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Home misery over for Wolves with win at Molineux

first_imgWolves winger James Henry earned his side their first Molineux win in seven games with a 1-0 win against Reading.Their previous success at home had been back on 3 October when they beat Huddersfield 3-0.And while Wolves celebrated a long overdue win in front of their own fans, defeat for Reading extended their poor form on the road.They have now lost their last six away games and are on a run of five defeats in six games.Reading, who had early claims for a penalty waved away when Hal Robson-Kanu’s cross looked to hit the arm of Dominic Iorfa, should have made some consistent pressure pay off only to be denied by frantic defending and poor finishing.In the space of a few seconds in the 12th minute, Matej Vydra saw his shot blocked by Ethan Ebanks-Landell before Garath McCleary’s follow-up was cleared off the line by Conor Coady.McCleary then shot wide when well placed and Wolves took full advantage of their good fortune to break the deadlock through Henry.After McCleary was booked for bringing down Iorfa on the right hand side of the Reading area, Jordan Graham floated over a cross that Henry rose to head home from close range.Wolves sought to build on their advantage and only a last-ditch challenge from Stephen Quinn denying Benik Afobe as he zeroed in on goal in the 28th minute.A minute later Afobe deflected Henry’s cross onto the post with goalkeeper Jonathan Bond beaten.Having survived that storm, Reading made a late push at the end of the first half to find an equaliser, but Iorfa and skipper Danny Batth denied Robson-Kanu.Reading’s frustration continued at the start of the second half when the impressive Oliver Norwood let fly from 30 yards with his drive hitting the post.Ikeme then saved from Vydra before Robson-Kanu headed Nick Blackman’s corner over the bar as Reading enjoyed another spell of pressure.Wolves’ goal continued to live a charmed life.In the 71st minute Jordan Graham misplaced his clearance and Ikeme should have comfortably saved Blackman’s 20-yard drive, but the ball spun out of his hands and the Nigeria international was relieved to see it drop just beyond his near post.Wolves were penned in their own half for long spells, but had a chance to ease their nerves two minutes from time only for Afobe to blaze wildly over the bar from the edge of the area. 1 Wolves won their first game at Molineux since October last_img

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