McCarthy hails Wolves' bite
Mick McCarthy felt his Wolves side were worthy winners as they punished two Burnley errors for a 2-1 win.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 13/03/10 7:18pm
Mick McCarthy said his Wolves side were worthy winners as they punished two Burnley errors for a well-deserved 2-1 win.
The Wolves boss hailed the desire and character of his players who found themselves in front after great anticipation from Matt Jarvis to capitalise on a weak Tyrone Mears header and round Brian Jensen to score.
McCarthy saw his side go two up just minutes after the interval when Adlene Guedioura's wayward shot cannoned off the heel of Clarke Carlisle and diverted past his own goalkeeper.
"It is a difficult place to come and win, we got absolutely slapped here last year, didn't perform at all. That was a good performance by us." McCarthy told Sky Sports.
"I thought we started really well, I thought in the main we controlled the first half, got the goal that put us two in front and they had to change.
"They started taking chances and they had a few chances in the second-half, but overall I think we were worthy winners."
Burnley substitute Steven Thompson caused a few nervy moments for the away side when he pulled a goal back with just over 15 minutes left.
However, Wolves showed a dogged attitude to cling onto the much-deserved win over their relegation-threatened rivals Burnley and McCarthy hailed his players' hard work.
"Its huge amounts of desire and character and all of those horrible professional words that we all use, but without them you don't win any football matches so they've been great the lads, deserved winners today," he added.