Saturday October 22, 2011 Day 9 Finished Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 2 Swansea City

  • Doyle 85’
  • O'Hara 86’
  • Graham 23’
  • Allen 35’

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  1. Wolves grab point after late rally

    Wolves grab point after late rally

    Wolves roared back from two goals down to share a 2-2 draw with Swansea City in a dramatic finish to their Premier League clash at Molineux. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • Swansea City
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    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at Molineux and it has finished 2-2 with goals from Doyle and O'Hara denying Swansea, who assumed a two-goal lead through Graham and Allen. Thanks for joining us! Premier League table
    • 90+2' It's a chaotic finale as both sides surge forward, and Wolves have the edge...
    • 90+1' Ward brings the ball forward from deep, but the move breaks down as Routledge intervenes. It's a frenetic finish!
    • 90' Vokes is causing havoc alongside Doyle, and the pair pile on the pressure in the final third.
    • 89' McCarthy is a subdued presence on the touchline, and who can blame him after being berated all match by his own supporters.
    • 88' It's desperate stuff from Swansea at the back as Wolves pile on the pressure, and they look the more likely to win this now...
    • 86' GOAL!!!!! O'HARA LEVELS!! Wolves level in dramatic fashion as the ball is squared back from the left byline, and O'Hara slams an emphatic strike into the top corner of the net!
    • 85' Large numbers of Wolves fans have already streamed out of the exits, and they will be missing this late charge...
    • 84' GOAL!!!!! WOLVES GET ONE BACK! Vokes swivels sharply inside the Swansea box and unleashes a fierce shot which Vorm parries, and Doyle turns the ball home from close range!
    • 84' Wolves have a big shout for a penalty as O'Hara goes down under a challenge of Routledge, but the referee instead awards a corner.
    • 83' Vokes replaces Ebanks-Blake, and Wolves pile forward through Doyle and Guedioura.
    • 82' First Swansea bring on Wayne Routledge in place of Nathan Dyer as Rodgers looks for fresh legs.
    • 81' Sam Vokes looks set to come on for Wolves as McCarthy looks to bring on an additional forward.
    • 80' Wolves desperately need something in the next few minutes if they are to stage a late recovery.
    • 79' Vorm claims a high ball in commanding fashion under pressure from Johnson, and that's superb keeping.
    • 78' Henry continues to battle very hard in midfield for his side, and he prevents a swift counter-attack.
    • 77' Hennessey does very well to smother a loose ball in his own box as Sinclair again gets to the left byline and drills over a low cross.
    • 76' Berra powers forward with a driving run, but again it peters out as Allen dispossesses him and keeps the ball for Swansea.
    • 75' Henry and Jarvis exchange passes in midfield, and the hosts enjoy a good period of possession without creating too much with it.
    • 74' Rodgers makes a substitution now as Leon Britton departs with Andrea Orlandi coming on in his place.
    • 73' What a save! Sinclair skips inside from the left once more and fires a low shot towards the near post, with the Welshman pulling off another good save!
    • 72' Wolves clear from the set piece, before Rangel has a shot deflected behind for a corner kick.
    • 71' Johnson fouls Sinclair as the Swansea winger wins a free kick 25 yards out, and this could be dangerous...
    • 70' Wow, McCarthy looks pretty shaken by that response to his substitution, and the home fans appear to be dead against their own manager and players.
    • 68' The Wolves fans continue to boo and boo relentlessly as McCarthy brings on Adlene Guedioura in place of Matthew Jarvis and Milijas in place of Hammill. It's a toxic atmosphere.
    • 67' Hammill whips over a devilish delivery, but Williams is imperious in heading out from the back.
    • 66' Swansea build from the back once more, and Rangel shows good vision to pick out Sinclair.
    • 65' O'Hara is booked for a rash challenge on Dyer 25 yards out. It wasn't a good challenge at all.
    • 64' Ebanks-Blake pulls up Allen from the floor, and the pair very petulantly push each other on halfway.
    • 63' Swansea keep the ball at the back once more, and they are rightly in no rush whatsoever.
    • 62' Graham powers a shot straight at Hennessey, but again the Welsh keeper makes a very fine save.
    • 61' Hennessey makes a very fine reflex save to deny Sinclair from close range, and that is superb!
    • 60' O'Hara sums up the frustration of the Wolves side as he lacks any options going forward and ends up lumping a wild shot into the stand behind the goal!
    • 59' Kevin Doyle has been completely anonymous in this match so far and Wolves need to see more from him.
    • 58' Ebanks-Blake is caught offside as he mistimes his run slightly, and that is sloppy.
