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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves defender Scott Golbourne

League One duo Oldham and Wolves will need a replay to settle their FA Cup first-round tie after a 1-1 draw in horrible conditions at Boundary Park.

Defender Genseric Kusunga headed in James Dayton's free-kick to put Oldham in front inside two minutes.

Dave Edwards failed to find the target with two presentable chances for Wolves but Scott Golbourne met James Henry's cross to level for the visitors.

Oldham almost won it but substitute Kirk Millar curled a late effort wide.

Four-times FA Cup winners Wolves were making their first appearance in the first round since November 1988, and made a shocking start as Angola international Kusunga rose unchallenged inside the penalty area to nod in his first goal for the Latics.

Dayton fired wide for the hosts shortly afterwards, but Wolves, who had 18 days previously, grew into the game and equalised through an unlikely source in left-back Golbourne.

Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme denied Kusunga a second goal of the afternoon, keeping out a low drive that travelled through a crowd of bodies, while Golbourne was unable to convert another Henry cross.

The two sides will now look to the replay on Tuesday, 19 November to progress to the next round.


Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think it was a fair result. I was really pleased with our lads.

"We had some chances in the second half and maybe could have nicked the win, but more importantly I thought my boys were fantastic.

"Wolves are an ex-Premier League side that have still got an awful lot of talent. Sometimes it's hard to get the ball off them."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 5Kusunga
  • 12Mellor
  • 8Smith
  • 3Grounds
  • 6Tarkowski
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forMontañoat 72'minutes
  • 4WesolowskiBooked at 88mins
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forMillarat 80'minutes
  • 9Rooney
  • 19Dayton


  • 2Brown
  • 7Schmeltz
  • 11Montaño
  • 15Winchester
  • 21Millar
  • 29Rachubka
  • 35Bove


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18RickettsBooked at 70mins
  • 26Golbourne
  • 8Davis
  • 5Stearman
  • 6Batth
  • 7Henry
  • 19PriceSubstituted forDoyleat 60'minutes
  • 16CassidyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forGriffithsat 79'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Sako


  • 3Elokobi
  • 9Griffiths
  • 12Forde
  • 15Sigurdarson
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 29Doyle
  • 31McCarey
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Cristian Montaño (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  7. Booking

    James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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    James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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    Attempt missed. Kirk Millar (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Kirk Millar replaces Johnson Clarke-Harris.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leigh Griffiths replaces Jake Cassidy.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

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    David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.