Second-half goals by Leigh Griffiths, Bjorn Sigurdarson and Kevin McDonald guided high-flying Wolves to a comfortable victory at Port Vale.

Wolves opened the scoring with Griffiths driving a fierce shot inside Chris Neal's left-hand post.

Doug Loft's header from Adam Yates's cross struck a post, but Sigurdarson made it 2-0 with a right-foot volley.

McDonald then tapped into an empty net for 3-0 before Tom Pope headed a late consolation for the hosts.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Yates
  • 03 Jones (Duffy - 30' )
  • 04 Robertson
  • 05 Dickinson
  • 07 Loft
  • 09 Myrie-Williams (Dodds - 71' Booked )
  • 18 Lines
  • 21 Griffith
  • 11 Pope
  • 29 Hughes (Williamson - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Johnson
  • 24 Duffy
  • 08 Dodds
  • 15 Shuker
  • 26 Birchall
  • 19 Williamson
  • 23 Mohamed

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 02 Doherty
  • 05 Stearman
  • 06 Batth
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 08 Davis Booked
  • 11 McDonald
  • 21 Ismail (Sigurdarson - 65' )
  • 26 Golbourne (Evans - 45' )
  • 09 Griffiths
  • 29 Doyle (Forde - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 31 McCarey
  • 03 Elokobi
  • 12 Forde
  • 14 Evans
  • 15 Sigurdarson
  • 19 Price
  • 16 Cassidy
Ref: Scott
Att: 12,601

Match Stats

Shots

8 14

On target

5 7

Corners

6 6

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:44 Full time

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

90:00 +3:08

Richard Stearman restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:36 Booking

Booking

90:00 +2:36

Booking for Louis Dodds for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:33

Louis Dodds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Ricketts.

90:00 +1:25

Chris Lines provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +1:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Pope - Port Vale 1 - 3 Wolves Tom Pope grabs a goal with a headed effort. Port Vale 1-3 Wolverhampton.

90:00 +1:25

Assist by Chris Lines.

90:00 +1:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Pope - Port Vale 1 - 3 Wolves Tom Pope scores a headed goal. Port Vale 1-3 Wolverhampton.

90:00 +1:19

Chris Lines crosses the ball.

90:00 +0:08

Ben Williamson takes a shot and strikes the post.

82:55

Assist on the goal came from Bjorn Sigurdarson.

82:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin McDonald - Port Vale 0 - 3 Wolves Kevin McDonald scores with a right foot finish. Port Vale 0-3 Wolverhampton.

82:55

Assist by Bjorn Sigurdarson.

82:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin McDonald - Port Vale 0 - 3 Wolves Kevin McDonald grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Port Vale 0-3 Wolverhampton.

82:50

The ball is delivered by Bjorn Sigurdarson.

79:42 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Doyle goes off and Anthony Forde comes on.

79:25

Shot by Lee Evans went over the net.

78:00

Ben Williamson heads at goal. Carl Ikeme safely holds on.

74:17

Assist by Leigh Griffiths.

74:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Bjorn Sigurdarson - Port Vale 0 - 2 Wolves Bjorn Sigurdarson slots the ball right footed into the goal. Port Vale 0-2 Wolverhampton.

74:09

Kevin McDonald sends in a cross.

72:43 Booking

Booking

72:43

David Davis is cautioned by the ref for time wasting.

72:18

Free kick taken by David Davis.

72:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Davis by Louis Dodds.

70:11 Substitution

Substitution Louis Dodds joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jennison Myrie-Williams.

69:34

Shot by Kevin McDonald cleared the crossbar.

65:51

Danny Batth makes a clearance.

65:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Lines.

65:31

Carl Dickinson takes a shot. Carl Ikeme parries the ball away.

65:08

Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

64:58 Substitution

Substitution (Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Bjorn Sigurdarson coming on for Zeli Ismail.

64:42 Substitution

Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Ben Williamson coming on for Lee Hughes.

64:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Robertson by Leigh Griffiths.

64:04

Kevin McDonald manages to make a clearance.

63:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Lines.

62:38

Carl Ikeme manages to make a clearance.

62:34

Free kick taken by Richard Duffy.

62:22

David Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Lines.

61:21

Shot by Leigh Griffiths. A parry by Chris Neal prevents the goal.

59:50

Tom Pope has a headed effort at goal. Carl Ikeme turns it away with a finger tip save.

59:36

Anthony Griffith takes the free kick.

59:25

Chris Lines fouled by Kevin McDonald, the ref awards a free kick.

55:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Leigh Griffiths - Port Vale 0 - 1 Wolves Leigh Griffiths scores a left footed goal. Port Vale 0-1 Wolverhampton.

53:00

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths.

51:38

Sam Ricketts restarts play with the free kick.

51:27

David Davis fouled by Anthony Griffith, the ref awards a free kick.

49:11

Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

48:39

Danny Batth manages to make a clearance.

48:26

Corner taken by Chris Lines from the right by-line.

47:56

Clearance by Richard Stearman.

45:40

Leigh Griffiths takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

45:34

A cross is delivered by Kevin McDonald.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:04

Clearance by Anthony Griffith.

45:00 +1:48

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line.

45:00 +0:07

Leigh Griffiths takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Chris Neal fumbles the ball.

44:34 Substitution

Substitution Lee Evans on for Scott Golbourne.

42:33

Danny Batth takes the free kick.

42:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Pope.

36:42

Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.

36:35

Kevin McDonald challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33:48

Carl Ikeme manages to make a clearance.

33:38

Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

33:11

Tom Pope fouled by Richard Stearman, the ref awards a free kick.

31:14

Zeli Ismail takes a shot. Chris Neal parries the ball away.

30:34

Free kick taken by Danny Batth.

30:17

Doug Loft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald.

29:24 Substitution

Substitution Richard Duffy is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Jones.

28:52

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Lines.

26:56

Shot by Zeli Ismail cleared the net.

26:26

Carl Ikeme manages to make a clearance.

25:55

Daniel Jones restarts play with the free kick.

25:43

Foul by Kevin McDonald on Anthony Griffith, free kick awarded.

24:00

Shot by Kevin Doyle missed to the left of the target.

22:32

Chris Lines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

22:16

Unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams by Matt Doherty results in a free kick.

21:38

Header at goal by Tom Pope goes over the frame of the goal.

21:33

Chris Lines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

21:31

Chris Lines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

21:25

Danny Batth challenges Jennison Myrie-Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:17

Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance.

20:12

Free kick crossed by Chris Lines.

19:43

Matt Doherty challenges Jennison Myrie-Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick.

18:28

Clearance made by Chris Robertson.

18:24

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths.

17:12

Carl Ikeme makes a clearance.

17:08

Corner taken by Chris Lines.

16:48

Chris Robertson takes a shot. Matt Doherty gets a block in.

16:26

Richard Stearman makes a clearance.

16:04

Corner taken by Chris Lines.

15:06

Chris Neal manages to make a clearance.

14:55

Shot by Kevin McDonald. Chris Neal safely holds on.

14:08

Chris Neal takes the free kick.

14:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Leigh Griffiths.

13:46

Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

13:34

Unfair challenge on Danny Batth by Tom Pope results in a free kick.

12:37

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

11:57

Chris Lines delivers the ball.

11:39

Free kick taken by Chris Lines.

11:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McDonald on Anthony Griffith.

9:50

Jennison Myrie-Williams takes a shot. Carl Ikeme parries the effort to safety.

9:35

Anthony Griffith makes a clearance.

9:30

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths.

7:13

Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

7:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Pope on Danny Batth.

6:43

Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

6:36

Foul by Kevin McDonald on Anthony Griffith, free kick awarded.

6:00

Header by Danny Batth goes over the bar.

5:39

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths.

4:10

Danny Batth takes the free kick.

4:06

The offside flag is raised against Tom Pope.

1:42

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line.

1:04

Kevin McDonald takes the free kick.

0:45

Chris Lines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Davis.

0:00

The match begins.

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