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Emirates FA Cup | Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

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Albion and Wolves will go head-to-head in the first Black Country derby in front of supporters since February 2012 for a place in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday lunchtime (ko 11.45am).

The Baggies booked their spot in round four thanks to a 4-1 home triumph over Aldershot Town, while visitors Wolves needed extra-time in the replay to finally get beyond fellow Premier League side Brentford. 

The two teams last met in the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, with Albion taking four points off their local rivals. 

Sunday's clash will be the first in the FA Cup since the Baggies claimed a 3-0 victory at Molineux in a fourth-round tie in January 2007.

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Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's derby with Wolves.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from The Hawthorns, with coverage starting at 11.30am.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Video streaming is not available for this particular fixture owing to broadcast regulations.

Supporters are kindly asked to direct any questions or complaints about WBA TV or WBA Radio to

The club are unable to answer queries about WBA TV or WBA Radio sent to or

Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the day.


The opponents

Wolves head to The Hawthorns on Sunday on the back of a six-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

Wanderers had a successful Christmas period in the Premier League, beating Chelsea, Brentford and Everton, before drawing 0-0 at Brighton in their most recent fixture on Monday night - results which have propelled them up to 11th in the standings. 

They needed extra-time in the replay to get beyond Brentford in round three of the Emirates FA Cup, with Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha scoring the winner from the spot in the 105th minute at Molineux. 

The four-time winners of the competition have only made it to the fifth round four times in the last 20 years and they'll be determined to book a spot in the last-16 at Albion's expense. 

Gary O'Neil is the man in charge, and has been since August. The former West Ham United, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Norwich midfielder took over at a challenging time following the exit of Spaniard Julen Lopetegui, but O'Neil has been able deliver a number of impressive top-tier results and has Wolves in a comfortable position going into the second half of the campaign.

The former AFC Bournemouth boss, now 40, has a record of 10 victories, six draws and nine defeats in 25 matches at the Molineux helm. 

Wolves boss Gary O'Neil will experience his first Black Country derby on Sunday
Wolves boss Gary O'Neil

One to remember

Sunday's encounter will take place exactly 17 years on from the last FA Cup meeting between the two rivals.

The Baggies and Wolves met in a fourth-round tie at Molineux in January 2007.

Goals from Diomansy Kamara, Kevin Phillips and Zoltan Gera secured a resounding win for the Albion.

Supporters can watch the highlights from that day below.

The last five

Albion 1-1 Wolves

May 3 2021, Premier League


Wolves 2-3 Albion

January 16 2021, Premier League


Wolves 1-5 Albion

February 12 2012, Premier League


Albion 2-0 Wolves

October 16 2011, Premier League


Wolves 3-1 Albion

May 8 2011, Premier League

Mbaye Diagne scores a header against Wolves in May 2021
Mbaye Diagne was the last player to score in the Black Country derby

Did you know?

This weekend's clash will be the 12th FA Cup fixture between the two sides.

Albion have recorded eight wins, while Wolves have won once.

The other two have been draws. The first two meetings between Albion and Wolves were in the FA Cup, way back in 1886 and 1887 respectively.

There are usually goals when Albion and Wolves meet, with both teams scoring in five of the last six. A total of 21 goals have been scored in the last six fixtures. 

Albion players celebrate winning at Wolves in the FA Cup in 2007
Paul Robinson celebrates with team-mates after winning at Wolves in the FA Cup in 2007

Ticket details

Tickets for Sunday's fixture have sold out.

Thank you for your fantastic support!

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Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be closed on Sunday.

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