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Match report: Wolves 2-0 Villa

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Match report: Wolves 2-0 Villa

Game details 

Match: Wolves v Villa
Date: October 14, 2017
Competition: Sky Bet Championship 
Venue: Molineux
Kick-off: 5.30pm
Attendance: 30,239
Weather: 15c, clear

Scoring summary

Jota 55, Bonatini 72

Analysis

Villa's nine-game unbeaten run came to an end after a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Wolves.

Second-half goals from Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini inflicted a first loss on Steve Bruce's men in the Championship since August.

Robert Snodgrass came closest to scoring in the final 10 minutes when his free-kick hit the crossbar, but it was a frustrating day all round for the team.

Villa had defended resolutely up until the hosts' opening goal, with Alan Hutton – filling in at left-back – making some crucial challenges to keep us in the match.

Ultimately, it wasn't to be, and Bruce will look to get his side back on track in a weeks' time against Fulham in B6.

Misconduct summary

Wolves bookings

None

Villa bookings

Snodgrass, Hourihane

Line-ups

WOLVES: Ruddy, Batth, Coady, Roderick, Doherty, Saiss, Neves (N'Diaye 79), Douglas, Costa (Bonatini 46), Jota, Cavaleiro (Marshall 73). Subs: Norris, Bennett, Enobakhare, Vinagre.

ASTON VILLA: Johnstone; Elmohamady, Terry, Chester, Hutton; Snodgrass, Whelan, Hourihane, Adomah (Onomah 73); Davis (Hogan 64), Kodjia (O'Hare 79). Subs: Steer, De Laet, Samba, Bjarnason.

Officials

Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistant Referee 1: Timothy Wood
Assistant referee 2: Mark Dwyer
Fourth Official: Geoff Eltringham

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 14th October 2017