When the Molineux crowd erupted in the second minute of injury time, a (curiously well-versed) passer-by may well have assumed that the home side had extended their lead. Indeed, the scenes on the pitch suggested no other possibility; Michael Mancienne was mobbed by his joyous team-mates. Mancienne had not scored however. Neither had he drawn defiant approbation for a late challenge – a stick the media have unfairly used to repeatedly beat Wolves with this season. Instead, the Chelsea loanee had dispossessed Adam Johnson and conceded a corner.
Just like Wolves could only dream of Manchester City’s untold wealth, the Citizens could only dream of the Midlanders unparalleled team spirit. ‘Team spirit’ is usually one of those nebulous phrases, bandied around by the perpetrators of vague footballing clich