Leigh Griffiths's injury-time penalty gave Wolves a dramatic victory just moments after Crawley forward Billy Clarke looked to have stolen a point.

Bjorn Sigurdarson headed Kevin Doyle's left-wing cross home on seven minutes and Wolves looked set for victory.

But Clarke drilled home from inside the area to level the scores before Kyle McFadzean was adjudged to have blocked Kevin McDonald's cross with his arm.

Griffiths lashed into the bottom corner to send Wolves top of League One.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Surrey:

"I'm disappointed because we should have seen it through. We were on top for quite a while and played some really good stuff.

"Obviously we've come away with no points but hopefully we've shown the nation that we can play and do things the right way.

"I've seen the penalty incident and it may have struck his arm. We've had a lot of meetings with the League Managers' Association and the referees over the last few weeks where they talked about how if nobody is making an attempt to make themselves bigger, which Kyle [McFadzean] isn't, it's tough to see unless you really slow it down.

"I spoke to the players at half-time and I did believe that they paid them [Wolves] too much respect at the start of the game.

"I was a bit worried after 10 minutes but we improved and looked a little bit more secure [than in previous games] and because of the way we play there are always going to be opportunities."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Wolverhampton

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 02 Doherty
  • 05 Stearman
  • 06 Batth Booked
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 08 Davis
  • 10 Sako
  • 14 Evans (McDonald - 73' )
  • 15 Sigurdarson (Griffiths - 72' )
  • 21 Ismail (Elokobi - 90' )
  • 29 Doyle Booked

Substitutes

  • 31 McCarey
  • 03 Elokobi
  • 11 McDonald
  • 12 Forde
  • 19 Price
  • 09 Griffiths
  • 16 Cassidy

Crawley Town

  • 01 P Jones
  • 03 Sadler
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 11 Simpson
  • 12 Walsh (Connolly - 70' )
  • 10 Drury (Rooney - 78' )
  • 15 Bulman (Proctor - 78' )
  • 16 Adams Booked
  • 21 M Jones
  • 07 Clarke
  • 09 Alexander Booked

Substitutes

  • 25 Maddison
  • 02 Hurst
  • 04 Connolly
  • 06 Essam
  • 08 Torres
  • 18 Rooney
  • 14 Proctor
Ref: Hooper
Att: 17,406

Match Stats

Shots

11 14

On target

5 3

Corners

9 9

Fouls

12 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:17

Matt Doherty manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +15:12 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +6:14

Shot by Jamie Proctor went wide of the left-hand post.

90:00 +6:10

The ball is sent over by Michael Jones.

90:00 +6:05

Nicky Adams takes the free kick.

90:00 +6:04

Free kick crossed by Nicky Adams.

90:00 +5:45

Booking for Danny Batth for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +5:45 Booking

Booking

90:00 +5:27

Foul by Danny Batth on Jamie Proctor, free kick awarded.

90:00 +4:57

Clearance by Luke Rooney.

90:00 +4:52

George Elokobi makes a clearance.

90:00 +4:28 Substitution

Substitution George Elokobi comes on in place of Zeli Ismail.

90:00 +3:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Leigh Griffiths - Wolves 2 - 1 Crawley Leigh Griffiths scores a penalty. Wolverhampton 2-1 Crawley Town.

90:00 +2:19

Booking for Nicky Adams.

90:00 +2:19 Booking

Booking

90:00 +1:52

Handball by Kyle McFadzean.

90:00 +1:48

The ball is crossed by Kevin McDonald.

90:00 +0:28

Assist by Jamie Proctor.

90:00 +0:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Clarke - Wolves 1 - 1 Crawley Billy Clarke scores with a left foot finish. Wolverhampton 1-1 Crawley Town.

90:00 +0:14

Clearance by Mat Sadler.

89:31

Shot by Bakary Sako went wide right of the post.

89:20

Clearance by Mat Sadler.

88:14

Shot by Zeli Ismail went over the crossbar.

87:16

Danny Batth manages to make a clearance.

87:13

The ball is swung over by Nicky Adams.

86:36

Clearance by Bakary Sako.

85:41

Clearance made by Michael Jones.

85:36

Clearance by Kyle McFadzean.

85:32

Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

85:05

Luke Rooney challenges David Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:15

Header at goal by Gary Alexander to the left of the net.

84:13

Corner from the taken by Nicky Adams.

83:49

Clearance by Richard Stearman.

83:47

The ball is sent over by Josh Simpson.

83:16

Nicky Adams decides to take a short corner.

83:06

Danny Batth makes a clearance.

83:00

The ball is sent over by Billy Clarke.

82:34

The ball is swung over by Nicky Adams.

