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Tuesday

3rd September

19:45

 

Wolves
pens

2
4

2
2

Walsall

 

JPT Rnd 1

 

 

WalsallJPT

6

Saturday

7th September moved to 17/9

15:00

 

Wolves

0

1

Walsall

0

16

3

+8

Saddlers H

7

Saturday

14th September

15:00

 

Wolves

3

2

Swindon Town

3

16

3

+9

Robins H

8

Saturday

21st September

13:00

 

Shrewsbury Town

0

1

Wolves

3

19

3

+10

Shrews A

9

Saturday

28th September

15:00

 

Wolves

2

0

Sheffield Utd

3

22

3

 +12

Blades H

9 Saturday 28th September 15:00 Wolves v Sheffield Utd SKY HIGHLITES VIDEO here

 Wolves 2 Griffiths 66′ Sako 90′ Sheff Utd 0 FT 90 +5
HT19 Jack Price DSC04727 Debutant 0-0
A very poor first half, with most of the team suffering from RJ passing skills (to the opposition) and the Blades looking strong with 10 shots pulling two excellent saves from Carl Ikeme before we even had one shotDSC04847 Neill Collins v LeighG.   Former WWLSC sponsored player Neill Collins must have been laughing at half time as he won every defensive header, with Leigh only managing to get a slight touch on one.   The front two had very little service and made heavy weath of it.   Jack Price has a good debut in midfield and gives Kenny a choice of whether to bring DD back.  The second half was a different game - with Kevin Doyle putting strong pressure on the Blades' defence and our whole team able to work 20 yards further up the pitch.  An outstanding "assist" for Danny Batth for the pass to Sako from which LeighG scored, and the shot from Sako, which the tv doesn't pay due credit to, was worth putting up with the awful first 45.
The Star
http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2013/09/28/wolves-2-sheffield-united-0/

Wolves overcame arguably their worst half of the season to record an ultimately comfortable second successive victory to close the gap on leaders Leyton Orient. 

An unstoppable 303-ww2SU0-fasterthanabullet-Sako-goal-s0-yard shot from Bakary Sako for his sixth goal of the season on the stroke of 90 minutes reduced Orient’s lead over them to three points after Walsall ended their 100 per cent record with a 1-1 draw.  Leigh Griffiths got Wolves moving with his fifth goal of the season in the 66th minute from Sako’s cross.  After the first goal, Griffiths saw a clean-through effort blocked by Florent Cuvelier and Dave Edwards had a header ruled out for offside while Kevin McDonald fired inches over against his old club and Kevin Doyle blazed high and wide when through on goal.  But that all came after a dreadfully lacklustre first-half display from Wolves, who were outplayed by the Blades, who hardly looked like a side that had lost five in a row.  Carl Ikeme made three saves from Florent Cuvelier and Ryan Hall twice as Wolves struggled to get out of their own box at times before they were booed off at the break in front of their second successive 20,000-plus home gate, a club record at this level. Jackett made two chang01-WW2SU0-Ricketts clearance-ses from the side that won 1-0 at Shrewsbury last week.  Both were in midfield, with Dave Edwards and Jack Price in for Zeli Ismail and David Davis, who was serving a one-match ban.  Price was making his first League start, while Edwards was making his first start of the season.  It meant fit-again Kevin Doyle had to wait for his return, starting on the bench after his thigh injury.  United were unchanged from their 1-0 defeat against Preston last week, with Wolves’ Championship title winners, Neill Collins and Matt Hill, in their line-up. They were applauded by the home fans, while the away contingent booed their former midfielder Kevin McDonald. Wolves kicked off attacking the Stan Cullis Stand but it was a 45 minutes to forget from their perspective.  In arguably their worst half of the season so far, Jackett’s side were lacklustre to a man.  Constantly giving the ball away cheaply, they failed to show any authority, energy or attacking spark.  And when their first shot of any description arrived a minute before the break, there were loud ironic cheers to greet Griffiths’s low, mis-hit effort which trickled to keeper George Long.  By contrast, there was plenty to keep Ikeme busy as United controlled possession, belying their record of five straight defeats.  Instead it was Wolves who looked like a team who had suffered that fate as they struggled to get out of their own half.  Former Walsall loan midfielder Cuvelier was first to try his luck with a low drive from 22 yards that Ikeme parried to his right after eight minutes.  Two minutes later winger Hall, who continually gave the Wolves defence problems, cut inside from the left and unleashed a fierce shot from the corner of the box that Ikeme tipped away for a corner.  Hall was again the dangerman on 27 when he wriggled clean through only for Ikeme to block the ball with his legs to prevent a certain goa02-WW2SU0-Doherty header cleared off line-sl. Cuvelier had another sight of goal in the 29th minute when he arrived late in the box to slide the ball wide from a cross by Hall, who this time popped up on the right wing. 
Wolves’ lacklustre efforts saw the crowd getting edgy, but the Molineux masses stuck behind them and tried to inspire their team to a much-needed collective improvement. Finally, Wolves threatened with 32 minutes on the clock after Scott Golbourne won a corner.  Sako’s driven flag-kick found Matt Doherty towering to head home at the far post, but his header was blocked on the line, only for the flag to go up on the far side for a foul.  Wolves were booed off at the break and it was little surprise after such an uninspired opening period. 

It was also little surprise that Jackett made his first change, introducing Doyle for Bjorn Sigurdarson in attack.  The home side showed a greater deal of urgency and certainly enjoyed more possession than they had in the first.   They still found it difficult to penetrate a determined visitors’ rearguard however.  Doyle tried his luck with a left-foot drive from 20 yards that flew straight at Long as they tried to force a breakthrough.  It finally came through Griffiths, and not without a touch of good fortune in Wolves’ favour.  Danny Batth started the move on his own goalline when he won a tussle with King to clear left-footed for Sako on the halfway line.  The French winger powered forward and spotted Griffiths with a low cross that saw the striker’s first attempt blocked by keeper Long only for the rebound to hit Griffiths and fly into the net. It was greeted by huge relief by the Molineux masses, who were rewarded for their patience and support on a day when up to then, it had been a hugely frustrating time to be a Wolves fan.  With the wind back in their sails, Wolves had the ball in the net again in the 70th minute when Edwards glanced home Griffiths’s cross but it was ruled out for offside. The goal saw United lose heart and Wolves remained in control for the rest of the game to make it two wins in a row.  Sako almost burst the net with an unstoppable shot from 30 yards after being teed up by McDonald’s volleyed pass to his left, seconds after the former Blades midfielder had gone inches away from a dream goal with a rising shot from Doherty’s pass from the edge of the box.
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Second-half goals from Leigh Griffiths and Bakary Sako saw third-placed Wolves past Sheffield United at Molineux.  Griffiths bundled in his fifth goal of the season on 65 minutes after United goalkeeper George Long had saved his first effort from Sako's cross.  Sako then netted his own fifth strike of the campaign, blasting home a left-foot 30-yarder in the final minute.  Kenny Jackett's Wolves have now won seven of their last eight matches
The Blades' sixth straight defeat sends David Weir's men crashing to the bottom of the League One table.  But this latest loss was tough on the visitors, who dominated for long spells in the first half.  Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme made two good early saves to deny former Walsall favourites Florent Cuvelier and Febian Brandy, who went close twice more after being set up each time by Birmingham City old boy Marlon King.  Wolves' win lifts them to within three points of top spot, thanks to neighbours Walsall, victors at Molineux 11 days before, this time doing Kenny Jackett's side a favour by becoming the first team to hold leaders Leyton Orient this season.20 GK can't hold Sako cross DSC04888

