Wolves 2-1 Cambridge United

23 Aug

Helder Costa


Helder Costa scored one and made one for Wolves on his first start

Wolves extended their unbeaten run under new manager Walter Zenga to six games with victory over Cambridge in the second round of the EFL Cup.

Helder Costa marked his first start with the opener, and set up Jed Wallace for Wolves’ second seven minutes later.

Medy Elito replied for League Two’s bottom side, who also had chances through Luke Berry and Ben Williamson.

James Henry had a penalty saved by Cambridge goalkeeper Will Norris just before the hour.

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Cambridge United 1.

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Cambridge United 1.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Gosling.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Will Norris.

Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Joe Pigott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

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

Foul by Blair Adams (Cambridge United).

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jake Gosling replaces Max Clark.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Hélder Costa.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Will Norris.

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Substitution, Cambridge United. Joe Pigott replaces Medy Elito.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Edwards replaces Prince Oniangué.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces João Teixeira.

Penalty saved! James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Blair Adams (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Blair Adams (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

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