    • 57' Monk scampers back to clear the danger as Doyle makes good ground down the left.
    • 56' Rangel defends stoutly to clear upfield from a corner kick by Jarvis, and Swansea clear once more.
    • 55' O'Hara brings the ball forward for Wolves, but his pass through to Jarvis catches him offside.
    • 53' Sinclair attempts a fierce strike from the edge of the Wolves box, but it is blocked away by Ward.
    • 52' Graham's movement is superb, and he gets in behind Berra once more, only for the pass from Britton to let him down.
    • 51' Henry and Britton battle away furiously on halfway, but Swansea have shown more composure on the ball so far.
    • 49' Joe Allen fires a sharp shot from the edge of the Wolves box which Hennessey gathers comfortably, and again it is sloppy defending.
    • 48' There were some truly unbelievable scenes at half-time at Molineux: grown men unleashing furious tirades towards an empty pitch at half-time and one woman spotted crying...
    • 47' Neither manager has made any changes, and Wolves keep the ball in their own half as they look to break forward.
    • 46' Ofilispeaks believes Wolves have a real mental problem at the moment, and the hosts really need something to lift the gloom at Molineux early in this second half.
    • 45+2' The half-time whistle goes at Molineux, and it's a scene of utter despair from the home fans. Wolves trail 2-0 with Swansea leading courtesy of goals from Danny Graham and Joe Allen. What did you make of all that? Is there any way back for Wolves? Get in touch!
    • 45+1' Dyer went down in a crumpled heap after attempting to cross from the right byline, and he looks in real trouble...
    • 45' Sinclair breaks at pace into the final third with a scintillating counter-attack, but Dyer has the final touch as the ball goes out of play.
    • 44' McCarthy is not a happy man on the touchline as he berates Berra, and Wolves need to sharpen up at the back.
    • 43' Sinclair flies in from the left and hammers a rasping strike on target, and Hennessey parries it away with Berra clearing in very unconvincing fashion.
    • 41' Hennessey lumps a long ball upfield as the ball goes straight through to Vorm. Yep, you guessed it... it's booed!
    • 40' Henry takes the ball down on the edge of the box and drives a shot wide following fine play from O'Hara out on the right.
    • 39' Jarvis whips over a decent delivery from the left, but Williams does superbly to head clear.
    • 38' It's got to be said that the home fans are really not helping the situation as angry chants are all that can be heard at Molineux as their team keep the ball.
    • 37' Inexplicably, there are a few Wolves fans already leaving the ground, and would you believe that?
    • 35' GOAL!!!! SWANSEA DOUBLE THEIR LEAD!! Graham streaks down the right and turns provider as he squares the ball superbly to Joe Allen, who keeps his cool and passes the ball past Hennessey!
    • 34' Doyle gives the ball away sloppily on the edge of the Swansea box, and the visitors break at pace.
    • 33' It's all too predictable as the ball is flicked up to O'Hara, who attempts an audacious volley and Vorm can collect a rather tame effort.
    • 32' O'Hara makes a very fine sliding challenge to deny Dyer, before Monk takes down Jarvis on the very edge of the Swansea box - this could be dangerous...
    • 31' Stearman lumps a long ball up to Ebanks-Blake, but the two Wolves forwards are frustrated at their lack of service.
    • 29' Williams throws his weight around too much in the opinion of the referee, and Wolves have a chance to build from the back.
    • 28' Dyer sprints down the right once more, showing his pace, and he wins a corner which Gower will take...
    • 27' Graham shows his value at both ends of the field, following his goal with some brilliant back-tracking to challenge the rampaging Jarvis.
    • 25' What a save from Vorm! Hammill whips over an exquisite free kick from 25 yards out with the ball curling towards the top corner of the net, only for Vorm to tip it over the bar!
    • 24' The home fans are very unhappy already, and there is a lot of negativity in Molineux which McCarthy was pleading for there not to be today.
    • 23' GOAL!!!! GRAHAM SCORES FOR SWANSEA!! It's sloppy defending from Wolves as a dink over Johnson from Gower picks out Graham, who keeps his cool with a composed finish beyond Hennessey!
    • 23' Gower slips in Dyer, who shoots from too far out really with open space ahead of him, and the ball drifts wide.
    • 22' Rodgers scribbles away furiously in his notepad as Wolves continue to enjoy a mini-resurgence in this first half with good pressure.
    • 21' O'Hara should score! The Wolves midfielder blasts a close-range shot on target as the ball drops at his feet following good work from Jarvis, but Vorm is equal to it with a very fine reflex save!
    • 20' Jarvis receives the ball and swivels sharply inside the Swansea box, but his snap shot is blocked away by Taylor!
