With Marcus Hahnemann
in goal, Wolves defeated Burnley, 2-0, and jumped six spots, out of the English Premier League relegation zone, justifying the
controversial decision of Manager Mick McCarthy
to rest all of his starters except Hahnemann for the 2-0 loss at Manchester United on Tuesday.
Wolves won on goals by Nenad Milijas
and Kevin Doyle
for its fifth win of the season.
McCarthy was greeted
by chants of "Super Mick" when it walked off the field at Molineux.
Earlier in the week, Hahnemann backed McCarthy's move: "Mick put out a team out with six internationals in it.
Are the Premier League saying Michael Mancienne
of Chelsea is not good enough? I certainly wouldn't want to say that to him. Kevin Foley
was Wolves' player of the season last season. Matt Hill
has played nearly 400 competitive games. Stefan Maierhofer
has played up front for Austria and Roland Zubar
is a great talent from France. It's disrespectful to suggest the guys who
played weren't up to it. What do the Premier League do about the fact we've got five games in two weeks?"
Wolves has won three of its last four games, all with Hahnemann in goal, to get
out of the relegation zone.