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24 Mon 28th December   17:15   Charlton Athletic  0  Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Graham 52' Lennon (og)  83'

FT 90 +5 HT 0-0


SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: The Valley Date: Monday, 28 December Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/12/28/charlton-0-wolves-2-report-and-pictures/

Charlton 0 Wolves 2 - Report and pictures


Well who, apart from the Queen, saw this coming? Her Majesty certainly did.

    

On Christmas Day at 3pm she appeared to pledge her allegiance to the Wolves cause in her Christmas speech.  She referenced the club's famous motto by declaring to the nation that 'light will overcome darkness'.  Lo and behold, 74 hours later, Wolves have two sorely-needed victories in the bag - and two clean sheets for good measure.  Pic E&S Tweet

Coincidence? Maybe. But for Wolves and Kenny Jackett light has temporarily overcome darkness, and their season may have been saved as a result.  There has most definitely been light in recent weeks in the form of Jordan Graham, whose form would get the royal seal of approval.  Here he netted his first senior goal to give Wolves the lead (the sixth game in a row they've scored first) shortly after half time.  And then seven minutes from time came Graham's sixth assist in just his eight Wolves appearance, a corner which was put past his own keeper by Harry Lennon, under pressure from Danny Batth.  This was by no means a one-man show, though. As against Reading, Wolves defended for their lives, but here they did so with far more organisation and composure.  They also broke in numbers at every opportunity, particularly the breathless Conor Coady who excelled in a box-to-box role and covered a tremendous amount of ground, and were good value for their win.  Kenny Jackett named the same XI that had beaten Reading 1-0 just under 48 hours earlier, with midfielder Jack Price again missing through illness.  Sheyi Ojo was named among the substitutes for the first time in a few weeks, but Grant Holt was nowhere to be seen with the Wigan striker having had his loan deal ended early.  On a mild winter's day at the Valley, Wolves started in positive fashion with Jordan Graham leaving two in his wake as he cut inside, but his cross was claimed by keeper Stephen Henderson.  A horrendous Conor Coady back pass from 30 yards yielded the first of two successive corners for Charlton, but skipper Danny Batth cleared both.  Kevin McDonald then looked to play in Benik Afobe with a chip over the top that was a tad too strong, before James Henry nodded an inswinging Graham corner wide.  It was very much a 4-5-1 for Wolves with Coady and David Edwards the ones looking to break from midfield.  They were compact, and able to restrict a limited Charlton side with some ease, with the midfield providing a solid shield ahead of the back four.  However as a result Afobe was being left far too isolated up front and Wolves' build-up play was too laboured to trouble the hosts.  Crosses were their main outlet and an Edwards centre from the right was only a yard ahead of Afobe as the ball flashed across goal, before an Iorfa cut-back was fractionally behind Edwards.  Afobe then had the clearest sight of goal of the half when Batth nodded a free kick into his path, but under pressure the striker couldn't quite get a shot away and Henderson claimed the bouncing ball.  Graham was beating players for fun down the left but his deliveries weren't quite on the money, although the winger whipped a goal-bound 20-yarder that was crucially blocked by centre half Harry Lennon.  It certainly wasn't a game for the neutral, with neither team producing anything near scintillating football.  In fact the most entertaining moment of the half came when referee Keith Hill was floored by Charlton's Simon Makienok on the stroke of half time.  Makienok had just replaced the injured Ademola Lookman but it was a wonder Hill didn't spot the tall forward with his strikingly blonde topknot hairstyle. After some initial concern and treatment from both physios, Hill stood up to take the acclaim of the cheering crowd, although he had to be replaced at half time, leading to an extended break with play not restarting until 4.15pm.

Pic SSN Wolves certainly didn't need warming up though - they came closest to scoring of either side just after the break.  Edwards broke from a Charlton corner and played wide left to the youngster, who raced towards the box, cut inside and curled just wide of the far post.  Henry then snatched at a half volley when well placed, but Wolves didn't have to wait long to break the deadlock.  Afobe rolled Harry Lennon on the right of the box, got to the byline and drilled low into the six yard box - it took a couple of ricochets including off keeper Henderson, before falling perfectly to Jordan Graham who couldn't miss from close range.  It was the former Villa man's first senior goal and just reward for Wolves' more positive approach after the break.  Afobe then forced a full-stretch save from Henderson with a 20-yard shot, and from the corner the ball bounced off Batth and rolled wide.  The disgruntled home fans were livid with what they were watching, singing "we want our Charlton back". But they nearly had an equaliser seconds later, only for Edwards to save the day with a magnificent block as Ricardo Vaz Te looked to slam into the gaping goal with Ikeme floored.  Wolves looked to calm the game, with Charlton's main threat coming from set pieces.  But it was a set piece of their own that sealed the points. Graham sent another top class corner into the six yard box where Lennon, under pressure from Batth, prodded past his own keeper.  It gave Wolves all-important breathing room. And they were untroubled in four minutes of added time as Jackett's team recorded a second successive victory.  

Charlton (4-3-3): Henderson; Solly, Sarr, Lennon, Fox (Ceballos, 80); Ba, Jackson (c), Lookman (Makienok, 45); Ghoochannejhad (Holmes-Dennis, 66), Vaz Te, Ahearne-Grant. Subs: Pope, Charles-Cook, Muldoon, Moussa.

Wolves (4-5-1): Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth (c), Ebanks-Landell, Doherty; Henry (Byrne, 71), Coady, Edwards, McDonald, Graham (Ojo, 88); Afobe. Subs: McCarey, Golbourne, Wallace, Sigurdarson, Le Fondre.

Goals: Graham (52), Lennon (own goal, 83).

Referee: Keith Hill  Attendance: 18,059 (1,881 Wolves fans)

LINEUP, bookings (1) & Subs (5)

Charlton Athletic

01 Henderson 20 Solly 06 Sarr 26 Lennon 21 Fox (Ceballos - 80' ) 22 Ba Booked 04 Jackson 02 Vaz Te 16 Ghoochannejhad (Holmes-Dennis - 66' ) 37 Lookman (Makienok - 46' ) 18 Ahearne-Grant

Substitutes 09 Makienok 10 Ceballos 17 Holmes-Dennis 24 Charles-Cook 30 Pope 33 Muldoon 44 Moussa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell 02 Doherty 11 McDonald 16 Coady 07 Henry (Byrne - 71' ) 04 Edwards 24 Graham (Ojo - 88' ) 10 Afobe

Substitutes 03 Golbourne 12 Wallace 13 McCarey 20 Ojo 22 Sigurdarson 25 Byrne 29 Le Fondre

Ref: Mathew Buonassisi Att: 18,059

MATCH STATS 90mins

Charlton Athletic Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 57% 43%

Shots 10 9

On target 2 3

Corners 6 8

Fouls 10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06 Full Time Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. 90:00 +1:11 Attempt blocked. Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Solly. 87:57 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Jordan Graham. 86:39 Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Charlton). 86:39 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 83:56 Attempt missed. Cristian Ceballos (Charlton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by El-Hadji Ba. 82:11 Goal scored Goal!

Own Goal by Harry Lennon, Charlton Athletic. Charlton Athletic 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. 81:42 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Henderson. 81:10 Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 79:50 Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton). 79:50 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 79:19 Sub, Charlton Athletic. Cristian Ceballos replaces Morgan Fox. 78:49 Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Charlton) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 78:49 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 77:55 El-Hadji Ba (Charlton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 77:37 Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton). 77:37 Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 76:58 Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton). 76:58 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 76:14 Attempt saved. Morgan Fox (Charlton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.  75:39 Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 75:39 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 71:43 Attempt blocked. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 71:08 Attempt saved. Simon Makienok (Charlton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Morgan Fox with a cross. 70:19 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces James Henry. 68:45 Attempt missed. Harry Lennon (Charlton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Makienok with a headed pass following a set piece situation. 68:13 El-Hadji Ba (Charlton) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 68:13 Foul by James Henry (WW). 66:43 Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 66:10 Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 65:20 Sub, Charlton Athletic. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis replaces Reza Ghoochannejhad. 64:22 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Morgan Fox. 61:50 Harry Lennon (Charlton) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 61:50 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 57:29 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 56:49 Delay in match Stephen Henderson (Charlton) because of an injury. 56:18 Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 53:07 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Henderson. 53:03 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 51:33 Goal scoredGoal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. 50:30 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. 49:55 Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton). 49:55 Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 48:44 Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton). 48:44 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 48:10 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Solly. 47:09 Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 46:21 Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 45:00

Second Half begins Charlton Athletic 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

MATCH STATS 45mins

Charlton Athletic Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession  54% 54%

Shots 4  3

On target  0 1

Corners 4 5

Fouls 4 5

Live Text Commentary


Sub, Ref

45:00 +4:09 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45:00 +3:39 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 45:00 +1:47 Delay in match (Charlton). 45:00 +1:01 Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton). 45:00 +1:01 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45:00 +0:39 Sub, Charlton Athletic. Simon Makienok replaces Ademola Lookman because of an injury. 45:00 +0:38 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 42:46 Delay in match Ademola Lookman (Charlton) because of an injury. 41:19 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Solly. 40:14 Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (WW). 39:15 Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 39:15 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 37:04 Ademola Lookman (Charlton) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 37:04 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 36:56 Attempt blocked. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Benik Afobe with a headed pass. 34:16 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ethan Ebanks-Landell tries a through ball, but Jordan Graham is caught offside.  32:38 Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ademola Lookman. 31:57 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 29:48 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Solly. 29:17 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Solly. 27:23 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Batth with a headed pass. 26:56 Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton). 26:56 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 23:05 Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 22:31 Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 22:31 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 18:55 Attempt blocked. Morgan Fox (Charlton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson. 16:34 Foul by Ademola Lookman (Charlton). 16:34 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 15:49 Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton). 15:49 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 13:57 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a corner. 13:34 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Solly. 7:32 Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Danny Batth. 6:54 Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Conor Coady. 6:08 Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson following a set piece situation. 5:53 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 5:53 Ademola Lookman (Charlton) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 4:20 Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Karlan Ahearne-Grant. 0:00

First Half begins.

Defender Alou Diarra could miss Charlton's final game of 2015 after limping off during the 1-1 draw against Bristol City on Boxing Day.  Fellow defender Patrick Bauer sat that game out with an abdominal injury and he will be assessed before Monday.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has no new injury or suspension problems and could retain the same line-up.  Scott Golbourne, Jed Wallace, Nathan Byrne, Grant Holt and Adam le Fondre are all fit and available.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

The Addicks have won one of the past nine league contests with Wolves (D3 L5).  Wolves have gone seven league visits to Charlton without keeping a clean sheet, last shutting them out in December 1996.  Charlton have won just one of their past nine games at the Valley in the Championship (D4 L4). Wolves' 4-1 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday in their last away game was their heaviest away defeat in the league since losing 4-0 to Brentford last November.


          

23 Sat 26th December    17:15  Wolves  1 Henry 18 Royals 0     Sky

Wolves 1 Henry 18′ Reading 0

FT 90 +5 HT 1-0

James Henry scored the only goal as Wolves beat Reading to win at home for the first time since 3 October.  The loss was Brian McDermott's first since returning as Royals manager.  Both teams had penalty calls turned down either side of Henry's winner against his former club, a header from Jordan Graham's free-kick.  Reading's Oliver Norwood hit the post and Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme spilled a fierce Nick Blackman shot in the second half but Wolves held on.  Reading are 11th in the Championship, while the hosts moved up one place to 16th as they recorded their first three points at Molineux since winning 3-0 against Huddersfield.  The visitors thought they had won an early penalty when Dominic Iorfa looked to have blocked Gareth McCleary's shot with his arm, but referee Simon Hooper waved play on.   Benik Afobe had his own call for a penalty turned down after Henry's opener when he was brought down by Stephen Quinn, before the Wolves striker almost doubled their lead when he flicked Henry's cross onto the post.  Norwood almost restored parity in fine fashion soon after the break when his 25-yard strike cannoned off the upright, while Michael Hector took advantage of Wolves' hesitancy when he nearly levelled at the far post.  Some sustained pressure from Reading in the second half was very nearly rewarded when Blackman unleashed a fierce long-range shot that Ikeme spilled, but the ball somehow rolled narrowly wide.

Wolves' festive form

Wolves have now won their last three Boxing Day matches without conceding a goal, after losing the three beforehand and conceding seven goals in the process.

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Molineux Date: Saturday 26 December Kick-off: 17:15 GMT

 

LINEUP, Bookings (3) & Subs (5)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa Booked 06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell 02 Doherty 11 McDonald 16 Coady 07 Henry (Byrne - 75' ) 04 Edwards Booked 24 Graham 10 Afobe (Holt - 90' )

Substitutes 03 Golbourne 12 Wallace 13 McCarey 22 Sigurdarson 25 Byrne 27 Holt 29 Le Fondre

Reading

01 Bond 02 Gunter 05 McShane 08 Hector 21 Quinn (Sá - 76' ) 06 Norwood 23 Williams 22 Blackman 07 Vydra (John - 62' ) 12 McCleary Booked (A Taylor - 62' ) 09 Robson-Kanu

Substitutes 03 A Taylor 10 Sá 17 Piazon 20 John 26 Al Habsi 35 Cooper 41 Liburd

Ref: Simon Hooper Att: 21,147

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Reading

Possession  40% 60%

Shots  6 24

On target  1 3

Corners  9 8

Fouls  12 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:18 Full time Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Reading 0. 90:00 +1:53 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Orlando Sá. 90:00 +0:23 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Grant Holt is caught offside. 89:57 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Grant Holt replaces Benik Afobe. 89:10 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Dave Edwards following a fast break. 88:37 Corner, Reading. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 87:20 Corner, Reading. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 85:21 Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood. 83:43 Ola John (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing. 83:43 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 79:50 Attempt blocked. Ola John (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Taylor. 77:06 Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 77:02 Attempt blocked. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hal Robson-Kanu. 76:55 Attempt blocked. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 76:27 Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood following a corner. 76:05 Corner, Reading. Conceded by Danny Batth. 75:22 Sub, Reading. Orlando Sá replaces Stephen Quinn. 74:03  Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces James Henry. 73:23 Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Quinn. 71:00 Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Stephen Quinn following a corner.  70:28 Corner, Reading. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 70:25 Attempt saved. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood. 67:25 Corner, Reading. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 66:38 Attempt blocked. Danny Williams (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood. 65:33 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonathan Bond. 64:49 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Andrew Taylor. 63:12 Corner, Reading. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 62:27 Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card. 61:18 Sub, Reading. Andrew Taylor replaces Garath McCleary. 61:07 Sub, Reading. Ola John replaces Matej Vydra. 60:25 Attempt missed. Michael Hector (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Norwood following a set piece situation. 59:36 Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 59:36 Foul by James Henry (WW). 57:10 Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Nick Blackman with a cross following a corner. 56:42 Corner, Reading. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 56:41 Attempt blocked. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Garath McCleary. 56:00 Foul by Matej Vydra (Reading). 56:00 Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 55:07 Attempt saved. Matej Vydra (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood. 54:42 Stephen Quinn (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54:42 Foul by Jordan Graham (WW). 52:24 Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading). 52:24 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 48:14 Hand ball by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading). 47:47 Oliver Norwood (Reading) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Matej Vydra. 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Reading 0.

MATCH STATS  45mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Reading

Possession 44% 56%

Shots  6 9

On target  1 1

Corners  6 1

Fouls  8 6


45:00 +1:36 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Reading 0. 45:00 +1:07 Dave Edwards (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 45:00 +0:59 Matej Vydra (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45:00 +0:59 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 44:54 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 44:36 Attempt blocked. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Garath McCleary. 43:38 Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 43:11 Michael Hector (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43:11 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 41:54 Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing. 41:54 Foul by Jordan Graham (WW). 39:33 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Quinn. 39:06 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Gunter. 38:16 Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 38:16 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 37:50 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Quinn. 37:00 Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Williams. 35:57 Michael Hector (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35:57 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 35:25 Foul by Matej Vydra (Reading).  35:25 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 33:46 Corner, Reading. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 33:36 Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33:36 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 30:27 Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Danny Williams. 29:16 Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Matej Vydra. 28:20 Benik Afobe (WW) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 26:53 Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. 23:10 Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a corner. 22:46 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul McShane. 19:50 Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross following a corner. 19:13 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Gunter. 18:07 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 18:07 Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing. 17:09 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Reading 0. James Henry (WW) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a set piece situation. 16:37 Garath McCleary (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 16:31 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 16:31 Foul by Garath McCleary (Reading). 15:31 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dominic Iorfa tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 14:38 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Hector. 12:51 Foul by James Henry (WW). 12:51 Stephen Quinn (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing. 11:40 Attempt missed. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. 11:00 Attempt blocked. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matej Vydra. 10:56 Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hal Robson-Kanu. 10:09 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 10:09 Oliver Norwood (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 7:53 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 7:53 Foul by Nick Blackman (Reading). 4:15 Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 3:42 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 3:42 Foul by Michael Hector (Reading). 2:52 Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2:52 Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading). 1:17 Foul by Matej Vydra (Reading). 1:17 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 0:00 First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Wolves have no fresh injury concerns for the visit of Reading.  However, Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett could make changes to his struggling side with striker Grant Holt, midfielder Dave Edwards and defender Scott Golbourne pushing for a recall.

Defender Andrew Taylor could return for Reading after missing the 1-0 win over Blackburn through injury. On-loan Chelsea defender Michael Hector is a doubt after sustaining a knock and Anton Ferdinand is unavailable.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves have won their past two Boxing Day matches without conceding, this after losing the three beforehand (seven conceded).  The Royals have won just once in their past nine away games held on Boxing Day (D5 L3).  Wolves have won just two of their past 12 league matches (D4 L6). They have also gone six without a win at Molineux.

However, Reading have lost each of their past five away matches in the league, their worst run in the league since April 2013 (also five defeats).  The Royals have put 110 shots on target this season, more than any other team in the division.



Sunday 20th December

22 Sheffield Wednesday 4 Forestieri 20′ (pen), 25′ Pudil 59′ Hooper 90′ Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Afobe 16′ (pen)

FT 90 +4 HT 2-1

20 December 2015


Sheffield Wednesday came from behind to defeat Wolves and move within a point of the Championship play-off zone.  Benik Afobe made it 1-0 to Wolves from the penalty spot after Ross Wallace body-checked Matt Doherty.  Fernando Forestieri equalised, again from the spot, after Doherty brought down Lucas Joao and Forestieri's deflected half-volley made it 2-1.  Daniel Pudil's fine strike made it comfortable with Gary Hooper beating Carl Ikeme when one-on-one for 4-1.  The result means Wednesday are a point behind Ipswich in sixth and move above Birmingham and Cardiff on goal difference, while Wolves remain 17th.  James Henry had an early chance for Wolves with a chip that landed on the roof of the net before Afobe put Wolves ahead.  But two goals in five minutes from Forestieri put Wednesday in front, and while Nathan Byrne   could have equalised with a back-post header, the hosts squandered a triple chance to go 3-1 up and Joao also hit the post on the stroke of half-time.

Pudil's effort from the edge of the area gave the hosts a two-goal cushion, with Forestieri also going close to his hat-trick several times, before Jack Hunt also cleared off the line at the other end.  Hooper added gloss to the victory with a late goal, his second for Wednesday since joining on loan from Norwich.

