EFL Cup - Third Round
Wolves1Bristol 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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

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

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

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

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Dismissal

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

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

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

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

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

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.

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.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Barry Douglas.

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

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Will Norris.

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.

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

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Connor Ronan (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Tom Broadbent.

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

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Will Norris.

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

Attempt blocked. Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Roderick Miranda.

Booking

Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alfred N'Diaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Partington with a cross.

Attempt saved. Dominic Telford (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rory Gaffney.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0. Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Douglas.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Joe Partington replaces Daniel Leadbitter because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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