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Summary

  1. Wolves go top of Championship with win over Aston Vila
  2. Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini scored Wolves' second-half goals
  3. Bolton ended 640-minute goal drought and got first league win of season
  4. Sheffield United beat Ipswich 1-0 to move level with second-placed Cardiff

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By Andrew Aloia and Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

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Another derby tomorrow

Derby v Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 13:15 BST)

I'm sorry to report that, in terms of today's EFL action, that is all from us.

If you enjoyed our updates this afternoon and the derby match between Wolves and Aston Villa has left you wanting more, then have no fear.

There is another big one tomorrow, when Derby County host Nottingham Forest.

Our live text coverage of that one starts at 13:00 BST.

Until then, goodbye.

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FT: Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Mel Eves

Former Wolves forward on BBC WM

That was thoroughly deserved. This is a game we were all really anticipating. It promised to be a mouthwatering prospect for both teams

For Villa, off the back of four wins, this was a massive test for them as well as Wolves.

They will be disappointed, but I can guarantee Villa fans that this is the best 90 minutes from Wolves all season. Overall they have been very convincing.

FT: Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Wolves fully deserved that win, having dominated much of the game, as you can see from the match statistics below.

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has got the hosts playing some brilliant football, and the former Valencia and Porto boss has guided the club to the top of the table, two points clear of second-placed Cardiff.

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FT: Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

We've had some great nights here in the past and at the moment everybody is with us. The boys have been outstanding and hopefully that can continue. It is not about making a statement - it is about improving all the time. At the moment we are doing that, but it is about taking one game at the time

Conor CoadyWolves defender on Sky Sports

FT: Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Goals from Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini give Wolves a deserved victory in this West Midlands derby.

The hosts dominated for pretty much the whole game and Villa see their four-match winning streak come to an end.

FULL-TIME

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Wolves celebrate
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Two goals, three points, top of the Championship table.

Wolves are flying.

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

One final scare for Wolves, as Josh Onomah flicks a corner wide of goal.

That should just about be that.

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Robert Snodgrass swings in another cross, but Wolves keeper John Ruddy gathers it brilliantly under pressure.

Straight up the other end, Ben Marshall tests Sam Johnstone with a low shot.

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

There will be three minutes of added time at Molineux.

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Callum O'Hare wins a free-kick wide on the right after a foul from Roderick Miranda

That provides another chance for Villa to swing the ball into the box, but it is headed firmly away by a Wolves defender.

Relief for Bolton boss Parkinson

FT: Bolton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Phil Parkinson
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Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"As the clock was ticking, I was just staring at the referee thinking 'come on, blow that whistle'.

"I was just so pleased when he did. I'm relieved for myself because it has been tough and pleased for everybody, it was a great win for us. Sheffield Wednesday are one of the fancied teams, and you expect them to be up there with the array of talent they have got.

"We have shown today, as we have in other games, that we can create chances. We have done that again today, the difference is that a couple have ended up in the back of the net."

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

James Chester heads a corner wide for Villa. The visitors have left it late to get back into the game.

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Wolves have more defending to do as Callum O'Hare, on for Jonathan Kodjia, and Robert Snodgrass look for a way through the gold shirts in front of them.

The hosts stand firm and counter, before Ben Marshall sends a shot over the bar.

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Mel Eves

Former Wolves forward on BBC WM

It is a belief now that Wolves have a real chance to carry on this form and stay at the top of this league.

They have set a marker down; Villa were a big, big game for them today.

Wolves have really shown their class and have shown Villa that they are just a little short at the moment.

Leo Bonatini
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Villa hit the bar

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Robert Snodgrass decides to take the free-kick himself from about 20 yards out.

The Scot brilliantly clips it over the wall, only to see his effort come back off the top of the crossbar.

Villa are still looking for a way back into the game.

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

A chance for Villa as Barry Douglas trips Robert Snodgrass on the edge of the area.

Can they make anything from the free-kick?

SUBSTITUTION

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Alfred N'Diaye replaces Ruben Neves for the hosts.

The Portuguese midfielder has had a good game, giving Villa a passing masterclass.

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Phil Maiden

BBC Sport at Molineux

Wolves fans are now certainly making the most of having the bragging rights as the volume is turned up to 11 inside Molineux.

Not only are their team beating one of their biggest rivals, they can also brag about being top of the league.

Diogo Jota
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GREAT SAVE!

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Incredible double save by Villa keeper Sam Johnstone.

The oles are out from the Wolves fans and a passing move culminates with Diego Jota's header being stopped on the line by the keeper.

The ball falls to Leo Bonatini five yards out and he pokes the ball goalwards. Somehow it is straight into the body of Johnstone and he blocks it.

Villa clear the danger.

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Garry Thompson

Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC WM 95.6

That counter [for the second goal] is perfect. Maybe there is a hint of handball, but they have dominated the game.

Wolves have put the work in during pre-season and Villa will measure themselves against this Wolves side to see where they are.

SUBSTITUTION

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

A couple of changes after the goal.

Ben Marshall is on for Wolves in place of Ivan Cavaleiro, while Josh Onomah has come on for Albert Adomah for the visitors.

Wolves deserve their two-goal lead, and Molineux is in fine voice.

Jota 'oozes class'

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Mel Eves

Former Wolves forward on BBC WM

I think Jota oozes class. He has been first-rate since the first time I saw him in a Wolves shirt.

I did say he was the main threat for Wolves at the start and he has not disappointed tonight.

This is sending a massive marker out to the rest of the Championship. He has been a different class today.

