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  • Date:08 May 2011
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:28,510
  • Fletcher (14) Fletcher (46)
  • Odemwingie - pen (54)

Live Commentary

94:49 +4.49

Short corner worked by Somen Tchoyi.


Foul by Kevin Foley on Ishmael Miller, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Peter Odemwingie from the free kick.


Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Hunt on Peter Odemwingie. Peter Odemwingie takes the free kick.


(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake coming on for Steven Fletcher.


Stephen Ward produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.


Carlos Alberto Vela joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jerome Thomas.


Foul by Karl Henry on Ishmael Miller, free kick awarded. Karl Henry receives a yellow card. Nicky Shorey takes the free kick.


Jamie O'Hara goes off and Richard Stearman comes on.


Foul by Jody Craddock on Ishmael Miller, free kick awarded. Jody Craddock goes into the referee's book. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.


Steven Fletcher is caught offside. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.


Ishmael Miller replaces Simon Cox.


Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson.


Effort from deep inside the area by Marc-Antoine Fortune clears the bar.


Adlene Guedioura leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Jarvis.


The ball is crossed by Kevin Foley, Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.


Handball decision goes against Abdoulaye Meite. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.


Somen Tchoyi produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.


Corner taken by Nicky Shorey played to the near post, Karl Henry manages to make a clearance.


Marc-Antoine Fortune on for Gonzalo Jara.


Jerome Thomas takes a shot.


Simon Cox produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Wayne Hennessey.


Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Jamie O'Hara unfairly and gives away a free kick. Youssouf Mulumbu is shown a yellow card for dissent. Free kick taken by Kevin Foley.


Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line.


Adlene Guedioura challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Adlene Guedioura goes into the referee's book. Penalty taken right-footed by Peter Odemwingie and scored. Wolverhampton 3-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Jerome Thomas.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Morrison played to the near post, clearance by Jamie O'Hara.


James Morrison takes a shot. Jody Craddock gets a block in.


Gonzalo Jara fouled by Stephen Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara.


Corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, save made by Scott Carson.


Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.


Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.


A goal is scored by Steven Fletcher from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 3-0 West Brom.Assist by Kevin Foley.

45:04 +0.04

Peter Odemwingie has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.


Shot from just outside the area by Jerome Thomas goes over the bar.


Somen Tchoyi takes a shot. Blocked by George Elokobi.


Foul by Peter Odemwingie on Michael Mancienne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.


Corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, Steven Fletcher produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.


Corner taken by Stephen Hunt, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.


Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. George Elokobi gets a block in.


Somen Tchoyi challenges Jamie O'Hara unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie O'Hara crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the penalty area by George Elokobi goes harmlessly over the crossbar.


Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Odemwingie. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Nicky Shorey.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Ward. Abdoulaye Meite takes the free kick.


The offside flag is raised against Stephen Ward. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.


Stephen Hunt fouled by James Morrison, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from left channel.


Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line, Scott Carson makes a save.


Karl Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Cox. Abdoulaye Meite restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Adlene Guedioura on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. James Morrison crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.


The official flags Stephen Ward offside. Scott Carson takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Gonzalo Jara. Strike comes in from Adlene Guedioura from the free kick.


Corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line. A goal is scored by Steven Fletcher from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-0 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from Adlene Guedioura.


Jonas Olsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Ward. Jamie O'Hara has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Scott Carson.


Nicky Shorey concedes a free kick for a foul on Adlene Guedioura. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from right channel, clearance by James Morrison.


Corner taken by James Morrison from the right by-line to the near post, Karl Henry manages to make a clearance.


Somen Tchoyi has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.


Corner from right by-line taken by Jamie O'Hara.


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


Stephen Ward takes a shot. Abdoulaye Meite gets a block in.


Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.


The ball is sent over by George Elokobi, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.


The official flags Stephen Ward offside. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.


