Wolves 2-1 Swansea – Championship

By Soccer Blog | Oct 29, 2008

A brace from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake was enough for Mick McCarthy’s Wolverhampton Wanderers to beat Swansea 2-1 at Molineux on Wednesday night. The result, coupled with 10 man Queens Park Rangers’ astonishing 1-0 win over Birmingham City, ensures that Wolves are back on top of the Championship.

With Richard Stearman turning up late, McCarthy had to play Neill Collins in defence. Michael Mancienne, signed from Chelsea on loan, was on the bench. Ebanks-Blake struck his first with a high quality finish on the stroke of half time, but the goal was cancelled out by Darren Pratley in the 49th minute. However the Swans again fell behind as Blake showed his class three minutes before the hour mark, heading home from a Carlos Edwards cross.

Swansea worked hard, and had quite a bit of the ball, but they did not have the cutting edge in front of goal that Wolves had. Roberto Martinez’s side played well enough for a point at least, and had Ebanks Blake been playing for them rather than Wolves, the scoreline would have been very different.

Mancienne made his Wolves debut as a 81st minute substitute for Edwards.

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