LINEUP, Bookings (2) & Subs (3)

Sheffield Wednesday

01 Westwood 32 Hunt 04 Hutchinson 05 Loovens 36 Pudil 33 Wallace 20 Lee 41 Bannan 45 Forestieri (Nuhiu - 84' ) 18 Lucas João (Helan - 58' ) 14 Hooper

Substitutes 06 Semedo 09 Nuhiu 10 McGugan 16 Wiggins 17 Helan 24 Sougou 28 Wildsmith

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell 02 Doherty 11 McDonald Booked 19 Price Booked 25 Byrne (Holt - 63' ) 07 Henry 24 Graham 10 Afobe

Substitutes 03 Golbourne 04 Edwards 12 Wallace 13 McCarey 16 Coady 27 Holt 29 Le Fondre

Ref: Dean Whitestone

Att: 19,529

MATCH STATS 90mins

Sheffield Wednesday Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession  50%  50%

Shots 24  11

On target 8  2

Corners 2  3

Fouls 13 15

Live Text Commentary

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 90:00 +3:30 Full time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 89:01 Goal scored   Sheffield Wednesday 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Gary Hooper (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu with a through ball. 88:03 Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (SW). 88:03 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 83:49 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a corner. 83:22   Sub, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Fernando Forestieri. 82:34 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Barry Bannan. 81:47 Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick. 81:18 Fernando Forestieri (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 81:18 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 81:01 Foul by Glenn Loovens (SW). 81:01 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 77:54 Keiren Westwood (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 77:54 Foul by Grant Holt (WW). 77:10 Foul by Fernando Forestieri (SW). 77:10 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 75:31 Attempt blocked. Barry Bannan (SW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri. 74:31 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Grant Holt is caught offside. 73:08 Sam Hutchinson (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:08 Foul by Grant Holt (WW). 72:38 Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross Wallace. 71:06 Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (SW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Gary Hooper. 70:36 Attempt blocked. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by James Henry. 70:11 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Glenn Loovens. 69:31 Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (SW) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri. 68:03 Attempt blocked. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 67:00 Hand ball by Fernando Forestieri (SW). 65:26 Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 64:02 Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Gary Hooper. 63:25 Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (SW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace. 62:55 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Grant Holt replaces Nathan Byrne. 61:28 Foul by Daniel Pudil (SW). 61:28 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 61:10 Foul by Jack Hunt (SW). 61:10 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 58:49 Goal scored Sheffield Wednesday 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Daniel Pudil (SW) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. 58:04 Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 57:19 Sub, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Lucas João. 55:48 Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan. 54:42 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but James Henry is caught offside. 52:23 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Kieran Lee. 52:16 Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 49:14 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but James Henry is caught offside. 48:18 Foul by Jack Hunt (SW). 48:18 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47:27 Ross Wallace (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 47:27 Foul by Nathan Byrne (WW). 46:39 Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. 45:48 Foul by Fernando Forestieri (SW). 45:48 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45:39 Foul by Kieran Lee (SW). 45:39 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45mins

Sheffield Wednesday Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession    57%  43%

Shots 10  6

On target 4  1

Corners 1  0

Fouls 4 10

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45:00 +4:36 Half time First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 45:00 +2:55 (SW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45:00 +2:55 Back pass by Carl Ikeme (WW).

45:00 +1:13 Foul by Nathan Byrne (WW). 45:00 +1:11 Daniel Pudil (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 44:53 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Price from a direct free kick. 43:57 Foul by Glenn Loovens (SW). 43:57 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 42:53 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 41:37 Delay in match Daniel Pudil (SW) because of an injury. 41:35 Kevin McDonald (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 41:01 Sam Hutchinson (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41:01 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 40:06 Glenn Loovens (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40:06 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 39:28 Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (SW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. 39:23 Attempt saved. Lucas João (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a through ball. 37:03 Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 35:20 Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 33:57 Foul by Jack Hunt (SW). 33:57 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 33:15 Foul by Ross Wallace (SW). 33:15 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  31:42 Kieran Lee (SW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 31:42 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 30:13 Jack Price (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 29:45 Jack Hunt (SW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 29:45 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 28:37 Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. 28:27 Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Wallace. 27:04 Attempt missed. Lucas João (SW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross following a corner. 26:38 Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 24:58 Goal scored  Sheffield Wednesday 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. 23:30 Hand ball by Jack Price (WW). 19:54 Goal  Sheffield Wednesday 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Fernando Forestieri (SW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. 18:35 Penalty Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João draws a foul in the penalty area. 18:35 Penalty conceded by Matt Doherty (WW) after a foul in the penalty area. 17:24 Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gary Hooper. 15:04 Goal scored

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Benik Afobe (WW) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. 13:49 Penalty conceded by Ross Wallace (SW) after a foul in the penalty area. 13:49 Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty draws a foul in the penalty area. 13:42 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 10:27 Hand ball by James Henry (WW). 7:44 Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Lee. 6:49 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. 5:02 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 4:22 Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (SW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas João. 2:23 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 2:23 Fernando Forestieri (SW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 0:17 Hand ball by James Henry (WW). 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Sheffield Wednesday defender Michael Turner and midfielder Alex Lopez have both suffered knee and thigh injuries respectively and will miss out. Midfielder Sam Hutchinson is fit, while striker Lucas Joao and midfielders Jose Semedo and Lewis McGugan are all pushing for recalls. Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald has suffered an ankle injury and is rated 50-50 by boss Kenny Jackett. Kortney Hause (hamstring) and Emi Martinez (thigh) remain sidelined.

MATCH FACTS

Sheffield Wednesday have failed to score in their last five league clashes with Wolves (D1 L4).  Wolves have won seven and lost none of their last 10 league encounters with the Owls. After losing once in 11 games, Wednesday are winless in four Championship fixtures (D3 L1). The Owls are unbeaten in seven home league games, winning four and drawing three. Four of Wolves' last five goals in the league have been assisted by Jordan Graham.


Thursday 17th December Wolves 2 Leeds 3


Wolves 2 Afobe 10′ Byrne 81′ Leeds United Leeds 3 Byram 44′, 60′ Dallas 51′

90 mins HT 1-1


SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Molineux Stadium Date: Thursday 17 December Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

 BBC Sport

Leeds produced a fine fightback to beat Wolves and leave Wanderers without a Championship home win since 3 October.  Benik Afobe slotted the hosts into an early lead at Molineux before Sam Byram equalised just before half-time.  Stuart Dallas put Leeds ahead shortly after the break when his powerful shot beat Carl Ikeme at the near post.  Byram added his second when Charlie Taylor's left-wing cross hit his shoulder and looped in, before Nathan Byrne steered home a consolation.  Wolves' first defeat in six games sees them slip to 17th in the Championship table while Leeds overtake them and rise to 14th. The turnaround by Steve Evans' Leeds either side of the break left the home supporters stunned after they had seen Wolves dominate most of the first half. Dallas gave Wolves an early scare as his dipping volley from 25 yards struck the post.

But moments later Afobe, recalled to the starting line-up in place of Adam Le Fondre, latched onto James Henry's knock down and finished calmly past Marco Silvestri. Afobe shot just wide on the turn and Jordan Graham forced a good save from Silvestri, but the hosts were made to pay for not making their superiority count when winger Byram played a neat one-two with Chris Wood and finished well.  Leeds looked a different side after half-time as Northern Ireland international Dallas and Byram put them into a comfortable lead and Wood was denied twice by Ikeme.  Substitute Byrne gave Wolves some hope with a neat half-volley at the back post from Graham's cross but despite piling men forward in the final 10 minutes, Kenny Jackett's side were unable to find an equaliser.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett:

"Leeds out-powered us. We had to withstand the pressure and we didn't. At the start of the second period they had too much power for us. Physically, I thought that we looked second best. We needed to defend as a side and we found defending tough. We came back at the end but we were always chasing the game. We need to rectify what is wrong and the move on. We have to come through this spell."

Leeds boss Steve Evans:

"Young Sam [Byram] has been good on the training ground for the last two weeks and I said to him that his chance is coming. But he is so good in attacking areas. We love the kid to bits and I have said before that if he comes home with my daughter I will be quite proud! He has played really well and everyone in the dressing room is really pleased for him."LINEUP, S (1) & S (6)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell 03 Golbourne 19 Price (Coady - 84' ) 11 McDonald 07 Henry (Byrne - 67' ) 04 Edwards (Le Fondre - 58' ) 24 Graham 10 Afobe

Substitutes 02 Doherty 12 Wallace 13 McCarey 16 Coady 25 Byrne 27 Holt 29 Le Fondre

Leeds United

01 Silvestri 04 Wootton 05 Bellusci Booked 06 Cooper 21 Taylor 26 Bridcutt 02 Byram 24 Adeyemi (Doukara - 30' ) 23 Cook 15 Dallas (Mowatt - 86' ) 09 Wood (Antenucci - 80' )

Substitutes

03 Bamba 07 Antenucci 08 Murphy 10 Mowatt 11 Doukara 31 Coyle 45 Peacock-Farrell

Ref: Stuart Attwell Att: 19,592

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Leeds United

Possession 50% 50%

Shots  10 13

On target  3 6

Corners  6 2

Fouls  4 10

Live Text Commentary


90:00 +5:05 Full time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Leeds United 3. 90:00 +3:32 Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Leeds) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Byram. 90:00 +2:24 Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham. 87:02 Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 85:11 Sub, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Stuart Dallas. 83:55 Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. 83:40 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor. 83:09 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady replaces Jack Price. 82:42 Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Leeds). 82:42 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 81:08 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 80:17 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Leeds United 3. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 79:26 Sub, Leeds United. Mirco Antenucci replaces Chris Wood. 75:23 Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Graham following a set piece situation. 74:36 Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Leeds). 74:36 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 70:43 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 68:48 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor. 66:22 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces James Henry. 59:43 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 3. Sam Byram (Leeds) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Charlie Taylor with a cross. 58:55 Attempt missed. Sam Byram (Leeds) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Wood with a headed pass. 58:12 Lewis Cook (Leeds) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 58:12 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 57:59 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Dave Edwards. 57:29 Attempt missed. Liam Bridcutt (Leeds) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 57:20 Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 55:35 Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 55:26 Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds). 55:26 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 53:59 Attempt missed. Souleymane Doukara (Leeds) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right following a corner. 53:57 Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a cross. 53:11 Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 50:48 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 2. Stuart Dallas (Leeds) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara. 46:55 Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds). 46:55 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45:56 Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 45:54 Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara. 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 1.

45mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Leeds United

Possession 46% 54%

Shots  5 4

On target 2 1

Corners  4 0

Fouls  3 6

Live Text Commentary


45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 1. 45:00 +0:46 Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sam Byram. 45:00 +0:14 Hand ball by James Henry (WW). 43:19 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 1. Sam Byram (Leeds) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Wood. 39:11 Attempt blocked. Sam Byram (Leeds) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara. 33:59 Attempt saved. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 31:34 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 31:34 Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds). 31:16 Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 31:16 Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds). 29:47 Sub, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Tom Adeyemi because of an injury. 28:53 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Scott Golbourne tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 28:24 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 26:51 Delay in match Tom Adeyemi (Leeds) because of an injury. 26:12 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Batth following a corner. 25:35 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Sam Byram. 25:05 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stuart Dallas. 23:19 Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Leeds). 23:19 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21:51 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Liam Cooper. 20:49 Jack Price (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 20:49 Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds). 20:05 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jordan Graham tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 19:01 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross. 14:12 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor. 12:48 Chris Wood (Leeds) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 12:48 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 9:53 Goal score

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 0. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry with a headed pass. 7:56 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a through ball. 6:32 Stuart Dallas (Leeds) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Chris Wood with a headed pass. 5:24 Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds). 5:24 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 3:51 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 3:51 Stuart Dallas (Leeds) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2:36 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2:36 Foul by Scott Wootton (Leeds). 1:05 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price tries a through ball, but James Henry is caught offside. 0:00

First Half begins.

TEAM NEWS


Wolves boss Kenny Jackett is expected to name an unchanged squad from the one that drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest. Defender Kortney Hause remains out (hamstring) as does loanee keeper Emi Martinez (thigh), meaning Carl Ikeme will make it five starts in a row.

Leeds captain Sol Bamba is available again in defence after a toe injury. Scott Wootton is set to come in at right-back for Gaetano Berardi, who could be out for eight weeks after hurting his ankle against Charlton.

MATCH FACTS

Adam Le Fondre has scored three goals in his last three league appearances against Leeds United. Leeds are winless in their last seven league trips to Molineux, losing five (D2).

Wolves are without a win in five at home, drawing the last three (L2). The Whites have won only one of their last six Championship away matches (D3 L2).

Benik Afobe has netted just one goal in his last nine league appearances.



Friday 11th December Wolves  1 Ebanks-Landell 15'  Nottingham Forest 1 Blackstock 80'

FT 90 +5 HT 1-0

Wolves 1 Notts Forest 1 - Report and pictures http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/12/11/wolves-1-notts-forest-1-report/

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In a season of missed opportunities, here was yet another for Wolves.  Having led 1-0 for 65 minutes and having created a number of chances, they succumbed to Dexter Blackstock's rather soft equaliser just 10 minutes from time.  As ever with Wolves this season, it wasn't for a lack of trying that they failed to beat their fairly limitless opponents. Sadly, a lack of quality was again their Achilles heel, particularly in central areas.

In the continued absence of the benched Benik Afobe their most likely source of goals came down the flanks, particularly through man of the moment Jordan Graham, whose wingplay was at times scintillating.  So too were his set pieces, and one such well-placed free kick was served on a plate for Ethan Ebanks-Landell to nod home the opening goal.  But for all their effort and spirit, Wolves lacked that bit of magic to put the game to bed. On the plus side they are now unbeaten in five, albeit having drawn four of those, and are just two points behind their total of this stage last season.  But Kenny Jackett knows his team have a lot of improving to do if they're to mount a sustained charge for the play-offs.  

Jackett named an unchanged side from the one that beat Rotherham 2-1 six days earlier, with Adam Le Fondre up front on his own.  Forest, managed by ex-Wolves striker Dougie Freedman, had two more familiar faces in their line-up in Dorus De Vries and Michael Mancienne.  And the visitors, who had won their last two matches, scoring six goals in the process, began in the ascendancy with former Villa man Eric Lichaj sending a free header wide from a corner. Nelson Oliveira then broke clear down the left but his cross was cleared by Scott Golbourne, before the same Forest player shot straight at Ikeme from range.  But, against the run of play, it was Wolves who took the lead 15 minutes in. That man Graham provided his third assist in two matches, whipping a come-and-get-me free kick towards the back post where Ebanks-Landell powered his header past De Vries. Forest should have equalised just three minutes later but Matt Mills, a one-time target for Wolves, directed his free header into Ikeme's arms from a Forest free kick.  Wolves broke with James Henry playing over the top for Le Fondre - he crossed first-time from near the byline and it was fractionally too strong for the onrushing Edwards. Back came Forest on the counter and after a terrible Danny Batth header the ball was squad to Chris O'Grady who tapped home - but was a yard offside.  Kevin McDonald then held nothing back in a 50/50 with David Vaughan, but was fractionally late and picked up his fifth booking of the season, ruling him out of next Thursday's visit of Leeds. The clash caused a mini melee but it was nothing more than handbags. Another Forest set piece caused Wolves problems, with O'Grady firing the loose ball off target, before Le Fondre bounded into the penalty area and saw his deflected palmed away by De Vries,  although it was probably bouncing wide. Graham has made a deeply impressive start to his Wolves career and the young winger was again Wolves' most likely outlet. He nearly made it 2-0 on the stroke of half time - cutting inside and playing to Henry, taking the return pass inside the area and firing into the side netting.

Wolves began the second half on top and Henry saw a decent attempt blocked after Le Fondre cutely dinked a lob over his own head. Ebanks-Landell was hungry for a second goal and his back header from a Graham corner was headed off the line. Graham's set piece deliveries were of an excellent standard, causing Forest no end of problems, and another dangerous free kick was cleared, before Henry broke clear down the right and saw his cross crucially cut out.  Forest continued to threaten sporadically but couldn't quite final the killer final pass to break through the Wolves defence.The game descended into a scrappy, bitty contest with a succession of blocked shots and cleared crosses for both sides. The passionate home crowd gave their team a lift creating a stirring atmosphere, chanting 'barmy army' on all four sides of the ground. It nearly culminated in the second goal - yet another Graham corner was spot on, and Ebanks-Landell should have done better when flashing his header past the post.  That man Graham then cleverly skipped between two Forest players before curling at De Vries from 25 yards. But then came the sucker punch. On 77 minutes Freedman sent on Jonny Williams and Dexter Blackstock with a double change. Four minutes later Blackstock escaped the loose shackles of Ebanks-Landell at the back post to side-foot a corner into the net from three yards.Jackett reacted by sending on Afobe in place of Le Fondre. And Wolves began to press again, with Graham's left-wing flag kick dropping nicely to McDonald who lashed a 20-yard screamer on the volley, blocked just ahead of his goalkeeper by Daniel Pinillos.  But thereafter Forest comfortably held on, and four minutes of added time produced precisely no goalmouth action.

Wolves (4-2-3-1): Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth (c), Ebanks-Landell, Golbourne; McDonald, Price; Henry, Edwards, Graham; Le Fondre (Afobe, 84). Subs: McCarey, Doherty, Coady, Byrne, Wallace, Holt.

Nottm Forest (4-4-2): De Vries; Lichaj, Mancienne, Mills, Pinillos; Mendes (Williams, 78), Lansbury, Vaughan, Osborn (Blackstock); Oliveira, O'Grady (Ward, 67). Subs: Evtimov, Hobbs, Tesche, Trotter.

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Dexter Blackstock's late goal earned Nottingham Forest a point at Wolves, who have gone more than two months without a win at Molineux. Ethan Ebanks-Landell powerfully nodded home Jordan Graham's superb free-kick to give Wolves an early lead. Forest's Chris O'Grady had a goal ruled out for offside in the first half. Clear-cut chances remained few and far between after the break before substitute Blackstock volleyed home Henri Lansbury's corner. Kevin McDonald almost snatched victory for the hosts five minutes from time with a stinging volley from the edge of the box which was bravely headed clear by Daniel Pinillos. It was an often tense and edgy atmosphere in front of a home crowd who have not seen Wolves win since 3 October. However, local boy Ebanks-Landell gave Kenny Jackett's men the ideal start when he rose highest to head in the impressive Graham's pinpoint cross after 15 minutes.  Forest, who struggled to show a sustained attacking threat, created their first chance when a jinking run from Nelson Oliveira set up O'Grady to tap home, but the striker was a couple of yards offside. Wolves dominated the opening stages of the second half as Ebanks-Landell headed another fine Graham corner wide, but they were made to pay for not extending their advantage.  Blackstock, who had only come onto the pitch moments earlier, stole in at the far post to clinically finish past Carl Ikeme.  Wolves remain 14th in the Championship having drawn four of their past five games, while Forest stay in 15th.


Jackett on Wolves v Nottingham Forest

"The performance was good and if you are looking at the last five games we haven't lost any - but we have only won one and drawn four.  The effort of the players was very good and at times there was some quality football as well.  But ultimately we are frustrated because we want wins and the gap between one point and three is costing us at the moment.  We don't feel we are far away. We are not a poor side but we need to find that edge to put sides away and capitalise on when we do have the lead."

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman:

"I was very proud of this performance tonight because it is something we have been developing, coming back from setbacks. We showed resilience when we had to because I thought Wolves gave it a right good go in the middle part of the game. The reason that we got a well-deserved point was because we started with a lot of confidence in the first 15 or 20 minutes, when I think they scored against the run of play. Then in the last 15 minutes we really showed that energy and aggressiveness which got us a fair result. So I come away from here very pleased with how we played."

