West Bromwich Albion host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Hawthorns on Monday evening – the first Black Country derby in their own backyard for ten years. It’s also been a decade since they beat Wolves in any competition at home and Read West Brom have revisited that moment in time.
On October 16, 2011, the Baggies beat Wolves 2-0 at home in front of nearly 25,000 supporters. Roy Hodgson was in charge at the time and started with Ben Foster, Billy Jones, Jonas Olsson, Gareth McAuley, Steven Reid, Youssouf Mulumbu, Paul Scharner, Somen Tchoyi, Jerome Thomas, Chris Brunt and Shane Long.
West Brom opened the scoring in the eighth minute when Brunt side-footed Jones’ cutback into the top corner from close range. And midway through the second half, Albion put the game to bed thanks to Odemwingie. He had his back to goal near the edge of the box and made himself an opening to rifle a low effort past Wayne Hennessey.
Albion are destined for the drop this season and find themselves seven places and 16 points behind Wolves in the table, but the visitors are coming off the back of a 4-0 defeat to Burnley and have failed to win three of their last four away games, so Sam Allardyce might fancy his chances.