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Wolverhampton v Leeds


Molineux
Sunday, 28 December
Kick-off: 1500 GMT
Referee:

Andy D'Urso (Billericay)


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Wolves are waiting on the fitness of defender Denis Irwin, who is suffering from a hamstring strain.

Nathan Blake and Alex Rae have been ruled out through a calf injury and a suspension respectively.

Leeds could be without captain Dominic Matteo after he suffered a thigh strain in Friday's draw with Aston Villa.

David Batty is ruled out through suspension so Stephen McPhail is likely to come in.


Wolves (from): Oakes, Butler, Craddock, Naylor, Luzhny, Irwin, Newton, Andrews, Gudjonsson, Ince, Iversen, Camara, Kachloul, Kennedy, Miller, Cameron, Sturridge, Silas, Okoronkwo, Marshall.

Leeds (from): Robinson, Kelly, Harte, Matteo, Morris, Camara, Barmby, Bridges, Viduka, Pennant, Chapuis, Johnson, Duberry, Bakke, Olembe, McPhail, Lennon, Milner, Sakho, Kilgallon, Richardson, Carson.

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Meeting of two bottom-table clubs.Our form has been good lately and 3 pts are expected from this match, but it ain't gonna be easy as Wolves has certainly much to prove too.
 

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Yeah, 3 points can only be acceptable in this game. If we want to show that we are in the wrong place on the table we need to really trounce those below us... 3-0 win...
 

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1-1 after first 30 minutes.Duberry gave us the lead on 3 minute with header from corner, but Smith scored an unlucky own goal on 18' trying to intercept a corner kick.
 

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Wolves took the lead in the start of 2nd half as Iversen sent a header past Robinson after some poor defending.And Matteo got sent off on 76th minute.There's about 5 more minutes to play, but even a single point from this match seems unlikely now:(
 

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Wolves 3-1 Leeds

Two goals from Steffen Iversen helped Wolves come from behind to secure a vital win against relegation rivals Leeds at Molineux.
Michael Duberry put Leeds in front with a header after three minutes, but the home side equalised through an own goal from Leeds striker Alan Smith.

Iverson headed Wolves in front three minutes into the second half.

Leeds skipper Dominic Matteo was sent off for a second bookable offence and Iversen wrapped things up late on.

Leeds went into the game on the back of five games without defeat and looking to move out of the relegation zone.

They got off to a great start as Duberry rose unchallenged to meet an Ian Harte corner and head home from close range after less than three minutes.

It was the defender's second goal in four games and only his third since joining the club over four years ago.

It was a familiar sight for the Wolves defence who had conceded 16 goals in the previous four games

But Dave Jones' side produced the sort of response that suggests their battle against relegation is not without hope.

Shaun Newton went close with a half volley that was just over the crossbar before they were handed an equaliser on a plate.

KEY MOMENTS
3 mins: Duberry heads Leeds into an early lead
18 mins: Wolves are back on level terms when Smith slices past his own keeper
47 mins: Iversen's header gives Wolves the lead
76 mins: Matteo is sent off for a second bookable offence
90 mins: Iversen scores his second to secure the win
Henri Camara mis-hit a corner to the near post and Smith sliced his attempted clearance over the head of Paul Robinson and in off the far post.

Smith tried to make amends in the 23rd minute, taking on and beating Oleg Luzhny and Colin Cameron.

But with Mark Viduka and Jermaine Pennant waiting for the pull-back, the 23-year-old tried a shot to the near post which Michael Oakes had covered.

Duberry was booked for a stupid push in the chest on Miller following a verbal exchange between the two.

Matteo quickly joined Duberry in referee Andy D'Urso's notebook for a late tackle on Wolves skipper Paul Ince as festive spirit was in short supply.

Wolves went close when Camara's goal-bound drive from 20 yards out struck the legs of Duberry and Robinson was fortunate to see the ball loop just over the bar.

The home side went into the lead two minutes after the interval when Newton's right-wing cross found the head of the recalled Iversen to beat Robinson for his third of the season.

Miller was denied a third for Wolves by a good save from Robinson to keep out his header.

Leeds' hopes of rescuing a point were dented when Matteo was shown a second yellow for a late challenge on Lee Naylor.

Iversen secured the win in the final minute when he got his second from close range after Camara's shot had come back off the post.



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Wolves: Oakes, Luzhny, Craddock, Butler, Naylor, Newton, Ince, Cameron, Camara, Miller, Iversen. Subs: Marshall, Silas, Gudjonsson, Clyde, Kachloul.

Leeds: Robinson, Kelly, Kilgallon, Duberry, Harte, Pennant, McPhail, Smith, Matteo, Bakke, Viduka. Subs: Carson, Sakho, Johnson, Richardson, Milner.

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Eddie Gray's thoughts after Wolves defeat:

Gray fears Leeds drop

Gray admits to relegation fears
Leeds caretaker manager Eddie Gray insisted his side are not too good to drop out of the Premiership as they crashed to defeat at Wolves.
Wolves closed the gap on Leeds with a 3-1 win at Molineux to keep their own survival hopes alive.

And it left Gray concerned about Leeds' Premiership future after a recent resurgence.



He said: "I don't agree with the assumption that we are too good to go down.

"Our position in the league says it all. I'm not happy with the performance. I felt Wolves deserved to win the game.

"Overall we never passed the ball well, and although I think the boys are working really hard that is something you have to do if you want to stay up.

"But I would like to think this is just a setback. I hope the players feel like that because that's how I feel.

"We've got to have the belief to win games and try to climb the table, but every game we play is going to be a battle.

"The players are obviously disappointed with their performance, but that's pleasing for me because that tells me they know they didn't perform as they are capable of performing."

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I think it's something that we are all thinking... I know that I'm trying to keep it at the back of my head for the time being...
 
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