Mick McCarthy admits he is glad he has made life more difficult for new Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill after his Wolves side came from behind to win 2-1 at Molineux.

Kieran Richardson looked to have given the perfect tonic to the watching O'Neill, who will officially take charge on Monday, with a stunning opener but then Sebastian Larsson saw a contentious penalty saved by Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey, before two goals in quick succession from Steven Fletcher saw Wolves gain a vital win.

When McCarthy was asked if he had any advice for O'Neill, the former Sunderland boss said: "No, I'm just glad I've made his job harder for on Monday morning. I'm thrilled that's he's got a harder job than it looked like for however many minutes here. Martin is a pal of mine but I didn't want to do him any favours."

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