PHIL Parkinson was sent to the stands for the second time this season as Wanderers’ unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Wolves.

Two goals from Ivan Cavaliero, plus strikes from Wily Boly, Leo Bonatini and Jota ensured the Molineux men continue to lead the Championship – and Sunderland’s win at Burton Albion means the Whites have now dropped back to the foot of the table.

Will Buckley did manage a consolation, his first for the club, but it was lost in waves of attacking football from Wolves, who look a safe bet for Premier League football next season.

Wanderers were outclassed and frustration spilled over on the touchline at the end of the first half as David Wheater’s clumsy foul on Jota sparked an ugly exchange of words.

Parkinson and Nuno Santo were ordered to the stands – and after already seeing red against Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup back in August, it could well mean a touchline ban for the Wanderers boss.

Wheater also picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign, which means he misses next weekend’s game against Barnsley.

Wolves coasted to three points, taking a 2-0 lead after Boly’s header and a close-range finish from Bonatini – his 11th of the season, following a defence-splitting pass from £15million man Ruben Neves.

They extended the lead just after the hour after Antonee Robinson had tripped Romain Saiss, leaving Cavaliero to roll the ball into the bottom corner from the penalty spot.

Buckley stabbed his first Bolton goal past John Ruddy after being played in by Gary Madine but any hopes of getting back into the game were dashed as Alnwick’s poor clearance landed at the feet of sub Helder Costa, who played in Cavaliero for his second.

Wolves had played some breath-taking football but their fifth was pure route one – keeper Ruddy claiming a Bolton corner and punting straight down the middle for Jota to finish well past Alnwick.