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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 December, 2004, 22:10 GMT
Wolves 1-2 Millwall
Wolves chairman Rick Haywood introduced Glenn Hoddle to the fans before the match
Hoddle was introduced to the crowd before the match began
New Wolves manager Glenn Hoddle watched from the directors' box as his new team slumped to defeat against Millwall.

Stuart Gray took charge of the team at Molineux, only to see West Brom old boys Scott Dobie and Danny Dichio net the Lions' goals.

Dobie's first for Millwall came after nine minutes, but Wolves equalised with Kevin Cooper's 57th-minute penalty.

But Dichio sealed the win on 72 minutes, sidefooting home from Barry Hayles' left-wing cross.

  • Wolves assistant manager Stuart Gray
    "After we scored the penalty, I honestly thought we'd go on to win but we were too direct.

    "I'm not a psychologist but I think there were one or two players out there trying too hard to impress instead of being in a more relaxed mode and playing their natural game.

    "The most disappointing thing is I've been telling Glenn how well we've been playing lately and then he sees a performance like that."

  • Millwall player-manager Dennis Wise
    "All the publicity surrounding Glenn's appointment at Wolves didn't enter into our preparations at all.

    "We have no control about what happens elsewhere but to be honest, when your opponents appoint a new manager just before the game you expect to be in for a hard time.

    "But our lads played extremely well and I thought they deserved their victory. What tonight's game will do is give Glenn an insight into one or two of the players he's got and I'm sure he'll go on to do a fantastic job for Wolves.


    Wolverhampton: Oakes, Clyde, Lescott, Craddock, Kennedy, Cooper (Miller 90), Cameron, Andrews (Seol 75), Olofinjana, Cort, Sturridge (Clarke 68). Subs Not Used: Murray, Naylor.

    Booked: Sturridge, Olofinjana.

    Goals: Cooper 57 pen.

    Millwall: Marshall, Dunne, Phillips, Ward, Livermore, Dobie, Elliott, Morris, Sweeney, Dichio (Serioux 88), Hayles (Lawrence 90). Subs Not Used: Stack, Simpson, McCammon.

    Booked: Marshall, Elliott.

    Goals: Dobie 9, Dichio 72.

    Att: 24,748

    Ref: T Kettle (Berkshire).





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