Slugging it out for survival in a league of fine margins, individuals so often make the difference.
And today those difference makers sported gold Burrda.
Stephen Hunt headlined again with trademark effervescence; chasing down, winding up and generally having his say-so.
Any concerns about the loss of a certain French winger were soon erased as he jinked his way to the byline to see a teasing cross deflected home.
Indeed, for all the Sako Va Va Voom, Hunt has twice energised Molineux in a way we haven’t experienced all season. It was palpable.
Bjorn Sigurdarson caught the bug, flipping on the burners and moseying in to finish with nonchalant swagger.
Will he become the most valuable remnant of the Solbakken era? I wouldn’t be surprised.
Kevin Doyle’s performing a neat trick of late. So often the goalless workhorse, he’s now perfected the art of complete anonymity, only pouncing from the shadows to nod home late winning goals. Lovely jubbly.
That these encouraging moments were spaced out by goals and opportunity for Boro says much about our predicament. Whatever the lineup, whatever the formation, whatever the positives, Wolves simply can’t defend.
They may have been victims of a questionable goalline decision and 25-yard piledriver today, but both events were preventable. Whether it was Johnson’s needless lunge in the build up to their first or a chronic lack of closing down for the second, we again turned the gun on ourselves.
Perhaps it was no surprise then that with time ticking down, Dean Saunders opted to baton down the hatches and hammer up the barricades?
In what must have been the most defensive run of substitutions in history, we finished the game with a team of blockers.
Fair enough I say.
In such situations, managers must stick or twist and live or die by that decision.
Deano prefers to stick and given that the team saw out the game with a degree of comfort, you can’t question his judgment.
It really doesn’t matter how you get across the line, just as long as you do.
Remembering that could make all the difference.