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Wolves 0-0 Sunderland

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Wolves last failed to score in a league game on 27 September when they lost 2-0 at Sheffield United

Championship leaders Wolves were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Sunderland at Molineux.

The hosts went into the game after six successive victories, but Leo Bonatini's missed effort was as close as they came in the opening 45 minutes.

The Black Cats were reduced to 10 men when midfielder Lee Cattermole was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in as many minutes.

Wolves pushed on for a winner but had to settle for a point.

Despite failing to extend their winning run, Nuno Espirito Santo's men are now eight points clear of third-placed Bristol City.

It seemed likely that they would go on to claim a seventh straight win when Black Cats midfielder Cattermole picked up a second yellow for a poor challenge on forward Diogo Jota.

However, both Ruben Neves and Ivan Cavaleiro were unable to make the most of chances as Sunderland held on for a vital point.

Chris Coleman's men remain in the relegation zone but are now just one point behind 20th-placed Bolton.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo:

"It is disappointing because it is not the result we wanted but frustration, no, it is part of football.

"Victories are hard to achieve and we work hard to achieve that. The boys did everything. They kept trying. There was only one team looking for the three points.

"But I am not frustrated and I'm conscious games like this will happen again and we have to find solutions. I'm not worried about the game plans of opponents."

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman:

"I told the players there were two things they could do, duck it or face it. I wouldn't advise ducking it because, even if you don't get what you want, at least you have a bit of peace of mind if you face the challenge.

"After last week where everything's going right and then we have a man sent off and end up losing 3-1 you could easily come here and crumble but we didn't do that.

"We have eight or nine players unavailable but it's about the boys who are available, ready and standing up for themselves and that's what they did."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 21Ruddy
  • 5Bennett
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 2Doherty
  • 27SaissSubstituted forA N'Diayeat 68'minutes
  • 8Neves
  • 3DouglasBooked at 65minsSubstituted forHélder Costaat 75'minutes
  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 33Bonatini
  • 18Jota

Substitutes

  • 4A N'Diaye
  • 6Batth
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 19Price
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 29Vinagre
  • 31Norris

Sunderland

  • 25Ruiter
  • 22LoveSubstituted forGallowayat 80'minutes
  • 18BrowningBooked at 80mins
  • 16O'Shea
  • 36WilsonBooked at 51mins
  • 21Matthews
  • 27GoochSubstituted forEmbletonat 90+1'minutes
  • 6CattermoleBooked at 62mins
  • 24Gibson
  • 26HoneymanBooked at 63mins
  • 11GrabbanSubstituted forVaughanat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Steele
  • 9Vaughan
  • 15Galloway
  • 19McGeady
  • 29Asoro
  • 31Beadling
  • 40Embleton
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
28,488

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home23
Away1
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

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4Derby21115533211238
5Aston Villa21107429181137
6Sheff Utd2112183426837
7Leeds2110383326733
8Middlesbrough219572720732
9Ipswich2110293532332
10Preston218852522332
11Nottm Forest21100113135-430
12Fulham217862727029
13Brentford216963330327
14Sheff Wed216962626027
15Norwich217682127-627
16Reading207582624226
17Millwall215882221123
18Hull215793739-222
19QPR215792332-922
20Barnsley2155112434-1020
21Bolton2137112140-1916
22Birmingham2144131030-2016
23Sunderland2129102638-1215
24Burton2135131340-2714
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