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager David Weir told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought the lads' effort and application were top notch. The standard of the play in the first half was very very good. "It's hard to be positive put we have to be.
"I thought we did a lot of good things. "We controlled the game, passed the ball and we made opportunities but obviously didn't do enough to get in front."
LINEUP, BOOKINGS (3) & SUBSTITUTIONS (5)
Wolverhampton Wanderers
13 Ikeme
02 Doherty
06 Batth Booked
18 Ricketts
26 Golbourne
04 Edwards (Forde - 79' )
10 Sako Booked
11 McDonald
19 Price
09 Griffiths (Cassidy - 73' )
15 Sigurdarson (Doyle - 46' )
Substitutes
31 McCarey
03 Elokobi
05 Stearman
12 Forde
14 Evans
16 Cassidy
29 Doyle
Sheffield United
25 Long
05 Maguire
06 Hill
15 Collins
29 McMahon Booked
04 Hall (Taylor - 80' )
08 Doyle
11 Baxter
16 Cuvelier
19 Brandy (Ironside - 90' )
18 King
Substitutes
01 Howard
02 Westlake
14 McGinn
20 McGinty
07 Flynn
10 Taylor
24 Ironside
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 20,417
MATCH STATS
Possession
Wolverhampton Wanderers 48% Sheffield United 52%
Shots1112
On target 6 3
Corners 7 5
Fouls10 7
Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:56 Full time
Full Time
The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle. 90:00 +4:07 Shot by Kevin Doyle missed to the left of the net. 90:00 +3:49 Danny Batth takes the free kick. 90:00 +3:43 Free kick award99-end- Doyle made the difference-Marlon King still at it-DSC04916ed for a foul by Marlon King on Kevin McDonald. 90:00 +0:06 Goal scored
Goal! - Bakary Sako - Wolves 2 - 0 Sheff Utd
Bakary Sako scores with their left foot. Wolverhampton 2-0 Sheff Utd. 89:44 Corner taken by Anthony Forde from the right by-line. 89:33 Joe Ironside is brought on as a substitute for Febian Brandy. 89:17 Shot by Kevin McDonald. 87:42 Kevin McDonald makes a clearance. 87:36 Corner taken by Jose Baxter from the right by-line. 87:17 Jose Baxter has an effort at goal. 85:16 Header by Kevin Doyle goes over the bar. 85:12 The ball is crossed by Bakary Sako. 85:00 Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance. 84:34 Corner taken by Bakary Sako from the right by-line. 83:16 Corner taken by Anthony Forde from the left by-line. 82:55 Bakary Sako sends in a cross. 82:19 Corner from the left by-line taken by Bakary Sako. 79:44 Substitution Ryan Hall goes off and Lyle Taylor comes on. 78:06 Anthony Forde replaces Dave Edwards. 77:39 The ball is delivered by Bakary Sako. 76:42 Matthew Hill restarts play with the free kick. 76:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Doyle on Matthew Hill. 72:29 Jake Cassidy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leigh Griffiths. 71:21 Carl Ikeme crosses the ball in from the free kick. 70:58 Febian Brandy challenges Matt Doherty unfairly and gives away a free kick. 69:04 Free kick taken by George Long. 69:01 Kevin Doyle is flagged offside by the assistant referee. 68:43 Leigh Griffiths takes the chance to get an effort at goal. 67:37 Bakary Sako produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. 67:00 Booking 67:00 Caution for Tony McMahon. 66:56 Unfair challenge on Bakary Sako by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. 65:22 Assist by Bakary Sako. 65:22 Goal scored
Goal! - Leigh Griffiths - Wolves 1 - 0 Sheff Utd
Leigh Griffiths grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Wolverhampton 1-0 Sheff Utd. 64:42 Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick. 64:14 Booking 64:14 Danny Batth booked. 64:10 Foul by Danny Batth on Marlon King, free kick awarded. 62:11 Corner taken by Jose Baxter. 61:07 Matt Doherty has an effort at goal. 58:47 Shot by Marlon King went over the bar. 58:23 The ball is swung over by Bakary Sako. 54:48 Corner taken by Bakary Sako. 53:21 Kevin McDonald takes a shot. George Long catches the ball. 53:04 Header by Febian Brandy goes to the left of the goal. 52:53 The ball is crossed by Marlon King. 51:32 Leigh Griffiths takes a shot and went wide right of the goal. 47:57 George Long restarts play with the free kick. 47:41 The offside flag is raised against Leigh Griffiths. 47:11 Free kick crossed by Tony McMahon. 46:48 The referee shows Bakary Sako a yellow card. 46:48 Booking 46:39 Bakary Sako challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. 45:48 Free kick taken by George Long. 45:30 Leigh Griffiths is ruled offside. 45:01 The second half kicks off. 45:01 Substitution Bjorn Sigurdarson goes off and Kevin Doyle comes on. 45:00 +0:27 Half time
Half Time
The ref blows to signal half-time. 44:22 Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. George Long safely holds on. 43:57 Kevin McDonald takes the free kick. 43:47 Febian Brandy concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Ricketts. 42:52 George Long takes the free kick. 42:48 The assistant referee flags for offside against Bjorn Sigurdarson. 42:26 Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme. 42:22 Febian Brandy is ruled offside. 39:48 Carl Ikeme takes the free kick. 39:37 The referee gives a free kick against Tony McMahon for handball. 36:33 George Long restarts play with the free kick. 36:31 Dave Edwards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. 34:22 Jose Baxter has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target. 32:44 Tony McMahon delivers the ball. 31:26 George Long takes the free kick. 30:55 Foul by Matt Doherty on Matthew Hill, free kick awarded. 30:50 Corner taken by Bakary Sako. 29:12 Jose Baxter takes a shot. 28:21 Shot by Florent Cuvelier went wide left of the goal. 26:27 Febian Brandy takes a shot. 25:01 Free kick taken by Neill Collins. 24:10 Florent Cuvelier fouled by Kevin McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. 22:38 Jose Baxter crosses the ball in from the free kick. 22:16 Ryan Hall fouled by Matt Doherty, the ref awards a free kick. 21:52 Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick. 21:47 Foul by Bakary Sako on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. 20:42 Corner taken by Ryan Hall. 18:07 Header by Neill Collins misses left. 17:49 Corner taken by Jose Baxter. 17:34 Jose Baxter takes a shot. 17:08 Tony McMahon crosses the ball in from the free kick. 16:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Leigh Griffiths. 16:21 Carl Ikeme takes the free kick. 16:13 Sam Ricketts fouled by Jose Baxter, the ref awards a free kick. 15:04 Bakary Sako crosses the ball in from the free kick. 14:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony McMahon on Bakary Sako. 13:45 Sam Ricketts restarts play with the free kick. 13:32 Matt Doherty fouled by Matthew Hill, the ref awards a free kick. 12:43 Shot from the free kick by Tony McMahon went wide of the right-hand post. 11:55 Febian Brandy fouled by Scott Golbourne, the ref awards a free kick. 11:11 Jose Baxter takes the free kick. 10:44 Foul by Jack Price on Jose Baxter, free kick awarded. 9:49 Matt Doherty makes a clearance. 9:44 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jose Baxter. 9:21 Febian Brandy has an effort at goal. Carl Ikeme parries the ball away. 7:49 Florent Cuvelier takes the chance to get an effort at goal. 7:32 Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick. 7:17 The referee blows for offside. 2:00 Marlon King sends in a cross. 0:55 Corner taken by Bakary Sako from the right by-line. 0:00 The match begins.

Wolves are hoping striker Kevin Doyle will be fit to return after missing the win at Shrewsbury with a thigh injury.
Midfielder David Davis serves a one-match ban, with David Edwards, Lee Evans and Kevin Foley in contention to replace him.
Sheffield United could have winger Jamie Murphy (groin) back after missing the last four matches.
Callum McFadzean (ankle) is unavailable for the Blades, who are looking to end a run of five successive defeats


8 Saturday 21st September 13:00 Shrewsbury Town v Wolves
SKY HIGHLITES VIDEO here Shrews

 NPOWER LEAGUE ONE
Venue: Greenhous Meadow Date: Saturday 21 Sept Kick-off: 15:00 BST
Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score & highlights on The Football League Show
The Star said
http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2013/09/21/shrewsbury-0-wolves-1/

Wolves returned to winning ways at Shrewsbury in a tightly-contested derby in front of a record crowd at the Greenhous Meadow.
 
Bakary Sako’s 84th-minute penalty was the difference between the teams on a day when a draw would have been a fair result in front of a gate of 9,510, including 1,593 Wolves fans.  The spot kick was awarded after Jon Taylor was sent off for handballing Matt Doherty’s bullet header on the line. Shrewsbury had the best chances however, but Curtis Main was guilty of missing an open goal from two yards out on the hour after keeper Carl Ikeme denied Taylor and Ryan Woods during Town’s best spell in the middle 15 minutes of the first half. Bjorn Sigurdarson was denied by keeper Chris Weale and headed against the post, both just after the half hour as Wolves fought back. And in an improved second half from Wolves, Kevin McDonald and Sigurdarson wasted chances. Head coach Kenny Jackett made two changes from Tuesday’s first defeat of the season against Walsall when they lost 1-0, as Wolves faced their second local derby in five days. Zeli Ismail and Leigh Griffiths returned to the starting line-up for Lee Evans and Kevin Doyle after being on the bench in midweek as Wolves switched to 4-4-2 from 4-5-1 and 4-2-3-1.  Evans was rested from the 18, while Doyle sustained a slight thigh injury in training late in the week.  Shrewsbury made one change to the team from Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City as Adam Reach came in.

