West Brom 2-0 Wolves

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Chris Brunt (right) scores for West Brom against Wolves Chris Brunt smashed West Brom ahead in the first half

West Bromwich Albion edged a captivating derby with Wolves to earn a first home win of the season and move out of the relegation zone.

Chris Brunt set the Baggies on their way when he smashed the ball home after good work by Billy Jones.

Kevin Doyle went close for Wolves and Roger Johnson headed wastefully wide.

But substitute Peter Odemwingie sealed the victory late on, consigning the visitors to a fifth consecutive league defeat when he drilled home a low shot.

The striker's perfectly placed strike - after a fine backheel by Paul Scharner - ensured a thoroughly deserved win but it was Odemwingie's fellow strikers who laid the platform.

Wolves began brightly and controlled possession early on, only for the Baggies to score with their first meaningful attack on eight minutes when Brunt powerfully side-footed the ball home from 12 yards after a great run and astute pull-back from debutant Jones.

Hodgson praises 'outstanding' Long

The hosts then started to get on top, with the loping, often languid-looking figure of Somen Tchoyi and the searing pace and direct running of strike partner Shane Long posing no end of problems.

But while Tchoyi often failed to deliver a telling final pass or shot, Long was a menace with an end product.

The summer signing from Reading saw one early effort comfortably saved by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and was also denied an easy strike on goal by a wonderful last-ditch tackle by Stephen Ward.

And it was his burst down the left flank that almost brought a second goal on the break when his cross found Scharner, who drifted an effort narrowly wide of the far post.

Wolves were also creating chances, Adam Hammill going agonisingly close early on with a well-directed effort that goalkeeper Ben Foster got fingertips to.

But the best opportunity fell to Kevin Doyle, whose point-blank shot was blocked by the scrambling Jonas Olsson following some fabulous work on the wing by the lively Matthew Jarvis and a fine initial save from Foster.

The entertainment continued after the break but a fiercely competitive game that was played in unseasonably warm conditions never threatened to simmer over.

The one potential flashpoint came moments into the second period when referee Chris Foy ignored strong shouts for a foul by Johnson on Long that, if given, would have seen West Brom play almost the entire second period against 10 men.

Long seemed to flick the ball beyond the big centre-half and would have been clear on goal but Foy was not certain.

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A sequence of five consecutive top-flight defeats is the worst run Wolves have had since they lost six in a row in the relegation season of 1983/84

The controversy would have been compounded had Johnson managed to convert a simple headed chance from Doyle's left-wing centre in the final quarter - but he nodded harmlessly wide.

West Brom made certain of the win in the final ten minutes when Odemwingie finished cleverly after Scharner cut in from the left, held the ball up, and found the striker with his inventive touch.

Odemwingie also blazed a shot over late on, but their second league win of the season - which takes them above Wolves in the table - was already secure.

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson:

"Shane Long's performance was as near fault-free as you will get. He was outstanding. He held the ball up, won balls in the air and both he and Somen Tchoyi caused enormous problems.

"It was a very important game and it was excellent to get our first home win of the season. It was also important to get our third clean sheet from eight games. That's more than the two for the whole of last season.

"If we keep three clean sheets every eight, we'll be fine."

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy:

"We started well but being the best team for seven minutes is no good if you then concede. It could have been avoided. The second goal knocked the stuffing out of us. We had enough chances but we weren't clinical.

Mick McCarthy rues Wolves' poor finishing

"In the game I thought we matched them but in both boxes they were better than us. They took their chances, we didn't. The chances that we had, we have to do better with. We wasted them, but the performance overall was okay.

"There is nothing wrong with the Wolves spirit, effort and endeavour despite five defeats on the bounce. Spirit, effort and endeavour is always there but we need to be better in the box."

