Now we’re cooking.
And make no mistake about it folks, Wolves are contenders.
A wonderful win against an impressive and determined Derby outfit is proof positive Kenny Jackett and co are going the distance.
Fears they might simply be eased out in the scrum dissipated amidst another glorious night under the Molineux floodlights.
Steve McClaren will correctly rue one moment of refereeing madness that saw Batth escape punishment, but there was much more to the game than one controversial incident.
End to end would be a fair assessment up until Nouha Dicko’s well engineered opener, but much like Sheffield Wednesday three nights earlier, Derby struggled throughout to contain the pace of our forward line.
Afobe had the two clearest chances of the evening either side of Dicko’s goal and by his lofty standards, England’s top scorer should have done better.
The Derby tiki-taka was impressive but only ever seemed to culminate in shots from distance, which were kept out by goalkeeper and woodwork.
Wolves retreated and rode their luck at times, but when blocks and interceptions were needed, someone always came up with the goods.
Lee Grant’s moment of charity was gratefully received on an evening where both goalies opted to punch when a catch seemed easier.
Still, for all his circus juggling Tomasz Kuszczak kept everything out and that is the name of the game. You just have to go with it.
Sako was superb and drained the life out of Derby as they chased the game, using his strength and considerable portfolio of tricks to ride challenges and play some lovely passes.
His late dribble and dash warranted a better finish, but the slaloming run itself was worthy of the ticket price. I wonder whether all Wolves fans appreciate just how good he is?
But it wasn’t a night for individuals. It was a night to savour just how far the team have come under Kenny Jackett.
And a night to wonder just how far they might go.