Wolverhampton Wanderers moved ahead of Manchester United in the race for UEFA Champions League places with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.

The match which was played at Villa Park was officiated by Craig Pawson inside an empty venue except for some ground staffs available.

The home side was desperate for a win to help their battle with relegation while Nuno Espirito Santo, who started the day on 49 points alongside Manchester United were desperate to close the gap between them and Chelsea in fourth.

While Jack Grealish entered the history books as the most fouled player in a single premier league season Villa did not ge much joy as Leander Dendoncker coolly finished a pass from Jonny in the second half of the encounter which proved to be the match winner.

The win moved Wolves into fifth position ahead of Manchester United with 52points while sit 19th with 27 points after 32 matches in the premier league this season.

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