Football matches are so often decided by the finest of margins.
And with the exception of Tuesday night’s defeat, Wolves have developed the rather useful knack of gaining the edge.
Shrewsbury must wonder quite how Curtis Main failed to convert from underneath the crossbar as the home side seemed destined to break the deadlock.
Had the on loan Middlesbrough striker been less charitable, Wolves would almost certainly be nursing morale-sapping, back-to-back defeats.
But where Main failed from a yard, Sako succeeded from 12 to ensure his side continued to hang on the coattails of the early pacesetters.
Was it a penalty?
Without the benefit of Sky technology, only Jon Taylor probably knows. He remains defiant (via Twitter):
Correct or not though, it’s pleasing that Wolves were able to force the decision by continuing to push forward late on.
Matt Doherty deserves the plaudits for his powerful, goal-bound header that forced Taylor into action. He’s deceptively strong in the air and always shows an appetite to get on the end of things.
Bjorn Sigurdarson is another aerial threat and he was unlucky to see a smart header come back off the post from an inch perfect Scott Golbourne cross.
Sako too was unlucky, forcing a smart save with an instinctive shot from the edge of the area to once again demonstrate the importance of getting him into the right areas.
The confident manner in which he dispatched the spot-kick shouldn’t be ignored either. Unlike many, I find it impossible to be critical of a player that always tries to make something happen, even when it goes spectacularly wrong.
Carl Ikeme was again central to the action with a succession of smart saves and neat handling to earn his third cleansheet of the season.
Given Shrewsbury’s dominance in periods, some would call this ‘smash and grab’ while others might suggest it was the perfect away performance.
Me? I’m just happy with the result, regardless of the margin.