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Play-Off Memories: The 'Super Kev' Show

10 May 2019

Albion took a narrow lead into the second leg of their Championship Play-Off semi-final following a memorable 3-2 victory against Wolves at Molineux in May 2007.

Kevin Phillips opened the scoring for Albion but Jody Craddock and Seyi Olofinjana netted next to put Wolves ahead. However, Phillips restored parity for the Baggies, before Diomansy Kamara bagged the winner in a five-goal thriller. 

Michael Kightly was denied by a Dean Kiely save early on, with Neil Collins also heading a Michael McIndoe free-kick just wide for the hosts.

But Phillips would fire the Baggies ahead before the half-hour mark. The Albion striker gained possession in a promising position and took a touch before drilling home a right-footed shot.

Wolves searched for an equaliser; Kiely made an excellent smothering save from Kightly, Jay Bothroyd headed wide and Andy Keogh shot over the bar, but Craddock levelled the scores just before the break.

Albion had chances either side of half-time as Paul Robinson headed wide just before the break, and Kamara’s shot was also wayward after it.

Olofinjana put Wolves ahead when he bundled the ball into the net after McIndoe flicked on a Craddock header across goal.

Albion were behind for less than two minutes, though, as Phillips headed the Baggies level.

Kamara evaded Wolves’ offside trap to latch onto a long pass and rifled a powerful left-footed strike into the roof of the net to put Albion in control ahead of the Play-Off semi-final second leg.

ALBION: Kiely, McShane, Perry, Sodje, Robinson, Greening, Chaplow (Carter 26), Koren (Gera 64), Koumas, Phillips (Ellington 69), Kamara.

Subs: Daniels, Albrechtsen.


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