Saturday March 10, 2012 Day 28 Finished Molineux

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  1. Hoilett double sinks poor Wolves

    Hoilett double sinks poor Wolves

    Junior Hoilett struck twice as Blackburn strode to a comfortable 2-0 win at Wolves to move out of the Premier League relegation zone. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle. A fine three points for Blackburn Rovers. Just their second away win of the season.
    • 89' Three minutes to be added to this match.
    • 88' Robinson smacks a long free-kick up the park. Ball bouncing around aimlessly as Wolves fans start unveiling protest banners in the crowd.
    • 87' Fletcher fires a shot at goal. Takes a slight deflection, but Robinson was aware of the movement as he snatches the loose ball.
    • 86' Fletcher tries to win a bit of space in the box, but Dann clears. Jarvis then picks out Milijas, but he nods over the bar with a free header from 10 yards out.
    • 85' A real flat atmosphere in this ground as Nzoni nods out the free-kick by O'Hara. All over bar the shouting in this match surely.
    • 84' Kightly lifts the ball high into the area, buit Zubar nods over the bar. More disappointment for Wolves.
    • 83' Jarvis dinks the ball into the back post. Martin Olsson knocks behind for a corner to the home side.
    • 82' Ebanks-Blake arrives to take over from Doyle for the home side.
    • 81' Nzonzi tried to pick out Marcus Olsson. Overhits the pass. On we go with Wolves set to make another change.
    • 80' Marcus Olsson collapses as he tried to go on a run. Rueful smile. Wolves preparing to make a change.
    • 79' Ward knocks the ball off Formica. Wolves trying to engineer some space, but not finding that an easy business today.
    • 78' O'Hara drives a shot at goal, but pushed wide by Robinson before Fletcher nods wide seconds later. First save Robinson has had to make in this match.
    • 77' Stearman comes across to take out Marcus Olsson. Rovers to close to these three points.
    • 76' Change for Blackburn sees David Dun take over from Pedersen.
    • 75' Davis departs to be replaced by Milijas for Wolves.
    • 74' Davis lifts the shot well over the bar from Ward's cutback. Glorious chance from 12 yards out.
    • 73' So close to a third as Doyle's attempted clearance almost ends up in his own net. Formica then sees a shot saved by Hennessey.
    • 72' Ward having to race back to block another shot by Hoilett. Corner to Rovers.
    • 71' Hoilett picks out Yakubu. Blackburn content to keep possession. Looking very good all of a sudden as Stearman cuts out the cross from Marcus Olsson.
    • 70' Cries of "Going down, going down" from the visiting fans. Bassong just does enough to knock the ball back to his goalkeeper.
    • 69' No more than Blackburn deserve from this match. Have been the better side in this second half. Long way back now for Wolves.
    • 68' GOAL! Hoilett smacks a delicious shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards out. Superb goal. Blackburn lead 2-0.
    • 67' Poor stuff by Wolves as Davis just knocks the ball straight out of play. A throw-in to Blackburn deep in their own half.
    • 66' Hoilett dinks a nice little ball into the home area. Ball seemed to go in and out of play. Referee has pointed for a goalkick.
    • 65' Fletcher is booked for a sliding challenge late on Martin Olsson.
    • 64' An offside flag goes up against Doyle. Hanley seemed to catch Fletcher in the air with a late challenge.
    • 63' Hanley wins a high ball abover Fletcher before Lowe nods the ball back to Robinson.
    • 62' Hoilett picks up in the Wolves half. Nice piece of play by Blackburn as they look to keep the ball. Wolves toiling to get on the ball.
    • 61' Davis doing a power of work in midfield for Wolves today. Zubar makes a strong challenge on Martin Olsson as Rovers look for this second goal.
    • 60' Kightly arrives to take over from Edwards for Wolves.
    • 59' Hanley is booked for a late challenge on Davis from behind. Unfortunate to be booked for that.
    • 58' Another move collapses as Fletcher's cross evades the box before flying out of play.
