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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 April 2007, 16:27 GMT 17:27 UK
Sunderland 2-1 Wolves
Daryl Murphy
Sunderland moved into second place and within a point of leaders Derby with a relatively comfortable win over Wolves.

Daryl Murphy's opener came out of nothing as he beat two defenders before striking a sweet left-foot volley into the far corner.

Murphy then crossed for Ross Wallace to head in a second at the far post.

Within two minutes Andy Keogh stooped to head one back from Michael McIndoe's cross, but the result was rarely in doubt as Wolves slipped to seventh.

  • Sunderland manager Roy Keane:
    "It was a good result for us and a good performance, plus the weather was nice!

    "Wolves had a right go at us as you would expect, and we had injured players coming back in, so that's another massive plus.

    "It's nice to have over 40,000 and the players certainly appreciate the support we've had.

    "The players keep giving me their all and since Christmas they've been superb. I feel very lucky to be working with them."

  • Wolves boss Mick McCarthy:
    "It's never nice when you lose anywhere but remember who we were playing.

    "Sunderland will take some stopping because Roy has brought in some very good players.

    "Jonny Evans looks a superb player and Nyron Nosworthy was outstanding, although I don't remember him ever wanting to play centre-back for me!

    "But I've enjoyed being back because I've got a lot of happy memories from the place.

    "It was always going to be the toughest task of the weekend for anyone of the top six to eight sides, but I thought we acquitted ourselves well."

    Sunderland: Ward, Simpson (Leadbitter 71), Nosworthy, Evans, Collins, Edwards, Whitehead, Liam Miller, Wallace (Connolly 82), Murphy, John (Elliott 72).
    Subs Not Used: Fulop, Varga.

    Booked: Nosworthy, Whitehead, Liam Miller.

    Goals: Murphy 15, Wallace 63.

    Wolverhampton: Murray (Budtz 72), Little, Breen, Neill Collins, Clapham, Kightly (Bothroyd 62), Olofinjana, Potter, McIndoe, Ward (Craig Davies 82), Keogh.
    Subs Not Used: Craddock, McNamara.

    Booked: Keogh.

    Goals: Keogh 65.

    Att: 40,748.

    Ref: N Swarbrick (Lancashire).


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