Wolves boss Mick McCarthy hailed goalkeeper Wayne Henessey for his performance in the 2-1 win over Sunderland at Molineux.
The game's turning point was Hennessey's crucial penalty save in the second half from Seb Larsson as Wolves went straight down the other end of the pitch and equalised through Steven Fletcher to cancel out Kieran Richardson's opener.
Fletcher grabbed the winner late on to give Wolves all three points and lift them further clear of trouble at the wrong end of the table.
McCarthy was delighted with the win and singled out Hennessey for special praise for his role in the victory.
"It's a great victory and a great three points. I'm delighted with it," McCarthy told Sky Sports HD1.
"It was a great atmosphere today. It was a superb goal they scored but the crowd stuck with us and it was a great team effort.
"Wayne was brilliant. He's one of the best in the league for me. He's very young but he's proved again that he's an outstanding goalkeeper.
"It's great for us and the home wins against Wigan and Sunderland are the teams we have to beat.
"We made it difficult for ourselves at times. It was two toiling teams who've had it difficult at times.
"My lads kept on going and that's how we won the game.
"I don't know if we were better than Sunderland or they were worse than us.
"It was two toiling, struggling teams who've been having difficult times. But my lads get going and you can see the pleasure it gives people around the place."