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Wolves lose opener, lose Ebanks-Blake

Wolves have lost striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to injury after defeat to West Ham yesterday.

After the 2-0 loss, Wolves boss Mick McCarthy said: "I thought we played well and gave a good performance but I want to win. I do not think we have that many lessons to learn.

"What it did confirm is that when we play as well as that we have to take our chances and we have to score.

"If there is anything to learn that just playing well is not enough. That is what we should understand.

"West Ham went ahead with a quality finish and the England goalkeeper-elect (Green) has kept them in the game at the start of the second half. He did make some very good saves.

"Then we don't mark from a corner after we'd had a really good spell. It was an awful goal to concede.

"While that did not kill the game completely, it made unlikely we were going to get something out of it."

McCarthy looks certain to be without last season's top scorer Ebanks-Blake for a spell after he suffered a hamstring injury.

"It could be a few weeks," said the Wolves boss. "We won't know exactly until it settles down."

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