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Final Score: Albion 2 Wolves 0

4 May 2013

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Final Score: Albion 2 Wolves 0


FT: LuaLua's first-half brace enough to see Albion into the play-offs off the back of a win.

88: Final change for the Seagulls; Barker on for Vicente.

81: Vicente makes a teasing run at the Wolves defence but the final shot fades the wrong side of the Wolves goal.

79: Poyet makes his second change; Hammond on for Painter.

72: Final change for Wolves; Ward on for Elokobi.

71: Poyet makes his first change as two-goal LuaLua is replaced by El-Abd.

68: David picks out Ulloa with a vicious free-kick from the right but the Argentine heads over the crossbar from six yards.

64: The ball breaks to Doyle on the edge of the box and Kuszczak parries his shot before clawing the ball to safety.

62: Saunders makes his second change; Sigurdarson on for Doherty.

55: O'Hara delivers a teasing free-kick from the right which Doherty meets with a downwards header; the ball bounces over the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.

46: Second half underway and Wolves have introduced Hunt at the expense on Sako.

HT: A LuaLua brace gives Albion a two-goal cushion at the break; his first was a trademark shot from distance and then he skipped past Johnson before slotting the ball under De Vries. 

39: GOAL! LuaLua doubles the lead. He runs at Johnson on the edge of the Wolves box, goes past him on the outside and slides the ball under De Vries with his left foot.

16: Sako takes an in-swinging corner from the right which almost catches out Kuszczak; the Polish stopper beats the ball away from his line at his near post and Albion defenders sweep up the danger.

05: GOAL! Albion take the lead through LuaLua. The Albion winger cuts in off the left and fires the ball into the bottom right corner, giving De Vries no chance.

03: Doumbia with an early effort as his 20-yard half-volley bounces off the outside of Kuszczak's post for a goal kick.

01: Match underway here at the Amex, with Albion attacking the south end during the first half.


Albion boss Gus Poyet makes four changes to the side that won in Leeds last weekend as Vicente returns to the starting line-up.

The former Spanish international starts for the first time since 2nd April, as Andrea Orlandi makes way.

Elsewhere, Liam Bridcutt - who was rested at Elland Road - returns at the expense of Dean Hammond, while Kazenga LuaLua starts in place of Will Buckley and Andrew Crofts replaces the injured Bruno; David Lopez drops to right-back.

Inigo Calderon misses out as he serves a one-match suspension.

Wolves boss Dean Saunders makes four changes to the side that lost to Burnley last weekend as his side look to maintain their Championship status.

Winger Bakary Sako - who has been suffering with a hamstring injury - makes a surprise return to the side at the expense of Stephen Hunt, while Jamie O'Hara returns from suspension, replacing Bjorn Sigurdarson.

Nouha Dicko replaces Stephen Ward in attack and George Elokobi is preferred to Tongo Doumbia in defence.


Albion: (4-3-3) Kuszczak; David, Upson, Greer, Painter (Hammond 79); Bridcutt, Crofts, Vicente (Barker 88); Barnes, Ulloa, LuaLua (El-Abd 71). Subs: Ankergren (GK), Dicker, Orlandi, Buckley.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: (4-4-2) De Vries; Doherty (Sigurdarson 62), Gorkss, Johnson, Elokobi (Ward 72); Doumbia, Henry, O'Hara, Sako (Hunt 46); Dicko, Doyle. Subs: McCarey (GK), McAlinden, Batth, Robinson.

Referee: Simon Hooper

Attendance: 30,003 (1,994 Wolverhampton Wanderers)


Yellow cards: Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

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