Second-half goals from Leigh Griffiths and Bakary Sako saw third-placed Wolves past Sheffield United at Molineux.

Griffiths bundled in his fifth goal of the season on 65 minutes after United goalkeeper George Long had saved his first effort from Sako's cross.

Sako then netted his own fifth strike of the campaign, blasting home a left-foot 30-yarder in the final minute.

  • Kenny Jackett's Wolves have now won seven of their last eight matches

The Blades' sixth straight defeat sends David Weir's men crashing to the bottom of the League One table.

But this latest loss was tough on the visitors, who dominated for long spells in the first half.

Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme made two good early saves to deny former Walsall favourites Florent Cuvelier and Febian Brandy, who went close twice more after being set up each time by Birmingham City old boy Marlon King.

Wolves' win lifts them to within three points of top spot, thanks to neighbours Walsall, victors at Molineux 11 days before, this time doing Kenny Jackett's side a favour by becoming the first team to hold leaders Leyton Orient this season.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager David Weir told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought the lads' effort and application were top notch. The standard of the play in the first half was very very good.

"It's hard to be positive put we have to be.

"I thought we did a lot of good things.

"We controlled the game, passed the ball and we made opportunities but obviously didn't do enough to get in front."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Wolverhampton

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 02 Doherty
  • 06 Batth Booked
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 26 Golbourne
  • 04 Edwards (Forde - 79' )
  • 10 Sako Booked
  • 11 McDonald
  • 19 Price
  • 09 Griffiths (Cassidy - 73' )
  • 15 Sigurdarson (Doyle - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 31 McCarey
  • 03 Elokobi
  • 05 Stearman
  • 12 Forde
  • 14 Evans
  • 16 Cassidy
  • 29 Doyle

Sheffield Utd

  • 25 Long
  • 05 Maguire
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Collins
  • 29 McMahon Booked
  • 04 Hall (Taylor - 80' )
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 Baxter
  • 16 Cuvelier
  • 19 Brandy (Ironside - 90' )
  • 18 King

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard
  • 02 Westlake
  • 14 McGinn
  • 20 McGinty
  • 07 Flynn
  • 10 Taylor
  • 24 Ironside
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 20,417

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

6 3

Corners

7 5

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:56 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

90:00 +4:07

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

90:00 +3:49

Danny Batth takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon King on Kevin McDonald.

90:00 +0:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Bakary Sako - Wolves 2 - 0 Sheff Utd Bakary Sako scores with their left foot. Wolverhampton 2-0 Sheff Utd.

89:44

Corner taken by Anthony Forde from the right by-line.

89:33 Substitution

Substitution Joe Ironside is brought on as a substitute for Febian Brandy.

89:17

Shot by Kevin McDonald.

87:42

Kevin McDonald makes a clearance.

87:36

Corner taken by Jose Baxter from the right by-line.

87:17

Jose Baxter has an effort at goal.

85:16

Header by Kevin Doyle goes over the bar.

85:12

The ball is crossed by Bakary Sako.

85:00

Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.

84:34

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

83:16

Corner taken by Anthony Forde from the left by-line.

82:55

Bakary Sako sends in a cross.

82:19

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

79:44 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Hall goes off and Lyle Taylor comes on.

78:06 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Forde replaces Dave Edwards.

77:39

The ball is delivered by Bakary Sako.

76:42

Matthew Hill restarts play with the free kick.

76:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Doyle on Matthew Hill.

72:29 Substitution

Substitution Jake Cassidy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leigh Griffiths.

71:21

Carl Ikeme crosses the ball in from the free kick.

70:58

Febian Brandy challenges Matt Doherty unfairly and gives away a free kick.

69:04

Free kick taken by George Long.

69:01

Kevin Doyle is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

68:43

Leigh Griffiths takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

67:37

Bakary Sako produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

67:00 Booking

Booking

67:00

Caution for Tony McMahon.

66:56

Unfair challenge on Bakary Sako by Tony McMahon results in a free kick.

65:22

Assist by Bakary Sako.

65:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Leigh Griffiths - Wolves 1 - 0 Sheff Utd Leigh Griffiths grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Wolverhampton 1-0 Sheff Utd.

64:42

Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick.

64:14 Booking

Booking

64:14

Danny Batth booked.

64:10

Foul by Danny Batth on Marlon King, free kick awarded.

62:11

Corner taken by Jose Baxter.

61:07

Matt Doherty has an effort at goal.

58:47

Shot by Marlon King went over the bar.

58:23

The ball is swung over by Bakary Sako.

54:48

Corner taken by Bakary Sako.

53:21

Kevin McDonald takes a shot. George Long catches the ball.

53:04

Header by Febian Brandy goes to the left of the goal.

52:53

The ball is crossed by Marlon King.

51:32

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

47:57

George Long restarts play with the free kick.

47:41

The offside flag is raised against Leigh Griffiths.

47:11

Free kick crossed by Tony McMahon.

46:48

The referee shows Bakary Sako a yellow card.

46:48 Booking

Booking

46:39

Bakary Sako challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:48

Free kick taken by George Long.

45:30

Leigh Griffiths is ruled offside.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Bjorn Sigurdarson goes off and Kevin Doyle comes on.

45:00 +0:27 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:22

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. George Long safely holds on.

43:57

Kevin McDonald takes the free kick.

43:47

Febian Brandy concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Ricketts.

42:52

George Long takes the free kick.

42:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Bjorn Sigurdarson.

42:26

Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

42:22

Febian Brandy is ruled offside.

39:48

Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

39:37

The referee gives a free kick against Tony McMahon for handball.

36:33

George Long restarts play with the free kick.

36:31

Dave Edwards is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

34:22

Jose Baxter has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

32:44

Tony McMahon delivers the ball.

31:26

George Long takes the free kick.

30:55

Foul by Matt Doherty on Matthew Hill, free kick awarded.

30:50

Corner taken by Bakary Sako.

29:12

Jose Baxter takes a shot.

28:21

Shot by Florent Cuvelier went wide left of the goal.

26:27

Febian Brandy takes a shot.

25:01

Free kick taken by Neill Collins.

24:10

Florent Cuvelier fouled by Kevin McDonald, the ref awards a free kick.

22:38

Jose Baxter crosses the ball in from the free kick.

22:16

Ryan Hall fouled by Matt Doherty, the ref awards a free kick.

21:52

Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.

21:47

Foul by Bakary Sako on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded.

20:42

Corner taken by Ryan Hall.

18:07

Header by Neill Collins misses left.

17:49

Corner taken by Jose Baxter.

17:34

Jose Baxter takes a shot.

17:08

Tony McMahon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

16:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Leigh Griffiths.

16:21

Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

16:13

Sam Ricketts fouled by Jose Baxter, the ref awards a free kick.

15:04

Bakary Sako crosses the ball in from the free kick.

14:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony McMahon on Bakary Sako.

13:45

Sam Ricketts restarts play with the free kick.

13:32

Matt Doherty fouled by Matthew Hill, the ref awards a free kick.

12:43

Shot from the free kick by Tony McMahon went wide of the right-hand post.

11:55

Febian Brandy fouled by Scott Golbourne, the ref awards a free kick.

11:11

Jose Baxter takes the free kick.

10:44

Foul by Jack Price on Jose Baxter, free kick awarded.

9:49

Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

9:44

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jose Baxter.

9:21

Febian Brandy has an effort at goal. Carl Ikeme parries the ball away.

7:49

Florent Cuvelier takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

7:32

Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.

7:17

The referee blows for offside.

2:00

Marlon King sends in a cross.

0:55

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

0:00

The match begins.

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