Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has vowed that his side will play better in their remaining games after defeat at Stoke increased the pressure on them in the fight for Premier League survival.
Stoke, who are looking ahead to an FA Cup Final, beat Wolves 3-0 thanks to goals from Kenwyne Jones, Ryan Shawcross and Jermaine Pennant.
It was Wolves' 13th defeat in 17 away league games and the prospect of relegation remains very real.
Manager Mick McCarthy said: "That's as poor as we have played here. They were better than us. They stopped us playing.
"It is a difficult time when you are in the bottom three and playing against a good side who have just got to Wembley.
"Playing for Premier League survival should be enough to motivate us. We will play better in the remaining four games."