Wolves, looked out of it at half time, trailing 3-0 and almost certain to go down, however a late surge saw 2 second half goals to lift them out of the bottom three by only goal difference. Other results went their way and even a 3-2 loss was enough to secure premiership survival.
Half way through the opening period, Jason Roberts put Blackburn into the lead when Michel Salgado’s shot was parried. Brett Emerton doubled the lead seven minutes before the break to leave Molinuex stunned and Wolves staring Championship Football in the face.
Matters increased to crisis point when Blackburn’s Junior Hoilett neatly slotted home a third on the stroke of half time. Wolves though were not finished yet and on the 73rd minute, Jamie O’Hara scored from a well-worked free-kick and Stephen Hunt added a second on the 87th minute. Results were going their way and it was Pavlyuchenko’s winner in stoppage time at White Hart Lane that confirmed Wolves’ safety and Birmingham City’s fate.
PENDLE VERDICT – Glad to see Wolves stay up given some of the negative press they have had especially in regards to reports of some over aggressive tackling. It’s about time we saw a Premier League team getting stuck in!
YOUR VERDICT – What do you think?