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Matheus Pereira
Penalty Goal
2 - 3
52'
S. Ajayi
K. Bartley
2 - 2
43'
W. Boly
Goal
2 - 1
38'
Fábio Silva
W. Boly
1 - 1
8'
Matheus Pereira
Penalty Goal
0 - 1

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Possession
67% 32%
10
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 5
Total Passes 549 270
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Commentary

It is a midweek trip to West Ham next up for the Baggies in the Premier League - but Wolves are back in FA Cup action, with a fourth round tie against Chorley. Until then however, thank you for joining us - and have a great weekend!
But Nuno Santo will have a long look now. His Wolves side have proven one of the biggest surprises in Premier League football since their promotion, but the screws are turning now. They risk being sucked into a relegation fight unless something changes.
A fistbump for every West Brom player from their manager as they walk off, elation across their faces. Big Sam hands them their second win of the season; they move up to 11 points now, a vital victory on the road to survival.
A Matheus Pereira double from the penalty spot and Semi Ajayi's looping header means that it is a first win for West Bromwich Albion under Sam Allardyce - and another loss for Nuno Santo's Wolves. The Black Country derby spoils go to the Baggies at Molineux; at full-time, it finishes Wolves 2-3 West Brom.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: WOLVES 2-3 WEST BROMWICH ALBION
90' + 3' Now Robson-Kanu hounds down the line on the counter - but he's not looking for the goal. The Wales international heads for a corner flag, simply looking to run the clock down.
90' + 2' Another attack from Wolves, another corner for the hosts. This one skips long and Bartley gets the touch to push it away. He has been hollering instructions at the rest of his defence all game long.
Fábio Silva
Yellow Card
90' Silva goes down in the box looking for a penalty and is booked for his indiscretions instead. Four added minutes incoming.
88' There can't be many games where the winning team in a five-goal match have no corners at all. Still not a single such set-piece for West Brom.
86' What a block from Bartley! Semedo looks like he has a perfect eyeline on goal for a strike on the edge of the box and the defender somehow deflects him from out of nowhere.
84' Gibbs has a clumsy nibble at Traore and concedes the free-kick around 35 yards out in midfield. The delivery is dangerous but Button manages to make a safe connection to collect.
D. Furlong
Matheus Pereira
82' Darnell Furlong is the latest new face in this match, replacing penalty double man Pereira for West Brom.
82' Cutrone! On off the bench, he has a golden chance, but can't connect with the volley he wants, bouncing the finish over the bar from close-range.
81' Gibbs cannot drag himself back in time to check a Wolves ball and West Brom concede their 10th corner of the game. They repel it solidly this time, back to halfway.
P. Cutrone
João Moutinho
79' Wolves make their latest change now, with Moutinho replaced by Patrick Cutrone.
77' The Baggies have only had 33 per cent of possession today. It has been aided by two spot-kicks, of course, but they have rode the waves of this match well.
75' Just over a quarter-hour for Sam Allardyce to hold on for that maiden win in charge of West Brom. Would survival this season be his greatest escape yet? The former England manager still has a job on his hands.
L. Dendoncker
Yellow Card
73' Dendoncker catches Snodgrass with his leg around the shoulder as the pair go up for a high challenge. Those have been handed red cards before, so he is perhaps lucky to escape with just a booking.
72' Much better from Silva this time, as he carves a path from midway and just sprays his finish wide of the left post. West Brom are not happy about that effort being allowed to play on after Pereira was brought down in the build-up.
71' Silva! It's the Traore Express down that right edge again that supplies the ball and the attacker promptly mishits the finish, allowing West Brom to weather the assault.
H. Robson-Kanu
K. Grosicki
69' West Brom make their first change now, with Hal Robson-Kanu on for Grosicki.
68' Another Wolves corner allows the hosts to pile the pressure on. Boly almost gets to the header but Bartley beats him out to it.
66' It's the first time Coady has ever been substituted by Wolves in the top-flight, oddly enough. The England man doesn't look to be injured. What gamble is Nuno Santo playing here?
R. Aït Nouri
C. Coady
64' That's a gorgeous cross from Neto, twisted in off the left flank. It's a shame nobody can get to it at all. Coady meanwhile is hooked for Wolves, in a bit of a shock change, replaced by Rayan Ait-Nouri.
