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Richard Stearman finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 2-1 Southend.Assist by Ronald Zubar.
Unfair challenge on Chris Barker by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake results in a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura by Craig Easton results in a free kick. George Elokobi takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by George Elokobi.
George Elokobi delivers the ball, Bilel Mohsni manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Anthony Grant on Nenad Milijas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adlene Guedioura.
Adlene Guedioura concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Chris Barker restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Hall takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ronald Zubar.
Header on goal by Kevin Doyle from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Batth conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Ryan Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Ronald Zubar. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Save made by Glenn Morris.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Unfair challenge on Chris Barker by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Barker.
Anthony Grant takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.
Danny Batth concedes a free kick for a foul on Bilel Mohsni. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Craig Easton. Craig Easton booked for unsporting behaviour. Richard Stearman restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Ryan Hall, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.
(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Kevin Foley coming on for David Edwards.
Greg Halford takes a shot. Save made by Glenn Morris.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ronald Zubar by Craig Easton. Free kick taken by Ronald Zubar.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Nenad Milijas results in a free kick. Chris Barker takes the free kick.
Matthew Paterson challenges Richard Stearman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Stearman.
Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall from the right by-line, Bilel Mohsni takes a shot. Richard Stearman gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall, Header from deep inside the area by Bilel Mohsni goes over the bar.
Corner taken by Ryan Hall, Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance.
Handball decision goes against Louie Soares. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
The official flags Ronald Zubar offside. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Louie Soares. Richard Stearman takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Josh Simpson, Craig Easton finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Wolverhampton 1-1 Southend.Assist by Josh Simpson.
Danny Batth concedes a free kick for a foul on Blair Sturrock. Matthew Paterson on for Blair Sturrock. Peter Gilbert crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Greg Halford.
Anthony Grant fouled by Adlene Guedioura, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas, Blair Sturrock makes a clearance.
Peter Gilbert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ronald Zubar. Peter Gilbert goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Nenad Milijas crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Barker makes a clearance.
Kevin Doyle joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Winnall. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is brought on as a substitute for Ashley Hemmings. Louie Soares on for Barry Corr. Sofiene Zaaboub goes off and Ryan Hall comes on.
Blair Sturrock has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Shot on goal by Blair Sturrock from just inside the area goes over the target. Corner taken left-footed by Sofiene Zaaboub from the left by-line, clearance by Wayne Hennessey.
Ronald Zubar takes a shot. Glenn Morris makes a save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Blair Sturrock. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
The offside flag is raised against Ashley Hemmings. Glenn Morris takes the indirect free kick.
Effort on goal by Sam Winnall from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Anthony Grant crosses the ball, clearance by Wayne Hennessey.
The ball is swung over by Josh Simpson, clearance by Danny Batth.
Nenad Milijas takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Bilel Mohsni manages to make a clearance.
Blair Sturrock produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Nenad Milijas takes a shot.
Ashley Hemmings takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
Nenad Milijas takes a inswinging corner.
Sam Winnall takes a shot. Blocked by Bilel Mohsni.
Handball by Sam Winnall. Sam Winnall goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Blair Sturrock by Richard Stearman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Blair Sturrock takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
Shot from just outside the box by Blair Sturrock goes over the target.
Short corner worked by Nenad Milijas.
Blair Sturrock concedes a free kick for a foul on Adlene Guedioura. Free kick taken by Nenad Milijas.
Sean Clohessy takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura by Craig Easton results in a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Blair Sturrock challenges Ashley Hemmings unfairly and gives away a free kick. Greg Halford produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Anthony Grant gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Barry Corr by Richard Stearman results in a free kick. Sofiene Zaaboub delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel. The official flags Bilel Mohsni offside. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Foul by Nenad Milijas on Sofiene Zaaboub, free kick awarded. Peter Gilbert takes the free kick.
Adlene Guedioura goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Adlene Guedioura concedes a free kick for a foul on Sofiene Zaaboub. The ball is swung over by Peter Gilbert, Bilel Mohsni has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
The referee blows for offside against Sam Winnall. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Chris Barker on Sam Winnall. Power penalty scored by Nenad Milijas. Wolverhampton 1-0 Southend.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ashley Hemmings. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Anthony Grant takes a shot. Adlene Guedioura gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sofiene Zaaboub, Close range header by Bilel Mohsni misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Danny Batth on Barry Corr, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Craig Easton.
Barry Corr is caught offside. Danny Batth restarts play with the free kick.
Greg Halford takes a shot. Blocked by Sofiene Zaaboub.
Nenad Milijas takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Craig Easton.
Sam Winnall concedes a free kick for a foul on Bilel Mohsni. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.
Danny Batth has a volleyed shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
Peter Gilbert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Halford. Nenad Milijas delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Glenn Morris.
Shot by Sofiene Zaaboub from outside the box goes over the target.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Adlene Guedioura results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sofiene Zaaboub.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura by Anthony Grant. Free kick taken by Richard Stearman.
Effort on goal by Craig Easton from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Sam Winnall results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
The referee blows for offside. Danny Batth takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Sofiene Zaaboub from the left by-line played to the near post, George Elokobi makes a clearance.
The match gets underway.
The first half comes to an end.
The game restarts for the second half.
The whistle goes to signal the end of normal time, with extra time looming.
The match restarts for the second half of extra time.
The whistle goes and the game ends after extra time.
Teenage duo to start
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy will hand first-team debuts to two teenagers in Tuesday night's Carling Cup second round tie against Southend.
Striker Sam Winnall and defender Danny Batth, both 19, will start as McCarthy rings the changes with Saturday's Premier League match against Newcastle in mind.
