Craven Cottage

Next Game

Fulham v Wolves

Saturday, 03 January 2015, 15:00

The FA Cup Third Round

Molineux Stadium

Last Game

Wolves 2 - 1 Brentford

Sunday, 28 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Saunders always kept the faith

Dean Saunders says he was always confident he could revive Wolves' season after recording his first win as manager following a 2-0 success at Millwall.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 16:23 Post Comment

Dean Saunders: Wolves boss celebrates first win

Dean Saunders: Wolves boss celebrates first win

David Edwards scored early on and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake added a stunning second for Wolves, who ended a winless run that had stretched to 12 games, with Saunders being in charge of nine of those.

The result sees the Molineux outfit move out of the drop zone, and former Doncaster boss Saunders is now looking up rather than down.

"I was always confident we'd turn things round," said Saunders. "I know how to get a team to win - you've just got to keep believing what you're telling the players is right.

"Most of our performances have been good, but we've got the two goals to show for it here.

"When you've been on a losing run like we have you expect things to go wrong. I bet the players were thinking, even at 2-0, if Millwall score they'll get another one.

"We defended brilliantly, the back four were excellent and that's three games we've gone without conceding from open play.

"We pressed them throughout and stopped them building any momentum, we worked hard from the front to the back, and when they did pressure us we dealt with it well.

"They're a good team, it's not so long ago they were 10th, now we're right behind them."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

HarryBoulton
One Point And One Conclusion For United

P

arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

magicfuller
Warnock sacked by Palace

W

e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

gettalong
Wenger: Giroud deserved red

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho believes the title race is still wide open

Fernandinho is remaining positive over Manchester City's title chances despite losing a 2-0 lead to Burnley.

Barclays Premier League: Frank de Boer's agent denies talk of move to Newcastle

Frank de Boer, who has been linked with Newcastle, is staying with Ajax, his agent has told Sky Sports News HQ.

Scottish football: Hibs have announced fans will own 51 per cent of shares in the club

Hibernian have announced that supporters will have the opportunity to own 51 per cent of the shares in the club.

Mail Box

Hang On, Does Mourinho Have A Point?

Jose Mourinho has an unexpected ally in the afternoon mailbox, which defends his complaints over refs targeting Chelsea players. Plus, thoughts on Arsenal and more...

What's Happened To Everton And Martinez?

There aren't many people still talking about how the Spaniard is better than David Moyes. Plus, thoughts on Jose Mourinho's moaning and Spurs at least being very fit...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property