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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Matt Doherty
Matt Doherty has played 38 games for Wolves this season

Wolves sealed a first Championship win in six games as they denied Sheffield Wednesday victory before they enter the play-offs.

Wednesday face Brighton at Hillsborough in the first leg on 13 May before the return at the Amex Stadium on 16 May.

Wolves went ahead when Michael Turner put Matt Doherty's ball into his own net while George Saville made it 2-0 from a Doherty cross before the break.

Wednesday's Lewis McGugan scored from the spot when Doherty handled late on.

The result means Wolves finish the season 14th in the table, seven places down on their seventh-placed finish last term.

Wednesday, who face the Seagulls in the play-offs after they drew 1-1 in the automatic promotion place decider against Middlesbrough, suffered just their second defeat in their last 10 games of the season.

Turner's early own goal marked six hours and six minutes since the last goal at Molineux - an injury-time winner scored by Doherty against Bristol City on 8 March - as the hosts avoided the unenviable record of becoming the first team in Football League history to draw five consecutive home games 0-0.

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Jackett on Wolves v Sheffield Wednesday

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett: "A win is always important whatever situation you are in and we are delighted to get that.

"Now for us it is about the summer, capitalising on the strengths that we have in the side and then addressing the quite obvious weaknesses that we have."

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal: "Brighton will be a strong opponent, like all of the teams in the play-offs, but each of the four teams has a 25% chance.

"We have drawn against them both times this season in balanced games and we understand we are playing a top team but I think we are a better team now than in the past.

"We have a positive environment. We will be underdogs but that can be a positive for us."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 12WallaceSubstituted forLe Fondreat 45'minutes
  • 19Price
  • 16Coady
  • 8Saville
  • 7Henry
  • 10MasonSubstituted forEdwardsat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 25Byrne
  • 26Martinez
  • 28Deslandes
  • 29Le Fondre
  • 35Hunte
  • 48Enobakhare

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 2Palmer
  • 23Sasso
  • 3Turner
  • 17Helan
  • 37McGeady
  • 6Semedo
  • 10McGugan
  • 7Matias
  • 18Lucas João
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forStobbsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Loovens
  • 14Hooper
  • 21López
  • 29Stobbs
  • 32Hunt
  • 34Price
  • 41Bannan
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
25,488

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Attempt saved. Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jack Stobbs (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Hand ball by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Foul by Michael Turner (Sheffield Wednesday).

Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jack Stobbs replaces Atdhe Nuhiu because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dave Edwards replaces Joe Mason.

Attempt missed. Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Aiden McGeady tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Lucas João.

Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas João.

Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Saville with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas João with a cross.

Foul by Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley462615572353793
2Middlesbrough462611963313289
3Brighton462417572423089
4Hull4624111169353483
5Derby4621151066432378
6Sheff Wed4619171066452174
7Ipswich461815135351269
8Cardiff461717125651568
9Brentford46198197267565
10Birmingham461615155349463
11Preston461517144545062
12QPR461418145454060
13Leeds461417155058-859
14Wolves461416165358-558
15Blackburn461316174646055
16Nottm Forest461316174347-455
17Reading461313205259-752
18Bristol City461313205471-1752
19Huddersfield461312215970-1151
20Fulham461215196679-1351
21Rotherham461310235371-1849
22Charlton46913244080-4040
23MK Dons46912253969-3039
24Bolton46515264181-4030
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