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Brom 2-0 Wolves FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Brunt 8
  • Odemwingie 75

    West Brom

    Substitutes

    Wolverhampton

    Substitutes

    Ref: FoyAtt: 24,872
    WEST BROM
    WOLVES

    Possession

    • West Brom 44%
    • Wolves 56%

    Attempts on target

    • West Brom 11
    • Wolves 10

    Attempts off target

    • West Brom 6
    • Wolves 3

    Corners

    • West Brom 2
    • Wolves 11

    Fouls

    • West Brom 14
    • Wolves 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:22 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+4:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Stephen Ward. Gareth McAuley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:21 Peter Odemwingie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Ward. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:45 Stephen Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Long. Direct free kick taken by Steven Reid.
    • 90:00+0:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Shane Long. Karl Henry takes the direct free kick.
    • 89:20 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.
    • 89:16 Adlene Guedioura delivers the ball, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
    • 88:42 Chris Brunt delivers the ball, Stephen Ward makes a clearance.
    • 87:51 James Morrison decides to take the corner short.
    • 87:02 James Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.
    • 86:21 Adlene Guedioura has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 85:53 Nicky Shorey challenges Adlene Guedioura unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie O'Hara takes the direct free kick.
    • 85:29 The referee blows for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.
    • 84:57 Shane Long produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 83:13 Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:13 Substitution (West Brom) makes a substitution, with Nicky Shorey coming on for Billy Jones.
    • 83:13 Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen Hunt, Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Ben Foster, free kick awarded.
    • 82:41 Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line.
    • 81:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Adlene Guedioura. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
    • 80:55 Effort on goal by Peter Odemwingie from just inside the area clears the bar.
    • 80:25 The offside flag is raised against Shane Long. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey. Stephen Hunt produces a cross, save by Ben Foster.
    • 80:03 Substitution James Morrison joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jerome Thomas.
    • 79:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Stearman by Jerome Thomas. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.
    • 77:17 Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Jonas Olsson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.
    • 76:54 Effort on goal by Peter Odemwingie from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 76:12 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Ben Foster.
    • 74:58 The assist for the goal came from Paul Scharner.
    • 74:58 GOAL - Peter OdemwingieWest Brom 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Peter Odemwingie grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 2-0 Wolverhampton.
    • 73:47 Substitution Adlene Guedioura is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Jarvis.
    • 73:22 Drilled right-footed shot by Stephen Hunt. Save by Ben Foster.
    • 72:30 Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
    • 71:41 Substitution Peter Odemwingie comes on in place of Somen Tchoyi.
    • 70:46 Outswinging corner taken by Jamie O'Hara, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
    • 68:14 Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
    • 68:14 Substitution Stephen Hunt is brought on as a substitute for Adam Hammill.
    • 68:14 The referee blows for offside against Paul Scharner.
    • 67:38 Roger Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Chris Brunt restarts play with the free kick.
    • 66:48 Kevin Doyle sends in a cross, Header from close range by Roger Johnson misses to the right of the goal.
    • 66:34 Unfair challenge on Adam Hammill by Steven Reid results in a free kick. Stephen Ward takes the direct free kick.
    • 64:40 Adam Hammill produces a cross.
    • 64:29 Shot by Jamie O'Hara. Blocked by Youssouf Mulumbu.
    • 63:31 Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry. Christophe Berra restarts play with the free kick.
    • 62:30 The ball is sent over by Shane Long, Stephen Ward manages to make a clearance.
    • 62:04 Jamie O'Hara gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Paul Scharner takes the free kick.
    • 61:39 Somen Tchoyi takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
    • 61:06 Chris Brunt takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
    • 60:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Reid by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
    • 56:13 Chris Brunt takes the inswinging corner, Jonas Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Jarvis. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
    • 56:02 Somen Tchoyi delivers the ball, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.
    • 55:56 The ball is swung over by Somen Tchoyi, clearance made by Christophe Berra.
    • 55:29 A cross is delivered by Adam Hammill, save made by Ben Foster.
    • 55:11 Short corner worked by Jamie O'Hara.
    • 55:00 Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
    • 54:04 Substitution Nenad Milijas goes off and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake comes on.
    • 53:48 Shot on goal by Youssouf Mulumbu from just inside the area goes over the target.
    • 53:40 Shot by Somen Tchoyi. Richard Stearman gets a block in.
    • 53:19 A cross is delivered by Richard Stearman, clearance by Gareth McAuley.
    • 51:41 Somen Tchoyi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christophe Berra. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.
    • 50:21 Foul by Kevin Doyle on Gareth McAuley, free kick awarded. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.