It was Ebanks-Landell's first goal of the season Kenny Jackett has not seen Wolves win at Molineux since a 3-0 victory against Huddersfield

Nottingham Forest Forest ended a run of four straight away defeats

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (6) & Subs (4)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell 03 Golbourne 19 Price Booked 11 McDonald Booked 07 Henry 04 Edwards 24 Graham 29 Le Fondre (Afobe - 84' )

Substitutes 02 Doherty 10 Afobe 12 Wallace 13 McCarey 16 Coady 25 Byrne 27 Holt

Nottingham Forest

01 de Vries 02 Lichaj 05 Mills 04 Mancienne Booked 31 Pinillos 15 Mendes da Graça (Blackstock - 78' Booked ) 10 Lansbury Booked 24 Vaughan 38 Osborn (Williams - 77' ) 17 Castro Oliveira Booked 29 O'Grady (Ward - 67' ) Substitutes 18 Trotter 19 Ward 20 Williams 23 Blackstock 25 Hobbs 26 Evtimov 32 Tesche


Ref: Keith Stroud  Att: 20,000

MATCH STATS

90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Nottingham Forest

Possession   53%  47%

Shots  14 10

On target  4 3

Corners  7 5

Fouls  8 16

Live Text Commentary Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Nottingham Forest 1. 90:00 +4:52 Full time  Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Nottingham Forest 1. 90:00 +4:23

Dexter Blackstock (Forest) is shown the yellow card. 90:00 +4:09 Hand ball by Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest). 90:00 +1:02 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Daniel Pinillos. 87:36 Nélson Oliveira (Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 87:14 Kevin McDonald ((WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 87:14 Foul by Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest). 85:42 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW) . 85:42 Michael Mancienne (Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 84:55 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Daniel Pinillos. 84:49 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald ((WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 84:30 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Mancienne. 83:01 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Benik Afobe replaces Adam Le Fondre. 82:40 Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Scott Golbourne. 80:45 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 80:45 Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest). 79:33 Goal scoredGoal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Dexter Blackstock (Forest) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Henri Lansbury with a cross following a corner. 79:08 Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 79:07 Attempt blocked. Jamie Ward (Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nélson Oliveira.78:06 Jordan Graham ((WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 78:06 Foul by Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest). 77:40 Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 77:04 Sub, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Ryan Mendes. 76:54 Sub, Nottingham Forest. Jonathan Williams replaces Ben Osborn. 76:08 Attempt saved. Jordan Graham ((WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 75:29 Adam Le Fondre ((WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 75:29 Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest). 74:16 Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell ((WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a corner. 73:53 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Mancienne. 71:26 Foul by James Henry (WW) .  71:26 Daniel Pinillos (Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70:14 Attempt blocked. James Henry ((WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 67:37 Attempt blocked. Ben Osborn (Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Ward. 66:44 Dave Edwards ((WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 66:44 Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest). 66:18 Sub, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Ward replaces Chris O'Grady. 65:45 Ethan Ebanks-Landell ((WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65:45 Foul by Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest). 60:21 Jordan Graham ((WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 60:21 Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest). 57:05 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW) . 57:05 David Vaughan (Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 56:47 Attempt saved. Jack Price ((WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 55:46 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW) . 55:46 Henri Lansbury (Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54:20 Henri Lansbury (Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 54:05 James Henry ((WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 54:05 Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest). 53:00 Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre ((WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross. 52:52 Attempt blocked. Ethan Ebanks-Landell ((WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 52:30 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Eric Lichaj. 50:21 Attempt blocked. James Henry ((WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 48:29 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Mills. 48:27 Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre ((WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 45:28 Adam Le Fondre ((WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45:28 Foul by Daniel Pinillos (Nottingham Forest). 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Nottingham Forest 0. 45:00 +3:34 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Nottingham Forest 0. 45:00 +2:15 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 45:00 +1:10 Delay in match Kevin McDonald ((WW) because of an injury. 43:38 Attempt missed. Jordan Graham ((WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a through ball. 41:45 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald ((WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 40:46 Michael Mancienne (Forest) is shown the yellow card. 40:38 Adam Le Fondre ((WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 40:38 Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest). 39:59 Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Mendes. 35:42 Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 35:42 Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest). 35:31 Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre ((WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 32:12 Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high following a corner. 32:10 Attempt blocked. Michael Mancienne (Forest) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a headed pass. 31:44 Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 30:55 Kevin McDonald ((WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 30:12 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW) . 30:12 David Vaughan (Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28:54 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW) . 28:54 Matt Mills (Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28:29 Corner, WW. Conceded by Eric Lichaj. 27:39 Attempt missed. Jordan Graham ((WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 26:54 Jordan Graham ((WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 26:54 Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest). 24:33 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WWa). 24:33 Ryan Mendes (Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22:50 Attempt blocked. David Vaughan (Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Mendes. 20:30 Dominic Iorfa ((WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 20:30 Foul by Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest). 18:37 Offside, Nottingham Forest. Nélson Oliveira tries a through ball, but Chris O'Grady is caught offside. 17:18 Attempt saved. Matt Mills (Forest) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Henri Lansbury. 16:54 Jack Price ((WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 16:27 Foul by Jack Price (WW) . 16:27 Ryan Mendes (Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 14:43 Goal scored

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Ethan Ebanks-Landell ((WW) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a set piece situation. 14:18 Jordan Graham ((WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 14:18 Foul by Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest). 11:37 Scott Golbourne ((WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 11:37 Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest). 8:15 Attempt saved. Nélson Oliveira (Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a headed pass. 1:27 Attempt missed. Eric Lichaj (Forest) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Mills with a headed pass following a corner. 0:57 Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Danny Batth. 0:00

First Half begins.





Sat 5th December Rotherham  Wolves


Rotherham 1 Newell 18′ Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Henry 5′ Batth 44′

FT 90 +4 HT 1-2 #

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Venue: New York Stadium Date: Saturday 5 December Kick-off: 15:00 GMT


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Captain Danny Batth scored the winner as Wolves picked up three valuable points at Rotherham.  James Henry was also on target, scoring inside five minutes, with Jordan Graham providing both assists at New York Stadium.  Kenny Jackett surprisingly dropped Benik Afobe in favour of Adam Le Fondre but the brave decision was vindicated by the result.  Batth struck on the stroke of half time, nodding home Graham's corner, and in a fairly even encounter Wolves defended doggedly and were good value for their hard-earned victory.  When the team sheets came in it was a big surprise to see Afobe's name on the bench. Jackett made two changes from the side that drew 0-0 with MK Dons, with Ethan Ebanks-Landell replacing the departed Mike Williamson.  Conditions were blustery to say the last but Wolves started magnificently and took the lead just five minutes in.  David Edwards slipped a pass through to Graham whose left-wing cross took a bounce and was sent into the corner by a controlled Henry header.  The lead was almost doubled soon after when Batth got on the end of Graham's corner and forced a fine fingertip save from Lee Camp. It was all Wolves but the hosts soon came into the game, with Newell's cross deflected towards the near post where Ikeme saved, and then Lee Frecklington nodding over the bar after a nice move from the home side. An equaliser looked likely and it duly arrived when, after Ebanks-Landell blocked a goalbound shot, Wolves to clear and Harry Toffolo's effort was glanced in by Newell.  David Edwards flashed a decent effort at Camp and then McDonald drove across goal and wide as Wolves responded.  Frecklington whistled a 20-yard volley past the sprawling Ikeme's right-hand post and then Henry's dangerous free kick was turned behind with Batth lurking in what was becoming an entertaining encounter. And then on the stroke of half time Wolves edged back in front when Batth jumped highest to send another pinpoint Graham delivery, this time from a corner, past Camp.  Wolves began the second half as they ended the first and after magnificent work from Henry, Le Fondre nodded not too far wide from close range.   But Rotherham, looking to win their third successive game, were causing Wolves problems at the back. They should have equalised when Toffolo crossed low for the unmarked Grant Ward, but he fired over from close range as Wolves were given a let off. Jonson Clarke-Harris was then a fraction too late when trying to get on the end of Grant Ward's cross, as Wolves lived dangerously. The same player wasn't far away from another right-wing cross, not long after a Graham corner bounced off Ebanks-Landell and wide. Afobe replaced the hard-working Le Fondre with 14 minutes left in what was Jackett's first change.  The hosts were probing away and there were a few nervous moments for Wolves, with Ikeme just claiming a loose ball in time, before Conor Coady replaced the injured McDonald with three minutes to go. Wolves looked the more likely scorers in the closing minutes with Afobe and Iorfa both threatening with jinking runs into the box. And they were untroubled in three minutes of added time as Jackett's team stoutly saw out the game for a crucial victory.


Rotherham (4-4-2): Camp; Buxton, Broadfoot, Collins, Toffolo; Grant Ward (Barker, 77), Frecklington (c), Smallwood, Newell (Hyam, 57); Clarke-Harris, Danny Ward (Derbyshire, 13). Subs: Collin, Mattock, Richardson, Yates.  Goal: Newell (18)


Wolves (4-2-3-1): Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Ebanks-Landell, Golbourne; McDonald (Coady, 87), Price; Henry, Edwards, Graham (Byrne, 90); Le Fondre (Afobe, 76). Subs: McCarey, Doherty, Wallace, Holt. Goals: Henry (5), Batth (45).  Attendance: 9,759 (1,752 Wolves fans)


LINEUP, BOOKINGS (1) & SUBS (6)

Rotherham United

01 Camp 02 Buxton 05 Broadfoot 04 Collins 30 Toffolo 17 G Ward (Barker - 77' ) 08 Frecklington 33 Smallwood 22 Newell (Hyam - 57' ) 09 D Ward (Derbyshire - 13' ) 19 Clarke-Harris

Substitutes 03 Mattock 16 Richardson 21 Collin 25 Hyam 26 Barker 27 Derbyshire 39 Yates

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 23 Ebanks-Landell 03 Golbourne 19 Price 11 McDonald Booked (Coady - 87' ) 07 Henry 04 Edwards 24 Graham (Byrne - 92' ) 29 Le Fondre (Afobe - 77' )

Substitutes

02 Doherty 10 Afobe 12 Wallace 13 McCarey 16 Coady 25 Byrne 27 Holt

Ref: Darren Deadman Att: 9,759

MATCH STATS 90mins

 Rotherham United Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession    53%     47%

Shots              13       10

On target          2         5

Corners            5         7

Fouls               6          6

Live Text Commentary


90:00 +3:39 Full Time. Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. 90:00 +3:05 Matt Derbyshire (Millers) wins a free kick on the right wing. 90:00 +3:05 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 90:00 +2:14 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Benik Afobe with a headed pass. 90:00 +1:03 Sub, WW. Nathan Byrne replaces Jordan Graham. 90:00 +0:18 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 88:43 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Collins. 86:32 Offside, Rotherham United. Kirk Broadfoot tries a through ball, but Jonson Clarke-Harris is caught offside. 86:06 Sub, WW. Conor Coady replaces Kevin McDonald because of an injury. 84:15 Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire. 83:55 Kevin McDonald (WW) is shown the yellow card. 83:46 Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (Millers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Smallwood. 80:57 Offside, Rotherham United. Richard Smallwood tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside. 78:17 Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 77:31 Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 76:37 Sub, Millers. Brandon Barker replaces Grant Ward. 76:10 Sub, WW. Benik Afobe replaces Adam Le Fondre. 70:37 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Hyam. 68:48 Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Scott Golbourne. 61:55 Attempt missed. Richard Smallwood (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Toffolo. 56:35 Attempt missed. Grant Ward (Millers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Harry Toffolo. 56:22 Sub, Millers. Luke Hyam replaces Joe Newell. 54:26 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 54:26 Foul by Lee Frecklington (Millers). 52:08 Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 51:15 Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Danny Batth. 50:39 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 50:39 Danny Collins (Millers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 49:38 Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by ames Henry with a cross. 48:54 Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Price following a set piece situation. 48:40 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 48:40 Foul by Danny Collins (Millers). 47:15 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 47:15 Jonson Clarke-Harris (Millers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45:00 Second Half begins Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.


 Rotherham United Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession   44%    56%

Shots                5       7

On target          2       5

Corners           1        5

Fouls                4        3


45:00 +2:04 Half Time First Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. 44:49 Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell. 43:29 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Danny Batth (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a corner. 43:07 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Richard Smallwood. 36:11 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonson Clarke-Harris. 35:50 Adam Le Fondre (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 35:50 Foul by Danny Collins (Millers). 34:35 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Lewis Buxton. 32:35 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 32:35 Foul by Lewis Buxton (Millers). 28:23 Attempt missed. Grant Ward (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 26:44 Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW). 26:44 Jonson Clarke-Harris (Millers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26:00 Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme. 25:44 Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Millers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 25:12 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 25:12 Harry Toffolo (Millers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 22:43 Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry. 22:24 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 22:24 Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Millers). 19:31 Attempt saved. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Price. 19:14 Attempt blocked. Scott Golbourne (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.17:42 Goal scored Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Matt Derbyshire (Millers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Toffolo. 17:39 Attempt blocked. Harry Toffolo (Millers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 16:16 Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Millers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Newell with a cross. 14:29 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 14:29 Kirk Broadfoot (Millers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 13:31 Ethan Ebanks-Landell (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 13:31 Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Millers). 12:20 , Rotherham United. Matt Derbyshire replaces Danny Ward because of an injury. 10:54 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot. 9:55 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 9:32 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Lewis Buxton. 6:39 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.  Assisted by Jordan Graham. 5:14 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ethan Ebanks-Landell tries a through ball, but James Henry is caught offside. 4:04 Goal scoredGoal!

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. James Henry (WW) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 0:00 First Half begins.



TEAM NEWS


Rotherham will assess the fitness of Stephen Kelly (calf) as they look for their third successive league win.  Jonson Clarke-Harris and Danny Ward are likely to remain in attack with Leon Best suspended.  Ethan Ebanks-Landell could return for Wolves for the first time in three months. Kortney Hause (hamstring) remains out having not played since October.


MATCH FACTS

Rotherham have only picked up two home wins in their nine league encounters with Wolves (D4 L3). However, one of these wins came in this fixture last season. Wolves put five past Rotherham

in their most recent league fixture at Molineux in February, with Benik Afobe scoring two and grabbing an assist. After failing to win in seven  league games, Rotherham have won back-to-back matches - the last time they won three in a row was April 2014 (a run of four wins). Wolverhampton have drawn each of the last three Championship games - the last time they drew four league games in a row was in December 2005. onson Clarke-Harris has already matched his league goal tally for last season with five goals this campaign.


Sat 28th November  Wolves 0 Milton Keynes Dons 0

FT 90 +6 HT 0-0


SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Molineux Stadium Date: Saturday 28 November Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

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Wolves wasted a host of chances as they were held 0-0 at home by struggling Milton Keynes Dons.

    

Kenny Jackett's team totally dominated the game and created a hatful of good opportunities. But all were either spurned or saved by Dons keeper David Martin.  Benik Afobe, James Henry, Kevin McDonald and Mike Williamson came closest to breaking the deadlock.  Jordan Graham impressed on the left flank but his withdrawal just after the hour mark was greeted with loud boos by the home fans, who repeated that at full time on what was a hugely frustrating afternoon.  It was their second successive goalless draw at home and extends their poor recent run to one win in eight matches.  Jackett named the same XI that had claimed a point at Ipswich a week before, meaning no place in the side for Adam Le Fondre who had impressed off the bench at Portman Road.  The fit-again Ethan Ebanks-Landell wasn't included in the squad, while keeper Jon Flatt kept his place on the bench ahead of Aaron McCarey.


At a cold and quiet Molineux there was precious little to report in the opening stages, with Wolves enjoying the lion's share of possession.  Jordan Graham was looking to impress on his Molineux debut and he quickly became the most creative outlet for Jackett's team.  The 20-year-old cut inside menacingly before being tripped just outside the box - he took the free kick himself and it was crucially cleared ahead of Danny Batth.  James Henry then got the crowd going with an excellent tackle to win possession just outside the MK Dons box, but drove his low shot wide.  That came after 15 minutes, and thereafter Wolves dominated the rest of the first half, pummeling the visiting defence with a long succession of crosses and shots.  First Graham used his left foot to sent a teasing cross towards Henry, who glanced agonisingly across goal.  Kevin McDonald then sprayed wide to Henry and his ball found Benik Afobe, but the former MK Dons man shot too close to goalkeeper David Martin from close range.  Henry fired wide after cutting inside and then turned provider with another good delivery, for which Graham arrived fractionally too late.  Afobe met yet another Henry cross with a decent diving header, but again it was too close to Martin.  Graham then shot at the MK Dons keeper when skipping inside, before his cross was blocked by Martin and David Edwards missed connecting with the rebound by a whisker.  That man Graham twisted and turned into the box and fired wide, before Afobe was desperately close with the final chance of the half, taking Henry's pass and shooting just wide.  It was, if not a battering, then very much one-way traffic in a dominant half for Wolves, in which the visitors failed to register a single shot. After half time they picked up where they left off, with Edwards having a goalbound shot blocked and then McDonald firing over from 20 yards. Henry then slipped the ball to Afobe in the box - he set his sights but Martin did well to push wide.  From the corner Wolves looked to recreate their goal against Derby from a few weeks ago, with it played short by Graham and dummied by Edwards. This time, though, Afobe's shot was blocked and then a second attempt deflected inches wide.  McDonald narrowly missed a low Henry cross and then the Scot hit yet another shot wide via a deflection after Dominic Iorfa brilliantly beat two men.  Then came a surprising  when Graham was withdrawn with 64 minutes on the clock. Loud boos greeted the decision, with the home fans unhappy that the youngster, who didn't appear to be injured, was replaced by Sheyi Ojo.  Le Fondre also entered the fray, replacing Edwards.  Henry then curled high and wide when he had team mates waiting for a cross, and the home fans began to show their frustration at Wolves' failure to turn their complete dominance into a winning scoreline.  In a rare respite for the visitors substitute Carl Baker let fly from range, forcing Carl Ikeme to push wide at full stretch.  Then came one of their better chances of the many created - Henry hung a cross up for Williamson at the back stick but he couldn't beat Martin with his close-range header.  The frustration continued in the closing stages, with disappointing crosses from Golbourne and Ojo both claimed, before McFadzean cynically fouled a livid Afobe as Wolves looked to break.  But in the final five minutes - and in five minutes of injury time - Wolves didn't come close to finding a way through.  In fact the visitors came closest when Daniel Powell hit a hafl volley through a crowd of players, forcing another fine Ikeme save.  It was a flat end to a hugely disappointing afternoon at Molineux, and the fans let their feelings known at full time.


Wolves (4-2-3-1): Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Williamson, Golbourne; McDonald, Price; Henry, Edwards (Le Fondre, 64), Graham (Ojo, 64); Afobe. Subs: Flatt, Doherty, Coady, Byrne, Holt.

MK Dons (4-2-3-1): Martin; Spence, McFadzean, Kay, Lewington; Poyet, Potter; Carruthers, Bowditch (Powell, 79), Murphy (Baker, 62); Maynard (Gallagher, 86). Subs: Cropper, Hodson, Benavente, Hall.

Attendance: 19,814


LINEUP, BOOKINGS (5) & Subs (5)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 05 Williamson 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald 19 Price 07 Henry 04 Edwards (Le Fondre - 64' ) 24 Graham (Ojo - 64' ) 10 Afobe

Substitutes 02 Doherty 16 Coady 20 Ojo 25 Byrne 27 Holt 29 Le Fondre 31 Flatt

Milton Keynes Dons

01 Martin 12 Spence Booked 05 McFadzean Booked 06 Kay 03 Lewington 08 Potter Booked 39 Poyet 14 Carruthers 09 Bowditch (Powell - 79' Booked ) 31 Murphy (Baker - 62' Booked ) 28 Maynard (Gallagher - 86' ) Substitutes 02 Hodson 07 Baker 13 Gallagher 17 Powell 22 Cropper 23 Benavente 38 Hall

Ref: Nigel Miller Att: 19,814

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Milton Keynes Dons

Possession 55% 45%

Shots  16 5

On target  5 3

Corners  5 1

Fouls  7 23

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90:00 +5:44 Full time

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, MK Dons 0. 90:00 +5:05


Daniel Powell (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card. 90:00 +2:09 Jordan Spence (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90:00 +2:01 Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons). 90:00 +1:46 Hand ball by Dean Lewington (MK Dons). 90:00 +0:53 Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 90:00 +0:33 Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Scott Golbourne. 89:25 Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 87:19 Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 87:19 Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons). 85:52 Sub, MK Dons. Sam Gallagher replaces Nicky Maynard. 83:36 Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 83:29 Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83:29 Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons). 79:55 Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 79:55 Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons). 78:43 Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 78:43 Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons). 78:09 Sub, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Dean Bowditch. 77:12 Attempt saved. Michael Williamson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.76:30 Darren Potter (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 76:03 James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 76:03 Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons). 75:04 Attempt saved. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Diego Poyet. 73:25 Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin McDonald following a corner. 73:03 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Martin. 72:29 Attempt missed. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordan Spence. 69:03 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Spence. 67:23 Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carl Baker. 66:23 Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 66:23 Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons). 66:02 Carl Baker (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 65:56 James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65:56 Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons). 65:41 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers). 65:41 Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 63:38 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Jordan Graham. 63:15 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Dave Edwards. 61:33 Sub, MK Dons. Carl Baker replaces Josh Murphy. 59:59 Attempt missed. Michael Williamson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a corner. 59:35 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Spence. 55:50 Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers). 55:50 David Martin (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54:59 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Diego Poyet. 54:51 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. 54:50 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 54:13 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Martin. 54:11 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry. 53:23 Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 53:23 Foul by Diego Poyet (MK Dons). 52:38 Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Henry. 51:12 Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers). 51:12 Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 51:03 Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Price. 49:11 Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 49:11 Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons). 47:36 Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Samir Carruthers. 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, MK Dons 0.


