It’s hardly a shocker when it turns out a team that struggles to score are terrible in a penalty shootout.
But given the first half an hour of this surprisingly competitive cup tie, it’s remarkable Wolves got that far.
We saw some abject home performances last season but this looked Hall of Fame bad as Spurs effortlessly galloped into a two-goal lead.
The defending was hopeless, particularly for Ndolbele’s goal with no less than three mistakes allowing him to score the softest of openers.
And once Harry had done the dirty, you were thinking more about damage limitation than making a fight of it.
But credit to the lads for digging in, clawing their way back and yes, scoring two official goals.
And it underlined what goals do for confidence because once Donk had bonked in that header, it was a different Wolves.
Conversely, Spurs were rattled and there were opportunities to go in level in what was an incredible finish to an otherwise one-sided half of football.
Bruno made the change I hoped he would at the interval, bringing Traore on and shifting Hwang into the middle.
Fabio was too easily brushed aside in the first half and with the more powerful Korean at the heart of the front three, we carried a greater threat.
It was he who picked the pocket of Ndombele to eventually free Daniel Podence to finish with aplomb and complete the resurrection.
We could have won it and lost it in the remaining time, but with Spurs deploying a strong team and Wolves making so many changes, we can take at least, unlike Saturday, leave with some positives.
Although Boly was definitely shaking off some rust I felt he gave us the presence in the back three and both penalty areas we’ve been sorely lacking. I would stick with him on Sunday.
Podence scored and did plenty of good things aside so must also be a strong contender for a Premier League start.
I’m not Ait-Nouri’s greatest advocate but it’s clear his pace and ball-carrying offer us something very different to Marcal and different is what we need in attack. Hopefully, that nasty injury from a poor Tanganga body check doesn’t rule him out for long.
We need everyone firing Sunday, because regardless of the performance, It’s a game we really mustn’t lose.