Sunderland boss Steve Bruce did not know whether to laugh or cry after seeing his side finally put Wolves to the sword 5-2.
The Black Cats were 2-0 up inside 48 minutes after Darren Bent and then, much to Bruce's annoyance, Kenwyne Jones converted penalties.
But Wolves staged a concerted fightback and drew level before the Black Cats recovered to claim the points.
Bruce said: "I'm not feeling like we have won 5-2. What he have to eradicate is when we have a wobble. We must have the basics within us to see that wobble through.
"It's a big club here with big expectations. That's what I have said to them. Six or seven of them are just experiencing it. You need to be a big player here. There is a big, huge demand and expectation and we must be able to handle that.
"Thankfully, we responded. We got two or three goals out of nothing in the finish, but there were times there when it got back to 2-2 I thought we would be in trouble. But thankfully we saw it through."