Brentford 1 Wolves 2 - Report and pictures

Helder Costa and Matt Doherty struck late goals as Wolves produced a remarkable turnaround to beat Brentford 2-1.

Wolves dominated the match but were trailing with just four minutes left on the clock thanks to Maxime Colin's first half strike.

But Doherty tapped home from close range to equalise - and then Costa volleyed home substitute Ivan Cavaleiro's cross to give Wolves a thoroughly deserved late, late win.


For 86 minutes this could only have been more like Groundhog Day if Bill Murray was up front.

To be fair he'd probably have had a better chance of scoring.

For the vast majority of this match Wolves did absolutely everything except the only thing that matters...score a goal, writes Tim Spiers at Griffin Park.

They had amassed no fewer than 22 shots to Brentford's seven but were somehow 1-0 down with time running out.

It was farcical at times. Shots were being blocked left, right and centre. It looked for all the world like being 'one of those days'.

Then an astonishing three-minute turnaround flipped the game on its head and sent almost 1,000 travelling fans into ecstasy. Substitutes Ivan Cavaleiro and Ben Marshall were the architects, with Matt Doherty and Helder Costa the finishers.

For once, Wolves got exactly what they deserved - three precious points.

Lambert made four changes to the team that beat Rotherham 1-0 on Saturday.

Unsurprisingly Mike Williamson, recently back from 14 months out, was rested, with captain Danny Batth replacing him.

But it was a surprise to see Ben Marshall benched after his positive contribution in the past week. He, Jack Price and Romain Saiss were benched, with Matt Doherty, Lee Evans and Nouha Dicko recalled and George Saville switching to midfield against his former loan club.

On a mild early spring evening it was Wolves who made all the early running at a ground where their two previous visits had resulted in 4-0 and 3-0 defeats.

Andreas Weimann's cross from a dangerous position was blocked, Evans' teasing effort from range was saved and Dicko was nearly played clean through as Wolves settled quickly.

Weimann, who had an excellent first half, then played in David Edwards with a delightful touch - he burst into the box but keeper Daniel Bentley made a smart save from what was an excellent chance that Edwards will feel he should have buried.

The Bees, managed by former Walsall boss Dean Smith, showed brief moments of quality at the other end, mostly through dangerman Sergi Canos who flashed a 25-yarder wide, but otherwise it was all Wolves.

A Costa piledriver was straight at Bentley and then, after a lovely reverse pass from Evans, Costa's cross was blocked just ahead of the lurking Dicko as Wolves ran the game but couldn't break the deadlock.

Then came the inevitable. Brentford opened Wolves up thanks to a piercing flick from Kerschbaumer and Maxime Colin drilled low past a helpless Ikeme into the corner. It was their first shot on target.

Lambert's team reacted well but went into the break 1-0 down, despite having more play, more possession and more shots (10 to Brentford's three) in a first half that was so familiar in terms of a good performance but no end product.

The status quo continued after the break, but Wolves' profligacy reached new heights.

Costa came to life and presented Dicko with the perfect opportunity to score from 12 yards...but he cannoned his shot off the bar and Saville blazed the follow-up over.

Lasse Vibe almost punished Dicko a minute later but sent one just wide, before Saville did the same from the edge of the box with a good right-footed effort.

It just wasn't going in for Wolves, who were throwing everything at Brentford. Cavaleiro replaced Saville and teed Dicko up whose shot was brilliantly blocked and then an Evans piledriver was somehow kept out. It was becoming farcical. Doherty fired a Batth flick-on into the side netting.

Coady sauntered into the area but his shot was blocked - Brentford were blocking everything as the shot count rose to 21-7 in Wolves' favour with 15 minutes to go.

Then came a lull...but it was the calm before the storm.

Finally Wolves reaped what they sowed and produced an astonishing three-minute turnaround.

Marshall crossed for Doherty...1-1. Cavaleiro crossed for Costa...2-1. In the blink of an eye Wolves discovered their ruthlessness, their clinicalness, their decisiveness - and in some style.

They saw out five minutes of stoppage time with ease to record a wonderful - if heart-stopping - victory that few saw coming with no fewer than 85 minutes on the clock.