MATCH STATS 45mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Milton Keynes Dons

Possession   53%  47%

Shots  7 0

On target  2 0

Corners  0 0

Fouls  4 12

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45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, MK Dons 0. 42:12 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Henry. 41:28 Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 41:28 Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons). 40:42 Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry. 38:13 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers). 38:13 Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 37:12 Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 37:12 Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons). 36:10 Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers). 36:10 Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34:52 Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 34:52 Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons). 33:12 Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 33:12 Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons). 29:49 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 28:24 Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers). 28:24 Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 26:01 Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 22:13 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Scott Golbourne tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside.  21:37 Michael Williamson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21:37 Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons). 20:44 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry. 17:59 Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross. 16:49 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dave Edwards tries a through ball, but James Henry is caught offside. 15:59 Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 15:59 Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons). 15:14 Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 14:38 Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 14:38 Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons). 12:45 Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing. 12:45 Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers). 9:12 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price tries a through ball, but Dave Edwards is caught offside. 9:04 Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers)  wins a free kick on the left wing. 9:04 Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons). 7:24 Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 7:24 Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons). 3:03 Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3:03 Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons). 2:06 Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing. 2:06 Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons). 0:39 Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 0:39 Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK

Dons). 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Wolves goalkeeper Emi Martinez remains sidelined with a thigh injury while midfielder Jack Price is doubtful with a badly bruised hip.

Kortney Hause (hamstring) is out but Ethan Ebanks-Landell is available after recovering from a broken foot.

Milton Keynes defender Matt Upson and midfielder Ben Reeves are both unavailable after suffering calf injuries.

Midfielder Carl Baker is in contention to start in central midfield.

MATCH FACTS


This will be the third meeting between the two sides, after they previously met in League One in the 2013-14 season, with each side earning one win each.

In the two previous meetings, the home side lost on both occasions without scoring a goal.

Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo has provided more assists from the bench this season than any other Championship player (3).

Only Bolton (2) have picked up fewer points on the road this term than MK Dons (5).

Wolves have won just once in their past seven league games (D2 L4).

MK Dons have netted more than once in just two of their 17 Championship matches.



Sat 21st November Ipswich Town 2 Douglas 16' Murphy 54' Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Henry 38' Afobe 75'

FT 90 +5 HT 1-1


SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Venue: Portman Road Date: Saturday, 21 November Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

Ipswich 2 Wolves 2 - Report and pictures http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/11/21/ipswich-2-wolves-2-report-and-pictures/

Benik Afobe broke his goalscoring drought as Wolves twice came from behind to claim a point against Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town.

The striker hadn't scored in his previous five appearance - his longest run without a goal for Wolves - but headed home substitute Adam Le Fondre's cross 15 minutes from time to earn Wolves a deserved point.  The hosts had taken the lead against a shaky Wolves defence through Jonathan Douglas, with James Henry equalising from debutant Jordan Graham's corner before the break. Daryl Murphy handed Ipswich the lead again shortly after half time and, although the hosts created the better chances, Wolves earned their equaliser and indeed could have won it late on. Graham replaced Sheyi Ojo in the starting line up as Jackett made two changes from the side that drew 0-0 against Burnley two weeks ago, with Ikeme in for Emiliano Martinez. Wolves made a very bright start, with the ball almost breaking kindly for Afobe in the box, but the striker couldn't find room for a shot.  Dominic Iorfa then surged through the middle from David Edwards' pass - hit shot was blocked and fell to Graham, who cut inside and drove low at Dean Gerken. The youngster was heavily involved early on and showed some nice touches in what was a composed start to his debut. The 20-year-old then raced down the left on the counter attack, with his low cross taken off the rampaging Jack Price's toes six yards out.  Wolves were on top, but with arguably Ipswich's first meaningful attack they took the lead, 12 minutes in.  Iorfa couldn't cut out a low cross from Sears and Douglas was given time and space to pick his spot from 10 yards.  Edwards and Henry sent half volleys not too far wide as Jackett's team responded.  But, in contrast to their last three games, they look susceptible at the back. Ikeme, making his first league start since August, was too slow in getting rid of the ball, allowing Pitman to rebound his clearance not too far over the bar.  The same player was then afforded the freedom of the six yard box to meet another Sears cross, but sent his free header past the post with Williamson and Batth nowhere.  Pitman was again involved when his over-hit right wing cross looped dangerously towards the Wolves goal. Ikeme was beaten but it bounced off the top of the bar,.  Sears, now on the right flank, sent a low cross practically along the goalline as Wolves struggled to cope. But they rallied in some style by scoring an equaliser seven minutes before the break. A second successive Graham corner from the left was prodded back into the six yard box by the long leg of Williamson and there was Henry to slam home from all of two yards out.  It was a quiet start to the second half for Wolves with Ipswich enjoying more of the play - and the hosts regained the lead on 54 minutes. Pitman latched onto a ball down the right of the area - Ikeme initially came and then retreated, and when the dinked cross reached Murphy at the back stick he couldn't miss, with the keeper out of position.  Ikeme collided with Murphy as he raced back in a desperate attempt to keep the ball out, and the Nigeria international required extensive treatment before play could restart.  When it did, Wolves struggled to make any headway, with Graham wasteful from the left on the one occasion they ventured forward with purpose.  Jackett sent on Adam Le Fondre for Edwards in a bid to find an equaliser.  And the on-loan Cardiff man helped do just that when, with 75 minutes on the clock, he peeled off to the right and sent a perfect cross to Afobe who powered a six-yard header past Dean Gerken. Revitalised, Wolves almost edged in front a minute later when Le Fondre was inches away from connecting with a Henry cross.  Graham was then forced off after picking up a knock, with Ojo his replacement.  Both sides were pushing for the winner, with substitute Ainsley Maitland-Niles nodding wide for Ipswich before Henry ballooned over from 18 yards down the other end. Le Fondre was making a big impact but he should have done better when, after taking Ojo's pass, he shot straight at Gerken from the edge of the box.  Douglas was guilty of the same when he made it too easy for Ikeme after Murphy sliced his way into the Wolves box.  It was a frantic finale with play stretched at both ends. Henry's cross found Afobe but he agonisingly couldn't get the ball out of his feet, and then Kevin McDonald ballooned over.  And that was the last meaningful chance, with neither keeper troubled in four minutes of added time of an entertaining encounter.


Ipswich (4-4-2): Gerken; Chambers (c), Smith, Berra, Knudsen; Bru (Maitland-Niles, 69), Skuse, Douglas, Sears; Murphy, Pitman.

Wolves (4-2-3-1): Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth (c), Williamson, Golbourne; McDonald, Price; Henry, Edwards (Le Fondre, 65), Graham (Ojo, 77); Afobe. Attendance: 19,227


LINEUP, S (3) & S (3)

Ipswich Town

01 Gerken 04 Chambers Booked 05 Smith 06 Berra 03 Knudsen 17 Bru (Maitland-Niles - 69' ) 08 Skuse 22 Douglas 11 Pitman 09 Murphy 20 Sears

Substitutes 02 Parr 07 Maitland-Niles 15 Oar 16 Coke 21 Malarczyk 33 Bialkowski 39 Toure

Wolverhampton Wanderers

01 Ikeme 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 05 Williamson 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald 19 Price 07 Henry Booked 04 Edwards (Le Fondre - 65' Booked ) 24 Graham (Ojo - 77' ) 10 Afobe

Substitutes 02 Doherty 16 Coady 20 Ojo 25 Byrne 27 Holt 29 Le Fondre 31 Flatt

Ref: Gavin Ward Att: 19,227

MATCH STATS 90mins

 Ipswich Town Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 51%   49%

Shots 14  12

On target 6  4

Corners 3  3

Fouls 13 8

Live Text Commentary


90:00 +4:46 Full time Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. 90:00 +4:29 Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich). 90:00 +4:19 Carl Ikeme (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +3:35 Adam Le Fondre (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90:00 +3:30 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 90:00 +3:30 Freddie Sears (Ipswich) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90:00 +2:44 Luke Chambers (Ipswich) is shown the yellow card. 90:00 +2:38 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90:00 +2:38 Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich). 90:00 +0:46 Foul by Michael Williamson (WW). 90:00 +0:46 Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 89:51 Attempt saved. Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 89:49 Attempt blocked. Cole Skuse (Ipswich) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 86:25 Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. 83:30 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83:30 Foul by Freddie Sears (Ipswich). 83:16 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 83:16 Christophe Berra (Ipswich) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 83:03 Attempt saved. Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daryl Murphy. 81:37 Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo.79:00 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 78:15 Attempt missed. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Freddie Sears with a cross. 76:59 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 76:58 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Jordan Graham because of an injury. 76:21 Delay in match Jordan Graham (WW) because of an injury. 75:31 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 74:10 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Benik Afobe (WW) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre with a cross. 72:03 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72:03 Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich). 69:05 Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich). 69:05 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 68:53 Sub, Ipswich Town. Ainsley Maitland-Niles replaces Kevin Bru. 66:04 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 64:15 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Dave Edwards. 63:23 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 63:23 Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich) wins a free kick on the left wing. 62:47 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 62:47 Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich). 61:11 Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Henry. 60:26 Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich). 60:26 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 59:52 Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Michael Williamson. 55:37 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 53:48 Delay in match Carl Ikeme (WW) because of an injury. 53:02 Goal scored Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Brett Pitman. 52:59 Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cole Skuse. 50:39 Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jack Price. 50:35 Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Chambers. 49:21 Attempt saved. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross. 48:55 Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich). 48:55 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 46:33 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Benik Afobe tries a through ball, but Jordan Graham is caught offside. 45:35 Brett Pitman (Ipswich) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 45:35 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 45:00 Second Half begins Ipswich Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.


MATCH STATS 45mins

 Ipswich Town Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 56%  44%

Shots  7 5

On target  3 1

Corners  1 3

Fouls  5 3

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45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 44:10 Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich). 44:10 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 43:38 Attempt saved. Luke Chambers (Ipswich) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas. 41:25 Attempt saved. Tommy Smith (Ipswich) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross. 41:02 Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Michael Williamson. 37:49 Goal scored

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Williamson following a corner. 37:31 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Kevin Bru. 37:00 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tommy Smith. 35:16 Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich). 35:16 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 34:46 Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Ipswich) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 31:52 Offside, Ipswich Town. Tommy Smith tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside. 28:34 Brett Pitman (Ipswich) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28:34 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 27:12 Kevin Bru (Ipswich) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27:12 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 26:44 Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich). 26:44 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24:53 Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Freddie Sears with a cross.21:42 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. 19:26 Jordan Graham (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 19:26 Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich). 16:57 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 15:01 Goal scored Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen with a cross. 11:13 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Cole Skuse. 10:26 James Henry (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 10:03 Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich) wins a free kick on the left wing. 10:03 Foul by James Henry (WW). 9:58 Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Ipswich) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Gerken. 9:43 Attempt blocked. Jordan Graham (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 9:39 Attempt blocked. Dominic Iorfa (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 6:55 Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich). 6:55 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 1:49 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Scott Golbourne tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 1:18 Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daryl Murphy. 0:00 First Half begins.



TEAM NEWS


Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy's main worry is the condition of Republic of Ireland forward Daryl Murphy and Australia winger Tommy Oar following the international break.  Playmaker Teddy Bishop is out with an injured hamstring and shin splints.

Wolves defenders Kortney Hause (hamstring) and Ethan Ebanks-Landell (foot) are ruled out through injury.  Carl Ikeme will replace keeper Emi Martinez, who limped off with a thigh problem against Burnley last time out.

MATCH FACTS


Daryl Murphy scored two goals in this exact fixture last season, as the Tractor Boys ran out 2-1 winners.  Wolves have won three of their last five matches against Ipswich at Portman Road (L2).

Grant Holt has been involved in four goals in three league appearances against Ipswich (three goals, one assist). After going seven games without a victory, Mick McCarthy's side have won their last two. Benik Afobe has found the net in just two of his last 11 appearances in all competitions for Wolves. Away from home, Kenny Jackett's men have scored in 13 of their last 15 matches



at 7th November   #16 Wolves  0  Burnley0

 

Wolves 0 Burnley 0  FT 90 +5 HT 0-0

Burnley extended their unbeaten Championship run to seven games after battling to a goalless draw at Wolves.  Both sides had first-half chances, with Wolves keeper Emiliano Martinez twice saving from Andre Gray, while Burnley's Tom Heaton denied Benik Afobe.  The Wolves striker fired a clear chance narrowly off target after the break and James Henry curled wide late on.  George Boyd also went close for the Clarets but both sides had to settle for a point.  The draw was the first in 15 league meetings between the two sides at Molineux since August 1976, with Burnley's point meaning they have picked up 17 points from a possible 21, while Wolves  remain out of form having now won only once in six games.

The Clarets made the brighter start as eight-goal striker Gray twice saw shots saved by Martinez. But Wolves posed a threat too as Afobe saw his strike from a tight angle turned over the bar by Heaton, who also kept out a Henry free-kick.  Chances remained at a premium after the break, with Sheyi Ojo shooting over the bar, while Boyd fired wide for the Clarets. Wolves, who had to replace injured keeper Martinez with Carl Ikeme during the second half, then saw Afobe's left-foot shot go just wide from the game's clearest chance before the striker headed narrowly off target. There was still time for Dave Edwards to shoot wide on the turn and Henry to curl off target as neither side was able to claim a winner.

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (4) & Subs (5)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez (Ikeme - 57' ) 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 05 Williamson 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald Booked 19 Price 07 Henry 04 Edwards 20 Ojo Booked (Byrne - 58' ) 10 Afobe

Substitutes 01 Ikeme  02 Doherty 12 Wallace 16 Coady 25 Byrne 27 Holt 29 Le Fondre

Burnley

01 Heaton 27 Darikwa 04 Duff 05 Keane 06 Mee Booked (Ward - 78' ) 21 Boyd (Taylor - 75' ) 14 Jones 13 Barton 37 Arfield Booked 09 Vokes (Hennings - 65' ) 07 Gray

Substitutes 02 Lowton 11 Kightly 15 Taylor 18 Hennings 22 Gilks 23 Ward 28 Long Ref:

Jonathan Moss Att: 20,684

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Burnley

Possession  55% 45%

Shots  11 6

On target  2 4

Corners  3 1

Fouls  8 10

Live Text Commentary

Full Time Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0. 90:00 +4:11 Full time Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0. 90:00 +3:36 Foul by Nathan Byrne (WW). 90:00 +3:36 Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89:05 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 89:05 Foul by Rouwen Hennings (Burnley). 87:45  Kevin McDonald (WW) is shown the yellow card for hand ball. 87:33 Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (WW). 86:39 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Byrne following a corner. 86:26 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Taylor. 85:58 Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 85:56 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Byrne. 83:59 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 83:59 Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82:23 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Benik Afobe with a headed pass. 80:54 Attempt saved. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 80:24 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 80:24 Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 79:24 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 79:24 Tendayi Darikwa (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.77:18 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 77:17 Sub, Burnley. Stephen Ward replaces Ben Mee because of an injury. 76:29 Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury. 74:21 Sub, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces George Boyd. 72:55 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72:55 Foul by George Boyd (Burnley). 67:39 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross. 64:49 Sub, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Sam Vokes. 62:10 Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 62:04 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 62:04 Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley). 61:11 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. 59:46 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 59:46 Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 57:24 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Sheyi Ojo. 56:57 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme replaces Emiliano Martinez because of an injury. 54:23 Offside, Burnley. Sam Vokes tries a through ball, but George Boyd is caught offside. 52:48 Attempt missed. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andre Gray. 52:03 Sheyi Ojo (WW) is shown the yellow card. 51:44 Sheyi Ojo (WW) has gone down, but that's a dive. 49:47 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 49:06 Delay in match Sam Vokes (Burnley) because of an injury. 46:44 Attempt missed. Sheyi Ojo (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 45:46 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Scott Golbourne tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 45:00 Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

45mins Wolverhampton Wanderers Burnley

Possession HT    57% 43%

Shots  4 4

On target  2 3

Corners  2 1

Fouls  1 7

Live Text Commentary 45:00 +3:09 Half time First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0. 45:00 +2:20 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 45:00 +1:12 Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury. 45:00 +0:04  Scott Arfield (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 44:58 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 44:58 Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley). 44:00 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 44:00 Andre Gray (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 41:30 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from outside

the box misses to the left. 40:04 Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Sheyi Ojo. 37:42 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 37:18 Delay in match Joey Barton (Burnley) because of an injury. 36:45 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by George Boyd. 36:01 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 36:01 Foul by George Boyd (Burnley). 34:33 Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 33:26 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 32:18 Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury. 31:56 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. 31:02 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half.  31:02 Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley). 29:47 Michael Williamson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29:47 Foul by Andre Gray (Burnley). 28:05 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 28:05 Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley). 25:21 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Heaton. 25:20 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Batth. 19:24 Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass. 19:01 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 18:26 Delay in match George Boyd (Burnley) because of an injury. 16:18 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16:18 Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley). 15:23 Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 13:22 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 13:22 Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley). 11:07 Offside, Burnley. Michael Duff tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside. 8:24 Offside, Burnley. Tendayi Darikwa tries a through ball, but George Boyd is caught offside. 2:06 Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Boyd. 0:38 Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joey Barton. 0:00 First Half begins.

TEAM NEWS

Winger Rajiv van La Parra could return for Wolves' home game against Burnley following a knee injury. Defenders Kortney Hause (hamstring) and Ethan Ebanks-Landell (foot) are definitely out of action.

Burnley midfielder Dean Marney (knee) is not ready for first-team duties despite scoring for the development squad in midweek. Defender Kevin Long and strikers Ashley Barnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz (all knee) occupy the sidelines.

MATCH FACTS

There has not been a draw in the league between these two sides at Molineux since August 1976, with Wolves winning 10 and losing four.  Burnley have won back-to-back league games against Wolves for the first time since 1957. They haven't won three in a row since 1931 (four wins).  Wolves have lost back-to-back home games - they have not lost three in a row since April 2012 (nine games).  Championship top goalscorer Andre Gray has seven goals in his last six league appearances for Burnley. David Edwards has scored four goals from just six shots on target for Wolves this campaign.  No team has scored more goals from set-piece situations than Burnley (9).

Tue 2nd November #15 Bristol City 1 Kodjia 45′   Wolves 0  

 

 Bristol City 1 Kodjia 45′  Wolverhampton Wanderers 0



SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Venue: Ashton Gate Date: Tuesday 3 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

Attendance 15,517 (o/w WW 1,173)


FT 90 +5 HT 1-0

 By Nabil Hassan BBC Sport at Ashton Gate http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34644581

Jonathan Kodjia's header on the stroke of half-time earned Bristol City a vital three points against Wolves. The victory moved them four points clear of the Championship's bottom three.French striker Kodjia powered home his eighth goal of the season after a fine cross from Elliott Bennett. Wolves rarely threatened, with Grant Holt's shot from 18 yards kept out by Frank Fielding and Dave Edwards' follow-up ruled offside. It was only City's second home win of the season and their third in total, but one which eases the pressure on manager Steve Cotterill. Wolves, meanwhile, are 14th, seven points off the play-offs. Chances were at a premium in a quiet first half, with Korey Smith shooting straight at Wolves goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez before Kodjia nodded the hosts in front.  After Holt's shot, City threatened through Kieran Agard and Kodjia's low strike across goal, which forced a smart save from Martinez. Despite injury-time pressure from Wolves and a late penalty claim, City held on and ended a run of 12 games without a victory over Wanderers.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill: "I think after Saturday there was a huge challenge ahead of us and the supporters, and I felt both came through it with flying colours. The patience to keep the ball was important. It was always going to be a tough game. We showed great patience. I had just written down that we needed a bit more zip and tempo and two minutes later we actually produced it. Frank only made one save - the defence were rock solid, they didn't give Wolves a look at our goal. "I'm delighted and it was a good night for the football club. The supporters will go home happy and go to work happy. They've been fantastic all season."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett: "The only complaint I can have is that it was a penalty at the end in injury time on Matt Doherty. I've seen it again. Matt has got to the ball first and he's brought down by the defender. It was the 93rd minute. That's the only incident I felt we were hard done by. In both halves, we didn't work Bristol City's goalkeeper nearly enough. We couldn't break them down. When they got the first goal we put to two up front to affect them, but going forward we didn't link the play, looked flat and didn't trouble their goalkeeper."


