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|David Edwards (Chris Iwelumo, 59)|
|David Jones (Nenad Milijas, 80)|
|Mamady Sidibe (Liam Lawrence, 72)|
|Dave Kitson (Sanli Tuncay, 69)|
Full time:WOLVES 0-0 STOKE:All square at Molineux in what was a physical encounter with few clear-cut chances.
Sorensen races off his line to punch a Jarvis cross clear.
Foley volleys just wide of the Stoke goal from Iwelumo's flick-on. Good effort.
Whelan almost snatches the points for Stoke with a great strike from the edge of the Wolves box which skims wide of the target.
Elokobi does well to head clear from Etherington's cross as Stoke push for a late winner.
Huth and Jarvis go toe-to-toe but the referee awards a free-kick to the Stoke player.
Milijas comes on for Jones.
Delap's raised boot almost catches Elokobi in the face. No card for the Stoke man though.
Whelan drives the ball over the Wolves crossbar from 30 yards out, after Mancienne back-heeled a clearance from Lawrence's cross.
Zubar's looping header is collected with ease by Sorensen.
Sidibe is forced off with what looks like a groin injury. Lawrence comes on in his place.
Sidibe is down and looks to be in a lot of pain.
Tuncay comes on for Kitson.
Jones heads onto Etherington's arm in the Stoke box and screams for a penalty but referee Foy says it was ball to hand and waves play on.
Whelan tries to move into a shooting position 30 yards from goal but scuffs his shot out for a throw.
Foley makes his way into the Stoke box but Higginbotham manages to clear the danger.
First change of the game and it's Edwards who makes way for Iwelumo.
Mancienne does well to race back and hack the ball clear from Kitson.
Edwards hits a low shot but can't get enough power behind it and Sorensen makes a comfortable save.
Sidibe hits the ball over the Wolves goal from six yards out. Great chance for the Stoke striker and he should have at least hit the target.
Jarvis beats Faye but lashes a 25 yard shot high over the Stoke goal.
Jarvis leads a break away for Wolves but Collins slides in to deny the winger.
Delap launches his first long throw of the second half but Hahnemann claims the ball under pressure from Huth.
Mancienne looks like he might have pulled his hamstring.
We're back up and running in the second half. No changes for either side at the break.
Half time: WOLVES 0-0 STOKE: Few chances for either side in a scrappy game. Faye came closest to breaking the deadlock with a couple of headers but couldn't find the target.
Jarvis breaks into the Stoke box but tries to drag the ball onto his right foot and Faye clears.
Into the last five minutes of the first half. Wolves fans are chanting "Boring" but Stoke's tactics have certainly been effective. Still no goals though.
Hahnemann's long kick finds Jarvis but Higginbotham nips in to clear the danger.
Delap's long throws are starting to cause problems for the Wolves defence. Hahnemann manages to collect the ball this time.
Faye heads another chance wide of the Wolves goal. It was a Delap throw that set up the Stoke defender this time.
Etherington swings over a left footed corner that bounces across the six yard box and out of play.
Jarvis runs at the Stoke defence but his shot is blocked by Faye.
Edwards almost gives Wolves the lead but his header from Jarvis' corner goes straight at Sorensen.
Collins heads out for a corner under pressure from Doyle.
Faye heads over six yards from goal and thumps the ground in frustration. The Stoke defender should have done better.
Jones completely misses the ball six yards from goal. It was a great delivery into the box from Foley.
Whitehead sends a header well wide of the target from Etherington's pinpoint cross.
Craddock almost become an unlikely first goal scorer this afternoon but the centre back can't reach Mancienne's flick-on and Sorensen collects.
Elokobi does well to beat Sidibe in the air from Whelan's deep cross.
Faye heads well wide of the Wolves goal from a trademark Delap long throw.
Jarvis is inches away from poking the ball home from Edwards' low cross.
Whitehead smashes the ball high over the Wolves goal after Kitson and Sidibe muscled their way into the box.
Elokobi plays a weak pass back to Hahnemann and Etherington is almost in on goal but the Wolves keeper clears the danger.
Whelan clips a free-kick into the box looking for Kitson but the ball sails out for a goal kick to Wolves.
Early shout for a Stoke penalty as Etherington goes down in the box under pressure from Jones, but play is waved on.
Referee Chris Foy gets the game under way.
The teams are out at Molineux. Wolves will be hoping for a win to push them closer to safety. Stoke have ambitions to finish in the top ten so will be going all out for three points themselves.
STOKE: Sorensen, Higginbotham, Huth, Collins, Faye, Whelan, Lawrence, Delap, Whitehead, Sidibe, Kitson
Tony Pulis rings the changes in midfield for Stoke, with Dean Whitehead replacing Liam Lawrence. Ricardo Fuller is injured so Mamady Sidibe starts up front. Teenage star Louis Moult is on the bench.
WOLVES: Hahnemann, Elokobi, Craddock, Berra, Zubar, Mancienne, Foley, Jones, Edwards, Jarvis, Doyle
Wolves make one change to the side that lost 1-0 at Arsenal last time out. David Edwards comes in for skipper Karl Henry, who was sent off at the Emirates. Jody Craddock is named captain.
With the summer transfer window fast approaching, Liverpool will again have the chance to strengthen their squad.
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