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Wolves v Albion - from Molineux

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  • Full-time: Wolves 3 Albion 3
  • Sako strikes on 22 for Wolves
  • Mackail-Smith fires in Bruno's cross to level
  • Henry sent off for the hosts on 45
  • Doumbia scores for Wolves, sub Buckley levels
  • Dobbie pen 89, Johnson 90+2
  • Bridge limps off in first half - calf injury
  • Five pages of coverage in The Argus on Monday

5:41pm

Poyet very unhappy after the game. That goes down as two points thrown away.

4:55pm

Full-time

4:54pm

Wolves levelled in the opening moments of injury time as JOHNSON rumbled forward to head home a free-kick.

4:52pm

DOBBIE went to retrieve the ball from near the halfway line and coolly blasted it into the top corner.

4:51pm

Albion had the chance to test their penalty nerve when Dobbie's back-heeled pass was handled just inside the box on 89 minutes.

4:48pm

Suddenly everything was going through Bruno. He chipped a superb pass to get Orlandi in behind the defence on 85 minutes. Ikeme saved his shot and Barnes' follow-up was cleared off the line by Johnson. 

4:46pm

Wolves sent on Davis for Edwards.

4:44pm

Albion were piling men forward with Bruno acting more as a playmaker than full-back. The build-up remained patient and Dobbie hooked a right-foot shot wide from 20 yards at the end of one such move.

4:39pm

4:38pm

4:37pm

Sako won a corner which led to a decent spell of possession for Wolves - but it was from that possession which Albion levelled again on 73 minutes. Bridcutt won the ball back in his own half, made a lot of ground through the middle and slid a pass for BUCKLEY to thrash a shot past Ikeme at his near post. 

4:31pm

The switch almost brought a quick reward as Dobbie whipped in a free-kick from the right wing and Barnes headed against the bar. But Wolves could have stretched their lead a minute later when Johnson arrived at a corner to glance his diving header just past the far post.

4:28pm

Albion sent on Barnes and Buckley for David and Crofts.

4:26pm

Before play could resume, Dunk was booked for his foul.

4:26pm

The Wolves fans' sudden involvement had lifted their team and they regained the lead on 61 minutes. Bridcutt played Dunk into trouble and he brought down Sigurdarson. But ref Mathieson played advantage and DOUMBIA ran on to fire past Kuszczak

4:21pm

4:21pm

Wolves sent on Sigurdarson for Pennant as their fans continued to give them inproved vocal backing.

4:19pm

Albion still looked the better side and Dobbie had a volley held above his head by Ikeme

4:18pm

Wolves fans decided they had to lif t their team and suddenly raised the volume levels impressively.

4:17pm

Wolves were struggling to get the ball to isolated front man Doyle. Albion enjoyed another spell of possession, with full-backs Bruno and Calderon both involved on the edge of the box. Calderon eventually flashed a volley into the side netting with some Albion fans at the far end thinking the ball had gone in.

4:15pm

They were both glorious chances for Albion to take a stranglehold on the contest against an uneasy home side.

4:13pm

Then Dobbie went clean through after poor defending. He had time to steady himself but Ikeme blocked his shot in a one-on-one.

4:12pm

Albion should have gone ahead two minutes into the second half. Bridcutt's glorious crossfield pass was taken down instantly by Bruno, who then crossed. David got on the end of it but scooped his shot over from close range when it seemed Dobbie was going to follow in and apply the finishing touch.

4:07pm

Second half in progress

4:07pm

Before the second half got under way Wolves made a substitution to add some midfield steel in the absence of the red-carded Henry. Doumbia went on for Ebanks-Blake. 

3:53pm

3:53pm

3:52pm

There was further drama just before the interval when Henry was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Bridcutt near halfway. Ref Mathieson had no hesitation reaching for the red card.

3:50pm

Half-time

3:50pm

Albion drew level on 43 minutes with a super finish from their top scorer. Wolves lost possession deep in their own half and David sent Bruno scampering away down the right. The full-back looked up and cut the ball back low for MACKAIL-SMITH to whip a fabulous right-foot finish across Ikeme and into the top corner.

3:46pm

Sako gave another hint of what he can do when he popped up on the right edge of the area and shot left-footed just past the near post.

3:44pm

There were hopeful shouts for handball from the away fans when Mackail-Smith saw his cross deflect behind. But a corner was given, it was played deep and Bridcutt fired well off target from long range.

3:43pm

It was eerily quiet around Molineux. Although Albion were again seeing plenty of the ball, they did not really threaten an equaliser.

