22 October, 2011

"Irish" Wolves come back from the dead to secure big Premier point; though boss Mick McCarthy understandably frustrated by home fan's abuse:

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Jamie O'Hara celebrates sensational late equaliser
One wonders if Wolves' wobbles & woes were worsened by their fans who were on their teams' back from very early on after a run of five consecutive defeats which Ireland striker Kevin Doyle labelled a "nightmare"            

             England's most Irish club; Wolverhampton Wanderers; came back from 0-2 down with six minutes remaining to secure an unlikely point at home to newly promoted Swansea.
             It was Wolves' first point in six league games and the Swans first point away from home at their fifth attempt.  Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers will wonder how on earth they didn't garner the maximum as they were well on top for all but the last ten minutes of the game.
             Wolves showed early nerves with players such as Karl Henry trying to get on the ball but giving it away far too often.  One wonders if Wolves' wobbles and woes were worsened by their fans who seemed to be on their teams' back from very early on after a run of five consecutive defeats which Ireland striker Kevin Doyle labelled a "nightmare."
Danny Graham gives Swansea lead they didn't look like relinquishing
              Swansea went ahead on 25 minutes with a smart finish from Danny Graham, though Roger Johnson was caught out at the back.  Graham showed good composure to finish with the home defender floundering in his wake.  The visitors went two up some 12 minutes later.  They  invited Wolves to push up before a defence splitting ball found Allen in space and he finished with composure beyond Hennessy.
KEVIN DOYLE's 85th minute goal Wolves hope
              Swansea could have been three up early in the second half with Hennessy making a good block from a one-on-one with Sinclair.  Midway through the second half, Swansea appeared to be well in control.  Wolves' boss Mick McCarthy made substitutions on 70 minutes; bringing on Sam Vokes, Guediorra and Milijas coming on for Ebanks-Blakes, Hammill and Jarvis.  The substitutions led to chants of "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING" from a home 'support' that wasn't helping their team.
MICK McCARTHY: Happy with players and result but not fans
              The game appeared to be petering out entering the last 10 minutes; but Wolves got back into it six minutes from time with Kevin Doyle in the right place at the right time to poke home a rebound from a Vorns save.  Amazingly, Wolves were level 90 seconds later with O'Hara smahing home from 15 yards after being set up by Doyle.  Doyle, quite incredibly, nearly won it for the home side in injury time but at the final whistle, Wolves will be more than happy to earn a point from this game.
"We commited suicide," - Swansea boss Rodgers post game
              After the game; Wolves' main man Mick McCarthy cut a frustrated figure.  Whilst pleased with the eventual outcome of the game, there can be little doubt that Mick wasn't pleased with the boos and insults coming from home fans.  "The substitutions I made were all wrong.  I'm very lucky to get a draw today because everything I did was wrong," - said Mick sarcastically at the end of the game.  After the tremendous success Mick has had in more than five years at the club, he deserved more than what he got from his club's fans today and in recent weeks.
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