Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Reading

13 Aug

Joe Mason


Joe Mason has scored four goals for Wolves since joining the club from Cardiff City in January

Walter Zenga’s Wolves made it three games unbeaten this season as they comfortably beat Reading at Molineux.

The hosts almost took an early lead when Joao Teixeira teed up Joe Mason but he was denied by the hands of goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.

Matt Doherty put the hosts ahead before the break when he hammered a fierce shot in from 12 yards out.

Mason headed home from a George Saville corner to double Wolves’ lead as Reading failed to make an impact.

The result means Wolves move up to fifth in the table, following their opening day 2-2 draw against Rotherham. They also beat Crawley 2-1 in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Reading, who slip seven places to 15th, struggled to counter Wolves’ attacking threat, recording just one shot on target in the entire match.

Mason, who joined Wolves from Cardiff City in January, scored his second goal in his Past five competitive games for the club as they dominated much of the game.

Victory for Wolves means they have won their past two games against Reading, having lost four and drawn three in their past seven games beforehand.

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Reading 0.

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Reading 0.

Yakou Meite (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Yann Kermorgant (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry tries a through ball, but Jed Wallace is caught offside.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Reading).

Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Price with a cross.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces George Saville.

Jordan Obita (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading).

Jed Wallace (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Yakou Meite (Reading).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Evans with a headed pass.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Joe Mason.

Attempt missed. Yakou Meite (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Danny Williams.

Yann Kermorgant (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Paul McShane (Reading).

Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Jordan Obita (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yakou Meite (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Joey van den Berg (Reading).

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Reading. Deniss Rakels replaces John Swift.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Reading).

Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading).

Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Reading. Callum Harriott replaces Garath McCleary.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jed Wallace replaces João Teixeira.

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