Jul 14, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
ShamrockShamrock Rovers
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
Millar (9')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Clarke (24'), McAlinden (28'), Dicko (69'), Sako (90' pen.)

Result: Wolverhampton Wanderers ease to win over Shamrock Rovers

Wolverhampton Wanderers come from a goal down to thrash Shamrock Rovers 4-1 in a pre-season friendly.

Wolverhampton Wanderers came from a goal down this evening to secure a comfortable 4-1 win over Shamrock Rovers in their second pre-season outing.

The home side took the lead inside the opening 10 minutes when Wolves failed to clear from a corner, allowing Kirk Millar to fire in from close range.

The newly-promoted Championship side soon began to dominate possession and were back on level terms in the 24th minute, when Leon Clarke collected the ball from Liam McAlinden before slotting in for his second pre-season goal this year.

McAlinden found the target himself four minutes later when Shamrock goalkeeper Craig Hyland miscontrolled a backpass, allowing the striker to slot into an empty net.

Wolves almost extended their lead at the start of the second half when Nouha Dicko crossed the ball into the box only for Hyland to parry away, before Bakary Sako tried to flick in from the rebound, but missed the target.

Hyland continued to come under pressure in the Shamrock goal, eventually letting in a third when Dicko guided a delicate shot into the far corner.

Carl Ikeme had to make a couple of saves late on as Shamrock tried couple ambitious shots, but the Wolves keeper was able to prevent them getting back into the match.

Sako managed to get on the scoresheet in the final minute of the match when Michael Jacobs was brought down in the box by Robert Bayly, allowing the winger to smash the ball home from the penalty spot, completing an emphatic win for the visitors.

Bakary Sako of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring his side's first goal with David Edwards of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Cheltenham Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The Abbey Business Stadium on July 11
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