Baggies win Black Country derby

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West Brom move out of the relegation zone after securing a 2-0 victory over Wolves in a tightly-contested Black Country derby at The Hawthorns.

Goals in either half from Baggies captain Chris Brunt and Peter Odemwingie helped manager Roy Hodgson's side to their first home win of the 2011-12 campaign, and condemning Wolves to their fifth consecutive defeat in the Barclays Premier League.

It took only eight minutes for West Brom to break the deadlock with their first meaningful attack of the game, despite Wolves controlling possession early on.


Brunt powerfully sidefooted the ball home from 12 yards after a great run and pull-back from Baggies debutant Billy Jones.

The home side began to get a foothold on the game, with livewire Shane Long a constant menace in attack, and West Brom almost doubled their lead when Paul Scharner fired just wide of the far post.

Somen Tchoyi impressed in the middle of the park, restricting Wolves to only a couple of chances, but Kevin Doyle and Roger Johnson couldn't find the net.

That left Odemwingie to seize the opportunity to double West Brom's lead late on, when he fired home a drilled shot after another neat cut-back from Scharner.

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