Burnley turned the form book on its head with a 2-1 home win against a Wolves side who had won the previous 11 meetings between the clubs.
The Clarets defence had leaked 10 goals in the previous two games but it looked solid from the start and Wolves could not penetrate it until the closing minutes of a game the home side dominated.
Burnley attacked from the start and a speculative 25-yard shot from Robbie Blake went just wide.
Then Matt Murray in the Wolves goal had to be alert to catch a powerful header by Gareth Taylor.
It was no surprise when Burnley took the lead after 24 minutes. Taylor started and finished a flowing move by meeting Blake's cross and planting his close-range header in the back of the net.
And Wolves, who had to replace Denis Irwin with Paul Butler after the former Manchester United defender picked up a knock, were on the rack in the 32nd minute when Dean West hammered home a 30-yard shot into the bottom right hand of the net.
As the interval approached, Dave Jones' expensively-assembled outfit finally got their act together and a sustained spell of pressure saw Dean Sturridge and Alex Rae both having shots blocked while Marlon Beresford also had to punch out a dangerous-looking corner by Rae.
Wolves' frustration began to show after the restart and Mark Kennedy, Kevin Cooper and Marc Edworthy all received yellow cards in the first 10 minutes of the half to go with that issued to Sturridge in the first half. West was also booked for Burnley before the interval.
Burnley had taken a while to re-establish their first-half dominance but gradually they began to take control again and Alan Moore had a well-hit 25-yard shot saved by Murray while Blake was just wide with another long-range effort.
Wolves boss Dave Jones threw on a third striker in the shape of George Ndah to try and bolster the attack but Burnley's defence stood firm against some sustained pressure.
Indeed the home side almost made it three with a fierce shot by Taylor but the ball was well taken by Murray.
Wolves gave themselves a glimmer of hope six minutes from time when Burnley failed to clear a corner and substitute Paul Butler's 20-yard shot flew into the home net courtesy of a deflection off a defender.
Three more players - Burnley's Tony Grant and Ian Cox and Wolves' Paul Ince - were booked as Burnley held on for a welcome win.