Premier League

  • D. Fletcher 78’
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Premier League
The Hawthorns
Attendance 26,313


    • KICK OFF
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      West Brom have a free kick right on the edge of the Newcastle area after Colback brought down Sessegnon. Tiote dallied on the ball too long and this is a great chance for the hosts.
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      Newcastle hold firm as they deal with the free kick and subsequent corner, before the referee blows for half time.
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      THERE IT IS! The referee blows for full time and West Brom have their first win in six.
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      West Brom have a corner and that is surely it now...
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      We are now into the second of four additional minutes at the end of this game. It is looking like West Brom will hold on, but Newcastle still have time to find the equaliser.
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      That's all for this afternoon. Thank you for following the LIVE coverage of the Barclays Premier League - hope you've enjoyed it. Until next time, have a very good evening!
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      Darren Fletcher was the hero for the Baggies, as his header was the difference in his side's 1-0 victory. That result moves West Brom six points clear of Newcastle, who remain in the bottom three going into the New Year.
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      The teams are making their way back out onto the field and the second half is about to get underway.
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      As things stand in the Premier League, a win would be enough to lift Newcastle out of the relegation zone while three points would see West Brom move six clear of the bottom three.
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      That was a very entertaining opening 45 minutes at The Hawthorns. All that has been missing so far from both sides' performances is a goal.
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      LATE CHANGE! Karl Darlow will make his Premier League debut for Newcastle after an unwell Rob Elliot dropped out of the warm-up. The former Nottingham Forest keeper will literally look to grab this opportunity with both hands.
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      HERE THEY COME! The teams have made their way onto the field and kick off is just moments away.
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      NEWCASTLE SUBS: Darlow, Lascelles, Mbabu, Tiote, Thauvin, Gouffran, De Jong.
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      NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1): Elliot; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett; Anita, Colback; Sissoko, Perez, Wijnaldum; Mitrovic.
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      Newcastle suffered Boxing Day heartbreak as they conceded a last-gasp winner to Everton. Nevertheless, the only change Steve McClaren makes from that game comes on the bench, as Jamaal Lascelles replaces Ivan Toney. Papiss Cisse remains sidelined with a groin injury.
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      WEST BROM SUBS: Lindegaard, Chester, Gamboa, Gardner, McManaman, Lambert, Berahino.
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      WEST BROM (3-4-2-1): Myhill; McAuley, Evans, Olsson; Dawson, Yacob, Fletcher, Brunt; Morrison, Sessegnon; Anichebe.
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      West Brom suffered a 1-0 defeat at Swansea City on Boxing Day and Tony Pulis makes two changes from that game. Stephane Sessegnon comes in along with Victor Anichebe, who has scored a personal best of five Premier League goals against the Magpies. Craig Gardner and Rickie Lambert drop to the bench,
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      Newcastle can move out of the relegation zone and level on points with West Brom if they win today, while the Baggies are searching for their first victory in six.
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      Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE text commentary of the Barclays Premier League. We're at The Hawthorns today, as West Bromwich Albion take on Newcastle United.
    • 1'
      KICK OFF! Following a minute's applause in honour of former Baggies player Don Howe, who died last week at the age of 80, the referee blows his whistle and West Brom get the game underway.
    • 2'
      Newcastle are almost immediately in behind the Baggies as Dummett's header evades the defence, but Mitrovic just started his run too early and is flagged offside.
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      OFF THE LINE! At the other end, Newcastle fall asleep in the area and Morrison's shot looks destined for the back of the net. Coloccini is in the right place at the right time, however, to make a vital clearance for the visitors.
    • 5'
      It has been a pulsating start to the game from both sides, who are desperate for a victory for differing reasons. West Brom are looking to end a five-game winless streak, while Newcastle want to move out of the relegation zone.