    • 57' Wolves pick up the loose ball in their own half. Zubar with the ball out wide. Tries to go beyond Marcus Olsson, but no takers there. Wolves lacking real movement.
    • 56' Davis has his pocket picked in the middle of the park. No doubt about it: Rovers are looking the sharper side the longer this goes on.
    • 55' Nzonzi tries to send Hoilett racing clear, but he goes just too soon. Offside flag goes up.
    • 54' A real lack of confidence in this Wolves side as Hanley tackles Zubar with a lovely challenge.
    • 53' Dann deals with the cross as Jarvis tried to cut open Rovers. Formica drives a shot at goal at the other end, but straight into the arms of Hennessey.
    • 52' Neat piece of play by Hoilett to win space. Tries to send Yakubu racing clear, but his team-mate misread the signals as Hennessey collects in the home goal.
    • 51' Edwards clatters Marcus Olsson with a late challenge as Robinson fires another free-kick into the home box. Another throw-in to Blackburn.
    • 50' Pedersen throws a cross to the back post. Formica is at the back post, but tough angle to hit the onion bag as his volley flies well over the bar.
    • 49' Davis across to make a solid tackle on Martin Olsson. A throw-in to Blackburn.
    • 48' Stearman makes a fine tackle on Yakubu as the ball loops up and over the bar. A goalkick to the home side.
    • 47' Jarvis with a decent cross. Fletcher fails to connect with the cross as his volley his held by Robinson. Better by Wolves.
    • 46' Back out for the second half and away we go. Wolves start us off in this second period.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. Blackburn lead 1-0 at half-time. Work to be done for the home side in the second period.
    • 44' One minute to be added as Robinson grabs O'Hara's free-kick out of the air.
    • 43' Something of a minor miracle that we have a goal from a pretty turgid first period. Blackburn won't be complaining. They are out of the bottom three as we stand.
    • 42' GOAL! Hoilett scores for Blackburn. Davis flicks on Pedersen's throw-in and Hoilett is on hand to drill home the volley from 10 yards. Superb finish.
    • 41' Bassong nods the ball out from Pedersen's free-kick. Another throw-in to Blackburn.
    • 40' Hoilett slips a little ball into the path of Yakubu on the run, but he blasts the effort high and wide.
    • 39' Pedersen with a long thrown-in. Headed away by Zubar before a cross is plucked out of the air by Hennessey.
    • 38' Marcus Olsson blocks the cross by O'Hara. Wolves enjoying a spell of pressure, but it ends when Bassong wallops the ball straight out of play.
    • 37' Hoilett slips the ball to Marcus Olsson, who is deemed to be offside. Wasn't much in that call.
    • 36' O'Hara takes out Hoilett with a late challenge. Blackburn with the free-kick. Robinson smacks the dead ball down the park. Makes its way through to Hennessey for a goalkick.
    • 35' Nzoni trying to send Hoilett racing away, but his attempts are foiled by the offside flag.
    • 34' Neither team has committed to getting the three points from this match. That is the reason why we remain at 0-0. Hoilett drags a cross across goal and out of play. Goalkick to the home team.
    • 33' Martin Olsson's throw-in is knocked straight out of play by Pedersen. Poor passage of play. All a bit scrappy at the moment in this match.
    • 32' Blackburn have taken the fewest points in the head to head games between the bottom five teams (5 points) while Wolves have earned the joint-most (10 points).
    • 31' A booking for Pedersen after he clattered Davis with a late sliding challenge. Wolves again try to build from the back.
    • 30' Formica weighs up his options 35 yards out. Ends up emptying a shot into the body of Ward. Poor stuff really.
    • 29' So on we go. Fletcher on the ball. Doyle's shot charged down by Martin Olsson before Marcus Olsson does the clearing up work. Terry Connor looking a bit more animated on the touchline.
    • 28' Hanley comes across Zubar with a venomous challenge. Fair tackle, but the young defender was not holding back there.
