Stale Solbakken enjoyed his first victory as Wolves boss as his side easily saw off Barnsley.

Stephen Ward put Wolves ahead when he ran on to Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's pass to net with a low shot.

Ebanks-Blake found space to make it 2-0 from Karl Henry's pass and Wolves were cruising when David Edwards met a Matt Jarvis cross to extend their lead.

Barnsley replied late on when Kelvin Etuhu set up Tomasz Cywka but Wolves still ran out comfortable winners.

WOLVES END WAIT FOR WIN AT HOME

Wolves' last victory at Molinueux before they beat Barnsley was a 2-1 win over Sunderland on 4 December, when Steven Fletcher scored both their goals.

It was their first league win at Molineux in 2012 and their first success anywhere since they beat QPR in the Premier League on 4 February.

The result was hardly ever in doubt once Ward had broken the deadlock, although Jacob Mellis did fire wide for the Tykes before Ebanks-Blake beat the offside trap to slot home Wolves' second of the night.

Edwards got his reward for a clever run into the box to add a third goal which ensured Cywka's precise finish into the bottom corner was only a consolation.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Wolverhampton

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 11 Ward
  • 14 Johnson
  • 16 Berra
  • 23 Zubar
  • 07 Peszko
  • 08 Henry (Edwards - 64' )
  • 17 Jarvis
  • 28 Doumbia (Davis - 74' )
  • 09 Ebanks-Blake (Sigurdarson - 64' )
  • 29 Doyle

Substitutes

  • 31 De Vries
  • 05 Stearman
  • 04 Edwards
  • 26 Davis
  • 27 Forde
  • 15 Sigurdarson
  • 18 Nouble

Barnsley

  • 22 Gonzalez
  • 02 Hassell (Cranie - 66' )
  • 03 Golbourne
  • 06 Foster
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 11 Perkins (Dawson - 51' )
  • 19 Cywka Booked
  • 21 Mellis
  • 09 Davies
  • 16 Harewood (Dagnall - 57' )
  • 23 Etuhu

Substitutes

  • 30 Lidakevicius
  • 05 Collins
  • 25 Cranie
  • 07 Dawson
  • 13 Dagnall
  • 31 Clark
  • 32 Rose
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 24,400

Match Stats

Shots

14 13

On target

9 4

Corners

6 3

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:27 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +5:09

Slawomir Peszko challenges Tomasz Cywka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tomasz Cywka takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:59

Outswinging corner taken by Kelvin Etuhu from the right by-line played to the near post, Matthew Jarvis manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:22

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Kevin Doyle goes wide right of the goal.

90:00 +2:01

Foul by Scott Wiseman on Matthew Jarvis, free kick awarded. Matthew Jarvis takes the direct free kick.

89:48

Ronald Zubar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies. Craig Davies has an effort direct from the free kick.

87:53

Kevin Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacob Mellis. Scott Golbourne delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

86:38

Bjorn Sigurdarson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

86:06

Scott Wiseman concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Jarvis. Matthew Jarvis restarts play with the free kick.

85:32

Craig Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Roger Johnson. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

84:35

Shot from just outside the box by Craig Davies misses to the right of the goal.

83:30

Craig Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.

82:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kelvin Etuhu on David Edwards. Stephen Ward takes the free kick.

81:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomasz Cywka on Ronald Zubar. Direct free kick taken by Ronald Zubar.

78:58

Kelvin Etuhu provided the assist for the goal.

78:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Tomasz Cywka - Wolves 3 - 1 Barnsley Tomasz Cywka grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 3-1 Barnsley.

75:48

Martin Cranie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bjorn Sigurdarson. Ronald Zubar restarts play with the free kick.

74:38

Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Ward from the right by-line, Bjorn Sigurdarson challenges Chris Dagnall unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Gonzalez restarts play with the free kick.

73:36

Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Dagnall.

73:14 Substitution

Substitution David Davis replaces Tongo Doumbia.

69:17

Assist by Slawomir Peszko.

