Wolves' poor form over the festive period continued as they slumped to their third defeat in four games, this time losing 2-1 to Bradford at Molineux.
Second-half goals by Claus Jorgensen and Andy Gray - either side of George Ndah's equaliser - secured Bradford's second straight win as the home side's promotion hopes suffered another setback.
The day had begun well for Wolves with the news that Chelsea have allowed on-loan striker Carlton Cole to stay at Molineux for another month.
He kept his place in the side but manager Dave Jones made three changes to the team that was beaten at Burnley on Boxing Day.
Denis Irwin failed to recover from an ankle injury, Alex Rae was suspended and Kevin Cooper dropped to the bench, with Ndah, Lee Naylor and Colin Cameron taking their places.
Bradford boss Nicky Law was also forced to make changes, with Robert Molenaar (ankle) and Jamie Lawrence (ribs) ruled out by injury. They were replaced by Michael Standing and Simon Francis.
The visitors made a bright start and Wolves goalkeeper Matthew Murray did well to keep out a dangerous inswinging corner by Wayne Jacobs.
Cole had the chance to celebrate the extension of his loan spell in the 10th minute but shot wide, while Ndah's effort from Mark Kennedy's cross was held by Bradford keeper Aidan Davison.
Kennedy continued to cause problems for the Bradford defence with some testing crosses and he picked out Ndah again in the 26th minute, but his header missed the target.
Cole fired over from 25 yards as Wolves began to get on top and the deadlock was almost broken in the 35th minute, with Kennedy again the provider.
His cross found Dean Sturridge in space and his right-foot shot beat Davison but struck the crossbar and rebounded to safety.
That let-off for Bradford looked even more important six minutes into the second half when they took a shock lead.
Confusion in the Wolves defence allowed Andy Tod to head the ball on and Jorgensen found the back of the net with a low left-foot shot.
But Bradford's joy was short-lived as the home side took just three minutes to get back on level terms with a superb solo goal by Ndah.
The striker beat two men before cutting inside and unleashing an unstoppable 30-yard drive into the top left corner of the net for only his second goal of the season.
That brought Molineux to life and Wolves looked to press forward in search of a second, but their defence was again caught napping as Bradford took the lead for the second time in the space of eight minutes.
A right-wing cross by Francis eluded everyone and Gray arrived at the far post to tuck the ball home with his left foot.
Wolves created little as they went in search of another equaliser and Francis almost added a third for Bradford following a superb solo run.
City held on comfortably in the closing stages, leaving Wolves to reflect on a haul of just one point from their last 12.