McCarthy always confident
Mick McCarthy never lost faith despite Wolves having to wait until added time to grab the winner against Sheffield Wednesday.
Last Updated: 29/01/08 11:32pm
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy never lost faith despite his side having to wait until added time to grab the winner against Sheffield Wednesday.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake fired home from close range in stoppage time to secure Wanderers' first Coca-Cola Championship victory at Molineux since December 1.
Andrew Keogh had given Wolves an early lead before Marcus Tudgay levelled in the 19th minute for the Hillsborough outfit.
McCarthy said: "I always believe that we will win at home. I always believed that we would get back to winning ways, I was never in any doubt about that.
"It's not a feeling of relief, I was always confident that it would happen.
"What was pleasing was that the players believed, we had bodies in the box. When it gets to 90 minutes, you wonder if you're just going to have to wipe our gob, take the point and go down to Watford (for this Saturday's game).
"And if we had done, what would have been important was that we don't go and lose it. But it's really pleasing.
"I have to say then it is a relief at 90 minutes, of course it is, but overall it's not something I've been unduly worried about."
Having initially decided to give the visitors a goal-kick, referee Phil Joslin changed his mind and awarded a corner - and Wolves took full advantage.
The ball fell to Michael Gray on the left, his cross was headed back across goal by Jay Bothroyd and Ebanks-Blake stole in for his 15th goal of the season.
The decision infuriated Owls boss Brian Laws, who also revealed striker Akpo Sodje "could be out for quite a while" with an ankle injury.
He said: "A talking point for me is when is a corner a corner and when is it a goal-kick?
"The referee quite obviously pointed for a goal-kick but subsequently has cost us a goal because he gave a corner instead, he changed his mind.
"In fact, I could have counted how long it took him to change his mind, it took ages.
"All of a sudden he says 'Well, I'll decide to give you a corner'. Why? What made him change his mind?
"I am disappointed with that but having said that they have been in good form of late and whether we played them at the wrong time, I don't know.
"We have got to work harder than that and we have to get back to winning ways."