3:41pm

3:38pm

Calderon came on in the 34th minute in place of the limping Bridge.

3:37pm

Wolves responded by winning a corner of their own as Dunk headed Foley's cross behind, Kuszczak caught the corner and his roll-out into the path of Mackail-Smith sparked a counter attack which saw the striker beat two men and swap passes with Dobbie before crossing just too far ahead of David.

3:32pm

Bridge got forward to win a corner as Albion looked to respond. The flag kick was played back deep and the ball was eventually worked to Bruno, whose 25-yard drive went wide as Ikeme tumbled rather awkwardly to his left to cover his bottom corner.

3:31pm

3:29pm

That moment of magic gave the home side and their fans a big lift.Sako looked like he might get around the back of Bruno again but this time the full-back responded with a fine tackle which won his side a goal kick.

3:26pm

Wolves went ahead in the 22nd minute and the goal came from the predicted source of danger - SAKO. He swapped passes with Doyle and flashed a terrific angled shot low across Kuszczak and inside the far post.

3:25pm

Then Pennant got to the byline and forced a corner off Bridge as Wolves started to get into their stride.

3:22pm

Wolves put together an attack down the left which led to Ward crossing deep and Doyle heading the ball back into the goalmouth. But Kuszczak was able to grab it before any home attacker could get there.

3:19pm

3:18pm

There was no goal threat in the minutes following the early David miss but Albion were looking comfortable in possession.

3:14pm

3:14pm

It was an encouraging start by the Seagulls as they attacked the goal closest to their estimated 1,700 fans housed in the north east corner.

3:10pm

Albion were repeatedly quicker to the ball than their hosts in the very early stages and Wolves fans were quick to voice their unease.

3:07pm

David was a surprise inclusion for Albion but he could have made an impact with just a minute gone. The Spaniard drifted away from his marker to get on the end of a header forward but drilled his angled shot narrowly past the far post.

3:03pm

Match is in progress

3:02pm

The Last Post has just been played by a lone trumpeter in an otherwise silent Molineux

2:59pm

2:53pm

Crowds have been just above 20,000 at Molineux this season. Dipped just below that for the midweek defeat to Crystal Palace.

2:47pm

2:46pm

Albion have the corner section, both lower and upper tiers, in that stand with home fans taking the other appox 80%. So basically two home ends.

2:44pm

I've just posted a tweet which gives some idea of the view from the top of the away section in the new Stan Cullis Stand behind the north goal.

2:43pm

2:39pm

2:38pm

2:33pm

Andy Naylor has been having his say on Twitter.

2:33pm

And, even after three years, Gus Poyet has not lost the ability to surprise. How many people saw the other change coming? David starts in place of Will Buckley. Full team news has already been posted elsewhere on this site.

2:32pm

Stephen Dobbie starts in the same XI as Craig Mackail-Smith for the first time as Albion make three changes today. As expected, Liam Bridcutt comes staright back in after serving his one-match ban. Dean Hammond is the man to make way.

2:31pm

Wolves fans have apparently been slow to take to Stale Solbakken's more considered style of play - but a win for them today can help put that right. It would be their first in six games while the Seagulls ended a run of seven matches without victory thanks a stoppage time goal in midweek from Stephen Dobbie. Speaking of whom...

2:29pm

Today Poyet's men take on a team making similar changes in playing style to those that Albion fans have witnessed over the last three years. 

2:27pm

Three years ago today we were witnessing the birth of a new footballing era for Albion as Gus Poyet was introduced as the club's manager at a press conference at The Grand.

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2:29pm Sat 10 Nov 12

The Real Ryfish says...

Good news for all those Barnes-haters out there.
Good news for all those Barnes-haters out there. The Real Ryfish
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2:55pm Sat 10 Nov 12

namgo49 says...

It's the line up I always envisaged when Dobbie was signed, him just tucked in behind CMS, so we shall see what happens!!

Wolves are ripe for the taking, anything less than a comfortable win will be a real let down.
It's the line up I always envisaged when Dobbie was signed, him just tucked in behind CMS, so we shall see what happens!! Wolves are ripe for the taking, anything less than a comfortable win will be a real let down. namgo49
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3:00pm Sat 10 Nov 12

namgo49 says...

Oh no just noticed Lopez in place of Buckley. What's all that about, goal scoring will be a real issue now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh no just noticed Lopez in place of Buckley. What's all that about, goal scoring will be a real issue now!!!!!!!!!!!!! namgo49
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3:33pm Sat 10 Nov 12

namgo49 says...

