West Brom win 2-0 to give Wolves 5th straight loss
West Bromwich Albion handed struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers a fifth straight Premier League defeat thanks to goals by captain Chris Brunt and substitute Peter Odemwingie in a 2-0 win at the Hawthorns on Sunday.
Wolves started the Midlands derby well but crumbled following their opponent's first attack in the eighth minute as Chris Brunt opened the scoring by running on to Billy Jones' cutback and smashing a powerful shot into the roof of the net.
West Brom controlled much of the match and Odemwingie made the game safe in the 75th - three minutes after coming off the bench - when the Nigeria striker fired a low finish into the corner after Paul Scharner's backheel.
Wolves had chances goalkeeper Ben Foster saved from Adam Hammill, and Kevin Doyle had his shot blocked by Jonas Olsson.
West Brom's first home win of the season lifted the team into mid-table while Wolves remained just a point above the relegation zone.
''We started well but being the best team for seven minutes is no good if you then concede,'' Wolves manager Mick McCarthy said. ''The second goal knocked the stuffing out of us. We had enough chances but we weren't clinical.''
It was West Brom's first topflight win over Wolves in 29 years.