62' Robinson! That should have been West Brom's fourth. A sweeping cross is curled to him in the box and he squeezes his finish just the wrong side of the left post. Allardyce puts his head in his hands.
M. Gibbs-White
Rúben Neves
60' Morgan Gibbs-White is the first new face of the game now, on for Neves as Wolves look to turn this one around.
59' Sawyers hooks a shot wide after a fast-pressing West Brom counter catches Wolves out near the back. There's a real vim and vigour to this encounter.
58' This Premier League season has built a reputation this term as a campaign of unpredictable results and heavy goalscoring affairs. But even the most hardened pundit would have had their doubts about five goals inside an hour here. This is a cracker for the neutral.
Matheus Pereira
Penalty Goal
56' GOAL! MATHEUS PEREIRA ADDS A SECOND FROM THE SPOT FOR WEST BROM! 3-2! This time, he puts his penalty to the right and Patricio goes the wrong way again. The Big Sam magic is alive and kicking in Molineux!
54' Penalty to West Brom - again! This time Coady is the guilty party, cited immediately for a trip on Robinson. The defender is furious with the decision but VAR won't be overturning this.
K. Bartley
Assist
52' Bartley punches the air as he and his teammates cycle back to midfield. That is a lifeline for West Brom; just the start they will have wanted.
S. Ajayi
Goal
52' GOAL! SEMI AJAYI LEVELS IT FOR WEST BROM! 2-2! It's a long throw-in that Bartley flicks on and his defensive partner loops a header over Patricio into the top-left corner. A lovely little goal!
50' Saiss! Neto spears a free-kick in now for Wolves and the defender taps a finish straight to Button. It would have been chalked off anyway for a Silva handball in the build-up.
48' Silva tries to pop a ball back for Neto with the first attack since the break and West Brom defend it smartly for a corner. The former sees a shot deflected from it; the follow-up set-piece is headed wide by Boly.
46' We are back underway at Molineux for the second half. Will Wolves see this one out or can West Brom turn things back around?
Nuno Santo will be the happier man with that result, for certain. Big Sam, on the other hand, has his work cut out once again. The Baggies are in this game still, but they cannot afford to let a third in.
It's the Willy Boly show at Molineux after he atoned for an early penalty concession with an assist and a goal to put the hosts on top in the Premier League. At half-time, it is Wolves 2-1 West Bromwich Albion.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: WOLVES 2-1 WEST BROM
45' Absolutely delightful stuff for Boly, who has had the busy day today; a conceded penalty, an assist and now a goal. Sam Allardyce will have stern words for his men at the break. One added minute before the break.
W. Boly
Goal
43' GOAL! WILLY BOLY BAGS A SECOND FOR WOLVES! 2-1! This game has turned on its head in a matter of minutes! Livermore fails to clear the corner at the first attempt and the Ivory Coast international blasts it in at close range.
42' Traore accelerates down the right edge again and wins the corner off Gibbs. It is five such set-pieces to none in favour of Wolves so far in this match.
40' That has set up a rather tempting final few minutes before half-time. The momentum is with Wolves now, and West Brom will have to work hard to keep themselves on equal footing before the break.
W. Boly
Assist
38' A round of applause for that back-heel from Boly though. That's the assist of dreams! The dam finally breaks for West Brom. They will have to be on even greater guard now.
Fábio Silva
Goal
38' GOAL! FABIO SILVA LEVELS THINGS FOR WOLVES! 1-1! It is his first top-flight goal at Molineux! The corner sails past but is pumped back in and the striker plays a delightful one-two with Boly before lashing it past Button. All square in the Black Country derby!
37' The forward does now concede a dangerous free-kick on the left edge of his own box however after he crashes into Neto. Wolves measure up the free-kick...
S. Ajayi
Yellow Card
36' Ajayi picks up the first booking of the game now for a rather reckless challenge. He should have done better with his efforts there.
35' A half-chance for Snodgrass arises, executed with a lovely throughball, and Boly manages to fend away the Baggies new-boy's shot.
33' Now Grosicki pounds an effort in from distance, lifting it well over the lip of the goalmouth. On the sidelines, Sam Allardyce appears to be chewing his own mask, for some peculiar reason.
31' Robinson! Wolves switch off at the back and the striker slips onto a ball that Patricio bats away at close-range. The forward may have been offside but no flag ever went up.
29' Button beats out Silva who almost gets a head to a long looping ball. Wolves have amassed nine shots so far, though it feels like a lot more than that.
