League One
SwindonSwindon Town1WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers4

Swindon Town 1-4 Wolves

Bakary Sako

Promotion-chasing Wolves beat Swindon to set a new club record of nine successive wins and maintain their lead at the top of League One.

Bakary Sako headed in James Henry's ninth-minute cross from close range as Wolves ran riot in the first half.

Nouha Dicko drilled in Sako's pass for his eighth goal in as many games before Sako grabbed his second from 15 yards.

Michael Smith's neat finish gave Swindon hope on 74 minutes before Leon Clarke sealed victory in injury time.

Kenny Jackett's side have now scored 24 goals in their record-breaking run and remain two points clear of Leyton Orient at the top of the table, following Orient's win at Port Vale.

Swindon stay in eighth place, eight points outside the play-off places.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"You can't play against a club like Wolves, with the financial riches they've got, and not have 11 men pulling in the same direction.

"After rolling their sleeves up, I thought they were outstanding in the second half.

"I understand it's easier when you're 3-0 down but we could have easily been blown away.

"Full credit to the boys on the pitch in the second half - I thought they were outstanding."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

"It was a game of two halves. I thought we were very poor in the second half and rode our luck.

"I was disappointed in the second half. We're capable of doing better and we'll have to do more than that.

"The most important thing is that we've won and it's a fantastic achievement by the players to get the club record."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 25Belford
  • 3ByrneSubstituted forBarthramat 57'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 14McEveley
  • 7Harley
  • 22Ward
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 90mins
  • 12N'GuessanSubstituted forBarkerat 45'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 28Smith
  • 15KasimSubstituted forThompsonat 53'minutes
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 19Thompson
  • 21Smith
  • 23Barthram
  • 30Bedwell
  • 33Barker
  • 39Gladwin
  • 42Randall

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 6Batth
  • 5Stearman
  • 7HenryBooked at 64minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 76'minutes
  • 19Price
  • 40DickoBooked at 69minsSubstituted forClarkeat 80'minutes
  • 27Jacobs
  • 10SakoSubstituted forEbanks-Landellat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 3Elokobi
  • 4Edwards
  • 9Clarke
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31McCarey
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
9,670

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ethan Ebanks-Landell replaces Bakary Sako.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4. Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Bakary Sako.

  5. Booking

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

  8. Post update

    James McEveley (Swindon Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leon Clarke replaces Nouha Dicko.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Nouha Dicko.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Edwards replaces James Henry.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

  17. Booking

    Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

  20. Booking

    Jack Barthram (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves34237464214376
2Leyton Orient36228670333774
3Brentford34227558312773
4Preston361814452361668
5Rotherham351811666432365
6Peterborough35174145648855
7MK Dons36157145348552
8Walsall361212124039148
9Swindon36138155351247
10Port Vale35144174655-946
11Bradford351014114743444
12Sheff Utd33128133638-244
13Gillingham36135184859-1144
14Coventry35149126463141
15Bristol City36914135459-541
16Crawley3191393539-440
17Colchester34912133944-539
18Oldham36108184053-1338
19Carlisle34107173856-1837
20Stevenage35106193755-1836
21Tranmere3599174162-2136
22Crewe3699184168-2736
23Shrewsbury35712163447-1333
24Notts County3694234364-2131
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