Odemwingie vows to respond

Striker rues red card against Fulham

Peter Odemwingie: Shown straight red for kicking out at Sascha Riether

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Peter Odemwingie says he will learn from his mistakes after seeing red in West Brom's first defeat of the season.

The Nigerian striker was shown a straight red card for lashing out at Fulham's Sascha Riether in the first half after the Baggies had fallen behind at Craven Cottage.

The 31-year-old fronted up to the media after the game to air his regrets over the dismissal, which struck a sour note in what had been a good start to Steve Clarke's tenure as West Brom manager.

"It made things harder for my team. One man advantage is a big advantage," rued the former Lille and Lokomotiv Moscow man.

"Hopefully when I come back playing I will compensate my team with some good actions and contributions to the next win.

"As a team we need to bounce back. We are a united group and I had encouragement from my team-mates to forget about it. I will be more worried if it happened more often than one or two times in my career."


Odemwingie will now serve a three-match ban but is keen to keep his cool when he does return to action.

"It is something I will learn and hopefully it won't repeat itself and next time I play in an important game for the club, I hope I remember this even if someone provokes me or not," he said.

"I'll try to keep my cool and not react. I feel it was too harsh. I didn't lead with my studs, I just wanted to foul because I felt there was a foul against me that wasn't noticed when I wasn't far from the linesman.

"That moment happens, it doesn't happen often, but for some reason I lost my temper and I regret it. Now I'm thinking about bouncing back for my team."