LINEUP, BOOKINGS (1) & S (6)

Bristol City

01 Fielding 13 E Bennett (Little - 78' ) 05 Ayling 04 Flint 17 Baker 03 Williams 07 Smith Booked 15 Freeman (Moore - 91' ) 21 Pack 10 Agard (Wilbraham - 88' ) 22 Kodjia

Substitutes 02 Little 09 Cox 14 Reid 16 Moore 18 Wilbraham 19 Hamer 23 Bryan

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 05 Williamson 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald 16 Coady (Doherty - 78' ) 07 Henry 04 Edwards 25 Byrne (Holt - 45' ) 10 Afobe (Le Fondre - 45' )

Substitutes 01 Ikeme 02 Doherty 19 Price 20 Ojo 24 Graham 27 Holt 29 Le Fondre

Ref: Simon Hooper Att: 15,517

MATCH STATS 90mins

 Bristol City Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession  50%  50%

Shots 11  6

On target 5  2

Corners 1  7

Fouls 15  12

Live Text Commentary


90:00 +4:57 Full time

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 90:00 +4:11 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by

Scott Golbourne following a set piece situation. 90:00 +3:50 Foul by Mark Little (BC). 90:00 +3:50 Grant Holt (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 90:00 +2:10 Offside, Bristol City. Korey Smith

tries a through ball, but Mark Little is caught offside. 90:00 +0:59 Sub, Bristol City. Liam Moore replaces Luke Freeman. 90:00 +0:10 Aden Flint (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +0:10 Foul by Grant Holt (WW). 89:40 Foul by Marlon Pack (BC).  89:40 Grant Holt (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 87:36  Sub, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Kieran Agard. 87:02 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre tries a through ball, but Grant Holt is caught offside. 85:54 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry tries a through ball, but Matt Doherty is caught offside. 84:13 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Little. 83:39 Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Little. 83:06 Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Kodjia. 82:25 Luke Freeman (BC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 82:25 Foul by James Henry (WW). 80:53 Derrick Williams (BC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 80:53 Foul by Matt Doherty (WW). 79:16 Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 77:58 Sub, Bristol City. Mark Little replaces Elliott Bennett. 77:28 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces Conor Coady. 77:07 Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (BC) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Korey Smith. 75:19 Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (BC) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marlon Pack. 74:21 Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (BC). 74:21 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73:35 Hand ball by Grant Holt (WW). 72:34 Kieran Agard (BC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 72:34 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 70:47 Offside, Bristol City. Elliott Bennett tries a through ball, but Derrick Williams is caught offside. 68:37 Marlon Pack (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68:37 Foul by Grant Holt (WW). 66:22 Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (BC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elliott Bennett. 65:24 Foul by Luke Freeman (BC). 65:24 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 61:10 Attempt saved. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross. 60:11 Foul by Marlon Pack (BC). 60:11 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 58:11 Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (BC). 58:11 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 57:27 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 56:49 Delay in match Korey Smith (BC) because of an injury. 52:36 Foul by Elliott Bennett (BC). 52:36 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 51:15 Offside, Bristol City. Korey Smith tries a through ball, but Derrick Williams is caught offside. 50:41 Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Freeman. 48:19 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Dave Edwards is caught offside. 48:13 Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 47:03 Kieran Agard (BC) wins a free kick in

the attacking half. 47:03 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 45:00 Second Half begins Bristol City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45:00


Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Benik Afobe. 45:00


Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Grant Holt replaces Nathan Byrne.

45mins

 Bristol City Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession  52%           48%

Shots 5  2

On target 2  0

Corners 1  6

Fouls 8  5

Live Text Commentary


45:00 +2:16 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. 45:00 +1:18 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Aden Flint. 44:20 Goal scored Goal! Bristol City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Jonathan Kodjia (BC) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Elliott Bennett with a cross. 41:00 Derrick Williams (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 41:00 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 34:46 Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (BC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Agard. 32:58 Foul by Luke Ayling (BC). 32:58 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32:17 Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Michael Williamson. 31:26 Nathan Baker (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31:26 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 30:26 Foul by Luke Freeman (BC). 30:26 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 29:15 Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (BC) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marlon Pack following a set piece situation. 28:46 Kieran Agard (BC) wins a free kick on the right wing. 28:46 Foul by Scott Golbourne (WW). 27:47 Korey Smith (BC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 27:35 Foul by Korey Smith (BC). 27:35 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24:47 Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (BC). 24:47 ichael Williamson (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 22:59 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Aden Flint. 20:33 Attempt saved. Korey Smith (BC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Kodjia. 17:15 Jonathan Kodjia (BC) wins a free kick on the left wing. 17:15 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 16:32 Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (BC). 16:32 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 15:16 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Kieran Agard. 14:41 Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 14:11 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nathan Baker. 14:07 Attempt blocked. Michael

Williamson (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 13:26 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nathan Baker. 12:57 Foul by Luke Ayling (BC). 12:57 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 7:18 Foul by Marlon Pack (BC). 7:18 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 6:03 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Derrick Williams. 4:10 Aden Flint (BC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 4:10 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 2:31 Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (BC)

right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luke Freeman. 0:35 Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 0:35 Foul by Kieran Agard (BC). 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill says Nathan Baker is "50-50" to play after recovering from a hamstring problem.  Scott Wagstaff's return to training after a long-term calf problem is further good news for the Robins.

Wolves expect to name the same side that won at Birmingham, with Newcastle loanee Mike Williamson likely to keep his spot after Saturday's debut. Grant Holt, on loan from Wigan until January and a late substitute at St Andrew's, could also feature.

MATCH FACTS


Bristol City have lost four of their last six games at home to Wolves (D2), shipping 19 goals in the process. Wolves have won nine and lost none of their last 12 games against the Robins.

Kieran Agard has scored more league goals against Wolves than any other opponent (4). David Edwards has scored four goals from just five shots on target for Wolves this season. Bristol City

have won just one of their last 10 league games (D4 L5).

Sat 31st October  #14 Birmingham City 0  Wolves 2

Birmingham 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Edwards 11' Ojo 84'

FT 90 +6 HT 0-1

Wolves ended their three-match losing run with a goal in each half as they beat Birmingham City in the West Midlands derby.  Dave Edwards capitalised on defensive confusion to fire his second goal in successive games from 12 yards.  Sheyi Ojo sealed victory when he curled in a low left-foot shot late on.  On the anniversary of his first year in charge, Gary Rowett's Blues were outplayed as they fell to a third home defeat in four games.  Wolves had lost their previous three games and began nine places behind Blues in the Championship table.  But, in contrast to their last visit to St Andrew's in April, when defeat contributed to them missing out on a play-off place, this time it was Wolves who caused an upset.  But the visitors owed a little to luck with the opening goal. Blues' Jacques Maghoma tried to block Nathan Byrne's left-wing cross, but it deflected off his shoulder and when the ball bounced it span viciously over the head of Paul Robinson.Former Wolves keeper Tomasz Kuszczak saved from Benik Afobe as he attempted to repair Robinson's error of judgement, but the ball fell for Edwards who calmly stroked home left-footed from 12 yards.  Blues did improve in the run-up to the break, but Wolves were worth their half-time lead.  And it was much the same story after the break as Wolves new loan signing Mike Williamson and skipper Danny Batth proved impenetrable to Blues' misfiring attack.  Wolves finally sealed the points six minutes from time when Ojo cut in from the right before sliding his left-foot shot just inside Kuszczak's right-hand post.    Sheyi Ojo: super travelling sub? Both Sheyi Ojo's league goals for Wolves have come in away wins, via the bench. He also scored as a second-half sub in the 3-0 win at Fulham.


Birmingham 0 Wolves 2 - Report and pictures http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/10/31/birmingham-0-wolves-2-report-and-pictures/

Wolves claimed the derby spoils at St Andrew's as goals from David Edwards and Sheyi Ojo gave them a very welcome 2-0 win over Blues.

Edwards took advantage of Paul Robinson's error to put Wolves into a 12th minute lead.  Blues have much of the play but new signing Mike Williamson led a resolute rearguard, with Wolves defending magnificently as a team to stop the high-flying hosts and render Emiliano Martinez a spectator for long spells. They defended deep and looked to hit Blues on the break, going close on a few occasions before substitute Ojo sealed the points six minutes from time.  After three successive defeats it was a hard-earned and badly-needed victory for Kenny Jackett's team.The Wolves boss made three changes from the team that lost to Middlesbrough, handing Williamson a debut, recalling James Henry and restoring the fit-again Dominic Iorfa to his XI, with injury victims Kortney Hause and Rajiv van La Parra, as well as Matt Doherty, dropping out.  Blues began on the front foot with some good early pressure, sending some dangerous balls into the Wolves box. Williamson was called upon to make some important clearances, with Wolves struggling to get an early foothold. But they soon began to push forward and Conor Coady drove forward before seeing a shot blocked by Robinson.  From the resulting corner the ball was cleared to Henry, whose cross was headed behind by Williamson at the back post.  And then 12 minutes in the 2,000 Wolves fans were deliriously celebrating the opening goal.  The ball looped in the Blues box, Robinson went to meet it and misjudged the flight, allowing Afobe in on goal - his shot was smothered by Tomasz Kuszczak but only into the path of Edwards who calmly slotted into the net. Blues were all over the shop defensively and there was panic a few minutes late when Henry's cross bounced off Robinson and Kuszczak spilled the rebound. Nathan Byrne, playing on the left, then set about going on a dazzling run, cutting inside before looping not too far wide of Kuszczak's left-hand post.  Wolves were looking solid at the back and bright going forward, with Henry combining with Edwards before drilling a low effort at the Blues keeper.  The home side were enjoying plenty of possession in the Wolves third, but Jackett's team were organised and resolute, meaning Emiliano Martinez had very little to do.  The vocal Williamson in particular was impressing, doing the dirty work with aplomb as Wolves went into the break one-nil up.  Blues began the second half like they did the first, putting pressure on the Wolves defence.  Clayton Donaldson rebounded a Batth clearance wide, before the same player sent a deft header not too far wide.  McDonald earned a booked after losing possession and clattering into the dangerous Donaldson.  And then Iorfa had to be alert to make an important block from Jacques Maghoma. But from the resulting Wolves break it was very nearly 2-0 - Byrne picked out McDonald from the left and the Scot's 18-yard effort looked in all the way until Kuszczak pulled off a magnificent save at full stretch. Another counter then saw Afobe curl wide of the far post after taking McDonald's pass.  Wolves were defending deeply and frustrating the home side, whose passing was becoming more erratic as the game went on.  Again they hit Blues on the break and this time had five forward, but Byrne's pass to Golbourne was over-hit and the resulting cross was blocked.  Byrne departed a minute later to a standing ovation from the away supporters for his best performance in a Wolves shirt so far, Sheyi Ojo his replacement.  And then on came Grant Holt for the final 10 minutes, replacing Afobe.  Wolves were defending resolutely, with Blues boss Gary Rowett upset at their physical nature and a perceived lack of decisions going their way.  But the visitors carried on regardless, restricting Blues to pot-shots and crosses, with Martinez keeping his gloves clean.  They continued to pose a potent threat on the break, with Henry forcing Kuszczak into a smart save. And then came the second goal Wolves' performance had deserved as they wrapped up the points in the 84th minute. Super-sub Ojo cut inside from the right and, in a crowded box, picked his spot perfectly to beat Kuszczak into the far corner. Martinez had to claim a few late crosses but Wolves weren't unduly troubled and comfortably held on for a crucial derby victory.


Blues: Kuszczak; Caddis, Morrison (c), Robinson, Grounds; Gleeson, Davis (Brock-Madsen, 79), Kieftenbeld (Cotterill, 58); Maghoma (Toral, 67), Donaldson, Gray. Subs: Legzdins, Solomon-Otabor, Shinnie, Spector.

Wolves: Martinez; Iorfa, Batth, Williamson, Golbourne; Henry, Coady, Edwards, McDonald, Byrne (Ojo, 74); Afobe (Holt, 80). Subs: Ikeme, Price, Graham, Le Fondre.

Goals: Edwards (12), Ojo (84).

Attendance: 18,946 (2,064 Wolves fans).


SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Venue: St Andrew's Date: Saturday 31 October Kick-off: 12:30 GMT

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34623338

LINEUP, S (1) & S (6)

Birmingham City

29 Kuszczak 31 Caddis 28 Morrison 04 Robinson 03 Grounds 08 Gleeson 19 Maghoma (Toral - 67' ) 26 Davis (Brock-Madsen - 79' )  06 Kieftenbeld (Cotterill - 58' ) 07 Gray 09 Donaldson

Substitutes 01 Legzdins 11 Cotterill 17 Solomon-Otabor 20 Toral 22 Shinnie 23 Spector 44 Brock-Madsen

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 05 Williamson 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald Booked 16 Coady 07 Henry (Doherty - 89' ) 04 Edwards 25 Byrne (Ojo - 74' ) 10 Afobe (Holt - 80' ) Substitutes 01 Ikeme

02 Doherty 19 Price 20 Ojo 24 Graham 27 Holt 29 Le Fondre

Ref: Peter Bankes Att: 18,946

MATCH STATS 90mins

Birmingham City Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession 55% 55%

Shots 15   13

On target 1 6

Corners 8 6

Fouls 10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:06 Michael Morrison (BCFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +3:06 Foul by Grant Holt (WW). 89:05 Foul by Paul Caddis (BCFC). 89:05 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 88:08 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces James Henry. 87:35 Attempt blocked. Jon-Miquel Toral (BCFC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds. 83:26 Goal scored

Goal! Birmingham City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Sheyi Ojo (WW) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Henry following a corner. 82:59 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak. 82:57 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. 82:20 Attempt missed. David Cotterill (BCFC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick. 81:30 Clayton Donaldson (BCFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 81:30 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 80:43 Foul by Nicolai Brock-Madsen (BCFC). 80:43 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 79:39 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Grant Holt replaces Benik Afobe. 79:00 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Caddis. 78:56 Attempt blocked. Sheyi Ojo (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 78:24 Sub, Birmingham City. Nicolai Brock-Madsen replaces David Davis because of an injury. 78:23 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 77:57 Delay in match David Davis (BCFC) because of an injury. 77:19 Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Danny Batth. 75:29 Foul by Jon-Miquel Toral (BCFC). 75:29 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 74:43 Offside, Birmingham City. Stephen Gleeson tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. 74:38 Attempt missed. Stephen Gleeson (BCFC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds. 74:34 Attempt blocked. Jonathan Grounds (BCFC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David

Cotterill. 73:19 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Nathan Byrne. 71:22 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 70:33 Delay in match Nathan Byrne (WW) because of an injury. 70:14 Stephen Gleeson (BCFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70:14 Foul by Dave Edwards (WW). 69:37 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 68:27 Attempt missed. Michael Williamson (WW) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a corner. 67:30 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Gleeson. 66:14 Sub, Birmingham City. Jon-Miquel Toral replaces Jacques Maghoma. 62:00 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak. 61:59 Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne. 61:36 Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (BCFC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill. 60:00 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. 58:09 Attempt blocked. David Cotterill (BCFC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 57:50 Sub, Birmingham City. David Cotterill replaces Maikel Kieftenbeld. 57:08 Kevin McDonald (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 57:02 Clayton Donaldson (BCFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 57:02 Foul by Kevin McDonald (WW). 53:58 Clayton Donaldson (BCFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 53:58 Foul by Michael Williamson (WW). 51:41 Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (BCFC) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Caddis with a cross. 48:36 Attempt saved. Jacques Maghoma (BCFC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Gleeson. 47:53 Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Conor Coady. 47:16 Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Conor Coady. 46:18 Maikel Kieftenbeld (BCFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 46:18 Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers). 45:40 Hand ball by Jacques Maghoma (BCFC). 45:00

Second Half begins Birmingham City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

MATCH STATS 45mins

    Birmingham City Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession    55%  45%

45minsShots  7  6

On target        0  3

Corners         5  2

Fouls            6  4

 

45:00 +2:10 Half time First Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 45:00 +1:39 Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 45:00 +1:31 Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (BCFC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 45:00 +0:21 Foul by Clayton Donaldson (BCFC). 45:00 +0:21 Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 44:24 Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (BCFC). 44:24 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43:05 Attempt missed. David Davis (BCFC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Maikel Kieftenbeld. 42:43 David Davis (BCFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 42:43 Foul by Michael Williamson (WW). 40:03 Attempt missed. Stephen Gleeson (BCFC) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a headed pass. 39:24 Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 38:57 Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Scott Golbourne. 38:20 Attempt blocked. Paul Caddis (BCFC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 37:13 Jacques Maghoma (BCFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 37:13 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 35:06 Demarai Gray (BCFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35:06 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 34:13 Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner. 33:43 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.32:19 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 30:30 Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Michael Williamson. 27:02 Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 26:17 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Emiliano Martinez tries a through ball, but Nathan Byrne is caught offside. 25:41 Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Scott Golbourne. 25:16 Attempt blocked. Michael Morrison (BCFC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Demarai Gray. 21:58 Foul by David Davis (BCFC). 21:58 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 20:51 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 17:16 Stephen Gleeson (BCFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 17:16 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 16:08 Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (BCFC) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Caddis. 12:10 Attempt missed. Demarai Gray (BCFC) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Davis. 10:54 Goal scored

Goal! Birmingham City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Dave Edwards (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. 10:52 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. 9:13 Foul by David Davis (BCFC). 9:13 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 6:51 Attempt missed. Michael Williamson (WW) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a corner. 6:06 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Robinson. 3:18 Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City). 3:18 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2:02 Foul by David Davis (BCFC). 2:02 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 0:00 First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS

Winger David Cotterill could force his way back into Birmingham's starting line-up for their derby with Wolves.  Fellow winger Demarai Gray (migraine) and midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld (groin) are

expected to be fit.  Wolves will hand defender Mike Williamson a debut after he joined on loan from Newcastle on Thursday.  Head coach Kenny Jackett hopes to have defender Dominic Iorfa

available (knee).

