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  • Date:12 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:27,131
  • Fletcher (45)
  • Odemwingie (33) Olsson (63) Odemwingie (76)
    Odemwingie (76) Andrews (84)
    Odemwingie (87)
Goal!

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93mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune fouled by Christophe Berra, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.

92mins

Keith Andrews takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

91mins

James Morrison has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

89mins

Graham Dorrans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Odemwingie.

88mins

Peter Odemwingie grabs a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-5 West Brom.James Morrison provided the assist for the goal.

88mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara, clearance by Liam Ridgewell.

87mins

Shot by Jamie O'Hara. Save by Ben Foster.

87mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

85mins

Keith Andrews fires in a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-4 West Brom.Assist by James Morrison.

82mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

81mins

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

80mins

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.

77mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Morrison, Peter Odemwingie scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-3 West Brom.Jonas Olsson provided the assist for the goal.

76mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Ward. Simon Cox comes on in place of Jerome Thomas. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

74mins

Header from close range by Roger Johnson clears the bar.

74mins

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortune on Matthew Jarvis, free kick awarded. Jamie O'Hara delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

73mins

Nenad Milijas takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Youssouf Mulumbu.

73mins

Nenad Milijas takes the inswinging corner, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

73mins

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Clearance by Roger Johnson.

72mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nenad Milijas, Roger Johnson takes a shot.

72mins

Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

71mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Steven Fletcher. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Foley.

70mins

A cross is delivered by Stephen Ward, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

69mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Jarvis. Nenad Milijas joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Edwards. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

67mins

James Morrison challenges Steven Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

67mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune crosses the ball.

66mins

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Reid. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

64mins

Goal scored by Jonas Olsson from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-2 West Brom.Assist by Keith Andrews.

64mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Morrison, Header from close in by Gareth McAuley bounces off the post.

64mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

61mins

Christophe Berra joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sebastien Bassong.

58mins

Corner taken by James Morrison, save by Wayne Hennessey.

57mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Morrison from the left by-line, Keith Andrews produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

54mins

Peter Odemwingie produces a cross, Effort on goal by Jerome Thomas from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

53mins

Foul by Jerome Thomas on Kevin Doyle, free kick awarded. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

53mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Peter Odemwingie goes wide left of the goal.

52mins

Short corner worked by Kevin Doyle.

52mins

Steven Fletcher has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

51mins

Keith Andrews gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle. Jamie O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

49mins

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake challenges Steven Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

49mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line to the near post, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

47mins

Foul by Roger Johnson on Marc-Antoine Fortune, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Morrison from left channel, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

46mins

Gareth McAuley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jamie O'Hara, clearance made by Youssouf Mulumbu.

46mins

A goal is scored by Steven Fletcher from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

46mins

Keith Andrews joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Scharner.

43mins

Kevin Doyle challenges Steven Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

39mins

Jonas Olsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Morrison played to the near post, clearance made by Steven Fletcher.

37mins

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

34mins

Peter Odemwingie finds the net with a goal from just outside the box low into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-1 West Brom.Assist by Youssouf Mulumbu.

34mins

Centre by Marc-Antoine Fortune, clearance by Roger Johnson.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.

31mins

Roger Johnson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jamie O'Hara, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

30mins

Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.

29mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake by Youssouf Mulumbu. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.

28mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie O'Hara, Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

28mins

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Ridgewell.

27mins

The referee books Jamie O'Hara for unsporting behaviour.

25mins

The ball is crossed by Peter Odemwingie, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Handball decision goes against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

24mins

Outswinging corner taken by James Morrison from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Roger Johnson.

23mins

Liam Ridgewell takes a shot. Steven Fletcher gets a block in.

23mins

Corner taken right-footed by James Morrison, clearance made by Steven Fletcher.

22mins

Paul Scharner takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

22mins

Foul by Jerome Thomas on Kevin Foley, free kick awarded. Roger Johnson takes the direct free kick.

20mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie O'Hara, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

20mins

Matthew Jarvis takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

18mins

Shot from close range by Peter Odemwingie clears the bar.

18mins

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

17mins

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in.

17mins

Gareth McAuley concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Jamie O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.

