Morecambe 1-0 Wolves

Morecambe v Wolves

Ryan Williams's superb free-kick saw Morecambe secure a shock over Wolves in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

During a lacklustre first half, Wolves right-back Matt Doherty came closest when his effort hit the post.

Leigh Griffiths and Zeli Ismail then both hit the woodwork for the visitors in quick succession after the break as the League One side exerted pressure.

But midfielder Williams curled home a wonderful free-kick into the top corner to give the Shrimps a famous win.

The victory will evoke memories of League Two Morecambe's only other meeting against Wolves, a 3-1 victory at Molineux in which Shrimps boss Jim Bentley was a player.

However, it leaves Wolves boss Kenny Jackett, who was forced into making six changes through injury or illness, a headache with his side having not scored since he took over this summer.

One of those changes, Jake Cassidy, spurned an early opening when he audaciously flicked Anthony Forde's delivery just wide, a rare chance in the first period.

The game opened up after the break, and Ismail began to cause the hosts problems down the right wing, and his cross teed up Griffiths at the back post to smash the woodwork with a header, before the winger himself saw a strike from outside the area cannon off the bar.

At the other end, a Williams free-kick caused keeper Carl Ikeme problems, however defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell got to the loose ball ahead of the incoming Padraig Amond to poke it away.

Wolves forward Kevin Doyle, who Jackett has admitted could leave, came on for his first appearance this season, but the home side came close again when Ikeme was forced into a smart save from Jack Sampson's header.

And Williams sent the home fans into ecstasy with his sublime free-kick in the 84th minute.


Wolves manager Kenny Jackett told BBC Radio WM:

"I'm disappointed to lose. I thought we defended well and it was a great free-kick which beat us.

"We hit the woodwork three times. We need to take our chances and perhaps do a little bit better going forward.

"We had a very young side and it was untried. In terms of the rhythm of the team it was tough with six injuries.

"There was a lot of heart there and some good performances in terms of the young players."