Stale Solbakken got his first away win as Wolves manager with a victory at struggling Ipswich.

Tommy Smith scored an own goal when he turned in Bakary Sako's free-kick from the edge of the six-yard box.

Mali international Tongo Doumbia added a second for Wolves with a fierce drive from outside the area that gave goalkeeper Scott Loach no chance.

Kevin Doyle also went close for Wolves with two powerful strikes as Ipswich remained in the relegation zone.

Paul Jewell's team are second from bottom of the Championship with the worst goalscoring record in the division.

After a low-key first half, the home side did produce a promising spell but Lee Martin and Paul Taylor were both thwarted by Wolves centre-back Roger Johnson.

Tractor Boys striker Daryl Murphy also went close when he fired a shot wide from the centre of the penalty area after getting on the end of an Aaron Creswell free-kick.

But the home side did themselves no favours with the own goal on 66 minutes and Doumbia's second for Wolves, 11 minutes later, only served to increase the pressure on Jewell.

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell:

"We're not just missing half-chances - they're gilt-edged opportunities.

"We were the better side but we were wasteful, just as we had been on Saturday [a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough].

"If we'd got the first goal, the confidence would have flowed. Instead, we're edgy and there's no easy way out of the situation we're in.

"That's life and that's football, but as manager I take full responsibility."

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken:

"We were pleased to win our first away match of the season. It was hard work and could have gone either way.

"In the first half both teams were very organised. There were few chances and it was hard for both sides to open each other up.

"In the second half there were a lot more chances, though.

"The Ipswich defender [Smith] was very unlucky [with the own goal] but we haven't had much luck so far so maybe it was our turn."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Ipswich Town

  • 01 Loach
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 04 Chambers
  • 20 Smith
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 N'daw (Drury - 81' )
  • 11 Martin
  • 15 Luongo
  • 10 Chopra Booked
  • 26 Taylor (Scotland - 53' )
  • 27 Murphy (E'-Thomas - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 29 Ainsley
  • 30 White
  • 09 E'-Thomas
  • 17 Drury
  • 19 Hyam
  • 14 Scotland

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 05 Stearman
  • 11 Ward
  • 14 Johnson
  • 16 Berra
  • 04 Edwards
  • 08 Henry (Doumbia - 66' )
  • 10 Sako
  • 17 Boukhari Booked
  • 15 Sigurdarson (Ebanks-Blake - 66' )
  • 29 Doyle (Margreitter - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 31 De Vries
  • 32 Foley
  • 34 Margreitter
  • 07 Peszko
  • 12 Hunt
  • 28 Doumbia
  • 09 Ebanks-Blake
Ref: Scott
Att: 16,540

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

4 7

Corners

4 4

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:46 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:56

Centre by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Tongo Doumbia takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Edwards. Inswinging corner taken by Bakary Sako.

90:00 +3:35

The ball is swung over by Andy Drury, clearance made by Georg Margreitter.

90:00 +2:16

Unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake by Tommy Smith results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Bakary Sako.

90:00 +1:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Scotland. Free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

90:00 +0:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury from the left by-line, clearance by David Edwards.

87:14

Shot by Carlos Edwards from outside the box goes over the target.

84:16 Booking

Booking The referee shows Michael Chopra a yellow card.

82:38

The ball is crossed by Michael Chopra.

81:43

Unfair challenge on Tongo Doumbia by Andy Drury results in a free kick. Bakary Sako crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Massimo Luongo.

81:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Scotland. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

80:23 Substitution

Substitution Guirane N'Daw goes off and Andy Drury comes on.

80:07

Jason Scotland produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

79:00 Substitution

Substitution (Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Georg Margreitter coming on for Kevin Doyle.

79:00

Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

79:00 Booking

Booking The referee shows Razak Boukari a yellow card.

76:42

Unfair challenge on Massimo Luongo by Razak Boukari results in a free kick.

76:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Tongo Doumbia - Ipswich 0 - 2 Wolves Tongo Doumbia scores a goal from 35 yards. Ipswich 0-2 Wolverhampton.

76:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Scotland on Christophe Berra. Direct free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

75:05

Cross/shot by Tommy Smith.

74:32

Lee Martin crosses the ball, Roger Johnson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Martin, Razak Boukari makes a clearance.

