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Wolves 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

Wolves v Shrewsbury

League One leaders Wolves' club-record run of wins was ended by a goalless draw with struggling Shrewsbury Town.

Wolves, who had won their last nine, made most of the first-half running, with James Henry forcing a smart save.

After the break, Connor Goldson headed just wide for Shrewsbury, while nobody could connect to a number of dangerous Bakary Sako crosses for Wolves.

The hosts came agonisingly close to a late winner, but Matt Doherty's header was cleared by a Shrewsbury defender.

The visitors then immediately broke but Tom Eaves could only shoot straight into the arms of Carl Ikeme.

Despite their run of victories coming to an end, Wolves are a point ahead of Brentford - who beat third-placed Leyton Orient on Saturday - at the top of the table, while the draw leaves Shrewsbury four points adrift of safety.

They came close to opening the deadlock against the run of play in the first half when Joe Jacobson headed over from a corner and Sam Foley fired high and wide.

Most of Wolves' play came from wide areas, with neither Michael Jacobs or Ethan Ebanks-Landell able to get on the end of a teasing Henry cross.

Ikeme made a great save after the break, keeping out a curling effort from Miles Storey.

Wolves dominated the final 30 minutes, with winger Sako at the heart of most of their play, firing across goal for substitute Leon Clarke but the former Coventry front man could not reach it.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

"Our finishing wasn't of our usual standard. We've been pretty ruthless of late. We had a lot of shots and didn't hit the target anywhere near enough.

"It's not necessarily an easy situation to continually keep winning. When we had the opportunities and the chances, it was very difficult.

"Overall we're disappointed. We always want to win and want to win your home games. We take our point, we move on, we try to get back to our clinical best."

Shrewsbury Town manager Mike Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"In the first half we did really well, and once we got to grips with the game and their system, we had some good spells and good counter attacks.

"We started running out of steam in the second half, and we rode our luck probably. But we've got to recover now. We've got a massive game on Tuesday."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 23Ebanks-LandellSubstituted forDohertyat 56'minutes
  • 26Golbourne
  • 19Price
  • 5Stearman
  • 6Batth
  • 7HenrySubstituted forClarkeat 56'minutes
  • 11McDonald
  • 40Dicko
  • 10Sako
  • 27Jacobs

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 3Elokobi
  • 4Edwards
  • 9Clarke
  • 14Evans
  • 20McAlinden
  • 31McCarey

Shrewsbury

  • 25Anyon
  • 2Grandison
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8McAllisterSubstituted forParryat 75'minutes
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 18Goldson
  • 10FoleySubstituted forEavesat 63'minutes
  • 22Woods
  • 20StoreySubstituted forTaylorat 75'minutes
  • 27Mills
  • 29Hall

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 6Winfield
  • 11Taylor
  • 17Parry
  • 24Eaves
  • 26Atajic
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
24,012

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jon Taylor.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Paul Parry replaces David McAllister.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jon Taylor replaces Miles Storey.

  16. Post update

    Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves35238464214377
2Brentford35237559312876
3Leyton Orient37228770343674
4Preston361814452361668
5Rotherham361812667442366
6Peterborough361841458481058
7MK Dons37157155350352
8Walsall371213124140149
9Swindon37139155351248
10Sheff Utd34138133738-147
11Port Vale35144174655-946
12Bradford361015114844445
13Gillingham37136184960-1145
14Crawley32101393639-343
15Bristol City37915135459-542
16Coventry35149126463141
17Colchester35912143945-639
18Oldham37109184154-1339
19Tranmere36109174464-2039
20Carlisle36108183857-1938
21Stevenage36107193755-1837
22Crewe37910184269-2737
23Shrewsbury36713163447-1334
24Notts County3794244567-2231
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