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Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Brentford

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."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 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

Substitutes

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

Brentford

  • 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

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 8Yennaris
  • 12McCormack
  • 16Bonham
  • 20Clarke
  • 21Vibe
  • 35Chatzitheodoridis
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
20,637

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Brentford 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Brentford 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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.

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.

Booking

Ryan Woods (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

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.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady replaces Prince Oniangué.

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.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

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.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

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

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

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt blocked. Maxime Colin (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces João Teixeira.

Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.

Booking

Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Hélder Costa.

Foul by Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lasse Vibe (Brentford).

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Brentford 1. Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Lasse Vibe replaces Lewis MacLeod because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) because of an injury.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich96211610620
2Huddersfield9612117419
3Brighton9522126617
4Reading95221010017
5Newcastle95131771016
6Birmingham9441117416
7Barnsley95041913615
8Wolves94321310315
9Brentford9423148614
10Bristol City94231611514
11Sheff Wed94231112-114
12Leeds94141011-113
13Fulham9342810-213
14Ipswich933388012
15Nottm Forest93241719-211
16QPR93241115-411
17Aston Villa91629909
18Burton92341315-29
19Preston9306812-49
20Blackburn92251218-68
21Cardiff9225815-78
22Derby913539-66
23Rotherham91351022-126
24Wigan91261013-35
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