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Dendoncker takes Wolves up to fifth

27 Jun 2020
Leander Dendoncker

Belgian's second-half goal earns 1-0 win over Aston Villa, who remain second from bottom after 19th defeat

Leander Dendoncker's second-half goal handed Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-0 victory in a spirited Midlands derby with Aston Villa, extending their winning run to three matches.

Both teams had chances, with Jack Grealish working Rui Patricio and Wolves coming close before half-time when Orjan Nyland's loose throw landed invitingly for Diogo Jota, who fired over.

The visitors introduced Adama Traore for Jota on 60 minutes and the substitute was involved in the breakthrough goal two minutes later.

A slick team move ended with Jonny laying the ball back for Dendoncker to score with a low finish.

A third successive clean sheet ensured Nuno Espirito Santo's side moved up to fifth place on 52 points.

Villa remain 19th with 27 points.

See: Villa report | Wolves report

The race for fourth place

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
3 MUN 38 +30 66
4 CHE 38 +15 66
5 LEI 38 +26 62
6 TOT 38 +14 59
7 WOL 38 +11 59
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Next fixtures

Aston Villa: 5 Jul v Liverpool (A)
Wolves: 4 Jul v Arsenal (H)

 

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