Which teams pushed Wolves the hardest this season?

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have beaten every team in the Championship this season - except one.

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Over the course of their Championship winning season, Wolverhampton Wanderers have beaten every single team in the league apart from one - Sunderland. They'll get the chance to rectify that on the final day of the season, but aside from the one point they picked up against The Black Cats, it's time to focus on which teams statistically speaking, pushed Wolves the hardest throughout their campaign.

Wolves still managed to secure a victory over each of the three teams listed, but even with that, they can take pride in knowing they managed to get one over on the league champions before they took their rightful place in the Premier League.

3) Cardiff City - 3 points, 0 GD

General view of the Cardiff City Stadium prior to kick off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Preston North End at the Cardiff City Stadium on February 27, 2016...

Wolves and Cardiff have been the frontrunners for most of the promotion race this season, and as a result, the encounters between the two teams were as tense as it gets in the Championship. The Bluebirds managed to scrape a 2-1 win in the early stages of the campaign, whereas Wolves managed to get their own back with one of the most dramatic 1-0 victories in the league's history as Cardiff missed two penalties late on which would've given them the distinction of being the only team Wolves couldn't beat over two games.

2) Nottingham Forest - 3 points, -1 GD

General view of the City Ground before the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

While Forest haven't exactly had much to shout about since August, they can take pride in knowing that they didn't lie down when they came face to face with the runaway champions. In their first meeting, Wolves edged past the East Midlands side thanks to an 81st minute Diogo Jota goal. Things didn't go quite so well in the reverse fixture, however, as Forest eased to a somewhat surprising 2-0 win at Molineux. You could argue that Wolves just weren't at their best on the day, but it's still a feather in the cap of Aitor Karanka.

1) Aston Villa - 3 points, -1 GD

A general view of Villa Park ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on April 15, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

The relationship between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers has become more and more volatile as the weeks have gone on in the Championship, and that was reflected in their two meetings in the 2017/18 season. Things were relatively straightforward when they met in October as second-half goals from Jota and Bonatini gave Wolves a 2-0 win, but the game back in March threatened to derail everything that Wolves had been building as Villa ran out 4-1 winners in a shocking result at Villa Park.

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