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West Brom shock Wolves in Black Country derby thriller

West Brom came from behind to claim victory in the Black Country derby as two penalties from Matheus Pereira helped them beat Wolves at Molineux.

It was only the Baggies' second win of the season - and their first under new boss Sam Allardyce - and the first time they had scored three times away from home in the Premier League in almost seven years.

While they remain in the relegation zone, it will provide fresh optimism about avoiding the drop.

Both spot-kicks came from clumsy tackles from behind on Callum Robinson, by Willy Boly and Conor Coady.

The penalties were similar too as Pereira sent Rui Patricio the wrong way. The first broke the deadlock after eight minutes, the second won the game 11 minutes into the second half.

In between, Fabio Silva and Boly turned the game on its head in the space of five minutes at the end of the first half, only for Semi Ajayi to level with a header straight after the restart.

The result extended a miserable run for Wolves, who since striker Raul Jimenez fractured his skull at Arsenal on 29 November have taken five points from nine games and slid down the table into 14th spot, with all the clubs below them having games in hand.

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