It was a fairly even first period, Wolves holding Shrewsbury during their 15-minute purple patch in the middle of the half. There was almost a scare within seconds of the kick off as Sigurdarson charged down a back pass to keeper Weale only for the loose ball to fly wide. Town had the first shooting opportunity in the second minute when Main sliced over the bar from the edge of the box at the end of a well-worked move.  Four minutes later, Wolves hit back with a first-time angled drive from Sako from 18 yards which forced a diving save from Weale after Ismail weaved his way across the box before passing.  Main again got forward in Town’s next attack but was again off target with a poor shot that flew well wide on 13. Shrewsbury went desperately close to breaking the deadlock in the 18th minute when Taylor arrived late in the box and his flick forced Ikeme into a superb one-handed save. Two minutes later after Wolves failed to clear a corner, the ball broke to right-back Woods, whose 35-yard drive was clawed away by Ikeme diving to his right. Reach was next to try his luck a minute later, his first-time, sidefooted effort shaving the outside of Ikeme’s right-hand post following a loose ball after Ismail lost out 20 yards from goal.  Wolves managed to weather Shrewsbury’s storm not always convincingly to fashion a couple of openings themselves towards the end of the half.  Both fell to the industrious Sigurdarson, who was denied by Weale in the 32nd minute after the keeper came out to bravely smother at his feet. Sako started the move when he broke down the left and fed Griffiths, who spotted the Icelandic forward’s run into the inside-left position in the box. Then the 2.4m signing from Lillestrom saw a header come back back off the post from Scott Golbourne’s cross.

Wolves kicked off the second half and immediately looked to step up their efforts from the opening period. They were finding more space in the Shrewsbury ranks and Griffiths hooked over an acrobatic effort from Golbourne’s cross in the 55th minute. Kevin McDonald then charged onto a loose ball after Griffiths turned his marker, but rather than shoot from an excellent position, the Scot opted to try to find Sigurdarson, who wasn’t expecting the pass and the ball sailed harmlessly to Weale. Sigurdarson then produced a poor shot on the turn after Griffiths played him in. But Wolves should have been made to pay for their wastefulness on the hour when Main somehow blazed over from an open goal from two yards out from Taylor’s cross. Wolves brought on two substitutes in an effort to freshen things up, and prevent further injury to Griffiths, who had been left limping and needing treatment towards the end of the first half. Jake Cassidy replaced him and former Town midfielder Dave Edwards came on for Ismail, but instead of providing fresh impetus for the visitors, it was Shrewsbury who created the next opening. And again it was Main, this time sending a firm header just off target from a cross from Taylor, who had recovered from being taken out by Davis, who earned a booking for a nasty-looking challenge and is now suspended for next Saturday’s visit of Sheffield United after accumulating his fifth booking of the season. Then came the late drama as Doherty’s bullet header was blocked on the line by Taylor on the line. The referee signalled handball and sent off the Town winger, much to the fury of the home fans, who were soon chanting ‘One-nil, to the referee’. Sako stepped up to take the spot kick and belted the ball low down the middle, giving Weale no chance. Wolves brought on Kevin Foley for Sigurdarson as they tried to shore things up towards the end, and they had to get through five minutes of time added on.  But they did it and breathed a huge sigh of relief at the final whistle.
Venue: Greenhous Meadow Date: Saturday 21 Sept Kick-off: 15:00 BST
Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score & highlights on The Football League Show
Bakary Sako scored a late penalty as Wolves earned a narrow victory over neighbours Shrewsbury.
Bjorn Sigurdarson hit the post for Wolves while also seeing an effort well saved by Shrews keeper Chris Weale.
Curtis Main had a great chance for the Shrews, but he put the ball over the crossbar from three yards.
But with seven minutes remaining Jon Taylor was sent off for handling Matt Doherty's header on the line and Sako converted the resulting penalty.

Bakary Sako scored a late penalty as Wolves earned a narrow victory over neighbours Shrewsbury.

Bjorn Sigurdarson hit the post for Wolves while also seeing an effort well saved by Shrews keeper Chris Weale.

Curtis Main had a great chance for the Shrews, but he put the ball over the crossbar from three yards.

But with seven minutes remaining Jon Taylor was sent off for handling Matt Doherty's header on the line and Sako converted the resulting penalty.
LINEUP, BOOKINGS (3) & SUBSTITUTIONS (5)
Shrewsbury Town
01 Weale
03 Jacobson
05 Jones
18 Goldson
22 Woods
04 Summerfield
11 Taylor Dismissed
15 Wildig
23 Reach (McAllister - 86' )
09 Bradshaw (Burke - 71' )
26 Main
Substitutes
25 Anyon
06 Winfield
12 McQuade
31 Smith
08 McAllister
24 Burke
32 Anderson
Wolverhampton Wanderers
13 Ikeme
02 Doherty
06 Batth Booked
18 Ricketts
26 Golbourne
08 Davis Booked
10 Sako
11 McDonald
21 Ismail (Edwards - 66' )
09 Griffiths (Cassidy - 66' )
15 Sigurdarson (Foley - 90' )
Substitutes
31 McCarey
05 Stearman
32 Foley
04 Edwards
19 Price
16 Cassidy
20 McAlinden
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 9,510
MATCH STATS

90mins
Shrewsbury Town   Wolverhampton Wanderers
Possession     51%  49%
Shots              11     9
On target         4      3
Corners           3      8
Fouls               5    13
Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:55 Bakary Sako fouled by Aaron Wildig, the ref awards a free kick. 90:00 +0:33 The ball is sent over by Joe Jacobson. 90:00 +0:15 Free kick taken by Chris Weale. 90:00 +0:01 Luke Summerfield fouled by David Davis, the ref awards a free kick. 89:39 SubstitutionKevin Foley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bjorn Sigurdarson. 88:12 Connor Goldson takes the free kick. 88:06 Jake Cassidy is caught offside. 86:30 Clearance made by Ryan Woods. 86:27 Dave Edwards sends in a cross. 85:11 (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with David McAllister coming on for Adam Reach. 84:49 Header at goal by Curtis Main goes over the frame of the goal. 84:46 Centre by Joe Jacobson. 83:23 Goal scored
Goal! - Bakary Sako - Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Wolves
Penalty scored by Bakary Sako.
Shrewsbury 0-1 Wolverhampton. 82:44 Red card for Jon Taylor. 82:44 Dismissal
82:36 Handball decision goes against Jon Taylor. 82:14 Headed chance falls to Matt Doherty. 81:52 Corner from the left by-line taken by Bakary Sako. 81:34 The ball is delivered by Bjorn Sigurdarson. 81:08 Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.  80:47 Curtis Main fouled by Danny Batth, the ref awards a free kick. 80:24 Bakary Sako delivers the ball. 79:21 Matt Doherty takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post. 76:46 Header by Luke Summerfield goes over the bar. 76:42 Ryan Woods delivers the ball. 74:27 David Davis receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. 72:15 Chris Weale takes the free kick. 72:00 Foul by Jake Cassidy on Jon Taylor, free kick awarded. 71:49 Corner from the right by-line taken by Bakary Sako. 71:26 The ball is sent over by Scott Golbourne. 70:38 (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Graham Burke coming on for Tom Bradshaw. 69:39 The ball is crossed by Adam Reach. 67:24 Clearance made by Adam Reach. 67:19 Free kick crossed by Bakary Sako. 66:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Reach on Jake Cassidy. 65:25 Jake Cassidy replaces Leigh Griffiths. 65:11 Dave Edwards comes on in place of Zeli Ismail. 64:42 Zeli Ismail produces a cross. 64:36 Aaron Wildig makes a clearance. 64:30 Corner from the left by-line taken by Zeli Ismail. 63:08 Luke Summerfield takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Carl Ikeme safely holds on. 63:03 Danny Batth manages to make a clearance. 62:45 Corner taken by Jon Taylor. 62:28 Adam Reach crosses the ball. 62:05 Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson. 61:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Bradshaw by Zeli Ismail. 60:13 Curtis Main takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar. 60:06 A cross is delivered by Jon Taylor. 58:59 Bjorn Sigurdarson takes a shot. Chris Weale safely holds on. 58:28 Matt Doherty manages to make a clearance. 58:21 Joe Jacobson takes the free kick. 58:03 Caution for Danny Batth. 57:45 Curtis Main fouled by Danny Batth, the ref awards a free kick. 54:59 Shot by Leigh Griffiths went over the net. 54:56 Scott Golbourne delivers the ball. 54:06 Chris Weale takes the free kick. 53:33 The offside flag is raised against Leigh Griffiths. 52:34 Shot from the free kick by Bjorn Sigurdarson went wide of the right-hand post. 52:26 Bakary Sako crosses the ball in from the free kick. 51:41 Jon Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Golbourne. 51:30 The ball is delivered by Zeli Ismail. 50:28 Free kick taken by Connor Goldson. 50:09 Leigh Griffiths is ruled offside. 46:48 Chris Weale takes the free kick. 45:57 Zeli Ismail challenges Aaron Wildig unfairly and gives away a free kick. 45:30 Darren Jones manages to make a clearance. 45:28 Zeli Ismail crosses the ball. 45:01 The second half has started.