14mins

The official flags Marc-Antoine Fortune offside. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

12mins

Unfair challenge on David Edwards by Marc-Antoine Fortune results in a free kick. Jamie O'Hara takes the direct free kick.

10mins

Steven Reid takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

9mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Marc-Antoine Fortune goes wide of the left-hand post.

8mins

Jerome Thomas fouled by Matthew Jarvis, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, clearance made by Steven Reid.

4mins

Jerome Thomas has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

2mins

Liam Ridgewell takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

2mins

Corner taken right-footed by James Morrison from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Kevin Foley.

2mins

Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

Match Preview

O'Hara hails Bassong signing Jamie O'Hara is convinced new Wolves signing Sebastien Bassong will shore up a defence guilty of shipping sloppy goals ahead of the derby clash with West Brom at Molineux. Midfielder O'Hara knows all about Bassong's qualities from their spell together with Tottenham. O'Hara moved to Molineux during the 2011 January transfer window and now Bassong has made the temporary switch from White Hart Lane until the end of the season and impressed in a debut win at QPR. O'Hara, who is optimistic of overcoming a groin injury in time to face the Baggies, said: "Seb really is a top-class international player. "When Tottenham qualified for the Champions League, he played every game that season. "I always said if we got Bassong in, he'd be a fantastic player for us, so I'm so glad that the chairman (Steve Morgan) and the manager (Mick McCarthy) managed to do that. "You could see his quality against QPR. He's good on the ball, he's got pace and he's definitely going to strengthen us. "He's a proper centre-half and he's a good ball player as well. He's an excellent defender and fair dos to the manager for getting someone of his ability." O'Hara believes Wolves need 14 more points to clinch a fourth successive season of top-flight football. He is also hoping to have the same impact as in the second half of last season after returning from a two-month absence following double hernia surgery. O'Hara said: "I think we need another four wins and hopefully we'll get a couple of draws as well. "We've got a fantastic squad and we shouldn't be where we are. We need to change it around but I still think we can make this season a good one. "As for me, I'm looking to have that same sort of impact again as I did last year and help us stay up. "Being out of the side for a couple of months means I feel fresh and really hungry to get back. "It's a huge game against West Brom. We both need the points." McCarthy will be without Emmanuel Frimpong, who has returned to Arsenal after rupturing knee ligaments, and the suspended Karl Henry while another midfielder in Dave Edwards is battling to overcome a thigh injury. West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has said he will not be influenced by Shane Long's barnstorming display in October's Black Country derby when deciding if the forward is fit enough to start. Long was a key player in the Baggies' 2-0 win over Wolves, creating a number of opportunities with his strength and pace. The former Reading striker has missed his team's last two matches due to chest pains, but has been training this week and should be available for selection. However, head coach Hodgson revealed he hasn't asked Long for 'more of the same' this weekend, as the performance didn't stick in his mind. "I don't base my decision on games that are going to be played in February on the basis of a game that was played in October," he said. "To be frank, I can't remember if he played well or badly in that game. But I'm glad to hear he played well. "I think he was having a good spell at that time so it doesn't surprise me. "It's more a question of whether we start him after the fact that he hasn't played in the last month or so." Hodgson added that Long's condition hasn't affected his mental state. "His frame of mind's very good," Hodgson said. "He's a very enthusiastic person who loves to play football, and I think he seems to be happy to be rid of his two back-to-back injuries that pushed him out." For the first time in a number of weeks, Hodgson has a large and healthy squad to pick from, with long term absentees Chris Brunt (ankle) and Zoltan Gera (cruciate ligament) the only men certain to miss the match. And the former Liverpool boss believes his selection luxuries mean the Baggies have no excuses if they lose at Molineux. He said: "We've gone from a situation where it wasn't always easy to fill the bench with senior players to suddenly having everyone except Gera and Brunt fit and ready for action. "One or two are a bit short of match practice perhaps, but they are all physically fit and ready to play. "So we can't blame it, if we don't do well, on the fact that we didn't have enough players, we'll have to blame it on the fact that we weren't good enough on the day."