82:12

The ball is sent over by Kevin McDonald.

82:05

Corner taken by Bakary Sako from the right by-line.

80:52

Clearance by Josh Simpson.

80:30

Jamie Proctor makes a clearance.

80:05

Clearance made by Danny Batth.

80:01

Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

79:52

Kevin Doyle goes into the book for persistent infringement.

79:52 Booking

Booking

79:36

Michael Jones fouled by Kevin Doyle, the ref awards a free kick.

78:49

Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

78:33

Leigh Griffiths challenges Mark Connolly unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:27

Centre by Kevin Doyle.

78:12

Clearance by Mat Sadler.

78:11

Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

77:49 Substitution

Substitution Dannie Bulman goes off and Jamie Proctor comes on.

77:36 Substitution

Substitution Andy Drury leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Rooney.

77:30

Booking for Andy Drury for unsporting behaviour.

77:30 Booking

Booking

77:01

Andy Drury challenges Zeli Ismail unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:51

Samuel Ricketts makes a clearance.

76:48

Free kick taken by Mat Sadler.

76:01

Unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Kevin Doyle results in a free kick.

75:56

Matt Doherty manages to make a clearance.

75:51

Corner taken by Andy Drury.

74:58

Clearance by Richard Stearman.

75:36

Corner taken short by Gary Alexander.

75:26

Kyle McFadzean takes a shot. Matt Doherty gets a block in.

75:01

Clearance by Bakary Sako.

74:54

Corner taken by Andy Drury.

74:31

Clearance made by Danny Batth.

74:23

Clearance by Kyle McFadzean.

73:59

Michael Jones takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

73:56

Short corner taken by Andy Drury from the left by-line.

73:35

Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

73:31

Nicky Adams crosses the ball in from the free kick.

72:53

Richard Stearman challenges Nicky Adams unfairly and gives away a free kick.

72:39

Clearance made by Richard Stearman.

72:29

Leigh Griffiths delivers the ball.

72:26

Clearance by Paul Jones.

72:25

The ball is sent over by Zeli Ismail.

72:04 Substitution

Substitution Lee Evans leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin McDonald.

71:46 Substitution

Substitution Leigh Griffiths comes on in place of Bjorn Sigurdarson.

71:24

Nicky Adams has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

71:01

Clearance by Josh Simpson.

69:49 Substitution

Substitution Joe Walsh leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Connolly.

66:39

A cross is delivered by Josh Simpson.

64:29

Gary Alexander manages to make a clearance.

64:28

Clearance by Dannie Bulman.

64:27

Corner taken by Bakary Sako from the right by-line.

63:47

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Bakary Sako. Paul Jones parries the ball away.

62:48 Booking

Booking

62:48

Caution for Gary Alexander.

62:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Gary Alexander.

61:53

Nicky Adams crosses the ball.

61:31

Bjorn Sigurdarson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Paul Jones makes a block.

61:12

Dannie Bulman delivers the ball.

61:00

Clearance made by Richard Stearman.

60:57

The ball is crossed by Gary Alexander.

60:34

Samuel Ricketts manages to make a clearance.

59:37

Zeli Ismail sends in a cross.

59:29

Clearance made by Dannie Bulman.

59:28

Header by Bakary Sako goes to the left of the goal.

59:26

Corner taken by Zeli Ismail from the left by-line.

57:01

Clearance by Michael Jones.

56:14

Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

55:55

Kevin Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Dannie Bulman.

55:52

Corner taken by Zeli Ismail.

55:19

Joe Walsh makes a clearance.

54:06

Clearance by Zeli Ismail.

53:47

Samuel Ricketts sends in a cross.

51:57

Kevin Doyle is caught offside.

50:28

Michael Jones takes the free kick.

50:13

Foul by Zeli Ismail on Nicky Adams, free kick awarded.

50:00

Clearance by Kyle McFadzean.

49:33

Clearance by Michael Jones.

49:32

Clearance made by Dannie Bulman.

49:31

The ball is swung over by Matt Doherty.

49:27

Short corner taken by Bakary Sako from the right by-line.

48:56

Samuel Ricketts has an effort at goal. Paul Jones parries the ball away.

48:49

Joe Walsh manages to make a clearance.

48:48

David Davis produces a cross.

48:04

Clearance by Josh Simpson.

48:02

Matt Doherty produces a cross.

47:20

Samuel Ricketts makes a clearance.

47:16

Free kick crossed by Mat Sadler.

46:40

Lee Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Clarke.

46:30

Andy Drury decides to take the corner short.

45:56

Nicky Adams takes a shot. A parry by Carl Ikeme prevents the goal.

45:34

Michael Jones takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:49

Josh Simpson manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:29

Clearance made by Richard Stearman.

