So what was it? 2 points dropped or 1 point gained?
After what was a terrible start to the match, Wolves gradually clawed their way back in and with the chances they created, should really have gone on to take the maximum.
That being said, Hull could easily of been two up before half-time; effectively killing the game as a contest. And unfortunately that’s the reality of the Premier League. Sluggish starts like this will end up costing Wolves dearly, especially against more ruthless opposition.
We just weren’t at the races in the first half.
Even Geovanni’s opener seemed a soft goal to giveaway. The effortless way Hunt danced passed Halford to stand the cross up, was only as sickening as the fact that nobody was able to read the flight of the ball well enough to prevent the tiny Brazilian from stealing in to score.
And the marking didn’t improve. Ghilas should have doubled the visitor’s advantage with a free header at the back post but fortunately sent a tame header right down Hennessy’s throat.
Things weren’t going much better at the other end either. Doyle looked lively but wasn’t being allowed to get into positions where he could really do damage. Halford was winning every flick-on in and around the box but nobody was gambling to get on the end of them. All in all, it was pretty depressing stuff.
Keogh had our best two chances, twisting and turning in the box but eventually skying one effort and shooting right at Myhill with another.
We looked like a team that desperately needed something to fall our way, so we were counting our lucky stars when it did.
You couldn’t ask for a better start to the second half as Craddock flicked on for Stearman and the England Under 21 international volleyed home emphatically.
What a relief.
From there though, we didn’t need any breaks, just a bit more potency in the final third.
Keogh ran clear and tamely poked his shot wide, Doyle smashed a point-black volley against Turner on the line and Vokes headed wide in the dying seconds with the goal at his mercy.
And while all this was going on at one end, Hull were offering practically nothing as an attacking force at the other; making the eventual final score all the more dissapointing.
So even though it was a game we could easily have lost, you can’t help but feel slightly deflated that we didn’t win.
I continue to have great faith in this squad of players, but we must start to convert these promising performances into goals and wins.
Of course this situation will be significally aided when the likes of Kightly, Ebanks-Blake and Iwelumo return to action. And if you haven’t heard the good news, Kightly is back in training next week, inline for some kind of involvement against Blackburn in a fortnight.
With SEB also likely to be available soon, that little bit of cutting edge in the final third could prove the difference at the business end of games.
And ultimately yesterday’s performance illustrated that Wolves really need to start taking care of business.