Result: Wolverhampton Wanderers frustrated in Preston North End stalemate

Result: Wolves frustrated in Preston stalemate
© PA Photos
Wolverhampton Wanderers draw a blank in their opening League One fixture, a stalemate with Preston North End at Deepdale.

Life in League One has got off to an inauspicious start for Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Kenny Jackett's side having to settle for a point against Preston North End.

Simon Grayson's team started the match brightly, with Lee Holmes posing a potent threat down the left flank.

Bakary Sako then drilled a strike towards goal at the other end, with his low effort needing a strong save from Preston goalkeeper Declan Rudd.

Wolves then lost central defender Richard Stearman to an early injury, with George Elokobi quickly brought off the bench to take his place.

The visitors then had two moments of encouragement just before the break, with Wolves threatening first through Leigh Griffiths.

The forward had a fierce volley cleared off the line by a last-ditch header from Paul Huntingdon, before Sam Ricketts saw a corner kick come back off the crossbar.

After the interval Sako forced another smart stop from Rudd, with Bailey Wright's header missing the target at the other end.

Jackett switched to a 4-4-2 in the closing stages, introducing substitute Jake Cassidy in search of a late winner.

Preston held firm and were rewarded with a point on the opening day, with Wolves drawing a blank at Deepdale despite creating chances.

Share this article now:
Bakary Sako
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Wolves being held at Deepdale
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Segunda Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34227559283173
2Cardiff CityCardiff34198749272265
3Aston Villa34189753322163
4Derby CountyDerby341612653312260
6Bristol City34141374839955
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd33164134639752
9Preston North EndPreston34121574033751
11Leeds UnitedLeeds34147134743449
13Ipswich TownIpswich34146144543248
14Norwich CityNorwich341211113437-347
15Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest34124184153-1240
16Queens Park RangersQPR34109153851-1339
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds34813133744-737
19Bolton WanderersBolton34810162951-2234
20Hull City33711154450-632
22Birmingham CityBirmingham3486202251-2930
23Burton Albion3478192660-3429
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account