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Wolverhampton Wanderers - West Bromwich Albion
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FULL-TIME: Wolves 2-3 West Brom
Brilliantly entertaining game of football that was practically end-to-end throughout. Raul Jimenez was sorely missed by Wolves once more as they failed to make their 68% possession and 23 shots on goal count, but that win will serve as a massive confidence boost for West Brom and Sam Allardyce.
4 minutes of added time to come! Can Wolves grab yet another equaliser?
No argument there as Silva receives a yellow card for diving in the box in search of a penalty.
Fantastic block from Bartley to deny Semedo! This is the level of determination Big Sam dreams about
- OffMatheus PereiraWest Bromwich Albion
- OnDarnell FurlongWest Bromwich Albion
West Brom clearly trying to protect their lead now by bringing on a defender in Darnell Furlong for Pereira.
CLOSE!! Great chance for Cutrone to be the super-sub but he struggles to control his shot.
- OffJoão MoutinhoWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnPatrick CutroneWolverhampton Wanderers
Another attacking change from Wolves. This time Patrick Cutrone - recently recalled from being on loan at Fiorentina, comes on for Moutinho.
- Yellow cardLeander DendonckerWolverhampton Wanderers
Dendoncker fortunate to only escape with a yellow card for a very high challenge on Snodgrass.
- OffKamil GrosickiWest Bromwich Albion
- OnHal Robson-KanuWest Bromwich Albion
Allardyce uses his first sub as Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Grosicki, who showed flashes of what he can do today.
- OffConor CoadyWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnRayan Aït-NouriWolverhampton Wanderers
Bizarre substitution for Wolves as Ait-Nouri replaces captain Coady, who is being substituted for the first time ever in his Wolves career. Likely means that Saiss will move back to centre back now.
Fantastic cross from Neto but neither Silva nor Traore can get a touch on it! Even the feintest of touches would've ensured a goal for Wolves.
Pereira is looking exquisite for West Brom out there. He dinks a lovely ball to Robinson in the box, but the Irish striker panics a bit and scuffs a weak shot off-target.
- OffRúben NevesWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnMorgan Gibbs-WhiteWolverhampton Wanderers
Keen to turn things around quickly, Espirito Santo brings on Gibbs-White for Neves in an attacking switch. Gibbs-White struggled when he started as a false nine against Everton but here's another opportunity for him to prove himself after being recalled from his loan at Swansea ten days ago.
- Goal by penaltyMatheus PereiraWest Bromwich Albion
GOOOAALLLL!!! Pereira slots home his second penalty of the day comfortably and after being 2-1 down at half-time, the Baggies suddenly lead 3-2! This match has everything!
ANOTHER PENALTY TO WEST BROM!! And it's Robinson who's won it again! Grosicki plays a simple pass to him in the box, he tries to turn the defender and gets clipped in the process. Not much contact in that but VAR doesn't overturn it.
- GoalSemi AjayiWest Bromwich Albion
GOOOAAAALLL!!! West Brom are back in it with an equaliser! O'Shea's long throw-in finds Bartley in the box. He flicks on a header to Ajayi, who loops his own header into the net to make it 2-2!
Second half has barely even started and already you can tell Silva's confidence is flowing after his goal.
Earns a corner with a wonderful piece of skill then has a shot blocked from that corner.
We're back underway with the second half!
Sawyers getting a lot of stick on social media but with Sam Field being on the bench despite not having fully recovered from injury according to Allardyce, West Brom's midfield options are clearly extremely limited right now.
It's creative I suppose! How are you recreating the matchday experience from your living room?
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HALF-TIME: Wolves 2-1 West Brom
A very eventful first half comes to an end in the first Black Country derby for nearly nine years. Both teams had a fair few chances and the Baggies would have been buoyed by opening the scoring less than ten minutes in, but Wolves have been relentless with their pressure down the wings as well as posing a threat from corners. You get the feeling this match has many more goals in it.
Snodgrass produces a lovely touch on the edge of the box. His cross is only headed as far as Gibbs who drags his shot well wide. Should've done better from that position.