Key moments

14 - Great chance for Wolves. Weimann's cute pass plays in Edwards but his shot from 15 yards is saved by Bentley.

31 - GOAL - Kerschbaumer's pass releases Maxime Colin and he beats Ikeme with a fierce low drive into the corner.

48 - Wonderful build-up play from Costa who plays a one-two with Edwards then releases Dicko who's in on goal...but smashes against the bar from 12 yards. The ball balloons to Saville and the goal is gaping from a tight angle, but he blazes over.

49 - Vibe curls one inches wide for Brentford via a deflection.

55 - And now Saville, with his right-foot, bends a good effort just past the post from 20 yards.

62 - Somehow Brentford's lead stays intact. Cavaleiro's cross reaches Dicko, his shot is superbly blocked and then Evans' rasper from range is blocked on the line by a defender.

66 - Batth flicks a corner on towards Doherty who fires into the side netting.

86 - GOAL - Marshall's excellent low cross reaches Matt Doherty who has ghosted in at the back stick and slams into the net.

89 - GOAL - Wolves break, Cavaleiro crosses for Costa who sends a right-footed half volley past the keeper.


Brentford (4-3-3): Bentley; Colin, Dean, Egan, Henry ; Woods, Yennaris, Canos; Jota (Clarke, 68), Vibe (Jozefzoon, 61), Kerschbaumer (Sawyers, 80). Subs: Bonham, Hofmann, Barbet, Field.

Goal: Colin (31)

Wolves (4-3-3): Ikeme; Coady, Batth (c), Hause, Doherty; Edwards, Evans, Saville (Cavaleiro, 60); Costa, Dicko (Marshall, 82), Weimann (Gibbs-White, 90). Subs: Lonergan, Stearman, Saiss, Bodvarsson.

Goals: Doherty (86), Costa (89)

Referee: Keith Stroud

Position in the table

18th (42 points from 36 matches)

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Comments for: "Brentford 1 Wolves 2 - Report and pictures"

chris h

GEE THAT'S BETTER. Excellent tweets from Tim Spiers, anyone who is so passionate at reporting on the Wolves, is alright in my book.

London Wolves

100% agreed. he gets way too much stick from the fans. he is "night and day" apart from the last bloke.

i think him and NJ are good lads and genuinely care about WW.


Yeah I like them too... I like the after match videos.

I saw NJ outside SB after Rotherham game.... shorter in real life ;)

London Wolves

strangely not one after last nights match. i like the different ideas these guys are bringing. i am sure they are taken from other clubs journo's, but still all good. like fans opinions, ratings etc etc

personally, i think E&S have very good coverage. big difference from 1-2 years ago and a marked improvement. again i think they get too much stick.. . .


Het chris, you said we were going down?

Wrong again.

chris h

Jake, I said check it out; Cavaliero's return was our best bet, that I feared our lack of goals from the strikers would let us down in the crucial key games and we would end up relegated, but I hoped I was wrong. For God's if you cannot see the lack of a cutting edge for 80 odd minutes was all to real, then you take blind faith to another level. Don't suppose you have ever been wrong, but like I said I hope I am on this.


You say lots of things chris, most of it complete nonsense.

I don't look at the 'cutting edge' I look at who is supplying the ammo.

I am not always right but the big calls are easy - Fosun went about things the wrong way - Butti had to go - Zenga had to go - and we are staying up.

chris h

Jake, You never read my posts then critcising Morgan and Moxey's record at supplying the ammo, nor my posts supporting Jackett at the cutting edge.Re on the pitch you have never offered a rational explanation as to why Bodvarsson should start scoring sufficient goals for us when his previous record at other clubs clearly indicates he is not a natural goalscorer.

Certainly hope you are right,and we stay up.


Nice to get away from the moaners and racists at Molineux, now to drive home.

Thinking of you Karlis x


The pressure applied by so called fans including the nuggets on here over the last few weeks has added to our problems.

But as I said on Saturday evening a draw at Ipswich and a win on Saturday got us unbeaten in two with 4 points and something to build on.

Now we have 7 points from 9, unbeaten in 3 and it all starts to look a lot better.

Forest are now right in the doo doo as I predicted three weeks ago.

