Wolverhampton manager Mick McCarthy was delighted his side could capitalise on their numerical advantage in their 4-0 win over Blackpool.
Wolves led 1-0 at Molineux when prevalent Tangerines goalscorer DJ Campbell was red carded late in the first half, allowing McCarthy’s men to overrun their opponents in the second half.
The win saw Wolves not only climb off bottom, but escape the clutches of the relegation zone.
McCarthy said: “We started well and scored a great goal, but they had one sent off and I think that has a huge impact in the game. I know sometimes it can be hard to play against 10 men but I thought we kept it simple, we were professional and we managed to finish them off.”
“Things change games for you – they lose a player who has been vital to them, in double figures for goals, teams make mistakes and players make mistakes that cost them.”
Shattered Blackpool boss Ian Holloway said the defeat was one of the worst he had overseen as manager of the club, but also gave credit to their relegation rivals.
“What disappoints me is I don’t mind losing but it’s the way you lose and today was probably one of the most disappointing performances I’ve seen from any team of mine in a Blackpool shirt,” Holloway told Sky Sports.
“Well done to Wolves – they were terrific, they were up for it, they’ve got a terrific home record and we’ve got to get on with the next one.”