Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Leeds United 1-0 in a keenly-fought match at Elland Road on Monday night.

The hosts had the better of the first half but were unable to find a breakthrough.

In the second period, Wolves came into the game more and the introduction of Adama Traore made a real difference.

Romain Saiss had a goal disallowed for offside before Raul Jimenez’s deflected strike proved enough to grab all three points.

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England international Conor Coady was instrumental to Wolves’ clean sheet and spoke after the match about how hard it is to play against Leeds.

“It was a massive result for us, we knew how tough it would be,” Coady told BBC Sport.

“They were fantastic last season and play at 100 miles an hour, but we stuck at our plan. It’s hard to get after them, you have to play with your brain.

“They were very attacking. We looked at that and then we got a bit of control in the second half.”

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Coady’s comments show what many expected from Leeds when they were promoted – sides would find it tough to deal with their intensity.

Wolves found the formula to keep them at arm’s length for much of the second half, which was testament to their tactical flexibility and organisation.

This was the first league game of this season in which Leeds failed to score, thanks in no small part to Coady.

Wolves have now had back-to-back 1-0 wins, which represents a strong recovery after the 4-0 defeat at West Ham.

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