Monday 25 August 1952 at Molineux (Att 32,449)
Wolves (1) 3 (Swinbourne 3 68, Broadbent 53): Williams, Shorthouse, Pritchard, Crook, Chatham, Wright, Hancocks, Taylor, Swinbourne, Broadbent, Mullen.
Bolton Wanderers (1) 1 (Moir 38): Hanson, Ball, Higgins, Wheeler, Barrass, Edwards, Holden, Moir, Lofthouse, Hassall, Langton.
Referee: Mr J. Ball (Seaton Delaval).
Order of Goals: W,b,W,W.
Injury: The Trotters were reduced to ten men in the 73rd minute when Bob Langton was forced off.