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Joao Teixeira
Joao Teixeira arrived at Molineux in August

Joao Teixeira scored his first two goals for Wolves as Walter Zenga's side beat Brentford at Molineux.

The winger, on loan from Benfica, opened the scoring just after the break with a shot which squeezed under visiting goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

He added a fortunate second, as his cross from a free-kick on the left bounced past everyone and in.

Sullay Kaikai pulled a goal back for Brentford, before Ivan Cavaleiro scored a stoppage-time third for Wolves.

Substitute Cavaleiro's tap-in from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's cross came after the visitors had dominated the final 20 minutes, with Lasse Vibe and John Egan both missing good opportunities to equalise.

Wolves had drawn six of their previous nine home Championship games and struggled to create chances in a dour first half, with Teixeira's claims for a penalty after a strong challenge from Maxime Colin the only highlight.

However, it was the 22-year-old's fellow Portuguese midfielder Helder Costa who made Wolves' opener with a superb run, although former Southend keeper Bentley arguably should have done better to keep the impressive Teixeira's low effort out.

Palace loanee Kaikai's powerful finish from a tight angle made for a nervy finish for the home fans before record signing Cavaleiro made sure of all three points with his first goal for Wolves.

Wolves manager Walter Zenga:

"We have to continue in this way and not forget where we have come from and where we want to arrive.

"It is a long season and we don't want to forget that if everyone pulls together we can arrive where we want to be.

"I don't want to stay in the middle of the ranking (the league). I don't want to read the ranking until December and then we will talk. At the moment I don't know where we are now. Honest."

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"We gave them cheap goals. Josh (McEachran) should probably have played it wide, ran into trouble and then we didn't have the balance right behind and they broke and scored.

"We've got to be better to prevent that but the second goal should have been our free-kick anyway, it certainly wasn't a free-kick for them, and they scored from that.

"The reaction to going two goals down was good and I thought Wolves started to panic towards the end. We put them under an awful lot of pressure and had some good chances."



  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 29Borthwick-Jackson
  • 27SaissBooked at 74mins
  • 17Hélder CostaSubstituted forCavaleiroat 69'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 20OnianguéSubstituted forCoadyat 88'minutes
  • 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forMasonat 77'minutes
  • 22Bödvarsson


  • 5Stearman
  • 10Mason
  • 16Coady
  • 19Price
  • 21Lonergan
  • 25Gladon
  • 50Cavaleiro


  • 1Bentley
  • 2ColinBooked at 35mins
  • 6DeanBooked at 76mins
  • 14Egan
  • 29Barbet
  • 15WoodsBooked at 90mins
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forYennarisat 50'minutes
  • 4MacLeodSubstituted forVibeat 64'minutes
  • 19SawyersBooked at 37mins
  • 25Kaikai
  • 9Hogan


  • 7Saunders
  • 8Yennaris
  • 12McCormack
  • 16Bonham
  • 20Clarke
  • 21Vibe
  • 35Chatzitheodoridis
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Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Brentford 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Brentford 1.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Edwards following a fast break.

  7. Booking

    Ryan Woods (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Brentford 1. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson following a fast break.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady replaces Prince Oniangué.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Egan (Brentford) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yoann Barbet with a headed pass.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

  15. Post update

    Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Maxime Colin (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  18. Post update

    Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers with a cross.

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