MATCH FACTS

Birmingham came from behind to win this fixture last season with goals from Rob Kiernan and Demarai Gray.  Wolves have won only once in their past eight visits to St Andrew's in the league (D4

L3).  The Blues have used fewer players in the Championship this term than any other side (18).  Wolves have lost three consecutive league matches for the first time since December 2014 (five

defeats).  Birmingham have won four of their last five in league competition, losing the other.  David Edwards has scored three goals from just four shots on target for Wolves this campaign



Sat 24th October  #13 Wolves 1  Middlesbrough 3

Wolves 1 Edwards 22' Middlesbrough 3 Fabbrini 71' Leadbitter 82' Downing 90'

FT 90 +7 HT 1-0


http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/10/24/wolves-1-boro-3-report-and-pictures/  Wolves 1 Boro 3 - Report and pictures

Wolves crashed to their third successive defeat as clinical Middlesbrough took all three points in a tempestuous encounter at Molineux.  David Edwards gave Wolves a first-half lead they fully merited and in the second half they continued to be the better side.  But spurned chances and several outstanding last-ditch blocks from the visitors cost Kenny Jackett's team dearly.  Most pertinently of the opportunities was a James Henry shot that Boro goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos somehow pushed wide.  Boro drew level 19 minutes from time through Diego Fabbrini then, with just seven left on the clock, Grant Leadbitter scored from the spot after a tired foul from Nathan Byrne on George Friend in the box.  Wolves piled forward but couldn't find that elusive equaliser and the game was put to bed by Stewart Downing's injury-time free kick.  A depressing afternoon was made worse by a serious looking injury to Kortney Hause, who was stretchered off in the second-half.  Wolves made four changes from the team that lost so miserably at home to Brentford on Wednesday night.  The suspended Dominic Iorfa made way as well as Sheyi Ojo, Adam Le Fondre and, surprisingly, James Henry.  In came Matt Doherty, Nathan Byrne, Rajiv Van La Parra and the fit-again Edwards.  Boro, who like Wolves came in to the game on the back of a poor recent run of form, started brightly with some gentle probing in what was a quiet opening 10 minutes.  In front of the biggest home crowd of the season of 22,008, there was a good atmosphere at Molineux with Boro also well-backed by a size-able travelling support.  Benik Afobe, playing in a lone frontman role with Edwards behind him, got Wolves' first shhot away after wriggling clear of Daniel Ayala, but it was well wide of Dimi Konstantopoulos' goal.  Chelsea loanee Tomas Kalas tested Emiliano Martinez' reflexes with a stunning effort 12 minutes in, with the Argentine keeper finger-tipping the rasping 20-yarder over the bar.  Byrne, making just his second start for the club, then created a chance by himself, nicking the ball off Fernando Amorebieta by the byline and cutting inside before shooting in the side netting from a tight angle.  The game was beginning to open up with both sides finding pockets of room in and around the respective defences. It was Edwards who found plenty of room to head Wolves in front on 22 minutes.  Kevin McDonald set the move off, finding the overlapping Golbourne down the left with a peach of a pass.  The left-back responded with a perfect cross towards the six-yard box where Edwards sent a diving header into the net.  A clearly confident Edwards, who had missed Wolves' last two matches with a groin injury, tried his luck with a spectacular 20-yard volley that wasn't too far over the bar.  Conor Coady was then booked for pulling back Emilio Nsue as Boro looked to attack. Just minutes later, the midfielder was extremely fortunate not to be sent off. He crashed through Kalas with a late tackle but, surprisingly, referee James Linington instead gave Coady a final warning.  The wincing challenge could have been worthy of a red card on its own, and Coady could count himself fortunate not to earn his second red card of the season.  Coady then saw a low shot deflected wide after more good build-up play from Wolves, which had been a feature of their first-half performance.  Referee Linington was replaced by fourth official Darren Drysdale at half time, leading to the second-half kicking off five minutes late.  Mr Drysdale 's yellow card was needed almost immediately when Wolves old-boy Friend scythed through Matt Doherty and was deservedly booked.  Wolves were dealt a blow when Hause then went down with what looked like a hamstring strain. After treatment he was stretchered off, clearly in some distress.  The injury was the last thing Jackett wanted, with Wolves already desperately shot of cover at the back. He sent on Jack Price in Hause's place with Coady moving to centre-half.  Some rash challenges from Boro had the home fans up in arms, with Fabbrini and Fernando Amorebieta booked within a few minutes of each other. That broke the game up, as did a couple of substitutions with Stewart Downing sent on for Boro and James Henry replacing van La Parra for Wolves, the Dutchman distraught at being withdrawn.  Downing sent one over the bar and David Nugent sent a free header straight at Martinez, as Boro moved things up a gear.  But in between Afobe looked for all the world that he'd make it 2-0, taking Edwards' through ball and racing clear, only for Daniel Ayala to get in a wonderful goal-saving block on the slide.  It was a small wonder the score was still 1-0 when Konstantopoulos made an excellent save to deny Henry from Byrne's low cross, smartly pushing the ball wide when the shot looked goal-bound  And Wolves paid for not doubling their lead when Boro equalised with 19 minutes left on the clock.  The dangerous Fabbrini was given far too much room to pick his spot, drilling a low effort past Martinez from 20 yards.  The goalkeeper will have been disappointed not to tip it wide as the shot certainly wasn't the cleanest-hit. The goal galvanised Boro who piled forward in big numbers. Substitute Albert Adomah tested Martinez twice in a minute from the right of the box, the second effort forcing a sprawling low save from the goalkeeper.  Boro were slicing through Wolves with increasing regularity - and it was no surprise when they took the lead with seven minutes left.  Byrne took out Friend on the left of the Wolves box, a clear foul and an unnecessary one at that.  Leadbitter stepped up and, although Martinez guessed correctly, he couldn't reach it with the ball finding the bottom corner.  Jackett sent on Sheyi Ojo to try and help salvage a point, with Byrne departing.  Frantic Wolves piled forward and they so nearly drew level when Price fired goalwards from Henry's cross.  It was heading for the corner. but Amorebieta brilliantly headed the ball wide with another impressive Boro block.  That proved crucial when the visitors finished the game off during six minutes of injury time.  Batth conceded a free kick just outside his own box and up stepped Downing to curl a beauty over the wall and past Martinez.  There was still time for Boro to make two more stunning blocks, from Afobe and Batth respectively, in what was a heroic defensive performance from Aitor Karanka's team. But, somehow, Wolves failed to add to their solitary goal as they lost their third game in a row.


SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Venue: Molineux Date: Saturday 24 October Kick-off: 15:00 BST

BBC -  Middlesbrough came from a goal behind to beat Wolves and end a run of three Championship games without a win.  Wolves took the lead through a Dave Edwards header but Diego Fabbrini beat Emiliano Martinez with a low drive from the edge of the box to equalise. The visitors took the lead when Nathan Byrne fouled George Friend and Grant Leadbitter placed resulting the penalty into the corner. Substitute Stewart Downing completed the turnaround with a late free-kick. Wolves had won each of the past four fixtures between the two sides at Molineux and had the better of the first half. Boro defender Tomas Kalas forced goalkeeper Martinez to tip the ball over the bar with a stinging drive before Edwards capped off a flowing team move with a well-placed header from Scott Golbourne's deep cross.  The hosts continued on the front foot after the break with Benik Afobe denied by a Daniel Ayala block before Dimitrios Konstantopoulos was forced into a reaction save from James Henry's close range half-volley. Middlesbrough got themselves back into the game against the run of play when Fabbrini's shot found its way past Martinez's dive and into the bottom corner. With legs tiring Friend drew a rash challenge from Byrne and Martinez could not add to his two penalty saves this season as Leadbitter found the net. Downing summed up Middlesbrough's clinical nature when he curled a free-kick over the wall and into the top corner to condemn Wolves to a third straight league defeat.


LINEUP, BOOKINGS (7) & SUBSTITUTIONS (6)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 02 Doherty 06 Batth 30 Hause (Price - 52' ) 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald 16 Coady Booked 25 Byrne (Ojo - 84' ) 04 Edwards 17 van La Parra (Henry - 61' ) 10 Afobe Booked

Substitutes 01 Ikeme 07 Henry 12 Wallace 19 Price 20 Ojo 28 Deslandes 29 Le Fondre

Middlesbrough

01 Konstantopoulos 26 Kalas (Downing - 59' Booked ) 04 Ayala 05 Amorebieta Booked 03 Friend Booked 08 Clayton 07 Leadbitter 24 Nsue 31 Fabbrini Booked 10 De Pena Booked (Gibson - 69'

) 35 Nugent Substitutes 06 Gibson 09 Kike 13 Mejias 16 Stephens 19 Downing 27 Adomah (Gibson - 88' ) 33 Maloney

Ref: James Linington Att: 22,006

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Middlesbrough

Possession 46% 54%

Shots  17 15

On target  4 8

Corners  7 3

Fouls  11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:52 Full timeSecond Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Middlesbrough 3. 90:00 +6:29 Attempt saved. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 90:00 +6:14 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Daniel Ayala. 90:00 +6:07 Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross. 90:00 +5:32 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Daniel Ayala. 90:00 +5:13 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Emilio Nsue Lopez. 90:00 +4:06 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Golbourne. 90:00 +3:22 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 90:00 +3:06 Stewart Downing (Boro) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90:00 +3:03 Foul by Stewart Downing (Boro). 90:00 +3:03 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +2:52 Attempt saved. David Nugent (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diego Fabbrini. 90:00 +1:43 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Middlesbrough 3. Stewart Downing (Boro) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner. 90:00 +1:09 Grant Leadbitter (Boro) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90:00 +1:09 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 89:31 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW)

left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Batth with a headed pass. 88:54 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta. 88:52 Attempt blocked. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 87:15 Sub, Middlesbrough. Ben Gibson replaces Albert Adomah. 87:07 Delay over. They are ready to continue.85:29 Delay in match Albert Adomah (Boro) because of an injury. 83:03 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Nathan Byrne. 81:49 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Middlesbrough 2. Grant Leadbitter (Boro) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. 80:37 Penalty Middlesbrough. George Friend draws a foul in the penalty area. 80:37 Penalty conceded by Nathan Byrne (WW) after a foul in the penalty area. 80:01 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside. 77:33 Attempt saved. Albert Adomah (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diego Fabbrini. 76:55 Attempt saved. Albert Adomah (Boro) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Nugent. 75:16 Attempt blocked. Albert Adomah (Boro) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emilio Nsue Lopez. 74:02 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty. 70:14 Goal scored Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Middlesbrough 1. Diego Fabbrini (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stewart Downing. 68:53 Sub, Middlesbrough. Albert Adomah replaces Carlos De Pena. 65:59 Emilio Nsue Lopez (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65:59 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 65:55 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a cross. 64:03 Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a corner. 63:38 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Emilio Nsue Lopez. 63:06 Foul by David Nugent (Boro). 63:06 Emiliano Martinez (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 62:13 Attempt saved. David Nugent (Boro) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Fabbrini with a cross. 60:48 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Rajiv van La Parra. 60:02 Attempt missed. Carlos De Pena (Boro) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Stewart Downing. 59:36 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Edwards. 58:11 Sub, Middlesbrough. Stewart Downing replaces Tomas Kalas. 58:02 Fernando Amorebieta (Boro) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 57:32 Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Boro). 57:32 Dave Edwards (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 55:37 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by George Friend. 55:35 Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Price. 54:55 Diego Fabbrini (Boro) is shown the yellow card. 53:18 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 52:16 Foul by Daniel Ayala (Boro). 52:16 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 52:07 Attempt missed. David Nugent (Boro) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tomas Kalas. 51:55 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 51:50 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Kortney Hause because of an injury. 50:01 Delay in match Nathan Byrne (WW) because of an injury. 48:19 George Friend (Boro) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 48:17 Foul by George Friend (Boro). 48:17 Matt Doherty (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 47:09 Foul by Fernando Amorebieta

(Boro). 47:09 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Middlesbrough 0.

45mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Middlesbrough

Possession 48% 52%

Shots  5 5

On target  1 1

Corners  1 3

Fouls  8 6

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45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Middlesbrough 0. 44:37 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta. 43:14 Attempt missed. Fernando Amorebieta (Boro) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter with a cross following a corner. 42:51 Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Matt Doherty. 40:34 Tomas Kalas (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40:34 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 39:30 Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 35:59 Conor Coady (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 34:53 Emilio Nsue Lopez (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 34:53 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 32:38 Foul by David Nugent (Boro). 32:38 Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31:51 Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. 30:51 Offside, Middlesbrough. Carlos De Pena tries a through ball, but George Friend is caught offside. 30:00 Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter. 29:13 Foul by Tomas Kalas (Boro). 29:13 Rajiv van La Parra (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 29:01 Attempt blocked. Grant Leadbitter (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 25:48 Adam Clayton (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 25:48 Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW).24:18 Foul by Daniel Ayala (Boro). 24:18 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 23:32 Foul by Diego Fabbrini (Boro). 23:32 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 21:42 Goal scored  Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Middlesbrough 0. Dave Edwards (WW) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross. 20:40 Carlos De Pena (Boro) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 20:37 Foul by Carlos De Pena (Boro). 20:37 Nathan Byrne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 19:41 Hand ball by Benik Afobe (WW). 17:57 Diego Fabbrini (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 17:57 Foul by Danny Batth (WW). 16:37 Benik Afobe (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 16:17 Fernando Amorebieta (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 16:17 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 15:39 Offside, Middlesbrough. Fernando Amorebieta tries a through ball, but David Nugent is caught offside. 12:27 Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Emiliano Martinez. 11:35 Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 11:32 Attempt saved. Tomas Kalas (Boro) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. 10:19 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. 6:04 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 6:04 Diego Fabbrini (Boro) wins a free kick on the right wing. 5:02 Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 5:02 Tomas Kalas (Boro) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 3:04 Foul by David Nugent (Boro). 3:04 Kortney Hause (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 0:33 Attempt missed. George Friend (Boro) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Wolves have Dominic Iorfa banned after his fifth  of the season.  Matt Doherty should come in, but the hosts have only four fit defenders and midfielder Dave Edwards faces a test after a groin

injury on Wales duty.

Middlesbrough have a doubt over striker Christian Stuani, who returned from Uruguay duty with a hamstring problem. Other than that, Boro have no new injury problems, but Daniel Ayala, Grant

Leadbitter and Adam Clayton are all one  away from a ban.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves have won each of the past four fixtures between these sides at Molineux, keeping a clean sheet on three occasions. Middlesbrough have already beaten Wolves 3-0 at the Riverside this

season in the Capital One Cup.  There has not been a draw between these two sides at Molineux in nine games, with the visitors losing twice as many times as they have won in that time (W3

L6).  The home side have won each of the last six league encounters between these two sides. Wolves have conceded a league-high 65% of their goals in the first half this season. Boro

meanwhile have shipped just three goals in the opening 45 minutes this season - only Reading have conceded fewer in this time (2).


Wed 21st October 21   #12 Woeful Wolves 0  Brentford 2 Djuricin 17′ Hofmann 88′


Wolves 0 Brentford 2 - Report and pictures http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/10/22/wolves-x-brentford-x/

An increasingly maddening season, consistent only in its inconsistency, remained true to form at Molineux last night.    But this time Wolves plumbed new depths with a dreadful, insipid performance in front of their own supporters, who loudly booed them off at half and full time. Brentford, despite an improved second half display from Kenny Jackett's team, were full value for their victory, which on another night would have been by a greater margin.  Marco Djuricin gave the Bees an early lead and substitute Phillip Hofmann bookended the game with a late second. In between you couldn't even say Wolves huffed and puffed in the first half, such was their alarmingly subdued nature.  In the second they at least put pressure on the home defence but, a golden and spurned Benik Afobe chance aside, offered precious little as the team made a mockery of Jackett's pre-match assertion that they would bounce back from Sunday's defeat at Derby. Jack Price and Jed Wallace were dropped as Jackett made two changes from the side that went down 4-2 at Derby.  Conor Coady returned to the first XI after a five-game absence, while Sheyi Ojo came back into the team on the left wing.  Jackett was looking for a reaction after the comfortable Derby defeat, but he certainly didn't get it in an appalling first half from a Wolves point of view. Brentford, now under the stewardship of Lee Carsley, belied their lowly league position with some incisive attacking play which put the hosts on the back foot almost from the outset.  Alan Judge was given room to fire a decent effort at goal which Kortney Hause blocked full in the face, before the same Brentford player's 20-yard free kick was deflected marginally over Emiliano Martinez's crossbar.  Playmaker Judge was giving Wolves what seemed like a life sentence of creativity from the left flank and his low cross was met by Djuricin, who luckily for the home team scuffed a close range shot.  The defensive errors that have littered Wolves' season continued, with distribution at the back plumbing to new depths as Jackett's team struggled to get out of first gear.  Benik

Afobe gave some respite with a lively sprint towards the Brentford box before he was taken out, with James Henry's free kick blocked.  It was no surprise at all when Brentford took the lead in the 17th minute, and even less of a surprise that Judge created it.  His chip into the box was met by Djuricin whose clever volley on the turn deflected off Danny Batth and past a helpless Martinez.  Wolves tried to respond but over-hit, under-hit and misplaced passes were commonplace, with thesparse and quiet home crowd soon losing patience.  Coady put Batth in trouble with a weak header, forcing the captain to concede a corner, before the captain and Hause combined to block another dangerous Djuricin effort.  Kevin McDonald and Ojo saw shots deflected and saved with Wolves marginally improving as the half wore on, but it was no surprise when the players trudged off to loud boos when referee Paul Tierney ended the first period.  It was arguably the worst half of the season so far and the supporters were well within their rights to berate the lacklustre players.  

Jackett no doubt vented his spleen during the break but, with the start of second half seeing more of the same, he made a double change shortly after Judge and Coady had exchanged tame shots on goal.  On came Rajiv van La Parra for a rare appearance, while Price also entered the fray.  Henry and Ojo departed as Jackett plumped for a flat 4-4-3 formation, Afobe and the Dutch winger out wide.  Dominic Iorfa tried to set the tempo with a run down the right and was taken clean out near the byline, earning James Tarkowski a deserved .  That raised the noise level inside a despondent Molineux and Wolves embarked on a spell of pressure, Iorfa at the heart by stretching Brentford down the right flank.  Crosses from him and Le Fondre went unrewarded, and then Iorfa foolishly earned his fifth  of the season for a late tackle on Tarkowski, the reversal of a challenge just minutes earlier, meaning the young right back will be suspended for Saturday's visit of Middlesbrough.  Martinez had Wolves fans' hearts in their mouths when he fumbled a deflected Djuricin shot, claiming at the second attempt.  Brentford were nowhere near as probing at this point, settling for sitting back and trying to hit Wolves on the counter.  And Wolves were largely in the ascendancy, but unable to transform their higher possession into shots, or any real chances of note, in front of the second lowest league crowd of the season (by one solitary person) in 18,167.  Then with 15 minutes left came the chance Wolves so craved - Le Fondre's effort deflected perfectly to Afobe, eight yards out with the goal at his mercy, but he sliced over the bar.  Le Fondre then just failed to turn Golbourne's cross past Button as the chances - and the frustration - continued for Wolves.  Matt Doherty replaced the limping Iorfa as Jackett was forced to make his final change with 12 minutes left. The Irishman did well to win a corner with time running out, but Batth's header from McDonald's floater comfortably cleared the bar. Van La Parra then sent a 25-yarder over the top, with Wolves again failing to test keeper Button, who was having a quiet evening.  And he remained untroubled for the remainder of the game, with Wolves' attempted comeback halted by Brentford's second goal two minutes from time.  Substitute Phillip Hofmann, who moments earlier was denied by Martinez when through on goal, got it right second time around by rounding the keeper and tapping into an empty net.  Boos emanated from the home stands. As they did at full time, but with far more ferocity.  With high-flying Middlesbrough and Birmingham next up, Jackett certainly has his work cut out from here.


Wolves: Martinez; Iorfa (Doherty, 78), Batth, Hause, Golbourne; Henry (Van La Parra, 53), McDonald, Coady, Ojo (Price, 53); Afobe; Le Fondre. Subs: Ikeme, Wallace, Byrne, Enobakhare.


Brentford: Button, Yennaris, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; Woods (Tenes, 71), McCormack (Kerschbaumer, 78), Diagouraga, Swift, Judge; Djuricin (Hofmann, 74). Subs: Bonham, Vibe, Gogia,

O'Connell.


Attendance: 18,167


Wolves 0 Brentford 2 Djuricin 17′ Hofmann 88′

FT 90 +5

HT 0-1


By Ged Scott BBC Sport at Molineux

Brentford enjoyed their second successive Championship victory under interim manager Lee Carsley as they beat Wolves 2-0 at Molineux.  Bees striker Marco Djuricin struck the first goal of the night on 17 minutes.  After being fed by Alan Judge, his first-time shot on the half volley took a big deflection, looping wickedly in off Danny Batth's shoulder.  Brentford sub Phillipp Hofmann then rounded home keeper Emiliano Martinez for the second two minutes from time.  Brentford's second away win of the campaign, coming on top of Saturday's 2-1 home victory over Rotherham, helped them climb up the table to 15th.  They now stand just a point behind 12th-placed Wolves, who have fallen six points behind the top six.  Wolves created just one worthwhile chance before the break when Sheyi Ojo's left-foot shot was parried by visiting keeper David Button.  They were marginally better in the second half when boss Kenny Jackett made three Subs, , top scorer Benik Afobe skying over from eight yards before Adam Le Fondre was denied by Button at the near post.  But despite looking a threat down the right with the pace of overlapping full-back Dominic Iorfa, Wolves generally had an off-night.  Carsley's well-organised Bees handed Jackett's side a second straight defeat following the 4-2 reverse at Derby on Sunday  Wolves full back Dominic Iorfa, who went off injured, also earned a suspension, for his late tackle on James Tarkowski, his fifth  of the season. He misses Saturday's home game with Middlesbrough.  Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC Sport:  

Kenny Jackett: Wolves boss on defeat by Brentford

"There wasn't really any element of our game that we got right. Performance-wise, we didn't impose ourselves on them.  Brentford started better. Their passing was crisp and sharp. They dominated midfield and we didn't work hard enough to close them down.  We let them build up some momentum and they probably deserved their lead, even though it was a deflected goal."

Brentford interim manager Lee Carsley told BBC Sport:

Lee Carsley: Brentford boss on win at Wolves

"We played with energy and enthusiasm and, with that, comes confidence. Wolves are a club ready for the Premier League. That brings an expectancy that they should be beating teams like us. I've been on the other end of it, where a crowd can really lift a team but there's another side to that. They can also make it a bit jittery and that's what happened." On the vacant managerial position: "I'm still making mistakes as we go. I enjoy the coaching and I obviously enjoy winning. It was fantastic. But I'm still of the same mindset. It's a great job for an experienced manager to come in and take the club into the Premier League."