- GoalWilly BolyWolverhampton Wanderers
GOOOAALLLLL!!! Creator turned bagsman! Boly's surely made up for giving away the penalty now. Awful defending from the visitors means they can't clear away a corner and Boly fires home from inside the box to make it 2-1 to Wolves!
There was a real sense of relief on Silva's face once he'd scored! He's only 18 years-old but there's been a lot of pressure on him given his club record transfer fee and Raul Jimenez's long-term injury.
- GoalFábio SilvaWolverhampton Wanderers
GOOOAAAALLL!!! Silva bags his first ever goal at Molineux, slotting the ball into the bottom-right corner from Boly's backheel to equalise for Wolves!
- Yellow cardSemi AjayiWest Bromwich Albion
Bit of a cynical foul there by Ajayi to pull back Dendoncker, allowing his team to regroup. Picks up a yellow card for his troubles.
WHAT A STOP FROM PATRICIO!!! Grosicki's header falls to Robinson who's just about onside, but the Wolves 'keeper reacts quickly to deny the Republic of Ireland international a goal.
CLOSE!!! Lovely flick from Boly at the near post to meet Neto's cross, but it just misses the target! Very unfortunate to miss, especially as Button looked to be beaten too.
Wolves starting to pile even more pressure on West Brom now, with Moutinho delivering two good corners. Both are headed away though.
Both teams are going at it in this game, with no shortage of shots so far!
Two half chances for Dendoncker. The first sees him head the ball marginally wide and the second is a tame shot into the hands of West Brom 'keeper Button.
CLOSE!! Dangerous ball from Neto and Button manages to get a fist to it but can't clear the ball. It's a bit of scramble before he regains control of it, but there were some calls for handball too.
- Goal by penaltyMatheus PereiraWest Bromwich Albion
GOOOAAAALLLL!!! A quick VAR check confirms that contact was in fact made just inside the box and Pereira converts the penalty in a composed manner to put the Baggies a goal ahead!
Boly is deemed to have fouled Robinson and it's a penalty to West Brom! Not 100% sure if that was in the box though...
Moutinho's corner is cleared but Wolves regain possession and continue to apply pressure until Boly's low strike from range is saved by Button.
Semedo makes a strong run down the right but his eventual cross is deflected for a corner.
KICK-OFF: West Bromwich Albion get the Black Country derby underway after the player's take the knee.
Sam Allardyce's already tough task of trying to save West Brom from relegation constantly seems to be getting harder...
Then only 21, Wolves legend and former England international striker Steve Bull made a rare move crossing the Black Country divide in 1986 to join them from rivals West Brom. He went on to score 306 competitive goals for Wolves - a club record.
Grosicki has struggled to establish himself at West Brom but was key for Hull City in the Championship after playing half of a season for them in the Premier League. Big Sam is likely rolling a dice here today...will it work?
This matchday programme cover is class! Shame not many fans will be able to get their hands on it.
WEST BROM TEAM NEWS
Only six players remain in the starting line-up from last Saturday's FA Cup loss to Blackpool on penalties, as the Baggies search for their first win since 28th November.
New signing Robert Snodgrass makes his debut, but Grady Diangana, Sam Johnstone and Matt Phillips are all notable omissions with the latter two having tested positive for Covid-19 and Diangana picking up an injury in training.
WOLVES TEAM NEWS
Nuno Espirito Santo makes two changes to the XI that started the 2-1 home defeat to Everton.
It could be a return to a back three with Willy Boly coming in for left back Rayan Ait-Nouri, but alternatively Roman Saiss might be playing out of position as a left back in a back four.
The other change sees Adama Traore come in for Morgan Gibbs-White in attack.
Good morning and welcome to our live text coverage of the Premier League match and Black Country derby between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Brom from the Molineux Stadium!
The away side will be hoping to bounce back from their shock FA Cup exit to League One side Blackpool, while Wolves are searching for their second win of 2021.
We will be bringing you all the build-up, highlights and talking points from the match tonight, so stay tuned ahead of kick-off at 12:30.