Saturday August 16 1969
Sheffield Wednesday 1 (Ford 42)
Wolverhampton 3 (Curran 4, Knowles 57, McCalliog 85)
An excellent Wolves side easily won at a Wednesday side that will struggle to stay up. Wolves were rampant throughout the match and the three goals they did score didn’t show the full extent of Wolverhampton’s domination. Wednesday will have to improve in all departments if they want to perform at this level.
Knowles and Curran combined to hoodwink the homeside early, Curran scoring after receiving a deft pass from Knowles.
Wolves kept on attacking but Curran, Dougan and Walker missed easy chances to score. They weren’t going to add to their score in the first half.
In a rare move forward it was Wednesday who scored. Some lovely interpassing between Warboys and Ford unlocked the visitor’s defence and Wednesday had equalised.
Wolverhampton stepped up their intensity in the second half and gave us a display of powerful attacking football that put intense pressure on the home side’s defence. Just before the hour mark a sluggish Burton tackle resulted in a penalty that Knowles put away to send the visitors back in front.
With five minutes to go McCalliog sent a long shot into the net to give Wolves a deserved 3-1 away win and send them near the top of the table.
Sheffield Wednesday: Springett, Branfoot, Burton, Young, Mobley, Craig, Fantham, Eustace, Warboys, Prendergast, Ford
Wolverhampton: Parkes, Wilson, Parkin, Bailey, Holsgrove (McAlle), Munro, McCalliog, Knowles, Dougan, Curran, Walker.