HALF TIME
Shrewsbury Town  Wolves
Possession47%53%
Shots74
On target32
Corners25
Fouls27


45:00 +1:02 Half time
Half Time
The referee blows for half time. 45:00 +0:56 Free kick taken by Sam Ricketts. 45:00 +0:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald by Tom Bradshaw. 44:06 Matt Doherty makes a clearance. 44:01 Jon Taylor crosses the ball. 42:00 Clearance by Joe Jacobson. 41:55 Zeli Ismail sends in a cross. 40:27 Chris Weale takes the free kick. 39:43 Scott Golbourne challenges Adam Reach unfairly and gives away a free kick. 38:23 Sam Ricketts makes a clearance. 38:20 Free kick crossed by Adam Reach. 37:46 Scott Golbourne challenges Ryan Woods unfairly and gives away a free kick. 35:34 The ball is swung over by Bakary Sako. 35:01 Bakary Sako sends in a cross. 34:14 Corner taken by Bakary Sako. 34:00 Header by Bjorn Sigurdarson hits the post. 33:56 Scott Golbourne sends in a cross. 32:14 Corner from the left by-line taken by Bakary Sako. 32:02 Corner taken by Zeli Ismail. 31:20 Bjorn Sigurdarson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Chris Weale parries the ball away.  30:36 Jon Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick. 30:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Reach by Matt Doherty. 30:09 Sam Ricketts makes a clearance. 30:06 Adam Reach delivers the ball. 29:30 Shot by Bjorn Sigurdarson went wide right of the post. 27:06 Centre by Adam Reach. 26:55 Kevin McDonald manages to make a clearance. 26:35 Corner taken by Adam Reach. 24:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson by Zeli Ismail. 24:13 Carl Ikeme takes the free kick. 23:56 Unfair challenge on Sam Ricketts by Darren Jones results in a free kick. 23:33 Ryan Woods takes the free kick. 23:13 Foul by Sam Ricketts on Curtis Main, free kick awarded. 22:56 The ball is crossed by Kevin McDonald. 21:46 Header at goal by Curtis Main misses to the right. 21:38 The ball is crossed by Joe Jacobson. 20:28 Shot by Adam Reach went wide left of the target. 19:34 The ball is sent over by Joe Jacobson. 19:11 Adam Reach takes a shot. Carl Ikeme parries the effort to safety. 18:56 Clearance made by Danny Batth. 18:53 Corner taken by Adam Reach. 18:25 A cross is delivered by Jon Taylor. 17:26 Darren Jones restarts play with the free kick. 17:12 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leigh Griffiths. 16:56 Jon Taylor takes a shot. Carl Ikeme catches the ball. 16:47 The ball is delivered by Joe Jacobson. 16:39 Matt Doherty manages to make a clearance. 16:34 Jon Taylor sends in a cross. 14:35 Bakary Sako crosses the ball in from the free kick. 14:24 Adam Reach handles the ball and concedes a free kick. 13:32 Corner taken by Bakary Sako from the right by-line. 12:30 Shot by Curtis Main missed to the left of goal. 10:32 Scott Golbourne crosses the ball. 10:25 Clearance made by Connor Goldson. 10:20 Bjorn Sigurdarson crosses the ball. 7:59 Aaron Wildig takes a shot. 6:53 Carl Ikeme takes the free kick. 6:26 The official flags Adam Reach offside. 6:07 Free kick taken by Aaron Wildig. 6:00 Unfair challenge on Adam Reach by Kevin McDonald results in a free kick. 5:21 Bakary Sako takes a shot. 5:11 Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance. 5:06 Bakary Sako sends in a cross. 4:12 Sam Ricketts manages to make a clearance. 3:56 Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson. 3:47 Bakary Sako concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Taylor. 1:13 Curtis Main has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target. 0:00 The referee gets the match started.
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Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner faces his first meeting with former club Wolves since his abrupt departure from Molineux in March 1994. 
But Town will be without Paul Parry, who has been ruled out with a hip injury  Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards (foot) is fit and hoping to return against the club with whom he started his career.  Saturday's game is only the fifth ever league meeting between the two neighbours - and Shrewsbury did the double over Wolves the last time they were at the same level in 84-85
Boss Kenny Jackett also has to decide whether to recall top scorer Leigh Griffiths after starting without him in Tuesday's 1-0 home defeat by Walsall.
It will be the first time the two clubs have met in 22 years, since Turner's Wolves beat Shrewsbury 7-4 (triggered by a 6-1 first leg thumping at Molineux) on aggregate in a League Cup third round tie in the autumn of 1991.  They have also met four times in the league, in the old Division Two in 1982-83 (Wolves won 2-0 at the Gay Meadow, then drew 2-2 in the return) and again in 1984-85 (when Town won both matches). They also met twice in an FA Cup fourth round tie in January 1979, Town holding Wolves 1-1 at Molineux before succumbing 2-1 in the replay at the Meadow.

VIEW FROM THE TRAINING GROUND

Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:
"It's a privilege to be given the chance of managing the club you supported as a boy and I still take an interest in Wolves' results, as I still do with Aston Villa and Hereford United too.  To almost resurrect the club from the bottom reaches of the Football League to within touching distance of the top flight, it got a bit frustrating in the end when we could not quite get over the line.  But on Saturday there will be no thoughts other than trying to take three points and we are confident that we can do that. To come unstuck on Tuesday night against Walsall might have knocked their confidence, but Wolves are in good hands in Kenny Jackett. He's a sound, experienced manager."
Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards told BBC Radio WM:
"All I've heard about since the fixtures came out has been the 21st of September. They're so desperate to put one over on us.  My brother's a massive Wolves fan and I was a massive Shrewsbury fan as a kid. And a lot of my family have been Shrewsbury fans for years.  In fact, my grandad still prefers to listen to Radio Shropshire rather than WM when the Town are playing, even when Wolves games are on.  I was down at the ground yesterday and they only had 100 tickets left. It will only be the second time they've sold, out I think, after the play-off semi final three years ago."

7 Saturday 14th September 15:00 Wolves 3 Golbourne 3' Doyle 43' Foley 90' Swindon Town 2 N'Guessan 82' Mason 90' SKY HIGHLITES VIDEO Robins

 report Wolves 3 Golbourne 3' Doyle 43' Foley 90' Swindon 2 N'Guessan 82' Mason 90'

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Keeper Carl Ikeme produced a man-of-the-match performance as nervous Wolves somehow overcame superior Swindon to make it five league wins in a row to beat Swindon 3-2.
 
A freak goal from Scott Golbourne in the third minute and a first of the season from Kevin Doyle two minutes before the break only told part of the story as Kenny Jackett’s side were outplayed for long periods.  Only superb saves from Ikeme to deny Ryan Mason in either half and Nathan Thompson after the break kept Swindon from replying earlier, while Mason rolled one clean-through effort wide and also hit the post in the second half.  Swindon finally got their reward through substitute Dany N’Guessan (81) before another substitute, Kevin Foley, restored Wolves’ two-goal advantage only for Mason’s free kick to make it a dramatic finish on the stroke of full-time before the hosts hung on through four minutes of time added on.  Wolves, with David Davis looking out of sorts, never looked comfortable playing the diamond formation in midfield that served them so well in the second half of the 3-1 win at Port Vale, and Jackett switched to a more orthodox 4-4-2 for the restart.

