Championship
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers0WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers1
Dave Edwards, Wolves
Dave Edwards now has three goals this season

Wolves picked up their fourth win out of the last five games as Dave Edwards' second-half strike proved enough to defeat Blackburn.

Edwards struck from the edge of the area after being set up by Nouha Dicko, before missing a chance to make it 2-0.

Dicko also hit the bar for Wolves, while Rovers went close when Richard Stearman directed the ball against his own post.

Victory moves Kenny Jackett's side to within a point of the play-off places.

Blackburn remain 10th and will be disappointed not to have made the most of their possession in the first half.

Ben Marshall headed a Jordan Rhodes cross wide and then forced a save out of Carl Ikeme from a free-kick.

Wolves improved after the break and Dicko's invention set up Edwards to score what proved to be the only goal of the game.

Rovers almost had a leveller when Stearman misjudged a clearance and headed against the frame of his own goal.

However, the visitors held on and could have won by a more handsome margin but Dicko's curling effort smashed back off the bar, while Danny Batth headed over a great opportunity.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 15BaptisteSubstituted forConwayat 71'minutes
  • 5HanleyBooked at 90mins
  • 22Duffy
  • 14Olsson
  • 19Taylor
  • 10Cairney
  • 17WilliamsonSubstituted forKingat 80'minutes
  • 12MarshallBooked at 67mins
  • 11Rhodes
  • 39GestedeSubstituted forBrownat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kilgallon
  • 7King
  • 8Dunn
  • 9Brown
  • 13Eastwood
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 33Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 5Stearman
  • 30Hause
  • 19PriceSubstituted forEbanks-Landellat 90+2'minutes
  • 11McDonaldBooked at 42mins
  • 7Henry
  • 4Edwards
  • 17van La Parra
  • 40DickoSubstituted forDohertyat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 9Clarke
  • 14Evans
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 27Jacobs
  • 29Kuszczak
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
15,335

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Booking

    Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ethan Ebanks-Landell replaces Jack Price.

  11. Post update

    Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Taylor.

  14. Post update

    Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces Nouha Dicko.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Rhodes.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Price.

  20. Post update

    Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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