Feb 10, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​Molineux
Attendance: 30,168
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
2-1
QPRQueens Park Rangers
N'Diaye (12'), Costa (21')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Washington (51')
Lynch (40'), Cousins (45'), Freeman (61')

Nuno Espirito Santo: 'Wolverhampton Wanderers worthy winners against Queens Park Rangers'

Nuno: 'Wolves worthy winners against QPR'
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Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes that his side "deserved" their hard-fought 2-1 Championship win over Queens Park Rangers.

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has claimed that his side "deserved" their 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Strikes from Alfred N'Diaye and Helder Costa had Wolves two goals up and cruising at half time in Saturday's Championship clash at Molineux.

However, the hosts halved the deficit in the second half through Conor Washington and had to hold out until the final whistle, Conor Coady making a vital last-minute goalline clearance.

"It was a tough win but a good win, a good result," Nuno told the Express & Star after the game. "I think we deserved it – we created a lot of chances and it was good work from the boys.

"We battled. Sometimes you have to attack, sometimes you have to defend and we defended well. They're a tough team to defend against, long balls, big guys, so I'm happy for the win.

"I think we did a good first half with good moments of football, a lot of chances and beautiful goals. It was very good. The second half was different.

"They were direct, second balls, the goal came early. We should take time to settle down and be more compact. We keep on going. It's a team effort."

The result, combined with Derby County's 1-1 draw with Norwich City, means that Wolves have increased their lead at the top of the Championship table to 13 points.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CWolverhampton WanderersWolves46309782394399
3Fulham462513879463388
4Aston Villa4624111172423083
5Middlesbrough4622101467452276
6Derby CountyDerby4620151170482275
7Preston North EndPreston4619161157461173
8Millwall4619151256451172
9Brentford4618151362521069
10Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd46209176255769
11Bristol City461716136758967
12Ipswich TownIpswich46179205760-360
13Leeds UnitedLeeds46179205964-560
14Norwich CityNorwich461515164960-1160
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461415175960-157
16Queens Park RangersQPR461511205870-1256
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest46158235165-1453
18Hull City461116197070049
19Birmingham CityBirmingham46137263868-3046
20Reading461014224870-2244
21Bolton WanderersBolton461013233974-3543
RBarnsley46914234872-2441
RBurton Albion461011253881-4341
RSunderland46716235280-2837

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