Last Updated: 16/10/11 2:53pm
FULL TIME. That's it, the Baggies win the Black Country derby to move out of the relegation zone. Thanks for yuor views today, stay with us for reaction.
Scharner is caught by Ward for a Baggies free-kick midway in their half on the right. They take and feed the ball to Odemwingie in the right corner who wins a corner off Ward.
The Baggies take the free-kick and keep good possession before playing the ball back to Foster. He launches the ball forward but Odemwingie fouls Berra.
Long and Henry tussle for a long ball near the left side of the Wolves box but the ref adjudges Long has fouled and it is a Wolves free-kick.
Wolves take the throw in and Guedioura crosses from 20 yards on the right but the ref blows for offside with Doyle in the box.
The Baggies take the corner short and Brunt wins a throw in five yards out on the left. He takes but Wolves eventually win the ball and break forward and O'Hara win a throw in 30 yards out on the right.
O'Hara wins a free-kick 30 yards to the right of goal. O'Hara takes and the ball bounces to Guedioura who tries a bicycle kick from the edge of the box but it goes wide of Foster's left post.
Long latches onto a loose ball and tries an effort from 25 yards in front of goal but his shot is wide of Hennessey's left post.
O'Hara takes the corner on the left and Wolves win another. He takes again but E-B fouls Foster in the box and it is a West Brom free-kick.
Hunt and Foster go for the ball to the left of the box and the keeper puts it out for a corner on the left.
Long passes to Morrison who picks out the unmarked Odemwingie in the box with a great pass but the striker blasts over from 12 yards.
E-B tries an effort from the edge of the box in front of goal but Foster gets down well to his right to save.
GOAL ODEMWINGIE!!!!! What a great goal. Scharner makes a great run from the right side of the box to the centre before back-heeling to Odemwingie who takes one touch before slotting home with a low strike into the bottom left corner!!!!
Wolves press and Hunt shoots from 16 yards to the left of goal but his effort lacks power and Foster easily gathers.
Thomas makes a good run into the centre of the box before shooting low from ten yards but Hennessey saves well with his legs.
West Brom win a free-kick 40 yards out in front of goal. Brunt takes towards Scharner at the right post but he fouls and it is a Wolves free-kick.
Wolves take the free-kick to Doyle at the left byline who crosses into the box and Johnson rises best at the far post but puts his header wide from close range. Should have scored.
O'Hara tries an effort from 22 yards out in front of goal but Mulumbu blocks. The ball is fed to Hammill but he puts his cross from near the left byline into the side netting.
West Brom come again and Long tries to cross from the left side of the box to Brunt on the right but Ward makes a great interception and clears.
Reid passes to Brunt who runs into the box from the right but his effort from 15 yards lacks power and Hennessey easily gathers.
Stearman is okay to continue and West Brom take the corner. There is a scramble in the box and Long accidently catches Ward in the head as he tries to poke home and it goes out for a goal kick. Replays show Berra has held Olsson in the box with a wrestler's grip and it should have been a penalty but the ref has missed it.
Tchoyi crosses to Long in the box who heads over from 12 yards in the centre and it is a corner on the right. Stearman was injured in the build-up and needs treatment on the pitch.
O'Hara takes the corner and E-B tries an effort from eight yards out at the right post but Foster is able to gather.
Hammill tries an effort from 12 yards on the right but Foster manages to get his hand on it for a corner on the left.
Tchoyi's effort from the left edge of the box is blocked by Johnson before Mulumbu blasts the rebound well over from in front of goal.
Mulumbu tries to release Tchoyi into the right corner but Ward heads out for a throw in 12 yards out on the right.
Tchoyi tries to get around Berra to the right of the box but he shoves him to the ground and it is a Wolves free-kick.
Thomas goes down injured after a challenge by Hammill and needs treatment on the pitch but he is okay to continue.
The Baggies launch a long ball up for Long to chase and he out-paces Johnson before going down under a challenge by the defender 30 yards out on the left but the ref waves play on.
Wolves win a throw in five yards out on the left. Ward takes and first Ward then Jarvis try to cross into the box from the left but both are blocked and the Baggies clear.
Henry wins a free-kick 40 yards out on the left. O'Hara takes but McAuley outjumps Berra in the box and heads away.
Big D says: "Evidently Wolves missing Fletch, Baggies need more firepower as big Somen looks rusty - Cox on late in second half, 2-0 Baggies." Cheers, enjoy the second half.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 2/7 for a Baggies victory, 7/2 for the draw and 10/1 for Wolves to claim the win. This could still go either way but I'm going to stick to my original 1-1 prediction. What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to email@example.com and I will post up the best when I get back with my brew.
HALF TIME. The Baggies go in ahead. Wolves have enjoyed plenty of possession but West Brom have been more clinical in front of goal. Stay with us for the second period.
Wolves come again and Jarvis crosses from 25 yards on the left but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick at the far post.
Milijas takes the latest corner and the ball falls to O'Hara who crosses from the left back into the box but Reid blocks and clears.
Milijas takes the corner and wins another on the right. He takes again and Wolves pepper the Baggies box with crosses before Berra's looping effort from 15 yards has to be tipped over by Foster for yet another corner on the right.
West Brom come again and Long beats Johnson on the left before crossing to Scharner to the right of goal but his effort from ten yards goes just wide of Hennessey's right post.
O'Hara takes the free-kick and Doyle heads at goal from ten yards but it is easy for Foster to catch. He makes a great throw to release Thomas into the Wolves half. He runs to the edge of the box before passing to Tchoyi in the box but he takes an age on the ball and the chance goes. But the Baggies keep the ball and eventually Mulumbu tries an effort from 25 yards in front of goal but Hennessey saves his dipping effort diving low to his right.
