Wolverhampton Wanderers maintained their challenge for a place in the Championship playoffs with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at home on Tuesday.
Kenny Jackett’s side headed into the clash at Molineux on the back of a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion away from home and without a competitive win this month.
However, Wolves returned to winning ways in style at home, producing a convincing display for the 18,687 spectators at Molineux.
Bakary Sako opened the scoring for the hosts in the 18th minute when he found the target from the penalty spot.
Benik Afobe doubled Wolves’ advantage with a volley off the post in the 55th minute, and midway through the second half substitute James Henry curled the ball home from 20 yards.
Wolves had 44% of the possession, 12 shots of which seven were on target, and three corners in the game.
The win on Tuesday means that Jackett’s team remain eighth in the Championship table with 62 points from 38 matches, just three points behind sixth-placed Brentford.
Following the victory, Jordan Graham, Afobe and Matt Doherty took to social networking site Twitter to revel in Wolves’ triumph.
Come on boys!!!! @OfficialWolves massive game this. Need 3 points here! Let's do this!!!— Jordan Graham (@JordanG_14) March 17, 2015
Win and a clean sheet tonight makes for a perfect evening for us the confidence is high going into… https://t.co/Fj3bCa4TyP— Matt Doherty (@mattdoherty20) March 17, 2015