Posted: Apr 30, 2011
A late strike from Youssouf Mulumbu gave 10-man West Brom their first league victory against Aston Villa for more than a quarter of a century.The home side fell behind in the fourth minute when Abdoulaye Meite sliced a Stewart Downing cross into his own net.
West Brom hit back on the hour when Peter Odemwingie volleyed home a close-range equaliser.
Paul Scharner was dismissed moments later, but with six minutes left Mulumbu flicked home the winner.
It was another feather in the cap for West Brom manager Roy Hodgson, whose side not only overhauled Villa, all but extinguishing any lingering relegation fears, but also claimed their first league win against their local rivals since a 1-0 victory at the Hawthorns in April 1985.