Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Villa beat Wolves to boost promotion hopes

Villa beat Wolves to boost promotion hopes

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.

Aston Villa's bid for automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship suffered a serious setback last night as QPR recorded a surprise victory at Villa Park.

Second-half goals from James Chester, Lewis Grabban and Birkir Bjarnason secured a handsome win for Bruce's side, who have won 10 of their past 12 league matches.

"It was just the result we needed after Saturday", Doherty said.

Coupled with Cardiff's home win earlier in the day, the defeat left Wolves three points clear at the top.

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.

Benik Afobe could be in line to get a start for Wolves, having been trying to make an impact from the substitutes bench since his arrival from AFC Bournemouth.

"All the boys are enjoying it, though".

Cardiff made it six straight wins with victory over Birmingham City on Saturday, maintaining their four-point gap over Aston Villa but people were still looking elsewhere. The Blades kept their play-off hopes alive through Enda Stevens and starlet David Brooks. "In both penalty areas they were better than us", said the Burton manager, Nigel Clough.

"Wolves have players who were playing in the Champions League last season and to now being in the Championship is a big call", added the 57-year-old.

Hull also grabbed another crucial win and are now nine points above the bottom three.

At the bottom, Barnsley inched three points clear of the relegation zone after a 1-1 draw with mid-table Norwich City.

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

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