Wolves boss Mick McCarthy welcomes 'lucky break'

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McCarthy delighted to end losing run

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy admits his side were fortunate to stage a stirring late fightback and earn a point from a 2-2 home draw against Swansea City.

McCarthy's men looked set for a sixth successive Premier League defeat as they trailed 2-0 after 84 minutes.

But Kevin Doyle scored one goal and made another to relieve the pressure.

"We have played better in the last five games and got nothing. We needed a break and hopefully that is it," McCarthy told BBC Sport.

"We kept hoping it would come, kept trying, and sometimes you get a break. It was a great point and I am delighted. I can't explain the comeback. We were really, really lucky.

"If that's the break that changes things for us then wonderful. My emotions are running pretty red-hot at the minute. I'm delighted with the result but angry with a lot of other things."

McCarthy refused to say what he was referring to - but talked about his side's defensive frailties after seeing them let in at least two goals for the sixth league game in a row.

"We've conceded two goals a game for a while now and quite clearly that is not good enough. We have to do something about it.

"As far as I am aware you play for 90 minutes and then injury-time. Our lads kept going and we have earned a break. Having been 2-0 down at 80 minutes, I will take the point."

Swans manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his side and says their failure to close out the win was mainly down to their inexperience.

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Draw feels like a loss - Rodgers

He said: "I thought we were outstanding. For 80 minutes I thought were we nearly perfect but you have to see it through.

"It will be a learning game for us.

"We were outstanding but the game management towards the end to see it through is what is required if we are in that situation again.

"But there are so many positives. We are very disappointed with the result but some of our play, possession and passing shows we are going to be a force in this league."

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