Jackett made five changes to the side that overcame Walsall on penalties in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy 11 days ago.  Back came Cael Ikeme, Sam Ricketts, Lee Evans, Kevin Doyle and Leigh Griffiths for Aaron McCarey, George Elokobi, Jack Price, Bjorn Sigurdarson and Liam McAlinden.  The side showed two notable exceptions from the Vale game two weeks ago, with Richard Stearman losing his ever-present starting record and dropping to the bench as Ricketts moved across to centre-back to accommodate Golbourne at left-back.  Jackett’s side lined up in a diamond formation in midfield, with Davis as anchorman in front of the back four, Evans and Bakary Sako either side tucked in with Kevin McDonald behind Doyle and Griffiths. Wolves scored from their first attack – and it was just as well they had that cushion as they needed it with Swindon going on to dominate the rest of the opening period.  Golbourne was the unlikely scorer with a highly unusual goal, his deep cross from out near the left-hand touchline somehow eluding keeper Wes Foderingham and flying into the top corner of the net. It was the former Bristol City and Reading left-back’s first goal for his new club since his 700,000 move from Barnsley last month.  But he seemed almost embarrassed to celebrate as he walked away in near disbelief.  Swindon were undeterred by falling behind and went on to dominate possession for the rest of the first half.  Thankfully for Wolves, their threats were mainly from distance, with Nicky Ajose cutting inside for the first effort before seeing his shot saved at the foot of the post by Carl Ikeme in the ninth minute.  Ten minutes later, Ryan Mason fired well wide on the run after McDonald lost possession in midfield.  Massimo Luongo was next to try his luck, but he fired high and wide after Ricketts missed out to Nile Ranger on 21.  Wolves had barely been seen as an attacking force but they returned to the attack in the 25th minute.  Some superb footwork then a flighted pass from Sako set Griffiths free, but although the Scotland international controlled the ball beautifully, his sidefooted shot was turned away by Foderingham.  Swindon soon hit back however and only two superb saves by the ever-alert Ikeme kept Wolves’ lead intact.  First he did brilliantly to deny Mason’s shot in the 29th minute, then he beat away Alex Pritchard’s angled drive two minutes later.  Wolves’ inability to keep the ball meant they were continually on the back foot and defending, and it wasn’t until the 37th minute that they broke again to see Sako’s long-range drive deflected for a corner.  But against the run of play, the hosts somehow conjured up a second goal two minutes from the break. Doyle started and finished the move, freeing Griffiths with a chip over the top but the chance seemed lost when the latter over-ran the ball and ended up on the byeline with a defender up his backside.  But he conjured up a superb cross for Doyle to head home from almost on the line for his first goal of the season and send Wolves into the break with an unlikely and barely deserved 2-0 lead.

If Wolves had rode their luck in the first half, the pattern continued after the break.  Dangerman Mason somehow sidefooted wide after a one-two split the Wolves midfield and defence on 57.  Mason then saw his stabbed effort deflected wide from point-blank range from Pritchard’s centre as Wolves’ goal led a charmed life.  Wolves perhaps received their biggest let-off in the 63rd minute however when Pritchard’s through ball was allowed to trickle through the home backline and Mason, clean through, was faced with only Ikeme to beat and picked his spot, only for his shot to hit the base of the post and bounce away to safety. A truly magnificent save from Ikeme left Molineux buzzing on 71 when the keeper flung himself across goal to keep out Nathan Thompson’s flying header.  Then came the late drama.  N’Guessan finally earned some reward for Swindon when he powered home after Wolves were beaten by a through ball into the box. Foley kept his composure to lift the ball over Foderingham from fellow substitute Sigurdarson’s cross to make it 3-1 to Wolves only for Mason to finally get on the scoresheet with a superb curling free kick that gave Ikeme no chance. There was still time for a change of referee as Gary Sutton limped off with what appeared to be a calf strain to be replaced by assistant Amy Fearn in the second minute of time added on.  And Wolves hung on to make it five straight wins for the first time since November 2008 and set up an intriguing local derby at home to Walsall on Tuesday.


