EFL Cup
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Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Wolves: Bonatini and Costa score as visitors go through

Helder Costa scores for Wolves
Helder Costa's penalty was his first goal of the season for Wolves

Premier League side Wolves reached the third round of the Carabao Cup for the fourth successive season with victory at Sheffield Wednesday.

Leo Bonatini scored the opener, firing home Adama Traore's cross from 12 yards for his first goal since December.

Steven Fletcher and Fernando Forestieri both forced saves from John Ruddy as the Owls sought an equaliser.

But Helder Costa sealed Wolves' win from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Morgan Fox.

Victory against a Sheffield Wednesday side that changed their entire starting XI from Saturday's Championship win over Ipswich was Wolves' first of the season following two draws and a defeat in their first three top-flight games.

Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo handed a debut to Belgium international Leander Dendoncker in defence following his arrival on loan from Anderlecht and a first start for £18m record signing Traore. They were among nine changes from Saturday's draw with Manchester City, but he saw his side struggle to create openings in an even first half.

They picked up the pace after the break and deservedly took the lead when Traore outpaced Fox down the right and his pull-back deflected off a defender into the path of Bonatini, who netted for the first time since scoring the winner at Birmingham last season.

Morgan Gibbs-White went close to doubling Wolves' lead but his shot from 25 yards hit the post and bounced wide before the Owls threatened a fightback.

Fletcher saw his overhead kick brilliantly tipped away by Ruddy, who then palmed aside Forestieri's free-kick shortly afterwards.

But Wolves' progress into the third round was assured when substitute Costa was tripped in the box by Fox and sent Joe Wildsmith the wrong way from the spot from the resulting penalty.

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 24BakerBooked at 51mins
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 35Fisker NielsenBooked at 62mins
  • 6Fox
  • 37PrestonSubstituted forNuhiuat 73'minutes
  • 41Lee
  • 3JonesSubstituted forKirbyat 86'minutes
  • 21Boyd
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forStobbsat 74'minutes
  • 45Forestieri

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 25Dawson
  • 26O'Grady
  • 29Hunt
  • 31Kirby
  • 44Stobbs

Wolves

  • 21Ruddy
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 16Coady
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 27Saïss
  • 25WattSubstituted forPereira Goncalvesat 62'minutes
  • 29Vinagre
  • 37Traoré
  • 33BonatiniSubstituted forAshley-Sealat 80'minutes
  • 17Gibbs-WhiteSubstituted forHélder Costaat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bennett
  • 10Hélder Costa
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 23Giles
  • 24Ashley-Seal
  • 26Pereira Goncalves
  • 31Norris
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
13,597

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Romain Saïss.

Attempt missed. Rúben Vinagre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Kirby.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Joe Wildsmith tries a through ball, but Jack Stobbs is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Connor Kirby replaces David Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Ben Ashley-Seal (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pote with a headed pass.

Ben Ashley-Seal (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ben Ashley-Seal replaces Léo Bonatini.

Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Ashley Baker (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pote.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jack Stobbs replaces Steven Fletcher.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Fraser Preston.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa replaces Morgan Gibbs-White.

Delay in match George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by John Ruddy.

Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Rúben Vinagre.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Léo Bonatini is caught offside.

Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by John Ruddy.

Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Pote replaces Elliot Watt.

Booking

Frederik Fisker Nielsen (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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