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  • Date:22 May 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:29,009
  • O'Hara (72)
    Hunt (86)
  • Roberts (21) Emerton (37)
    Hoilett (45)
Goal!

Live Commentary

89:41

Unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Gael Givet results in a free kick. Steven Fletcher goes off and Christophe Berra comes on. Jamie O'Hara delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

87:49

Stephen Hunt challenges Jermaine Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Morten Gamst Pedersen, blocked by Stephen Ward. The referee cautions Stephen Hunt for unsporting behaviour.

86:02

Stephen Hunt finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 2-3 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Steven Fletcher.

85:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Roberts. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.

84:38

Adlene Guedioura replaces Karl Henry.

84:08

Stephen Hunt has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

80:41

Stephen Ward takes a shot. Steven Nzonzi gets a block in.

78:43

Morten Gamst Pedersen joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Hoilett.

78:10

Jamie O'Hara takes a outswinging corner.

77:56

Jamie O'Hara takes a inswinging corner.

77:41

Corner from left by-line taken by Matthew Jarvis.

74:04

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie O'Hara.

72:23

Jamie O'Hara scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-3 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Stephen Hunt.

71:09

Jermaine Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Hunt. Stephen Hunt takes the free kick.

69:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Elokobi on David Hoilett. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

66:02

Corner taken by Brett Emerton from the right by-line to the near post, Close range header by Christopher Samba goes over the crossbar.

60:00

Jamie O'Hara takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

57:57

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie O'Hara.

57:14

Foul by Brett Emerton on Karl Henry, free kick awarded. George Elokobi takes the free kick.

56:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Roberts on George Elokobi. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

55:31

Jason Roberts takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

53:33

Foul by Michel Salgado on Matthew Jarvis, free kick awarded. Jamie O'Hara crosses the ball, Close range header by Jody Craddock goes over the bar.

47:42 +2.42

Jason Roberts fouled by Jody Craddock, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Jody Craddock a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

47:33

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:51

A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Headed effort from inside the area by Stephen Hunt misses to the left of the target.

45:47 +0.47

David Hoilett gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-3 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Jason Roberts.

45:11 +0.11

Jody Craddock takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

45:01

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on for Michael Mancienne.

43:49

Matthew Jarvis fouled by Christopher Samba, the ref awards a free kick. Christopher Samba is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from right channel, clearance made by Brett Emerton.

42:30

Centre by Matthew Jarvis.

40:11

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton from the right by-line, Christopher Samba takes a shot. Jody Craddock gets a block in.

39:57

David Hoilett takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

37:27

Goal scored by Brett Emerton from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-2 Blackburn.

36:44

Stephen Hunt challenges Steven Nzonzi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

32:52

Stephen Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jones. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

31:28

Wayne Hennessey fouled by Phil Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

31:00

Inswinging corner taken by Brett Emerton from the left by-line.

28:59

Stephen Ward is ruled offside. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

26:31

Unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Jody Craddock results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

26:14

Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line.

25:40

Gael Givet takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

24:26

Jermaine Jones fouled by Karl Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Jones restarts play with the free kick.

23:28

Michel Salgado fouled by Jody Craddock, the ref awards a free kick. Michel Salgado restarts play with the free kick.

21:55

Jason Roberts finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-1 Blackburn.Michel Salgado provided the assist for the goal.

19:17

Corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by George Elokobi misses to the left of the goal.

17:23

Karl Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett. Karl Henry goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Jermaine Jones produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

16:15

Jermaine Jones takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

15:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Roberts by George Elokobi. Michel Salgado takes the direct free kick.

13:48

Stephen Ward takes a shot. Christopher Samba gets a block in.

11:35

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Jarvis.

11:11

Unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Jermaine Jones results in a free kick. Free kick taken by George Elokobi.

10:09

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones by Karl Henry results in a free kick. Brett Emerton crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

9:12

The offside flag is raised against Steven Fletcher. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

7:21

Michael Mancienne challenges David Hoilett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

6:23

Stephen Ward takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

5:43

Jermaine Jones has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

4:21

Foul by Jermaine Jones on Karl Henry, free kick awarded. Jamie O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.

