The City Ground

Next Game

N Forest v Wolves

Friday, 03 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Molineux Stadium

Last Game

Wolves 2 - 0 Derby

Friday, 20 March 2015, 19:45

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

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Wayne Rooney cannot wait to link up with Harry Kane for England

Wayne Rooney has been gripped by the excitement surrounding Harry Kane and can't wait to link up with him against Italy.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane to make first England start in Italy

Harry Kane will make his first start for England in Tuesday night's friendly in Italy, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle starts for Italy against England in Turin

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has been handed a start for Italy in their friendly against England in Turin.

Mail Box

Can Wenger Coach Young Players Anymore?

One Mailboxer wonders whether Wenger has still got ability to bring through young talent. Plus £50m for Sterling, stop being matey with footballers and Blackpool...

Forget About Flair And Play Like Greece

'Forget about flair and play like Greece' is one outsider's advice to the England national side, while an Arsenal fan wants to sell Theo Walcott to get Marco Reus.

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