Wolves 3-1 Barnsley

Wolves celebrate Stephen Ward's opening goal

Stale Solbakken enjoyed his first victory as Wolves boss as his side easily saw off Barnsley.

Stephen Ward put Wolves ahead when he ran on to Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's pass to net with a low shot.

Ebanks-Blake found space to make it 2-0 from Karl Henry's pass and Wolves were cruising when David Edwards met a Matt Jarvis cross to extend their lead.

Barnsley replied late on when Kelvin Etuhu set up Tomasz Cywka but Wolves still ran out comfortable winners.

It was their first league win at Molineux in 2012 and their first success anywhere since they beat QPR in the Premier League on 4 February.

The result was hardly ever in doubt once Ward had broken the deadlock, although Jacob Mellis did fire wide for the Tykes before Ebanks-Blake beat the offside trap to slot home Wolves' second of the night.

Edwards got his reward for a clever run into the box to add a third goal which ensured Cywka's precise finish into the bottom corner was only a consolation.

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