Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1 Charlton Athletic

Match info: Championship at Molineux Stadium

Date: 27/10/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: C Pawson Att: 22,198

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Bakary Sako 12



Lawrie Wilson 58

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: October 27 2012, 19:55 BST

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken accused his players of letting the pressure get to them after they squandered a winning opportunity at Molineux in the 1-1 npower Championship draw with Charlton.

Stale Solbakken: Unhappy with performance against Charlton
Stale Solbakken: Unhappy with performance against Charlton

The hosts made the perfect start when Bakary Sako gave them a 12th-minute lead, but Lawrie Wilson earned Charlton a share of the spoils with a 58th-minute equaliser.

It is the fourth time this season - and the second successive game - that Wolves have taken the lead at Molineux and failed to win.

That has cost them nine points, and Solbakken said: "We played poorly, it was a very untidy second half from both sides.

"We don't want to play like this, we want to control the game much better but we were not able to do that.

"When Charlton scored we got stressed. Instead of trying to raise the tempo we looked stressed.

"In the first half I didn't think we played at our best either but we moved the ball much faster and created more chances.

"We probably should have taken advantage in the first half, but we got a very good goal from a good build up.

"I think we had good movement in that period and we looked for the second goal. We talked about it at half-time but it's one thing talking and another thing doing it."

It was a welcome point for Charlton, who had lost five of their previous nine league games.

They could even have won it in the last minute when Rob Hulse headed just wide and manager Chris Powell was proud to see the character his side showed.

He said: "I have got to say Wolves were very good in the first period and we needed half-time.

"But I felt we were a lot better and sharper and there was more tempo to our play in the second period and we deservedly got the goal.

"Then we had the match-winning header and I was expecting the ball to be in the back of the net.

"But Rob was excellent. He was very selfless. It is a lonely role playing up front on your own at times.

"Sadly he just couldn't the goal that would have given us the three points.

"But we are new to the league and when you go to Leeds United and get a point that maybe you should have turned into three, and then do the same at Wolves, you kind of think it is going against you.

"But that is where we have to learn quickly about being clinical when those chances come.

"But I have got to be pleased with the character and they way that they turned it around in the second period because Wolves were the better team in the first half.

"Feeling disappointed at not getting three points at a side who were in the Premier League last season when we were in League One shows that we are moving in the right direction."

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