Bakary Sako’s late equaliser rescued a point for Wolves against Championship promotion chasers Watford at Molineux but Dean Saunders is still searching for his first win as manager.
Almen Abdi curled home a free-kick in the 41st minute to give Watford the lead but Sako popped up in injury time to give Wolves a share of the spoils.
The draw left Wolves a point from safety and meant Saunders has now gone nine games without a win since he was appointed.
Saunders made two changes from the side which lost to Championship leaders Cardiff as Stephen Hunt made his first start of the season after a hip injury.
Kevin Doyle was also restored to the starting line-up with Tongo Doumbia and Danny Batth, who dropped to the bench, both left out.
Watford were without ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia who had a hamstring injury so Jonathan Bond deputised while Troy Deeney was preferred to Alex Geijo in attack.
The slick Hornets dominated possession early on and tested the reactions of Carl Ikeme in the Wolves goal when Swiss midfielder Abdi drilled a low shot at the near post after he cut in from the right.
Cristian Battocchio saw his effort from the edge of the penalty area blocked by Roger Johnson in the seventh minute, before Wolves finally awoke from their slumbers to register a meaningful effort eight minutes later.
Sako took advantage of some careless play by Watford defender Joel Ekstrand and stole the ball off him in the area but saw his cross-shot cleared by Nyron Nosworthy.
Wolves grew in confidence and Bond produced a superb double save in the 21st minute when he parried a well-struck shot from Doyle and blocked Bjorn Sigurdarson on the rebound.
Moments later Marco Cassetti delivered a teasing cross from the right which picked out Deeney, sandwiched between Wolves two defenders, but the Watford striker headed straight at Ikeme.
However, despite Wolves’ endeavour it was Gianfranco Zola’s side that took the lead four minutes before half-time after Karl Henry gave away a very soft free-kick on the edge of the box when he brought down Matej Vydra,
Abdi stepped up and expertly curled the resulting dead ball over the Wolves wall and into the top-right corner of the net past the despairing dive of Ikeme.
Wolves briefly flickered into life after the break and predictably they looked to a piece of individual brilliance to unlock the door which Doyle almost delivered after a solo run only to see his effort saved by Bond.
Watford should have put the match to bed in the 66th minute when Battocchio’s low cross found Ikechi Anya at the back post but he was unable to get his shot through a crowd of bodies.
Sigurdarson almost got Wolves on level terms 10 minutes later but powerful drive from an acute angle was parried by Bond and substitute Jake Cassidy blasted the rebound high into the stands.
However, Sako rescued a point for Wolves with a dramatic late equaliser when he struck a low shot from the edge of the area which flew past Bond in the Watford goal.