Ikeme's Wolves return to English Premier League after six-year absence

The Cottagers had appeared set to make Wolves wait after Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring in the 70th minute, but a last-gasp Neal Maupay header means Wolves are now safe inside the top two.

Wolverhampton Wanderers managing director Laurie Dalrymple has hailed Nuno Espirito Santo as "an incredibly important component" to their return to the Premier League.

Wolves' six years absence from top-flight football ended on Saturday despite not being in action.

"He came in, he changed the playing style".

Speaking to Sky Sports, Dalrymple said of manager Nuno: "He's a superb tactician, he's a superb strategist and he's a superb manmanager". He's extremely good with the players and the staff.

Wolves who have occupied top spot in the Championship since October, will host Birmingham City on Sunday.

The Midlanders have led by instance within the Championship this season regardless of irking rivals over their relationship with agent Jorge Mendes.

Wolves have accumulated 92 Championship points to date, coming from 28 victories and eight draws, with 76 goals scored in the process.

And despite a mid-winter blip, Wolves have finished as strongly as they began with 16 points from their last possible 18 securing promotion.

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani was particularly vocal in his grievances about their financial dealings following his club's 3-0 home defeat to Wolves at Elland Road in March and these have been looked at by the EFL.

  • Stacy Allen