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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Brentford

Wolves top scorer Leigh Griffiths contests a loose ball at Molineux with Brentford midfielder Alan McCormack

Wolves were knocked off top spot in League One after being held by promotion rivals Brentford at Molineux.

Wolves' 11-goal top scorer Leigh Griffiths was closest to breaking the deadlock when he lashed a fierce 11th-minute shot against the foot of a post.

But Adam Forshaw blazed over from six yards before home keeper Carl Ikeme's fine save from Clayton Donaldson.

Ikeme maintained his impressive form to help League One's meanest defence earn a third clean sheet in four games.

But Wolves' first goalless draw since the first day of the season saw them overtaken again by Leyton Orient.

It also ended a six-match winning run for Uwe Rosler's Bees, who had scored 10 in their previous two league and cup games.

Brentford made a late push to snatch the points but they remain in fourth, as Toumani Diagouraga and Alan McCormack could not find a way past the assured Ikeme.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler speaks to BBC London 94.9:

"It is fantastic to see how many people now follow us away from home, and really believe that we can do something at Wolves, players, very proud of them.

"I think the first 10-15 minutes the tempo took us a little bit, they had a better momentum. We kept on being offensive and kept the pressure high, we had probably the better chances in the first half apart from the post from Griffiths.

"Second half we went a little bit more compact, didn't pressure as high as we did in the first half, and they were running out of ideas, we had one or two good chances in the end."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 18Ricketts
  • 4Edwards
  • 5Stearman
  • 6Batth
  • 27JacobsSubstituted forIsmailat 72'minutes
  • 11McDonald
  • 9GriffithsSubstituted forCassidyat 88'minutes
  • 29DoyleSubstituted forSigurdarsonat 88'minutes
  • 10Sako

Substitutes

  • 15Sigurdarson
  • 16Cassidy
  • 19Price
  • 21Ismail
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 26Golbourne
  • 31McCarey

Brentford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 4Forshaw
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forDiagouragaat 79'minutes
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forSaundersat 65'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9DonaldsonBooked at 78mins
  • 26K HarrisSubstituted forGriggat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 7Saunders
  • 10El Alagui
  • 11Grigg
  • 14Logan
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 28Nugent
Referee:
Michael Naylor
Attendance:
19,061

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 0.

  3. Post update

    Zeli Ismail (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by William Grigg (Brentford).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cassidy (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jake Cassidy replaces Leigh Griffiths.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces Kevin Doyle.

  16. Booking

    Sam Saunders (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. William Grigg (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan McCormack (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient17132239142541
2Wolves17124130102040
3Peterborough17102525151032
4Brentford179442517831
5Preston178722517831
6Bradford1776430191127
7Swindon178273224826
8Walsall177551915426
9Port Vale178272626026
10Rotherham176742422225
11MK Dons166462623322
12Coventry179443830821
13Crawley175661923-421
14Shrewsbury174761719-219
15Oldham165382023-318
16Gillingham175392026-618
17Colchester173951723-618
18Carlisle174671628-1218
19Tranmere174582131-1017
20Stevenage1752101626-1017
21Sheff Utd1743101525-1015
22Bristol City172872429-514
23Crewe1734101338-2513
24Notts County1731131731-1410
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