3:52

Michel Salgado takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

Match Preview

Bull backing for `magician` McCarthy Club legend Steve Bull believes Wolves can establish themselves as a Barclays Premier League force along the lines of Stoke and Fulham if they clinch a third successive season in the top flight. Wolves will go into Sunday`s home game with Blackburn knowing that victory will ensure their safety irrespective of results elsewhere. Bull, Wolves` record goalscorer, feels survival will be an even bigger achievement than last season and that manager Mick McCarthy should be branded "a magician" if they attain that goal. He told Press Association Sport: "I think Wolves can definitely kick on if they survive this year like Stoke and Fulham have done. "They always say the first couple of years are the hardest to stop in the Premier League. "Once they've cemented that place, they can go on from strength to strength. Stoke and Fulham are the ones to follow. "That is what Wolves got to start striving for now, a bit of stability in the Premier League. "Hopefully Mr (Steve) Morgan (chairman-club owner) will put some more money into the club and will strengthen in certain positions where we've been lacking this season." Bull has no doubt that McCarthy is the man to stay at the helm even if Wolves are relegated. He said: "If Mick keeps us again this year, he is a magician. "Mick seems to have the knack in certain games of getting points at the vital times. "He did it last year, he's done it last year, but it isn't over. We are still in the mix but I'm sure Mick will turn it around. "I don't want to talk about going down but stability is the main thing. "I think Mick the man to stay even if Wolves are relegated. "He has got the crowd behind him and the chairman behind him and that's all you need. "If you've got the team behind him as well, which he has, that's a job well done." Blackburn's Spanish defender Michel Salgado claims there should be no big celebrations if Rovers avoid the drop because they should not have allowed themselves to be dragged into the relegation scrap in the first place. Steve Kean's Rovers travel to Molineux with both sides needing to win to be certain of avoiding relegation though much depends upon results elsewhere. The pressure of a relegation fight is a novelty to Salgado, who is more used to preparing for Champions League finals during his many years with Real Madrid, but the Spanish defender insists he is up for it. Salgado said: "We are playing for survival and for me I have never been involved in such a game. It's totally new for me, but I will be ready. When you have a winning character it's the same. "We just need to keep going with the performances of the last four or five matches. "Maybe it was our mistake, when we were in seventh place - the highest for two and a half years - everybody was talking about getting into Europe and maybe we relaxed a little bit and now we are talking about relegation. "That's why when I look around the dressing room I feel we will have nothing to celebrate when we gain survival because we have the players to be in a better position. "It's nothing to celebrate but we need to be safe and we have had problems with injuries, a takeover and a change of manager, big changes, so you need time to settle things down." Salgado, 35, would not be drawn on his own plans should Blackburn end up in the npower Championship and believes the club is on the brink of a promising period of success. He added: "To be honest I don't want to think about that, I'm thinking about playing in the Premier League for next year. "We didn't spend any money for the last three or four years so it's normal to be struggling in the league with everybody else splashing out so much money. "Now we are in a different situation because we have a chance to splash out some money ourselves, some big funds are coming up, and that's why this game is so important." Chris Samba, Hoilett and Junior Jones have given Kean a boost by shaking off injury niggles so only long-term absentees Ryan Nelsen and Vince Grella are unavailable.

Formation:442Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Kevin Foley
  • Jody Craddock
  • Michael Mancienne
  • George Elokobi
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Karl Henry
  • Jamie O'Hara
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Stephen Ward
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Marcus Hahnemann
  • Richard Stearman
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Christophe Berra
  • Sam Vokes
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Adlene Guedioura

