EFL Cup - First Round
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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 Northampton Town

Lawson D'Ath

Northampton midfielder Lawson D'Ath scored twice as the League Two side stunned Championship Wolves in the first round of the League Cup.

D'Ath's poked rebound and teenager Ivan Toney's header had given the Cobblers a shock 2-0 lead.

However, a quickfire double from Wolves' pair Nouha Dicko and recalled club captain Sam Ricketts levelled the score in a frantic second-half.

D'Ath then won it with a looping header to cap a dream debut.

Northampton manager Chris Wilder:

"This is what cup ties are all about. If you don't give in and keep going to the end you might get something from the game and we managed to do that.

"One thing I have spoken about is that if we are to have a decent season we have to be resilient and when things go against us I want to see what my players are all about - and they have answered in the best possible way.

"They dug in and they had to defend for their lives at times. But saying that we did better on the counter and I thought we were always a threat."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

"Fair play to Northampton, they played very well, defended well and on the break they had a lot of chances and a lot of shots.

"Two of the three goals were from set-pieces and it is something we are normally very reliable and good at."

On their pursuit of Leicester striker Chris Wood:

"It looks like that one has passed and we are moving on. We didn't get a deal agreed with either the club or the player."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13McCarey
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 18Ricketts
  • 5Stearman
  • 2Doherty
  • 7HenrySubstituted forDickoat 65'minutes
  • 27Jacobs
  • 19Price
  • 14Evans
  • 20McAlindenSubstituted forEdwardsat 83'minutes
  • 9ClarkeSubstituted forSakoat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 4Edwards
  • 6Batth
  • 10Sako
  • 11McDonald
  • 17van La Parra
  • 40Dicko

Northampton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Duke
  • 6Collins
  • 2AlfeiSubstituted forTozerat 69'minutes
  • 17Robertson
  • 16Diamond
  • 8Morris
  • 3HorwoodSubstituted forD'Athat 56'minutes
  • 23Mohamed
  • 18Ravenhill
  • 24ToneySubstituted forRichardsat 83'minutes
  • 10O'TooleBooked at 22mins

Substitutes

  • 9Richards
  • 12Tozer
  • 14Nicholls
  • 19D'Ath
  • 20Moyo
  • 28Warburton
  • 29Jackson
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
6,171

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Northampton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Northampton Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dave Edwards replaces Liam McAlinden.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Ivan Toney.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Northampton Town 3. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Richard Stearman.