All-Time Premier League Record
|Played||Won||Drew||Lost||Scored||Conceded||Goal Difference||Points||No of Seasons|
Most Premier League Appearances
Most Premier League Goals
Biggest Premier League Victories
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 Blackpool||26th February 2011||2010-2011|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Leeds United||28th December 2003||2003-2004|
|West Ham United 1-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers||23rd March 2010||2009-2010|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 West Bromwich Albion||8th May 2011||2010-2011|
|Sunderland 1-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers||14th May 2011||2010-2011|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Wigan Athletic||6th November 2011||2011-2012|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Middlesbrough||17th April 2004||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Burnley||20th December 2009||2009-2010|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Fulham||21st August 2011||2011-2012|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-3 Leicester City||25th October 2003||2003-2004|
Worst Premier League Defeats
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-5 Chelsea||20th September 2003||2003-2004|
|Fulham 5-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers||4th March 2012||2011-2012|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-5 Manchester United||18th March 2012||2011-2012|
|Blackburn Rovers 5-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers||16th August 2003||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-5 West Bromwich Albion||12th February 2012||2011-2012|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-4 Charlton Athletic||23rd August 2003||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-4 Aston Villa||14th March 2004||2003-2004|
|Chelsea 4-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers||21st November 2009||2009-2010|
|Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers||6th December 2003||2003-2004|
|Chelsea 5-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers||27th March 2004||2003-2004|
|Manager||No of Seasons managed||Left the Club|
|Dave Jones||1||1st November 2004|
|Mick McCarthy||3||13th February 2012|
|Terry Connor||1||1st July 2012|
Highest Home Attendances
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Manchester United||17th January 2004||29,396||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Everton||1st May 2004||29,395||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Arsenal||7th February 2004||29,392||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur||15th May 2004||29,389||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Manchester City||4th October 2003||29,386||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-4 Aston Villa||14th March 2004||29,386||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Liverpool FC||21st January 2004||29,380||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United||29th November 2003||29,344||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-5 Chelsea||20th September 2003||29,208||2003-2004|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Leeds United||28th December 2003||29,139||2003-2004|
Wolverhampton Wanderers made their Premier League debut in 2003 and in their first season, enjoyed one of their finest results as champions Manchester United were defeated 1-0 at Molineux. Despite having experienced title winners Paul Ince and Denis Irwin in their squad, Wolves were relegated at the first attempt. Another three-year spell followed under Mick McCarthy’s guidance at the start of this decade and they will return to the top-flight after a six-year absence in time for the 2018-2019 season.
Wolverhampton Wanderers enjoyed their first top-flight campaign in 20 years and their maiden adventure under the offices of the FA Premier League in 2003-2004. It was always likely to be a season of struggle for manager Dave Jones and his players and that’s how it transpired. Wolves managed just seven league victories all campaign. However, they did pull off the biggest surprise of the season, when Kenny Miller’s second half strike defeating reigning champions Manchester United in January. However, they failed to win a single match away from Molineux and despite beating Everton 2-1 on the penultimate weekend of the season; other results elsewhere condemned Wolves to the drop. They finished bottom and seven points adrift of safety.
After five years back in the Championship, Wolves returned to the Premier League in-time for the 2009-2010 campaign with former Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy now at the helm. There were nine new arrivals including a club-record fee paid to Reading for Kevin Doyle. They won their first away match in Premier League history at Wigan Athletic and sat 12th after just six games. A terrible run of form did follow which saw the club drop into the bottom three and McCarthy attracted criticism for fielding a weakened side at Old Trafford and was fined £25,000. It was worth the financial penalty as Wolves beat Burnley in their very next match.
March was the turning point in the season. A draw with Aston Villa and crucial victories away at Burnley and West Ham United lifted Wolves comfortably away from danger. Their survival was confirmed on 25th April when Burnley lost at home to Liverpool FC, meaning the Clarets had no hope of catching the Midlands club. Although they scored the fewest goals in the season (32) of any side in the Premier League, 38 points were gained and Wolves finished a respectable 15th.
Five new additions were made in the summer to Wolves’ squad, including the arrival of long-time target Stephen Hunt from relegated Hull City and the £6.5 million capture of Steven Fletcher, equalling the club’s transfer record. Wolves went unbeaten through August but after losing in injury-time to Fulham, went on a run of five defeats in their next six games. It was clear that it was going to be another season of battling against the drop.
McCarthy’s side would excel in games where they were not expected to get any points. They achieved their first win at Anfield since 1984, beat reigning champions Chelsea at Molineux and ended Manchester United’s 29-match unbeaten sequence with a 2-1 success in February. In fact, Arsenal were the only side in the top six to beat Wolves twice during the campaign.
With three games left, Wanderers were in the drop zone but then recorded crucial back-to-back 3-1 victories over West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland to ensure they started the final round of games outside the relegation placings. They faced Blackburn Rovers on a nail-biting final day but experienced a dreadful first half, losing 3-0 at the interval. As results at the other grounds progressed, a one-goal defeat would be enough to keep Wolves in the top-flight. In the 87th minute, Stephen Hunt delivered an unstoppable shot that flew into the back of the net. Despite losing on the day, Wolves had avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth.
There was a positive start to Wolves’ fourth Premier League campaign and for a few hours in the opening fortnight, they actually sat top of the table after two successive victories over Blackburn Rovers and Fulham. That was to be the high of what turned out to be a thoroughly depressing and disappointing campaign.
Wolves set an unwanted club-record of failing to keep a clean sheet in 30 successive league matches and also won just one of their last 24 games. After a 5-1 home humbling by Black Country rivals West Bromwich Albion, Mick McCarthy was sacked in mid-February. Alan Curbishley was offered the job but declined to take over and it was left to McCarthy’s former assistant, Terry Connor to guide the club through the remainder of the season.
It was disastrous. He failed to win any of his 13 league matches in control and a 2-0 home loss to Manchester City consigned Wolves to relegation three games before the end of a frustrating season.
Amazingly, a second successive relegation followed in the Championship but Wolves have fought back and will return to the top-flight in time for the 2018-2019 season.