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Colchester United 0-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

A brace from Leigh Griffiths helped Wolves to a comfortable victory at Colchester as they moved to within one point of leaders Leyton Orient.

Griffiths opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Matt Doherty had been tripped by Matt Taylor in the box.

And he doubled the lead from close range, after James Henry's cut-back.

Kevin Doyle fired in a third from close range and Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme saved Freddie Sears' penalty, awarded after he fouled Marcus Bean.

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"Any defeat at home is a difficult defeat. Up until the penalty, we are well in the game.

"They always carry a threat and they've gone down the other end and scored a penalty and that changed the complexion of the first half.

"We chased it a bit against a quality team needed to get to half-time without conceding anymore and we did that.

"We spoke at half-time about a response. How we wanted to play in the second-half unfortunately the game is dead 10 minutes into the second half. We need a better response than that. We are better than that."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 39M Taylor
  • 27Garbutt
  • 20B Wilson
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 2WrightSubstituted forBeanat 56'minutes
  • 11Sears
  • 6EastmondBooked at 41mins
  • 22GilbeyBooked at 77mins
  • 16MonakanaSubstituted forSzmodicsat 57'minutes
  • 17IbehreSubstituted forLadapoat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 31Hubble
  • 12Sanderson
  • 40Szmodics
  • 38Sendles-White
  • 15Bean
  • 29Phillips
  • 19Ladapo

Wolves

  • 13IkemeBooked at 85mins
  • 6Batth
  • 5Stearman
  • 18Ricketts
  • 2Doherty
  • 7HenryBooked at 17minsSubstituted forFordeat 90+1'minutes
  • 11McDonald
  • 26Golbourne
  • 19Price
  • 9GriffithsSubstituted forSigurdarsonat 80'minutes
  • 29DoyleSubstituted forDavisat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Forde
  • 31McCarey
  • 15Sigurdarson
  • 32Foley
  • 16Cassidy
  • 8Davis
  • 3Elokobi
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
7,295

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Anthony Forde replaces James Henry.
Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Davis replaces Kevin Doyle.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.
Penalty saved! Freddie Sears (Colchester United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
Penalty Colchester United. Jeffrey Monakana draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces Leigh Griffiths.
Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Danny Batth.
Attempt blocked. Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from more than 35 yards is blocked.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Booking

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient108201826
2Peterborough108111425
3Wolves108111425
4Bradford106311321
5Preston10541719
6Rotherham10541519
7MK Dons10442516
8Crawley10442316
9Walsall10433115
10Brentford10433-115
11Swindon10424314
12Port Vale10424-214
13Carlisle10334-912
14Colchester10253-411
15Shrewsbury10163-39
16Gillingham10235-49
17Oldham10226-38
18Coventry1052357
19Notts County10217-67
20Bristol City10064-66
21Crewe10136-176
22Sheff Utd10127-105
23Stevenage10127-115
24Tranmere10127-125
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