Wolves know that a win today would guarantee 12th position in the Premier League table, while Man United will end the 2020-21 campaign in second spot regardless of the result at Molineux.
Browsing: Nuno Espirito Santo
Nuno took the reins at Molineux in May 2017 shortly after departing Porto and oversaw Wolves’ promotion from the Championship in his first season in charge and then back-to-back seventh-place finishes in the Premier League.
Wolves, meanwhile, still have an outside chance of finishing in the top half for a third successive season.
The 23-year-old has scored 12 times and registered six assists in 31 appearances for the Blues this season but has struggled for regular action in recent weeks.
Burnley were sharper and more committed but mid-table Wolves contributed to their downfall with some sloppy defensive work at an empty Molineux.
Wolves, meanwhile, will be aiming to extend their winning run to three matches.
The Blades are 18 points adrift and it will be mathematically impossible for them to escape the drop should they lose at Molineux and Newcastle United beat West Ham United.
The goalkeeper needed 14 minutes of treatment on the pitch following an accidental collision with teammate Conor Coady late on.
The Magpies lost 3-1 to Manchester United on Sunday evening, whereas Wolves’ turnaround in fortunes continued with a 1-0 win over Leeds United.
Nuno Espirito Santo was able to celebrate in his 100th Premier League game as Wolves boss, thanks to their spirited second-half fightback at St Mary’s
The clubs are meeting for the second time in three days after the Saints prevailed in the FA Cup fifth round on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, the home side head into the contest at Molineux on the back of a much-needed 2-1 win against Arsenal, a result which has moved the club 12 points clear of the relegation zone.
Palace will enter today’s contest off the back of a 3-2 home defeat to West Ham United on Tuesday, while Wolves held Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
While the home side have gone five matches without recording maximum points, the Baggies last recorded success on November 28 when they edged out bottom-placed Sheffield United.
Aaron Connolly gave Brighton an early lead but Romain Saiss levelled with a header before Dan Burn scored an own goal and Ruben Neves converted a penalty to put Wolves in command by halftime.
Their hosts, meanwhile, have slumped to seven games without a win and are looking nervously at the clubs below them in the Premier League relegation dogfight.
Spurs have lost their last two in the league to Liverpool and Leicester City, which has seen them drop down into eighth position in the table, while Wolves currently occupy 11th position.
The Portuguese manager took aim at referee Lee Mason, despite the official giving his side a late penalty, and his words are likely to be reviewed by the league’s disciplinary body
Jurgen Klopp’s side head into the weekend with only goal difference keeping them off the top of the table, but Wolves could move to within just one point of their opponents if they end the Reds’ long unbeaten run at home.
The Gunners have won just one of their last five top-flight matches and enter the weekend’s fixtures down in 12th, one point behind opponents Wolves.