Resilient defence was key says Wolves boss
Wolves boss Stale Solbakken praised his side's defensive resilience after their 2-1 victory against Leicester City yesterday.
City's failure to deal with set-pieces had seen them go into half-time 2-0 down at Molineux before a 30-yard wonder-strike from Paul Konchesky pulled a goal back with 20 minutes left to play.
City bombarded the Wolves goal in a desperate search for an equaliser, but were ultimately unable to salvage a point and fell to their third defeat out of three on the road this season.
Solbakken said he was relieved to get the win.
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"You could see we are a team that is not used to winning by the way we got agitated and made some silly mistakes with the ball," he said.
"The back four got too narrow too early, which meant that all the organisation and good spells we had in the first half were lost in the second half."
The Norwegian paid tribute to a battling City side.
"I thought Leicester fought very well," he said.
"They blocked shots and were very brave in their own area.
"They had nothing to lose in the second half, in that situation they don't really care if it becomes 3-0, so they took big chances by keeping lots of people up in wide positions and so were able to benefit from our mistakes.
"I thought the game looked to have calmed down, but then Konchesky decided to score the goal of the season in September and, from then on, it was always going to be tough.
"But we didn't panic and that was good. Although it wasn't wonderful to watch for a coach, I thought we defended well.
"I am relieved that we got three points, and the first half was definitely something to build on."
City should have nicked a point when second-half substitute Martyn Waghorn was through one-on-one with Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme in the final few minutes, but could only smash his shot flush against a post.
The result sees Wolves move out of the bottom three and leapfrog City into 10th position in the Championship.
City, on the other hand, slip to 16th place with just six points from their first five games of the campaign.