Micky Adams admitted he was about to make a triple substitution before Port Vale scored two in the space of five minutes.
Port Vale strikers Ben Williamson and Tom Pope scored in the space of five second-half minutes to secure a 2-1 win over Carlisle.
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Port Vale and Carlisle United at Vale Park.
Port Vale assistant manager Mark Grew admits he is annoyed by talk of a crisis at the club after three defeats in a row.
Port Vale manager Micky Adams said his side were made to pay for Tom Pope's first-half miss in the 3-0 loss at Wolves.
A Nouha Dicko brace helped Wolves to the top of the table as they saw off the challenge of Port Vale 3-0 at Molineux.
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Port Vale at Molineux Stadium.
Port Vale boss Micky Adams had no complaints about the result after seeing his side beaten 3-1 by neighbours Crewe.