Come on you Wolves!

chris h

Just remind us Jake, did you predict Morgan would keep his word and ensure we would stay in the Premier and not just make the numbers up. One assumes you also very perceptively agreed with Moxey that 'we would not do an Albion'. But no one can fault your maths.


Not me chris - I hated Moxey and think Morgan was a fool.


Jake not a fool, a business man who knows how to make money. He just treated us as fools by pretending his heart was in our club. Water under the bridge, hopefully Fosun will fulfil our dreams.



Thinking of you also old chap xx


At least the luck is with us.

Until the changes, it was a poor midfield. Even with our limited resources, we can select better. Hope so for Saturday.

Sir Lupi

At least the luck is with us??I'd hate to experience your bad luck! Been the story of the season not being able to score.

Played great, cor score...Cav made a difference. So pleased for Lambert they eventually hit the back of the net after 86 mins!


Can't see why we didn't hang on to Teixeira for longer. He'd got skill.


If you went to the match you would know - we have Lee Evans.


Listened on WM sounded like they played really well,thought they were going to lose out again.fantastic result.

Sir Billy Quiet

Apologies on a post card to: P.Lambert c/o Wolverhampton Wanderers.



Yes indeed but don't hold your breath.7points from 9 can't be bad.

The Admiral

Not from me - still can't stand him

Chorley Steve

SBQ bit too soon for that. But still excellent win.


chorley, it was a bit too soon for the doom merchants writing us off and the new manager off.


I agree it is a bit too soon. Seven defeats and people start saying the "lambert haters" are wrong after one lucky win and another performance we've seen all season (only difference being we scored twice in the last four minutes after 86 minutes of missing again). We might just scrape survival at this pace, but what we wanted and expected at the start? This is another example of the wrong manager.


At the 'start' of what?

We have had a change of ownership preceded by no investment in the team.

The new owners, in awe of a super agent and thinking they were playing FIFA 2107, decided to bring in half a new squad and none of those new players had any Championship experience. To cap it all they put an idiot in charge.

Lambert comes in to try and salvage something from that train crash of a season and finds himself punished for cup win that lead to the re-arranging of games which left us close to the bottom 3 - albeit with two games in hand. Once we have played the missing rounds look at our position then.

Lambert just needs to keep us up this season - then dismantle this squad and build another - I reckon anyone with a football brain would tell you season 2018-2019 should be a realistic best chance to push on.

And you cast your vote after a few months.





Don't care how we do as long as we stop up, WE then regroup next season and start again.Good result tonight, how often did you see man Utd score late goals. We need to play for 90 minutes all the while. Up The Comics


Two on the trot ! 6pts oh joy ! l cannot believe it they threw everything but the sink , l thought its our destiny, well done UTW

The Bilston Wolf

Well done for a very good second half performance and another 3 points,

now let's see if we can keep this momentum going with another 3 points

at home to Fulham, Blackburn went there and got a 2 - 2 draw so if they

can do that then we can do better !!!

COYW ....


Great result. Good performance. Sack the Manager. (Or some could eat a piece of humble pie, as Lambert got it absolutely right tonight.)


Delighted for everybody. Didn't think we were going to score, all the efforts blocked, hitting the woodwork, but thank goodness it all came good. Please can we have more of this on Saturday guys. Cav and Marshall and Weimann must start and go for it from the off. A bit of breathing space in the league let's build on it. We can sleep well tonight.

March Hare

And about time, a great performance and well deserved

Not Convinced

change the midfield - get rid of the saisse/price combo , and what do you get ? this result and performance is precisely why I have been going on like I have , I feel thoroughly vindicated .

onwards and upwards .

Sir Billy Quiet

Lambert picked the team give him some credit :)

Not Convinced

sir billy - by all accounts this team played much better than the one on saturday , lets hope lambert realises this and does not change it , even if everything does not go according to plan on saturday - on their day as they showed v newcastle fulham are the best footballing team in this league and if they make the playoffs . look out for them (although I watched then get completely outplayed by spurs in the cup ob tv )

Sir Lupi

The reason this team played better is because they were away and not subjected to the negative boo boys at home like you.

The team will tell you that btw.

Black Country Wanderer

You were happy with that midfield then NC?

Saville Evans Edwards?

