Wolves came from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers in an entertaining game at Ewood Park.
Goals from Stephen Fletcher and Ward cancelled out Mauro Formica’s strike to give Mick McCarthy some opening day joy and inadvertently put increasing pressing on Rovers boss Steve Kean.
Rovers started the game confidently and had already tested Wayne Hennessey a couple of times before Mauro Formica gave the home side the lead.
They say a football team is at their most vulnerable when they score and Wolves certainly took advantage with a quick-fire equaliser that brought the visitors to life in the game and put the hosts on the back foot who had Paul Robinson to thank for keeping it down to 1-1 at half time.
Wolves came out in the second half in much the same vain and Matt Jarvis forced Salgado into giving away a penalty. The spot kick was saved by Robinson but the clearance fell straight to the feet of Ward who rifled in a volley.
Blackburn Rovers certainly improved in the last quarter of the game and despite all their huff and puff and endeavour failed to make the breakthrough giving the three points to Mick McCarthy’s men. Not the start Steve Kean would have wanted, but there is still time in the transfer window to reinforce his squad and get them set-up for the season ahead.
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