Wolves remain long odds-on to win the league despite poor run

Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2018

Sunday marks 114 consecutive days at the top for Wolves and, while "an almighty collapse‚" as Bruce put it, remains hard to envisage, they still have plenty of work to do to get over the line.

"We have to stay humble", Nuno said.

"But, look, they beat us fairly and squarely and things like that you have to take on the chin".

They were rewarded as early as the eighth minute, when a Robert Snodgrass corner posed all sorts of problems for the Wolves defence and the ball bounced around before Lewis Grabban nudged his pass to Adomah, who was on hand from close range to record his 14th goal of the season.

The Villains have also won ten games out of their last twelve. Terry did not appear to know where he was when he hooked Matt Doherty's short cross into touch from under the bar.

Villa themselves have cut the gap on the league leaders to seven points, however English Football League sponsors Sky Bet still expect Wolves to lift the trophy and have the Molineux-based club listed with odds as short as 1/8 to remain at the summit.

"They have done that fantastically well all season".

"The players, the coach, they're very strong and have a strong mentality".

Steve Bruce is facing pelters from Wolves supporters ahead of their visit to Villa Park on Saturday afternoon for comments he has made ahead of the game.

The visitors, though, battled back in the second period, first pulling a goal back through Craig Gardner's penalty and then setting up a tense finale thanks to Maxime Colin's injury-time finish. Santo summoned Benik Afobe and Helder Costa but Villa went on to toast a memorable win, sealed by Bjarnason, who drilled home low beyond Ruddy.