69:17 Goal scored

Goal! - David Edwards - Wolves 3 - 0 Barnsley David Edwards grabs a headed goal from close in. Wolverhampton 3-0 Barnsley.

67:55

Shot from outside the penalty box by Jacob Mellis goes wide right of the goal.

67:03

Slawomir Peszko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomasz Cywka. Direct free kick taken by Scott Golbourne.

65:13 Substitution

Substitution (Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Martin Cranie coming on for Bobby Hassell.

65:13

Craig Davies takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

64:21

Craig Davies is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

63:13 Substitution

Substitution Sylvan Ebanks-Blake leaves the field to be replaced by Bjorn Sigurdarson.

63:13 Substitution

Substitution David Edwards comes on in place of Karl Henry.

62:48

Kevin Doyle takes a shot. David Gonzalez makes a save.

60:44

Assist on the goal came from Kevin Doyle.

60:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Sylvan Ebanks-Blake - Wolves 2 - 0 Barnsley Sylvan Ebanks-Blake gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 2-0 Barnsley.

58:03

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake fouled by Scott Wiseman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Karl Henry.

56:38 Substitution

Substitution Chris Dagnall is brought on as a substitute for Marlon Harewood.

54:47

Stephen Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Tongo Doumbia takes the free kick.

53:30

Craig Davies fouled by Roger Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Jacob Mellis takes the free kick.

52:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marlon Harewood. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

50:48 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Dawson is brought on as a substitute for David Perkins.

49:19

Effort from outside the penalty box by Marlon Harewood goes wide right of the target. Unfair challenge on David Perkins by Karl Henry results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Foster.

49:03

Foul by Slawomir Peszko on David Perkins, free kick awarded. Jacob Mellis restarts play with the free kick.

45:24

Kelvin Etuhu takes a shot. Karl Henry gets a block in. Ronald Zubar takes a shot. Save made by David Gonzalez.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:24

The official flags Marlon Harewood offside. Direct free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

43:05

Jacob Mellis has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

41:27

The referee blows for offside against Tomasz Cywka. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

39:50

The referee blows for offside against Craig Davies. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

38:46

Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Save by David Gonzalez.

37:46

Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Mellis from the right by-line, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

36:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jacob Mellis from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Doyle.

34:59

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by David Gonzalez.

34:26

Jacob Mellis challenges Tongo Doumbia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Christophe Berra takes the direct free kick.

32:04

Craig Davies fouled by Christophe Berra, the ref awards a free kick. Jacob Mellis restarts play with the free kick.

30:43

Marlon Harewood challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ronald Zubar. Effort from a long way out by Tomasz Cywka goes wide right of the goal.

29:22

Stephen Ward takes the direct free kick. Karl Henry has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

29:22 Booking

Booking Tomasz Cywka is booked.

28:40

Stephen Ward takes a shot. Stephen Foster gets a block in. Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomasz Cywka on Tongo Doumbia.

28:01

Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, save by David Gonzalez.

25:24

Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, save made by David Gonzalez.

24:08

Close range effort by Stephen Ward misses to the right of the goal.

21:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies by Christophe Berra. Direct free kick taken by Jacob Mellis.

20:46

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, comfortable save by David Gonzalez.

19:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Roger Johnson on Marlon Harewood. David Perkins takes the free kick.

17:07

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

11:22

Shot by Tomasz Cywka. Blocked by Christophe Berra.

10:10

Craig Davies produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

7:52

Assist on the goal came from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

7:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen Ward - Wolves 1 - 0 Barnsley A goal is scored by Stephen Ward from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-0 Barnsley.

7:32

Roger Johnson takes a shot. Save by David Gonzalez.

7:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Bobby Hassell. Free kick taken by Stephen Ward.

4:42

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Craig Davies misses to the left of the target.

3:03

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line played to the near post, Christophe Berra takes a shot. Save made by David Gonzalez.

2:38

Marlon Harewood is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

0:52

Marlon Harewood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roger Johnson. Tongo Doumbia takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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