Formation:442Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

Formation: 451Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Kevin Foley
  • Roger Johnson
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Stephen Ward
  • Kevin Doyle
  • David Edwards
  • Jamie O'Hara
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Dorus De Vries
  • Richard Stearman
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Christophe Berra
  • Adam Hammill
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Eggert Jonsson

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Match Report

Odemwingie inspires five-star Baggies Hat-trick hero Peter Odemwingie earned West Brom a 5-1 victory in the Black Country derby and increased the pressure on Wolves boss Mick McCarthy after the home side were demolished at Molineux. Odemwingie earned Albion their sixth away success of the campaign and it was no more than they deserved after a woeful performance by the home side. Several unhappy Wolves fans vented their anger towards owner Steve Morgan and chief executive Jez Moxey in the directors box in the closing stages as their side were ripped apart. Steven Fletcher cancelled out Odemwingie's opener in first-half injury-time. But Jonas Olsson restored Albion's lead before further goals from Odemwingie and a Keith Andrews strike made sure of victory. Albion must be wondering how they failed to wrap up the points during the opening period. They cut through the Wolves midfield at will with Jerome Thomas and debutant Liam Ridgewell finding acres of space down the left flank. Only a series of fine saves from Wayne Hennessey kept Wolves in contention, but ultimately they were second best. Albion were the first to settle and Hennessey denied winger Jerome Thomas at point blank range after Kevin Foley had been pulled out of position. The Wales number one dealt with an effort on goal from Baggies debutant Liam Ridgewell and then Thomas dragged a low shot wide. Paul Scharner just failed to make contact with a low ball across the Wolves box from Marc-Antoine Fortune. Wolves were being over-run in midfield and Peter Odemwingie's fierce drive was beat out by Hennessey after Steven Reid supplied the telling pass. Hennessey produced his second top class save of the half to turn over a deflected drive from Scharner after a mistake by Bassong. Albion were queueing up to have attempts on goal and a Ridgewell effort was blocked. It came as no surprise when Odemwingie broke the deadlock after 35 minutes. He was allowed to cut in from the right unopposed and his fierce shot took a deflection off Edwards and deceived Hennessey for his sixth goal of the campaign. Wolves were at sixes and sevens and seemingly powerless to stop Albion's grip on the game. But in first half injury-time Fletcher equalised with a typically opportunist finish. He combined with Ebanks-Blake before beating the dive of Ben Foster with his shot on the turn. Hodgson made a half-time switch with former Wolves midfielder Andrews replacing Scharner. Wolves began the second half on the offensive and Gareth McAuley did well to cut out a low Doyle centre with Fletcher waiting to pounce. The home side were playing at a higher tempo and Fletcher's 20 yard drive was deflected just wide with Foster scrambling across his line. Odemwingie teed up Thomas 15 yards out but O'Hara's challenge did enough to put him off and he shot high and wide. The Baggies still looked threatening and Hennessey turned aside a Fortune drive. But from Morrison's corner, Albion regained the lead through Olsson via an error by Hennessey. McAuley's initial header clipped the outside of a post and then Johnson hoisted his clearance high into the air inside the penalty box. Olsson was first to react to the loose ball but Hennessey should have held his shot which slipped from his grasp and over the line. Johnson came close to equalising when his header was cleared off the line by Mulumbu via the underside of the bar. Odemwingie could have wrapped up the points when he broke into the West Brom box but his shot was cleared off the line by Foley. But he was not to be denied and after 77 minutes struck for the second time. Ridgewell turned a Morrison header back across the box, Olsson back heeled the ball goal-wards and Odemwingie applied the vital touch. Andrews made it 4-1 with a deflected low drive after 85 minutes and Odemwingie completed his hat-trick from a Morrison cross three minutes later.

Form Guide

    DLDLLW
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • LLLWDL

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 2 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 16/10/2011
  • Wolverhampton
  • 3 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 08/05/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 9
  • K Doyle 3
  • S Ward 3
  • J O'Hara 2
  • D Edwards 2
  • M Jarvis 2
  • M Kightly 1
  • R Zubar 1
  • S Ebanks-Blake 1

West Brom

  • S Long 5
  • PO Odemwingie 4
  • J Morrison 3
  • P Scharner 2
  • S Reid 1
  • J Thomas 1
  • G McAuley 1
  • M Fortune 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • S Tchoyi 1
  • G Dorrans 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 27
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 24
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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