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  • Date:16 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:24,872
Goal!

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95mins

Unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Stephen Ward results in a free kick. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.

94mins

Stephen Ward fouled by Peter Odemwingie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Hunt on Shane Long. Free kick taken by Steven Reid.

91mins

Unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Shane Long results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Karl Henry.

90mins

The referee blows for offside against Adlene Guedioura. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

90mins

Centre by Adlene Guedioura, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

89mins

Chris Brunt produces a cross, Stephen Ward manages to make a clearance.

88mins

James Morrison takes a short corner.

88mins

Shot from 25 yards by James Morrison. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

87mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Adlene Guedioura goes wide of the right-hand upright.

86mins

Unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura by Nicky Shorey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.

86mins

The official flags Peter Odemwingie offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

85mins

Shot from just outside the area by Shane Long misses to the right of the target.

84mins

Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake challenges Ben Foster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Shorey comes on in place of Billy Jones. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

83mins

Corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line.

82mins

Billy Jones fouled by Adlene Guedioura, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

81mins

Effort on goal by Peter Odemwingie from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

81mins

Shane Long is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey. The ball is delivered by Stephen Hunt, save made by Ben Foster.

81mins

Jerome Thomas goes off and James Morrison comes on.

80mins

Jerome Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Stearman. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.

78mins

Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Jonas Olsson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

77mins

Shot on goal by Peter Odemwingie from just inside the area goes over the target.

77mins

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

75mins

Peter Odemwingie grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 2-0 Wolverhampton.Paul Scharner provided the assist for the goal.

74mins

Adlene Guedioura joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Jarvis.

74mins

Stephen Hunt takes a shot from 18 yards. Ben Foster makes a save.

73mins

Shot by Jerome Thomas. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

72mins

Somen Tchoyi leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Odemwingie.

71mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie O'Hara, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

69mins

Paul Scharner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stephen Hunt replaces Adam Hammill. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

68mins

Shane Long fouled by Roger Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Brunt.

67mins

The ball is swung over by Kevin Doyle, Header from close range by Roger Johnson misses to the right of the goal.

67mins

Steven Reid challenges Adam Hammill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Ward takes the free kick.

65mins

The ball is sent over by Adam Hammill.

65mins

Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Youssouf Mulumbu gets a block in.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.

63mins

The ball is sent over by Shane Long, Stephen Ward manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Jamie O'Hara. Free kick taken by Paul Scharner.

62mins

Somen Tchoyi takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

62mins

Chris Brunt has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

61mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Reid by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake results in a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt to the near post, Jonas Olsson challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Centre by Somen Tchoyi, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

56mins

The ball is sent over by Somen Tchoyi, clearance made by Christophe Berra.

56mins

The ball is delivered by Adam Hammill, save by Ben Foster.

56mins

Short corner worked by Jamie O'Hara.

55mins

Adam Hammill takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

55mins

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaces Nenad Milijas.

54mins

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

54mins

Somen Tchoyi takes a shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Richard Stearman.

54mins

Richard Stearman crosses the ball, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Unfair challenge on Christophe Berra by Somen Tchoyi results in a free kick. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Kevin Doyle challenges Gareth McAuley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

The referee blows for offside against Shane Long. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

50mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nenad Milijas on Chris Brunt. Direct free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

49mins

Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Reid.

47mins

The referee blows for offside. Christophe Berra takes the indirect free kick.

46mins

Youssouf Mulumbu concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Henry. Free kick crossed by Jamie O'Hara, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by Chris Brunt.

46mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Shane Long. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.

45mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis.

44mins

The ball is swung over by Jamie O'Hara, clearance made by Steven Reid.

44mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Hammill, clearance by Gareth McAuley.

43mins

Christophe Berra has a drilled shot. Save made by Ben Foster.

43mins

Adam Hammill sends in a cross, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

43mins

Corner taken by Nenad Milijas from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Shane Long.

43mins

Adam Hammill sends in a cross, blocked by Youssouf Mulumbu.

