Wolves lack bite as they limp past Shots
Stale Solbakken started life as Wolves boss with an unconvincing victory after his side just about edged past Aldershot on penalties.
Solbakken's side, who are bidding to secure an immediate return to the Premier League, were desperately short of quality against a plucky Shots side who pushed them all the way in the Capital Cup first round tie. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's well-taken finish opened the scoring in the second half before the League Two visitors, who made the fourth round last term before bowing out to Manchester United, quickly levelled matters through Michael Rankine's header. And after both sides were put through a draining 120 minutes on the opening day, it was left for Wanderers keeper Carl Ikeme to make the decisive shoot-out save to deny Jordan Roberts from the spot and seal a narrow 7-6 triumph.