Wolves: Proud Nuno hails team’s resilience as Wolves extend lead at Championship summit

The 43-year-old had been linked with the Everton vacancy this week but saw his team brush Fulham aside 2-0 at Molineux.

Romain Saiss and Leo Bonatini scored in the first half to extend Wolves’ lead at the summit on Friday and seal their first win in November since 2013.

Nuno, who was appointed in the summer, told Sky Sports: “I’m happy with the result and the performance. For a third game in a week it was incredible, there was no time to totally recover and the boys go and work the way they did, so we must be proud.

“We were looking for a third goal as 2-0 is always dangerous against a team of Fulham’s quality and it would have made us more relaxed. It’s three points now and the international break, so let’s recover well because there’s a long way to go.

“Bonatini is a quality player but his work is more than just the goals. He works for the team and he’s the first defender we have.”

Saiss’ header opened the scoring after nine minutes before Bonatini netted in his sixth straight league game, glancing in Barry Douglas’ free-kick after 26 minutes.

Bonatini, Diogo Jota and Ivan Cavaleiro all had chances to add to the lead in the second half but poor finishing and Fulham goalkeeper David Button denied them a third.

Lacklustre Fulham remain 16th and had few openings, although Floyd Ayite fired their best chance wide just after the break.

Downbeat boss Slavisa Jokanovic said: “There are not so many positive things for us. The situation is not new. They scored two easy goals, we played around but didn’t create serious chances or show enough quality.

“It’s a similar story, we’re not in our best moment and some people still need to adapt to this competition.

“We are now one month without being at an acceptable level. We must be ready to fight or we could be in trouble.”

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