In a game already lacking quality it was even more difficult than usual to see where the always elusive Wolves goal was coming from in those final moments.
Neves, Guedes and Traore were withdrawn and the team looked too disjointed to conjure anything meaningful.
Credit to Collins for stepping forward, winning possession in their half and setting Podence away. It was a lovely reverse pass to find Boubacar and a sweet finish to send us through.
Let’s not forget Traore also assisted Guedes for his goal against Brighton at the weekend. He probably wasn’t brought in for attacking returns but they’re welcome all the same. He’s been a positive in a season that’s so far given us few.
It might have been nothing more than a 10 minute cameo but I also liked the look of Dexter Lembikisa. He’s only just turned 19 but like Bueno seems to have the physical attributes and the intensity to play at first team level.
That’s another youth product Steve Davis has blooded on a night when Hodge and Ronan were both handed starts and performed admirably in the midfield. The latter unlucky not to find the net himself in the second half with the keeper producing a fine save.
It was far from smooth sailing though and as Leeds fans have been at great pains to point out, they deployed an entirely second string side and could easily have snatched the tie themselves with momentum constantly shifting from one end to the other.
Sarkic made some important early saves in a panic stations five minutes and surviving that storm allowed Wolves to work their way into the game.
Considering it was a first choice back four we looked more vulnerable than we perhaps should have done but restricted Leeds to little after that initial onslaught.
Wolves didn’t produce much themselves prior to the goal but Guedes again looked sharp and Hwang did well enough in a thankless lone forward role that doesn’t suit his game.
It wasn’t a performance to give us belief we can take the game to the league leaders on Saturday but the result in isolation will be a handy boost to morale.
In the current climate that will do for me.