Sunday May 9, 2010 Day 38 Finished Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 1 Sunderland

  1. Doyle 11’ (pen.)
  2. Guédioura 79’
  1. Jones 8’

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    Wolves finish with win

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • Sunderland
    • 90+3 And that's it from the Midlands.
    • 90+2 Second half substitute Jack Colback sees red for two yellows and Sunderland finish a disappointing afternoon with nine men.
    • 90+1 Three minutes of added time.
    • 90' A late opportunity for the visitors to put some pressure on their hosts with a deep throw - some stout defending prevents any late slip-ups.
    • 89' A late opportunity for the visitors to put some pressure on their hosts with a deep throw - some stout defending prevents any late slip-ups.
    • 88' With a man advantage, Wolves are expertly containing their equaliser-chasing visitors.
    • 87' If results stay as they are Wolves could finds themselves as high as 15th - a very respectable finish for a newly promoted side.
    • 85' Another substitution does little for the flow of this one. Foley for the tireless Ebanks-Blake,
    • 83' Ebanks-Blake flick-on for Jarvis, who flicks the ball past Turner and the big defender has no option but to take the winger out. He is duly booked and that's his second, so he is off.
    • 80' Zubar intercepts an expansive Hutton switch of play and breaks down the wing before squaring for Guedioura, who, from the edge of the area, thrashes the ball past Gordon with an exquisite finish.
    • 77' Scrap the 4-3-3 formation - Kenwyne Jones has in fact gone into the Black Cats' back four. His first duty is to meet a long ball with his head.
    • 76' Bent attempts to latch onto Campbell's trough ball but just goes a fraction too early.
    • 75' The home crowd erupt into a Mexican wave as Ebanks-Blake attempts to find Doyle at the back post, but his cross is met at the near post by Kilgallon.
    • 74' And the Zimbabwean enter the fray for the visitors - 4-3-3 for Bruce's men.
    • 72' Mwaruwari look to be coming on for the visitors, as he goes through a strenuous set of stretches on the touchline.
    • 71' Wolves look for Matt Jarvis behind Alan Hutton but the Scottish international heads out for a throw.
    • 70' Both sides continue to strive for the winner but a distinct lack of quality has left clear cut chances at a premium.
    • 68' Edwards is blocked off by the returning Turner as he breaks from midfield but neither the referee or his assistant sees then infringement and home support erupt in displeasure.
    • 66' Ebanks-Blake makes makes some good strides down the right but is forced out wide and the move fizzles out.
    • 64' Turner is off injured at the moment. And Kenwyne Jones - filling in for his injured colleague, makes a supreme challenge on Matt Jarvis, as the winger makes his way into the box.
    • 63' Wolves have a spate of corners and their hosts are under some concerted pressure now.
    • 62' Two quick fire efforts for Craddock. The first, a glancing header is pushed around the post by Gordon. The second, a thunderous header from the corner, strikes Ebanks-Blake and loops up into the arms of Gordon.
    • 60' Edwards for Jones for the hosts.
    • 60' Jones fires the free-kick straight at the wall.
    • 59' Another free-kick. This one has really, really disappointed following that bright first half an hour.
    • 57' Mick McCarthy sends a few substitutes to the touchline to warm up.
    • 56' But he thrashes it over from a long way out. Poor effort.
    • 55' Zenden - who has looked bright since he has been introduced - scampers down the middle before being taken down by Henry. Bent over the free-kick.
    • 54' Doyle continues to play an isolated role up front. Ebanks-Blake needs to get closer to his strike partner if the hosts are to sign off with a win.
    • 52' Decent opportunity for Sunderland. Richardson whips a deep searching cross for Jones but leaping highest the front man - possibly distracted by the presence of Hahnemann - heads wide.
    • 51' Wolves break with Jarvis but his skewed cross threatens little.
    • 49' Again a bright start from the visitors but Hahnemann remains a defiant force for the home side.
    • 47' One change from the first half: Zenden on for Henderson.
    • 46' Game back underway in the Midlands.
    • 45+1' And the half draws to an end with little other action of note.
    • 44' Malbranque's wild over-head kick never looks like threatening the goal of Hahnemann.