    • 19' STAT: Swansea are enjoying 60 per cent of the possession at the moment, and Wolves need to change that quickly.
    • 18' The visitors keep possession once more, and Wolves are not managing to get on the ball nearly as much as McCarthy wants them to.
    • 17' Swansea build from the back once more, and Wolves have to work very hard in midfield to suppress the visitors.
    • 16' Sinclair hurtles down the left at pace, but the ball drifts just out of play as he dinks the ball over into the box.
    • 15' Graham has a go from range with a fierce strike, and the ball fizzes wide of the far post!
    • 14' Jarvis hauls down Britton, and he is pretty fortunate not to be booked as Swansea take the free kick from halfway.
    • 13' Dyer wins another corner with a sharp run down the right, and the first signs of discontent from the home fans are shown.
    • 12' This time Gower does get a free kick in his favour as he is brought down by Henry, but Stearman clears from the resulting set piece.
    • 11' What an effort from Allen! The midfielder skips inside and unleashes a powerful shot from just outside the Wolves box, and Hennessey does superbly to tip the ball over the bar!
    • 10' Stearman flies in with a superb challenge to clear upfield as he beats Britton to the ball out on the Wolves right.
    • 9' Dyer flies down the right at pace, and his sharp cross into the box is deflected out for a corner by Ward.
    • 8' Gower is absolutely furious with the referee Michael Oliver as O'Hara slides in pretty late and does not appear to get the ball.
    • 7' O'Hara finds Jarvis with a neat through ball, but Monk is swiftly in to clear upfield.
    • 6' Henry picks up the ball at the base of the Wolves midfield, and he spreads the ball wide very effectively.
    • 5' Stearman does well to head back to Hennessey under pressure from Graham, and he defends well.
    • 4' Adam Hammill whips the ball over from the right, but Gower heads clear with a good interception.
    • 3' Ebanks-Blake looks very sharp early on, and he wins his side a corner out on the right.
    • 2' Swansea settle down with a neat passage of play in the Wolves half, but the move finally breaks down.
    • 1' The first half is underway at Molineux, and the pitch is bathed in sunshine on a glorious afternoon as Wolves keep the ball early on.
    • 12:40 Right, we're all set for kick off as the players emerge from the tunnel. It's time for you all to post your pre-match predictions - what will the scoreline be today? Get in touch and let me know!
    • 12:35 Rodgers's primary focus this week has been on securing his defence after the Swans conceded three goals against fellow newcomers Norwich last Saturday. The visitors conceded in the first minute last week, so they will be keen to start a lot better today.
    • 12:30 THE TEAMS ARE IN! Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Berra, Johnson, Ward, Jarvis, Henry, O'Hara, Hammill, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: De Vries, Craddock, Hunt, Vokes, Milijas, Doherty, Guedioura /// Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor, Dyer, Allen, Gower, Britton, Sinclair, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Orlandi, Routledge, Lita, Moore, Richards, Moras
    • 12:25 Wolves boss McCarthy has been growing increasingly frustrated with his side's form, but can the hosts arrest their current slump today? The teams are just coming in...
    • 12:20 That tedious phrase seemingly associated with every single newly-promoted side (with the exception of QPR) - 'a breath of fresh air' - is always used when a reference of Swansea is made. Rodgers's side have so far picked up eight points from eight games with two wins, two draws, and four defeats. Premier League table
    • 12:15 "Every team has a run of games," said Rodgers. "He (McCarthy) has done a brilliant job there and had periods like this before and always come out strong. Mick has done a wonderful job at Wolves in his time there in the Championship and taken them through. He understands like us all that it's very difficult in the Premier League." Read Rodgers's quotes in full
    • 12:10 Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers believes Mick McCarthy will drag Wolves out of their current predicament, but is still confident his team will bag three points against their struggling opponents. McCarthy, who has been in charge at the Midlands club for five years, is under pressure after seeing his team slide towards the edge of the relegation zone after losing five consecutive matches.
    • 12:05 Wolves will still be without striker Steven Fletcher for this match. Fletcher is recovering from the calf injury that kept him out of last week's 2-0 defeat to West Brom. Meanwhile, Ronald Zubar (groin) has not reached match fitness and Kevin Foley (ankle) is also missing.
    • 12.00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League game between Wolves and Swansea at Molineux with crucial points at stake.
  • Summary

