Leeds United fans should be encouraged by Nuno’s comments

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers won against Leeds United at the Molineux Stadium in the Championship on Wednesday evening.

Manager of Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo looks on during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 24, 2017 in...

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno has admitted to the club’s official website that the win against Leeds United this week was not easy.

The Wanderers maintained their good run of form with a 4-1 victory over Leeds at the Molineux Stadium in the Championship on Wednesday evening.

Wolves were the better side over the course of the 90 minutes, and they were also helped by the dismissal of Ronaldo Vieira.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo watches from the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

The Leeds midfielder was sent off on the hour mark for two bookable offences, and that certainly put the home team in the driving seat.

Wolves manager Nuno has admitted that dismissal of Vieira was the turning point in the match, and has also stated that winning against the Whites was harder than it looked.

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12, 2017 in...

“I think to be honest, it was a good performance but the result doesn’t say how hard the game was - it was a tough game,” Nuno told Wolves’ official website.

“We knew what we were gong to find in Leeds - they are a team with two lines of four and we had to have patience but at the same time control their counter attack,” added Nuno. “The first half specifically was very good.”

“We know how hard it is to play with one man less and Leeds played with one man less,” added Nuno about the red card. “It was a determining moment but it was fair and I think it was a good decision from the referee.”

The defeat to Wolves must have been hugely disappointing for the Leeds fans, but they can take heart from Nuno’s comments.

The Wolves manager’s comments make it clear that the Whites gave them a run for their money, and the Leeds fans will hope that in the coming weeks the team can close matches instead of giving the opposition just a hard time.

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