Sunday May 8, 2011 Day 36 Finished Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

  • Fletcher 15’, 47’
  • Guédioura 28’
  • Odemwingie 54’ (pen.)

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  1. Wolves out of bottom three

    Wolves out of bottom three

    Wolverhampton Wanderers moved out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 3-1 derby win over West Bromwich Albion at Molineux. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • West Bromwich Albion
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    • 90+5' The final whistle goes and Wolves have sealed a potentially huge victory. They are now a point above the relegation zone with two games remaining.
    • 90+2' "We shall not be moved!" is the chant from the Molineux faithful, who finally confident enough to sing in expectation of a huge victory.
    • 90' There will be five minutes of added time at the end of this match.
    • 89' Vela hits the deck after working the space for a shot inside the box, but Mike Dean is well placed to see no infringement.
    • 88' Ebanks-Blake battles his way into the box on the left and his powerul shot from a tight angle is blocked by Carson!
    • 86' Stearman puts his keeper under pressure with an unsighted back pass which Hennessey has to clear for a throw.
    • 85' Wolves substitution: Sylvain Ebanks-Blake replaces Fletcher.
    • 84' Brilliant form Ward! He dinks the ball over one defender, rides the tackle of another and drills a rasping effort just wide of the far post! What a goal that would have been!
    • 83' West Brom substitution: Carlos Vela replaces Thomas.
    • 82' Henry obviously didn't get that memo! He goes in with a hard challenge on Miller and gets a booking for his troubles.
    • 81' Mancienne tidies up nicely for Wolves. The home side just habve to keep a lid on things for the final 10 minutes now.
    • 80' Wolves substitution: Richard Stearman replaces O'Hara.
    • 79' Craddock is booked for a foul near the halfway line. The West Brom free-kick is sent into the box but Hunt clears with ease.
    • 78' A promising attack by Wolves is halted after Fletcher had strayed offside.
    • 77' West Brom substitution: Ishmael Miller replaces Cox.
    • 76' Fortune rolls his way past Jody Craddock, but fires wide when he should have tested Hennessey.
    • 75' Wolves substitution: Matt Jarvis replaces Guedioura.
    • 74' O'Hara takes it short to Foley who crosses for FLetcher, but the Scot's header is partially blocked and bounces tamely to Carson.
    • 73' Wolves will send men forward after winning a free-kick deep in midfield for a handball.
    • 72' Peter Odemwingie becomes the first West Brom player in more than 40 years (Tony Brown) to score in 5 successive top flight matches. (Infostrada)
    • 71' More warning signs for Wolves as Fortune tries to play Cox into the area, but Hennessey is off his line to gather the ball.
    • 70' Wolves clear a West Brom corner but go to sleep as the second ball comes in and Tchoyi heads wide! He was completely unmarked!
    • 68' West Brom substitution: Marc-Antoine Fortune replaces Jara. Positive change from Hodgson.
    • 67' A West Brom attack fizzles out, allowing Wolves to gather their thoughts. That was quite a spell of West Brom pressure they had to endure following Odemwingie scoring that penalty.
    • 66' Play going from end to end at the moment. This feels like a key stage in the momentum of this match.
    • 64' Tchoyi sneaks the ball into the path of Thomas's run into the box and the winger smashes his strike off the bar! Wolves suddenly under plenty of pressure now.
    • 63' West Brom have been buoyes by that Cox chance, saved by Hennessey. The sudden belief that they can get back into this is clearly visible.
    • 61' Don't forget, after this match we still have live coverage of Stoke v Arsenal and Man United v Chelsea to bring you today.
    • 60' Quality save from Hennessey, who palms away Simon Cox's sidefooted effort after good work from Morrison! A huge moment in this match!
    • 59' Mulumbu goes into the referee's book, more for his protests against conceding a free-kick than the actual foul itself.
    • 58' Meite almost presents Fletcher with a second gift, but he just manages to steer the ball away from the striker, who is on a hat-trick.
    • 57' Another Wolves corner causes pandemonium in the West Brom box! This time Guedioura flicks it on at the near post and Shorey hacks off the line just before Fletcher can get a telling touch!
    • 56' That's 15 for the season and one in each of his last five games for Odemwingie.
    • 55' GOAL!! Odemwingie smashes his spot-kick hard and low into the bottom corner! Game on?
    • 54' PENALTY!! The ball breaks loose inside the box and Odemwingie gets to it just before Guedioura, who brings him down. Referee Mike Dean does not hesitate in pointing to the spot and booking Guedioura.
    • 53' Wolves show West Brom how a set piece should be defended. West Brom still have it in the Wolves half though.
    • 52' Carson punches the corner clear. West Brom counter and James Morrison's drive is deflected behind for a corner.