Sorry my friend I wouldn't give Saville or Edwards room in the team,no matter what the result tonight,nor Price for that matter

Happy with the result and performance, bemused by team selection,i wonder what the reaction would have been had we not finally found our scoring boots?

Yes I know, moan when we win ,moan when we lose lol,sorry but I just don't think Saville and Edwards are justifying selection right now,but what do I know?

The Admiral

Totally agree BCW I wouldn't give Saville or Evans house room, God only knows what Lambert sees in them (I certainly don't). What made that difference was SAVILLE being subbed and Cavaleiro coming on - both he and Marshall have surely got to start on Saturday- don't they?


Did you actually go to the match last night. That was the best performance I have seen from a Wolves midfield, which included both Saville and Edwards, in a very long time. We could easily have been out of sight before Cavaliero came on.

chris h

BCW I have seen the second goal and didn't notice the ball to Cav to set up the winner, but there is a guy below, who may well have been at the match, who says it was Dependable Dave who made the pass. We evidently were on top for most of the game and to achieve that surely our 3 midfielders must have played decently. The problem until the last few minutes was the usual one: our lack of a cutting edge up front . I have seen the Dicko chance for example, when he hit the bar, it was right in the middle of the goal and he should have buried it. As Wolfie USA says, also below, maybe we have found the answer with Cavaliero, Costa, Marsshall and Weimann upfront.


dicko is so desperate as a striker to start scoring again that it is affecting his composure and their is not the control or accuracy. he hit that shot far too hard when a bit of composure he could have passed it in the corner.

one thing that has improved is his heading. from goal kicks and long balls

Black Country Wanderer

Not saying they didn't do ok last night Chris,and yes Edwards won the ball for Cav to cross

I'm saying it doesn't happen often enough,Evans was outstanding, Saville ok and Edwards was much better than of late for sure,but if the same three play Saturday will they perform again? I doubt it,its happened far too much this season

Not Convinced

we had more of the ball than brentford but more importantly we created a stack load of chances and this time we deserved the win - dont knock it .

and remember lambert changes the team every 2 mins so each team has to start from scratch - having said that this team was the one that one at liverpool so there some coordination - eg weimann linking with dicko and costa

after saturday you should be pleased that we played well in london against not the worste champ team and we deserved our hard earned victory - more performances like this and we should be ok touchwood.


BCW you ask "but what do I know"? Obviously not as much as Paul Lambert.


Bilston, we are away at Fulham on Saturday, not at home.


1 nil down went for a piddle washed my hands come back down and nearly peed again.


That's hilarious.


Yes tonight was foreseeable but sadly not by many of our fans who spent Monday talking about replacing PL . Shame on you . Wonder why we can't play at Mol. Lambert is salvaging the Fosun mess . We need a summer sort out but let's get behind the manager and the team as we avoid relegation


Perhaps we can't do it at home because of the negative fans!


Sorry to say Sue but you are exactly right.

Not Convinced

sue - you know the reason we played better tonight ( - and its nothing to do with the long suffering fans having to fork out loads of dosh to watch rubbish football )

Ye Olde South Bank

There's nothing "negative" at Molineux, Sue - surely you must know this? Perhaps, instead, it's due to other, off-field factors that have hindered our progress all season?

From the very first whistle, Wolves get magnificently backed by their fans, especially the South Bank. Just because some folk decide to let rip on here doesn't mean that they necessarily take their 'attitude' with them to the game. Come on, everyone is full of hope at kick-off, that's why they're pumped up and noisy.....unfortunately, it's what happens on the pitch that decides how the fans then react. So, with respect, let's have a bit of proportion, here.

Besides, considering our appalling home record (one of the worst in England), our fans deserve bloody Gold medals for being as patient as they have been, if you ask me. Just saying.


Have to agree with this... bit of a cop out blaming fans for home form. I've missed a couple games this season and we always start well supporting but as you say when things start going down hill on pitch fans get frustrated and vent.

Not many crowds applauded when your team is down 2-0 like we was against Chelsea....

This forum is not a fair representation of fans.


You are joking aren't you?

Saturday was a terrible atmosphere in which to play a 'must win' game.

Stop trying to make yourselves fell better about it.

It was appalling.


