Here, Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at a dramatic night of Championship football.
On target 10
On target 11
Was the result fair?
On the balance of play, no. Watford controlled large periods of play and were in complete control throughout the first half. Wolves had their moments in the second half but were, on the whole, outplayed. However, Wolves did create a number of good chances and were only denied by a fine performance from Jonathan Bond on a few occasions. Watford also had chances to kill the game off, so can only have themselves to blame for the late sucker punch.
Poor in the first half. They created very little when going forward and Watford dominated possession despite being the away side. They were more adventurous in the second half and looked more eager for the ball, but Watford were still the better side. They deserve credit for not giving up, however, and it is hard to begrudge them their goal.
For large periods, they were completely in control. They dominated the first half and had a deserved lead at the break. However, unusually for them this season, they struggled to find the killer goal and were punished for their lack of ruthlessness.
Sports Mole's man of the match
Bakary Sako: It may seem strange to give this to a Wolves player considering how poor they were in the first half, but Sako was the catalyst for the hosts in the second half and, without him, would have suffered another loss. His goal was just reward for a fine second-half performance.
Only one winner here: Fernando Forestieri's miss in the closing stages. Still reeling from Sako's equaliser, the ball fell to Forestieri inside the box in the 94th minute, but he rushed his effort and sliced it way over the bar. A bit more composure and it would have been 2-1 to Watford.
Paul Tierney had a solid game and got the vast majority of decisions correct. The big talking point will surround his decision to award the free kick that lead to Abdi's goal, but replays show that Karl Henry did catch Matej Vydra, and it was a fine call from the ref.
Wolves: Their search for a win continues away to Millwall next Tuesday night.
Watford: Watford will look to get their title challenge back on track when they host struggling Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday.