Mowbray still cautious after Baggies move into pole
West Brom manager Tony Mowbray insisted his team must remain focused after they returned to the top of the Championship with a 1-0 victory at Wolves.
Albion had the better of a flowing game and, after hitting the woodwork twice, sealed all three points thanks to Zoltan Gera's cool 59th-minute finish.
The win saw Mowbray's men sit two points clear of Hull at the top with just three matches remaining but the Baggies boss refused to get over-excited.
He said: 'We're two points clear and it could be a lot more. Nobody will be getting carried away - I can assure you of that.
'We've got to go to Norwich on Saturday which will be our sixth game in 18 days and we need another performance.'
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy insisted he was 'immensely proud' of his side despite the defeat.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake spurned the hosts' best chance when he headed over from seven yards but McCarthy believes a play-off spot is still within reach.
He said: 'They took their chance and that proved to be the difference. It was a terrific football match with both sides going for it.
'It can't hurt me as much as the fans but if we win the next four and get into the play-offs then no-one will care.'
Hull manager Phil Brown watched his in-form side surge up to second with a 3-1 victory at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley and then challenged them to go on and claim the title.
Goals from Dean Marney, Ian Ashbee and Dean Windass sealed a comfortable win and capped a dominant display throughout at Oakwell.
Istvan Ferenczi pulled a goal back for the hosts in stoppage time as Brown was left to bask in 'a fantastic result'.
'The opportunity is there now to stay in the top two with three games to go,' said Brown.
'If an opportunity comes along for the title then that's the next challenge but, as we've said all season, we just need to stay in the top six, and that includes the top two.'
Barnsley boss Simon Davey conceded four matches in the space of the last nine days - including last Sunday's FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Cardiff - had taken its toll on his side, who remain mathematically in a relegation battle.
'To lose at home is always difficult but I think the lads over the last week have done themselves proud,' said Davey.
'I felt there was a lot of tired legs out there. There was not only tired legs but tired minds.'