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Carlos Alberto Vela grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Wolverhampton.James Morrison takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey. James Morrison provided the assist for the goal.
(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Jody Craddock coming on for Matthew Jarvis.
Gabriel Tamas crosses the ball, Christophe Berra makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt.
Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Brunt.
Centre by Matthew Jarvis, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Carlos Alberto Vela.
Stephen Ward is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
Unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake by Gabriel Tamas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.
Kevin Foley goes off and Stephen Ward comes on.
Effort from just outside the area by Paul Scharner goes over the bar.
Steven Reid replaces Gonzalo Jara.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jonas Olsson takes the indirect free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jamie O'Hara, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Kevin Doyle, clearance by Gabriel Tamas. Short corner taken by Jamie O'Hara.
A cross is delivered by Peter Odemwingie.
The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune.
Carlos Alberto Vela takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.
A cross is delivered by Carlos Alberto Vela.
Foul by Ronald Zubar on Carlos Alberto Vela, free kick awarded. Peter Odemwingie restarts play with the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Gabriel Tamas. James Morrison takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Jonas Olsson on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, free kick awarded. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.
Carlos Alberto Vela is brought on as a substitute for Graham Dorrans.
Peter Odemwingie sends in a cross.
The ball is crossed by Chris Brunt, Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
Gabriel Tamas takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the left by-line played to the near post, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Matthew Jarvis gets a block in.
(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake coming on for Nenad Milijas.
The ball is swung over by George Elokobi.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Gonzalo Jara. Karl Henry takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, clearance made by Richard Stearman.
Paul Scharner produces a cross, Ronald Zubar makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Olsson, Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance.
(West Brom) makes a substitution, with James Morrison coming on for Jerome Thomas. Centre by Jamie O'Hara.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Graham Dorrans. Nenad Milijas delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save by Boaz Myhill.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
Nenad Milijas challenges Marc-Antoine Fortune unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gonzalo Jara from right wing.
Marc-Antoine Fortune sends in a cross. Effort on goal by Paul Scharner from just inside the area clears the bar.
The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt, Wayne Hennessey makes a save. Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. George Elokobi gets a block in.
Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Ronald Zubar gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt.
The ball is delivered by Nenad Milijas, clearance by Nicky Shorey.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Effort on goal by Matthew Jarvis from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Ronald Zubar concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerome Thomas. Gabriel Tamas takes the free kick.
Jamie O'Hara produces a cross, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Marc-Antoine Fortune produces a cross.
Marc-Antoine Fortune is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Foul by Jamie O'Hara on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.
Ronald Zubar produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Peter Odemwingie delivers the ball, clearance made by Kevin Foley.
Chris Brunt takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Nenad Milijas. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt, Ronald Zubar makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, George Elokobi manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Graham Dorrans, blocked by George Elokobi.
Peter Odemwingie produces a cross, clearance made by George Elokobi.
A goal is scored by Jamie O'Hara from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 0-1 Wolverhampton.Assist by Nenad Milijas.
Gabriel Tamas challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nenad Milijas takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Karl Henry, clearance made by Gabriel Tamas.
Nenad Milijas delivers the ball, Nicky Shorey manages to make a clearance.
Peter Odemwingie has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
Nicky Shorey delivers the ball, Paul Scharner takes a shot. Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Brunt, Wayne Hennessey makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt. Clearance made by Ronald Zubar.
Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Richard Stearman gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Nicky Shorey, Ronald Zubar gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Gabriel Tamas has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Marc-Antoine Fortune is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the left by-line, Headed effort on goal by Peter Odemwingie from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Marc-Antoine Fortune has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by George Elokobi on Marc-Antoine Fortune. Free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara.
A cross is delivered by Kevin Foley, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
Peter Odemwingie produces a cross, blocked by George Elokobi. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
Ronald Zubar fouled by Jerome Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nenad Milijas.
Marc-Antoine Fortune is caught offside. Free kick taken by Karl Henry.
The ball is delivered by Kevin Foley, clearance by Gabriel Tamas.
Kevin Foley crosses the ball, Nicky Shorey makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, George Elokobi manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Jamie O'Hara, clearance made by Chris Brunt.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, Headed effort on goal by Jamie O'Hara from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.
The ball is sent over by Matthew Jarvis, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
Peter Odemwingie produces a cross.
The ball is swung over by Peter Odemwingie.
Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, clearance by Jonas Olsson. Effort on goal by Karl Henry from long range goes over the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Nicky Shorey, Effort on goal by Peter Odemwingie from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.
Hodgson gearing up for new challenge
New West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has warned he does not have any "magic words" to offer the team ahead of Sunday`s crucial derby against Wolves.
Instead, new boss Hodgson is hoping that "persistent training" will provide the key to success as West Brom look to turn around their form.
The former Fulham and Liverpool manager was keen to stress that he cannot erase memories of recent results, even though he hopes his coaching techniques can stimulate the players.
Hodgson said: "You live through bad football results, and hopefully you try to put them behind you and you try to analyse why it was a bad result. Then you try to work hard to make certain that you're better prepared next time to get good results.
"I think that the best way to work psychologically with players is to make sure your training sessions challenge them and that you give them plenty to think about.
"That there's a few magic words that someone can come in and say to a team and their problems are dispelled, and all the sadness of recent weeks suddenly disappears, for me is a complete myth."
The Baggies will be without midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu who has a minor hamstring strain, picked up during last Saturday's match against West Ham.
Full-back Ronald Zubar is Wolves' only fresh injury doubt. He suffered a swollen ankle during Wolves' 2-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend - a result which pushed them to the bottom of the table.
If Zubar is ruled out, then Kevin Foley is the obvious candidate to replace him.