After good build-up play, Hammill tries to run into the left side of the box but Reid puts the ball out for a throw in 20 yards out on the left. Jarvis takes and Ward crosses into the box but McAuley clears with his head.
McAuley heads a cross to Jarvis on the left side of the box. He tries a curler from 16 yards but the ball goes wide.
Jarvis takes the throw in to O'Hara to the left side of the box but Reid tracks him and then wins a goal kick after tackling the Wolves man.
Jarvis takes the corner but Long heads away in the box for a Wolves throw in 20 yards out on the left.
Reid tries to release Long into the right side of the box with an up-and-over but Hennessey is quickly off his line to gather.
Jarvis plays a one-two with Doyle before getting to the left byline and crossing into the box but no one is there and Olsson clears.
Tchoyi releases Thomas to the left edge of the box who crosses to Long in the centre and it looks all over a goal but Ward gets back to make a crucial tackle and Wolves clear.
Brunt takes the free-kick from 35 yards on the right but Olsson heads over from six yards at the far post but is given offside anyway.
Wolves take the throw in but the Baggies win the ball and release Long. He runs at the Wolves defence and Berra fouls him for the first booking on the game.
Jarvis tries to cross from 20 yards on the left but the ball hits Brunt in the you know where and goes out for a throw in with Brunt needing a breather to recover!!
Cian says: "Tough game. I think West Brom were the better side in this 1st half. I think the final score will be 2-1 to West Brom."
Jarvis tries to get into the left side of the box but Reid tackles. West Brom break forward and try to release Tchoyi into the box but Hennessey is quickly off his line and gathers.
Brunt tries to get onto a long ball into the right corner but can only concede a throw in to Wolves near their byline.
Wolves keep good possession before Henry's crossfield ball from the right towards Jarvis on the left is intercepted by Reid who clears.
Tchoyi runs into the left side of the box but is tackled by Johnson. The Baggies come again and Thomas tries an effort from the edge of the box but it is blocked and Wolves clear.
Wolves almost get the equaliser. Jarvis gets to the left byline before crossing into the centre, his cross is blocked into the path of Milijas who shoots at goal from 12 yards on the left and Foster saves. The ball rebounds to Doyle who tries to poke home from close range at the far post but Olsson blocks near the line for a Wolves corner on the right.
Wolves come again and Jarvis tries to get to the left byline but is outmuscled by Reid. The Baggies break forward again and Long latches onto a long ball before shooting from 25 yards on the right but Hennessey easily saves.
Wolves win a free-kick 30 yards out on the left. O'Hara takes but the Baggies clear and break forward but Henry intercepts a pass to Tchoyi into the box and Wolves clear.
GOAL - BRUNT!!!! West Brom press and first Tchoyi's shot from the edge of the box is blocked before the ball is fed to Jones to gets to the left byline before cutting the ball back and the unmarked Brunt is there to slot home with his left foot into the top of the net from 15 yards.
Wolves come again and Ward tries to cross from ten yards but Reid blocks for a throw in ten yards out on the left.
O'Hara tries to run into the right side of the box but is challenged by McAuley and appeals for a free-kick just outside the box but the ref waves play on.
Brunt tries to release Thomas into the right side of the box but it is just over hit and goes out for a goal kick.
The visitors take the corner but the Baggies clear their box then break forward but Tchoyi loses the ball.
Wolves come again and Hammill chests the ball down before trying a volley from the right edge of the box and Foster has to get down well to his right to push the ball out for a corner on the left.
Wolves press and Ward crosses from ten yards out on the left and the ball finds O'Hara at the far post but his shot is blocked.
Team news - Wolves are without injured striker Steven Fletcher (calf) and Stephen Hunt has been dropped to the bench. Winger Adam Hammill and midfielder Nenad Milijas have been drafted into the side.
Team news - West Brom have axed last season's leading scorer, Peter Odemwingie, defender Nicky Shorey and midfielder Graham Dorrans for the clash. Head coach Roy Hodgson has brought in Somen Tchoyi to partner Shane Long up front, recalled Paul Scharner in midfield, and handed a first league start to Billy Jones at left-back.
First view - Matt has been in touch to say: "I think McCarthy has listened to the fans for once and not only played 4-5-1 but has introduced some quality into the team with milijas and hammill. The thing is I don't know if today was the right day to do it. We all know it's going to be frenetic and probably poor on quality so maybe the likes of hunt and guedioura would have been better options. Time will tell I suppose but that Albion team looks huge.. Set pieces are going to be dangerous and i think hodgson has set them up for a battle... I'm going for a 2-1 win to Albion as I just think looking at the line ups they might bully us.. Hope I'm very wrong of course." Cheers for that Matt, I agree it will be frenetic but Wolves were robbed last time and I think that will push them on to ensure they get a point here. We will see!
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go evens for a West Brom win, 12/5 for the draw and 11/4 for a Wolves victory. I'm going for the same result here as last season - 1-1 - with Long to score first which pays a handsome 30/1! I'm in form at the moment - I got the 2-0 Stoke to win with Walters to score first yesterday which paid 40/1 so here's hoping lightning strikes twice!
Team news - Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Berra, Johnson, Ward, Jarvis, Milijas, O'Hara, Henry, Hammill, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Craddock, Ebanks-Blake, Hunt, Vokes, Zubar, Guedioura.
Team news - West Brom: Foster, Reid, Olsson, McAuley, Jones, Brunt, Mulumbu, Scharner, Thomas, Long, Tchoyi. Subs: Fulop, Morrison, Dorrans, Shorey, Odemwingie, Dawson, Cox.