Illan Meslier’s unfortunate own-goal following Adama Traore’s rocket strike gave Wolverhampton Wanderers victory against Leeds United in a close encounter at Molineux.
There was little to separate the two sides as both missed good chances before Traore raced clear of three Leeds defenders hitting a thunderous strike from distance just after the hour-mark onto the crossbar before rebounding off Meslier’s head into the net.
The visitors had numerous chances to equalize when Liam Cooper had two close-range efforts from Raphinha free-kicks saved from Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Bamford thought he’d finally grabbed the equaliser and his 13th goal of the season when he powered home a superb strike after being put through on goal by Tyler Roberts, but it was correctly ruled out for offside before ex-Wolves winger Helder Costa spurned a glorious chance in the final minute by shooting straight at Patricio.Embed from Getty Images
Victory for Wolves means they leapfrog Leeds into 11th in the Premier League table, recording their first back-to-back triumph since October, and their third league win in four games.
Defeat for Leeds, meanwhile, was their second in succession after losing 4-2 to Arsenal last time out, and will feel they should have got something from the game but were wasteful with their numerous chances.
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