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Aston Villa 0-1 Wolves: Dendoncker sends Nuno's men up to fifth

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Aston Villa missed the chance to climb out of the relegation zone as Wolves' 1-0 win sees them go up to fifth.

Wolves claimed a slender 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa to move above Manchester United in the Premier League table, Leander Dendoncker securing their third successive victory.

A dour first half passed with little incident, but Wolves upped the ante after the break with Adama Traore's introduction from the bench in the 60th minute making a difference.

The explosive winger played a role in the winner less than two minutes later, finding Raul Jimenez, whose brilliant pass subsequently picked out Jonny Castro on the edge of the box and he teed up Dendoncker, his left-footed effort finding the bottom-right corner.

Villa applied pressure towards the end but lacked cutting edge, the defeat robbing them of the chance to move out of the bottom three, while Wolves will stay fifth – two points behind Chelsea, who have played a game less – at least until United go to Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday.

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