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Woves 2 - QPR 0

Molineux

28/04/07 15:01

Attendance: 24,931

One Foot In The Game

Wolverhampton Wanderers unlikely assault on The Premiership continued on Saturday as Mick McCarthy's men beat off the challenge of QPR to put themselves 90 minutes away from a play off spot.

Second half goals from Andy Keogh and Michael Kightly finished off a spirited Hoops side who arrived at Molineux with no intention of being rolled over.

A scrappy first half saw Wolves squander the best of the chances, and not for the first time, had Matt Murray to thank for Wanderers going into the break with a clean sheet when he smothered a Jimmy Smith effort on teh dying moments of the half.

Moments into the second half Murray showed once again why he is the divisions finest when he edged another Smith effort onto the bar as Wolves rode their luck and nerves started to jangle.

But whatever Mick McCarthy had said at half time seemed to kick in following that narrow escape, and a series of near misses culminated in Wolves deservedly taking the lead on 56 minutes.

Michael McIndoe crossed the ball deep to the far post where a waiting Andy Keogh sent his powerful header goal ward.

The impressive Jake Cole managed to claw the ball out but only straight back to Keogh who slammed the ball home from an acute angle for his first Molineux goal.

It was only further heroics from Cole that kept Wolves from extending their lead, first denying Keogh and then Michael Kightly, but there was little he good do to keep out Wolves second on 64 minutes.

A beautifully weighted Jay Bothroyd pass, curled in from the left with precison fizzed into the QPR penalty area to the feet of the on rushing Kightly who stabbed the ball past the helpless Cole and set up a grandstand end to Wolves season.

Shortly before the end, Cole once again dived to deny substitute Stephen Ward, but by then Wanderers were home, high and dry.

Star Player

Jay Bothroyd.

Outstanding during the second half, but please Jay, can we see it for a full 90 minutes?

Mick McCarthy:

'Whatever the outcome next Sunday no one can have recriminations against me or the players because we didn't work hard and do all that we could.

Andy Keogh:

'We're happy with where we are and can go into the final day of the season all guns blazing to try and get into the play-offs.'




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The Journalist

Writer: Stuart Smith Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 30 2007

Time: 6:58PM

 

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