Short Match Reflections: Doncaster v Wolves (Video)
Hunty secured a rematch in the FA Cup for Wolves against Doncaster Rovers last night. The game came to a 2-2 draw.
After a fantastic 35 yard shot by Nenad Milijas – probably the most beautiful goal of the season so far – Wolves found themselves one goal down because of two goals in three and a half minutes by Sharp – also a shot from distance – and Hayter just before halftime at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.
But Wolves started the second half very well and had plenty of chances to get level. After an hour Jarvis was dragged down in the area and Hunty placed the ball on the spot and the score became two all after a well taken penalty.
But that was to be all the goals in the game – despite no lack of chances by either sides – especially not by Wolves.
Manager Mick McCarthy says to the Offical Site and the press after the game:
“It was a classic FA Cup tie with a Championship team against a Barclays Premier League team with two different styles of play. It must have been a good game to watch! It ebbed and flowed with some good bits and some bad bits, some bad decisions from all players, all of us and referees alike. We took the lead with a fabulous strike and they equalised with a fabulous strike but I guess both managers will say we could have defended better.”
“It was a great goal by Billy Sharp but poor defending from our part and the second goal was even worse, a comedy of errors. There were a few harsh words about it because we defended badly. In the second half we got the penalty which was a penalty and certainly deserved to have the replay and from the second half performance we should have won it.”
With thirteen minutes left of the game George Elokobi was given a red card after a challenge on Coppinger. McCarthy thinks it was harsh and will very probable appeal. The replay will take place at January the 18th.