Tuesday 1 September 1896 at Molineux (Att 5,000)
Wolves (0) 1 (Black 73): Tennant, Eccles, Dunn, Griffiths, Malpass, Owen, Tonks, Nicholls, Beats, Wood, Black.
Derby County (0) 0: Robinson, Methven, Leiper, Turner, A.Goodall, Kinsey, Goodchild, Bloomer, Miller, Stevenson, McQueen.
Referee: Mr A. Scragg (Crewe).
Landmark: George Eccles makes his Wolves debut and Alf Nicholls makes his Football League bow. Both Jimmy Turner and George Goodchild were both making their Derby debuts.