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Our turn for some luck

Our turn for some luck

Wolverhampton Wanderers climbed into the top eight in the Championship last night as the side secured their first away win under Ståle Solbakken.

A 2-0 win away from home at Ipswich is a decent result in many peoples eyes, although even the boss acknowledged that we needed a bit of luck to get there.

The Wolves break through came from a cross from Bakary Sako down the left flank, but rather than finding a Wolves player at the back post, he found Tommy Smith who defended like all strikers tend to do, he miss controlled it and kind of chested it past his own goalkeeper.

Tongo Doumbia showed a lot more class with his control and shot from outside the box that beat the keeper and secured the win.

It might not have been pretty, but it was a win and a first away win under the new gaffer.

'We were pleased to win our first away match of the season. It was hard work and could have gone either way.' Solbakken told the BBC.

He added: 'In the first half both teams were very organised. There were few chances and it was hard for both sides to open each other up.

'In the second half there were a lot more chances, though.

'The Ipswich defender [Smith] was very unlucky [with the own goal] but we haven't had much luck so far so maybe it was our turn.'

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Writer:Akela
Date:Thursday September 20 2012
Time: 12:00PM

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Not a great performance in a game that was very patchy throughout. Still, the 3 points are very welcome indeed. Oh and a clean sheet. I can't even remember when we last had one of those! Progress? Perhaps. Certainly the team is nowhere near the standard it'd need to be compete in the PL. I do like Stale though. He seems to know what he's doing. Hopefully come the end of Jan we'll have seen off those that wish to leave and have a few more fresh faces about the place. UTW!!
BIG TASTY
20/09/2012 16:57:00
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Was Sako tracking back this time? that was the only criticism people seemed to be having about him at the Leicester match.
Patrickdoran
21/09/2012 11:15:00
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We do deserve a slice of luck but we cannot bank on it. We are making progress in the right direction but we do need to tighten up our play. If Ipswich's forwards had not been so abysmal, we could have lost by several goals. I suspect we are going to see a lot more 'white-knuckle' rides before the team gels and the weaknesses are squeezed out. But, I am optimistic.
Southbank60
21/09/2012 13:19:00
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I am satisfied with the progress being shown. Areas that need attention are being given it. A plan is in place, the style is moving towards a continental compact or 'closed' one, hoofing the ball has been abolished. I am confident that we shall not get the 'bad day at the office' reaction again; shortcomings will admitted to and sought to be resolved. This is what I get. Is hoping for a play-off place too optimistic? STS will concentrate on the progress, we fans harbour expectations.
lovesW
21/09/2012 16:24:00
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I agree, lovesW. In the MM era I used to marvel at the nonsensical statements that management and (presumably under duress) the players came out with after each poor performance. Their delusional comments infuriated me and partially explains why I was so critical of MM (that, and his inability to come to terms with the modern game). Under SS it's different and, apart from it being a refreshing change, it's likely to gain him more support from the fans. It's not going to be easy but because of his honesty we are more likely to trust his judgements. And, under his guidance we can already see incremental improvement
Southbank60
21/09/2012 17:47:00
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Southbank was you there ? because although Ipswich missed 2 or 3 good chances we had countless good positions going forward and messed them up , on another day if we picked the right pass we could have had a hatfull , oh n Doyle hit the post n Sako stung the fingers aswell as the two goals , so instead of saying oh if Ipswich had done this n that they would have won , whynot say if Wolves would have chosen better decisions it could have been double figures because thats what I felt !
Will the Wanderer
23/09/2012 10:41:00
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Will the Wanderer: thanks for your eye-witness assessment of the match. You confirm the prevailing view that we dominated the match ... which is a bit worrying if we can only kill the game off in the 83rd. minute. Even so, I also think that our forwards will come good soon. It's great to see a revitalized Doyle and I was also pleased for Siggy. It was a well-taken goal and now that he has broken his duck, he will regularly feature on the score-sheet. How did he compare with SEB? When I saw a rerun of SEB's penalty in the evening I knew the outcome. However, how long will it be before goalies stand up to him, knowing that he smashes the ball down the middle? I'll be at Molineux on Saturday and would be at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday were it not my wife's birthday.
Southbank60
23/09/2012 12:55:00
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