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Match Report

Wolves survive despite defeat Wolves held onto their Barclays Premier League status despite going down 3-2 to fellow strugglers Blackburn at Molineux. Wolves were ripped apart in the opening 45 minutes with Jason Roberts, Brett Emerton and Junior Hoilett netting for Rovers. But they responded with second-half efforts from Jamie O'Hara and Stephen Hunt and, with Birmingham and Blackpool both losing, they survived for a third successive season of top-flight football. Mick McCarthy's men finished the season one place and one point above the bottom three, with Rovers three points better off. The visitors had their survival all but secured with a fantastic first-half display. They were the first to settle and won an early free-kick but Emerton's cross was easily dealt with by George Elokobi. Paul Robinson was the first goalkeeper called into action when he held onto a low drive by Stephen Ward after good play by O'Hara. Hoilett then took advantage of some hesitancy by veteran Wolves defender Jody Craddock but Wayne Hennessey was alert to the situation and dealt with his low centre. Chris Samba was relieved when his backward header from Hunt's cross flew past his own post, but the Rovers defender did well when blocking an attempt from Ward. Wolves skipper Karl Henry became the first player to be yellow carded for a foul on Hoilett. Then after 23 minutes the visitors took the lead through Roberts. A low centre from Michel Salgado was deflected into the corner of the net by the striker who began his career at Wolves but never played a first-team game. Wolves midfielder Henry was walking a tightrope after his yellow card and was relieved only to be spoken to by referee Howard Webb after a challenge on Steven Nzonzi. Wolves were struggling to get their two wingers, Hunt and the returning Matt Jarvis, into the game and were relying too much on the long ball. And after 39 minutes a superb strike from Emerton doubled Blackburn's lead. Craddock headed the ball out of the Wolves box but it fell to Emerton who volleyed past Hennessey from 25 yards out. Hoilett nearly made it 3-0 when his low shot flashed inches past the far post. But, with seconds remaining of the half, the Canadian did make it 3-0 with a low shot after cutting into the area. McCarthy made a half-time substitution, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replacing Michael Mancienne. That led to Elokobi switching to centre-half, with Ward dropping back to left-back. Wolves started the second half in positive fashion, and Hunt should have reduced the arrears within a minute of the restart, but the former Hull player headed wide with the goal at his mercy from a Jarvis cross. Ebanks-Blake then made a good break towards the Blackburn area, but his shot was high and wide of the target. Robinson then did well to cling onto a deflected low centre from a narrow angle by Jarvis. But Wolves needed a fine save from Hennessey to prevent Blackburn scoring their fourth goal. A mistake by Kevin Foley allowed Roberts a free run at goal, but Hennessey went down to his left to save his low drive. Ward needed treatment after a clash with Salgado, but was able to resume. Blackburn still looked dangerous on the break, and Samba headed over from an Emerton centre. Wolves were getting desperate, but they gave themselves a chance after 72 minutes when O'Hara pulled a goal back. Hunt rolled a short free-kick to the on-loan Tottenham player whose low shot found the corner of the net from 20 yards. The home side were now on the offensive and Robinson made a fine save to turn over a powerful header from Steven Fletcher. Then with four minutes remaining, Hunt scored a second goal for the home side to make it 3-2. He received the ball on the edge of the Rovers area and curled a shot past Robinson into the top corner as Wolves stayed up by the skin of their teeth.

Form Guide

    LDLDWW
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • Blackburn
  • DLLWDD

Last Meetings

  • Blackburn
  • 3 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 04/12/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 24/04/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 3 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 12/09/2009
  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 07/01/2004
  • Blackburn
  • 5 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 16/08/2003
  • Wolverhampton
  • 4 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 16/01/1965

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 9
  • S Ebanks-Blake 7
  • M Jarvis 4
  • K Doyle 3
  • S Hunt 2
  • N Milijas 2
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Foley 2
  • G Elokobi 2
  • J Craddock 1
  • R Zubar 1
  • D Jones 1
  • D Edwards 1
  • S Ward 1
  • A Guedioura 1

Blackburn

  • N Kalinic 5
  • J Roberts 4
  • M Pedersen 4
  • C Samba 4
  • D Hoilett 4
  • B Emerton 3
  • R Nelsen 3
  • B Mwaruwari 3
  • MB Diouf 3
  • M Olsson 2
  • D Dunn 1
  • G Givet 1
  • S Nzonzi 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 44
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackburn

    • Total goals 106
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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