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Wolves 2-1 Coventry

Wolves went top of the Championship as they came from behind to beat Coventry with a much-debated winning goal.

Michael Mifsud gave the visitors the lead after just six minutes, firing under Carl Ikeme from close range.

Ikeme kept Wolves in it before Michael Kightly rounded Keiren Westwood to level before the break.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake then scored Wolves' controversial winner when he came back onto the pitch to bundle the ball home after Westwood parried Kightly's shot.


Wolves manager Mick McCarthy:
"Sylvan actually ran off the pitch and you're not offside if you fall off.

"You're not seeking to gain an advantage by staying off the pitch, if that's the rule then he's not offside.

"Maybe we had a bit of good fortune with that. But it is our best win - a tough victory against a tough side."

Coventry boss Chris Coleman:

"The referee says the momentum takes Ebanks-Blake off the pitch, so when he re-enters he is not offside.

"If he is offside then he is offside - end of story. He comes on behind our defender and nods the ball in the back of the net.

"If he comes back onto the pitch then he has surely got to come back on in an onside position. We're disappointed with the decision."


Wolverhampton: Ikeme, Foley, Stearman, Collins, Ward (Shackell 85), Kightly, Henry, Jones, Keogh (David Edwards 81), Ebanks-Blake (Carlos Edwards 81), Iwelumo.
Subs Not Used: Hennessey, Vokes.

Booked: Kightly, Foley, Henry, Iwelumo.

Goals: Kightly 42, Ebanks-Blake 59.

Coventry: Westwood, Osbourne, Ward, Dann, Fox, Mifsud (Morrison 69), Gunnarsson (Beuzelin 69), Doyle, Tabb, Best, Eastwood.
Subs Not Used: Marshall, Hall, Simpson.

Booked: Doyle, Eastwood, Tabb, Fox, Best.

Goals: Mifsud 6.

Att: 25,893

Ref: Steve Bennett (Kent).



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