EFL Cup - First Round
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers2NewportNewport County1

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Newport County

Nouha Dicko
Nouha Dicko scored 15 goals in 40 appearances for Wolves last season

Wolves came from behind to beat Newport County and seal a place in the second round of the League Cup.

Scott Boden gave League Two Newport the lead with an unmarked header from five yards after just six minutes.

The hosts equalised when Nouha Dicko flicked Sheyi Ojo's cross past Joe Day.

Wolves then made it 2-1 when Benik Afobe converted a penalty after he had been fouled by Scott Barrow, before Danny Holmes forced a decent save from Wolves keeper Emiliano Martinez.

Victory saw Wolves seal a place in the second round of the League Cup for the first time in three seasons.

Newport manager Terry Butcher told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "I'm not quite proud, I'm very proud.

It was a fantastic performance considering we had three men out from Saturday, changed the system around.

"The players liked that system and they made it work very well.

"I gambled in the end and threw on two 18 year-olds and a 17-year-old so I went for it.

"But generally I thought they were absolutely tremendous, they really were full of heart.

"We wanted them to be brave and they certainly were."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Martinez
  • 18IorfaBooked at 86mins
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 30Hause
  • 3Golbourne
  • 2DohertySubstituted forvan La Parraat 67'minutes
  • 19Price
  • 16CoadyBooked at 19mins
  • 20Ojo
  • 10AfobeSubstituted forLe Fondreat 67'minutes
  • 9Dicko

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 5Stearman
  • 7Henry
  • 11McDonald
  • 17van La Parra
  • 29Le Fondre
  • 48Enobakhare

Newport

Formation 4-5-1

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 26Poole
  • 22Parselle
  • 3Barrow
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forCollinsat 70'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 14Ofori-TwumasiBooked at 90mins
  • 8Klukowski
  • 7ElitoSubstituted forJonesat 90'minutes
  • 19BodenSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 39Collins
  • 42Shephard
  • 47Bamford
  • 48Jones
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
9,586

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

    Aaron Collins (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Dafydd Jones replaces Medy Elito.

  6. Booking

    Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

  11. Booking

    Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Aaron Collins (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.