42mins

Corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas to the near post, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

42mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Chris Brunt.

41mins

Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Nenad Milijas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jamie O'Hara, clearance by Shane Long.

39mins

Paul Scharner produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

38mins

Adam Hammill delivers the ball, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

37mins

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nenad Milijas by Paul Scharner. Jamie O'Hara crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Ben Foster.

35mins

Handball decision goes against Richard Stearman. Jonas Olsson takes the direct free kick.

35mins

Stephen Ward crosses the ball, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Centre by Adam Hammill.

34mins

Adam Hammill delivers the ball.

32mins

Adam Hammill takes the inswinging corner, Shane Long makes a clearance.

32mins

The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, blocked by Steven Reid.

30mins

The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Foster by Christophe Berra. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

28mins

Richard Stearman sends in a cross.

27mins

Jonas Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Doyle. Free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.

26mins

Jonas Olsson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

25mins

Shane Long fouled by Christophe Berra, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Christophe Berra for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt.

23mins

The ball is sent over by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Youssouf Mulumbu.

22mins

The ball is crossed by Adam Hammill.

21mins

Nenad Milijas crosses the ball, save by Ben Foster.

19mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nenad Milijas by Youssouf Mulumbu. Jamie O'Hara takes the direct free kick.

19mins

Shot by Paul Scharner. Stephen Ward gets a block in.

17mins

Billy Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.

14mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, Roger Johnson has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

13mins

Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, Kevin Doyle produces a drilled left-footed shot from 6 yards. Blocked by Billy Jones.

13mins

Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Ben Foster gets a block in.

12mins

Shane Long takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

11mins

Somen Tchoyi is ruled offside. Roger Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Nenad Milijas. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie O'Hara, Shane Long makes a clearance.

10mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.

8mins

Chris Brunt fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Wolverhampton.The assist for the goal came from Billy Jones.

8mins

Somen Tchoyi has a drilled shot. Karl Henry gets a block in.

7mins

Centre by Matthew Jarvis, save made by Ben Foster.

7mins

The ball is sent over by Stephen Ward, Steven Reid gets a block in.

7mins

Adam Hammill sends in a cross, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

3mins

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

3mins

Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.

3mins

Jamie O'Hara delivers the ball, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

2mins

The ball is sent over by Stephen Ward, Shot from 12 yards by Jamie O'Hara. Blocked by Billy Jones.

1mins

The ball is sent over by Adam Hammill, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Odemwingie doubt for Baggies West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie is battling to overcome a foot problem in time for Sunday's derby clash with Wolves at the Hawthorns. Simon Cox and Somen Tchoyi are in contention to replace Odemwingie, last season's top scorer with 15 goals, if he is ruled out. Summer signing Billy Jones is in line to make his first Barclays Premier League start at right-back should Steven Reid fail to recover from his fractured hand. Boss Roy Hodgson has challenged his players to make amends for a "totally disappointing" performance in their last Black Country derby. Hodgson performed a minor miracle in helping to keep the Baggies in the top flight with 20 points from their final 12 games. But one of their two defeats was via a dismal 3-1 setback against Wolves at Molineux - a result which went a significant way to ensuring Mick McCarthy's side stayed up as well. Albion have also struggled to repeat last season's form during the current campaign and only remain out of the bottom three on goal difference. But Hodgson said: "The players performed excellently for most of the time after I came into the club but we were poor that day at Molineux. "There haven't been many games where we have put in a performance which was totally disappointing or we've found hard to accept or come to terms with. "The one at Molineux would certainly be a good example and there have been a couple recently where we could have done better. "The players would be the first to tell you the game at Molineux was far from what we should have been doing. "That's part of the battle in some ways because at least, when people know, then you have at least got a chance to put it right and, as a coach, it means you are often preaching to the converted." Hoddgson is aware of the increased importance of the game. He said: "I've got a feel for the rivalry. It is fierce and, for both teams, it's a big game because we are both at the wrong end of the table. "They started like a house on fire but have since had major setbacks. We started with three defeats but have since taken five points from four games. "It's two teams who need a result and two teams who will be going hell for leather to get that result. I don't think either team will let their fans down. "It's our second season in the Premier League, their third, and is vitally important for both clubs to stop in this division. "We believe we have the wherewithal to win the game. We know how much it will mean to our fans." Wolves striker Steven Fletcher has been ruled out with a calf injury suffered in training. It leaves Kevin Doyle as the only fully fit experienced striker, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake not match-fit after a two month lay-off following a knee setback. Left-back George Elokobi is also sidelined with an ankle injury as Wolves look to end a run of four successive defeats.

