Osaze Odemwingie had the last laugh after being booed by the travelling West Brom supporters in CardiffCity’s 1-0 win over his former employers.
After a winless streak of five matches for Cardiff City, Peter Whittingham headed home the winner in the 65th minute to condemn West Brom to a fourth consecutive defeat and end Steve Clarke’s tenure as manager at the Hawthorns.
Odemwingie came close to scoring as his free-kick forced a fine save from Boaz Myhill inside the opening 10 minutes.
The 32-year-old was lively on the night and also had a valid penalty appeal turned down by Howard Webb, after a West Brom player appeared to pull his shirt when he was about to take a decisive final touch inside the box.
The Nigeria international was taken off for Bo-Kyung Kim in the 90th minute, with the game already won.
The win lifted CardiffCity up to 14th place on the English Premier League table with 17 points from 16 games, while West Brom slumped to 16th place with 14 points from the same number of games.