72:39

Carlos Edwards produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

72:08

The ball is swung over by Lee Martin, clearance by Roger Johnson.

71:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Guirane N'Daw. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Ward.

70:56 Substitution

Substitution Daryl Murphy goes off and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas comes on.

68:17

Assist on the goal came from Bakary Sako.

68:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Smith - Ipswich 0 - 1 Wolves Tommy Smith puts the ball into his own goal from 12 yards. Ipswich 0-1 Wolverhampton.

66:55

Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Razak Boukari. Bakary Sako delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Tommy Smith gets a block in.

66:19

Shot from deep inside the area by Lee Martin goes over the bar.

64:57 Substitution

Substitution Tongo Doumbia is brought on as a substitute for Karl Henry.

64:57 Substitution

Substitution Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is brought on as a substitute for Bjorn Sigurdarson.

64:57

Lee Martin sends in a cross, clearance made by Razak Boukari.

63:17

The ball is swung over by Massimo Luongo, save made by Carl Ikeme.

61:46

Effort from just inside the area by Kevin Doyle hits the post.

60:13

Shot from 30 yards by Kevin Doyle. Scott Loach makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Bakary Sako from the right by-line, Daryl Murphy manages to make a clearance. Karl Henry challenges Michael Chopra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

58:47

Kevin Doyle produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

56:33

Michael Chopra takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

56:17

The ball is sent over by Lee Martin, Karl Henry manages to make a clearance.

55:02

Massimo Luongo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Razak Boukari. Direct free kick taken by Bakary Sako.

52:58

Foul by David Edwards on Lee Martin, free kick awarded. Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross, Daryl Murphy produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:01 Substitution

Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Jason Scotland coming on for Paul Taylor.

49:50

Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross, Stephen Ward makes a clearance.

49:05

Lee Martin produces a cross, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Lee Martin, clearance by Roger Johnson.

48:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Bakary Sako. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

46:33

Bjorn Sigurdarson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.

45:35

Bakary Sako challenges Guirane N'Daw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:17 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:07

The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards, clearance by Roger Johnson.

45:00 +1:33

The ball is delivered by Lee Martin, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:33

Bakary Sako crosses the ball, Razak Boukari takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

44:29

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Martin. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

43:32

Kevin Doyle is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

43:01

Michael Chopra sends in a cross, Guirane N'Daw takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.

40:05

Lee Martin takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Martin, clearance made by Razak Boukari.

39:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Ward by Lee Martin. Stephen Ward takes the direct free kick.

38:35

Guirane N'Daw concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Doyle. Free kick taken by Kevin Doyle.

35:09

Lee Martin crosses the ball, David Edwards manages to make a clearance.

34:48

Bakary Sako takes a shot. Carlos Edwards gets a block in.

31:59

Effort from outside the area by Razak Boukari goes wide right of the goal.

30:38

Michael Chopra fouled by Roger Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee Martin, Carl Ikeme makes a save.

27:50

Bjorn Sigurdarson concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

26:49

Centre by Bakary Sako, clearance by Michael Chopra. Corner taken left-footed by Bakary Sako, clearance by Michael Chopra.

25:27

Michael Chopra takes a shot. Roger Johnson gets a block in.

23:11

Guirane N'Daw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bjorn Sigurdarson. Karl Henry restarts play with the free kick.

22:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Taylor by Karl Henry. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

21:54

The ball is sent over by Stephen Ward, Daryl Murphy makes a clearance.

20:34

Paul Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roger Johnson. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.

17:32

The ball is delivered by Lee Martin, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

16:45

Aaron Cresswell fouled by Kevin Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

16:11

Karl Henry takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Tommy Smith.

14:26

Shot by Razak Boukari. Tommy Smith gets a block in.

12:04

Tommy Smith delivers the ball, Stephen Ward manages to make a clearance.

10:32

Richard Stearman delivers the ball, clearance made by Carlos Edwards.

7:31

Corner taken by Bakary Sako.

6:51

Karl Henry challenges Massimo Luongo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Massimo Luongo.

4:51

Lee Martin takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in.

3:29

Razak Boukari gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daryl Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Lee Martin.

1:24

Shot by Paul Taylor from a long way out goes over the target.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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