Take your point about most fans but the small minority have very loud voices so there is negatively and booing and jeering doesn't help players lacking in confidence.

Ye Olde South Bank

That "terrible atmosphere" might have something to do with Wolves being so atrocious that they made the Millers appear almost competent in comparison. On that basis, no logical person could reasonably expect anything other than stunned silence or vocally expressed dejection, by traumatised fans. However, as you're dissatisfied with the environment that the team played in, feel free to name just ONE set of fans in this country that would respond to such crud with rampant enthusiasm. Before doing so, and for the sake of fairness, I suggest that such 'substitute supporters' be direct replacements for ours. This means that they, not us, will have been exposed to years (if not decades) of the kind of struggle that many Wolfs now take for granted. Think such 'substitutes' would be full of the joys of Spring watching that tripe? If so, then the floor is yours to make a convincing case that Wolves fans are some kind of exception to the norm.

Lambert recently praised Wolves fans for their wonderful backing, pertinently adding that they were entitled to their opinion. His players have given our fans plaudits, too. So, if the boss and his boys are appreciative of the supporter base, then, with respect, it should be good enough for you, Sue, and anyone else that feels they have an issue with our support. Remember, we're dealing with real people here, with real emotions and human reactions. Fans are not robots devoid of human feelings. If you were at Saturday's game and shouted encouragement for ninety, non-stop minutes, feeling no need to let off steam, even for a moment...well, you're a rare fan indeed, and better than most. Probably a robot straight out of Westworld, I'd imagine, but a fan nevertheless.

How some folks habitually, and haphazardly, attribute the blame for our club's consistent failure at the feet of the fans is beyond me. Change the record, folks. It's a convenient cop-out that's used to divert attention from the real sources of problems. It's also often due to some fans feeling more comfortable being stuck in their 'denial mode' because they feel guilt at effectively criticising the 'love of their life'. I can understand that....but it's still irrational. Fans can only be motivated, and respond, to what they see on the pitch, as any psychologist knows. However, these much-maligned 'whingers' are the very same customers that back the club to the hilt when things go well.

As always, yesterday's misfits are suddenly today's heroes. All is somehow forgiven, and the punter's memory is conveniently erased....and all achieved on the back of a single (though precious) victory. You know, I wish real life worked that way ;-)


Ye Olde South bank - sorry but there are plenty of clubs with worse track records than ours who get behind their team in desparate circumstances.

It has been recounted on more than one occasion that Molineux is a place to come and get the home fans to turn - I have read it so many biographies and from people within football.

Having been through the long road since the 70's with this lot I do appreciate the sentiment of your comments but there are moments when you have to just support the team - and Saturday was one of them.

And to prove how short memoried some of us have been just look at the scenes at Anfield a few weeks ago.

Then compare it to Saturday and the comments on this board.

It doesn't look good.

Black Country Wanderer

Must admit I winced when I saw the team sheet,no Saiss no Marshall, still persisting with Saville and Edwards,i expected the worse

To my surprise we actually started to play with some confidence, and totally dominated the game, but as usual could not convert a single chance,and as usual one chance was all it needed for us to go a goal down

Lambert finally grew some and threw Cav on, and belatedly Marshall,and how those two turned the game around

Surely either Cav or Marshall has to go into that number 10 role,Edwards just isn't doing enough there

For once the result matched the performance,another 3 like it and we will be safe, I hope


Like my post this morning old chap, Marshal wing back and Cav on the wing. Plenty of assists and goals from the left side and after all I'm a left peg!!!


At long last !!!!



I take it you haven't heard about the new movie being made it's called




lol yes there's a new one being made it's called CARRY ON DREAMING TOO


Is that all you have to say !! Shame on you .....


I hope you choke on your humble pie you shallow vacuous pillock



Pillock brain,

you really think still that Lambert is the saviour think again,

He is gone in the summer whichever way you look at it

the writing is on the wall for him.


Never said he was the saviour, merely pointed out the facts. Please feel free to re-read. I questioned you on

what's the point of ridiculing him.......he has achieved a massive amount in his career and so deserves the backing of supporters surely, the benefit of the doubt. Why discard a born winner because of frustration with the direction of the club.........if we thought Morgan was bad we ain't seen nothing yet..... read the Economist on Fosun



Another post name change by one of the Dark side triplets or possible ALL THREE...!

