Wolves 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

Wolves v Shrewsbury

League One leaders Wolves' club-record run of wins was ended by a goalless draw with struggling Shrewsbury Town.

Wolves, who had won their last nine, made most of the first-half running, with James Henry forcing a smart save.

After the break, Connor Goldson headed just wide for Shrewsbury, while nobody could connect to a number of dangerous Bakary Sako crosses for Wolves.

The hosts came agonisingly close to a late winner, but Matt Doherty's header was cleared by a Shrewsbury defender.

The visitors then immediately broke but Tom Eaves could only shoot straight into the arms of Carl Ikeme.

Despite their run of victories coming to an end, Wolves are a point ahead of Brentford - who beat third-placed Leyton Orient on Saturday - at the top of the table, while the draw leaves Shrewsbury four points adrift of safety.

They came close to opening the deadlock against the run of play in the first half when Joe Jacobson headed over from a corner and Sam Foley fired high and wide.

Most of Wolves' play came from wide areas, with neither Michael Jacobs or Ethan Ebanks-Landell able to get on the end of a teasing Henry cross.

Ikeme made a great save after the break, keeping out a curling effort from Miles Storey.

Wolves dominated the final 30 minutes, with winger Sako at the heart of most of their play, firing across goal for substitute Leon Clarke but the former Coventry front man could not reach it.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

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Post-match: Wolves boss Jackett

"Our finishing wasn't of our usual standard. We've been pretty ruthless of late. We had a lot of shots and didn't hit the target anywhere near enough.

"It's not necessarily an easy situation to continually keep winning. When we had the opportunities and the chances, it was very difficult.

"Overall we're disappointed. We always want to win and want to win your home games. We take our point, we move on, we try to get back to our clinical best."

Shrewsbury Town manager Mike Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"In the first half we did really well, and once we got to grips with the game and their system, we had some good spells and good counter attacks.

"We started running out of steam in the second half, and we rode our luck probably. But we've got to recover now. We've got a massive game on Tuesday."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3523844377
2Brentford3523752876
3Leyton Orient3722873674
4Preston36181441668
5Rotherham36181262366
6Peterborough36184141058
7MK Dons3715715352
8Walsall37121312149
9Swindon3713915248
10Sheff Utd3413813-147
11Port Vale3514417-946
12Bradford36101511445
13Gillingham3713618-1145
14Crawley3210139-343
15Bristol City3791513-542
16Coventry3514912141
17Colchester3591214-639
18Oldham3710918-1339
19Tranmere3610917-2039
20Carlisle3610818-1938
21Stevenage3610719-1837
22Crewe3791018-2737
23Shrewsbury3671316-1334
24Notts County379424-2231
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