Aston Villa boss says only an 'almighty collapse' will deny Wolves

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Steve Bruce has called on the Aston Villa fans to continue to back the side after the superb atmosphere that helped the team on Saturday. Furthermore, they are unbeaten in their past four visits to Villa Park and that augurs well for the visitors" hopes of completing a league "double' over their rivals for the first time since the 1962/63 season.

"I have to look at the lads and see who is fresh, I need runners and chasers in the right areas because realistically they will have more of the ball than us", he told the club website.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side had won just one of their previous five games to see their lead cut to three points.

Coupled with Cardiff's home win earlier in the day, the defeat left Wolves three points clear at the top.

The Bluebirds have a tough week ahead with visits to Brentford and Derby County to negotiate, but they need just three points between the two games to ensure they head into the global break with second place still in their grip.

Hull City eased their relegation fears as they hit back from 3-1 down to beat Norwich City 4-3 - Abel Hernandez netting two penalties before Harry Wilson's victor.

"We don't get carried away because, if you do, you get kicked in the teeth in the Championship", said the Cardiff manager, Neil Warnock. "We needed another game as quickly as possible".

"All the boys are enjoying it, though".

Sheffield United closed the gap to the top six to two points after a 2-0 win over Burton. They've got some veery good players who played in the Champions League past year.

At the bottom Barnsley inched three points clear of the relegation zone after a 1-1 draw with mid-table Norwich.

Hull are nine points above the bottom three after a 3-0 win at Ipswich thanks to goals from Markus Henriksen, Harry Wilson and Jarrod Bowen.

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