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We can grow over busy spell: Nuno

Wolves 1 Sheffield United 1

By Sean Taylor

Wolves and Sheffield United both continue to enjoy fine runs in the Premier League after sharing the points from a 1-1 draw at Molineux.

The winners knew they would climb to fifth in the table and early on that looked like it would be the Blades, after Lys Mousset struck in the second minute.

Chris Wilder's team had chances to extend their lead and they were punished for failing to take them when Matt Doherty headed home a 64th minute equaliser.

The point means Tottenham hold on to fifth spot, but Wolves extended their unbeaten run to nine league matches while the Blades are now without a defeat in seven and remain unbeaten on the road this season.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: "It's very demanding on the players but it is a good challenge. We must use it to grow and improve as a team. We don't have time to practice, we rest and we repeat. I'm very proud. The draw was well deserved.

"It means a lot for Doherty to score today - he had some bad news about a dear friend of his. It was a bad moment in his life so I wish him well. It meant a lot for him and it meant a lot for us as a team."

The opening goal was timed a 62 seconds. George Baldock's cross from the right was brought down by Mousset who fired his shot into the bottom corner from eight yards.

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Dean Henderson, on loan from Manchester United, so ineligible last week against his parent club, produced a fine save to deny Wolves an equaliser from Raul Jimenez's powerful header, but it was the Blades who missed a host of chances to extend their lead either side of half-time, and they would ultimately be made to pay.

Jimenez collected the ball in the right-hand channel and clipped a cross to the back post where the unmarked Doherty stooped to head past Henderson.

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