Keep trying you don't fool us Wolfies...!


Think again BC.......way off the mark



I will. I think you are a nasty piece of work trying to cause trouble between true Wolves supporters. Just like the Sandwell triplets do...!


True, ok you carry on being a fan

fan (fæn)


1. an admirer of a pop star, film actor, football team, etc

I will carry on SUPPORTING through thick and thin, home and away both financially and emotionally......whatever the weather.

Hope it's sunny there as it's meant to shine on the righteous


Oh my gawd what a shambles, boo, boo, boo, boo boo.

They could not even win today before the last few minutes! What a mess we are in...... Get rid of that hapless manager...... ( Especially as he keeps getting our team to win).

OK, Yeah, only taking the pies of the boo and jeering people who lack any understanding of the game.

I said it in one or other of Lambert's articles that he was playing careful so as not to exhaust the players last Saturday for a much more important game tonight.

We play better against good opposition, pardon me Rotherham.

We play poorly against weak opposition. History and recent games tell us this

I hope that the next time we play poorly that the boo people do the correct thing and applaud Wolves players for playing. Win or lose.

Lets have no more of those F F F Fickle fans. ( My old F1 keyboard is still playing up Karlis)

Thanks for the support Sue and others - it has to be the right way. Ain't it fans?

Excellent result, I only expected a draw.


Right all the way through thick and thin.


Karlis - where are you? Apologies please !!



apologies for what ?

Maybe we should wait until the end of the season and see where we are then

Lambert has still got a hell of a long way to go to get me to change my mind

about him.

Ok so we've won 2 on the bounce Whoopee Doo

1 very lucky win against Rotherham and yes we got a win tonight against Brentford

If he keeps chopping and changing the squad who knows what's going to happen, we

still need to have some continuity in the side but knowing Lambert we'll probably have

an entirely different team against Fulham on Saturday again.


Karlis, you are a disgrace.

You wanted us to lose on Saturday.

You wanted us to lose tonight.

You deride anyone who applies any common sense to our current situation.

And you will still be singing if we lose on Saturday.



like I posted above let's see where we are at the end of the season !

You really think I want my team to lose ? You really are thicker than

a pile of puke !!!!

Lambert is the only problem in the equation and like I posted earlier

whichever way you look at it Lambert's days are numbered......


He calls someone a pile of puke and at the same time suggests they are thick.

Oh Boy.

The Admiral

I'm with you Karlis, 1 swallow does not a summer make. Let's see how the next few games go - but at the moment I'm still firmly in the 'he's a total muppet' camp.


As you were with McGhee, Taylor, McCarthy, ,,,,,,?



Enjoy the moment.


Keeping Villa up (oh how the mighty Midlands giants have fallen since) championship winning manager, champions league winner. Dealing with the dross we have as a squad after the summer squanderings, and what is clearly a mentally brittle squad that cant handle the pressure of two games a week and the intensity of expectation of home games.......some Muppet!

Not my choice as manager but by god am i willing to get behind him and the lads! Thanks for tonight, 4am start well worth it..........See you at the Cottage all you faithfulls.


Hi She.

Where did this Nasty piece of work 1877 suddenly appear from...?

IMO It has a smell of the one or possibly all THREE of the Sandwell triplets. Same childish pathetic name calling abuse.

If they think a name change can fool us intellectual Wolfies they really are dumb.



March 13, 2017 12:50 pm

A very good piece Tim, you got it summed up in a nut shell.

Personally I don't see us getting any points from the next 2 games so it will be as you were,

For this, may be? No? I thought not.....


Karlis our alleged Wolves fan? get a grip young man and take your hands out of your pockets!!!


60years man and boy don't you know


WELL DONE PAUL LAMBERT and the Wolves. Brilliant performance and result. Hopefully shut some of the negative whingers up for a while.

The Admiral

Won't shut me up I'm afraid not yet anyway - still can't stand Lambert and he's got to do a lot more than this to get me back on side after getting us in to the mess in the first place.

Chorley Steve

Waggy yes great result, but Lambert ?? Let's see. imo not convinced.


