Last Updated: 18/08/12 2:44pm
A solid win for Leeds against a rather underwhelming Wolves. Neil Warnock's boys have impressed but it's back to the drawing board for Stale Solbakken as Wolves' poor run continues to hangover in the Championship. Thanks for your company and I'll see you all soon.
Good work from Ward down the right, but he plays in Peszko, whose enthusiasm has been admirable, but he fires away another poor shot and that should be it.
Peszko beats White for pace but his ball into the box is cleared by Peltier, with Wolves looking to have run out of ideas.
Doumbia hits the bar with his header but a free-kick is given as Peltier took a tumble in the box under Doyle.
Good late pressing from Wolves as Austin gets in the way to concede a corner from Peszko's delivery.
Byram goes for a glory with a good effort from 25 yards. He catches the ball slighly too early though and it lands behind goal with the fans.
Another good chance for Jarvis as he volleys a stinging effort on goal which again flashes narrowly wide. It's just not Wolves' day today.
Diouf does really well to hold off pressure from Wolves' midfield and pass calmly back to Kenny. The debutant has impressed this afternoon.
A well-worked corner from Leeds leaves Edwards in a tricky position against Norris but the defender does well to concede another corner, which Ikeme claims confidently.
Doumbia collides with Diouf and it's a yellow card for Wolves man, albeit Diouf went down rather easily.
Varney was close to reaching a lovely ball from Norris as Wolves' back line stepped up, but the pace of the ball took it out of his reach and it's claimed by Ikeme.
Play is held up momentarily, but when it resumes from Kenny's goalkick, Varney can't find Lees out wide and it's a Wolves throw.
Jarvis cuts inside from the left, with Byram caught out and the winger lets loose with a thunderous shot but it lands with the fans to the relief of Kenny.
There's no way through Zubar for Varney, and Peszko ahain brreaks down the right, finding Doyle with a great ball but the striker falls over in the box trying to control it.
As Peszko blazes a glorious chance at the near post, Leeds make a change with McCormak replaced by Lees.
Good movement from Leeds as Becchio fires a shot on the edge of the area with Ikeme comfortable as he gets down well to save.
Things are getting slighly heated now as Becchio is the next to be jotted in the referee's notebook for a late, late tackle on Stearman.
Wolves are showing some real intent here, with their midfield growing in stature as Diouf is denied a route of breaking, the visitors in control for the time being.
Johnson and Varney square up after an elbow from the striker on Johnson, and the referee shows a yellow card to the Leeds man.
Much better from Wolves. From the corner they look to work it into the box, with Peszko controlling the ball excellent before firing his volley narrowly over the bar. Best chance of the game for the visitors.
Henry's deceptive chip from the free-kick lands on the head of Peltier and it's a corner for Wolves.
Peszko, who has looked menacing since his arrival, battles with White but this time the winger loses out. Moments later, Byram cuts through Jarvis and picks up the second booking of the day.
Jarvis' delivery is parried away by Kenny, with Austin then defending superbly against Ward before winning a throw in - to the plaudits of the Elland Road faithful.
Incredible scenes. White tries to knock the ball out of Zubar's hand, who goes down clutching his side.
Ebanks-Blake finds Peszko, and White is penalised for tripping the Wolves man right on the edge of the area. Yellow card for the Leeds left-back and a free-kick in a dangerous position for Wolves.
Varney jumps over the top of Henry to win a header but ends up hurting himself on the way down as he receives treatment from the physios.
Austin finds far too much space from the corner, and meets the ball with a good header but Ikeme is right underneath it.
Varney goes for the spectacular this time, his shot on the turn deflected behind and it's another Leeds corner.
Diouf whips a ball in from the right as Leeds continue to attack, but Becchio is offside as his header drifted harmlessly wide anyway.
A Leeds free-kick results in the big guns, Peltier and Pearce being sent up, but Austin's ball is claimed comfortably by the solid Ikeme.
Johnson makes a crucial tackle on Becchio as the striker looked to skip past him and Wolves break. White slips after a ball from Doumbia but Peszko, whose movement was superb, fails to find Henry in the box and a great opportunity is squandered.
The tempo of the game slows down somewhat after a scrappy passage of play but Leeds are in still in the ascendancy, winning a free-kick on the left after Zubar fouled Norris.
Brilliant chance for 2-0. Norris plays in Varney between the Wolves centre-backs but his touch lets him down eventually and Ikeme gratefully smothers.
Wolves are making everything look difficulty at the moment, with the tactics strill struggling to break Leeds down. Ebanks-Blake battles against Byrom but the defender continues to impress as he earns his side the goal kick.
Doyle looks to carve some space in Leeds' half but Norris trips him and receives a warning from the referee.
McCormack is everywhere currently. Becchio finds him with a header, and he goes for a 'worldy' from 30 yards but fires high into the crowd.
McCormack fizzes the ball across goal from the corner but such is the pace that it eludes everyone and runs out of play.
Diouf knocks a long ball on from Kenny, with McCormack again looking to provide, but his header takes a touch behind and it's a corner for the hosts.
Austin lashes a thunderous shot away from range, with Henry clearing somewhat unknowingly as Leeds pick up where they left off from the first half.
Gabriel Sutton tweets: 'Wolves will need to improve defensively if they want promotion this season, fancy Becchio for another goal. 2-0 Leeds.'
