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Wolves 1-0 Doncaster

Wolves celebrate
Champions Wolves celebrated the Championship title after the final whistle

By Steve Marshall at Molineux

Richard Stearman headed an injury-time winner as champions Wolves ended their campaign with victory over Doncaster.

Stearman nodded in Stephen Ward's 92nd-minute cross to put the gloss on the Molineux promotion party.

Chances had otherwise been at a premium in a tame contest, with Kevin Foley going the closest for Wolves when his first-half shot hit the post.

Doncaster's best openings both fell to James Hayter but he was denied by Jody Craddock and Wayne Hennessey.


Wolves manager Mick McCarthy:
"I almost apologised on Friday for how we were going to be.

"We were lifeless compared with how we have been.

"But it was a fabulous day - and congratulations to Alex (McLeish) and Birmingham as well. To go to Reading and win like that is excellent."

Doncaster Rovers manager Sean O'Driscoll:
"I thought we were the better team and dominated play.

"We did what we wanted to do but we have to score goals to win games.

"We started really well, handled the occasion and, on another day, might have made 20,000-odd Wolves fans unhappy with the way we kept their team quiet. I think we should have come off with the game won."


Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Craddock, Berra, Stephen Ward, Foley, Henry, Edwards (Elokobi 85), Jarvis (Vokes 61), Ebanks-Blake (Hemmings 65), Keogh.
Subs Not Used: Collins, Hill.

Goals: Stearman 90.

Doncaster: Sullivan, Chambers, Van Nieuwstadt, Roberts (Greer 80), Hird, Spicer, Wellens, Martin Woods, Shiels (Fairhurst 69), LuaLua (Guy 65), Hayter.
Subs Not Used: Gary Woods, Clarke.

Att: 28,252

Ref: Richard Beeby (Northamptonshire)



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Championship photos
03 May 09 |  Championship
Ups and downs
03 May 09 |  Football


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