Stephen Hunt is unlikely to have recovered from the calf injury which saw him miss the defeat against the Gunners, but fellow midfielder Dave Edwards could be back in contention after recovering from a groin problem.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy insists Barclays Premier League survival is more crucial than obtaining local bragging rights on Sunday.
McCarthy is not downplaying the importance of the derby, having played in them for various sides in England, Scotland, Ireland and France.
He said: "The pragmatic approach is that you get three points if you win, the same as if you beat, for example, Fulham.
"I think the important thing is to stay in the league.
"But I also understand the bragging rights, the local feuding between both teams, and accept it.
"As a player I used to accept it whether it was Barnsley-Sheffield Wednesday, Celtic-Rangers, Manchester City-Manchester United, Millwall-West Ham, Lyon-St. Etienne, Northern Ireland-Republic Of Ireland.
"I've played and managed in a few and I love them. There is a bit more spice involved.
"I just try and embrace every game as a huge game in the Premier League.
"The reality is, we both want to beat each us, we are local rivals, it is a huge derby.
"Getting something on Sunday will go a long way towards helping us to stay in the league."
Wolves are facing a crucial period with a home match against Blackpool next weekend following on from the derby encounter.
He said: "Is it a pivotal week? I would say so, of course, with the games we have got coming.
"West Brom and Blackpool are huge games for us. There is no denying that.
"Whatever number of points it is that keeps you up, we've got to find that number from somewhere. We've got 12 games."
Wolves were beaten at Arsenal last weekend to drop into 20th spot but McCarthy believes that result should be put into perspective given the Gunners performance against Barcelona in mid-week.
He said: "We are in particularly good shape. Last game we were beaten by a very good Arsenal team who slapped Barcelona in the week.
"I don't take too much from that. I prefer to take the game before that against Manchester United when we played very well.
"We are bottom of the league but physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, we are in great shape. We are fine."
McCarthy is unsurprised West Brom have turned to Hodgson as the successor to Roberto Di Matteo.
McCarthy said: "It was a surprise when Roberto went but it is no surprise Albion gave the job to Roy Hodgson because he is a top manager.
"He is better than a safe pair of hands but at this moment in time, this is what they need, and he did it with Fulham.
"He kept them in the league so I'm not surprised they've turned to Roy now.
"Having had one week to work with them, I'm not so sure he could stamp his style on them yet.
"Would it be too much to ask him to flip everything on its head in one week and do something completely different? That is up to Roy, that is his dilemma, not mine."
Vela ensures Hodgson makes unbeaten start
Substitute Carlos Vela rescued a point for West Brom with an injury-time equaliser as the Black Country derby with Wolves at the Hawthorns ended 1-1.
On loan Tottenham striker Jamie O'Hara's stunning strike looked to have settled the game in the first half.
But, with seconds remaining, Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey spilled James Morrison's shot and Vela, who is on loan from Arsenal, converted the rebound.
Wolves had been the dominant force in the opening 45 minutes as they made the most of their numerical advantage in midfield.
O'Hara looked sharp and on his current form Wolves boss Mick McCarthy looks certain to take up the option to make the move from White Hart Lane permanent in the summer.
Matt Jarvis also caused problems down the left flank while Kevin Doyle was his usual threat as the lone striker.
It was a different story after the break as Wolves dropped deeper and Paul Scharner started to exert his influence in midfield.
O'Hara made a determined run at the Baggies defence inside the first 30 seconds before his eventual shot was blocked by Jonas Olsson.
A ball over the top of the Wolves back four from Gabriel Tamas almost played in top scorer Peter Odemwingie.
But Hennessey was alert to the danger and was able to clear from the edge of his area.
Matt Jarvis was causing problems down the left flank for Gonzalo Jara and another probing centre was headed over by O'Hara.
Hennessey was called upon to make the first save of the game after 21 minutes but he easily dealt with Olsson's header from Chris Brunt's corner.
West Brom started to gain a foothold in the game and Scharner's glancing header from a Nicky Shorey cross went just past the post.
Marc-Antoine Fortune should have done better when he headed a curling shot from Graham Dorrans over the bar from close range.
Then five minutes before half-time a stunning strike from O'Hara put Wolves ahead.
Doyle won a free-kick when he was brought down by Tamas 25 yards from goal.
Albion were caught napping when Milijas squared the free-kick to O'Hara and his curling shot flew past the dive of Myhill into the roof of the net.
It was the on loan Tottenham player's first goal for Wolves.
Wolves had the chance to double their lead with a 4-2 numerical advantage on the counter-attack.
But Doyle hesitated, when O'Hara was free to his left, and was crowded out.
Jarvis wasted a golden opportunity to double Wolves' lead after 51 minutes.
Tamas made a mess of trying to head the ball back to Hennessey and Jarvis nipped in with only the keeper to beat.
But, from 10 yards, out he dragged the shot wide of the far post.
In a rare Albion attack, Henry lost possession to Odemwingie who released the overlapping Fortune but his shot from a narrow angle was turned aside by Hennessey.
George Elokobi then made a great block to deny Odemwingie at close range and Scharner shot over from 12 yards out.
Wolves were dropping deeper and Fortune should have equalised after 63 minutes.
Odemwingie headed the ball across the box to Fortune but, from six yards out, he failed to make any contact on his attempted shot.
Jarvis atoned for his earlier miss when he headed a near post Olsson header off the line from Brunt's corner.
Albion striker Carlos Vela was soon involved in the action and Hennessey beat out his shot after he cut in from left.
Tamas was relieved when he turned Doyle's low centre inches wide of his own post at full stretch with Ebanks-Blake unmarked behind him.
Then, with seconds remaining, Vela equalised for Albion after Hennessey spilled James Morrison's low drive.
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