Post-Match Analysis: Wolves edge past stubborn Leeds
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Wolverhampton Wanderers gained a much needed 1-0 win against their mid-table rivals Leeds United, on Friday night, at Molineux.

In a game that Leeds were very unlucky to at least not come away with a draw, Wolves' single goal was enough to win them the game and all three points. 

Adama Traore's goal would have been a wonder strike had it gone straight into the net, but that was not to be. Instead, the ball cannoned off the bar onto the helpless Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier's back and over the line.

Leeds managed to create three big chances but could not convert any of them, the Whites biggest chance came through Patrick Bamford in the 77th minute, the striker had the ball in the back of the net only for it to be ruled out due to a marginal offside in the build up.

• Neto continues to shine

Pedro Neto has been a revelation since moving to the Black Country in 2019, but this season he has really stepped up, providing a much needed attacking edge for Nuno Espírito Santo's side, especially since their talisman striker Raúl Jiménez's injury in November.

Neto threatened the Leeds defence for the whole game providing pace and skill for the Wolves attacking unit. He went tantalisingly close in the 12th minute, stinging Meslier's gloves from range forcing a camera pleasing save.

There is no doubt that Nuno will want to keep hold of Neto, who has no doubt caught the eye of some of the big hitters in European football over the last few months with his scintillating displays.

• Form picking up for Wolves

Nuno will be looking to build on their four-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, with their next two games against Newcastle United and Manchester City, this will be tough, but if they can keep this run going it will only bode well.

After keeping another clean sheet against the Lily Whites, that's two in their last four games, with their defensive woes seeming to have disappeared of late.

Wolves continue to climb the table and into the top half, leapfrogging Leeds into 11th place and just seven points of Liverpool in fifth. After Wolves' poor run of form over Christmas, this would have seemed impossible, but now they are here, they must take advantage.

• Patricio solid between the sticks

The ever-reliable Rui Patricio kept Leeds at bay registering seven saves along with his clean sheet, the veteran keeper is key to Espírito Santo's side and his performance against the Lily Whites only emphasised that.

Patricio became the first Wolves keeper to make seven saves and keep a clean sheet since Marcus Hahnemann made nine against Everton in 2010.