March 7, 2018 / 10:54 PM / 8 months ago

Soccer: Wolves win to move six points clear of chasing pack

Soccer Football - Championship - Leeds United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - Elland Road, Leeds, Britain - March 7, 2018 Leeds United's Hadi Sacko in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matt Doherty and Romain Saiss Action Images/Lee Smith

LONDON (Reuters) - Wolverhampton Wanderers restored their six-point advantage at the top of England’s second tier Championship with a 3-0 victory at mid-table Leeds United on Wednesday.

Romain Saiss and Willy Boly scored with first-half headers and Benik Afobe lobbed the keeper after the break to wrap up victory for Wolves.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side had gone three league games without a win and seen their advantage at the summit whittled down from 13 points to three after second-placed Cardiff City beat struggling Barnsley 2-1 on Tuesday.

Victory at Elland Road, however, means that with 11 matches left to play, there is a 10-point gap between Wolves and third-placed Aston Villa, with the top two sides winning automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Reporting by Toby Davis,; Editing by Ed Osmond

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