Mick McCarthy ecstatic with big win

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Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy was delighted to see his side see off Premier League big boys Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

The Midlanders fell behind to Emmanuel Adebayor's penalty before Nenad Milijas and David Edwards efforts secured a valuable success for McCarthy's side at Molineux.

Despite producing sterling performances at Chelsea and Manchester United in the last week without reward, McCarthy was ecstatic that his Wolves team managed to pick up all three points to ease their relegation fears.

He also paid tribute to defender Richard Stearman after he fouled David Silva for the Citizens' penalty.

"We're all delighted that we've got three points and the fact that we've beaten Manchester City, one of the top-four teams, makes it all the better," McCarthy said.

"We've actually been playing okay but City started well and so they should with the players they've got on show, but the game could've gone any way.

"We've played well at Chelsea and got nothing and we played well at Old Trafford and got nothing and went out of the Carling Cup. So, it's the points that matter.

"It's a penalty. It's a mistake by Stears but his reaction was brilliant – I thought he defended brilliantly thereafter."

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