Absolutely delighted - for everyone. Well done Wolves!


Great 3 points, hard earned just brought ipswich and birmingham and forest into big trouble, need to win next game in hand and keep picking up points.

No time for complacency next match! blackburn ground out a good point tonight down at in form fulham!

The Cavaleiro cross from the Edwards pass, to Costa was absolute quality worth every penny what a goal! 2 great Buys by Fosun. Cav looks lethal at creating!

Sir Lupi

In Lambert I trust.

Well done lads. Well deserved tonight.

Cavaleiro has been missed.


Well, I'll be damned. Looked undeservedly hopeless, but what a turnaround. Fantastic team effort, well done, lads!

The Flying Winger

This was so much better on several fronts and it was a deserved victory, didn't like some of his selections again but tonight they came off, couldn't get my head round Marshall not playing and still don't like his late sub's, keeping faith with Edwards and is Saville a full back or not.

Cav makes a big difference to the forward line and Dicko is looking much better just needs for his opportunities to go in.

What a difference tonight and our game in hand has made, I guess a huge relief tonight around the club and fans alike, same again at Fulham please but a little bit earlier.

Great result and an unexpected one.


Get in!!!!!! Great result, the hard work paid off but we must use our best attacking forwards throughout.

Mr. Lambert, I believe you have just found your best forward line.

Marshall out left, Costa on the right, Caveleiro #10 and Weimann up top.



Totally agree, this attacking line will be enough to keep us up!

Far too defensive against Rotherham, full on attack mode from now on I hope!


Can't do that at home though can we.... imagine the reception if we were not 3:0 up after 10mins!

Bruce, Arouca, Trinidad

At last! Instead of a lot of pre game talk some genuine commitment on the pitch. And instead of throwing it away in the last 5 minutes we overturned it. This team really is better away from home and the run of home games in February was one of the worst things that could have happened. Now can really think that we can stay up and sort things out for next season. And thanks as usual to Tim Spiers and his Twitter feed, somehow he manages to convey the atmosphere whether we are dreadful or marvellous.


I listened to the game on WM radio,and as the Wolves chances came thick and fast and were wasted time after time,I was resigned to the fact that the game could go on for another week,and we would still be 0-1 down..........and then,glory be 2 magic moments in 3 minutes and the 3 points,were in the bag.

When I saw the more attacking team selection before the game started ,I was pleasantly surprised,it did finally pay off,so congrats to PL for being so positive. Lets have more of the same against Fulham on Saturday.COYW


Before we drew at Ipswich, we were dire, and before we played Rotherham, we were according to the experts on these pages heading for relegation.....oh how the fickle suffer..........

7 points from nine........

Why do some people still think they can affect events beyond their control......deluded......"

We move on.....utw

Cookley Wolf

A priceless 3 points which by all accounts the boys fully deserved. Just as pleasing as the win was the 22 shots we managed to muster. We are a far better team when we are on the attack - more of the same please Mr Lambert!

Kenilworth wolf

Massive massive win for Wolves. If we can maintain the moment we'll be fine.

We've got real quality on the wings but our centre midfield and strikers are poor. If we do stay up and fingers crossed we do then we need to buy a new spine, striker, top centre mid (playmaker) and centre half.


Karlis . We have problems through Fosuns crazy buying spree . Just for the record we always play well at Craven Cottage but it will be tough !



I agree with you 100% on your post and as you say "it will be tough" I wait with intrepidation to see how many changes Lambert makes for the trip to Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Jake seems to think I want our team to lose he couldn't be further than the truth with his assumptions, some supporter i'd be if I wanted that. I posted that I didn't think we would get anything from those last two games, against Rotherham we were very lucky as you well know the result could of been so different had they finished off their chances, yesterday we had to sweat it out for 86 minutes albeit we played out of our skins throwing everything at them except the kitchen sink !!

I still think that Lambert is not the one to take us forward, you can not keep blaming the players, it comes down to the manager and the tactics he employs and last night Lambert got it right although the timing of his substitutions still leaves a lot to be desired.

Lambert has 10 games left to change my mind about him but I doubt I will, I wouldn't mind the bloke if he at least chose a settled side but since he's been here we have not had that continuity and that is what concerns me about him.

