Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was happy to take a goalless draw in their home encounter with Everton on Saturday.

Everton spurned a number of good chances early and late in the game that would have lifted them level with Aston Villa and Liverpool in the Premier League.

Yet Wolves enjoyed plenty of possession, had a few opportunities themselves and merited a point from a feisty encounter.

McCarthy said: "I'm delighted with a point, I'd have taken that before we started. They are as good as anything that has been here.
"There was more chance of it being none than three, so I'll take my point. I'm absolutely thrilled with it."

Louis Saha hit the bar for Everton while Leon Osman failed to make the most of three good early chances.

Two of them were dealt with by Wolves goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, who was in the right place to frustrate the visitors throughout.

McCarthy said: "He was terrific, he has been since getting into the side. But they have all had to work hard. It has been workmanlike, full of desire, effort and honesty.

"While we have that we will always have a chance. We have our moments of quality and we will certainly battle it out with everybody."