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Solbakken unhappy with performance

28 October 2012

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken accused his players of letting the pressure get to them after they squandered a winning opportunity at Molineux in the 1-1 npower Championship draw with Charlton.

The hosts made the perfect start when Bakary Sako gave them a 12th-minute lead, but Lawrie Wilson earned Charlton a share of the spoils with a 58th-minute equaliser.

Solbakken said: "We played poorly, it was a very untidy second half from both sides. We don't want to play like this, we want to control the game much better but we were not able to do that.

"When Charlton scored we got stressed. Instead of trying to raise the tempo we looked stressed.

"In the first half I didn't think we played at our best either but we moved the ball much faster and created more chances.

"We probably should have taken advantage in the first half, but we got a very good goal from a good build up.

"I think we had good movement in that period and we looked for the second goal. We talked about it at half-time but it's one thing talking and another thing doing it."

It was a welcome point for Charlton, who had lost five of their previous nine league games.

Manager Chris Powell said: "I have got to say Wolves were very good in the first period and we needed half-time.

"But I felt we were a lot better and sharper and there was more tempo to our play in the second period and we deservedly got the goal."

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