McCarthy said: "Danny went to Colchester and had a successful spell with them. He played against Walsall in a pre-season friendly and was different class.
"Sam's had an excellent pre-season. He missed most of last year after a cruciate ligament operation. He's got himself back and is looking in really good shape.
"He's been banging goals in in training and I'm really pleased with him.
"It's their potential and form that's got them into the game. There could have been a few others, but the reality is it should be a solid base of first-team players and a couple of lads who've been showing good form.
"I guess I'm hoping for a bit of inspiration from them but if they do struggle I've got nine others who are Premier League players."
McCarthy paid tribute to Winnall's resilience in overcoming serious injury.
"There were times last year when he was struggling with his rehab," he said. "He was beating that punchbag up - I think there was quite a bit of frustration there.
"He's done exceptionally well to get back as quickly as he has."
And the Wolves manager is confident that Batth can handle himself against more experienced players.
He said: "He's a big, powerful young man who physically can cope with any league. He's been training with us and he's enjoyed the fact he's been training against (Steven) Fletcher, (Kevin) Doyle and (Andy) Keogh.
"He's had to compete against them, so he's had a good grounding."
McCarthy said the rest of his team will consist of "lads who haven't been playing every week, but are Premier League footballers".
He added that this match is a chance for those on the fringes of the first team to put themselves in contention for future games, saying: "It's important for the players coming in that they play well, to put themselves forward so if I need somebody for a Premier League game they're ready to go.
"I know what happens in these Carling Cup ties, you play against teams who've had four or five games and they're all battle-hardened.
"They turn up here and whoever it might be wants to cause an upset. It's important that doesn't happen."
Southend manager Paul Sturrock is keeping his cards close to his chest ahead of the game.
New signing Bilel Mohsni could make his first start for the Blues after making an appearance from the bench in Saturday's 3-1 league defeat to Port Vale.
The defender completed his move to Roots Hall last week along with midfielder Adam Bouzid after the club gained international clearance for the pair.
Sturrock is likely to make more changes after back-to-back defeats by Aldershot and Port Vale in the league.
Matthew Paterson will hope to keep his place in the starting XI after being promoted from the bench last Saturday. The striker is the club's top scorer this season with two.
Stearman winner breaks Shrimpers hearts
Richard Stearman struck in the final minute of extra-time to give Wolves 2-1 victory over Southend in the Carling Cup second round.
Wanderers took the lead through Nenad Milijas' first-half penalty after Sam Winnall was fouled by Chris Barker.
Shrimpers captain Craig Easton pulled back a deserved equaliser for the npower League Two outfit in the 80th minute, but Stearman had the final say deep into stoppage time at the end of the additional periods.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy made 10 adjustments to the team which drew 1-1 at Everton in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday, with teenagers Winnall and Danny Batth handed their senior debuts for the Black Country club, Ashley Hemmings given his first start and Stearman named as captain.
Southend settled more quickly in a scrappy opening and had the first attempt on goal after 10 minutes, with Easton sending a volley over the bar.
Moments later Anthony Grant dispossessed Adlene Guediora and won a free-kick in a useful-looking position, but Sofiene Zaaboub swung it wide of the target.
At the other end, a scramble in the box ended with Greg Halford hitting an acrobatic effort which did little to trouble Shrimpers goalkeeper Glenn Morris.
The visitors were then awarded another free-kick just outside the area which was laid off to Grant, but the midfielder's low strike was deflected over.
Wolves had offered little, but all of a sudden found themselves a goal up thanks to a surging run from Winnall.
The 19-year-old broke into the box in the 27th minute and stepped over the ball several times before being brought down by Barker.
Referee Colin Webster pointed to the spot and Milijas stepped up to convert the penalty, rifling it powerfully to Morris' right.
Southend almost found an instant response, but Bilel Mohsni headed wide from Peter Gilbert's free-kick when he really should have hit the target.
The Tunisian had the ball in the net soon after only to be waved offside, before Sean Clohessy hit a weak effort that Wayne Hennessey collected comfortably.
Halford's long throw caused some problems in the Shrimpers area just before the break, but Morris dived on the ball.
Southend looked to pick up where they had left off as the second half got under way and Barry Corr twisted and turned in the box before unleashing a shot that Hennessey got down to save.
But Wolves came back strongly with a succession of attempts on goal, first from Winnall and then Hemmings.
Milijas was next up, hitting a hopeful effort high and wide, before Winnall connected well with Hemmings' cross but could not guide the ball on target.
Ronald Zubar then had a shot saved by Morris, but Southend were not out of the game and Blair Sturrock, son of the manager Paul, gave a reminder of that with a little under 20 minutes remaining by firing an attempt against the crossbar.
McCarthy made a double substitution in the 70th minute in an attempt to finish the job off, bringing on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who had netted against Everton, and last season's top-scorer Kevin Doyle for Hemmings and Winnall respectively.
But with 10 minutes to go, Southend snatched an equaliser as Easton stooped low to head Josh Simpson's cross past Hennessey.
Ebanks-Blake slotted home a close-range effort two minutes later, only to see the referee's assistant raise his flag to rule the strike out.
Having survived that scare, the Shrimpers sensed the opportunity to pull off a shock and play moved back into the Wolves half, but Mohsni was unable to keep his header down from a corner and Webster blew the whistle to confirm the need for extra-time.
The hosts had the better of the first additional period and looked to have regained the lead when Ebanks-Blake tapped the ball in after Milijas' shot had deflected on to the post, but again the striker was denied by the flag for offside.
Simpson blew a great chance to win it for Southend with seconds remaining, lifting a shot into the arms of Hennessey after substitute Louis Soares had squared it to him.
And it proved to be costly, as moments later Stearman bundled Zubar's cross over the line to give Wolves a last-gasp victory.
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