Wolves boss Terry Connor put on a brave face after their defeat to Stoke City.

For the third consecutive match, Wolves took the lead - Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic allowing Michael Kightly's lofted 26th-minute pass to drift straight in - only to end up with nothing.

The Potters equalised within 11 minutes thanks to Robert Huth's drive and snatched all three points when Peter Crouch headed in Jermaine Pennant's free-kick just after the hour mark.

"I am disappointed by the result, but I think we played really well today and that we deserved something from the game," Connor said.

"I know there wasn't a foul committed by Stephen Ward for Stoke's winning goal.

"If you watched the game, you could see that we fought every inch.

"We were up for it, we played the game and we got beaten due to a dubious free-kick which led to Peter Crouch scoring a good header.

"The lads were committed, passionate and played good football."