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Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Wolves

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

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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.

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

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces Nouha Dicko.

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.

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.

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

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joshua King replaces Lee Williamson.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

Foul by Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers).

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

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

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry tries a through ball, but Dave Edwards is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Chris Brown replaces Rudy Gestede.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dave Edwards following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jack Price.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Craig Conway replaces Alex Baptiste.

Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Henry.

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Henry following a set piece situation.

Booking

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Derby25146547232448
3Ipswich25138441231847
4Middlesbrough25128538172144
5Brentford2513484135643
6Watford25125844291541
7Norwich25117746301640
8Wolves2511772933-440
9Sheff Wed2591062021-137
10Blackburn259883534135
11Cardiff259793335-234
12Birmingham259793038-834
13Nottm Forest2571083335-231
14Charlton2561362429-531
15Huddersfield2587103443-931
16Bolton2586112732-530
17Reading2586113040-1030
18Fulham2584133544-928
19Brighton2551192732-526
20Rotherham2551192131-1026
21Leeds2567122637-1125
22Millwall2558122441-1723
23Wigan2548132534-920
24Blackpool2538141941-2217
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