    • 51' Guedioura doesn't want to wait another year for his next Wolves goal, and he has a decent low strike tipped round the post by Carson!
    • 50' Thoams has a pop from range but it's right at Hennessey, who stops comfortably with two hands.
    • 48' That's four in four for Fletcher now. Talk about hitting form at the right time!
    • 47' GOAL!! Meite lets a harmless through-ball roll past him and Fletcher is clean through! The Scotsman finishes calmly one-on-one against Carson to surely lift Wolves out of the bottom three!
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+1' Half-time is called, and Wolves are on their way out of the relegation zone at this rate.
    • 45' Great run from Odemwingie, who twists and turns his way into the area before blasting a strike for the far top corner... Flashes a touch wide! Think Wayne Hennessey got the slightest of fingertips to it. If so, that's a top-drawer save.
    • 43' West Brom make quite a hash of a clearance but Ward's hustle and bustle only succeeds in giving the visitors a throw.
    • 42' Tchoyi is again foiled by a solid challenge from Elokobi down the wing. That all-Cameroon battle has been a bruising one.
    • 41' Wolves have won only seven of the 16 PL matches they have taken the lead in this season (6 draws, 3 defeats). (Infostrada)
    • 40' Odemwingie and Thomas combine on the edge of the Wolves box but they can't find a way through. Finally the West Brom attack is starting to step up a gear.
    • 39' Ward latches on to Fletcher's ball forward and tries a cite reverse pass which West Brom scramble clear.
    • 38' Flaetcher is too strong for Jara and he holds his marker off and sends a header a fraction wide of the far post!
    • 37' More pressure from Wolves yields yet another corner. Fletcher has a smile on his face as he hounded Shorey into conceding the set piece.
    • 36' Hunt swings in a corner this time. Olsson heads away and West Brom scrappily clear the danger.
    • 35' Odemwingie is a clear three yards offside as he comes back to try and wrest the ball from Michael Mancienne.
    • 34' Odemwingie twists and turns some 25 yards fromg oal, and impatiently has a pop from range blocked en route to goal. The Nigerian has scored five goals in his last six games, but he hasn't looked like scoring yet today.
    • 33' Hunt wins a free-kick wide on the left for Wolves. Again Guedioura loses his marker far too easily, but it's Elokobi who meets the delivery with a header that goes over the bar.
    • 32' Ironic cheers heard all around Molineux as Shorey sends his effort high into the stand.
    • 31' Wolves take their turn to defend a free-kick now. Captain Karl Henry gets his wall organised as Nicky Shorey prepares to shoot...
    • 30' Roy Hodgson will be livid that twice the Algerian was allowed so much space inside the box from a free-kick. The Baggies are yet to threaten the Wolves goal.
    • 29' That's Guedioura's first goal of the season for Wolves. His last one came against Sunderland on May 9 2010, almost a year ago to the day.
    • 28' GOAL!! It's the first goal but in reverse, with Fletcher heading back across goal and Guedioura turning past Carson from inside the six-yard area!
    • 27' Ward gets the better of Jara and combines well with Hunt for the Irishman to win another Wolves corner.
    • 26' Tchoyi tries to lead a counter for West Brom, but the Cameroonian's pace and heavy touch see the ball run out of play.
    • 25' Going into this game, Wolves had picked up 34 points from 35 PL matches – the same points total as they had at the same stage of last season. (Infostrada)
    • 24' The on-loan midfielder digs out a curling cross bound for Fletcher, but it flashes past the Scotland striker.
    • 23' Fletcher's low cross is put behind for a corner by Abdoulaye Meite. Carson comes but doesn't get his fist to the ball. The ball is sent away from goal but Wolves have yet another free-kick.
    • 22' More from OptaJoe: "34 - WBA have now extended the all-time Premier League record of games without a clean sheet to 34. Loose."
    • 21' The set piece defended with relativ ease by Wolves.
    • 20' Peter Odemwingie has barely featured so far, but the Baggies' top scorer wins a free-kick off Guedioura.
    • 19' FLetcher holds the ball up near the corner flag before finding O'Hara. The midfielder fires in a clever first-time cross but his team-mates weren't ready for it and the flag is up for offside against Ward.
    • 18' West Brom commit men forward but a good tackle by Hunt on Thomas can see Wolves counter.
    • 17' Guedioura will take his turn to strike... curled over the bar.
    • 16' Fletcher's third goal in four games have given Wolves a hugely valuable lead here. Already Wolves have won another free-kick, on the left this time.
    • 15' GOAL!! Guedioura is completely unmarked at the corner and takes the ball on his chest. It bounces off him and to the feet of Fletcher, who prods home from close range!
    • 15' O'Hara bends in a strike bound for the far post and Carson does very well to tip it round the post! Corner to the home side.
    • 14' Jonas Olsson brings down Ward with a needless challenge, and Wolves have another free-kick near the right-hand corner of the area.