Formation:442Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

Formation: 451Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

  • Ben Foster
  • Steven Reid
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Billy Jones
  • Chris Brunt
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Paul Scharner
  • Jerome Thomas
  • Shane Long
  • Somen Tchoyi
  • SUBS
  • Marton Fulop
  • James Morrison
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Craig Dawson
  • Simon Cox

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Match Report

Odemwingie makes his point Peter Odemwingie responded to being dropped by scoring the decisive second goal as West Brom gained their first top-flight win over Wolves for 29 years in a pulsating 2-0 victory at The Hawthorns. Odemwingie came off the bench after 72 minutes and four minutes later added to the opening goal from skipper Chris Brunt as Albion moved out of the bottom three, It condemned Wolves to a fifth successive defeat - their worst sequence at the top level since 1984. Baggies head coach Roy Hodgson also celebrated his first managerial win over his Wolves counterpart Mick McCarthy at the sixth attempt. Wolves had more of the play during the opening 45 minutes but the home side looked dangerous on the counter-attack. Shane Long was a constant threat and caused plenty of problems for Wolves skipper Roger Johnson and his fellow defenders. After the break Albion took command with Paul Scharner excelling in midfield and Jerome Thomas impressing on the flank. Wolves were the first to threaten and a cross from Stephen Ward found its way to Jamie O'Hara on the far side of the Albion box but his left-footed shot was blocked by debutant Billy Jones. Baggies keeper Ben Foster turned aside a cross-shot from Adam Hammill after he had skipped past the challenge of Jones. But Albion went ahead through their first meaningful attack via Brunt after eight minutes. Youssouf Mulumbu picked out the run of the over-lapping Jones and he cut the ball back across the area to Brunt who hammered a rising shot past Wayne Hennessey from 12 yards out. Wolves retaliated and came close to equalising five minutes later. Foster blocked Milijas's low drive but the rebound fell to Doyle inside the six yard box only for Albion defender Jonas Olsson to make a superb block tackle. Wolves defender Christophe Berra became the first player to be booked after 26 minutes after a mis-timed challenge on Long. Albion were now looking more menacing on the counter-attack. It needed a fine tackle from Ward to prevent Long doubling their lead after Thomas had sent the ball into the danger area. Long then burst clear down the left flank before squaring the ball for the recalled Paul Scharner but he needed a second touch and curled his shot past the far post. Foster was forced to finger-tip a deflected drive from Berra over the bar. Albion were incensed at the start of the second half when Johnson, Wolves' last defender, appeared to bring down Long only for referee Chris Foy to wave play on. Replays indicated Johnson had made no contact with the ball. McCarthy brought on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake for Milijas after 55 minutes - and he almost made an immediate impact. The striker teed up Hammill whose low drive was finger-tipped by Foster around the far post. Johnson should have equalised after 67 minutes when he outjumped Jones to get on the end of a Doyle centre but he headed wide from close range. Odemwingie entered the action with 18 minutes remaining at the expense of Tchoyi. The Nigeria international quickly made an impact in teeing up Thomas whose low shot was blocked by the feet of Hennessey. Then after 76 minutes Odemwingie doubled Albion's lead with his second goal of the campaign. Mulumbu made a probing run before finding Scharner who back-heeled into the path of Odemwingie. He took one touch before drilling a low shot past Hennessey into the corner of the net. Odemwingie could have made it 3-0 but shot over with only Hennessey to beat. end

possession


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