Ye Olde South Bank

Well done, boys! An amazing comeback, so full credit to the players. It's great to be able to say that after the horror show on Saturday. Mind you, it was hard work listening to tonight's game on Radio WM, with so much possession and missed chances. However, yut you have to admire the lads' determination after unjustly trailing for so long.

Lambert said he'd find out who was up for the battle, and who wasn't. Well, he probably has an even better idea, now. I tell you, atheist or not, if we get something from Fulham, I'll be on Cloud 9 and the first in the queue at St. Peter's church on Sunday morning. Well...erm...possibly.


Just a thought...... sports fans all over the world.... guess what.....? You don't and never will have control over team selections

Roll on Saturday, utw


The best statistics tonight were the NUMBER of shots fired toward Brentfords goal. Glad to see 2 going in

A low percentage going in but we got the 3 points.


I didnt quite know what to make of the starting line-up. After Saturdays line-up the changes seemed to be a halfway house between a defensive starting eleven, and an attacking one. Whatever, you have to give Lambert credtit for getting it right on the night.

Following the most of the game on Twitter, I thought it was going to be another one of those herioc defeats. But all credit to the players and the manager, this was one game where we got what we deserved.

The result alleviates the immediate pressure without making us completely safe, but we only probably need another 6 or 7 points from the remaining 10 games. It's not looking just achievable anymore, but looking far more likely. Bad night for the doomsters.

Not Convinced

albrightondek - you must have a crystal to be able to say how many points precisely we need .


Sounded like a great game on radio, just watched highlights... should have buried some of those chances! Could have easily been 3 - 4 up. Sounded like it just wasn't going to happen for us but then came the winner! 4 points safe and a game in hand. Great having costa, marshal, cav up front... would like to see these start on sat.

Squashed the pack a bit more now, Brum could be in trouble but should be ok....? Think Bristol or burton could take the last place.

Well played tonight wolves. Credit due.


Great result tonight but can't say I'm surprised. On today I forecast the 2-1 win at Brentford and 2-2 draw at Fulham on Saturday. I will be at Craven Cottage hoping my prediction will at least be met. We have been in a false position for a long time and completely out of luck and confidence. We will climb the table to respectability and rebuild in the summer.


Another commited decent performance away from home - funny that



An even stranger comment from a Sandwell supporter. Funny that...!


excellent win. Hopefully will stop some of the negative posts. I know it only one win but let's take one game at a time and get behind the team.


No,no, no, Karlis is right, sack the manager, Costa is a waster he's off to Chelsea, bring in Bruce, we're going down.

Oops, sorry guys I had a touch of bellyache!!

Great win Wolves....


We started great and totally dominated the game but after their first on only really good attacking move we were one nil down. It felt like the birmingham and reading games all over again.

We threw the kitchen sink at them but really poor crosses, and poor finishing cost us. I was beginning to feel it was groundhog day again, but cavaleiro changed the game. He made an immediate impact and put in some great crosses. The 2 goals were totally deserved and really it should have been 3 or 4.

Fans went home delirious. I lost my voice somewhere in Brentford aaaah


I was so proud of The Wolves tonight, playing really well and getting the three points there performance so richly deserved. Can ALL the fans just get behind the team at home please.

What is the matter with these people ? We all need to stick together. Perhaps it's no coincidence that we now have seven away wins, the seventh best in the league, and only four wins at home ?

The majority of Wolves fans are some of the best in the country but some of the people that go to Molineux should find something else to do on matchdays and stop ruining the games for the rest of us.


Well said that person.


Everywhere we go,

People wanna know,

Who we are.............

You tell em Andy35, by your side till the bitter end, through thick and thin.


"How sweet it is"

Sigmund Fried

Love the way so many on here are now saying, 'I told you so' or, 'where are all the doom merchants tonight?' Well it was a good performance and so many played well or at least did what they are paid to do. Take more than this to convince me about PL and his staff but I'll take it for now.


We win and some fans still moan. I'm not a Lambert fan but credit where it's due. Well done everyone tonight, same again on Saturday, please. Too many half empty glasses, come on enjoy.


Hi She..

See we still have infiltrators under the disguise of being a Wolfie.

The language gives them away though. Poor things.