That's the lot for the first half and an impressive showing from Leeds sees them lead at the break. Send your second half predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @JWoodfield365
Good strength from Ebanks-Blake as he holds off Pearce and Peltier, but he can't find any support in the box and Leeds clear through Byram.
Byram makes another brilliant tackle on Jarvis, the England winger really struggling to fight off the enthusiasm of the Leeds man.
Becchio again clashes with Johnson, but this time the striker doesn't complain with the free-kick is given against him.
Green receives some treatment on the sidelines, the midfielder has put in one heck of a shift so far.
Excellent stuff from young Byram, who tackles through Jarvis and then earns a free-kick against the winger after a scrappy exchange for control of the ball.
There have been far too many loose balls from Wolves today, Forde the cuplrit this time as he launches the ball forward aimlessly and it's a Leeds goal kick.
Doumbia is back on his feet but Wolves' free-kick results in a Leeds counter-attack. Varney charges forward but Becchio's header from his delivery lands behind McCormack and Wolves clear.
Free-kick to Wolves after Austin slid through Doyle, while Doumbia stays down after an awkward clash with Norris.
Norris' ball to Varney is cut out by Ward as Leeds continue to press very effectively, with Wolves looking more and more hounded as the half rolls on.
Becchio again takes a tumble in the area, clearly feeling hard done by but Ward isn't penalised and play continues.
Austin covers more ground and floors Forde with a brilliant tackle. The Jamaican man looks a tremendous acquisition so far.
McCormack again bombs forward down the left, leaving Zubar for dust but his delivery ends up beating everyone and it rolls out of play for a Wolves throw-in.
Austin delights the home fans with an outstanding overhead clearance from Jarvis' ball. Can't tell if it was completely necessary, but it looked incredible.
Ebanks-Blake looks to turn Byram but his touch takes it out of his control and Byram does well to clear to safety.
Henry plays a shocking ball down the line to Ebanks-Blake, the midfielder really struggling so far to adapt to the pace of the game.
Jarvis gets a second stab to deliver, but no-one is lurking at the far post and the pace of the ball takes it out of play anyway.
Green should be fine as he runs off the injury. In the meantime, Peltier is hand to head away Jarvis' cross and concede a throw-in.
As Solbakken cuts a frustrated figure on the sidelines, Kenny launches the ball up, but Green falls all over Johnson. It's a goal kick but the winger looks to have taken a knock in the process.
Green, working tirelessly, tracks back to tackle Forde on the right, with Diouf earning applause from the Leeds fans as he warms up on the sidelines.
Becchio is caught offside from Austin's ball but Leeds have started reallly strongly today and the fans are sounding their appreciation around Elland Road.
This will be a real test of Wolves' credentials. They respond well instantly with a good link-up between Ebanks-Blake and Henry but a poor ball results in a Leeds goal kick.
It's a poor, poor goal for Wolves to concede but fair play to Leeds. Kenny's long kick upfield finds McCormack who whips a divine ball into the six-yard box, with Becchio inexplicably unmarked to nod home from close range.
Great chance for Leeds. Becchio and Green link up intricately, with the former looking for McCormack at the far post whose effort deflects behind goal.
Byram can't hold off Jarvis, but stays on his feet and concedes a corner. The delivery finds Johnson but his header hits Ebanks-Blake and Leeds end up scrambling it away.
Wolves win a corner, but Keny beats Ebanks-Blake at the near post. It's still with Wolves though as they hold the ball up neatly waiting to strike forward.
Solid challenge from White on Doyle as Wolves look to get more involved in the game, with Austin then forced into a great challenge on Ebanks-Blake.
A Jarvis free-kick is punched away by Kenny and Leeds press with pace but McCormack, still looking a little rusty early on, fails to find White on the overlap with a poor ball.
A scramble ensues from the corner, with a strike from Becchio blocked before eventually McCormack curls the ball wide. Nervous times for the visitors at the moment.
Leeds are awarded a free-kick, and McCormack's delivery is a beauty but Austin can only head narrowly over the bar.
A threatening spell from the home side as Becchio takes a fall on the edge of the area before McCormack fires wildly over the bar. Becchio is claiming a penalty against Stearman but nothing is given.
Stearman clatters through McCormack and the referee brings play back for a Leeds free-kick roughly 30 yards from goal.
Leeds clear and break through Green, who knocks the ball back Byram, the right-back's cross finding the head of McCormack who can only glance a header into Ikeme's path.
Positive start from Wolves as Ebanks-Blake earns a corner off White after a good attack from defence.
Vijay Bhatia is developing unusual physical symptoms ahead of the new season. He is: 'Buzzing for today, looks like we should see some good football under Solbakken! Wolves 3-1 today!'
Our friends at Sky Bet fancy Leeds to kick off their season with a home victory this afternoon at 6/5. Wolves are 11/5 for Stale Solbakken to triumph in his first league match in charge, with the draw at 12/5.
Wolverhampton: Ikeme, Zubar, Stearman, Johnson, Ward, Forde, Henry, Doumbia, Jarvis, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: De Vries, Edwards, Peszko, Hunt, Sigurdarson, Berra, Davis.
Leeds: Kenny, Bryam, Peltier, Pearce, White, Green, Norris, Austin, Varney, McCormack, Becchio. Subs: Ashdown, Drury, Lees, Kisnorbo, Brown, Gray, Diouf.
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