    • 27' Almost 30 minutes of play. No goals as yet. No shots on target as yet.
    • 26' Edwards deemed to have fouled Nzonzi. Wolves fans not happy with that call by referee Foy.
    • 25' Stearman bravely blocks a blistering effort by Pedersen. The visiting fans looking on with some optimism. Believe it or not, their solitary away win in the Premier League came against Manchester United at the turn of the year.
    • 24' Hennessey sticks plenty of air under the free-kick, but it bounces harmlessly through for a goalkick to the visitors.
    • 23' Hoilett pushes the back of Bassong, and Wolves will revel in this free-kick deep in their own haf. First goal is going to be crucial in this match.
    • 22' Pedersen takes no chances as he knocks the ball back to Robinson, who calmly sweeps it down the pitch.
    • 21' Jarvis tries to dart beyond two Rovers shirts, but the first touch is too heavy as he runs the ball out of play. A goalkick to the visitors.
    • 20' Fletcher on 10 goals this season, but he can't pick out Jarvis on the run. Final ball betraying both of these teams at the moment.
    • 19' Doyle tries to pick out Fletcher. Kept alive by O'Hara. Edwards drills the ball across the face of goal, but Jarvis knocks wide from five yards out. Real chance for Wolves.
    • 18' Formica with a decent cross into the middle. Met by Yakubu, who nods inches wide of the goal. Should have hit the target with that chance.
    • 17' Pedersen aims for Dann in the area with a long throw-in, but Hennessey rises to claim the loose ball. We remain at 0-0.
    • 16' Robinson almost at the halfway line. Pumps the free-kick into the home box. Met by Nzonzi, who heads wide. Stearman then makes a fine tackle on Hoilett in the area seconds later.
    • 15' Formica wins the ball from Ward. Picks out Yakubu in the middle, but his volley is taken comfortably by Hennessey. First shot of the day for Blackburn.
    • 14' Ward clips the cross into the area, but he overhits the cross by some distance with Fletcher and Doyle in the middle waiting to pounce.
    • 13' Blackburn Rovers have now gone 30 league games without a clean sheet and are just four short of West Brom's Premier Leagie record of 34. Says it all really as Ward picks up out wide.
    • 12' One point in the previous six home games for Wolves. Not exactly awe-inspiring form it must be said. No real chances so far in this game.
    • 11' Pedersen nudges the ball into the area. Met by Stearman. Ball breaks to Yakubu, who lifts the volley well over the bar.
    • 10' Lowe clatters the loose ball down the line. Stearmen guilty seconds later of getting too close to Yakubu. Free-kick for Blackburn.
    • 9' Wolves trying to get behind their side as Bassong rolls the ball back to Hennessey, who wastes little time in launching it long. Looks like two evenly matched sides.
    • 8' Bassong heads out the loose ball from Pedersen's delivery before Wolves try to break. Calm play by Hanley to nod the ball back to Robinson.
    • 7' Quite a frantic start to the afternoon without any clear-cut chances. Bassong takes no chances as he lumps the ball into the stands.
    • 6' Blackburn have won just two of their last 22 Premier League away games. Wolves won't get a better chance to pick up three points than this surely.
    • 5' Wolves trying to get on the front foot. Win another corner as Doyle's cross is blocked. Davis with a cross seconds later, but nodded over by Doyle under pressure. Bright start by Wolves.
    • 4' Jarvis with a fine run down a flank. Wins an early corner before his cross is nodded away by Hanley at the heart of the visiting defence.
    • 3' Blackburn with a corner in their first attack of the game. Pedersen floated it over. Dann rose at the back post, but whacked cleared by the home defence.
    • 2' A win for either side will see them move out of the Premier League relegation spots after Bolton's 2-1 over QPR earlier in the day.
    • 1' We are off and running in this one. Blackburn get the party started.
    • 14.55 Teams out on the park. Glorious day for this occasion as Steve Kean shakes hands with Terry Connor. Almost ready to go.
