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Molineux Stadium (ATT 18,019) 15th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Notts County Notts Co

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M Jacobs (17, 54)

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Wolves too strong for Magpies

Last Updated: 15/02/14 6:10pm

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Michael Jacobs: At the double

Michael Jacobs: At the double

Michael Jacobs' brace fired Wolves to a fifth successive victory, boosting their promotion hopes with a 2-0 win over Notts County.

Jacobs made no mistake with a 17th-minute header and then put the result beyond doubt from 25 yards at the start of the second half to take his tally to three in the last three games for Kenny Jackett's in-form side.

County arrived at Molineux on the back of a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Coventry in their previous game but they lacked the firepower to trouble Wolves and remain rooted in the relegation zone after a fourth defeat in five games.

Wolves were dominant and their persistent probing eventually brought its reward when Scott Golbourne latched on to a pass from Bakary Sako to cross from the right wing, Jacobs powering a header past goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski from 10 yards.

County found chances hard to come by but should really have been back on level terms after 27 minutes only for Callum McGregor to slide his shot wide after an excellent pass from Jack Grealish - one which proved to be an expensive miss.

Wolves were by far the most threatening side and they would have put the result beyond doubt before half-time had Bialkowski not pulled off two stunning saves to deny the lively Sako.

But there was nothing the Polish 'keeper could do to deny Jacobs his second when the former Derby winger's 54th-minute long-range drive bounced in off a post.

County's misery was summed up 12 minutes from time when Grealish somehow headed over the bar from inside the six-yard box.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39