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Nuno stays upbeat even Wolves give up victory


Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty

Nuno Espirito Santo wants his Wolves players to quickly move on after Chris Wood's stoppage-time penalty put a dent in their Champions League hopes as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley.

Raul Jimenez struck his 26th goal of the campaign with a quarter of an hour to go at Turf Moor as Wolves sought to put pressure on Leicester and Manchester United above them in the battle for European places.

But there was late drama as Wood first missed a sitter of a header before Matt Doherty was penalised for handball and the New Zealander fired into the top corner of the net.

It was a frustrating end to the game but Nuno had no complaints about how his side performed.

"We just recover and prepare for the next one," Nuno said. "The team was good."

The result leaves Wolves three points off the top four, having played a game more than Leicester and United, but also under pressure from behind, with Spurs one point back and Sheffield United two back in seventh.

Wood's late strike extended Burnley's unbeaten run to six games and one defeat in 14. A top-half finish would be a fine achievement for a team that has faced issues on and off the pitch since the season resumed.