LINEUP, BOOKINGS (5) & SUBSTITUTIONS (5)
Wolverhampton Wanderers
13 Ikeme
02 Doherty
06 Batth
18 Ricketts
26 Golbourne
08 Davis (Ismail - 60' Booked )
10 Sako (Foley - 84' )
11 McDonald Booked
14 Evans
09 Griffiths (Sigurdarson - 77' )
29 Doyle
Substitutes
31 McCarey
05 Stearman
32 Foley
15 Sigurdarson
19 Price
21 Ismail
16 Cassidy
Swindon Town
01 Foderingham
02 Thompson Booked
05 Hall
14 McEveley
22 Ward
04 Luongo
08 Mason Booked
11 Pritchard Booked
15 Kasim
33 Ajose (N'Guessan - 60' )
09 Ranger (Storey - 77' )
Substitutes
25 Belford
23 Barthram
29 Rossi-Branco
07 Harley
12 N'Guessan
19 Thompson
20 Storey
Ref: Sutton
Att: 19,388
MATCH STATS
Possession
43%
57%
77mins
Wolves  Swindon Town
Possession 57%43%
Shots919
On target 46
Corners35
Fouls810
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90:00 +5:59 Full time
Full Time
The referee ends the match. 90:00 +5:49 Yaser Kasim restarts play with the free kick. 90:00 +5:46 Kevin Doyle is caught offside. 90:00 +5:43 Free kick crossed by Bjorn Sigurdarson. 90:00 +5:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Yaser Kasim. 90:00 +2:05 Free kick taken by Grant Hall. 90:00 +2:04 Booking for Zeli Ismail for dissent. 90:00 +2:04 90:00 +1:54 Unfair challenge on Massimo Luongo by Kevin Doyle results in a free kick. 90:00 +0:30 Assist on the goal came from Alex Pritchard. 90:00 +0:30 Goal scored  Goal! - Ryan Mason - Wolves 3 - 2 Swindon
Ryan Mason scores with their right foot. Wolverhampton 3-2 Swindon. 90:00 +0:19 Free kick taken by Alex Pritchard. 90:00 +0:03 Unfair challenge on Yaser Kasim by Lee Evans results in a free kick. 89:11 Bjorn Sigurdarson provided the assist for the goal. 89:11 Goal scored
Goal! - Kevin Foley - Wolves 3 - 1 Swindon
Kevin Foley scores a right footed goal. Wolverhampton 3-1 Swindon. 88:34 Darren Ward restarts play with the free kick. 88:29 The assistant referee signals for offside against Zeli Ismail. 88:02 Lee Evans makes a clearance. 87:59 Corner taken by Alex Pritchard. 87:43 Alex Pritchard has an effort at goal. Carl Ikeme parries the effort to safety.  87:01 Wes Foderingham restarts play with the free kick. 86:45 The referee blows for offside against Kevin Doyle. 86:14 Lee Evans restarts play with the free kick. 85:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Thompson on Kevin Doyle. 85:00 Nathan Thompson is shown a yellow card. 85:00 84:26 Corner from the right by-line taken by Alex Pritchard. 83:47 Substitution Kevin Foley is brought on as a substitute for Bakary Sako. 83:34 The ball is delivered by Miles Storey. 83:14 Corner from the right by-line taken by Alex Pritchard. 82:59 Ryan Mason takes a shot. 82:53 The ball is crossed by Miles Storey. 81:48 The assist for the goal came from Ryan Mason. 81:48 Goal scored
Goal! - Dany N'Guessan - Wolves 2 - 1 Swindon Dany N'Guessan scores with their right foot. Wolverhampton 2-1 Swindon. 80:50 Corner taken by Zeli Ismail from the left by-line. 80:25 Bjorn Sigurdarson takes a shot. Wes Foderingham parries the ball away. 79:56 Clearance by Kevin Doyle. 79:51 Corner from the right by-line taken by Alex Pritchard. 79:32 Nathan Thompson produces a cross. 79:01 Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme. 78:42 The referee penalises Yaser Kasim for handball. 78:37 Danny Batth makes a clearance. 78:33 Jay McEveley crosses the ball. 78:22 Clearance made by Danny Batth. 78:19 Massimo Luongo delivers the ball. 78:05 Clearance made by Sam Ricketts. 78:02 The ball is swung over by Alex Pritchard. 76:51 (Swindon) makes a substitution, with Miles Storey coming on for Nile Ranger. 76:33 Substitution Leigh Griffiths goes off and Bjorn Sigurdarson comes on. 75:04 Dany N'Guessan takes a shot and missed to the left of the net. 74:51 Kevin McDonald restarts play with the free kick. 74:45 Ryan Mason challenges Kevin McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. 74:09 Darren Ward takes the free kick. 74:01 Unfair challenge on Yaser Kasim by Zeli Ismail results in a free kick. 72:54 Dany N'Guessan crosses the ball. 72:48 Free kick taken by Yaser Kasim. 72:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yaser Kasim by Kevin Doyle. 72:25 Bakary Sako has an effort at goal. 72:03 Ryan Mason has a headed effort at goal. 71:56 Centre by Alex Pritchard. 70:57 Scott Golbourne takes the free kick. 70:09 Booking 70:09 Alex Pritchard goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. 69:50 Alex Pritchard concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McDonald. 69:31 Darren Ward makes a clearance. 69:28 Centre by Scott Golbourne. 69:02 Massimo Luongo crosses the ball. 67:59 Alex Pritchard has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar. 67:12 Foul by Kevin McDonald on Nathan Thompson, free kick awarded. 66:01 Leigh Griffiths has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal. 65:35 Darren Ward restarts play with the free kick. 65:31 The assistant referee flags for offside against Leigh Griffiths. 65:25 Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick. 65:09 Massimo Luongo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bakary Sako. 64:43 Danny Batth manages to make a clearance. 64:40 Dany N'Guessan crosses the ball. 63:40 Centre by Zeli Ismail. 62:47 Ryan Mason takes a shot and hits the post. 61:52 Header at goal by Dany N'Guessan. Carl Ikeme catches the ball. 61:39 Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Pritchard. 61:26 Ryan Mason has an effort at goal. 61:17 Massimo Luongo crosses the ball. 60:00 Grant Hall takes the free kick. 59:37
Substitution Zeli Ismail comes on in place of David Davis. 59:19 Substitution Dany N'Guessan on for Nick Ajose. 59:10 The referee blows for offside. 58:49 Clearance made by Danny Batth. 58:46 Jay McEveley crosses the ball. 58:21 Danny Batth has an effort at goal. 57:54 Bakary Sako restarts play with the free kick. 57:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Ward on Kevin Doyle. 56:51 Shot by Ryan Mason missed to the left of the net. 56:16 The ball is delivered by Bakary Sako. 56:00 Corner taken by Bakary Sako. 55:45 Darren Ward manages to make a clearance. 55:37 A cross is delivered by Scott Golbourne. 55:04 Nile Ranger has an effort at goal. 54:36 Corner taken by Alex Pritchard. 54:19 Jay McEveley has an effort at goal. 52:59 The ball is swung over by Ryan Mason. 52:11 Darren Ward restarts play with the free kick. 52:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay McEveley by Lee Evans. 51:30 Ryan Mason takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal. 50:53 Yaser Kasim takes the free kick. 50:25 50:25 Kevin McDonald goes into the referee's book. 50:16 Sam Ricketts challenges Nile Ranger unfairly and gives away a free kick. 49:50 David Davis takes the free kick. 49:32 Booking for Ryan Mason for unsporting behaviour. 49:32 49:23 Scott Golbourne fouled by Ryan Mason, the ref awards a free kick. 47:39 Free kick taken by Leigh Griffiths. 47:33 Leigh Griffiths fouled by Nathan Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. 47:18 Corner taken by Alex Pritchard from the right by-line. 46:04 Nathan Thompson produces a cross. 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
MATCH STATS HALF TIME
Wolves  Swindon Town
Possession 65%  35%
Shots 69
On target 34
Corners 22
Fouls 34
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45:00 +2:12 Half time
Half Time
The ref blows to end the first period. 45:00 +1:32 Clearance made by Darren Ward. 45:00 +1:27 Centre by Bakary Sako. 45:00 +0:37 Shot by Ryan Mason missed to the left of the target. 44:15 Sam Ricketts restarts play with the free kick. 44:05 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nile Ranger. 42:59 Assist on the goal came from Leigh Griffiths. 42:59 Goal scored
Goal! - Kevin Doyle - Wolves 2 - 0 Swindon
Kevin Doyle heads the ball into the goal. Wolverhampton 2-0 Swindon. 42:49 Kevin Doyle delivers the ball. 40:38 Darren Ward takes the free kick. 40:14 Matt Doherty concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Pritchard. 37:38 Shot by Bakary Sako. 37:29 Darren Ward manages to make a clearance. 37:21 Corner from the left by-line taken by Bakary Sako. 37:02 Shot by Bakary Sako. 36:43 Matt Doherty crosses the ball. 33:18 Bakary Sako has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net. 31:48 The ball is crossed by Jay McEveley. 30:33 Clearance by Danny Batth. 30:24 Shot by Alex Pritchard. Carl Ikeme parries the ball away.  29:15 Matt Doherty restarts play with the free kick. 28:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Yaser Kasim on Leigh Griffiths. 28:33 Ryan Mason has an effort at goal. 26:57 Bakary Sako delivers the ball. 25:38 Clearance by Grant Hall. 25:33 Kevin McDonald produces a cross. 24:31 Shot by Leigh Griffiths. Wes Foderingham parries the ball away. 23:58 Grant Hall restarts play with the free kick. 23:42 Nick Ajose fouled by Scott Golbourne, the ref awards a free kick. 23:06 Clearance by Danny Batth. 20:32 Nile Ranger takes a shot and went wide right of the goal. 19:34 Darren Ward takes the free kick. 19:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leigh Griffiths on Ryan Mason. 18:12 Shot by Ryan Mason went wide left of the goal. 15:11 Free kick taken by Sam Ricketts. 15:06 Nile Ranger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bakary Sako. 14:20 Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme. 14:14 Nile Ranger concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Ricketts. 13:22 Sam Ricketts makes a clearance. 13:19 Corner taken by Alex Pritchard  from the right by-line. 13:00 Nile Ranger takes a shot. 12:51 Jay McEveley takes a shot. 10:09 Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick. 10:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Batth by Ryan Mason. 9:12 Shot by Nathan Thompson. Carl Ikeme safely holds on. 8:39 Centre by Leigh Griffiths. 8:24 The ball is sent over by Kevin Doyle. 8:05 Clearance by Sam Ricketts. 8:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Pritchard. 7:42 Nick Ajose takes a shot. 6:43 Carl Ikeme makes a clearance. 6:22 Darren Ward makes a clearance. 6:10 Corner taken by Lee Evans. 5:47 A cross is delivered by Kevin Doyle. 5:33 Danny Batth makes a clearance. 5:29 The ball is delivered by Nathan Thompson. 4:28 Darren Ward manages to make a clearance. 4:23 The ball is crossed by Kevin Doyle. 4:14 Centre by Scott Golbourne. 2:38 Bakary Sako provided the assist for the goal. 2:38 Goal scored
Goal! - Scott Golbourne - Wolves 1 - 0 Swindon
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Wolves skipper Sam Ricketts should be fit despite picking up a knee injury on international duty for Wales this week.  The centre-half missed his country's 3-0 midweek home defeat by Serbia after sustaining the injury in last Friday's 2-1 defeat by Macedonia. 

Swindon Town have only won once in nine league trips to Molineux, but they were victorious on their last visit, a 2-1 League Cup win in August 2001  Swindon's Nathan Byrne starts a three-game ban for his red card at MK Dons.  Tijane Reis (knee), Alex Smith (shin) are both injured, while Mohammed El Gabas remains unavailable as he waits for international clearance.

Wolves, second in League One, have won both their home games so far, while Swindon have picked up just one point in three games on their travels, although they did win at QPR in the Capital One Cup.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

"After the enforced international break, we're looking to carry on where we left off, with a very important game against Swindon, followed by two local derbies against Walsall and Shrewsbury.   "The signs are encouraging for Sam Ricketts for Saturday's game, so it looks like we have everyone fit and available.  Swindon are under a new manager in Mark Cooper, but, looking at their results, they're in the middle of a run of form."

6 Tuesday 17th September 19:45 Wolves 0 Walsall 1 (moved Internationals)SKY HIGHLITES VIDEO Saddlers

Wolves 0 Walsall 1 Butler 69′
Walsall secured a famous victory to end neighbours Wolves’ unbeaten league start to the season at Molineux.
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Captain Andy Butler scored the only goal in the 68th minute as Kenny Jackett’s lacklustre side were booed off by their own fans, who applauded the Saddlers for their deserved victory.

