Doyle joins in fun as five-star Wolves devour Doncaster
Published 19/01/2011 | 05:00
This was Wolves' biggest win since they walloped Gillingham 6-0 in 2003, but one cannot blame the fans for giving this a miss, especially as manager Mick McCarthy mirrored their detachment by admitting that staying in the Premier League has "diluted" the Cup's importance.
He made five changes accordingly, though the return of Jody Craddock and Karl Henry and presence of Kevin Doyle suggested just enough seriousness.
The 10,031 who showed up saw Stephen Hunt cross for Steven Fletcher after six minutes, the striker tucking his header into the corner then ruining it with a flowery, flourish of a celebration -- head back, nostrils flaring, fingertips fluttering. Might have worked on Strictly, not on a Tuesday night at Molineux.
Sean O'Driscoll's side play worthy football but his defence was porous. Mujangi Bia was allowed to hammer over from 10 yards, but the midfielder made amends in the 61st minute, driving past Neil Sullivan.
Doyle came next, squeezing in from a tight angle at the near post, then Jarvis. Dave Jones finished off the rout in stoppage time. It is not often Wolves fans see their side score five goals in one game. (© Daily Telegraph, London)