45:00 +0:27

Clearance by Nicky Adams.

45:00 +0:27

Clearance by Samuel Ricketts.

44:33

Paul Jones takes the free kick.

44:11

Zeli Ismail challenges Billy Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick.

44:05

Clearance by Josh Simpson.

43:27

Gary Alexander manages to make a clearance.

43:24

Corner from the left by-line taken by Zeli Ismail.

42:59

Kyle McFadzean makes a clearance.

42:59

Zeli Ismail sends in a cross.

41:22

Clearance by Dannie Bulman.

41:03

Lee Evans decides to take a short corner.

40:41

Clearance by Kyle McFadzean.

40:41

Bakary Sako has an effort at goal. Kyle McFadzean gets a block in.

40:38

Clearance by Michael Jones.

40:36

Kevin Doyle delivers the ball.

39:08

Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

38:55

David Davis takes the free kick.

38:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Dannie Bulman.

38:17

Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance.

38:12

Gary Alexander has an effort at goal. Danny Batth gets a block in.

38:12

Josh Simpson produces a cross.

37:46

Free kick taken by Joe Walsh.

37:14

Lee Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jones.

36:46

Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

36:15

Gary Alexander is caught offside.

35:58

Clearance by Danny Batth.

35:55

Mat Sadler delivers the ball.

35:48

The ball is sent over by Josh Simpson.

35:05

Dannie Bulman restarts play with the free kick.

34:48

Handball by Lee Evans.

34:18

Danny Batth makes a clearance.

33:22

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Carl Ikeme parries the effort to safety.

32:35

Josh Simpson restarts play with the free kick.

32:17

Foul by David Davis on Nicky Adams, free kick awarded.

31:59

The ball is delivered by Billy Clarke.

31:41

Danny Batth manages to make a clearance.

30:59

Free kick crossed by Bakary Sako.

30:29

Unfair challenge on David Davis by Andy Drury results in a free kick.

30:13

Mat Sadler manages to make a clearance.

30:09

A cross is delivered by Bakary Sako.

29:40

The ball is crossed by Bakary Sako.

29:20

David Davis takes the free kick.

29:04

Joe Walsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Bjorn Sigurdarson.

28:14

Josh Simpson manages to make a clearance.

27:23

Billy Clarke takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

26:15

Zeli Ismail makes a clearance.

25:27

Zeli Ismail crosses the ball.

25:26

Mat Sadler makes a clearance.

24:06

Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

23:46

Billy Clarke fouled by David Davis, the ref awards a free kick.

23:43

Kevin Doyle has an effort at goal. Blocked by Joe Walsh.

23:24

Clearance by Andy Drury.

22:29

Joe Walsh takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

22:26

Centre by Michael Jones.

22:15

Danny Batth makes a clearance.

22:11

Corner taken by Andy Drury.

21:44

Gary Alexander takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Samuel Ricketts gets a block in.

18:30

Clearance made by Bakary Sako.

18:28

Clearance by Richard Stearman.

18:26

Centre by Nicky Adams.

17:23

The ball is swung over by Lee Evans.

15:38

Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

15:12

The offside flag is raised against Bjorn Sigurdarson.

13:28

Header at goal by Bakary Sako misses to the right.

13:26

Centre by Kevin Doyle.

12:32

Lee Evans manages to make a clearance.

12:29

Andy Drury delivers the ball.

11:51

Samuel Ricketts manages to make a clearance.

11:44

Kyle McFadzean manages to make a clearance.

11:41

Corner taken by Bakary Sako.

11:17

Kyle McFadzean makes a clearance.

11:16

Zeli Ismail delivers the ball.

10:03

Josh Simpson manages to make a clearance.

9:17

Clearance by Mat Sadler.

9:16

Bakary Sako delivers the ball.

8:21

Nicky Adams takes a weak shot and went wide left of the target.

8:20

Centre by Mat Sadler.

7:24

Mat Sadler manages to make a clearance.

7:21

Danny Batth makes a clearance.

6:32

Assist on the goal came from Kevin Doyle.

6:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Bjorn Sigurdarson - Wolves 1 - 0 Crawley Bjorn Sigurdarson scores a headed goal. Wolverhampton 1-0 Crawley Town.

6:05

Billy Clarke manages to make a clearance.

5:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Bakary Sako.

4:48

Bjorn Sigurdarson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Paul Jones prevents the goal.

4:46

Centre by Lee Evans.

3:29

Kyle McFadzean makes a clearance.

3:29

The ball is sent over by Kevin Doyle.

2:01

The ball is swung over by Josh Simpson.

1:42

Danny Batth makes a clearance.

1:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Drury.

0:00

The game begins.

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