    • 43' Bit of a drab ending to a sprightly first half as Richardson ushers a ball out of play with Elokobi in close proximity.
    • 41' Guedioura creates some space but Kilgallon manages to get back to block for a corner. Jones whips in the corner but the delivery is poor and easily cleared.
    • 40' Having put in a few robust challenges already, Turner is in the referee's book for going through the back of Doyle on the half way line. Wolves make little of the free-kick as Turner heads clear.
    • 39' Wolves continue to knock the ball around well but Sunderland - with the pace of Bent - look the more threatening.
    • 38' A glut of Sunderland players stand over a free-kick in dangerous looking area but Richardson fails to make the most of it and fires straight at the wall. Poor.
    • 36' Jarvis comes off the left flank, and, having received a clever ball from Dave Jones, flashes an effort just wide of the post of Gordon.
    • 35' Following a frantic first thirty minutes, this one has settled down a bit. But, disappointingly, following some imaginative early play, both sides are going a little long now.
    • 33' Some more late challenges flying in now. Carl Henry somehow isn't penalised for a poorly timed challenge on Steed Malbranque.
    • 31' Chance for Doyle. He capitalises on a slip from Turner to hook an effort over Gordon but it falls the wrong side of the post from a home side point of view.
    • 30' Big penalty claim from the away side. Bent goes down under the challenge of Hahnemann but Mason waves away his appeals. Replays confirm the man from Lancashire made the right decision.
    • 28' Big challenge on Richardson from Doyle down the left to a huge roar from the home side. Excellent challenging back from the home forward.
    • 27' Ebanks-Blake took a big hit following that through ball and looks over to the bench signalling an injury, but it looks like he'll play on.
    • 26' Gordon comes out at the feet of Jarvis to make a brave save. Good through ball from Ebanks-Blake.
    • 25' The intensity of this one continues to surprise. The whistle of referee Lee Mason has punctuated much of the match and another late challenge from Hutton brings a promising break from Jarvis to an end.
    • 22' Hutton - who has been a good outlet thus far - crosses for Malbranque but he gets his timings all wrong. Chance gone.
    • 21' Wolves begin to slow the play and have a period of concerted possession for the first time this afternoon.
    • 20' Malbranque leads another attack for the home side and he feeds Henderson, but the youngster makes a mess of an inviting opening.
    • 18' This has been a frantic opening to the afternoon's fixture - no end of season malaise here from either side.
    • 16' Another half chance for Bent, but, again, under pressure, he gets under the effort.
    • 13' Doyle over the penalty. Gordon goes the right way but there's too much power on the effort from the Republic of Ireland international and the home side are level.
    • 12' Jarvis isolates Hutton in the away side's box and the on-loan Tottenham man takes the winger down. PENALTY.
    • 10' Big reaction required from Wolves now but they can play with no fear or pressure.
    • 9' GOAAAAL!! Campbell leads the break and squares to Jones. He fails to get hold of his effort but it takes a deflection off of Craddock and loops over Hahnemann.
    • 7' Gordon saves from close range from Ebanks-Blake following good work from Doyle down the right. Sunderland break.
    • 5' Sunderland remain first to every ball and Hahnemann has to get down low to a Bent effort.
    • 4' This time Jones has an effort from distance but it is wildly wide. Wolves need to get going soon!!
    • 2' Sunderland are on top early on and Darren Bent - he of 24 league goals this season - thrashes an effort wide after a swift break.
    • - Lee Mason of Lancashire gets this one underway at a bouncing Molineux.
    • - But they have had seven players sent off this season – more than any other club in the division – and the most red cards the club have ever had in a single PL season.
    • - Sunderland will finish in their highest PL position in nine seasons – since they were seventh in the division in 2000-01.
    • - But Wolves have picked up 18 home points this season – equal-fewest in the division this season with Portsmouth.
    • - Wolves Manager Mick McCarthy won two, drew four and lost 31 of his 37 PL matches in charge of Sunderland between March 2003 and March 2006. But, if Wolves win today they could finish as high as 14th in the table. This would be their best top flight position in 30 years since they were sixth in old Division One in 1979-80.
