Wolverhampton Wanderers of England youngster, Owen Otasowie played a key role in helping his side eke out a 1-1 away draw against West Bromwich Albion and ensured that Semi Ajayi’s club edged closer to relegation from the English Premier League.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, on a night Ajayi had a quiet game in the heart of Albion’s defence, the Nigerian star to flaunt during the game was Otasowie, who popped up into the match highlights on several occasions, as his side stayed dominant against the desperate Baggies.
Wolves made three changes to the team thrashed by Burnley last time out with the young trio of Vitinha, Otasowie and Fabio Silva coming in to replace Willy Boly, Daniel Podence and Willian Jose. That saw a change of formation with Nuno Espirito Santo reverting to a back four.
The only change at half-time was the official, with veteran arbiter, Mike Dean stepping off the sidelines to referee the second half after Paul Tierney sustained an injury, but there was a shift of momentum towards the home team.
West Brom threw everything at Wolves in the early stages of the second half with goalkeeper Rui Patricio making two huge saves when the equaliser seemed inevitable, as the impressive Matheus Pereira slipped the ball to Conor Townsend only for the full-back to shoot too close to Patricio on the angle.
Good work by substitute Matty Phillips found Sam Gallagher in space at the far post only for the midfielder to see his effort palmed away and the goal finally came just after the hour mark when Diagne was left unmarked in the centre of the goal to head calmly home from Townsend’s expertly directed left-wing cross.
Ajayi and Otasowie both got six points out of ten, as West Brom came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves, but the solitary point edges them closer to the drop, even after Mbaye Diagne’s second-half header cancelled out Silva’s fortunate goal in first-half stoppage time.
Wolves had more of the ball throughout but their own frailties were evident as Nuno Espirito Santo’s out-of-form team failed to withstand West Brom pressure after the interval and the draw means Sam Allardyce’s side are 10 points from safety with four games to go.