LINEUP, S (3) & Subs,  (6)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa Booked (Doherty - 78' ) 06 Batth 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald 16 Coady 07 Henry (van La Parra - 54' ) 10 Afobe 20 Ojo (Price - 53' ) 29 Le Fondre Substitutes 01 Ikeme 02 Doherty 12 Wallace 17 van La Parra 19 Price 25 Byrne 48 Enobakhare

Brentford

27 Button 28 Yennaris 06 Dean 26 Tarkowski Booked 03 Bidwell Booked 20 Diagouraga  12 McCormack (Kerschbaumer - 78' ) 15 Woods (Canos - 71' ) 19 Swift 08 Djuricin (Hofmann - 75' ) 18 Judge Substitutes 11 Hofmann 16 Bonham 17 Kerschbaumer 21 Vibe 22 O'Connell 24 Gogia 47 Canos

Ref: Paul Tierney Att: 18,167

MATCH STATS

Wolverhampton Wanderers  Brentford

Possession (HT)    40%  60%

Possession 49% 51%

Shots  15 15

On target  3 7

Corners  4 3

Fouls  7 13

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Full time Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 2. 90:00 +4:04 Full time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 2. 90:00 +0:38 Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.  Assisted by James Tarkowski with a headed pass. 89:31 Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (WW) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. 87:46 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 2. Philipp Hofmann (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Swift with a headed pass. 87:24 Attempt saved. Philipp Hofmann (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer. 83:49 Attempt missed. Rajiv van  La Parra (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady. 82:57 Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton  Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross following a corner. 82:35 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by John Swift. 82:09  Attempt saved. John Swift (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge with a headed pass. 80:40 Attempt  missed. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by John Swift. 78:46 Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford). 78:46 Scott  Golbourne (WW) wins

a free kick in the defensive half. 77:46 Sub,  Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Alan McCormack. 77:27  Sub,  Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces Dominic Iorfa. 77:00 Attempt missed. John Swift (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga. 76:09 Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. 74:48 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. 74:45 Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra. 74:02 Sub,  Brentford. Philipp Hofmann replaces Marco Djuricin. 70:38 Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford). 70:38 Conor Coady (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70:25  Sub,  Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Ryan Woods. 68:33 Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford). 68:33 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 68:03 Attempt blocked. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 65:30 Dominic Iorfa (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 65:22 James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 65:22 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 60:10 Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 60:10 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 59:31 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 58:37 Delay in match Kevin McDonald (WW) because of an injury. 57:41 Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford). 57:41 Adam Le Fondre (WW)  wins a free kick on the right wing. 56:12 Attempt missed. Danny Batth (WW) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross following a set piece situation. 55:28 James Tarkowski (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 55:20 Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford). 55:20 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 54:06 Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 54:06 Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (WW). 53:01 Sub,  Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rajiv van La Parra replaces James Henry. 52:55 Sub,  Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Sheyi Ojo. 50:35 Attempt saved. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 49:44 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 48:45 Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 48:06 Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Swift. 47:41 Attempt blocked. Alan McCormack (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 47:39 Attempt blocked. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.  Assisted by Alan McCormack. 46:17 Foul by Marco Djuricin (Brentford). 46:17 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 45:24 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Harlee Dean. 45:00 Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 1. 45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 1. 43:38 Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (WW) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 41:23 Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 40:56 Offside, Brentford. Nico Yennaris tries a through ball, but Marco Djuricin is caught offside. 40:43 Foul by Marco Djuricin (Brentford). 40:43 Dominic Iorfa (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 40:12 Corner, Wolverhampton

Wanderers. Conceded by James Tarkowski. 35:08 Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 35:08 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 34:22 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by James Tarkowski. 34:18 Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 34:04 Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford). 34:04 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32:33 Offside, Brentford. Alan Judge tries a through ball, but Marco Djuricin is caught offside. 31:06 Attempt missed. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Swift. 29:54 Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. 29:25 Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford). 29:25 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 22:19 Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Danny Batth. 21:12 Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 21:12 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 18:18 Offside, Brentford. Alan Judge tries a through ball, but Marco Djuricin is caught offside. 16:17 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 1. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge. 14:44 Attempt blocked. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 13:32 Jake Bidwell (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 13:28 Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford). 13:28 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 10:12 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 9:20 Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford). 9:20 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 8:10 Attempt saved. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross. 7:24 Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Conor Coady. 7:17 Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 6:12 Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 6:12 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 5:41 Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nico Yennaris with a headed pass. 4:49 Foul by Conor Coady (WW). 4:49 Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 2:00 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 2:00 Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford). 0:49 Attempt missed. Conor Coady (WW) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation. 0:17 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 0:17 Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford). 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Wolves give a late fitness test to midfielder Dave Edwards, who missed the defeat at Derby with a groin injury.  Striker Adam Le Fondre is expected to play despite a hand injury but defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell has been ruled out for up to a month with a broken foot.

Brentford Boss Lee Carsley has an unchanged squad after his first win since taking over the reins last month.  Midfielders Sam Saunders, Lewis Macleod and Marcos Tebar and forward Scott Hogan are not yet ready to play.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves have only failed to score in one of their 10 previous home meetings with Brentford (W6 D1 L3).  Four of the five goals Brentford scored against Wolves last season arrived in the second half.  Benik Afobe has scored three goals in his last two games for Wolves.  Brentford are the only Championship side yet to keep a clean sheet this season.


Mon 19th Octotober U21 at West Ham  WH 4 WW U21 0


FT: Dev Squad 4-0 Wolves U21  That's it! The final whistle goes and the Hammers have recorded their first win in convincing style. Enner Valencia opened the scoring on his return to action before goals from Manny Onariase, Marcus Browne and Martin Samuelsen completed the rout. Reaction to follow.

90: Parfitt-Williams is the latest Hammer to go close. He skins his man all ends up but his effort lacks any conviction.

88: Lee again the thick of things. All credit to Alex Pike who bursts forward and carries it 50 yards, he pulls it back to Lee whose effort falls narrowly wide of the far post.

86: Again the Hammers press, Lee plays in Dobson with a delightful chip, he tries to return the favour but it's cut out in the last minute.

85: Josh Cullen still tearing away at every ball, chasing everything in sight. He just doesn't give up, leading by example.

82: Reece Oxford is subtituted for Alex Pike, mking his first appearance since recovering from injury. Knoyle goes into the centre of defence with Pike in his familiar right-back slot.

79: What a superb goal that would've been. It started with Oxford at the back and finished with Lee dummying it which allowed Browne through on goal. He was stretching just as he connected and it fell inches wide.

75: The hosts are just taking the sting out of the game, controlling possession nicely. This game will go wonders for the their confidence with tough games with Fulham and Brighton on the horizon.

70: Three goals in 12 minutes! That's what I'm talking about! The young Hammers look hungry for more too. An excellent team performance all round.

65: GOAL! Martin Samuelsen! A second penalty to the Hammers as Samuelsen is fouled once more... they can't live with his trickery. He takes the spot kick himself and despatches it with real aplomb.

61: Wolves respond by brining on Ryan Rainey for Naill Ennis, they certainly need to change something.

57: GOAL! That should seal the Hammers first win of the season! Martin Samuelsen is felled in the box and it's an easy decision for the referee to make. Elliot Lee steps up but Flatt makes the save, thankfully Marcus Browne is following up and rolls the ball home for his first goal for the U21s. 3-0.  

53: GOAL! From the resulting corner Manny Onarise charges through the wrecking ball and bundles the ball over the line. 2-0!

52: Close! Marcus Browne goes mightily close to doubling the advantage. He controls Knoyle's hanging cross wonderfully before his poked effort is deflected and wide...

49: Just under 500 fans inside Rush Green tonight - a terrific showing for a Monday night!

46: We're back under way here at Rush Green. Pedro Obiang and Enner Valencia are replaced by Marcus Browne and George Dobson. Aaron Simpson comes on for Connor Ronan for the visitors.

Read more at http://www.whufc.com/News/Articles/2015/October/19-October/Live-Dev-Squad-0-0-Wolves-U21#ZCxcFszqw4CuItB1.99

HT: Dev Squad 1-0 Wolves U21

45: Elliot Lee goes ever so close to doubling the lead with a superb free-kick which Flatt somehow managed to get hands too.

44: Another promising attacking move for the hosts as Knoyle breaks forward and sets Parfitt-Williams. The angle is against him but he strikes it well, Flatt makes a great save just as it looked like it was nestling in the top corner.

Read more at http://www.whufc.com/News/Articles/2015/October/19-October/Live-Dev-Squad-0-0-Wolves-U21#2P4BfLIfxCTAzIvo.99

42: Wolves are making a change as the injured Aaron Hayden is replaced by Anthony Breslin.

40: Fresh from scoring against Crystal Palace on the weekend Manuel Lanzini is watching the proceedings tonight. He just can't get enough of all things West Ham United!!

36: Wolves almost respond in kind as Eusebio Bancessi beats his man and cuts a lovely ball back, Naill Ennis has the goal at his mercy but he dallies on the ball and West Ham manage to clear it.

33: GOAL for West Ham! Enner Valencia! The Ecuadorean runs onto a lovely through-ball and makes no mistake with the finish as he pokes it past the onrushing Flatt. 1-0!

30: Excellent build up play from the Hammers. Cullen and Obiang are knocking around some lovely balls in the middle of the park, one of which finds Samuelsen who bursts into the box but is crowded out by orange shirts.

26: Valencia jinks his way past three defenders before unleashing a fierce shot from the edge of the box. He's looking hungry.

22: The Hammers go close from another corner as Oxford heads highest but can't direct it. Elliot Lee is quickest to react as he attempts a speculative overhead kick. It would have been phenomenal but it falls wide.

20: Onariase again goes close from another Cullen corner, Flatt makes another good save. End to end stuff so far...

17: Another free-kick to Wolves which Oxford heads away, Wolves recycle it by putting in another ball into the box which Spiegel rushes out to collect.

15: Free-kick to Wolves after Cullen is adjudged to have fouled his man - he can't believe it but the decision stands. The hosts work it out wide to left-back Ashley Carter but he puts too much on it and it goes out for a goalkick.

12: Josh Cullen sprays a Xabi Alonso-like cross field pass toward Kyle Knoyle who controls it majestically. He drills a cross into the six yard box sparking chaos in the Wolves' penalty box. Somehow, after four attempts the scramble the bll away. Pressure building.

8: Seconds later Elliot Lee heads goalward but he's flagged for offside.

7: Enner Valencia is set free down the right-flank by a good ball from Djair Parfitt-Williams, he shoots forcefully and Jonathan Flatt does well to parry it for a corner. From the resultant cross,

Manny Onariase rises highest and heads just wide.

5: Reece Oxford is captaining the side tonight, playing at centre-back, and is marshalling his troops. Constant dialogue from the youngster.

2: Early chance for Wolves as Connor Hunte drives at the defence before unleashing a shot toward Spiegel. The towering keeper gets down well to make the save look comfortable.

Kick Off: Here we go! The visitors Wolves get us under way, kicking right to left in the first half. We could be in for a cracker!


6.15pm: As you can see, a very strong line up for the Hammers tonight! Can they win their first game of the season? Here's hoping!

West Ham United U21: Spiegel, Knoyle, Hendrie, Obiang, Onariase, Oxford, Samuelsen, Cullen, Lee, Parfitt-Williams, Valencia Subs: Belic, Brown (GK), Browne, Pike, Dobson

Wolverhampton Wanderers U21: Flatt, Martinyadze, Carter, Weeks, Hayden, Upton, Bancessi, Ronan, Ennis, Wilson, Hunte  Subs: Sibley, O'Hanlon, Breslin, Simpson, Rainey, Harris,

Leacock-McLeod


6.00pm: Hello and welcome to tonight's coverage live from Rush Green as the West Ham United Development Squad face Wolverhampton Wanderers U21.  

Read more at http://www.whufc.com/News/Articles/2015/October/19-October/Live-Dev-Squad-0-0-Wolves-U21#dW78XJKBRzZ0EfYA.99





Sun 18th October #11 Derby County 4 Martin 3′, 28′ Johnson 45′ Russell 57′   Wolves  2 Afobe 19′ Le Fondre 64′


Derby 4 Martin 3′, 28′ Johnson 45′ Russell 57′ Wolverhampton Wanderers  2 Afobe 19′ Le Fondre 64′

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Pride Park Stadium Date: Sunday, 18 October Kick-off: 13:15 BST

FT 90 +5  HT 3-1

 18 October 2015

Derby 4 Wolves 2 - Report and pictures http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2015/10/18/derby-x-wolves-x-report/

Wolves were comfortably beaten as Derby scored four goals and missed a penalty on a sobering afternoon for Kenny Jackett's team

Chris Martin scored twice - opening the scoring in the third minute as Wolves made a sluggish start - and also saw a penalty saved by Emiliano Martinez as Derby threatened to run riot.  Some shoddy defending from Wolves contributed heavily to the defeat, with Martinez at fault for Martin's second when he failed to claim a Bradley Johnson cross.  Johnson himself scored Derby's third with Wolves unable to clear a corner, although the scoreline was made respectable by Adam Le Fondre's second half goal to bring it back to 4-2, after Johnny Russell had increased Derby's lead after the break.  Earlier, Benik Afobe had restored parity with a Wolves equaliser at 1-1, sending a thumping shot past Scott Carson from James Henry's clever corner.  But Wolves, for the second time in 12 months after Derby thrashed them 5-0 at the iPro last season, were comfortably outclassed by the East Midlands side.  Paul Clement's rampant team were sharper in attack, with Wolves' young defence struggling to cope in what was a reality check after successive 3-0 victories before the international break.  Jackett made one change from the side that had beaten Huddersfield 3-0 before the international break, replacing Sheyi Ojo with Jed Wallace.  There was a boisterous atmosphere before kick off with a near-full iPro a sea of scarves after 24,000 were handed out to fans in the build-up to the game.  And if the noise was intended to get Derby flying out of the traps it certainly worked as they took the lead inside three minutes.  The ball was worked to Martin outside the box and his rasping effort flew into the top corner, leaving Martinez no chance.  The goal will have had some Wolves fans fearing a repeat of last season's 5-0 thrashing and those concerns will have increased when former Albion midfielder George Thorne got behind a thumping 25-yard volley which Martinez beat away.  Attacks were few and far between in the opening stages for Wolves.  But out of the blue they equalised with a superb strike from Afobe.  In a pre-worked move, Henry sent a low corner towards the penalty spot where Afobe lashed past Scott Carson with a rasping shot.  Derby responded instantly and Martinez was again called upon, saving a Martin shot on the turn.  Back came Wolves and from a Henry cross Adam Le Fondre could have made it 2-1, but ex-Wolves defender Jason Shackell blocked his goalbound effort.  And just three minutes later Derby made Wolves pay by re-taking the lead.  It was a howler from a Wolves point of view - Dominic Iorfa's poor clearance gave Derby the ball back and from Johnson's cross Martin beat Martinez to the ball and nodded home.  The goal was a carbon copy of Kenwyne Jones' header at Cardiff in August, with the keeper in no-man's land as Kortney Hause left the cross, presumably after getting a shout from the Argentine.  Henry was Wolves' most creative outlet by a distance, tormenting Derby left-back Craig Forstyth, but from another excellent cross Derby cleared their lines with no one there to tap home.  The game was meandering gently towards half time but then in stoppage time Derby won a penalty, with Batth clearly taking out Thomas Ince in the box.  The captain earned a booking, but Martinez redeemed himself by saving his second penalty of the season to deny Martin a hat-trick.  However just seconds later his good work was undone when Derby made it 3-1, with dreadful defending allowing a corner to hit Johnson and trickle into the net past the statuesque goalkeeper.  Wolves were unchanged at half time and indeed little changed on the field with Derby carrying on where they left off.  Russell coasted past Hause and shot at Martinez, before a Hendrick free kick hit the wall.  It was all Derby and on 57 minutes they scored yet again. Wolves were picked apart at the back and Scott Golbourne's block from near his own goal line fell to Russell, who fired into the corner.  Wolves were shellshocked and their priority suddenly became keeping the score down with as succession of shots blocked as the visitors struggled to cope with the Derby onslaught.  Jackett reacted by replacing Wallace and Jack Price with Sheyi Ojo and Conor Coady.  And like in his previous two substitute appearances against Preston and Fulham, Ojo made an immediate impact, teeing up Le Fondre with a header and the on-loan striker smartly beat Carson from close range.  It was a goal from nowhere that gave Wolves faint hope.  But any Wolves fans expecting a rousing finish were to be disappointed - they barely tested Carson again, with Derby looking the more likely scorers.  Russell, a constant menace, forced a late save from Martinez as the game petered out in the closing minutes.  With eight minutes left Jackett sent on teenager Bright Enobakhare in place of Le Fondre, but the game was long gone with Wolves unable to make any headway.

DERBY: Carson; Christie (Baird, 79), Keogh, Shackell, Forsyth; Ince, Thorne, Hendrick (Butterfield, 74), Johnson, Russell; Martin (Bent, 90). Subs: Grant, Warnock, Shotton, Weimann.  Goals: Martin (3, 28), Johnson (45), Russell (57).

WOLVES: Martinez; Iorfa, Batth, Hause, Golbourne; Henry, McDonald, Price (Coady, 62), Wallace (Ojo, 62); Afobe; Le Fondre (Enobakhare, 82). Subs: Ikeme, Doherty, Van La Parra, Byrne.Goals: Afobe (19), Le Fondre (64).


By Ged Scott BBC Sport at the iPro Stadium http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34498767

Derby County climbed into the Championship play-off zone for the first time under new boss Paul Clement as they proved too good for Wolves.

Chris Martin's two first-half strikes - a 20-yard curler and a powerful header - came either side of Benik Afobe's well-struck reply for Wolves.  Martin then had a penalty saved by Emiliano Martinez but Bradley Johnson's soft strike made it 3-1 at the break.  Jonny Russell struck a fourth before Adam Le Fondre made it 4-2. Le Fondre's looping volley, from substitute Sheyi Ojo's knockdown, sneaked in despite home keeper Scott Carson getting his fingertips to it.  It made up for the penalty shout Wolves did not get before the break when his goalbound shot was blocked by former Wolves defender Jason Shackell's elbow. Benik Afobe's equaliser was his third goal in two games Added to that, the home side's second goal could have been ruled out as Martin levered himself into the air off Kortney Hause's shoulders.   And Johnson knew little about the third goal, which hit his outstretched left boot after Wolves failed to clear the Russell corner which resulted from Martinez saving Martin's penalty, awarded for Danny Batth's foul on Tom Ince. Kenny Jackett's men did come up with a well-worked training ground move for their first goal when Afobe lashed in James Henry's corner to cancel out Martin's early strike.  But the visitors were generally second best, no more so than when sustained Derby pressure resulted in Russell toe poking in from 12 yards for the Rams' fourth.  Le Fondre's goal gave the scoreline a fairer reflection but few would argue that Derby deserved all three points as they stretched their current run to 16 points out of a possible 18 to climb to sixth.  Wolves, who had won both their previous two games 3-0 prior to the international break, have dropped a place to 11th this weekend, now five points adrift of the play-off places.  

Derby boss Paul Clement told BBC Sport:

"Our best performance of the season. We've had some good first halves and some good second halves, but this time we were solid throughout and were deserved victors. Chris Martin put in the best performance I've seen from a Championship centre forward from the games I've seen this season. A great finish for the first, a brave header for the second and he led the line well. It was a shame he didn't finish off the penalty for what would have been a first-half hat-trick. But he was a well-deserved man of the match.  Against a good side, it was also a great response from the team to come back and score the way we did following the penalty miss. We could have gone in at half-time on a low. But to make it 3-1 was a big moment."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC Sport:

"Derby were strong and take some stopping, but our defending was poor. We didn't work hard enough to put in enough blocks and cut down things at source.  There were too many key moments when we didn't defend well enough. They had too many shots and far too many of them we gifted them.  Their penalty was the right decision. I also thought we should have had one for the handball, but it would be hard to get those sort of decisions here. Our keeper's held his hand up for the second goal. He should have left it to Kortney Hause to deal with, but he's a good keeper and he'll learn from that."

