Wolves 2 Swansea 2: It’s a massive point for us – Doyle

Late strikes from Kevin Doyle and Jamie O'Hara rescued a point for Wolves against Swansea

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
Premier League, 22 October 2011, Molineux
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Kevin Doyle hailed a vital point for Wolves after Mick McCarthy’s men came from two goals down to salvage a dramatic late draw against Swansea City on Saturday.

Doyle and Jamie O’Hara scored in the final six minutes to snatch a point for Wolves and deny Brendan Rodgers’ Swansea their first Premier League away victory.

The Welsh side had taken a comfortable lead in the first half courtesy of strikes from Joe Allen and Danny Graham. Wolves were booed off by the home crowd at half-time, before mounting a memorable late comeback at Molineux.

“We were as low as we could be to be honest at half-time,” Doyle told Sky Sports. “We’ve lost five in a row and it looked like we were going to lose six, but we came back. It’s a massive point for us.

“Everyone’s high as a kite after being down in the dumps after 84 minutes.”

The result moves Wolves up into 14th place in the table on eight points – and goalscorer O’Hara hailed his team-mates’ never-say-die attitude but warned that they cannot afford to keep falling behind.

“Again in the first half we go 2-0 down and it’s not good for us to keep doing that,” the midfielder said. “Credit to the boys we got back in it, but we’ve got to stop doing that.”

Wolves manager McCarthy praised his players’ commitment but conceded that there is room for improvement.

“We have work to do as we did not play particularly well today,” said McCarthy. “I always get the commitment from the players, there is no doubt in that.

“I admire the way the players brought us back in the game and got us the points. They are a great bunch of players.”

Meanwhile, Swansea striker Scott Sinclair could not hide his disappointment at leaving Molineux with only a point.

“We let it slip through our fingers,” said Sinclair. “They made some changes, got the ball forward and created chances. It was up to us to stop that but we have to move on.

“It’s good that we got a first away point but disappointing we didn’t get all three.”


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