    • 86' GOAL!!!!! O'HARA LEVELS!! Wolves level in dramatic fashion as the ball is squared back from the left byline, and O'Hara slams an emphatic strike into the top corner of the net!
    • 84' GOAL!!!!! WOLVES GET ONE BACK! Vokes swivels sharply inside the Swansea box and unleashes a fierce shot which Vorm parries, and Doyle turns the ball home from close range!
    • 84' Wolves have a big shout for a penalty as O'Hara goes down under a challenge of Routledge, but the referee instead awards a corner.
    • 73' What a save! Sinclair skips inside from the left once more and fires a low shot towards the near post, with the Welshman pulling off another good save!
    • 61' Hennessey makes a very fine reflex save to deny Sinclair from close range, and that is superb!
    • 35' GOAL!!!! SWANSEA DOUBLE THEIR LEAD!! Graham streaks down the right and turns provider as he squares the ball superbly to Joe Allen, who keeps his cool and passes the ball past Hennessey!
    • 23' GOAL!!!! GRAHAM SCORES FOR SWANSEA!! It's sloppy defending from Wolves as a dink over Johnson from Gower picks out Graham, who keeps his cool with a composed finish beyond Hennessey!
    • 21' O'Hara should score! The Wolves midfielder blasts a close-range shot on target as the ball drops at his feet following good work from Jarvis, but Vorm is equal to it with a very fine reflex save!
    • 11' What an effort from Allen! The midfielder skips inside and unleashes a powerful shot from just outside the Wolves box, and Hennessey does superbly to tip the ball over the bar!
    • 12:30 THE TEAMS ARE IN! Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Berra, Johnson, Ward, Jarvis, Henry, O'Hara, Hammill, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: De Vries, Craddock, Hunt, Vokes, Milijas, Doherty, Guedioura /// Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor, Dyer, Allen, Gower, Britton, Sinclair, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Orlandi, Routledge, Lita, Moore, Richards, Moras

Team Line-up & Ratings

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      4.3 8
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 4.7 6
      4.7 6
      4.3 5
      5.3 6
      Midfielders
      4.3 7
      Goal Yellow Card 5.4 7
      Substitution Out68′ 4.4 6
      Substitution Out68′ 5.1 6
      Strikers
      Goal 4.7 7
      Substitution Out83′ 4.3 6
      Subs
      Substitution In83′ 4.8 7
      Substitution In68′ 7.2 7
      Substitution In68′ 7.4 7
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7.4 8
      Defenders
      7.4 6
      6.7 6
      7.3 7
      7.3 6
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out85′ 6.9 6
      Substitution Out74′ 6.3 7
      Goal 7.4 8
      Strikers
      Substitution Out83′ 7.2 6
      6.6 7
      Goal 7.4 7
      Subs
      Substitution In83′ 4.4 7
      Substitution In74′ 6.2 6
      Substitution In85′ 6 6

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