minutes 25HugillBooked at 42mins Substitutes 1Lindegaard 2Vermijl 9Makienok 13Doyle 16Grimshaw 17Spurr 23Huntington

Wolves

21Lonergan 18Iorfa 6BatthBooked at 71mins 30HauseBooked at 64mins 2Doherty 16Coady 19PriceBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCavaleiroat 87'minutes 17CostaSubstituted  orDickoat 78'minutes 26EnobakhareSubstituted forWallaceat 64'minutesBooked at 70mins 8Saville 22Bödvarsson Substitutes 5Stearman 9Dicko 12Wallace 13Flatt 24Brito Teixeira

27Saiss 50Cavaleiro

Referee: James Linington Attendance: 12,683


 Preston  Wolves

Possession  53%  47%

Shots  10  6

Shots on Target  2  1

Corners  4  4

Fouls  11  11


Match ends, Preston North End 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

90'+6' Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 90'+5' Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (PNE) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Simon Makienok. 90'+4' Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 90'+2' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jed Wallace. 90'+1' Offside, (WW). Kortney Hause tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 90'+1' Attempt saved. Tom Clarke (PNE) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady. 90'+1' Corner, (PNE). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 90' Bailey Wright (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90' Foul by George Saville (WW). 89' Foul by Simon Makienok (PNE). 89' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89' Offside, (WW). Jed Wallace tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside. 87' Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross. 87' Sub, (WW). Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Jack Price. 84' Jordan Hugill (PNE) wins a free kick on the left wing. 84' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 83' Foul by Simon Makienok (PNE). 83' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. 82' Attempt blocked. Dominic Iorfa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jed Wallace. 81' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Tom Clarke. 80'

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (PNE) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.  78' Sub, (WW). Nouha Dicko replaces Hélder Costa. 77' Sub,  (PNE). Marnick Vermijl replaces Callum Robinson. 74' Attempt missed. Simon Makienok (PNE) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Alex Baptiste with a cross. 72' Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (PNE) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross following a set piece situation. Booking 71' Danny Batth (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 71' Greg Cunningham (PNE) wins a free kick on the left wing. 71' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). Booking 70' Jed Wallace (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 69' Greg Cunningham (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 69' Foul by Jed Wallace (WW). 67' Corner, (PNE).  Conceded by Matt Doherty. Booking 66' Chris Maxwell (PNE) is shown the yellow card. 66' Greg Cunningham (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 66' Foul by Jón Dadi  Bödvarsson (WW). Booking 64' Kortney Hause (WW) is shown the yellow card. Sub  64' Sub, (WW). Jed Wallace replaces Bright Enobakhare. Booking 63' Greg Cunningham (PNE) is shown the yellow card. Booking 63' Ben Pearson (PNE) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 62' Foul by Ben Pearson (PNE). 62' Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 61' Foul by Daniel Johnson (PNE). 61' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 58' Sub, (PNE). Simon Makienok replaces Paul Gallagher. 58' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by George Saville. 53' Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (PNE) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner. 53' Corner, (PNE). Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 51' Corner, (PNE). Conceded by Jack Price. 46' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Paul Gallagher. Second Half

