Bakary Sako struck a late penalty as Wolves earned a narrow derby victory over neighbours Shrewsbury Town.

  • This was only the fifth-ever league meeting between the two neighbours - and Shrewsbury did the double the last time they were at the same level as Wolves in 84-85

Bjorn Sigurdarson hit the post for Wolves and also saw an effort well saved by Town keeper Chris Weale.

On-loan striker Curtis Main had a great chance for Shrewsbury, but he put the ball over the bar from three yards.

Then, with seven minutes remaining, Jon Taylor was sent off for handling Matt Doherty's header on the line and Sako converted the resulting spot-kick.

Wolves stay third, while Town slip a place to 14th in League One after only their second defeat of the season.

But Shrewsbury did at least break the attendance record at their six-year-old home at Oteley Road, having attracted a near capacity crowd of 9,510.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's hard to accept that we've lost the game. Without doubt I feel hard done by to have gone down to a goal like that.

"I've watched it from re-runs behind the goal and in slow-mo from the side and it's still inconclusive, even when you stop it at the point where it's made contact with Jon.

"The referee's took up a position where he's got a lot of bodies between him and the ball and he's done well to spot that, if it is handball, because we can't see it.

"But we didn't hit the target enough times. I know the goalkeeper made one or two saves, but I felt from good positions we should've made him make more saves and we've had the best chance of the match."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

"There was a high number of chances for a derby, It was a surprise that it took a penalty to break the deadlock.

"It was a proper test for us. We probably didn't create the chances we should have done and Shrewsbury will feel they should have scored.

"We are still a 'work in progress'. We don't think we are the finished article by any means and we're humble enough to know that we need to continue to improve.

"My first impressions were that it was a definite red card and a penalty and the referee thought the same."

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

Shots

11 9

On target

4 3

Corners

3 8

Fouls

5 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:23 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:12

Chris Weale takes the free kick.

90:00 +4:08

Scott Golbourne is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

90:00 +3:02

Scott Golbourne takes the free kick.

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 Substitution

Substitution Kevin 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 Substitution

Substitution (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

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 Booking

Booking

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 Substitution

Substitution (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 Substitution

Substitution Jake Cassidy replaces Leigh Griffiths.

65:11 Substitution

Substitution 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 Booking

Booking

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.

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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