There was no denying Dean Smith’s side they earned their second successive three points after hitting the woodwork twice from free kicks from Craig Westcarr then Milan Lalkovic, while they looked more comfortable on the ball throughout.  By contrast, Wolves, who failed to score for the first time in the league since the opening day of the season when they drew 0-0 at Preston, forced just one serious save from Saddlers keeper Richard O’Donnell, who tipped Bakary Sako’s free kick over the bar.  Jackett made one change from Saturday’s line-up that beat Swindon 3-2.  Bjorn Sigurdarson replaced ever-present four-goal top scorer Leigh Griffiths as the head coach switched to a 4-5-1 formation to strengthen the midfield after they were outplayed in the middle of the park at the weekend, leaving Kevin Doyle on his own up front.  Smith opted for an unchanged side from the team that won 3-0 at Crewe on Saturday, sticking to a 4-1-4-1 system.  The Saddlers kicked off attacking the South Bank but it was Wolves who threatened first when Sigurdarson, who was the home side’s best player in the first half with Danny Batth, flashed a first-time shot just wide when Doyle challenged for Kevin McDonald’s cross in the sixth minute.  Walsall were the first team to settle however and they didn’t take long to force a chance of their own in the ninth minute.  Westcarr, who wreaked havoc when he came on as a half-time substitute in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round tie between the teams, curled a free kick on top of the bar and over after Lee Evans tripped Sam Mantom 25 yards out.  The Saddlers continued to be the brighter team and were much more comfortable on the ball than a nervous-looking Wolves.  But they failed to really trouble Jackett’s side with Batth in particular a determined figure at the heart of the home defence.  Walsall’s territorial advantage did produce a few half chances however as they forced the pace in a bid for the breakthrough.  Paul Downing – the nephew of former Wolves midfielder and current Albion coach Keith – saw a header deflected wide from a corner on 33 minutes, then flashed a volley a few feet over after the hosts failed to clear another flag kick four minutes later.  But Wolves, who struggled to get any rhythm going in the first period hit back with a 25-yard free kick from Sako that was acrobatically tipped over on 39.  Evans tried his luck from similar distance soon after but his curling effort flew straight at O’Donnell.  Wolves started the second half more positively than they started or finished the first.  But when the opening came, Doyle sent a weak, glancing header well wide from Scott Golbourne’s cross.  Andy Taylor drove wide after Ashley Hemmings’s free kick had been partly cleared by David Davis on 50.  Wolves returned to the attack seconds later but Doyle could only head wide from Matt Doherty’s centre.  Wolves’ anxiety was reflected in them making two early substitutions as Griffiths and Kevin Foley replaced midfielders McDonald and Evans in the 56th and 57th minutes, while Walsall brought on James Baxendale for Hemmings on 65.  But instead of helping them on the attack, Wolves were forced to defend as Mantom wasted a good chance when he sidefooted almost apologetically straight at Ikeme after a bout of pinball in the Wolves box.  And the hosts had plenty more defending to do as they fell behind when a superbly-flighted free kick from Taylor was headed back across goal by Baxendale for Butler to squeeze home from close range despite the attentions of Ikeme and Batth on the line.  And although Doyle saw a turn and shot deflected just wide, it was Walsall who finished the game stronger.  Lalkovic, who replaced Troy Hewitt in the 82nd minute, saw a shot deflected for a corner after twisting and turning inside Batth, who blocked the effort for a corner.  Then as the call went up for five minutes of added time, the on-loan Chelsea forward curled a free kick against the post with no Walsall player in the penalty area.  And despite five minutes of time added on, in the end there was no grandstand finish from Wolves, who were left to lick their wounds as Walsall celebrated

FT 90 +6
LINEUP, BOOKINGS (2) & SUBSTITUTIONS (5)
Wolverhampton Wanderers
13 Ikeme
02 Doherty
06 Batth
18 Ricketts
26 Golbourne
08 Davis
10 Sako
11 McDonald Booked (Griffiths - 56' )
14 Evans (Foley - 57' )
15 Sigurdarson
29 Doyle
Substitutes
31 McCarey
05 Stearman
32 Foley
19 Price
21 Ismail
09 Griffiths
16 Cassidy
Walsall
01 O'Donnell
03 Taylor
04 Butler
12 Downing
15 J Chambers
06 Featherstone
07 A Chambers
08 Mantom Booked
11 Hemmings (Baxendale - 65' )
10 Westcarr (Sawyers - 81' )
24 Hewitt (Lalkovic - 81' )
Substitutes
22 Roberts
14 Benning
02 Purkiss
16 Baxendale
25 Sawyers
26 McQuilkin
09 Lalkovic
Ref: Russell
Att: 22,240
MATCH STATS
Possession
53%
47%
90mins
Wolverhampton WanderersWalsall
Possession47%53%

Shots1613
On target 34
Corners85
Fouls137
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90:00 +5:37 Full time
Full Time
The match has reached full-time. 90:00 +5:10 Sam Ricketts takes the free kick. 90:00 +4:55 Sam Mantom shown a yellow card. 90:00 +4:55 Booking
90:00 +4:51 Sam Mantom is adjudged to have handled the ball. 90:00 +2:30 The ball is crossed by Bakary Sako. 90:00 +1:10 Free kick taken by Romaine Sawyers. 90:00 +0:57 Matt Doherty concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Taylor. 90:00 +0:44 James Baxendale takes the chance to get an effort at goal. 90:00 +0:03 Shot from Milan Lalkovic from the free kick that hits the post. 89:22 Carl Ikeme is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. 88:50 Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Chambers. 88:19 Milan Lalkovic has an effort at goal. 86:47 Matt Doherty restarts play with the free kick. 86:43 The offside flag is raised against Milan Lalkovic. 82:51 Kevin Foley takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target. 82:41 Corner taken by Bakary Sako. 82:31 The ball is sent over by Bakary Sako. 82:26 Clearance by Andy Butler. 82:20 Bakary Sako produces a cross.  80:51 Troy Hewitt leaves the field to be replaced by Milan Lalkovic. 80:27 Romaine Sawyers is brought on as a substitute for Craig Westcarr. 78:57 Header at goal by Matt Doherty misses to the right. 78:42 Corner taken by Bakary Sako. 78:26 Bakary Sako has an effort at goal. 78:06 Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths. 77:30 Shot by Sam Ricketts. 75:39 Shot by Leigh Griffiths went wide left of the goal. 74:29 Bakary Sako crosses the ball in from the free kick. 73:59 Foul by Andy Taylor on Matt Doherty, free kick awarded. 73:40 Clearance made by Sam Ricketts. 73:32 Adam Chambers delivers the ball. 70:52 Corner taken by Bakary Sako. 70:38 Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Downing. 69:52 Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick. 69:25 Unfair challenge on Andy Taylor by Matt Doherty results in a free kick. 69:02 The ball is crossed by Matt Doherty. 68:07 Goal scored  Goal! - Andy Butler - Wolves 0 - 1 Walsall  Andy Butler slots the ball left footed into the goal. Wolverhampton 0-1 Walsall. 67:42 Andy Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick. 67:11 Danny Batth challenges Andy Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick. 66:43 Shot by Sam Mantom. Carl Ikeme blocks the ball. 65:54 Paul Downing takes the free kick. 65:37 David Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Taylor. 64:38 James Baxendale on for Ashley Hemmings. 63:27 Header by Danny Batth goes to the left of the goal. 63:21 Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths from the left by-line. 63:07 The ball is sent over by Kevin Doyle. 61:26 Bakary Sako takes a shot and cleared the net. 59:49 Kevin Foley crosses the ball. 59:07 Leigh Griffiths sends in a cross. 58:32 Header by Kevin Doyle misses right. 57:37 Craig Westcarr delivers the ball. 56:15 (Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Kevin Foley coming on for Lee Evans. 55:49 Leigh Griffiths on for Kevin McDonald. 55:26 Free kick crossed by Craig Westcarr. 55:02 Unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr by Lee Evans results in a free kick. 54:23 Matt Doherty takes the free kick. 54:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Taylor on Bjorn Sigurdarson. 49:59 Paul Downing takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal. 49:43 Ashley Hemmings crosses the ball in from the free kick. 49:10 49:10 Kevin McDonald is given a yellow card. 48:59 Troy Hewitt fouled by Kevin McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. 48:30 Kevin Doyle sends in a cross. 47:36 Andy Taylor crosses the ball. 47:14 Free kick taken by Andy Taylor. 47:07 Ashley Hemmings fouled by Lee Evans, the ref awards a free kick. 46:26 Kevin Doyle takes a shot and went wide right of the goal. 46:19 The ball is delivered by Scott Golbourne. 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.



