Leicester City 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
The picture painted by the post-match demeanour of the respective managerial teams was worth a thousand words.
In the blue corner, Robert Kelly. Former Wolverhampton Wanderers player and Academy coach, former local journalist even, cheerily but modestly enjoying two league wins from two having over-come one of the most celebrated coaches in the English game in only his third outing in the dugout.
And giggling away in the corner, his assistant Mike Stowell. Wolves' most used goalkeeper, until ten days ago simply a goalkeeping coach, now able to savour his part in a crucial victory while also perhaps wondering just how he became an assistant manager.
In stark contrast, the gold and black corner, and an ashen-faced Glenn Hoddle.
Not for the first time this season - or even the second - the Wolves manager was moved to direct a post-match broadside in the direction of his misfiring players. Their crime this time? A lack of desire.
But what must be of more concern to Hoddle as Wolves slipped to eight points adrift of the play-off zone is the complete absence of any sign that this much-cherished run of wins is any nearer to coming to fruition.
Apathy has been the watchword among the disgruntled Molineux public as they wondered just where this season is going, given the undoubted quality of a squad boosted yet further by £2 million-plus of January spending.
On Saturday, for the first time, that apathy showed signs of transforming into a more tangible dissent.
Chants of "Hoddle for England", "Hoddle for Leicester" and "We want Hoddle out" emanated from the visitors' section from fans who have finally lost patience with the dismal mediocrity that is being played out in front of them.
Wolves are midway through a winter of discontent, and although Hoddle will still back himself to turn things round - and indeed has every chance of doing so - it's going to take a pretty hefty shift in emphasis from where things stand at the moment.
"Not good enough," was the Hoddle verdict on a poor second half. Not surprising, given this was the relegation-threatened Foxes' first clean sheet in 18 games.
"I was actually quite pleased with how we played in the first half although we panicked a few times when we got into good positions," added Hoddle. "I just felt that if we upped it a bit from there we could go on and win but my concern was the second half.
"The desire to win the game from 0-0 just wasn't there. Sometimes when the pitch is cutting up as it was, you can't be playing pretty football, you have to graft.
"We didn't do that and there have been some harsh words said in the dressing-room.
"Hopefully those words will drop into place because the players need to think about it and respond."
It was an end-to-end contest, with Rob Edwards' fourth minute shot over the bar the prelude for Wolves' offerings which included Kenny Miller firing straight at Rab Douglas, and Tomasz Frankowski, on his full debut, being denied by the Leicester keeper.
In comparison the Foxes produced the more potent openings, Iain Hume directing Alan Maybury's centre straight at Wolves keeper Stefan Postma with the goal at his mercy, Joey Gudjonsson flashing a shot inches wide and Patrick McCarthy blasting over after a corner dropped perfectly at his feet.
There were also one or two skirmishes between Postma and Leicester's former Walsall striker Matty Fryatt as the two locked horns in the race for through-balls, but when the two clashed again in the second half it provided the game's decisive moment.
Wolves had again gone close after the break when Miller was twice denied by Douglas. But on 70 minutes Postma tried to gather a McCarthy header from Gudjonsson's corner.
Coming through a sea of bodies, it appeared Postma had done the job, but then the Wolves keeper inexplicably failed to hang on to the ball and it dropped at the feet of Fryatt who made no mistake by lashing it home.
From there Wolves couldn't respond, prompting Hoddle's post-match angst, but if the manager is not able to find a formation to suit the multi-million pound squad at his disposal, there could yet be worse to come.