Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has admitted that West Brom “deserved the win” against Wolves at Molineux on Sunday.

Wolves fans waited nine years to see their team seek revenge for the 5-1 defeat at Molineux in February 2012. Instead, they saw their best-ever team lose to one of West Brom’s worst Premier League teams 3-2.

Matheus Pereira’s two penalties either side of a superb Semi Ajayi header earned Albion yet another historic win in Wolverhampton to ensure the Black Country remains blue and white.

West Brom

After the match, Villa icon Agbonlahor took to Twitter to react to the result. He noticed that Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo was less than pleased with his players at full-time.

“Fair play to West Brom, they deserved the win,” he said on his personal Twitter account.

“Nuno Santo will ignore the players, walk in and go straight home. He will be that angry. I’ve seen that happen a few times in my career. #SilentTreatment.”

A BCD classic

How much were the odds stacked against West Brom when the team news was revealed before kick-off?

Sure, Wolves had their injury issues but we were without the suspended Conor Gallagher while Sam Johnstone, Grady Diangana, Karlan Grant and Matt Phillips were also missing for the Albion.

West Brom

All of them would have likely started if they were available so Sam Allardyce did superbly to put out a squad that was capable of such a win at Molineux.

Wolves’ squad is assembled of some of the most expensive players the West Midlands has ever seen. West Brom had academy products Romaine Sawyers and Dara O’Shea.

Despite all this, we deserved that win, as Agbonlahor says.

Wolves fans can cry all they want about some penalty decisions but in our opinion, Michael Oliver and VAR David Coote got everything spot on.

Pereira pulled the strings, Robert Snodgrass impressed, Callum Robinson ran defenders ragged, Kyle Bartley bullied their attackers and Hal Robson-Kanu helped see out the game brilliantly.

It was as much a derby day classic as the 5-1 nine years ago.

In other West Brom news, Albion have offered this key player a new £45,000-a-week contract.

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