London: Peter Odemwingie scored a hat-trick as West Bromwich Albion triumphed 5-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday to move further away from danger and leave their beleaguered local rivals inside the Premier League drop zone.
Roy Hodgson`s side continued their strong away form to jump eight points clear of 18th-placed Wolves, who endured a fourth straight home defeat to put manager Mick McCarthy under increased pressure as the boos rang out at fulltime.
Nigerian Odemwingie`s deflected effort put West Brom ahead before Steven Fletcher`s superb turn-and-shot on the stroke of halftime brought the hosts level.
Jonas Olsson`s shot slipped through Wayne Hennessey`s hands to give the visitors the lead and West Brom then ran riot with Odemwingie`s second and third coming either side of former Wolves man Keith Andrews netting on his debut.
Manchester City visit Aston Villa in Sunday`s other game (4 p.m.) looking to reclaim top spot after champions Manchester United reached the summit with Saturday`s 2-1 home win over Liverpool.