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Burton Albion 0-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Diego Jota
Diogo Jota's first-half strike was his sixth goal in 10 Championship appearances for Wolves this season

Burton were beaten 4-0 at home for the second time in five days as Wolves cruised to a victory that lifted them to second in the Championship table.

The visitors led inside five minutes when Diogo Jota calmly slotted home.

Romain Saiss poked in the second and Ruben Vinagre all but made sure of a seventh league win from 11 games with a fine near-post finish to make it 3-0.

Burton, hammered 4-0 by Aston Villa on Tuesday, saw Wolves match the scoreline through Leo Bonatini's strike.

Wolves climb back above Sheffield United, who had beaten the Molineux club midweek, thanks to a dominant display that could have ended with an even more emphatic result.

Jota had four decent attempts on goal, while Ruben Neves also went close and captain Danny Batth hit the post with a late header.

The Brewers managed only two shots on target, with a Jamie Allen strike that was well saved by John Ruddy in the first half the nearest they came to scoring.

Nigel Clough's Burton side, who have just two wins from their 11 league fixtures, remain a point above the relegation zone.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "It means a lot coming back from a bad result and knowing that you cannot stay there in that moment of sadness, but to react, and the boys did that today and I am very proud of them.

"We controlled the game very well. We must say that we have the momentum the first time we arrive on the box of Burton and we score.

"Everything changes from there and it is important to keep going and keep believing, keep increasing the result. The boys played really, really well."

Burton manager Nigel Clough: "It's a pretty horrible week for us. We had a good result at QPR last weekend and we were looking forward to this week.

"We are not giving ourselves a chance in games at the moment - 3-0 down at half-time in both games and the game is over from that point.

"Both of the first two goals today were avoidable, in fact the first three were in the first half. With better defending we don't concede them."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Bywater
  • 23Buxton
  • 5McFadzean
  • 3Warnock
  • 12FlanaganSubstituted forNaylorat 45'minutes
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forSordellat 58'minutes
  • 7Murphy
  • 4Allen
  • 11Dyer
  • 10Akins
  • 9ScannellSubstituted forVarneyat 67'minutesBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 8Lund
  • 13Ripley
  • 15Naylor
  • 16Varney
  • 17Sordell
  • 19Palmer
  • 25Barker

Wolves

  • 21Ruddy
  • 5Bennett
  • 6Batth
  • 25Miranda
  • 2Doherty
  • 8NevesSubstituted forPriceat 74'minutes
  • 27Saiss
  • 29Vinagre
  • 17Hélder CostaSubstituted forBonatiniat 51'minutes
  • 18JotaSubstituted forRonanat 77'minutes
  • 7Cavaleiro

Substitutes

  • 4A N'Diaye
  • 19Price
  • 20Ronan
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 31Norris
  • 32Deslandes
  • 33Bonatini
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
5,080

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4.

Attempt missed. Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Attempt blocked. Connor Ronan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Lloyd Dyer.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie Allen.

Foul by Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Luke Varney (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Ronan (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Stephen Warnock (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Luke Varney (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Varney (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Connor Ronan replaces Diogo Jota.

Hand ball by Jamie Allen (Burton Albion).

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Luke Varney (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Rúben Neves.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Luke Varney replaces Sean Scannell.

Attempt missed. Rúben Vinagre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a through ball.

Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Rúben Vinagre.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4. Léo Bonatini (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Stephen Warnock (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marvin Sordell replaces Hope Akpan.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Burton Albion).

Léo Bonatini (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Léo Bonatini with a cross.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ryan Bennett.

Hand ball by Luke Murphy (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Léo Bonatini replaces Hélder Costa.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cardiff11731179824
2Wolves117221911823
3Sheff Utd117041510521
4Leeds106221881020
5Bristol City115512011920
6Preston11551136720
7Aston Villa115421710719
8Ipswich106042016418
9Norwich115331113-218
10Fulham114521410417
11Middlesbrough11443139416
12Nottm Forest115061519-415
13Millwall113441413113
14Derby103431313013
15Sheff Wed103431212013
16QPR113441415-113
17Hull113352219312
18Barnsley103251315-211
19Brentford111641315-29
20Reading10235912-39
21Burton11236623-179
22Birmingham11227719-128
23Sunderland111461221-97
24Bolton11029422-182
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