Inspired by the roof-raising crowd against Aston Villa we’ve delved into the club archive to count down our top 10 Hawthorns atmospheres of all time.
In at number eight...
Albion 3 Wolves 2
Competition: Division One (now Championship)
Date: September 5, 1993
UK prime minister: John Major
No.1 in the UK singles chart: Mr Vain - Culture Beat
1993 Best Picture Academy Award: Schindler’s List
Most popular toy in 1993: Talkboy
In the news: Palestine leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shake hands in Washington, D.C. after signing a peace accord alongside US President Bill Clinton.
Albion claimed the bragging rights from a five-goal thriller against Wolves in their first meeting since the Baggies’ return to the second tier just a few months earlier.
Paul Raven’s precision header from a Daryl Burgess cross cancelled out Steve Bull’s opener - before Darren Bradley fired home one of the greatest goals ever witnessed inside The Hawthorns.
The Baggies skipper directed a first-time, 30-yard, piledriver past Mike Stowell and into the top-left corner from Andy Hunt’s bobbling layoff.
It was not the only special moment of the afternoon with Albion fans offering a standing ovation to club legend Cyrille Regis as he stepped back on to his old stomping ground in place of a limping Steve Bull.
Geoff Thomas levelled for Wanderers but Kevin Donovan’s diving-header from Kwame Ampadu’s left-wing cross sealed Albion their first victory over the old enemy since 1982.
The Baggies completed the double over Wolves in February with Paul Mardon and Bob Taylor earning a 2-1 win at Molineux.
Bradley admits it’s a goal he doesn’t tire of watching and is brought up by Albion fans everywhere he goes.
“It’s a goal that’s mentioned a lot but I never tire of it,” says the Birmingham-born midfielder. “I’d hit the bar the previous three weeks.
“I’d come pretty close against Stoke a couple of weeks earlier but for it to culminate in a first-time strike against the Wolves was nice.
“I’ve watched it a few times but I lost track after 4million views!”
Goals: Bradley, Raven, Donovan
Albion XI: Lange; Fereday, Burgess, Raven, Lilwall; Hamilton, Bradley, O’Regan, Donovan; Hunt, Garner (Ampadu).
Manager: Keith Burkinshaw