EFL Cup - Second Round North
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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Stoke City: Jacob Brown scores late winner

Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown came off the bench to score Stoke's winner

Jacob Brown scored a late winner as Stoke City beat Wolves in the Carabao Cup to set up a third-round tie with Gillingham next week.

The summer signing from Barnsley popped up to slam home a shot which John Ruddy should have saved after a pass from fellow substitute Steven Fletcher.

The game was far from a classic with each goalkeeper making a single save.

Premier League Wolves named a strong team with £35m summer signing Fabio Silva getting a debut.

The former Porto forward, 18, shot wide from the edge of the box in the first half, had a shot blocked after the break and fired over in injury time.

Championship Stoke had chances before their winner with Harry Souttar forcing a save with a header and Fletcher having a shot deflected over.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo brought on Raul Jimenez as he looked to avoid penalties - but they fell to Brown's late strike.

Stoke manager Michael O'Neill said: "It was a great result for us against a very good team. You can come into these games and not have anything to lose and the boys handled the game very well.

"We made seven changes and everyone who came in did very well. It creates competition which is what we want.

"When we looked at their team and they have a new £35m striker and Adama Traore playing up front I knew we were going to be challenged. They threw a lot at us but clean sheets give you a chance to win games."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 3-5-2

  • 21Ruddy
  • 15Boly
  • 16Coady
  • 27Saïss
  • 59BuurSubstituted forJiménezat 66'minutes
  • 32DendonckerSubstituted forPodenceat 77'minutes
  • 8Neves
  • 20VitinhaSubstituted forNetoat 60'minutes
  • 29Vinagre
  • 37Traoré
  • 17Fábio Silva

Substitutes

  • 5Marçal
  • 7Neto
  • 9Jiménez
  • 10Podence
  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 38Shabani

Stoke

Formation 3-5-2

  • 16Davies
  • 37Collins
  • 36Souttar
  • 15Martins IndiBooked at 53mins
  • 14Smith
  • 20Oakley-Boothe
  • 34Thompson
  • 35Tymon
  • 11McCleanBooked at 88minsSubstituted forCousinsat 90+4'minutes
  • 19GregorySubstituted forBrownat 70'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forFletcherat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fox
  • 6Batth
  • 18Brown
  • 21Fletcher
  • 24Cousins
  • 26Campbell
  • 40Nna Noukeu
Referee:
Simon Hooper

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Stoke City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Stoke City 1.

  3. Post update

    Rúben Vinagre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Stoke City).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Jacob Brown (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fabio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez with a headed pass.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Stoke City. Jordan Cousins replaces James McClean.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bruno Martins Indi.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Stoke City. Tommy Smith tries a through ball, but Jacob Brown is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Stoke City).

  13. Booking

    James McClean (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James McClean (Stoke City).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Stoke City 1. Jacob Brown (Stoke City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Fletcher.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Stoke City. Tommy Smith tries a through ball, but Jacob Brown is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Willy Boly.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jacob Brown (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Fabio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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