1-0 down, no way back!!
1-0 down, no way back!! namgo49
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3:37pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Bibbidybobbidyboo says...

Another disappointing game from us. This is getting pathetic now.
Another disappointing game from us. This is getting pathetic now. Bibbidybobbidyboo
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3:40pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Bridge now out between 6 & 8 weeks,now watch this season fall apart.
Bridge now out between 6 & 8 weeks,now watch this season fall apart. Freeloaders
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3:44pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Bibbidybobbidyboo wrote:
Another disappointing game from us. This is getting pathetic now.
Top post my friend.Doddie out drunk with my dad is the Liverpool manager.What a chat up line.Joke of a club now.
[quote][p][bold]Bibbidybobbidyboo[/bold] wrote: Another disappointing game from us. This is getting pathetic now.[/p][/quote]Top post my friend.Doddie out drunk with my dad is the Liverpool manager.What a chat up line.Joke of a club now. Freeloaders
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4:02pm Sat 10 Nov 12

mikeygit says...

Freeloader---why are you saying Bridge out now 6-8 weeks?? Do you know what his injury is??
Hopefully with Wolves a man down BHA can capitalise and score a hatful!!!
Freeloader---why are you saying Bridge out now 6-8 weeks?? Do you know what his injury is?? Hopefully with Wolves a man down BHA can capitalise and score a hatful!!! mikeygit
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4:19pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Troll Busters says...

Freeloaders wrote:
Bibbidybobbidyboo wrote: Another disappointing game from us. This is getting pathetic now.
Top post my friend.Doddie out drunk with my dad is the Liverpool manager.What a chat up line.Joke of a club now.
Great double post, chimp
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bibbidybobbidyboo[/bold] wrote: Another disappointing game from us. This is getting pathetic now.[/p][/quote]Top post my friend.Doddie out drunk with my dad is the Liverpool manager.What a chat up line.Joke of a club now.[/p][/quote]Great double post, chimp Troll Busters
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4:31pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

We need a powerful presence in the box and one that can find the net! No coincidence we concede two with bridge off
We need a powerful presence in the box and one that can find the net! No coincidence we concede two with bridge off Bucket feet Duffy
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4:35pm Sat 10 Nov 12

mikeygit says...

So much for the BBC coverage--Barnes effort against the bar (aka Argus) is only noted as a clearance by Wolves by BBC!!! What did happen??
Now we have CMS,Dobbie Buckley and Barnes--well if we cannot score to win with these against 10 men------??
So much for the BBC coverage--Barnes effort against the bar (aka Argus) is only noted as a clearance by Wolves by BBC!!! What did happen?? Now we have CMS,Dobbie Buckley and Barnes--well if we cannot score to win with these against 10 men------?? mikeygit
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4:36pm Sat 10 Nov 12

The Real Ryfish says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
We need a powerful presence in the box and one that can find the net! No coincidence we concede two with bridge off
One of the goals was while Bridge was on the pitch and neither of them had anything to do with him.
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: We need a powerful presence in the box and one that can find the net! No coincidence we concede two with bridge off[/p][/quote]One of the goals was while Bridge was on the pitch and neither of them had anything to do with him. The Real Ryfish
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4:58pm Sat 10 Nov 12

mikeygit says...

Unbelievable!!!!!! Had the game in the bag and then--apparently through slack marking we then give it away. Sounds like a terrific game though---but with all those shots and misses we should have had it wrapped up way before the end. YET ANOTHER DRAW---but I guess a good away point.
Unbelievable!!!!!! Had the game in the bag and then--apparently through slack marking we then give it away. Sounds like a terrific game though---but with all those shots and misses we should have had it wrapped up way before the end. YET ANOTHER DRAW---but I guess a good away point. mikeygit
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5:00pm Sat 10 Nov 12

namgo49 says...

Gutted, failed to see the game out as they get a late equaliser. So much for our fantastic defence!!
Gutted, failed to see the game out as they get a late equaliser. So much for our fantastic defence!! namgo49
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5:01pm Sat 10 Nov 12

tooncgull says...

