WOLVES took another step towards the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.
Leander Dendoncker’s accurate finish on the hour mark made it three in three since the restart began for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
With Chelsea and Manchester United in FA Cup action, Wolves are now within touching distance of the top-four having leapfrogged the Red Devils.
A slow start was livened up after the break as midfielder Dendoncker freely broke forward several times.
Raul Jimenez’s intelligent ball across to the Belgian allowed him to set up a left-footed effort, which he drove into the bottom corner of Orjan Nyland’s goal.
Dean Smith’s Villa toiled in the early kick-off and failed to test Rui Patricio in the visitors’ goal, firing in only a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
Goals have not been too much of an issue for the newly-promoted side since their return to the top-flight but they have dried up since the shutdown ended.
A mere two goals since the restart have earned a single point and Villa remain in the relegation zone on goal difference and they were unable to get Jack Grealish fully involved on Saturday.
With their rivals now possessing a game in hand, things do not get any easier with Liverpool and Manchester United next up.
By: Marc Mayo
Title: Aston Villa 0 Wolves 1: Dendoncker strike boosts Wolves Champions League bid to leave Midlands rivals in relegation mire
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11970113/aston-villa-0-1-wolves-dendoncker/
Published Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:30:25 +0000