    • 13' Roy Hodgson has never won in four career PL matches against Wolves (2 draws, 2 defeats). His last defeat at Anfield as Liverpool manager was against Wolves – 1-0 on December 29. (Infostrada)
    • 12' Morrison heads O'Hara's whipped delivery out for a throw. Play remains in the West Brom half. So often Wolves start with plenty of pressure but fail to make it count. Can they make a breakthrough?
    • 11' Adlene Guedioura has the back of his foot clipped and Wolves have the sort of set piece chance they often thrive upon. O'Hara will deliver...
    • 10' Shouts for handball as Youssouf Mulumbu blocks Ward's cross, but nothing given.
    • 9' Elokobi races back to chase Tchoyi and puts in a good tackle. West Brom's first corner is cleared, but only after Wolves have to ride out a secondary attack from it.
    • 8' Mick McCarthy has won one, drawn two and lost one of four previous PL matches against West Brom. He failed to win in both previous PL home matches against them. (Infostrada)
    • 7' O'Hara's corner is headed right back to him, and the second ball is disappointing. Jerome Thomas leads the West Brom break. He backheels to Somen Tchoyi for a sidefooted effort from range that tamely goes wide.
    • 6' Ward lays the ball off to O'Hara, whose dragged shot is defelcted wide for the game's first corner.
    • 5' Jamie O'Hara bends in a cross to Ward's feet inside the box. His turn and shot are from a difficult angle and the effort is blocked. Really high tempo from Wolves in these opening few minutes.
    • 4' Gonzalo Jara tidies up with a header back to Scott Carson. Wolves not giving West Brom any time on the ball in midfield. They force an error which leads to George Elokobi going down the left wing, but his cross is headed clear.
    • 3' Only two teams have scored fewer goals than Wolves in the Premier League this season. That will have to change, but without Doyle or Ebanks-Blake it may be a task.
    • 2' Stephen Ward runs on to a flick-on and heads for goal, but he had just strayed offside on that occasion.
    • 1' West Brom kick off and we're underway!
    • 11:57 The two teams are striding out on to the Molineux turf now, heralded as ever by 'Fanfare for the Common Man'. No Black Country derby ever needs any added spice, but with relegation a real possibility for Wolves this game is a huge one. We'll be underway in moments...
    • 11:55 Mick McCarthy is refusing to contemplate the prospect of Wolves being relegated from the Premier League despite being in the bottom three with just three games remaining: "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." Read more from Mick here
    • 11:50 Today's referee at Molineux is Mike Dean. The official from the Wirral was also in charge of the reverse fixture back in February.
    • 11:45 A tidy stat from OptaJoe on Twitter: "If Premier League games had ended at half-time this season, West Brom would be bottom with 30 points. Sluggish." Follow OptaJoe on Twitter
    • 11:40 HEAD-TO-HEAD: Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion have met 143 times. Wolves have won 51, West Brom 52 and 40 draws. West Brom are unbeaten in their last five matches against Wolves, since a 1-0 away Championship defeat in March 2007. The Baggies have won three of their last four league visits to Molineux. When these two sides met at The Hawthorns back in February, Carlos Vela scored a 90th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw. Match report: Vela salvages point for WBA
    • 11:35 Somen Tchoyi makes his first West Brom start of the year, coming in to replace the suspended Paul Scharner in midfield. Jerome Thomas is back in the starting line-up as manager Roy Hodgson goes for a five-man midfield behind lone striker Peter Odemwingie. Carlos Vela drops to the bench following Albion's 2-1 win over Villa last time out. Influential midfielder Chris Brunt and defender Steven Reid both again miss out through injury. West Brom team page
    • 11:30 Wolves Sylvan Ebanks-Blake failed a late fitness test, so top scorer Steven Fletcher again starts up front on his own with Kevin Doyle still absent. Ebanks-Blake has missed the last two games with the hamstring problem which flared up again during the 1-1 home draw with Fulham a fortnight ago. Wolves team page
    • 11:25 With none of the other teams in the bottom five of the table winning on Saturday, Wolves can move out of the relegation zone with a win over their Black Country rivals this lunchtime. West Brom can move back up into the top half with a derby victory at Molineux. Premier League table
    • 11:20 WOLVES: Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Mancienne, Elokobi, Guedioura, Henry, O'Hara, Hunt, Ward, Fletcher. Subs: Hahnemann, Stearman, Ebanks-Blake, Berra, Jarvis, Vokes, Milijas /// WEST BROM: Carson, Jara, Meite, Olsson, Shorey, Tchoyi, Morrison, Mulumbu, Thomas, Cox, Odemwingie. Subs: Myhill, Miller, Vela, Hurst, Fortune, Thorne, Tamas.
    • 11:15 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the Premier League West Midlands derby between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion!
  • Summary

