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Wolves 2-0 Notts County

Wolves' Michael Jacobs (right) celebrates with James Henry

Michael Jacobs scored twice as Wolves eased past struggling Notts County to keep their League One promotion challenge on track.

Jacobs capitalised on Wolves' bright start to head in his first from Scott Golbourne's left-wing cross.

Bakary Sako was twice denied by Notts keeper Bartosz Bialkowski, while Nouha Dicko fired wide from 10 yards.

Jacobs made it two with a 25-yard strike, before Jack Grealish headed the visitors' best chance over late on.

The victory was second-placed Wolves' fifth in succession and kept them two points behind leaders Brentford, who were comfortable 3-1 winners at Crewe.

But they are now three points clear of Leyton Orient in third, and with a game in hand, after the O's were held to a draw at fellow promotion challengers Preston.

Notts County, who had not won a league game at Molineux since 1991, remain in the relegation zone, one point from safety.

View from the dressing room

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"This is wonderful football club, but I feel disappointed we have not given them a game.

"I am concerned about the level of performances, on how we can go from Coventry last weekend to this one today.

"I just feel a little let down with what I have seen."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-5-1

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 5Stearman
  • 6Batth
  • 7Henry
  • 19Price
  • 40Dicko
  • 10SakoSubstituted forEvansat 81'minutes
  • 27Jacobs

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 3Elokobi
  • 14Evans
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31McCarey
  • 50Keita

Notts County

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 24Freeman
  • 29Roberts
  • 12Mullins
  • 3Sheehan
  • 5Smith
  • 7Grealish
  • 28BoucaudSubstituted forFotheringhamat 77'minutes
  • 16SpencerBooked at 42minsSubstituted forMurrayat 59'minutes
  • 8McGregorSubstituted forAppiahat 59'minutes
  • 20Campbell-Ryce

Substitutes

  • 9Showunmi
  • 15Appiah
  • 19Murray
  • 22Fotheringham
  • 23Speiss
  • 25Tempest
  • 26Hollis
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
18,019

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Notts County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Notts County 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

  5. Post update

    Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans replaces Bakary Sako because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Notts County) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Mark Fotheringham replaces Andre Boucaud.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Andre Boucaud (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andre Boucaud (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).