LINEUP, BOKINGS (3) & S (6)

Derby County

17 Carson 02 Christie (Baird - 79' ) 06 Keogh 14 Shackell 03 Forsyth 08 Hendrick (Butterfield - 74' ) 34 Thorne 15 Johnson 23 Ince Booked 09 Martin (Bent - 89' ) 11 Russell Substitutes 01 Grant 10 Bent 12 Baird 18 Butterfield 24 Weimann 32 Shotton 37 Warnock

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa 06 Batth Booked 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald 19 Price (Coady - 62' ) 07 Henry 10 Afobe 12 Wallace (Ojo - 61' )  29 Le Fondre (Enobakhare - 83' Booked ) Substitutes 01 Ikeme 02 Doherty 16 Coady 17 van La Parra 20 Ojo 25 Byrne 48 Enobakhare

Ref: Andy Madley Att: 29,063

MATCH STATS 90mins

              Derby County Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession   52%  48%

Shots              20    7

On target        11    2

Corners           7    2

Fouls              8   16

Live Text Commentary

Full time  Match ends, Derby County 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. 90:00 +4:03 Full time

Second Half ends, Derby County 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. 90:00 +1:05 Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby). 90:00 +1:05 Conor Coady (Wolves) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90:00 0:18 Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 89:49 Richard Keogh (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 89:49 Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolves). 88:50 Sub, Derby County. Darren Bent replaces Chris Martin. 87:58 Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolves) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick. 87:22 Tom Ince (Derby) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 87:15 Foul by Tom Ince (Derby). 87:15 Sheyi Ojo (Wolves) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 86:24 Foul by Chris Martin (Derby). 86:24 Kortney Hause (Wolves) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 85:49 Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. 85:04 Bright Enobakhare (Wolves) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 84:58 Johnny Russell (Derby) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 84:58 Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Wolves). 83:39 Jacob Butterfield (Derby) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 83:39 Foul by Conor Coady (Wolves). 82:34 Bradley Johnson (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 82:34 Foul by James Henry (Wolves). 82:09 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces Adam Le Fondre. 80:40 Offside, Derby County. Scott Carson tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside. 79:06 Attempt saved. Johnny Russell (Derby) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield. 78:11 Sub, Derby County. Chris Baird replaces Cyrus Christie. 73:47 Sub, Derby County. Jacob Butterfield replaces Jeff Hendrick. 73:35 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 72:47 Delay in match Kevin McDonald (Wolves) because of an injury. 72:20 Attempt saved. Bradley Johnson (Derby) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 68:08 Jason Shackell (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 68:08 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolves). 66:08 Bradley Johnson (Derby) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 66:08 Foul by Conor Coady (Wolves). 64:09 Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cyrus Christie. 63:09 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Derby County 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Adam Le Fondre (Wolves) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a headed pass. 61:21 Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby). 61:21 Adam Le Fondre (Wolves) wins a free kick on the left wing. 61:01 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady replaces Jack Price. 60:53 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Jed Wallace. 59:50 Attempt blocked. George Thorne (Derby) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick. 59:04 Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 59:02 Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Derby) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin. 57:33 Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby). 57:33 Kevin McDonald (Wolves) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 56:08 Goal scored Derby County 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Johnny Russell (Derby) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. 56:05 Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Derby) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Forsyth. 54:59 Johnny Russell (Derby) wins a free kick on the left wing. 54:59 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolves). 53:10 Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Derby) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 53:07 Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Derby) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 52:26 Jeff Hendrick (Derby) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 52:26 Foul by Kortney Hause (Wolves). 50:21 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolves). 50:21 George Thorne (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 49:51 Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Derby) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Martin. 49:04 Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross following a corner. 48:34 Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 45:53 Attempt saved. Johnny Russell (Derby) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Martin.

45:00 Second Half begins Derby County 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +4:35 Half time First Half ends, Derby County 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. 45:00 +2:59 Goal scored Derby County 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Bradley Johnson (Derby) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross following a corner. 45:00 +2:37 Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez. 45:00 +2:31 Penalty saved! Chris Martin (Derby County) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner. 45:00 +1:53 Danny Batth (Wolves) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 45:00 +1:38 Penalty conceded by Danny Batth (Wolves) after a foul in the penalty area. 45:00 +1:38 Penalty Derby County. Tom Ince draws a foul in the penalty area. 44:51 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Shackell. 42:40 Foul by Danny Batth (Wolves). 42:40 Chris Martin (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 42:21 Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolves) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 40:19 Foul by James Henry (Wolves). 40:19 Jason Shackell (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 39:25 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolves). 39:25 Craig Forsyth (Derby) wins a free kick on the left wing. 37:01 Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolves). 37:01 Tom Ince (Derby) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 36:22 Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 35:51 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 34:17 James Henry (Wolves) wins a free kick on the right wing. 34:17 Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby). 33:23 Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Kortney Hause. 32:26 Attempt saved. Jeff Hendrick (Derby) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Martin. 31:34 Attempt blocked. James Henry (Wolves) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 27:37 Goal scored Derby County 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Chris Martin (Derby) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bradley Johnson with a through ball. 25:17 Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Wolves) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a headed pass. 23:36 Offside, Derby County. George Thorne tries a through ball, but Tom Ince is caught offside. 20:23 Foul by Jed Wallace (Wolves). 20:23 Cyrus Christie (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 19:45 Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick. 18:28 Goal scored

Goal! Derby County 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Benik Afobe (Wolves) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Henry following a corner. 17:57 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Richard Keogh. 15:03 Benik Afobe (Wolves) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 15:03 Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby). 14:02 Kevin McDonald (Wolves) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 14:02 Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby). 11:24 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 10:32 Delay in match Benik Afobe (Wolves) because of an injury. 8:13 Attempt saved. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 7:40 Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jed Wallace. 6:14 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolves). 6:14 Scott Carson (Derby) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 5:08 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Jed Wallace is caught offside. 4:51 Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry. 2:42 Goal scored  Derby County 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Chris Martin (Derby) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick. 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Derby defender Jason Shackell and midfielder Bradley Johnson have both recovered from their respective injuries and are available.  England Under-21 midfielder Will Hughes remains sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell has suffered a broken foot and could be out for up to a month.  Midfielder Dave Edwards is available for selection following his knee injury.

MATCH FACTS


Derby's 5-0 win against Wolves in November 2014 ended a run of nine home games without a victory against them (D4 L5).  After scoring 15 goals in five league games at Derby between 2002 and 2009, Wolves have failed to find the net in their last two. Tom Ince has scored in each of his last three league appearances for Derby, this after failing to net in his previous seven. Only Watford's Odion Ighalo (21) and Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes (19) have netted more English league goals in 2015 than Wolves' Benik Afobe (18). The Rams are unbeaten in their last five in league competition, winning four (D1). Wolves have found the net in 11 of their last league 12 matches on the road.




10 Wolves 3  McDonald 23′ Afobe 66′, 88′ Huddersfield Town 0

FT 90 +4

HT 1-0

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Venue: Molineux Date: Saturday 3 October Kick-off: 12:30 BST

Matt Baugh’s new son featured in the matchday magazine (pic Mark Feehan)

Two goals from Benik Afobe and another from Kevin McDonald gave Wolves a comfortable victory over Huddersfield Town at Molineux.

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McDonald's brilliant opener gave Wolves a scarcely deserved half time lead, but they were much improved after the break and Afobe, scoreless in his previous four matches, ended the longest  goal drought of his Wolves career with two second half goals.  His first finished a good team move from Adam Le Fondre's pass, and the second saw him latch onto a perfect through ball from the in-form McDonald.  The game wasn't without its controversy though, as Le Fondre was booked for diving when he appeared to have been brought down by Huddersfield keeper Jed Steer in the penalty box.  The victory, a second successive 3-0 triumph, saw Wolves move into the play-offs positions before the day's 3pm kick-offs, a remarkable turnaround after their poor results in the opening weeks of the season.  Sheyi Ojo was rewarded for successive good displays from the substitutes' bench with a start, in place of Nathan Byrne who dropped to the bench in Kenny Jackett's only change from the side that beat Fulham 3-0.  David Edwards, back earlier than expected with a knee injury, was also on the bench, but there was no room for former Huddersfield man Conor Coady, who was available again after suspension but left out of the squad.  At a quiet Molineux, Huddersfield made the early running with Mustapha Carayol cutting menacingly inside from the left and forcing a diving save from Emiliano Martinez on six minutes.  Just a minute later former Manchester City youngster Harry Bunn snatched at a free 15-yard volley, sending it skywards as Wolves were put on the back foot.  Ex-Albion striker Ishmael Miller fired over and there was a nervous scramble from a Huddersfield corner as the Terriers continued to impress, with Wolves ' nervous distribution from defence not helping the nerves of the home supporters.  Wolves engineered a couple of half chances, with some ping pong from a Henry cross seeing the ball hit Ojo but not fall kindly, before the same player sent a shot straight at Huddersfield keeper Jed Steer.  Then on 23 minutes came the first moment of real quality from Wolves - and  how.  McDonald picked up the ball in midfield, skipped past a challenge and, with space opening up ahead, played a one-two with Henry before picking his spot in the bottom corner from 20 yards.  It was the Scot's third goal in seven league games, after not finding the net once last season, and continued his sparkling recent form after finally signing that new contract.  Wolves had been subdued up to that point and the goal didn't really change the status quo, with sloppy passes defining their play. Back came Huddersfield, with Bunn nicking the ball off a careless

Golbourne near the corner flag and playing to Miller, whose snap-shot was held by Martinez.  And then Emyr Huws ghosted into the box, his run untracked, before cutting inside and drawing a decent save from the Argentine keeper as the Terriers ended the half on top.  It was a first period desperately low on quality and entertainment, with Huddersfield creating the better chances but Wolves taking one of the few they carved out through McDonald's moment of magic.  Jackett's team began the second period in a much more purposeful mood, Ojo whistling an ambitious shot from the left of the box just over the bar.  And then Iorfa latched onto Afobe's pass, raced to the byline and sent a wonderful cross towards Henry, whose header bounced across goal and fractionally wide.  Wolves were on top and Afobe, who was enduring his longest ever Wolves drought having not scored in his previous four appearances, unleashed a 25-yard rocket that Steer finger-tipped wide, before substitute Byrne replaced Ojo.  Iorfa was a constant menace down the right, producing stepovers, darting runs and excellent crosses, with two in succession causing problems for the Huddersfield defence.  Wolves needed a second goal and it duly arrived on 66 minutes when their pressure finally told.  McDonald chipped over the top to Le Fondre, who put a low ball across goal on a plate for Afobe who slammed home from close range.  Three minutes later it looked as though Huddersfield's afternoon was going from bad to worse, when Le Fondre appeared to be brought down by Steer in the box.  Steer began to walk from the pitch, expecting a red card and a penalty to Wolves, but referee Christopher Kavanagh surprised everyone by booking Le Fondre.  Replays showed there was contract between the pair, and while Le Fondre certainly made a meal of it the decision appeared to be harsh.  Undeterred, Wolves continued to dominate in what was a much improved second half display.  Henry  sent a free kick just past the post and then attempted to beat Steer with a cute 20 yard chip, which dropped only marginally over the bar.  Huddersfield, unfortunate to be 2-0 down based purely on the number of chances they'd created, didn't give up, and substitute Nahki Wells tested Martinez twice in a minute with good efforts.  The game was petering out, with both teams making late substitutions, Jackett sending on Edwards and Matt Doherty for Le Fondre and Henry.  But there was still time to cap things off with another superb Wolves goal two minutes from time. McDonald, deep in his own half in the right-back position, dug out a perfect long ball through for Afobe to chase - he raced for goal and slotted past Steer with a cool finish.  Afobe ran back towards McDonald as he celebrated, acknowledging the assist as the two men back in form embraced.  

WOLVES: Martinez; Iorfa, Batth, Hause, Golbourne; Henry (Doherty, 87), McDonald, Price, Ojo (Byrne, 60); Afobe; Le Fondre (Edwards, 83). Subs: Ikeme, Ebanks-Landell, Wallace, Enobakhare.

HUDDERSFIELD: Steer, Cranie, Ward, Lynch, Davidson, Scannell, Whitehead, Huws (Hogg, 80), Carayol (Wells, 58), Bunn (Paterson, 80), Miller. Subs: Allinson, Smith, Hudson, Billing.

Attendance: 18,166 Referee: Christopher Kavanagh


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Benik Afobe scored twice as Wolves won 3-0 for the second straight game to give renewed belief to their Championship promotion credentials.  Kevin McDonald's classily-struck right-foot 20-yard curler gave Wolves the half-time lead against the run of play. McDonald then freed Adam Le Fondre to square for Afobe to hit a coolly-taken 66th-minute strike.  Afobe was then set free by McDonald to run on and fire the third in the closing minutes.  It could have been more goals for Wolves in a much-improved second-half display as they returned to the Championship's top six, if only temporarily, for the first time since the opening day of the season.  The moment that caused most consternation among the home fans came straight after the second goal when Wolves had a penalty turned down.  Le Fondre latched onto Martin Cranie's loose back pass and flicked the ball past Terriers keeper Jed Steer before falling to the turf, but all he got from referee Christopher Kavanagh was a  for simulation.  Huddersfield were the better side before the break, Mustapha Carayol and Dean Whitehead both forcing saves from home keeper Emiliano

Martinez.  It was against the run of play when Wolves went in front, as McDonald exchanged passes with Henry before coolly guiding home from 20 yards - his second goal in successive Saturdays.  Wolves looked a different side after the break and Henry somehow steered a near-post header wide, before Afobe settled any nerves with his first goal in five games.  The former Arsenal trainee struck again late on when he broke onto McDonald's superb through for his sixth of the campaign. Wolves end Terriers' unbeaten run at Molineux  The last time Wolves beat Huddersfield Town at Molineux was in the golden age of Steve Bull, way back in November 1988.  The Tipton Terror scored twice, Andy Mutch and Floyd Streete getting the others in a 4-1 Division Three victory.  Since then, the Terriers had not lost in eight visits - and had won the last four of those.

LINEUP, Bookings (5) & SUBS (6)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 Martinez 18 Iorfa 06 Batth 30 Hause 03 Golbourne 11 McDonald 19 Price Booked 07 Henry (Doherty - 87' ) 10 Afobe 20 Ojo Booked (Byrne - 61' ) 29 Le Fondre Booked (Edwards - 83' ) Substitutes 01 Ikeme 02 Doherty 04 Edwards 12 Wallace 23 Ebanks-Landell 25 Byrne 48 Enobakhare

Huddersfield Town

01 Steer 14 Cranie Booked 12 Ward 33 Lynch 03 Davidson 07 Scannell 04 Whitehead Booked 16 Huws (Hogg - 80' ) 10 Carayol (Wells - 58' ) 17 Bunn (Paterson - 80' ) 11 Miller Substitutes 02 Smith 05 Hudson 06 Hogg 08 Paterson 21 Wells 26 Allinson 29 Billing

Ref: Chris Kavanagh Att: 18,166

MATCH STATS 90mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Huddersfield Town

Possession 54% 46%

Shots  14 12

On target  8 6

Corners  6 4

Fouls  14 13

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Full time Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Huddersfield Town 0. 90:00 +3:12 Full time  Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Huddersfield Town 0. 90:00 +2:15 Dean Whitehead (HT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 90:00 +1:59 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 90:00 +1:59 Foul by Dean Whitehead (HT). 90:00 +0:15 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90:00 +0:15 Foul by Jonathan Hogg (HT). 89:04 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 89:04 Foul by Dean Whitehead (HT). 87:46 Goal scored Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Huddersfield Town 0. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a through ball. 86:41 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces James Henry. 84:47 Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 83:04 Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kevin McDonald. 82:28 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dave Edwards replaces Adam Le Fondre. 82:02 Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (HT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg. 81:36 Foul by Nathan Byrne (WW). 81:36 Sean Scannell (HT) wins a free kick on the right wing. 80:50 Attempt saved. Joel Lynch (HT) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ishmael Miller. 80:13 Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (HT) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg with a through ball. 79:56 Sub, Huddersfield Town. Jonathan Hogg replaces Emyr Huws.  79:46  Sub, Huddersfield Town. Jamie Paterson replaces Harry Bunn. 79:22 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 77:41 Attempt saved. Jack Price (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. 76:25 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 76:25 Foul by Dean Whitehead (HT). 75:06 Attempt missed. Harry Bunn

(HT) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nahki Wells. 74:07 Foul by Scott Golbourne (WW). 74:07 Sean Scannell (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72:36 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre with a headed pass. 71:44 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick. 70:50 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 70:50 Foul by Dean Whitehead (HT). 70:11 Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 69:40 Jack Price (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 69:29 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 69:29 Sean Scannell (HT) wins a free kick on the right wing. 68:29 Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (HT) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jed Steer. 67:59 Adam Le Fondre (WW) is

shown the yellow card. 67:42 Adam Le Fondre (WW) has gone down, but that's a dive. 65:28 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Huddersfield Town 0. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre. 63:20 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Elliott Ward. 63:15 Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa with a cross. 62:32 Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 60:53 Sub, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Sheyi Ojo. 60:13 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jed Steer. 60:10 Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (WW) right footed shot from outside the box  is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald. 58:12 Attempt saved. James Henry (WW) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa. 57:37 Sub, Huddersfield Town. Nahki Wells replaces Mustapha Carayol. 57:00 Foul by Sheyi Ojo (WW). 57:00 Martin Cranie (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 55:40 James Henry (WW) wins a free kick on the right wing. 55:40 Foul by Joel Lynch (HT). 55:03 Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (HT) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol. 52:30 Attempt missed. James Henry (WW) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa with a cross. 50:40 Sheyi Ojo (WW) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 48:35 Foul by Jack Price (WW). 48:35 Emyr Huws (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 47:44 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Elliott Ward. 45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

MATCH STATS 45mins

Wolverhampton Wanderers Huddersfield Town

Possession  52%  48%

Shots 3  6

On target 3  3

Corners 3  1

Fouls 8  7

45:00 +2:17 Half time First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 0. 44:34 Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (HT) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol. 43:25 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 43:25 Foul by Ishmael Miller (HT). 40:26 Attempt saved. Ishmael Miller (HT) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Bunn. 39:54 Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 39:54 Emyr Huws (HT) wins a free kick in the

defensive half. 38:49 Foul by Scott Golbourne (WW). 38:49 Sean Scannell (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 37:21 Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. 34:20 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 34:20 Joel Lynch (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 32:01 Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benik Afobe. 31:37 Scott Golbourne (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 31:37 Foul by Sean Scannell (HT). 30:47 Danny Batth (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 30:47 Foul by Ishmael Miller (HT). 29:16 Sheyi Ojo (WW) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 29:02 Foul by Sheyi Ojo (WW). 29:02 Joel Lynch (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.  28:01 Offside, Huddersfield Town. Mustapha Carayol tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside. 27:30 Kevin McDonald (WW) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 27:30 Foul by Harry Bunn (HT). 26:54 Foul by Benik Afobe (WW). 26:54 Joel Lynch (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 24:09 Benik Afobe (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 24:09 Foul by Martin Cranie (HT). 22:20 Goal scored Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Kevin McDonald (WW) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry. 19:50 Martin Cranie (HT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 19:45 Foul by Martin Cranie (HT). 19:45 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick on the left wing. 19:02 Joel Lynch (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 19:02 Foul by Dominic Iorfa (WW). 18:08 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 17:17 Delay in match Martin Cranie (HT) because of an injury. 16:47 Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (WW) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry. 16:07 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Martin Cranie. 15:37 Foul by Martin Cranie (HT). 15:37 Sheyi Ojo (WW) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 10:38 Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa. 10:16 Joel Lynch (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 10:16

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (WW). 8:40 Joel Lynch (HT) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 8:40 Foul by James Henry (WW). 8:08 Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (HT) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Martin Cranie. 6:23 Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (HT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. 5:51 Attempt saved. Mustapha

Carayol (HT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emyr Huws. 2:26 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Elliott Ward. 1:52 Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joel Lynch. 1:00 Attempt blocked. Dean Whitehead (HT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emyr Huws. 0:00

First Half begins.


TEAM NEWS


Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards has shaken off a knee problem and could return against Huddersfield.  Conor Coady could face his former club after completing his three-match ban for being sent off against Brighton.  Huddersfield hope to have skipper Mark Hudson available after missing four matches with an ankle injury.  Joel Lynch may keep his place if Hudson is not ready. Jamie Paterson is back in the squad after being ruled out against parent club Nottingham Forest.

MATCH FACTS


Wolves are without a home win against Huddersfield in eight league games (L4 D4), with the last victory coming in November 1988. Huddersfield's Conor Coady scored in both games last term, adding his side's third in the victory away from home before scoring an own goal in the reverse fixture. The Terriers have failed to keep a clean sheet this season - a joint-league-low with Brentford. Wolves have lost only once in their last 12 league games at Molineux (W7 D4).  Emyr Huws has scored with all four of his shots on target for Huddersfield this season.

 

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