    • - We are moments away from kick-off at Molineux, but, in the meantime, here are some match facts surrounding today's match.
    • - Referee Lee Mason of Lancashire takes charge of this one.
    • - Sunderland: Gordon, Hutton, Turner, Kilgallon, Richardson, Campbell, Cana, Henderson, Malbranque, Bent, Jones. Subs: Carson, Bardsley, Ferdinand, Zenden, Da Silva, Mwaruwari, Colback.
    • - Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Zubar, Craddock, Berra, Elokobi, Guedioura, Henry, David Jones, Jarvis, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: Ikeme, Edwards, Stearman, Iwelumo, Milijas, Mancienne, Foley.
    • - Team news:
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sunderland from Molineux Stadium in the West Midlands on the final day of the 2009-10 Premier League season.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Second half substitute Jack Colback sees red for two yellows and Sunderland finish a disappointing afternoon with nine men.
    • 83' Ebanks-Blake flick-on for Jarvis, who flicks the ball past Turner and the big defender has no option but to take the winger out. He is duly booked and that's his second, so he is off.
    • 80' Zubar intercepts an expansive Hutton switch of play and breaks down the wing before squaring for Guedioura, who, from the edge of the area, thrashes the ball past Gordon with an exquisite finish.
    • 64' Turner is off injured at the moment. And Kenwyne Jones - filling in for his injured colleague, makes a supreme challenge on Matt Jarvis, as the winger makes his way into the box.
    • 62' Two quick fire efforts for Craddock. The first, a glancing header is pushed around the post by Gordon. The second, a thunderous header from the corner, strikes Ebanks-Blake and loops up into the arms of Gordon.
    • 52' Decent opportunity for Sunderland. Richardson whips a deep searching cross for Jones but leaping highest the front man - possibly distracted by the presence of Hahnemann - heads wide.
    • 36' Jarvis comes off the left flank, and, having received a clever ball from Dave Jones, flashes an effort just wide of the post of Gordon.
    • 30' Big penalty claim from the away side. Bent goes down under the challenge of Hahnemann but Mason waves away his appeals. Replays confirm the man from Lancashire made the right decision.
    • 13' Doyle over the penalty. Gordon goes the right way but there's too much power on the effort from the Republic of Ireland international and the home side are level.
    • 12' Jarvis isolates Hutton in the away side's box and the on-loan Tottenham man takes the winger down. PENALTY.
    • 9' GOAAAAL!! Campbell leads the break and squares to Jones. He fails to get hold of his effort but it takes a deflection off of Craddock and loops over Hahnemann.
    • 7' Gordon saves from close range from Ebanks-Blake following good work from Doyle down the right. Sunderland break.
    • - Sunderland: Gordon, Hutton, Turner, Kilgallon, Richardson, Campbell, Cana, Henderson, Malbranque, Bent, Jones. Subs: Carson, Bardsley, Ferdinand, Zenden, Da Silva, Mwaruwari, Colback.
    • - Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Zubar, Craddock, Berra, Elokobi, Guedioura, Henry, David Jones, Jarvis, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: Ikeme, Edwards, Stearman, Iwelumo, Milijas, Mancienne, Foley.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Hahnemann
      • R. Zubar
      • J. Craddock
      • C. Berra
      • G. Elokobi
      • K. Henry
      • A. Guédioura Goal
      • D. Jones Substitution Out (62′)
      • M. Jarvis Yellow Card Substitution Out (86′)
      • S. Ebanks-Blake
      • K. Doyle Goal Substitution Out (79′)

      Subs

      • C. Iwelumo Substitution In79′
      • M. Mancienne
      • R. Stearman
      • K. Foley Substitution In86′
      • C. Ikeme
      • D. Edwards Substitution In62′
      • N. Milijaš
    • Starting line-up

      • C. Gordon
      • A. Hutton
      • M. Turner Red Card
      • M. Kilgallon
      • K. Richardson
      • L. Cana Substitution Out (74′)
      • J. Henderson Substitution Out (45′)
      • F. Campbell
      • S. Malbranque Substitution Out (77′)
      • D. Bent
      • K. Jones Goal

      Subs

      • A. Ferdinand
      • P. Bardsley
      • B. Mwaruwari Substitution In74′
      • T. Carson
      • J. Colback Substitution In77′ Red Card
      • P. da Silva
      • B. Zenden Substitution In45′
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