Kevin Doyle made an instant impact on his return to Wolves' line-up with a goal against Stevenage.

His early strike from four yards, doubled by James Henry in the second half, saw Wolves claim their 11th win in 13 league games.

Stevenage refused to give in after the setback but were frustrated by a string of saves by Carl Ikeme.

The attacking visitors could just not find a breakthrough despite having a Luke Jones effort cleared off the line.

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Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"In the first half we played a little bit in awe of the crowd, the situation and the environment, which I'm furious about because I think the lads are better than that.

"I think we produced more clear-cut chances than they did over the 90 minutes, and on a different day we could have got something from the game.

"I was disappointed with both goals. I think from a defensive point of view we are so much better than to concede goals like that.

"The players showed what they were capable of. They played with assurance and organisation, they played on the front foot and played with quality."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 26 Golbourne
  • 08 Davis
  • 06 Batth Booked
  • 05 Stearman
  • 07 Henry
  • 14 Evans Booked
  • 29 Doyle
  • 15 Sigurdarson (Griffiths - 62' )
  • 10 Sako (O'Hara - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Edwards
  • 09 Griffiths
  • 12 Forde
  • 16 Cassidy
  • 23 Ebanks-Landell
  • 25 O'Hara
  • 31 McCarey

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 14 Heslop
  • 29 Hartley
  • 20 Smith
  • 05 Ashton
  • 06 Jones
  • 07 Morais Booked (Tounkara - 81' )
  • 24 Doughty (Andrade - 89' )
  • 12 Zoko
  • 17 Tansey (Parrett - 91' )
  • 15 Freeman

Substitutes

  • 01 Arnold
  • 02 Wedgbury
  • 10 Burrow
  • 13 Parrett
  • 21 Tounkara
  • 25 Andrade
  • 34 Deacon
Ref: Kevin Wright
Att: 17,700

Match Stats

Shots

10 13

On target

3 5

Corners

5 6

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Stevenage 0.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Stevenage 0.

90:00 +2:36

Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:36

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

90:00 +0:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Parrett replaces Greg Tansey.

88:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Michael Doughty.

88:08 Booking

Booking Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

88:02

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

88:02

Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:04

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

84:47

Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

82:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jamie O'Hara replaces Bakary Sako.

82:03

Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:03

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

80:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Oumare Tounkara replaces Filipe Morais.

80:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Stevenage 0. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

77:12

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

75:30

David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:30

Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

74:35

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

73:23

Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

73:23

Jon Ashton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:50

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) header from very close range misses to the right.

72:11

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

71:39 Booking

Booking Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

71:32

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

71:32

Michael Doughty (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:29

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

67:00

James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:58

Foul by Peter Hartley (Stevenage).

61:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leigh Griffiths replaces Björn Sigurdarson.

56:37

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

55:21

James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:21

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

55:00

Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:58

Foul by Luke Jones (Stevenage).

52:52

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

52:52

Simon Heslop (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:32

Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

49:36

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

49:11

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

48:07

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by David Davis.

47:21

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

47:21

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:54

Attempt missed. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:36

David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:36

Foul by Michael Doughty (Stevenage).

45:00

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Stevenage 0.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Stevenage 0.

44:11

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

43:54

Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

42:55

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

42:55

Francois Zoko (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:31

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

42:02

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

41:27

Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:27

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

39:57

Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

35:51

Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:51

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

34:45

Attempt missed. Greg Tansey (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

30:19

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

28:55

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

28:43

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

27:46

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by James Henry.

27:38

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26:26

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

25:02

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

22:55

Attempt missed. Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

20:29

Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

20:29

Luke Jones (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:23

Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:23

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

18:29

Attempt saved. Simon Heslop (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

17:42

Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

17:42

Simon Heslop (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:39

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

13:28

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

13:28

Greg Tansey (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:00

Peter Hartley (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:59

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

11:06

Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:06

Foul by Simon Heslop (Stevenage).

9:48

Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:48

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

8:06

Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

8:06

Filipe Morais (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Stevenage 0. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bakary Sako.

5:24

Attempt missed. Luke Jones (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

4:46

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

3:47

Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

2:47 Booking

Booking Filipe Morais (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

2:38

Hand ball by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

1:42

Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:42

Foul by Michael Doughty (Stevenage).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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