    • 7'
      West Brom are enjoying a neat spell of possession. They have kept the ball for well over a minute and looking to penetrate the Newcastle defence.
    • 9'
      GREAT BLOCK! Fletcher bursts into the area and the ball breaks kindly for Anichebe, who shimmies away from Colback. He fires in a shot but Dummett throws himself in the way to deflect it behind for a corner.
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      GREAT SAVE! That will do Darlow's confidence a world of good, as he shows great reflexes to spring to his right and push away Morrison's viciously drilled effort.
    • 12'
      WHAT A TACKLE! Sissoko embarks on a typically dangerous surge from inside his own half and into the heart of the Baggies defence. He advances into the area, but is denied a shot by a fantastic challenge from McAuley. That had to be timed to perfection and was by the centre-half.
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      GOOD SAVE! Newcastle attack again with Wijnaldum being found in space inside the area. He unleashes a powerful strike that is well beaten away by Myhill.
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      It has been a very lively opening quarter of an hour at The Hawthorns. Both sides are looking very dangerous going forward and it is only a matter of time before the deadlock is broken, you feel.
    • 17'
      We have a slight break in play as Olsson goes down holding his right leg with nobody close by and appears to be struggling. There is activity on the bench so a change may be coming...
    • 18'
      SI C. Gardner SO J. Olsson
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      West Brom are forced into an early change, as Craig Gardner comes on in place of Olsson.
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      GOOD EFFORT! Perez receives the ball out on the left flank and cuts back onto his right foot. He looks for the far corner with a bending effort which, in the end, is not too far wide of the target.
    • 21'
      Newcastle are awarded a corner after Mitrovic's header is deflected behind. Perez wastes it, though, by putting too much power into his delivery, which eventually goes out for a throw-in.
    • 22'
      Anichebe cushions Dawson's long diagonal ball into the path of Gardner, who finds Morrison. The midfielder gets his shot away, but sees it drift just wide of the far post.
    • 24'
      There is another brief stoppage in play, as Anita receives attention from the medical team. Newcastle do have Cheik Tiote on the bench should he be needed.
    • 26'
      It is looking like Tiote will come on as Anita limps to the sideline. Newcastle are playing with 10 men for the moment.
    • 27'
      SI C. Tioté SO J. Olsson
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      Newcastle finally make that change, as Tiote comes on in place of Anita.
    • 29'
      GREAT BLOCK! Dummett is in the right spot again for Newcastle, as he makes another decent block to deny Fletcher on this occasion.
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      That is the third time that a Newcastle player has come to the rescue of his side. The visitors need to regain a foothold in this contest, as West Brom are slowly starting to put themselves on top.
    • 33'
      West Brom will be pleased with how things are going so far. They have struggled in recent years against Newcastle, winning just one of the last seven meetings.
    • 35'
      Janmaat's wayward clearance goes high into the air and makes things awkward for Darlow, who is forced to punch the ball away and out for a corner.
    • 37'
      All that has been missing from this first half is a goal. Both sides have produced decent performances, although West Brom have arguably been on top in the latter stages of this first half. Newcastle have players who can change that in an instant, however.
    • 39'
      Another good opportunity from a set piece goes begging for the Magpies. Perez whips in another delivery from a corner, but nobody is challenging it and Myhill is able to comfortably gather.
    • 41'
      CLOSE! A long ball forward is cleared by Newcastle but only as far as Fletcher, whose effort is just whiskers away from nestling in the roof of the net.
    • 43'
      Yacob is the next man to try his luck for the Baggies following a nice spell of possession from the hosts. His effort is disappointing, however, as it drifts well wide of the target.
    • 45'
      The fourth official raises his board to indicate that there will be two minutes of stoppage time at the end of this first half.
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      KICK OFF! Mike Jones blows his whistle and Newcastle get the ball rolling in the second half.
    • 48'
      West Brom are applying good pressure in these opening minutes of the second half. Newcastle are holding firm at the moment, but can they weather the storm?
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      STAT ATTACK! Newcastle will upset the history book if they fail to score this afternoon. That has only happened in two of their previous 28 meetings with West Brom.
    • 52'
      It has been all West Brom so far in this second half. They have had almost all of the possession and Newcastle are struggling to get hold of the ball.
    • 54'
