Wolverhampton Wanderers were made to work hard for their 1-0 win over Leeds at Molineux on Friday night, a result handed to them thanks to an unfortunate own goal from Illan Meslier.
It was Wolves who had the game’s first real chance as Pedro Neto’s 11th-minute superb strike from range was palmed over the bar by Meslier. The two sides exchanged half-chances for the remainder of the half, with Wolves having the better of things, but neither side could make the breakthrough before half time.
The hosts pressure would be rewarded less than 20 minutes into the second half as Adama Traore’s weaving run and thumping long-range effort cannoned off the crossbar, before ricocheting off the helpless Meslier before nestling into the back of the net.
Patrick Bamford thought he had equalized in the 78th minute, but his goal was ruled out for offside – allowing Wolves to hold on for a valuable three points.