Jamie O’Hara completed a dramatic late comeback as Wolves came from two goals down to snatch a point against Swansea
Mick McCarthy’s side looked like they were heading for their sixth successive defeat before scoring twice in the last ten minutes to take their share of the spoils and ease the pressure on the under-fire manager.
Wolves went into the tie having not scored in the first-half of their last six games but were almost ahead inside a minute when Karl Henry’s long range drive left Michel Vorm’s palms stinging.
The hosts had started well and came close again after 20 minutes when O’Hara’s close range volley was saved by Vorm but the warning signs were there at the other end.
Joe Allen forced a fine stop out of Wayne Hennessey, with Danny Graham causing problems in a nervy Wolves defence.
In-form Graham was a live-wire all afternoon and got himself on the score-sheet midway through the first-half.
A lapse in concentration at the back allowed Mark Gower to pick out the forward who beat Roger Johnson to the ball to poke it in from close range.
As the mood dampened around Molineux, Wolves looked like a side in disarray. They failed to react to going behind and Brendan Rogers’ side made them pay.
Graham turned provider this time as he sprung the defence to slide in Allen who coolly finished from six-yards to put the Swans two up at the break.
The home side were booed off and the negative mood was mirrored by the players in the second-half.
Swansea’s momentum carried and they could have increased their lead through Man of the Match Scott Sinclair who saw his close range shot saved by the legs of the keeper.
Nathan Dyer also worked Hennessey before Sinclair’s deflected strike looped onto the crossbar but no-one thought they would be made to rue the missed opportunities.
With home fans pouring out of the stadium a Wolves corner caused all sorts of problems in the Swansea box and Kevin Doyle stabbed the ball into the net.
The goal was met with minimal response from the home crowd but they wouldn’t hide their delight two minutes later when Doyle set up O’Hara to hammer an equaliser into the roof of the net.
Nenad Milijas almost won the game in injury time when his long range shot nearly crept into the bottom corner but Wolves settled for a point in the end.
The draw is Swansea’s first away point of the season but after leading for most of the game it will feel like a defeat for Brendan Rogers’ side who would have moved into the top half of the table with a win.