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Firefighter Stephen Hunt was part of a team responding to a fire at Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street

Fletcher goals help Wolves out of drop zone

Wolves 3 West Brom 1

Ten man Birmingham hold Wolves

Birmingham 1 Wolves 1

Relegated twice but you can't keep Hunt down

Relegated with Reading. Relegated with Hull City. Second from bottom with four games left with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Stephen Hunt is in danger of becoming an expert in plummeting out of the Premier League. "Not so much a relegation expert," says the Ireland midfielderwith a self-mocking laugh, "more a relegation disaster."

Republic of Ireland will consider Jermaine Pennant

Republic of Ireland chiefs would consider Jermaine Pennant's desire to play international football if he made contact.

Wolves hit rock bottom as Blackburn bounce back

Blackburn Rovers 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Hunt close to Wolves debut

Wolves midfielder Stephen Hunt is in line to finally make his debut after the forthcoming international break.

Big spender McCarthy reaps early rewards

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Stoke City 1

Club guide: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Title: 5,000-1 Relegation: 9-4 Sack Race: 12-1

Stephen Ward and Stephen Hunt on way back for Wolves

Defender Stephen Ward and midfielder Stephen Hunt have given Wolves a double fitness boost.

Wolves finally bag Hunt from Tigers

Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced the signing of forward Stephen Hunt from Hull City, for an undisclosed fee.

Hunt eyes Hull exit

Hull winger Stephen Hunt has admitted he does not expect to be playing at the KC Stadium next season.

Hull desperate to cut wage bill

Hull's board will continue to meet throughout the week in an attempt to address the club's perilous financial problems.

Hull owner confident over club's future

Hull owner Russell Bartlett has claimed the club can "trade through" their current financial difficulties.

Arsenal and Hull fined over Emirates furore

Hull have been fined £40,000 and Arsenal £20,000 and both clubs warned over their future conduct for failing to control their players in a Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium on December 19.

All-action Altidore takes Hull to new high

Hull City 2 Manchester City 1: Mancini calls home fans disrespectful for abusing returning Bridge but there are no excuses for dismal City display
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