Fair play to Carl Ikeme.
He wasn’t going to let this descend into another stalemate, offering up the opening goal with some exhibition butter fingers.
For many, including myself, it looked all but over after that early calamity so it was pleasing to see Wolves work their way back into the game.
And that’s exactly what they did. The equaliser wasn’t a goal out of nothing, it capped a strong 10 minute spell in which Hull were out-battled and out-maneuvered.
George Saville wasn’t going quietly into the night and was fortunate to stay on the pitch after one particularly messy tackle.
Jeremy Helan gave the team mobility to match the muscle and his cross was arched perfectly onto the reliable bonce of Dave Edwards.
Pleased to see him back out on the pitch too and doing what he does best, getting on the end of crosses to score important goals.
I think Kenny Jackett has been charitable in speeding up his return to the side in the hope of increasing his chances of making the Wales squad, but Edwards’ performance more than repaid the gesture.
On a side note, Chris Coleman would be bonkers not to include our long serving midfielder, given his work ethic and perhaps more importantly, ability to find the back of the net.
Conor Coady can count himself unlucky to be the man left out, but I think the inclusion of a willing forward runner gave the midfield more balance.
Danny Batth’s illness allowed two positive things to happen.
Dominic Iorfa was moved into the center of defence which is where I believe his future lies. Aside from a few typically leggy moments, I thought both he and Hause had good games.
The same can be said of Deslandes who slotted in effortlessly at left back and did very little wrong, save for one mistimed tackle that could and perhaps should have resulted in a spot kick.
But we’ll forgive him for that and I think we can forgive Wolves this unfortunate defeat, given that it took a wonderful free kick coupled with some horrible luck to prevent them making it seven games undefeated.
I’m steadfast in my belief no manager could get more out of this current group and we’ve seen in the performances that there’s a solid base to build from next season.
Kevin McDonald will be one chip to fetch a tidy sum when he’s inevitably cashed-in and hopefully that will allow us to bring in the one or two dynamic attacking players to compliment a competitive group.
And whatever this group is lacking the one thing you can’t accuse them of is not being competitive.