In a spirited Championship clash, league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers were thwarted in their quest for an extended lead as they settled for a 2-2 draw against Hull City on Tuesday. Super Eagles defender Ola Aina showcased his skills, contributing significantly in the full 90 minutes for Hull.
Wolves initially surged ahead with Diogo Jota converting a penalty in the 18th minute, only to be matched by Hull’s David Meyler, who mirrored the feat with a successful penalty on 37 minutes. A twist in the tale saw Hull seize a 2-1 lead through a Ryan Bennett own goal in the 78th minute. Nevertheless, Wolves salvaged a point with Oskar Buur leveling the score in the dying moments.
Despite the draw, Wolves maintain their leadership with 86 points, leaving them well-positioned in the 24-team log. Hull currently sits in the 18th spot with 41 points, a comfortable seven points away from the relegation zone.
Aston Villa showcased their dominance at Villa Park, securing a convincing 3-0 victory against 10-man Reading. Sone Aluko and his Reading teammates faced adversity as David Edwards received his marching orders in the 30th minute after receiving a second yellow card. Villa seized the opportunity, with Birhir Bjarnasson opening the scoring in the 47th minute, Conor Hourihane doubling the lead in the 63rd minute, and Scott Hogan sealing the triumph in the 70th minute.
Villa’s stellar performance elevates them to the second position among the play-off contenders with 73 points, while Reading finds themselves in the 19th spot with 39 points.
Meanwhile, at the Macron Stadium, Nigerian forward Chinedu Obasi once again found himself omitted from Bolton Wanderers’ squad as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz proved to be the decisive scorer for Birmingham in the 40th minute, pushing Bolton down to the 20th position with 39 points in the league table.