Premier League

  • C. Gardner 12’
  • C. Dawson 20’
  • S. Berahino 31’
  • 48’ C. Wickham
  • 80’ C. Wickham
0 Extra Time 0
3 Full Time 2
3 Half Time 0
28/02/2016
Premier League
The Hawthorns
Attendance 24,806

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 45'
      Gardner hits the post! West Brom break forward and deep into the Palace half of the pitch before a clumsy challenge from Mutch results in a free-kick for the hosts 30 yards away from the visitors' goal. The aforementioned goalscorer steps up and unleashes a rocket of a shot from the set-piece that i
    • 45'
      Zaha tries to dart down the right flank after picking up possession midway inside the West Brom half of the pitch, but Gardner is there to poke the ball away from the winger before Chester deals with the danger with a strong clearance.
    • PENALTY SHOOTOUT
    • 45'
      Zaha embarks on a great run down the right wing before being cynically blocked off by Yacob, resulting in a free-kick for Palace in an incredibly dangerous position just outside of the West Brom box. The ball bounces around the penalty area before Ward tees up Mutch, and the midfielder's low shot is
    • 90'
      Unsurprisingly, West Brom take the set-piece short and send it to Berahino, who does well to hold on to the ball for 10 or 15 seconds before giving away a free-kick. It's immediately flung up into the hosts' half of the pitch, where a plethora of Palace players are waiting, but it can't find any of
    • 90'
      A determined Palace attack breaks down and West Brom immediately break away on a quick counter-attack. Understandably and sensibly, McClean heads towards the corner flag on the left wing, and as soon as he reaches it he's clattered into by a pointless challenge from Jedinak, which results in a free-
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      Palace keep desperately pushing forward as they look to find a goal that would surely result in them picking up an incredibly hard-earned point. Ball after ball is flung into the West Brom box, but each one is dealt with wonderfully well by the hosts' hard-working back line.
    • 0'
      The victory is West Brom's second in as many games and it moves them equal on points with 12th-place Everton. As for Palace, they now sit three points behind the Baggies in 14th and are without a win in their last 10 Premier League games, their worst run since 2005.
    • 0'
      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and the home fans erupt into thunderous applause! West Brom were just about able to survive an attempt at a second-half comeback from Palace, and they fully deserve all three points after enjoying such a spectacular opening half an hour. They did exac
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: WEST BROMWICH ALBION 3-2 CRYSTAL PALACE
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
    • 0'
      What a fantastic half it's been for West Brom! The hosts have absolutely run riot inside the Palace half of the pitch, where time and time again dodgy defending by the visitors has resulted in chances on goal for the home side. They have taken each one perfectly, with Rondon, Berahino and, in partic
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: WEST BROMWICH ALBION 3-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Palace boss Alan Pardew has named an unchanged side to the one that started the aforementioned win against Tottenham, with Connor Wickham and Emmanuel Adebayor once again leading the line for the Eagles.
    • 0'
      Tony Pulis has decided to make three changes to the West Brom side that lost 3-1 away to Reading last weekend, with Craig Dawson, Gareth McAuley, Claudio Yacob and Craig Gardner coming into the starting line-up to replace James Chester, Jonny Evans, Sandro and James McClean, respectively.
    • 0'
      Crystal Palace substitutes: Speroni, Mariappa, Jedinak, Lee, Gayle, Bolasie, Chamakh.
    • 0'
      Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Hennessey; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward; Zaha, Cabaye, Ledley, Mutch; Adebayor, Wickham.
    • 0'
      West Bromwich Albion substitutes: Myhill, Chester, Pritchard, Sandro, McClean, Anichebe, Lambert.
