Willy Boly scored a dramatic late equaliser for Wolves to deny a precious victory in their battle against relegation from the .

Rafael Benitez’s had appeared on course to move three points clear of the relegation zone courtesy of Isaac Hayden’s goal earlier in the second half.

But as the game drifted beyond the minimum four minutes allocated for added time, Boly climbed above goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to head in Adama Traore’s cross.

It was a harsh on who appealed for a foul, with the former Porto defender appearing to have both arms on Dubravka.

However, referee Graham Scott waved away their protests to allow the goal.

Benitez’s side went in front when Hayden found the bottom-right corner after collecting a fine pass from Fabian Schar and wrong-footing home goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Wolves controlled proceedings in the first period and created several chances to score after the break, with content to sit back and counter-attack.

When the hosts did break through, and Raul Jimenez were guilty of close-range misses.

The result leaves one point above the bottom three in 16th place while Wolves remain seventh.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 5Bennett
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 2DohertySubstituted forTraoréat 81′minutes
  • 32DendonckerSubstituted forCavaleiroat 69′minutes
  • 8Neves
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 9Jiménez
  • 18JotaBooked at 51minsSubstituted forHélder Costaat 69′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 10Hélder Costa
  • 17Gibbs-White
  • 21Ruddy
  • 27Saïss
  • 29Vinagre
  • 37Traoré

  • 12Dubravka
  • 5SchärBooked at 51mins
  • 6LascellesBooked at 68mins
  • 20Lejeune
  • 22Yedlin
  • 14HaydenSubstituted forDiaméat 86′minutes
  • 36Longstaff
  • 30AtsuSubstituted forAlmirónat 72′minutes
  • 11RitchieBooked at 44mins
  • 17PérezSubstituted forManquilloat 90+1′minutes
  • 9Rondón

Substitutes

  • 10Diamé
  • 15Kenedy
  • 18Fernandez
  • 19Manquillo
  • 21Joselu
  • 24Almirón
  • 41Woodman
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
30,687

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway Team
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home22
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Attempt blocked. Adama Traoré () right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez () right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, . Javier Manquillo replaces Ayoze Pérez.

Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez () right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Miguel Almirón with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bennett () header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, . Mohamed Diamé replaces Isaac Hayden.

Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez () left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez () header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Adama Traoré () right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro () left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Matt Ritchie () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Miguel Almirón () wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Isaac Hayden () because of an injury.

Isaac Hayden () wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. João Moutinho () right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jamaal Lascelles () is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Isaac Hayden () wins a free kick on the right wing.