Nigeria’s Odemwingie scores as West Brom beat Norwich 1-0

AP, Sunday 11 Sep 2011

Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie’s early goal gave West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 victory at promoted Norwich on Sunday, earning his team its first points of the Premier League campaign

Peter Odemwingie

Odemwingie, making his first start of the season, pounced on a mistake by Norwich defender Ritchie de Laet in the third minute to clip a neat finish into the bottom corner.

The former Lille and Lokomotiv Moscow forward had a penalty saved in the 76th minute following Steve Morison’s clumsy challenge on Steven Reid but that miss didn’t affect the result, leaving Norwich without a win after four games back in the top division.

West Brom had lost its first three games of the season, including defeats to expected title contenders Manchester United and Chelsea.

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