27' Livermore is the man to head away the second corner now; the third, drifted in from the opposite side, is eventually blasted back to midfield after Saiss fails to control it. Neto counters and Boly flicks it just wide of the right post.
25' Wolves snap up another corner and pile into the box. The ball swings in off the right flank and Bartley heads it back out for a second set-piece.
23' After the cold snap - and snow - that has swept across vast parts of England over the last few days, credit to the Molineux groundstaff today. That pitch is looking lush on a chilly Midlands day.
21' Grosicki hasn't had too many chances this season for the Baggies but he's looking lively out on the left when they're in attack. He will want to impress with this one if he can.
19' Pereira smacks an effort in which Patricio neatly saves to stop. There's been no shortage of shots in this game so far.
18' Dendoncker lashes a looping shot in from outside the box again, only to put it straight down Button's throat. He is pushing hard for his first goal of the season.
17' This is quickly becoming a question of how long West Brom can conserve their lead. Traore races down the right edge and pings a ball to Dendoncker in the box, his header steered wide of the right post.
15' Dendoncker cuts an inventive path down the centre-right flank and blazes an effort over the crossbar. This is a spirited response from Wolves. Traore puts a shot to Button a moment later.
13' Have West Brom been let off the hook there? A Neto cross is spilled by Button before he can make a clean take and Gibbs looks to have handled it before it is saved. That's a stroke of fortune for the Baggies.
12' That's a dozen games for Wolves without a clean sheet now too. Not quite what they want as they look to steady the ship.
10' Wolves have a chance to respond to that early blow almost immediately as Silva draws a promising free-kick close to the left edge of the Baggies box. Neves smacks it into the defensive wall.
Matheus Pereira
Penalty Goal
8' GOAL! MATHEUS PEREIRA GIVES WEST BROM THE LEAD! 1-0! He slides the penalty in at the left post as Patricio goes the wrong way. The best possible start for the Baggies!
8' The decision stands! It will be Matheus Pereira to take...
7' Penalty to West Brom! Boly lurches a leg out from inside the box and catches Robinson on the edge of it. Referee Michael Oliver points straight to the spot but VAR will have a look.
5' Now Button is forced into a save after Boly smacks a shot through from the edge of the box. It follows Wolves' first corner of the game, thanks to a deflected Semedo cross.
3' Early pressure from the Baggies inside the first minute means that Robinson almost latches onto a deep throw-in to poke past Patricio. The keeper is quick to it and leaves no room for a poacher's effort.
1' We are underway in this Premier League clash between Wolves and West Brom!
Here's a stat to give you some idea of the role Raul Jimenez plays in this side. Since the striker picked up that nasty injury, his side have taken five points from eight games. They need that victory today.
Subs: Darnell Furlong, Hal Robson-Kanu, Filip Krovinovic, Branislav Ivanovic, Kyle Edwards, Lee Peltier, Cedric Kipre, Sam Field, Andy Lonergan.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION (4-2-3-1): David Button; Dara O'Shea, Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley, Kieran Gibbs; Jake Livermore, Romaine Sawyers; Matheus Pereira, Robert Snodgrass, Kamil Grosicki; Callum Robinson.
Subs: Ki-Jana Hoever, Rayan Ait-Nouri, Morgan Gibbs-White, Vitor Ferreira, John Ruddy, Patrick Cutrone, Mertian Shabani, Max Kilman, Theo Corbeanu.
WOLVES (4-3-3): Rui Patricio; Nelson Semedo, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Romain Saiss; Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho; Adama Traore, Fabio Silva, Pedro Neto.
There's no Sam Johnstone in goal for the Baggies, but new boy Robert Snodgrass gets a starting debut. Willy Boly and Adama Traore both return to Wolves' starting XI.
But form can go out of the window in a Black Country derby and both sides know it. There's a lot on the line for this encounter and it could shape up to be a cracker.
Sam Allardyce meanwhile has endured a less-than-auspicious start to life at the Hawthorns. A solitary point against Liverpool is his only taking so far - and he'll be desperate for a first win in charge of the Baggies.
It's been five top-flight games on the trot without a win for Nuno Espirito Santo's side, to leave them well off the pace of the top four. But today could mark a revival of their fortunes; three points will be a must.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2020-21 Premier League season as Wolves look to get their campaign back on track against West Bromwich Albion at Molineux.