x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Double delight for West Brom hat-trick hero Odemwingie

The West Bromwich Albion striker scored a treble against local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, then targeted a place in the top 10 of the English Premier League.

Peter Odemwingie scored a hat-trick for West Brom against Wolves.
Peter Odemwingie scored a hat-trick for West Brom against Wolves.

Peter Odemwingie, the West Bromwich Albion striker, celebrated the "double joy" of scoring a hat-trick against local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, then targeted a place in the top 10 of the English Premier League.

Jonas Olsson and Keith Andrews also scored for the Baggies at Molineux against woeful Wolves, who briefly levelled at the end of the first half through Steven Fletcher.

Odemwingie told Sky Sports 1: "I've been looking forward to returning to scoring form.

"It's my first hat-trick in the Premier League, a very tough league to score in, so I'm very happy about that.

"And the extra bonus I got was [that it was] in the Black Country derby, so it makes it double joy for me.

"I hope we can change our home performances and then there's nothing that can stop us finishing in the top 10."

The Nigerian said he and his teammates were in no doubt about how much the match meant to the West Brom fans.

"We know this game means a lot to our fans so we're very delighted with winning and scoring lots of goals," he said.

"There a lot of motivation, receiving messages from our fans [about] how they look forward to these games makes the week special. You prepare well, you rest a lot.

"It was a very big game for us, a great team performance."

* Press Association