Listening to BBC Sussex... FFS!! Thought wed won that! Weve thrown 2 points away.
Sounds like we played well enough, Barnes hit the bar, etc etc ... yet even when a goal up at 90 minutes v 10 men, weve still thrown it away.. Very depressed, even though Id have taken a point before the game.
Listening to BBC Sussex... FFS!! Thought wed won that! Weve thrown 2 points away. Sounds like we played well enough, Barnes hit the bar, etc etc ... yet even when a goal up at 90 minutes v 10 men, weve still thrown it away.. Very depressed, even though Id have taken a point before the game. tooncgull
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5:01pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Yet another two points dropped, this is due to a lack of belief earlier in the season we would have buried this game, I believe we have the players to win these sort of games against opposition on a bad run themselves we just need to believe and find our best way of playing its down to Gus to hold his nerve and try and give his team the confidence they at the moment don't have.
Yet another two points dropped, this is due to a lack of belief earlier in the season we would have buried this game, I believe we have the players to win these sort of games against opposition on a bad run themselves we just need to believe and find our best way of playing its down to Gus to hold his nerve and try and give his team the confidence they at the moment don't have. Bucket feet Duffy
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5:04pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Tv just said it how it was g8t result by 10 men Wolves.Dunk rubbish,Calderon rubbish.Barnes how does he miss those.Palace & Cardiff win again aginst 11 men.
Tv just said it how it was g8t result by 10 men Wolves.Dunk rubbish,Calderon rubbish.Barnes how does he miss those.Palace & Cardiff win again aginst 11 men. Freeloaders
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5:15pm Sat 10 Nov 12

tooncgull says...

Poyet slating the team in post match interview...he sounds really cheesed off
Poyet slating the team in post match interview...he sounds really cheesed off tooncgull
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5:16pm Sat 10 Nov 12

namgo49 says...

Amongst also runs again this season.

Still Gus said we aren't good enough for the premiership so he is obviously engineeering a top half, but outside the play offs, finish with the odd flash of hope to keep the attendances up.

Why he played Lopez goodness only knows. He doesn't appear to have got the power you need for this league. May be just as well he only has a 1 year contract.

Where's Vicente then? Time for a decision on the remainder of his contract I think.
Amongst also runs again this season. Still Gus said we aren't good enough for the premiership so he is obviously engineeering a top half, but outside the play offs, finish with the odd flash of hope to keep the attendances up. Why he played Lopez goodness only knows. He doesn't appear to have got the power you need for this league. May be just as well he only has a 1 year contract. Where's Vicente then? Time for a decision on the remainder of his contract I think. namgo49
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5:36pm Sat 10 Nov 12

lewis_ms says...

Would have settled for a point before k.o. but against 10 men and 3-2 up with just injury time to play we want shooting. Countless chances go begging again and I am sick of hearing "curled it in but headed away" every time we have a corner or free kick. Roger Johnson showed us how to attack the ball at the death. Despite the obvious need for a guy with presence up front there is no excuse for not attacking the ball in the box irrespective of the height issue. Other teams manage it so why cant our tall centre halves ?
Also our downturn this season as indeed last year co-incides with Gary Dicker warming the bench when despite his group of detractors amongst the fans he is the one player who can thread a decent pass and play with composure so obviously lacking when we play against a backs to the wall team.
I am sorry to say that none of Gus's signings in the last window have improved the team and all its done is create disruption at a time when we were playing well.
I hope they prove me wrong but I really do fear for our position if we cannot kill teams off when they are there for the taking. Also if Wayne Bridge is now out for a few games thats another threat gone.
Whilst I don't want us to start humping the ball forward I do honestly feel that we must have somebody helping CMS out and unless Gus does something about this and fast we will head down the table rapidly.
Would have settled for a point before k.o. but against 10 men and 3-2 up with just injury time to play we want shooting. Countless chances go begging again and I am sick of hearing "curled it in but headed away" every time we have a corner or free kick. Roger Johnson showed us how to attack the ball at the death. Despite the obvious need for a guy with presence up front there is no excuse for not attacking the ball in the box irrespective of the height issue. Other teams manage it so why cant our tall centre halves ? Also our downturn this season as indeed last year co-incides with Gary Dicker warming the bench when despite his group of detractors amongst the fans he is the one player who can thread a decent pass and play with composure so obviously lacking when we play against a backs to the wall team. I am sorry to say that none of Gus's signings in the last window have improved the team and all its done is create disruption at a time when we were playing well. I hope they prove me wrong but I really do fear for our position if we cannot kill teams off when they are there for the taking. Also if Wayne Bridge is now out for a few games thats another threat gone. Whilst I don't want us to start humping the ball forward I do honestly feel that we must have somebody helping CMS out and unless Gus does something about this and fast we will head down the table rapidly. lewis_ms
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