Villa beat Wolves to boost promotion hopes



Wolves now sit just three points ahead of second-placed Cardiff City, who make the trip to Brentford on Tuesday evening.

Hammered 4-1 by local rivals Aston Villa in their previous match, Wolves got back on track in style with a dominant display at Molineux.

"It was always my fear that would happen after the euphoria of beating Wolves", Bruce said. I blame myself because I always thought it would be hard to get the bandwagon rolling again. "My experience told me that the third game in a week was too much".

Albert Adomah put Villa in front after seven minutes after a goalmouth scramble but the lead lasted only 12 minutes as Diogo Jota levelled for Wolves from Matt Doherty's cross.

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The Bluebirds have a tough week ahead with visits to Brentford and Derby County to negotiate, but they need just three points between the two games to ensure they head into the global break with second place still in their grip.

Hull City eased their relegation fears as they hit back from 3-1 down to beat Norwich City 4-3 - Abel Hernandez netting two penalties before Harry Wilson's victor.

Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson and Kenneth Zahore scored after Neal Maupay had opened the scoring for Brentford. "I am not confident of anything in this league because we have some hard games coming up". We've got to put it behind us and quick. We knew we had to play well, and certainly did that.

Sheffield United closed the gap to the play-off places to two points after a 2-0 win over second-bottom Burton.

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Bottom club Sunderland lost 1-0 at Queens Park Rangers and are four points behind fourth-from-bottom Barnsley.

Swansea City loanee Oli McBurnie celebrated his first Scotland call-up by scoring just before half-time, only for Josh Murphy to equalise.

The Tigers beat Ipswich 3-0 at Portman Road thanks to goals from Markus Henriksen, Harry Wilson and Jarrod Bowen.

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