The official flags Peter Odemwingie offside. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Relegation not on McCarthy`s agenda Mick McCarthy is refusing to contemplate the prospect of Wolves being relegated from the Barclays Premier League despite being in the bottom three with just three games remaining. Wolves have collected only two points from five games since star striker Kevin Doyle was sidelined with a knee ligament injury. They now face a local derby against West Brom at Molineux on Sunday knowing anything less than a win will send them nearer to the relegation trapdoor. But McCarthy is determined to remain upbeat. He said: "We're not getting relegated. We're not talking about it at all. We haven't given it a thought. "If we start thinking about that, that's a sure recipe for disaster. "I think you'll find Steve Morgan (club owner) won't discuss it. "I don't know why other people do it - whether it's shock or to say something that might get a reaction. "We're not having those discussions because we're not considering it." McCarthy knows Wolves have to be motivated but also remain calm in the derby cauldron against Roy Hodgson's side. He said: "It's an emotional time for everyone coming towards the end of the season, and in the position we're in, we need the points. "There has to be an element of both trying to remove the hype and using it. "We need to be highly motivated in the way we play, we need to be aggressive in how we play - and I mean passing the ball aggressively, running aggressively and competing aggressively. "We have to be tough, resolute and determined and yet we've got to be cool and calm when the time comes. "It's about picking and choosing when to adopt which characteristics, and that's the difficulty. "If you're all aggressive and the blood is flowing around the brain when you've got to be cool and calm and collected to score, you won't score. "Equally if you go into a 50-50 challenge cool, calm and collected, you'll get smashed." Striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is expected to be fit after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury after returning to training. But Doyle will not be risked with McCarthy hoping he will be available after his knee injury for the final two games. Winger Michael Kightly is a major doubt with a groin problem while midfielder Dave Edwards will not be considered after having an injection to relieve his back problem. Baggies boss Hodgson has praised his players for showing Manchester United-type form to secure their Premier League status for another campaign. Albion were on a downward spiral and heading back towards the Championship when Hodgson replaced Roberto Di Matteo in early February. A sequence of 16 points from nine matches under the former Liverpool boss had ensured top flight survival with still three matches remaining - including Sunday's derby at Wolves. But Hodgson prefers for his players to receive the plaudits rather than himself. Hodgson said: "We've suffered only one defeat in nine games and I think we've taken an average of virtually two points per game. "For me, that is really an incredible performance. Only Manchester United at the moment have an average of something like two points per game. "For us to achieve that in the last nine matches speaks volumes for the players. "Any praise or plaudits that come their way, they've more than deserved." Albion have also emulated the never-say-die approach to games of the Red Devils in becoming the comeback kings of the Premier League this season. They have collected 26 points this season from matches where they have been in arrears. Hodgson said: "Good teams do that. If you've got a good team of players who believe in themselves, who believe in what they are doing, they don't give up. "It's a weak team that goes a goal behind and suddenly loses discipline, loses its shape and loses its faith and belief. "There are not many weak teams in the Premier League and we can certainly point to many of our results to prove that we aren't. "You don't need to be Roy Hodgson or Sir Alex Ferguson or any other manager at this level to tell the players never to give up. "Your job is to find players you recruit to your club who are capable of doing it. "The message is simple. Having the players with the guys and the character and the guts to do it, that's another matter altogether." Albion will be without midfielder Paul Scharner. The former Wigan player will have to serve a one match ban for his sending-off against Aston Villa last weekend. Defender Steven Reid and skipper Chris Brunt are again major doubts with calf and hamstring problems respectively.

