A late Carlos Vela goal rescued a point for West Brom in the Black Country Derby this afternoon after a stunning Jamie O’Hara strike put the visitors Wolves ahead in the first-half.
The match started brightly and neither side held back as Wolves and West Brom both had chances early on.
It was ex-Spurs midfielder O’Hara who broke the dead-lock however after Nenad Milijas laid off an inviting ball which was struck superbly from 30 yards out beyond the reach of Baggies keeper Boaz Myhill.
Both sides continued to press deep into injury time of the first period but despite a tight first half Wolves went into the break bouyed by the fact a win could see them off the foot of the Premier League table.
Newly-oppointed West Brom boss Roy Hodgson had other ideas however and his side began to pile on the pressure during the second period in search of a much-needed equaliser.
Jerome Thomas squandered a glorious chance for his side after the break as the West Brom forward was played through on goal but could not wrap his foot around the ball and finish an easy one-on-one opportunity.
Wolves remained camped in their half as the clock ticked down agonisingly and after a sequence of poor balls from the out of form Peter Odemwingie it looked like Wolves had weathered the storm.
However come the 92nd minute Mick McCarthy’s side’s defensive heroics were undone as substitute Carlos Vela latched onto a late rebound to poke home an equaliser from five yards and rescue the Baggies a point.
In an event-full afternoon at the Hawthorns it was Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey who was the stand-out figure for his side as his lightning reactions and composure between the sticks kept his relegation-threatened side in the game and if it wasn’t for the Welshman one could have felt West Brom had enough chances to win this tie by one or two goals.
Final Result: West Brom 1-1 Wolves – See all the Football Highlights here!