Another good result for both Wolves and PSV - with no goals conceded! Also a good result for VVV...
Wolves beat Fulham 2-0 yesterday and we went top of the table for two hours, until Manchester City beat Bolton to re-claim top spot. We remain in 2nd place though, with maximum points.
Like the first match against Blackburn, we played really well against Fulham and thoroughly deserved the win. We had 20 shots on goal and Fulham only really had two good chances. Kevin Doyle scored the first after 43 minutes then Matt Jarvis added a second goal 2 minutes later, slotting home the rebound after Roger Johnson had hit the post.
We are all very happy with the start Wolves have made to the season. Roger Johnson has made a big difference to the defence, Jamie O'Hara looks better after a full preseason, Stephen Hunt is like a new signing as he spent most of last season injured and finally we can see Kevin Doyle and Steven Fletcher playing together up front. The next two league matches are tougher though - first Aston Villa away on Saturday (live on TV in the UK, 12.05 kick off) then Tottenham Hotspur at home on 10th September after the international break.
Wolves team was unchanged from last week: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis (Kightly 90),Henry,O'Hara,Hunt (Foley 84),Doyle,Fletcher (Elokobi 90).Subs Not Used: De Vries, Ebanks-Blake,Hammill,Milijas.
Match report and photographs are here:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2028468/Wolves-2-Fulham-0-Quick-double-maintains-hosts-perfect-start-season.html
Goals are here:http://www.101greatgoals.com/videodisplay/wolves-fulham-15303206/
This was the first home match with the Stan Cullis stand closed, so the attendance was smaller than usual - 22,657 (sell out for Wolves fans). All season ticket holders in the Stan Cullis stand were instead sat in the other stands. There are some new pictures here of the inside of the redeveloped stand:http://www.wolves.co.uk/page/Gallery/0,,10307~2428157,00.html
We are still expecting most season ticket holders to move back into the new stand in September. The upper tier will not be open until next season.
There was a nice tribute before the match to Frank Munro, a former Wolves player who died last week, aged 63. Frank played 371 times for Wolves and was one of the cornerstones of Wolves' successful team of the early 1970's. He helped Wolves win the League Cup in 1974 and reach the UEFA Cup Final in 1972.
Wolves next match is on Tuesday night - away to Northampton Town in the 2nd round of the Carling Cup (League Cup). Northampton are currently 17th in League Two but they have a good record against top teams in recent seasons. It will be a mostly reserve Wolves team, but it should still be strong enough to win. Our record in this competition is poor though, I would not be surprised if Northampton knocked us out!