    • 88' Ebanks-Blake battles his way into the box on the left and his powerul shot from a tight angle is blocked by Carson!
    • 84' Brilliant form Ward! He dinks the ball over one defender, rides the tackle of another and drills a rasping effort just wide of the far post! What a goal that would have been!
    • 70' Wolves clear a West Brom corner but go to sleep as the second ball comes in and Tchoyi heads wide! He was completely unmarked!
    • 64' Tchoyi sneaks the ball into the path of Thomas's run into the box and the winger smashes his strike off the bar! Wolves suddenly under plenty of pressure now.
    • 60' Quality save from Hennessey, who palms away Simon Cox's sidefooted effort after good work from Morrison! A huge moment in this match!
    • 57' Another Wolves corner causes pandemonium in the West Brom box! This time Guedioura flicks it on at the near post and Shorey hacks off the line just before Fletcher can get a telling touch!
    • 55' GOAL!! Odemwingie smashes his spot-kick hard and low into the bottom corner! Game on?
    • 51' Guedioura doesn't want to wait another year for his next Wolves goal, and he has a decent low strike tipped round the post by Carson!
    • 47' GOAL!! Meite lets a harmless through-ball roll past him and Fletcher is clean through! The Scotsman finishes calmly one-on-one against Carson to surely lift Wolves out of the bottom three!
    • 45' Great run from Odemwingie, who twists and turns his way into the area before blasting a strike for the far top corner... Flashes a touch wide! Think Wayne Hennessey got the slightest of fingertips to it. If so, that's a top-drawer save.
    • 38' Flaetcher is too strong for Jara and he holds his marker off and sends a header a fraction wide of the far post!
    • 33' Hunt wins a free-kick wide on the left for Wolves. Again Guedioura loses his marker far too easily, but it's Elokobi who meets the delivery with a header that goes over the bar.
    • 28' GOAL!! It's the first goal but in reverse, with Fletcher heading back across goal and Guedioura turning past Carson from inside the six-yard area!
    • 15' GOAL!! Guedioura is completely unmarked at the corner and takes the ball on his chest. It bounces off him and to the feet of Fletcher, who prods home from close range!
    • 15' O'Hara bends in a strike bound for the far post and Carson does very well to tip it round the post! Corner to the home side.
    • 11:20 WOLVES: Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Mancienne, Elokobi, Guedioura, Henry, O'Hara, Hunt, Ward, Fletcher. Subs: Hahnemann, Stearman, Ebanks-Blake, Berra, Jarvis, Vokes, Milijas /// WEST BROM: Carson, Jara, Meite, Olsson, Shorey, Tchoyi, Morrison, Mulumbu, Thomas, Cox, Odemwingie. Subs: Myhill, Miller, Vela, Hurst, Fortune, Thorne, Tamas.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • W. Hennessey
      • K. Foley
      • J. Craddock Yellow Card
      • M. Mancienne
      • G. Elokobi
      • K. Henry Yellow Card
      • J. O'Hara Substitution Out (80′)
      • A. Guédioura Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (75′)
      • S. Hunt
      • S. Ward
      • S. Fletcher Goals×2 Substitution Out (84′)

      Subs

      • M. Hahnemann
      • C. Berra
      • S. Ebanks-Blake Substitution In84′
      • R. Stearman Substitution In80′
      • S. Vokes
      • M. Jarvis Substitution In75′
      • N. Milijaš
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Carson
      • G. Jara Substitution Out (68′)
      • A. Méité
      • J. Olsson
      • N. Shorey
      • Y. Mulumbu Yellow Card
      • J. Morrison
      • S. Tchoyi
      • J. Thomas Substitution Out (83′)
      • S. Cox Substitution Out (78′)
      • P. Odemwingie Goal

      Subs

      • M. Fortuné Substitution In68′
      • I. Miller Substitution In78′
      • G. Tamas
      • B. Myhill
      • C. Vela Substitution In83′
      • J. Hurst
      • G. Thorne
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