Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Norwich City 0
Have you heard the one about the South Korean, the Romanian and Bonfire Night? Sadly, there's no side- splitting punchline but Wolverhampton Wanderers won't be complaining after a cosmopolitan look to the goalscoring in this crucial win.
The patriotic Guy Fawkes might have other ideas but Seol Ki-Hyeon and Vio Ganea were a breath of fresh air to Glenn Hoddle's side who were finally able to celebrate a win for the first time in seven games.
And that was in stark contrast to Canaries' boss Nigel Worthington who, perhaps echoing the problems suffered by Dave Jones after Wolves' Premiership relegation, is finding it nigh on impossible to lift his side back to where he feels they ought to be.
'Spineless', 'diabolical' and 'dishonest' were just some of the descriptions the usually mild-mannered Worthington directed towards his team.
Worthington was so incensed he didn't even risk heading into the away dressing room in fear that it would be a full two weeks before he felt able to come out.
Hoddle was understandably more at ease; no need for any of his diatribes questioning the character of his own players after this, the perfect response to recent failings and as comfortable a win as at any time during his 11-month Molineux tenure.
"Some of our football in the first half was excellent and it was a clinical, all-round team performance from the lads," said the manager.
"We'd been very close to winning football matches with the way we've been playing so to get our just rewards is a nice feeling.
"We've had a sticky patch in terms of points on the boards - take Sheffield United out of the equation and we could have won five of our last six games. But I've said to the players that this is just the first part of the jigsaw because we've got to go on from here and put a run together of four or five matches back-to-back.
"To do that we're going to need some of our injured players back but we're back in seventh in the league and in touching distance of a few teams up there."
This was an afternoon when all of Hoddle's decisions came right.
Beset by a crippling injury crisis which still may not have eased in time for the next game at Derby in 11 days' time, he plumped for the forward thinking of midfielder Colin Cameron and the unpredictable talents of Seol. The duo had helped fire Wolves back to earn a point after coming on in the second half at Brighton in midweek.
This was the Cameron of old - neat, tidy and threatening going forward - dovetailing perfectly with the continuing high standards of Mark Kennedy and the immaculate Tom Huddlestone in the Molineux midfield.
And then there was Seol, hero and villain again as is his wont, but the major factor in the two first-half goals which gave Wolves a grip on the game they never relinquished.
There were a mere 78 seconds on the clock when Seol entered his name on the scoring charts for the second successive Saturday, firing home via the post having broken purposefuly from midfield.
Then on 37 minutes it was Seol again, as his deep cross was hooked back by Lee Naylor for Ganea to do what he does best and lash in a powerful first-time shot which left goalkeeper Robert Green flailing.
In between times Norwich had produced their one chance of note, Paul McVeigh letting fly with a dream of a volley which Stefan Postma acrobatically tipped over the crossbar.
In truth Norwich are really struggling, with genuine talents like Dean Ashton and Darren Huckerby simply not at the races, so while Wolves played out a comfortable second half they also had the chance to push for a third, Naylor's 30-yard free kick against angle of post and bar their most potent near-miss.
So stricken by injuries Wolves may be, but this was a vital three points from their patched-up side, and the form of Tottenham Hotspur loanee Huddlestone has already pushed Hoddle into hoping to extend his initial one-month stay, which expires after the forthcoming clashes with Derby and Sheffield United.
"There were a lot of very good performances but Tom's was a special one," said Hoddle. "He's a good passer of the ball and I think he's enjoying it here.
"Because of the injuries we've got it would be helpful if we could keep him here for longer but it would also be helpful because he's a very good player."