Late show earns West Brom youngsters derby win
Owen Windsor scored two late penalties to help Albion Under-23s record a 3-1 derby win over Villa.
The opening Premier League Two fixture for both clubs had looked destined to end in a draw when Villa substitute Jaden Philogene-Bidace equalised with nine minutes remaining.
But Wright had the final say, scoring his first from the spot in the 90th minute when Seb Revan was penalised for handball.
After Cameron Archer had come within a whisker of levelling the scores once more, Wright then sealed the victory for Albion, stroking home his second penalty after being upended in the box.
Zak Brown had earlier put the Baggies ahead on 33 minutes, drilling home Tyrese Dyce’s pull-back.
Albion were well-worth their lead at the break but Villa improved in the second-half, with Philogene-Bidace making an impressive impact off the bench.
The winger had already twice gone close before tapping home after Baggies keeper Jonathan Bond could only parry Carney Chukwuemeka’s shot.