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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Blackburn Rovers

Carl Ikeme (right)
Carl Ikeme (right) helped Wolves secure a third straight 0-0 draw at Molineux for the first time in 117 years

Keeper Carl Ikeme helped extend Wolves' unbeaten run to six games as he pulled off three stunning saves to frustrate Blackburn in a goalless draw.

Ikeme twice denied Jordi Gomez and also prevented Shane Duffy from scoring as the hosts struggled at the other end.

Their first attempt on target came after 76 minutes through substitute Bjorn Sigurdarson's shot.

The stalemate was the third in a row at Molineux, the first time that has happened to Wolves since 1899.

Blackburn lost striker Danny Graham early on when he limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

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Jackett on Wolves v Blackburn

Ikeme's first superb save came just before half-time when he pushed away Gomez's 25-yard strike.

He then turned a late Gomez header over the bar before denying Duffy in similar fashion from close range.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett:

"It is six games unbeaten but it doesn't feel like six games unbeaten.

"I thought that we had the better of Blackburn and we were on top. But it was difficult for us to go and create and go past people in one-v-one situations.

"We had excellent performances in midfield and we got the ball into wide areas but from there it was tough for us."

Blackburn boss Paul Lambert:

"Their goalkeeper has kept them in the game with three world-class saves. It is disappointing not to win the game as I thought we had the better chances.

"To come here and Jason (Steele, goalkeeper) not to make a save speaks volumes for the defence.

"It was a nothing game really but we had the better chances and I thought we should have won it at the end."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18IorfaBooked at 72mins
  • 6Batth
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 7Henry
  • 16Coady
  • 19Price
  • 8SavilleSubstituted forHunteat 58'minutes
  • 10MasonSubstituted forEnobakhareat 58'minutes
  • 29Le FondreSubstituted forSigurdarsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Helan
  • 4Edwards
  • 22Sigurdarson
  • 26Martinez
  • 28Deslandes
  • 35Hunte
  • 48Enobakhare

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 10Marshall
  • 22Duffy
  • 5Hanley
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 14Jordi Gómez
  • 6Lowe
  • 26LenihanBooked at 37mins
  • 16GrimesBooked at 60minsSubstituted forJacksonat 65'minutes
  • 31BennettBooked at 87mins
  • 12GrahamSubstituted forBrownat 16'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Henley
  • 9Brown
  • 15Ward
  • 17Williamson
  • 29Evans
  • 33Raya
  • 35Jackson
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
19,538

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare.

Attempt blocked. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Elliott Bennett with a cross.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

Attempt saved. Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Lowe with a cross.

Attempt missed. Connor Hunte (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Simeon Jackson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Connor Hunte (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces Adam Le Fondre.

Booking

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Marshall.

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Simeon Jackson replaces Matt Grimes.

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Matt Grimes (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Grimes (Blackburn Rovers).

Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Connor Hunte replaces George Saville.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley412214564333180
2Middlesbrough40247955253079
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull4020101056292770
5Derby411913960382270
6Sheff Wed411814960411968
7Cardiff411615105244863
8Ipswich411612134747060
9Birmingham401611134539659
10Preston411414133939056
11QPR411316125248455
12Wolves411314144852-453
13Brentford40157185761-452
14Reading401312154546-151
15Leeds401115143949-1048
16Blackburn411114163940-147
17Fulham411114166367-447
18Bristol City411211184564-1947
19Huddersfield411210195459-546
20Nottm Forest401113163541-646
21Rotherham41137215164-1346
22MK Dons41910223459-2537
23Charlton41812213772-3536
24Bolton41414233876-3826
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