HT MATCH STATS

45mins
               WolvesWalsall
Possession  33%  67%
Shots    57
On target    22
Corners      34
Fouls         55
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45:00 +0:48 Corner taken by Bakary Sako from the right by-line. 45:00 +0:26 The ball is delivered by Kevin McDonald. 44:54 Lee Evans restarts play with the free kick. 44:48 Foul by Adam Chambers on Lee Evans, free kick awarded. 43:15 Lee Evans has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Richard O'Donnell makes a block. 42:23 Sam Mantom gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle. 40:51 Sam Mantom takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar. 39:32 Header at goal by Danny Batth misses left of the target. 39:27 Corner taken by Lee Evans from the left by-line. 39:01 Bakary Sako has an effort direct from the free kick. Richard O'Donnell parries the effort to safety. 38:22 Ashley Hemmings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald. 36:25 Sam Mantom takes a shot. 32:24 Shot by Paul Downing missed to the right of the target. 32:15 Corner taken by Ashley Hemmings from the right by-line. 31:46 Corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the left by-line. 31:12 Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick. 30:59 Kevin Doyle challenges Craig Westcarr unfairly and gives away a free kick. 30:31 Andy Butler makes a clearance. 30:23 The ball is sent over by Lee Evans. 28:59 Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.  28:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Davis on Sam Mantom. 28:03 The ball is crossed by Scott Golbourne. 27:37 Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Westcarr. 27:17 Andy Taylor sends in a cross. 27:10 Paul Downing restarts play with the free kick. 26:57 Kevin Doyle is ruled offside. 26:17 Free kick crossed by Andy Taylor. 25:54 Foul by Matt Doherty on Craig Westcarr, free kick awarded. 25:15 Header by James Chambers misses right. 25:05 Corner taken by Craig Westcarr. 24:40 Free kick crossed by Ashley Hemmings. 24:14 Bakary Sako gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Hewitt. 22:18 Bakary Sako takes a shot and went wide right of the goal. 18:15 A cross is delivered by Sam Mantom. 13:46 Scott Golbourne takes the free kick. 13:31 Bakary Sako fouled by James Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. 12:25 Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick. 11:47 The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Doyle. 11:01 Sam Mantom produces a cross. 9:40 Ashley Hemmings takes a shot. Carl Ikeme safely holds on. 8:12 Craig Westcarr has an effort direct from the free kick hitting the bar. 7:22 Foul by Lee Evans on Sam Mantom, free kick awarded. 6:27 Troy Hewitt takes a shot. 5:08 Bjorn Sigurdarson takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal. 3:38 James Chambers makes a clearance. 3:29 Corner taken by Lee Evans. 2:58 Clearance made by Andy Butler. 2:49 Bakary Sako crosses the ball in from the free kick. 2:30 Paul Downing concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Doyle. 1:55 The ball is delivered by Craig Westcarr. 0:00 The match begins.

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Wolves' Dave Edwards is fit after the foot injury that has sidelined him since the first day of the season.
Walsall's only league win at Molineux came in August 1999, when Andy Rammell hit the winner in a 2-1 away victory, but they did also win there in the League Cup in 1985. Kenny Jackett's side will be chasing their sixth successive league victory.

Walsall ended their five-match winless run with Saturday's 3-0 victory at Crewe, when recalled striker Craig Westcarr bagged a brace on his return. Troy Hewitt and Sam Mantom were also recalled in a new-look 4-1-4-1 formation, which boss Dean Smith may opt to persist with at Molineux.  Walsall will be looking to avenge their penalty shoot-out defeat by Wolves at Molineux in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy just a fortnight ago.

VIEW FROM THE TRAINING GROUND

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

"Our forwards look like they're capable of firing, which always gives you a chance of winning games.  But we now need to get a better foothold in games. We need to improve and we have to sustain a few clean sheets.  We played Walsall two weeks ago in the JPT, so both sides know a lot about each other and it should make for a special atmosphere."

Walsall boss Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"We'll respect Wolves but we won't fear them. We've already been there in the JPT and drawn 2-2 and will take a lot of belief from that.  We'll have a good following of supporters and it's important to them that we can go there and put in a performance.  We won't be overawed by the occasion but we know we'll have to be at our best."

JP Tuesday 3rd September 19:45 Johnstones Paint first round Wolves v Walsall HIGHLITES VIDEOS in report

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Wolves 2 Walsall 2 (Wolves win 4-2 on penalties)

Wolves scraped home in part one of the alternative Black Country derby. But if this pulsating clash is a pointer of what is to come when the two neighbours meet in League One at Molineux in 13 days’ time, the fans are in for a treat.
A healthy attendance of 13,481 were treated to a no holds barred thriller which saw Wolves edge home 4-2 on penalties after leading twice, only to be held back by an increasingly threatening Walsall who finished normal time on top.  Indeed, had this Johnstone’s Paints Trophy first-round tie gone to extra-time rather than straight to penalties, the visitors were the team in the ascendancy to win it. While Wolves should have held a more commanding lead than 1-0 at the break, Dean Smith’s side were the better team once they equalised eight minutes after the interval.  And, as Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett acknowledged, his players were flagging towards the end in a team showing six changes from Saturday’s 3-1 win at Port Vale.  Ultimately, the reflexes of former Walsall loan keeper Aaron McCarey made him the hero after saving two penalties in the shootout, while the coolness of takers Bjorn Sigurdarson, Bakary Sako, Matt Doherty and David Davis saw Wolves home.  There had been no suggestion of the Saddlers pushing Wolves to the limit early on as the hosts took a fifth-minute lead.  Liam McAlinden stabbed home from inside the six-yard box to meet Matt Doherty’s right-wing cross for his first senior goal after playmaker Kevin McDonald had worked the space.McDonald was the architect of the next attack, crossing for McAlinden to force keeper Richard O’Donnell into a point-black save just after the half-hour. At that stage, it looked like it was going to be a canter for Wolves. But they become sloppy in possession and would have been punished by a team with a greater cutting edge. First a pass across the back by captain-for-the-night Danny Batth 10 minutes before the break was seized upon by Milan Lalkovic whose delayed shot was blocked by Scott Golbourne. Then George Elokobi blocked from Romaine Sawyers after another careless ball.  Jack Price, one of three players making their full debuts for Wolves with McCarey and McAlinden, was next to give possession away cheaply, in first-half injury-time. His pass was gathered by Molineux old- boy Ashley Hemmings, but he overhit his cross to Lalkovic.  Doherty attempted a repeat of his assist following the restart when he galloped down the right and centred for McAlinden. Andy Butler cleared only as far as the Irish full-back, who steered the ball across the face of goal. Out of the blue, Walsall equalised with their first serious attempt on goal. And it was the smallest man on the pitch – Hemmings – who dived to head them level in the 53rd minute from a cross by Craig Westcarr, whose half-time arrival for Lalkovic proved pivotal. Three minutes later, Westcarr was again the provider, this time to set up James Baxendale. But the unmarked midfielder could only nod wide with the whole net to aim at.  Wolves looked to punish their League One neighbours on 63 after winning a penalty when Paul Downing shoved Batth to the ground as they challenged for Sako’s corner. 

Bakary’s Penalty

 

O’Donnell saved Sako’s driven spot-kick down the middle but was powerless to prevent him netting the rebound.  Sako was then a whisker away with an effort from 40 yards.  But Walsall were now snapping at Wolves’ heels.  And they got their reward when substitute Troy Hewitt superbly volleyed inside McCarey’s left-hand post after Doherty headed across his own box. 
The spot-kick drama matched the action that preceded it, leaving everyone anticipating another humdinger in less than two weeks’ time.
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Aaron McCarey saves

 

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and Kenny hails young guns
Jackett handed full debuts to Aaron McCarey, Jack Price and Liam McAlinden in last night’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy penalty shoot-out win.  He made six changes to Saturday’s 3-1 win at Port Vale, staying within competition rules due to injuries and international call-ups.  Jackett’s faith was rewarded as McAlinden scored the fifth-minute opener before McCarey saved two penalties in the shoot-out which Wolves won 4-2 after the first-round tie ended 2-2.

“We made six changes from Saturday and at times it showed defensively where we were disjointed,” said Jackett.  “But we did the job and I was very pleased to get through with some excellent penalties and two great saves from Aaron.  Big credit to Aaron – it was his first appearance for us and as a young goalkeeper he was outstanding.  He has looked very capable in training and I was pleased to see him in a competitive fixture. We did play good football for long spells but just failed to nail it at the end.”  Jackett was delighted to give more youngsters game time. “It’s a very important thing to bring other players in,” he said. “We had four players away on international duty and a further two injured (Kevin Doyle and Zeli Ismail). But it gave opportunities for McCarey, Price and McAlinden. There were some interesting performances.  It’s always a natural progression for younger players to play in the first team and games like this are perfect when other players are away.”  Jackett believes Wolves need to make more use of Cannock-born striker McAlinden’s excellent movement. “He does get chances and that’s a good habit to have as a centre-forward,” he said.  “He also makes good runs and I don’t think we used him as much as we could.”

Doyle (thigh) and Ismail, who has a minor leg injury, are expected to be fit for the visit of Swindon a week on Saturday.  George Elokobi went off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury last night.

WOLVES: McCarey, Doherty, Batth, Elokobi, Golbourne, Price, McDonald, Davis, Sako, Sigurdarson, McAlinden.  SUBS: Ikeme, Stearman, Ebanks-Landell, Forde, Keita.

WALSALL: O'Donnell, Taylor, Butler, Featherstone, A. Chambers, Lalkovic, Hemmings, Downing, J. Chambers, Baxendale, Sawyers.  SUBS: Purkiss, Mantom, Westcarr, Roberts, Hewitt.

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