The 24-year-old defender was praised by Wolves fans.
But the three points were achieved through quite an unlikely source: Matt Doherty.
The Irish defender rose highest to nod home a Jeremy Helan cross on 94 minutes to snatch the win and alleviate some of the pressure on manager Kenny Jackett.
He has, at times, endured something of a fractious relationship with supporters, but many were quick to pay their tributes.Below, we look at some of the fans' reaction to Doherty's heroics.
Matt Doherty is wolves best player atm— Will Stone (@w1ll_stone) March 8, 2016
Never had a nice word to say about Doherty but fair play to him. Turned up recently when everyone else has been absent.— Liam Williams (@__LWilliams) March 8, 2016
Fully deserved Doherty— JD (@K1ngMak3r) March 8, 2016
Matt Doherty has gone from Ryan Shotton to Roberto Carlos real quick— Connor (@ConWood98) March 8, 2016
Have to say Doherty is our player of the season— Mark (@markr_wwfc) March 8, 2016
Funny how Doherty went from public enemy number 1 to hero— Steve Watkiss /\_/\ (@SteveWatkiss) March 8, 2016
Any chance we can have a statue of Matt Doherty instead of Jack Hayward? @OfficialWolves— Aiden Bimson (@aidenbimson) March 8, 2016
Super super Matt, super Matty Doherty pic.twitter.com/Xx3FIyMzci— Pete kalhan (@petekalhan) March 8, 2016
Nathan Byrne initially gave Wolves the lead early in the second half, before Aden Flint equalised on 77 minutes for what looked like a hard-fought point for the visitors.
A good victory for Jackett's men, though with 10 points and six places separating them from the playoffs at the moment, it is unlikely to prove the foundations of a top-six berth for them.
What it will do, however, is restore some of the confidence lost during that eight-match barren spell which more or less ended their promotion hopes for another season.
It was Doherty's third league goal since August 2013.