EFL Cup - Third Round
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers1Bristol RoversBristol Rovers0

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Bright Enobakhare
Bright Enobakhare has made nine appearances for Wolves this season

Championship side Wolves saw off a resolute Bristol Rovers in the third round of the Carabao Cup thanks to Bright Enobakhare's extra-time goal.

League One Rovers provided a stern test for their hosts at Molineux as the game remained goalless after 90 minutes.

Wolves goalkeeper Will Norris was forced into several fine saves with Rovers registering 21 shots at goal.

But teenage forward Enobakhare fired in, after Barry Douglas found him in the box, to put Wolves through.

Tom Lockyer was shown a straight red card for the visitors in the 120th minute after bringing down substitute Donovan Wilson.

Rovers, backed by almost 2,000 fans from the West Country, gave a fine account of themselves against a home side who made eight changes from Saturday's league win at Nottingham Forest.

Norris, who came in for John Ruddy, palmed Liam Sercombe's strike wide before the break, pushed Marc Bola's low effort onto the post in the second half and tipped over Sercombe's shot deep into extra time.

Wolves created plenty of opportunities themselves before Enobakhare's winner - Sam Slocombe saving brilliantly at point-blank range from Enobakhare and Roderick Miranda's late looping effort hitting the crossbar.

Enobakhare left Slocombe with no chance with his first goal of the season, smashing the ball high into the net from just inside the area.

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 3-4-3

  • 31Norris
  • 6BatthBooked at 74mins
  • 16Coady
  • 25Miranda
  • 38BuurSubstituted forWilsonat 90'minutes
  • 19PriceBooked at 101mins
  • 4A N'DiayeBooked at 102mins
  • 32DeslandesSubstituted forDouglasat 60'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 12MarshallSubstituted forRonanat 68'minutes
  • 14ZyroSubstituted forCavaleiroat 68'minutes
  • 26Enobakhare

Substitutes

  • 3Douglas
  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 13Burgoyne
  • 20Ronan
  • 24Gibbs-White
  • 30Hause
  • 35Wilson

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forPartingtonat 97'minutes
  • 4LockyerBooked at 119mins
  • 16BroadbentBooked at 102minsSubstituted forMooreat 105'minutes
  • 20Bola
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14LinesBooked at 109mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 10Bodin
  • 11NicholsSubstituted forTelfordat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forGaffneyat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Brown
  • 18Telford
  • 19Moore
  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 24Sinclair
  • 30Gaffney
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
12,740

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away22
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home9
Away10
Fouls
Home23
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Barry Douglas tries a through ball, but Donovan Wilson is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  7. Post update

    Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Dismissal

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the red card.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rory Gaffney.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Barry Douglas.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dominic Telford (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rory Gaffney.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Alfred N'Diaye.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Will Norris.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ollie Clarke.

  20. Post update

    Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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