Belfast Telegraph

Odemwingie on target in Wolves loss

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 Hawthorns victory.

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 in the Barclays Premier League.

It condemned Wolves to a fifth successive defeat - their worst sequence at the top level since 1984, while 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.

After the break Albion took command with Paul Scharner excelling in midfield and Jerome Thomas impressing on the flank.

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.

Odemwingie entered the action with 18 minutes remaining and 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 and he took one touch before drilling a low shot past Hennessey into the corner of the net.


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