Macron Stadium

Next Game

Bolton v Wolves

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Molineux Stadium

Last Game

Wolves 0 - 0 Charlton

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Wolves v Aldershot reaction

Stale Solbakken admitted he was a relieved man after seeing his Wolves side battle past Aldershot 7-6 on penalties in the Capital One Cup.

Last Updated: 11/08/12 at 20:22

Solbakken: Relieved man

Solbakken: Relieved man

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Wolves needed a penalty shoot-out to progress - Jordan Roberts seeing the 14th spot kick saved by Wolves' goalkeeper Carl Ikeme at Molineux on Saturday.

Wolves had taken a 53rd-minute lead through Sylvan-Ebanks Blake only for Michael Rankine to equalise nine minutes later.

Former Cologne boss Solbakken said: "Some of our stuff was good and some not so good.

"We struggled to open them up but it was a deserved victory when you count the chances.

"The fans should expect that we are going to be a good team at home.

"But we lacked penetration in the last third of the pitch.

"That means that in some periods of the game I was disappointed we didn't create more chances.

"But if we had kept the 1-0 for another five minutes it could have been two, three or four. But the cup is about going through."

Wolves broke the deadlock when new signing Tongo Doumbia, who is on a season-long loan from Rennes, picked out Ebanks-Blake whose rising drive flew past goalkeeper Jamie Young.

But any hopes Wolves had that one goal would be enough to see off Aldershot disappeared nine minutes later when Rankine rose at the far post to head home a corner from Josh Payne.

Alex Rodman had two excellent chances to earn Aldershot a shock win in extra time before the game was decided by penalties.

Ebanks-Blake, Stephen Hunt, Stephen Ward, Roger Johnson, Karl Henry, Frank Nouble and Anthony Forde all scored for Wolves.

Josh Payne, Craig Reid, Rankine, Alex Rodman, Ben Herd and Aaron Morris were on target for Aldershot before Roberts was denied by Ikeme.

Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth felt that the defeat was hard on his players who more than held their own against a team two divisions above them.

He said: "I feel disappointed for the players who gave a very good account of themselves.

"I think we have won when we have lost really. I am quite proud of that performance.

"We know the qualities of Wolves but our game plan was working, we got ourselves back in the game and I am delighted with a lot of aspects of that.

"We won't play Wolves every week in Division Two so there are a lot of positives from that performance. That is a platform for us now.

"We have got to be realistic in what we can achieve this season and a play-off spot would be fantastic.

"I want to go about things very quietly and I think we will do all right.

"We have a good bunch of players and we know our strengths and we will have a real good go this year at trying to get in the play-offs.

"They are a very young squad but today will give them a lot of experience and enjoyment."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea need Diego Costa'

Eden Hazard admits Chelsea 'need' Diego Costa as he faces a three-match ban for a stamp on Emre Can on Tuesday night.

Copa del Rey: Luis Enrique says Neymar had to be substituted against Atletico Madrid to prevent injury

Luis Enrique says he had to substitute Neymar to prevent him from being injured in an ugly cup tie with Atletico.

Capital One Cup: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino pleased to overcome challenging tie with Sheffield United

Mauricio Pochettino dedicated Tottenham's Capital One Cup semi-final triumph over Sheffield United to the fans.

Mail Box

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company