ON THIS DAY
Having clinched the First Division title two days earlier with a 2-0 home win against second-placed Preston, Wolves continued their momentum with a 4-0 victory at Manchester United to take their tally of goals past the 100 mark for the first of four seasons in a row – still a record in this country. Ron Flowers, Eddie Clamp, Norman Deeley and Peter Broadbent were on target at Old Trafford. Victory was Wolves' 28th and final one for Stan Cullis's side that season as the manager made two changes, with goalkeeper Noel Dwyer and full back Gwyn Jones making rare appearances in place of Malcolm Finlayson and Gerry Harris. The fixture was a re-arranged one as the initial date had to be re-scheduled due to the Munich tragedy.
Midfielder Jim McCalliog won his fifth and final cap for Scotland in a 2-0 defeat to Portugal in Lisbon. 'Jimmy Mac' joined Wolves for £70,000 from Sheffield Wednesday in 1969 and he made 210 appearances and scored 48 goals in almost five years at the club before moving to Manchester United for £60,000 in 1974. A classy player, McCalliog was the mainstay in the Wolves midfield and captained the team in their only European final, the UEFA Cup final in 1972 against Tottenham in the absence of Mike Bailey. McCalliog's previous four caps all came during his time at Wednesday.
Wolves sealed the League One title with a 3-1 win away to Leyton Orient on Easter Monday. Richard Stearman, with what turned out to be his fifth and final League goal for the club, put Kenny Jackett's side ahead after 16 minutes before Bakary Sako doubled their lead at Brisbane Road. Dean Cox pulled one back three minutes after the break but Wolves were in no mood to surrender and James Henry rifled home their third with a fierce angled shot that found the roof of the net in the last minute. Victory made it 16 wins in 19 games for Wolves as they marched towards club records galore.
Wolves clinched the Championship title with a 4-0 win at Bolton. Left wing back Barry Douglas in the 16th minute and on-loan Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe on 45 put Nuno Espirito Santo's side 2-0 up before half-time with their final goals for the club. Diogo Jota netted his 17th and final League goal of the season eight minutes after the break, and Conor Coady with his first – a 66th-minute penalty – ensured the carnival atmosphere among the 4,000 travelling fans continued. Two former Molineux players – captain Karl Henry and striker Adam Le Fondre – played for Bolton that day.