Formation:4411Manager: Mick McCarthy


Formation: 4411Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Kevin Foley
  • Jody Craddock
  • Michael Mancienne
  • George Elokobi
  • Adlene Guedioura
  • Karl Henry
  • Jamie O'Hara
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Stephen Ward
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Marcus Hahnemann
  • Richard Stearman
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Christophe Berra
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Sam Vokes
  • Nenad Milijas



Match Report

McCarthy`s men move out of drop zone Two-goal Steven Fletcher helped lift Wolves out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three with a 3-1 victory over local rivals West Brom at Molineux. The Scotland international took his tally to four goals in four games to end a five-match run without a win for Mick McCarthy's side. Adlene Guedioura was also on target for the home side while Albion's only reply came from a Peter Odemwingie penalty. The home side dominated the opening 45 minutes with Stephen Hunt a livewire figure and Fletcher and Stephen Ward a constant threat upfront. Albion looked to be suffering a hangover after securing their own top-flight future for another season and were pulled apart defensively. It was a different story in the second period when they created several opportunities. But Wolves managed to survive to put their destiny back in their own hands with two games remaining. Wolves started on the offensive and Scott Carson was forced to turn aside a free-kick from Jamie O'Hara. But from the corner Fletcher put Wolves ahead with his 10th goal of the season - and his third in the last four games. Hunt's centre was flicked on by Guedioura inside the six-yard box and Fletcher applied the finishing touch. Guedioura came close to doubling the lead when his free-kick curled just over the bar. It came as no surprise when Wolves doubled their lead after 27 minutes with a goal similar in build-up to the opener. Hunt's corner was headed back across goal by Fletcher and the unmarked Guedioura volleyed past the exposed Carson from close range. The visitors were conceding a stream of free-kicks and George Elokobi headed over the bar from an O'Hara ball across the box. A low cross from Ward just eluded the run of Hunt as West Brom were again carved open at the back. Fletcher was causing constant problems in the air and he headed just wide from an O'Hara corner. Peter Odemwingie could have pulled one back in first half injury-time but drilled his shot wide of the far post after skipping past two players. But Wolves extended their lead two minutes into the second period after a mistake by Abdoulaye Meite. The Baggies defender looked to have covered a through ball from Kevin Foley. But he allowed the ball to slip under his foot and left Fletcher with a clear run at goal and he kept his cool before clipping the ball past Carson into the corner of the net. Hennessey dealt with a shot from Thomas at the second attempt while a deflected attempt from Guedioura flew past the post. But after 54 minutes Odemwingie gave the Baggies a ray of hope from the penalty spot. Guedioura brought down Thomas - he was yellow carded for the offence - and Odemwingie planted the spot-kick into the corner of the net. It was his 15th goal of the campaign and means he has been on target in five successive Premier League games. Albion still looked suspect in dealing with set-pieces and Shorey cleared a goal-bound flick by Henry from a Hunt corner. Youssouf Mulumbu was booked for bringing down Guedioura. Albion were looking more threatening and Hennessey produced a fine save to keep out a volley from Morrison away to his right. Then Thomas hammered his shot against the crossbar after seizing onto a pass from Tchoyi. The visitors were in the ascendancy and Tchoyi headed over when well placed from Mulumbu's cross. Albion substitute Marc-Antoine Fortune turned past the challenge of Jody Craddock but was slightly off balance when he lofted his shot wide. Ward could have made it 4-1 but pulled his shot wide with only Carson to beat and the Albion keeper then denied Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

Form Guide

  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • West Brom

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 1 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 20/02/2011
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 28/04/1984
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 3
  • Wolverhampton
  • 26/11/1983
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 01/05/1982
  • West Brom
  • 3 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 05/12/1981
  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 31/01/1981

Top Scorers


  • S Ebanks-Blake 7
  • S Fletcher 6
  • M Jarvis 4
  • K Doyle 3
  • S Hunt 2
  • N Milijas 2
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Foley 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • D Jones 1
  • D Edwards 1
  • S Ward 1
  • G Elokobi 1

West Brom

  • PO Odemwingie 13
  • Y Mulumbu 6
  • P Scharner 4
  • J Morrison 4
  • J Thomas 3
  • S Tchoyi 3
  • M Fortune 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • CG Vela 2
  • S Reid 1
  • IT Pablo 1
  • GA Jara 1
  • S Cox 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • G Dorrans 1



    • Total goals 99
    • Goals per game 38
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 112
    • Goals per game 51
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins