Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy was left to rue his side's late 2-1 home defeat to local rivals Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
The clash at Molineux appeared to be heading for a draw after Matt Jarvis had cancelled out Stewart Downing's opener.
But a header from Emile Heskey in the 88th minute proved to be the winner for Gerard Houllier's men and despite being upset at another late lapse, McCarthy was pleased with the team's response after falling behind.
"I think it was a terrific second-half performance and we were done by a really good goal," McCarthy told Sky Sports.
"I think we could have defended it better and I'm not sure the guy who crossed it should be on the pitch.
"Of course it's a concern losing games is a concern so we're really disappointed."