FA Cup - First Round
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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

League One duo Oldham and Wolves will need a replay to settle their FA Cup first-round tie after a 1-1 draw in horrible conditions at Boundary Park.

Defender Genseric Kusunga headed in James Dayton's free-kick to put Oldham in front inside two minutes.

Dave Edwards failed to find the target with two presentable chances for Wolves but Scott Golbourne met James Henry's cross to level for the visitors.

Oldham almost won it but substitute Kirk Millar curled a late effort wide.

Four-times FA Cup winners Wolves were making their first appearance in the first round since November 1988, and made a shocking start as Angola international Kusunga rose unchallenged inside the penalty area to nod in his first goal for the Latics.

Dayton fired wide for the hosts shortly afterwards, but Wolves, who had 18 days previously, grew into the game and equalised through an unlikely source in left-back Golbourne.

Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme denied Kusunga a second goal of the afternoon, keeping out a low drive that travelled through a crowd of bodies, while Golbourne was unable to convert another Henry cross.

The two sides will now look to the replay on Tuesday, 19 November to progress to the next round.

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Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think it was a fair result. I was really pleased with our lads.

"We had some chances in the second half and maybe could have nicked the win, but more importantly I thought my boys were fantastic.

"Wolves are an ex-Premier League side that have still got an awful lot of talent. Sometimes it's hard to get the ball off them."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 5Kusunga
  • 12Mellor
  • 8Smith
  • 3Grounds
  • 6Tarkowski
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forMontañoat 72'minutes
  • 4WesolowskiBooked at 88mins
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forMillarat 80'minutes
  • 9Rooney
  • 19Dayton

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Schmeltz
  • 11Montaño
  • 15Winchester
  • 21Millar
  • 29Rachubka
  • 35Bove

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18RickettsBooked at 70mins
  • 26Golbourne
  • 8Davis
  • 5Stearman
  • 6Batth
  • 7Henry
  • 19PriceSubstituted forDoyleat 60'minutes
  • 16CassidyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forGriffithsat 79'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Sako

Substitutes

  • 3Elokobi
  • 9Griffiths
  • 12Forde
  • 15Sigurdarson
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 29Doyle
  • 31McCarey
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
3,916

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
Cristian Montaño (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Booking

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).
Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Attempt missed. Kirk Millar (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Kirk Millar replaces Johnson Clarke-Harris.
Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).
Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leigh Griffiths replaces Jake Cassidy.
Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.
David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jake Cassidy (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Cristian Montaño replaces Danny Philliskirk.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Booking

Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Attempt missed. Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Attempt missed. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Mellor.
Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Booking

Jake Cassidy (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jake Cassidy (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin Doyle replaces Jack Price.
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