Huddersfield shot up six places from the bottom to 14th in the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Wolves thanks to Aaron Mooy's double on Sunday.
The Terriers had more bite than the toothless Wolves, who suffered a fourth defeat in five games and remained 11th.
Mooy's first, in the sixth minute, was perfectly placed from the edge of the penalty area. The second in the 74th minute came directly from an equally precise low free kick.
Wolves, having struggled to get into the game, improved after making a double substitution at the break but the closest they came to a goal was when Mexican Raul Jimenez had a header hooked off the line by Philip Billing.
The two goals were Mooy's first of the campaign, and he expressed his relief at finally getting off the mark.
"When you get into a bad patch, it feels like it's never going to end," said Mooy, who was outstanding in midfield. "Now it's two wins and a draw and we need to keep riding the train."
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo felt it was probably his team's worst display since he joined the club in 2017.
"A very bad performance," he said. "Too many mistakes. We have to take a good look, find out why and prepare better.
"We know that happiness doesn't last forever but this is how you show your character, bouncing back from these moments."
Mooy's free kick for his second goal meant it was the first time Town had scored more than once in a match since beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 away in February.