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

Danny Batth picks up 5th card to miss Sheffield Wednesday

 Preston  Wolves

Possession 54%  46%

Shots 4  0

Shots on Target 1  0

Corners 0  2

Fouls 7  6

Half Time

45'+4' First Half ends, Preston North End 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45'+3' Foul by Paul Gallagher (PNE). 45'+3' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'+2' Aiden McGeady (PNE) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45'+2' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). Booking 45'+1' Jack Price (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 45'+1' Callum Robinson (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 45'+1' Foul by Jack Price (WW). 45' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 44' Delay in match Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) because of an injury. Booking 42' Jordan Hugill (PNE) is shown the yellow card. 38' Foul by Jordan Hugill (PNE). 38' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34' Foul by Tom Clarke (PNE). 34' Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 31' Delay in match Alex Baptiste (PNE) because of an injury. 31' Delay in match Matt Doherty (WW) because of an injury. 29' Attempt blocked. Callum Robinson (PNE) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gallagher. 25' Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (PNE) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Cunningham. 24' Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (PNE) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Robinson. 22' Tom Clarke (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22' Foul by Bright Enobakhare (WW). 21' Hand ball by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 21' Foul by Jordan Hugill (PNE). 21' Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16' Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW). 16' Greg Cunningham (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 15' Foul by Aiden McGeady (PNE). 15' Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13' Foul by Paul Gallagher (PNE). 13' Bright Enobakhare (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 11' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Callum Robinson. 9' Corner, (WW). Conceded by Alex Baptiste. 7' Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (PNE) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. 4' Ben Pearson (PNE) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4' Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 3' Foul by Jordan Hugill (PNE). 3' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kick Off

First Half begins.


New Wolves boss Paul Lambert takes charge for the first time as his side, 19th in the Championship, face 12th-placed Preston at Deepdale.  

North End midfielder Alan Browne is suspended for one more game but Ben Pearson return from his ban.  Aiden McGeady and Bailey Wright are back from international duty, while striker Stevie May is back in full training after a long-term knee injury. Wolves are without Wales midfielder David Edwards through suspension. He picked up his fifth booking in nine games in the 3-2  defeat by Derby, immediately prior to Lambert's appointment, but fellow internationals Romain Saiss, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Dominic Iorfa and Kortney Hause have all returned without issues.  Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is a doubt, in which case stand-in Andy Lonergan would face against his old club.  Lambert starts his reign without several injured players, including Joe Mason, Ola John and Prince Oniangue.

Wolves head coach Paul Lambert told BBC WM: "I know we need to do better than what we're doing to get out of this league.  I need to try to make the players hungry for success, but the big thing for me is the fan base. We'll have our good days and bad days but they'll still come to Molineux in their thousands to watch us and we're going to need them."

Analysis

BBC Radio Lancashire's Phil Cunliffe: "North End fans have had two stress-free weeks to admire the team's position in the table following their first ever win at Rotherham's New York Stadium.  PNE hauled in 10 points from a possible 15 in the block of games between the international breaks - all very impressive considering they included fixtures against high-flyers Norwich, Brighton and Huddersfield.  But given their 'momentum' - a much lauded word in football - many fans might have preferred to play on rather than have a fortnight off.  Wolves will have used the break to re-group under new boss, Paul Lambert and could prove awkward opponents.  Ironically, it's virtually a year to the day since Lambert took charge of his first Blackburn Rovers game - a 2-1 success at Deepdale - something that North End will be wary of."

Match facts

Preston are winless in their last three  league games against Wolves, having last triumphed in a 2-1 victory in March 2008, with goals from Callum Davidson and Simon Whaley.

Wolves have only failed to score in one of their last 10 league encounters with Preston, a goalless draw in August 2013.  Preston have won five of their last eight league games, losing only to Newcastle 2-1.  Wolves are without a win in seven league matches, their worst sequence since a 12-game run without a Championship victory from December 2012 to March 2013, the season they went down. Preston defender Alex Baptiste has scored with all three of his shots on target this season.



16 Sat 5th November WW 2 Costa (61' ), Edwards (82' ) Derby County  Live on Sky 12:30

Wolves announced the appointment of Paul Lambert as Head Coach after the match

Derby County Ince (6' , 77'  pen), Bent (15' )

Tom Ince scored twice as Derby County held on to win despite a spirited comeback by managerless Wolves.  Ince pounced for Derby's opening goal from close range before Darren Bent doubled the visitors' lead with a stunning right-foot volley.  Wolves rallied after a dismal first half when Helder Costa pulled a goal back on the hour but Ince restored Derby's two-goal lead with a penalty. Dave Edwards headed in Wolves' second but they were unable to force a draw. Victory at Molineux enabled Derby climb into the top half of the Championship table, while Wolves look set to appoint former Norwich, Aston Villa and Blackburn manager Paul Lambert as successor to Walter Zenga. Caretaker boss Rob Edwards witnessed a poor first half from the hosts, who were indebted to goalkeeper Andy Lonergan keeping Derby's lead to just two goals at the break.

