STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Leo Bonatini keeps Wolves on promotion trail

Wolves consolidated their position on top of the English Championship as Bonatini's brace secured a win over Preston North End.

Published: 22nd October 2017 03:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd October 2017 03:20 PM   |  A+A-

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leo Bonatini (Photo |Leo Bonatini Twitter)

By AFP

LONDON: Wolverhampton Wanderers consolidated their position on top of the English Championship as Leo Bonatini's brace secured a 3-2 win over Preston North End at Molineux on Saturday.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side were in control as Bonatini added to Ivan Cavaleiro's first-half opener with a 59th-minute penalty and a second from close-range five minutes later.

But Preston reduced the deficit within a minute through Jordan Hugill, before a Conor Coady own goal 12 minutes from time led to a frantic finale in which Preston's Alan Browne was sent off.

Cardiff City remain second, two points back, after a late Joe Ralls penalty proved enough to give Neil Warnock's men a hard-fought 1-0 win at Middlesbrough.

Sheffield United are level on points with Cardiff after a 2-1 win over struggling Reading at Bramall Lane.

Leeds United bounced back from three successive losses to end Bristol City's run of 12 games unbeaten with an emphatic 3-0 win at Ashton Gate.

There was more woe for Sunderland who blew a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Brentford and extend their winless run to 11 games.

Bottom club Bolton Wanderers were denied a second straight win as Idrissa Sylla's 78th-minute strike salvaged a 1-1 draw for QPR at the Macron Stadium.

Derby County capitalised on the fourth minute sending-off of Sheffield Wednesday's Glenn Loovens to cruise to a 2-0 win at the iPro Stadium.

Matej Vydra scored a fifth-minute penalty which resulted from Loovens' dismissal, and Bradley Johnson fired into the top corner to complete the victory four minutes from time.

John Terry scored his first goal for Aston Villa in a 2-1 home win over Fulham.

Fraizer Campbell's 78th-minute effort gave Hull City a 1-0 win at Barnsley, while Nottingham Forest beat Burton Albion 2-0 at the City Ground.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp