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Stevenage 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme

Wolves remain six points clear at the top of the League One table following a goalless draw at Stevenage.

Liam McAlinden had the first chance of the match for Wolves, while goalkeeper Carl Ikeme produced a stunning save to deny Jimmy Smith at the other end.

The hosts went close when Francois Zoko put his overhead kick wide and Luke Freeman cut inside from the right and fired just over the bar.

Chris Day denied Nouha Dicko and Leon Clarke from point-blank range.

Second-bottom Stevenage, who were replaced at the foot of the table by Saturday's opponents Shrewsbury Town, have closed the gap to safety to a single point.

Wolves now 11 points clear of third-placed Leyton Orient with six games left.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC WM 95.6:

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett

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Jackett happy with Wolves position

"It was a hard-earned point. The first half was pretty even but we had the better of the second half and had some big chances, but didn't put them away.

"Looking at the context of the bigger picture, I'm not disappointed with a point because with the position we're in every point is a good one.

"Stevenage had a very high motivation level and we just couldn't find that goal in the second half.

"I'm pleased with a clean sheet, we were terrific defensively as a side and if you can't win you don't get beat."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 22Obeng
  • 9Charles
  • 20Smith
  • 5Ashton
  • 4Dembele
  • 15Freeman
  • 14HeslopSubstituted forMoraisat 70'minutes
  • 12Zoko
  • 11AkinsSubstituted forN'Guessanat 80'minutes
  • 8Mousinho

Substitutes

  • 2Wedgbury
  • 7Morais
  • 23Reid
  • 25Flanagan
  • 28N'Guessan
  • 33Henderson
  • 40Goodliffe

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 4Edwards
  • 18Ricketts
  • 11McDonaldBooked at 64mins
  • 5Stearman
  • 6Batth
  • 27Jacobs
  • 7HenrySubstituted forDickoat 11'minutes
  • 20McAlindenSubstituted forEvansat 73'minutes
  • 9L Clarke
  • 26Golbourne

Substitutes

  • 3Elokobi
  • 14Evans
  • 19Price
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31McCarey
  • 40Dicko
  • 47Bancessi
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,660

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

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

Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Joseph N'Guessan replaces Lucas Akins.

Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans replaces Liam McAlinden.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Filipe Morais replaces Simon Heslop because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Simon Heslop (Stevenage) because of an injury.

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

Foul by John Mousinho (Stevenage).

Booking

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

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

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Jon Ashton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by John Mousinho (Stevenage).

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

Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Liam McAlinden.

Attempt blocked. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4026954787
2Brentford3924962781
3Leyton Orient40221083576
4Rotherham39211262875
5Preston40201551875
6Peterborough3818416758
7Swindon4016915557
8Walsall40141412456
9MK Dons4016717255
10Port Vale4016618-1254
11Sheff Utd39141015-252
12Bradford40111613249
13Coventry40161113149
14Gillingham3914619-1248
15Bristol City40101614-146
16Crawley37111313-746
17Oldham40111118-1244
18Colchester39101316-943
19Notts County4012424-1540
20Tranmere39101019-2240
21Carlisle39101019-2240
22Crewe40101020-2840
23Stevenage4010921-2039
24Shrewsbury4081418-1438
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