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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