Date: 9th December 2017 at 6:34pm
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Following today’s clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sunderland, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Wolverhampton Wanderers hosted Sunderland at the Molineux for a 3pm kick off on Saturday December 9, with both sides playing out a scoreless draw.

Wolves will clearly be disappointed to not make it seven wins on the spin having dominated possession and had 23 efforts in total in the game, but Sunderland will have been pleased to see out a hard earnt point having been reduced to ten men following Lee Cattermole’s sending off for a second bookable offence within the space of roughly two minutes.

Wolves sit eight points clear of third placed Bristol City in the Championship table and Sunderland continue to sit in the relegation zone, but they are now only a point behind 21st placed Bolton Wanderers.

Teams:

Wolves:

Ruddy, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Saiss (N’Diaye 68), Neves, Douglas (Costa 75), Cavaleiro, Bonatini, Jota.

Substitutes:

Batth, Price, Enobakhare, Vinagre, Norris.

Sunderland:

Ruiter, Love (Galloway 80), Browning, O’Shea, Wilson, Matthews, Gooch (Embleton 90+1), Cattermole, Gibson, Honeyman, Grabban (Vaughan 84).

Substitutes:

Steele, McGeady, Asoro, Beadling.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee Jeremy Simpson blew the final whistle, Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo explained.

‘It is disappointing because it is not the result we wanted but frustration, no, it is part of football. Victories are hard to achieve and we work hard to achieve that. The boys did everything. They kept trying. There was only one team looking for the three points. But I am not not frustrated and I’m conscious games like this will happen again and we have to find solutions. I’m not worried about the game plans of opponents.’

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman in his comparitive interview explained.

‘I told the players there were two things they could do, duck it or face it. I wouldn’t advise ducking it because, even if you don’t get what you want, at least you have a bit of peace of mind if you face the challenge. After last week where everything’s going right and then we have a man sent off and end up losing 3-1 you could easily come here and crumble but we didn’t do that. We have eight or nine players unavailable but it’s about the boys who are available, ready and standing up for themselves and that’s what they did.’

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