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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Stevenage

Kevin Doyle

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:

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Post-match: Stevenage boss Westley

"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."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 8Davis
  • 6BatthBooked at 72mins
  • 5Stearman
  • 7Henry
  • 14EvansBooked at 89mins
  • 29Doyle
  • 15SigurdarsonSubstituted forGriffithsat 62'minutes
  • 10SakoSubstituted forO'Haraat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 9Griffiths
  • 12Forde
  • 16Cassidy
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 25O'Hara
  • 31McCarey

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 14Heslop
  • 29Hartley
  • 20Smith
  • 5Ashton
  • 6Jones
  • 7MoraisBooked at 3minsSubstituted forTounkaraat 81'minutes
  • 24DoughtySubstituted forAndradeat 89'minutes
  • 12Zoko
  • 17TanseySubstituted forParrettat 90+1'minutes
  • 15Freeman

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 10Burrow
  • 13Parrett
  • 21Tounkara
  • 25Andrade
  • 34Deacon
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
17,700

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Stevenage 0.

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

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Parrett replaces Greg Tansey.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Michael Doughty.

Booking

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

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

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

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Oumare Tounkara replaces Filipe Morais.

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.

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

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

Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

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

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

Foul by Peter Hartley (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leigh Griffiths replaces Björn Sigurdarson.

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

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

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Luke Jones (Stevenage).

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1512212438
2Wolves1411211935
3Peterborough1510231332
4Preston15762727
5Brentford15834327
6Bradford156541023
7Swindon15726923
8MK Dons15645422
9Walsall15645222
10Rotherham15564-121
11Coventry159331220
12Port Vale15627-320
13Crawley14545-219
14Colchester15384-517
15Shrewsbury15375-116
16Oldham15438-415
17Gillingham15438-615
18Carlisle14437-1215
19Stevenage15429-814
20Tranmere15348-1413
21Crewe15348-1913
22Sheff Utd15339-1012
23Bristol City14176-610
24Notts County153111-1210
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