GOAL: Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Leo Bonatini

Leo Bonatini celebrates
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Substitute Leo Bonatini has his fifth Championship goal of the season, and it comes from a counter attack.

Diogo Jota bursts forward and runs at the backtracking Villa defence.

He dives into the area and it looks like another great Alan Hutton challenge has cleared the danger.

But the ball drops to Bonatini and the Brazilian finds the net from a tight angle to double Wolves' lead. A fine finish from the striker.

Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa

Another fine bit of defending by Villa left-back Alan Hutton.

He makes a great recovery to block Ivan Cavaleiro's goalbound shot from just inside the area.

Just over 20 minutes remain at Molineux, and Wolves are heading two points clear at the top of the Championship table.

Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa

Conor Coady does well to intercept a ball which looked bound for the feet of Scott Hogan.

The defender has had a good game on his return to the Wolves starting XI.

'Mixed bag' for Grayson's Black Cats

FT: Sunderland 1-1 QPR

Simon Grayson
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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson told BBC Newcastle:

"It was a bit of a mixed bag.

"We got done with a set-piece, which rocked us again, because if you get the first goal it might just contribute to us getting the three points, but full credit to the players because they didn't feel sorry for themselves.

"There were a lot of positive performances in the second half, we kept on the front foot and it was a great goal.

"In the second half I thought there was only one team that was going to get that winner, unfortunately we couldn't quite get it."

SUBSTITUTION

Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa

And we do see Scott Hogan come on, as he replaces youngster Keinan Davis up front for the visitors.

Can the former Brentford striker provide a spark for Villa?

We had a bit of a stoppage just now as Romain Saiss got some treatment after a coming together with his own team-mate Ivan Cavaleiro.

Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa

Villa have had very little goal threat.

Keeper Sam Johnstone looks to set up a counter-attack but his long kick forward evades Robert Snodgrass.

It looks like we'll be seeing Scott Hogan from the Villa bench shortly.

Wilder pleased with victory after international break

FT: Sheffield United 1-0 Ipswich Town

Chris Wilder
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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It is always interesting to see how they would rock up after the international break, because the week before what we had was an outstanding week and we were bang in form.

"The start of the game was really important, we got right out of the blocks and we were disappointed that we weren't up at half-time against a team that is resolute.

"They are a dangerous team and to beat a dangerous team after the international break 1-0, with a clean sheet, sends everyone home happy.

"We had to marry up a good performance with a win and I'm delighted we managed to do that."

Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa

Garry Thompson

Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC WM

This is danger for Villa. They find themselves 1-0 down and if they now try to over compensate or over commit, they will find themselves further down.

Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa

Diogo Jota looks to double his tally - and the hosts' lead - with a shot from 20 yards out but it goes wide.

Wolves are really spraying it around with confidence now.

Can Villa find a way back into the game? They have been very much on the back foot for the first 15 minutes of the second period.

Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa

Mel Eves

Former Wolves forward on BBC WM

It has been coming. Villa just couldn't get out of their penalty area.

It has been a constant, constant wave of gold and black in the second half.

GOAL: Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa

Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota
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And there is the breakthrough!

It's Wolves' talisman Diogo Jota who gets the goal with a brilliant finish.

He gathers a ball in from the right from Ivan Cavaleiro on the edge of the area, and twists into the box.

Villa right-back Ahmed Elmohamady slips at the crucial moment and Jota blasts the ball left-footed past Sam Johnstone.

Wolves 0-0 Aston Villa

Wolves are really dictating the game here, bossing possession and looking brighter with their passing and ideas.

Villa are well organised though, and looking fairly solid at the moment despite not having much of the ball since the break.

It's up to the hosts to break down the visiting defence.

Albert Adomah catches Romain Saiss to give Wolves a free-kick about 30 yards out on the right but Villa clear the danger.

Wolves 0-0 Aston Villa

A really good move from Wolves comes to nothing.

After some good passing, Matt Doherty's ball into the box comes to Ivan Cavaleiro on the left.

The Portuguese forward skews his effort badly on target, and it ends up going for a throw-in.

That is the kind of embarrassment every player would prefer to avoid.

Ivan Cavaleiro
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Wolves 0-0 Aston Villa

A teasing ball into the Villa box from Ruben Neves, but visiting left-back Alan Hutton marshals Ivan Cavaleiro well and stops the Wolves man from getting near the ball.

KICK-OFF

Wolves 0-0 Aston Villa

Wolves get the second half started at Molineux.

As it stands, they are going top of the Championship table - but can they take all three points?

There's one change at the break, with Brazilian striker Leo Bonatini replacing Helder Costa up front for the hosts.

'Leeds deserved more'

FT: Leeds 0-1 Reading

Leeds v Reading
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Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It was not a good game. We knew it would be a difficult game after two defeats and as you saw in the first 20 or 25 minutes, we were building up too slow.

"In the second half we corrected that and I believe the team deserved better than the result we got today.

"We also have to face that we played Reading, a good team that likes to play. We didn't do enough, we have things to improve on but also I saw things from our last game against Sheffield Wednesday that we did much better."

Luton's seventh heaven against Stevenage

FT: Luton Town 7-1 Stevenage

Luton Town boss Nathan Jones told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It is always a tricky game, but thought we were were excellent from start to finish.

"We are not going to over elaborate on anything, it is a wonderful three points, it really is.

"We could have gone into half-time 4-0 up, but it was 3-1. After that we showed our professionalism and resilience. We came out and went after the next goal and got it on a counter attack."

On Luke Berry, who scored a hat-trick: "We brought him here because of his goalscoring prowess at his previous club. We want that from him and he showed it today."