    • 49:52 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
    • 49:14 Foul by Nenad Milijas on Chris Brunt, free kick awarded. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 48:30 Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Reid.
    • 46:25 Somen Tchoyi is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Christophe Berra.
    • 45:58 Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Karl Henry, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from left channel, clearance by Gareth McAuley.
    • 45:38 Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, Chris Brunt makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:21 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+0:17 The assistant referee flags for offside against Shane Long. Indirect free kick taken by Roger Johnson.
    • 44:08 Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross.
    • 43:35 A cross is delivered by Jamie O'Hara, Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.
    • 43:16 Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Hammill, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
    • 42:58 Christophe Berra takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.
    • 42:45 The ball is delivered by Adam Hammill, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
    • 42:22 Inswinging corner taken by Nenad Milijas from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Shane Long.
    • 42:17 A cross is delivered by Adam Hammill, blocked by Youssouf Mulumbu.
    • 41:31 Nenad Milijas takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
    • 41:06 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Brunt.
    • 40:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Nenad Milijas. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jamie O'Hara from left channel, clearance made by Shane Long.
    • 38:48 Paul Scharner produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 37:39 Adam Hammill sends in a cross, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
    • 36:58 Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
    • 35:38 Paul Scharner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nenad Milijas. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from left channel, Ben Foster makes a save.
    • 34:48 The referee penalises Richard Stearman for handball. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
    • 34:24 The ball is delivered by Stephen Ward, clearance made by Billy Jones.
    • 33:11 The ball is swung over by Adam Hammill.
    • 33:02 Centre by Adam Hammill.
    • 31:30 Adam Hammill takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Shane Long.
    • 31:24 Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, blocked by Steven Reid.
    • 29:14 The ball is sent over by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by Paul Scharner.
    • 27:53 Christophe Berra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Foster. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
    • 27:50 Richard Stearman produces a cross.
    • 26:59 Kevin Doyle fouled by Jonas Olsson, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:17 The offside flag is raised against Jonas Olsson. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.
    • 24:34 Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt.
    • 24:34 Booking Christophe Berra is booked.
    • 24:28 Christophe Berra challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 22:44 A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Youssouf Mulumbu.
    • 21:46 The ball is delivered by Adam Hammill.
    • 20:29 The ball is swung over by Nenad Milijas, save by Ben Foster.
    • 18:19 Unfair challenge on Nenad Milijas by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.
    • 18:07 Paul Scharner takes a shot from 30 yards. Stephen Ward gets a block in.
    • 16:13 Billy Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.
    • 13:18 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie O'Hara, Roger Johnson has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
    • 12:47 The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, Effort from 6 yards by Kevin Doyle. Blocked by Billy Jones.
    • 12:45 Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Foster.
    • 11:28 Effort on goal by Shane Long from 25 yards. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.
    • 10:48 The referee blows for offside. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 9:38 Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Nenad Milijas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from left channel, clearance made by Shane Long.
    • 9:38 Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Nenad Milijas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.
    • 9:12 Shane Long is caught offside. Christophe Berra takes the free kick.
    • 7:44 The assist for the goal came from Billy Jones.
    • 7:44 GOAL - Chris BruntWest Brom 1 - 0 Wolverhampton Chris Brunt gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Wolverhampton.
    • 7:35 Somen Tchoyi has a drilled shot. Blocked by Karl Henry.
    • 6:53 Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, save made by Ben Foster.
    • 6:32 Stephen Ward sends in a cross, blocked by Steven Reid.
    • 6:21 Adam Hammill delivers the ball, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:40 Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
    • Correction - 2:15 Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
    • 2:15 Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.
    • 2:07 The ball is swung over by Jamie O'Hara, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
    • 1:48 Stephen Ward produces a cross, Shot by Jamie O'Hara from 12 yards. Blocked by Billy Jones.
    • 0:37 The ball is crossed by Adam Hammill, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Man City 8 21 22
    2 Man Utd 8 19 20
    3 Chelsea 8 11 19
    4 Newcastle 8 5 16
    5 Liverpool 8 2 14
    6 Tottenham 7 1 13
    7 Stoke 8 -2 12
    8 Aston Villa 8 1 11
    9 Norwich 8 -1 11
    10 Arsenal 8 -5 10
    11 QPR 8 -8 9
    12 West Brom 8 -3 8
    13 Swansea 8 -5 8
    14 Fulham 8 1 7
    15 Everton 7 -4 7
    16 Wolves 8 -6 7
    17 Sunderland 8 0 6
    18 Bolton 8 -10 6
    19 Wigan 8 -8 5
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