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Nuno urges focus from Wolves

6th December 2018, 06:20 by James Mason

Nuno Espirito Santo has warned Wolves their troubles are not over yet despite beating Chelsea 2-1 at home on Wednesday night.

Wolves had lost five of their last six games prior to Chelsea's visit, picking up just one point from the last 18 on offer, but they managed to bounce back to winning ways in front of a packed Molineux Stadium.

England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek put the Blues ahead 18 minutes into the game, but second-half strikes from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota ensured the hosts clinched a much-needed three points.

Last season's Championship winners have now climbed to 12th position as a result of the win, 10 points clear of the relegation zone, but Nuno insists his side still have a lot of work to do.

He told BBC Sport: "I think it was a very good performance. In the first half the organisation and staying in the game was important.

"In the second half, we showed desire to go in front. I think it was fantastic work from the boys. The only way to play these teams is you have to run more than them and when you have your chances take them.

This doesn't mean all the problems are solved. It means we have to maintain these standards."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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