If the highlights were anything to go by, the home side should feel aggrieved to have only scored three.
Uncharacteristically bad defending was Wolves undoing today, the dreaded Wembley hangover seemingly in full effect.
Jonny went missing for the first, with young whippersnapper Josh Sims handed the freedom of Southampton and duly crossing expertly for Nathan Redmond to tuck home.
Big Willy handed us an unexpected lifeline, nodding home from another sumptuous Joao Moutinho set piece.
But the elation of the travelling hordes was short-lived as the usually impenetrable ‘five at the back’ came unstuck once again.
There was more than a few culpable second time round, with Romain Saiss making it far too easy for the Saints midfield to slip the ball in behind him and Connor Coady playing a grateful Redmond onside for his second.
By all accounts it seemed as if we picked up in the second half, and could have perhaps nabbed ourselves an equaliser.
But it wasn’t to be, and more car crash defending meant the day ended on the sourest of notes with ex-Albion man Shane Long poking home past a helpless Rui Patricio.
To be fair to the Portuguese stopper, his save shortly after prevented the game from descending into total humiliation but he certainly could have done more to stop the second and third.
On this evidence, fringe players such as Ruddy, Vinagre and (to a lesser extent) Bennett will fancy their chances of breaking into the lineup for next Saturday.
Perhaps a little experimentation wouldn’t go amiss, with there being only five games to go. But you sense Nuno and his Chinese paymasters will be keen to nab that final European place, given the ambition they have shown to date.
Whether an early start to next season would be wise, given the modest size of our squad, is certainly a topic for debate.
One thing that isn’t up for discussion though is that afternoons like this shouldn’t taint the memory of this season.
Wolves are still giving us plenty of reasons to dream, even if they do still have a knack for letting us down every now and again.