 A much better second-half display saw an Ivan Cavaleiro shot cleared off the line by Richard Keogh before Costa's goal. But a debateable penalty was awarded to Derby when Cavaleiro was adjudged to have fouled Ince and the forward added his second goal of the game from the spot. Wolves had a strong penalty shout of their own turned down moments later when Ince appeared to trip Cavaleiro in the opposite box and Edwards' near-post header was not enough to rescue the game.


Wolves 21Lonergan 2DohertyBooked at 79mins 18Iorfa 6Batth 29Borthwick-JacksonBooked at 90mins 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forSavilleat 32'Booked at 34mins 16CoadyBooked at 80minsSubstituted forWallaceat 89' 4Edwards 17Costa 22BödvarssonSubstituted forDickoat 67' 50CavaleiroBooked at 76mins Substitutes 3Silvio 5Stearman 8Saville 9Dicko 12Wallace 13Flatt 27Saiss

Derby

1Carson 2ChristieSubstituted forHansonat 47' 6Keogh 16Pearce 25Lowe 18Butterfield 19HughesBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBrysonat 90+1' 15Johnson 10Ince 11BentSubstituted forVydraat 85' 7Russell Substitutes 4Bryson 5Shackell 8Anya 23Vydra 24Weimann 26Hanson 35Mitchell

Referee: Paul Tierney Attendance: 19,858

 

 Wolves Derby

Possession  50% 50%

Shots 11 16

Shots on Target 5 9

Corners 7 9

Fouls 15 10


90'+6'

Matej Vydra (DC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+6' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 90'+3' Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (DC) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Carson following a set piece situation. Booking 90'+3' Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90'+3' Tom Ince (DC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+3' Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (WW). 90'+2' Foul by Johnny Russell (DC). 90'+2' Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  90'+1' Sub, (DC). Craig Bryson replaces Will Hughes. 89' (WW). Jed Wallace replaces Conor Coady.  89' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by George Saville following a corner. 88' Corner(WW). Conceded by Richard Keogh. 88' Attempt saved. Bradley Johnson (DC) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Hanson with a cross. 87' Corner, (DC). Conceded by Andy Lonergan. 87' Attempt saved. Matej Vydra (DC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes. 85' Scott Carson (DC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 85' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 85' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 85' Sub, (DC). Matej Vydra replaces Darren Bent. 83' Corner, (DC). Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. Goal!

82' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Derby County 3. David Edwards (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a corner. 81' Corner(WW). Conceded by Darren Bent. 81' Foul by Johnny Russell (DC). 81' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. Booking 80' Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card. Booking 79' Matt Doherty (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 79' Johnny Russell (DC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 79' Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). Goal! 77'Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Derby County 3. Tom Ince (DC) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner. Booking 77' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 75' Penalty Derby County. Tom Ince draws a foul in the penalty area. 75' Penalty conceded by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) after a foul in the penalty area. 75' Foul by Max Lowe (DC). 75' Hélder Costa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 73' Johnny Russell (DC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 71' Attempt saved. Tom Ince (DC) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes. 71' Attempt saved. Tom Ince (DC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes. 69' Corner(WW). Conceded by Bradley Johnson. 67' Corner, (DC).  Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 67' (WW). Nouha Dicko replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 66' Attempt saved. George Saville (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross. 65' Foul by Max Lowe (DC). 65' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 64' Foul by Will Hughes (DC). 64' George Saville (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 62' Will Hughes (DC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 62' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). Goal!

61' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Derby County 2. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 60'

Corner(WW). Conceded by Jamie Hanson. 59' Hand ball by Max Lowe (DC). 57' Corner(WW). Conceded by Bradley Johnson. 57' Corner(WW). Conceded by Max Lowe. 57' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 55' Johnny Russell (DC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 55'

Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 53' Darren Bent (DC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 53' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 53' Hand ball by Hélder Costa (WW). 50' Offside, (DC). Jacob Butterfield tries a through ball, but Johnny Russell is caught offside. 50' Jamie Hanson (DC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 50' Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 49' Foul by Jamie Hanson (DC). 49'  Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 49' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 48' Delay in match Dominic Iorfa (WW) because of an injury. 47' Sub, (DC). Jamie Hanson replaces Cyrus Christie because of an injury. Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Derby County 2.

 Wolves Derby

Possession 47% 53%

Shots 5 10

Shots on Target 1 4

Corners 1 6

Fouls 4 3


45'+5' First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Derby County 2.

45'+4' Delay over. They are ready to continue. 45'+3' Delay in match Cyrus Christie (DC) because of an injury. 44' Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (DC) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Bradley Johnson. 42' Corner(WW). Conceded by Max Lowe. 41' Foul by David Edwards (WW). 41' Johnny Russell (DC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  40' Attempt missed. Tom Ince (DC) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross. 37' Corner, (DC). Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. Booking 36' Will Hughes (DC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 35' Foul by Will Hughes (DC). 35' Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Booking 34' George Saville (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 34' Tom Ince (DC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34' Foul by George Saville (WW). 33' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (WW). 33' Will Hughes (DC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  32' Sub, (WW). George Saville replaces João Teixeira. 31' Corner, (DC). Conceded by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson. 31' Attempt blocked. Darren Bent (DC) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince with a cross. 31' Corner, (DC). Conceded by Danny Batth. 31' Attempt saved. Jacob Butterfield (DC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 30' Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Edwards. 29' Corner, (DC). Conceded by Andy Lonergan. 29' Corner, (DC). Conceded by Matt Doherty. 27' Attempt missed. Darren Bent (DC) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Ince with a cross following a corner. 27' Corner, (DC). Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 20' Attempt saved. João Teixeira (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa. 19' Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (DC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes. 17' Foul by João Teixeira (WW). 17' Will Hughes (DC) wins a free kick on the right wing. Goal! 15' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Derby County 2. Darren Bent (DC) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes with a through ball. 13' Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by João Teixeira with a cross. 13' Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 13' Foul by Cyrus Christie (DC). 12' David Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 12' Foul by Max Lowe (DC). 8' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David Edwards. 8' Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Edwards. Goal! 6' Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Derby County 1. Tom Ince (DC) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. 6' Attempt saved. Will Hughes (DC) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Lowe with  a cross. 3' Attempt missed. Darren Bent (DC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Johnny Russell. Kick Off First Half begins.


Wolves caretaker boss Rob Edwards is forced into a goalkeeping change for his first game in charge.  Experienced Andy Lonergan comes in for his first league start for the club, having replaced Carl Ikeme when he was forced off with a hip injury during the 1-1 draw at Blackburn on 29 October.  Derby midfielder Will Hughes returns to contention after serving a suspension.  Craig Bryson, Jason Shackell and Max Lowe could be available following injuries after returning to training.  But Nick Blackman looks set for an absence of up to eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery.


Match facts

Wolves have lost only one of their last nine league games against Derby at Molineux - a 1-0 reverse in September 2006, courtesy of a goal from Steve Howard.  There have been 16 goals in the last four league meetings between the two sides (six for Wolves, 10 for Derby).  Wolves have lost their last two league games - but they have not lost three in a row since losing nine on the trot in the Premier League between January and April 2012.  The Rams have only conceded two goals in their last six league games (W3 D2 L1).  Derby, in 19th, are 13 points worse off than they were at this stage last season and have also scored 13 fewer goals.


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