      The visitors finally enjoy a good spell with the ball themselves and force a corner down the left flank. It would be against the run of play if they scored here, but they would not care a bit.
    • 55'
      OFF THE BAR! Perez's corner is met by Dummett, who sees his floating header crash against the woodwork, before Coloccini's follow-up effort deflects behind again.
    • 57'
      That was better from Newcastle, but they need to do that more often if they are going to win this game. They have the attacking quality to hurt West Brom and need to do so.
    • 59'
      West Brom put another neat move together around the Newcastle area, but Brunt just overhits his cross which cannot be kept in by Sessegnon.
    • 61'
      CHANCE! Dummett fizzes in a cross from the left which breaks kindly for Mitrovic. He manages to get his shot away despite being held by Evans, but Brunt throws himself in the way to deflect it behind for a corner.
    • 63'
      Mitrovic had a fairly strong case for a penalty there, but his persistence in getting the shot away probably spared Evans on that occasion.
    • 65'
      The Serbian tries his luck again after being laid off by Perez, but there is no power in his effort and Myhill comfortably gathers.
    • 66'
      Brunt floats a long free kick into the box, which reaches McAuley at the far post. He looks to play the ball back across goal, but Perez is in the right place to make an important clearance.
    • 68'
      West Brom continue to press as we enter the final quarter of the game. They are overdoing it in the final third, however, and need to get more shots away.
    • 70'
      SI S. Berahino SO J. Olsson
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      West Brom make their second change of the afternoon, as Morrison is given a rest and replaced by Berahino.
    • 71'
      WHAT A DIVE! Anichebe chases Berahino's through ball and gets there ahead of Darlow, but throws himself to the ground as the ball overruns and makes a desperate plea for a penalty. He is lucky to escape a booking there.
    • 72'
      SI S. de Jong SO J. Olsson
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      Newcastle make their second change with Siem de Jong coming on in place of Perez.
    • 74'
      OOOPS! A sliced clearance from Darlow has presented West Brom with a corner and an unexpected opportunity to capitalise. He caught Mbemba's bouncing back pass all wrong and sent it behind.
    • 75'
      OFF THE BAR! Anichebe was already celebrating as he met the subsequent corner, but saw his downward header bounce back off the woodwork with Darlow beaten. He must have thought that was his sixth Premier League goal against Newcastle.
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      We are into the final 13 minutes and West Brom were whiskers away from taking the lead. They will look to build on that as both sides search for the winner.
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      G D. Fletcher Assist J. Olsson
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      Yacob produced an inviting delivery for Fletcher to attack.
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      WEST BROM LEAD!!! The deadlock is finally broken and Fletcher is the man to put his side in front. He ghosted into the area to meet Yacob's cross with his head and Darlow cannot keep it out.
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      Could that be the goal that brings the five-match winless run to an end for Pulis' men? They have arguably been the better of the two sides overall, but must now hold on for the remaining 10 minutes.
    • 82'
      GREAT SAVE! That would have put the game to bed. West Brom launch the counter attack with Anichebe running at and taking on Coloccini. He only has Darlow to beat, but the keeper does well to deny the striker.
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      Berahino does really well for his side as he holds off Coloccini and Colback in the corner, before eventually being awarded a free kick by the linesman.
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      SI F. Thauvin SO J. Olsson
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      This is the final throw of the dice from McClaren, as he brings on Florian Thauvin for the closing stages with Colback making way.
    • 87'
      GREAT SAVE! West Brom launch another counter attack with Sessegnon finding Berahino, who had peeled away into space. His shot looks destined for the top corner, but Darlow springs across brilliantly to push it away.
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      SI R. Lambert SO J. Olsson
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      Anichebe was injured in the build-up to that chance and limps off to be replaced by Rickie Lambert, who makes his 13th appearance from the bench this season.
    • 90'
      Newcastle are playing with 10 men for the time being as Sissoko limps to the sidelines. He looked to break away before being stopped in his tracks by a strong challenge from Gardner, and he is clearly still feeling the effects of it.

    Line Up




    Sam Allardyce
    Steve Bruce



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 7 13
    Yellow Cards 0 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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