Latics and Wolves have met 15 times down the years, all but one of the last seven of these coming in the Premier League.
Latics 6 wins, Wolves 5, draws 4.
A stand out game between the two clubs was the Boxing Day clash in 2010, made famous by the travelling banana men and a goal apiece for Hugo Rodallega and Tom Cleverley to give us a 2-1 victory. Latics didn’t have to wait long in the game to take the lead, on nine minutes a second corner in quick succession was headed out to the edge of the box, James McArthur put the ball back in, Gary Caldwell flicked his heal at the ball looping it up and onto the edge of the six yard box where Hugo Rodallega was waiting.
The Colombian hit man swivelled smartly and fired across Hennessey into the bottom far corner, a great poachers goal and the Latics were in the ascendancy.
On 20 minutes Rodallega picked up the ball from a throw-in just outside the 18 yard box, he slipped a wonderful through pass into the path of the oncoming Tom Cleverley who hit a side-footed shot first time under the body of Hennessey, 2-0 Latics in control.
Wolves scored a consolation late on but the banana men were dancing in the stands.
Also who can forget the wonderful double that Emmerson Boyce scored the last time the two clubs met at the DW Stadium on the 13th May 2012, Latics ran out 3-2 winners in a highly entertaining game, Wolves had taken the lead through Matt Jarvis on 8 minutes, the then manager Roberto Martinez asked that the Latics gave a round of applause to signify our achievement of sustaining Premier League football for eight season, as this was going on Jarvis smacked in a cracking goal and the supporters just carried on applauding in the May sunshine.
Last Six Meetings
04 Oct 2014 – Championship – Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Latics 2
13 May 2012 – Premier League – Latics 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
06 Nov 2011 – Premier League – Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 Latics 1
26 Dec 2010 – Premier League – Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Latics 2
02 Oct 2010 – Premier League – Latics 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
16 Jan 2010 – Premier League – Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Latics 2
Last Time Out
Wolves 2 Latics 2
Goal scorers: Wolves – Edwards 30, Sako 64 mins
Latics – Perch 32, Fortune 45 mins
Referee – Andy Davies
Attendance – 21,228
Wolves – Ikeme; Doherty, Batth (c), Stearman, Golbourne; McDonald, Rowe, van La Parra (Henry 60), Edwards, Sako; Dicko (Sagbo 90+1)
Unused subs – McCarey, Ebanks-Landell, Saville, Clarke, Jacobs
Latics – Carson, Taylor, Ramis, Maloney, McClean (McManaman 84), Huws, Cowie, Perch (c), Barnett, Fortune (Delort 74), Kvist (Forshaw 57)
Unused subs – Al Habsi, Tavernier, Riera, Kiernan
Check out the latest PWU Podcast
Optimism is high following our first home victory in eight months, well why wouldn’t it be.
Tim Chow is the main man following his goalscoring exploits against Brighton, wait a minute, Chow Main, now then!
Gary Caldwell proved to be a tactical genius with a subtle switch on the hour mark and we won the game, we just can’t stop talking about the Brighton game!
We have a look at how the remaining games may pan out, it’s going to be tough, but with a break or two, well we can do it.
We finish off with a preview of the Wolves game, hopefully Mr Dicko will remember that he can’t score at the DW.
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