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Nov 22, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Molineux
Attendance: 28,914
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
4-1
LeedsLeeds United
Douglas (15'), Cavaleiro (26'), Jota (72'), Costa (76' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-0)
Alioski (48')
Vieira Nan (60')

Result: Wolverhampton Wanderers thrash Leeds United to go four points clear at top of table

Wolverhampton Wanderers go four points clear at the top of the Championship table thanks to a dominant 4-1 win over Leeds United at Molineux.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have gone four points clear at the top of the Championship table thanks to a dominant 4-1 win over Leeds United at Molineux.

The hosts took the lead in the 15th minute when they won a free kick 20 yards out, Barry Douglas curling his set piece beyond the grasp of Andy Lonergan in the Leeds goal.

Just before the half-hour mark, Nuno Espirito Santo's charges doubled their advantage courtesy of a flowing team move capped off with Ivan Cavaleiro's powerful shot, which went in via a slight deflection.

The visitors improved after the break and halved the deficit early in the second half when Samuel Saiz showed great vision to tee up Ezgjan Alioski, who volleyed home from 10 yards.

Just when Leeds were threatening to get back into the game, however, they found themselves down to 10 men, with Ronaldo Vieira shown a second yellow card for a clumsy foul on Diogo Jota.

The pendulum subsequently swung back the way of Wolves, with Jota racing clear of the opposition defence and dinking the ball over Lonergan on 72 minutes to extend the hosts' lead.

Four minutes later, the contest was all but over after the Leeds goalkeeper brought down Leo Bonatini in the box and Helder Costa converted the penalty to confirm all three points for Wolves.

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Helder Costa in action for Wolverhampton Wanderers on October 24, 2017
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds28166647301754
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom28148657352250
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
5Middlesbrough281211531201147
6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
9Swansea CitySwansea28117103732540
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn28101083741-440
11Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183335-238
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2878133444-1029
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2857161842-2422
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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