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Last Updated: Saturday, 4 October, 2003, 15:59 GMT 16:59 UK
Wolves grab first victory
Colin Cameron
Wolves 1-0 Man City

A second-half header by Colin Cameron earned Wolves their first Premiership win of the season against off-colour Manchester City.

The hosts played the brighter football in a poor game at rain-swept Molineux.

And, having been denied victory by a late Bolton equaliser last week, they were well worth their precious three points.

City, while generally solid at the back, lacked creative spark in the absence of Steve McManaman, who was forced to sit out with an ankle injury.

Even Nicolas Anelka could only look on for long periods in the first half as Wolves played with a confidence that belied their lowly league position.

The impressive Henri Camara came up with a moment of magic on 23 minutes, crossing into the box just ahead of the diving Cameron.

But that was about as close as Wolves came to scoring before the interval.

Their frustrations continued after the break, with Cameron and Nathan Blake forcing smart saves from David Seaman.

When the breakthrough came, Camara was again involved, floating a cross to Cameron, who headed his side's first home goal of the season.

Goalkeeper Michael Oakes was called upon to save the day as City laid siege in search of an equaliser.

But Wolves held firm to send the majority of a record crowd of 29,386 home happy.


Wolverhampton: Oakes, Irwin, Butler, Craddock, Naylor, Cameron, Rae, Ince, Camara (Kachloul 78), Blake, Miller (Newton 89).
Subs Not Used: Murray, Okoronkwo, Sturridge.

Booked: Miller, Rae, Ince.

Man City: Seaman, Jihai, Sommeil, Distin, Tarnat, Wright-Phillips, Bosvelt, Reyna, Sibierski (Sinclair 63), Anelka (Fowler 79), Wanchope.
Subs Not Used: Weaver, Wiekens, Barton.

Booked: Distin, Sinclair.

Attendance: 29,386

Referee: J Winter (Cleveland).





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