A 2-0 defeat away from home at a strong Championship side is no disgrace.
For Wolverhampton Wanderers, however, their 2-0 loss at Norwich City was a costly one. The Canaries are now five points clear of Wolves, sitting in the final play-off place. A win for the visitors would have taken them above Norwich...
Things are far from disastrous for Kenny Jackett's men, of course, but this result was certainly a blow for their play-off hopes.
Could it be a blessing in disguise anyway for Wolves? Will it hurt them if they go up too soon?
What can be said is that this was a big game that presented a winnable opportunity. Jackett's side, though, let themselves down with their performance - according to fans on Twitter after the game.
And one particular culprit was Wolves centre-back Danny Batth, who was criticised for his display against Norwich - and his tendency to hoof the ball up-field instead of pick a smarter pass.
|Tackles Won||Appearances||Minutes Played|
|Rajiv van La Parra||27||26||1,748|
As Opta stats show, Batth has played every single one of Wolves' Championship games this term and, along with Kevin McDonald, is one of his side's best tacklers.
Both drew criticism from supporters against Norwich, however, as Jackett's men produced a below-par performance - and defended poorly for both Canary goals...
Don't like to be critical of players, but thought batth and McDonald was terrible yesterday #wwfc— Danny Powers (@Danny_Powers) February 15, 2015
Any #wwfc fan personally knows Batth, please for me ask if he can see to his Right ??? Because he ignored DI and launched ball all game.— Martin Danks (@MartinDanks) February 15, 2015
Danny Batth has so far made a career out of 2 League One seasons & not being Roger Johnson. #wwfc— Baker (@whyalwaysstuey) February 14, 2015
Agree with Kmac but Danny Batth has been shocking for past 6 months— Paul mear (@spottywolf) February 14, 2015
Danny Batth in playing like Danny Batth shocker— Mr. M Marsh (@SteamMyHams) February 14, 2015