Wolves moved up to seventh in the table as they produced one of the narrow football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Jonny Otto opened the scoring in the seventh minute before they doubled their advantage when Ashley Young put through his own net in the 36th minute. The former England international came on after Lucas Digne was forced off with an injury. Ollie Watkins scored a consolation goal for the visitors in the 86th minute from the penalty spot.
Wolves: Sa (7), Jonny (8), Boly (7), Coady (7), Kilman (7), Marcal (7), Dendoncker (6), Moutinho (7), Trincao (7), Podence (7), Silva (7).
Subs: Hwang (6), Neto (n/a), Chiquinho (n/a).
Aston Villa: Martinez (6), Cash (6), Konsa (6), Mings (6), Digne (6), McGinn (7), Sanson (6), Ramsey (6), Coutinho (6), Bailey (6), Watkins (6).
Subs: Young (5), Luiz (n/a), Buendia (n/a).
Man of the match: Jonny.
Wolves head coach Bruno Lage: “It was a great performance from us, especially in the first half. Like against Leeds, it was 2-0 at half-time and we created a lot of chances. It’s the same feeling we had against Leeds (a 3-2 defeat after being 2-0 up). That’s why 2-0 is so dangerous, especially in this competition. I’m happy because we won, we played the way we wanted to play, the plan was perfect. We need that mentality to kill the game, score the third goal, and not give hope to the opponent. When you go into the last seven games, everyone is counting points.”
Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard: “We have only got ourselves to blame. At the moment we’re looking like a 45-minute team and that’s on me. I’ve got to fix it and I will fix it. The players in the building have to help me fix it now, if not we will get players in who will help me fix it. It was a game we never turned up for, we are playing against Wolves, a local rival, but you can’t come to derbies at half-time. We have gifted Wolves two goals.”
For more football results, click here