    • 14.50 Match odds for today's contest: Wolves 7/5, Blackburn 11/5, Draw 5/2.
    • 14.45 A few facts for you: Blackburn have scored first in all seven Premier League meetings against Wolves. Wolves have lost five and won none of their last six Premier League games at Molineux.
    • 14.40 Steve Kean (Blackburn): "I saw Wolves last week and they were unfortunate not to get a goal before Fulham scored. I don't expect they will have their heads down too much. They will have been back ion the training ground, working that result out of them. It's going to be tough. It's a massive game."
    • 14.35 Terry Connor (Wolves caretaker manager): "I know we haven't won at home since December 4 but we have to try to play in a positive manner, be bold and win a game of football. I hope the fans react to that and give a positive feedback to the players. Hopefully then everyone can go home with a smile on their faces. The lads are professional. This is their home pitch, and they want to win on that home pitch."
    • 14.30 Blackburn manager Steve Kean has extra defensive options at his disposal, with both Gael Givet and Jason Lowe returning from suspension. Lowes starts with Givet on the bench. David Dunn came off the bench against Aston Villa last week to score the equaliser in a 1-1 draw, but again starts from the bench.
    • 14.25 Wolves skipper and defender Roger Johnson is included in the squad after being disciplined for being in an unfit condition to train on Monday. Johnson, dropped for the past two games, is on the bench with on-loan Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong, who has recovered from a hamstring injury, starting after the 5-0 defeat at Fulham last weekend. Midfielder David Davis starts while top scorer Steven Fletcher has recovered from illness to start.
    • 14.20 Teams: Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Bassong, Ward, Doyle, Davis, Edwards, O'Hara, Jarvis, Fletcher..subs: De Vries, Kightly, Ebanks-Blake, Johnson, Berra, Milijas, Foley////Blackburn: Robinson, Lowe, Dann, Hanley, Martin Olsson, Formica, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Marcus Olsson, Hoilett, Yakubu..subs: Bunn, Givet, Dunn, Modeste, Petrovic, Goodwillie, Vukcevic////Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)
    • 14.15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Wolves against Blackburn from Molineux.
  • Summary

    • 86' Fletcher tries to win a bit of space in the box, but Dann clears. Jarvis then picks out Milijas, but he nods over the bar with a free header from 10 yards out.
    • 78' O'Hara drives a shot at goal, but pushed wide by Robinson before Fletcher nods wide seconds later. First save Robinson has had to make in this match.
    • 74' Davis lifts the shot well over the bar from Ward's cutback. Glorious chance from 12 yards out.
    • 68' GOAL! Hoilett smacks a delicious shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards out. Superb goal. Blackburn lead 2-0.
    • 47' Jarvis with a decent cross. Fletcher fails to connect with the cross as his volley his held by Robinson. Better by Wolves.
    • 42' GOAL! Hoilett scores for Blackburn. Davis flicks on Pedersen's throw-in and Hoilett is on hand to drill home the volley from 10 yards. Superb finish.
    • 19' Doyle tries to pick out Fletcher. Kept alive by O'Hara. Edwards drills the ball across the face of goal, but Jarvis knocks wide from five yards out. Real chance for Wolves.
    • 18' Formica with a decent cross into the middle. Met by Yakubu, who nods inches wide of the goal. Should have hit the target with that chance.
    • 15' Formica wins the ball from Ward. Picks out Yakubu in the middle, but his volley is taken comfortably by Hennessey. First shot of the day for Blackburn.
    • 14.20 Teams: Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Bassong, Ward, Doyle, Davis, Edwards, O'Hara, Jarvis, Fletcher..subs: De Vries, Kightly, Ebanks-Blake, Johnson, Berra, Milijas, Foley////Blackburn: Robinson, Lowe, Dann, Hanley, Martin Olsson, Formica, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Marcus Olsson, Hoilett, Yakubu..subs: Bunn, Givet, Dunn, Modeste, Petrovic, Goodwillie, Vukcevic////Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

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