Dave Edwards scored the decisive goal as Wolves started life back in the Championship with a victory against 10-man Norwich at Molineux.
The Canaries, relegated from the Premier League last season, had Martin Olsson sent off for a second yellow card for a tug on Rajiv van La Parra.
Olsson appeared to push referee Simon Hooper after being shown the red card and may face further punishment.
Edwards headed in Van La Parra’s cross just after the hour to earn the win.
Wolves manager Kenny Jackett believes his team can secure successive promotions after returning to the second tier after back-to-back relegations. And beating a team relegated from the top flight was an impressive way to start the season.
Neil Adams, who took over at Norwich with five games remaining, is still looking for a first win in charge of the Canaries and will be concerned about his team’s lack of attacking bite, even when they had 11 men.
They were on the back foot from the start, with Edwards thumping over from a cross from Bakary Sako after just 23 seconds.
Norwich’s Nathan Redmond slipped away from two defenders and dragged an effort wide in the visitors’ only effort on goal.
Sako always looked like Wolves’ greatest threat and the Frenchman had a powerful shot deflected past the near post by Russell Martin just before the break.
Nouha Dicko broke forward and drove well over the bar for the hosts just after the restart before Wes Hoolahan missed from 25 yards at the other end.
Norwich debutant Lewis Grabban got on the end of a long clearance and his shot from a narrow angle was pushed wide by goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.