    • 0'
      West Bromwich Albion XI (4-3-3): Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt; Fletcher, Yacob, Gardner; Sessegnon, Rondon, Berahino.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
    • 0'
      As for Palace, everything has gone horribly wrong since Christmas, resulting in them suffering a truly remarkable - not to mention incredibly worrying - turnaround. In the run up to the holiday season the Eagles managed to win four of their six Premier League games, including impressive victories ag
    • 0'
      Today’s clash brings together two teams that, after enjoying positive starts to the season, now find themselves languishing in the wrong end of the table and desperate for points. For West Brom, their task has always been to avoid relegation, and with eight points separating them and the drop zone t
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at the Hawthorns
    • 1'
      And we're off! West Brom get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 3'
      It's been an even start to the game from the two sides as they both try to break forward on early attacking moves. West Brom immediately go on the offensive before Palace try to fly down the right flank through Zaha, but the winger is unable to find a way past Brunt, who receives a rousing round of
    • 5'
      The ball bounces around the edge of the Palace penalty area as West Brom try to carve out a chance on goal, but Gardner is unable to get a shot away before being dispossessed by Cabaye at the vital moment.
    • 7'
      Once again, West Brom push forward on a determined attacking move before Rondon tries to find a way past Ward, but the right-back stands firm and ends up getting clattered into by the Venezuelan striker, resulting in a free-kick for Palace deep inside their own half of the pitch.
    • 9'
      West Brom move the ball around quickly deep inside the Palace half of the pitch as they try to work their way down the right flank, but just as he's about to cross Brunt ends up accidentally poking the ball into the path of Zaha, and the winger is just about able to clear the danger before the hosts
    • 10'
      The home side swarm forward once again as Sessegnon tries to break towards the Palace penalty area. He holds the ball up well before teeing up Dawson on the right flank, but the full-back ends up curling a bouncing cross straight into the hands of Hennessey.
    • 11'
      Sessegnon, who has enjoyed a bright start to the game, muscles his way past Ledley down the right wing before curling a cross over towards the far post. It's wonderfully hit by the attacking midfielder but there's nobody there to meet it and it ends up flying just wide of the goal.
    • 12'
      G C. Gardner Assist C. Gardner
    • 12'
      GOAL! West Brom have taken the lead! The visitors lose the ball near the halfway line, allowing the hosts to fly forward on an excellent counter-attack. Berahino sprints into the Eagles' half of the pitch before teeing up Rondon with a wonderful through-ball, and the striker immediately tests Hennes
    • 14'
      Ward flies into Dawson and brings the right-back crashing to the ground with a clumsy challenge, resulting in a free-kick for West Brom near to the corner flag. It's flung by Brunt into a dangerous position in the heart of the penalty area, but Hennessey is there to clear the danger with a thumping
    • 16'
      Lovely play by Berahino and Rondon! The duo embark on a lovely exhange of passes as they quickly penetrate the Palace penalty area, but just as the latter is about to shoot he has his pocket picked by Kelly, before Gardner smashes a thumping half-volley over the top of the crossbar.
    • 17'
      Mutch darts down the left wing before being scythed to the ground by a rash sliding challenge from Dawson, who becomes the first player to be awarded a yellow card as a result.
    • 18'
      Zaha is fouled by Brunt, resulting in a free-kick for Palace on the right flank. The cross from the set-piece is flung into the middle of the box, where Dawson is just about able to nod the ball out of play for a corner. This time one of the visitors' players is picked out, but Wickham ends up sendi
    • 19'
      Sessegnon beats both Ledley and Mutch with wonderful skill before being cynically pulled back by the latter, leaving the referee with no choice but to award a free-kick to the hosts near to the byline just outside of the Palace box.
    • 20'
      G C. Dawson Assist C. Gardner
    • 20'
      That was an excellent cross by Gardner, who did wonderfully well to pick out Dawson. However, questions have to be asked of the Palace defence, who were at sixes and sevens and left far too much space available inside their own penalty area.
    • 20'
      GOAL! West Brom have doubled their lead! Gardner steps up and curls a beautiful cross into the heart of the penalty area, where no Palace player picks up Dawson, who flies into the box and meets the ball in the air before sending a bullet header into the bottom left-hand corner of the net. The visit
    • 22'
      Once again, the Palace defence are completely torn apart by a determined and quick attacking move by West Brom. Brunt charges down the left wing before swinging a lovely cross towards Berahino, but just as it beats the striker he's beaten to the ball by Delaney at the vital moment.
    • 24'
      Palace clumsily lose possession in the middle of the pitch, and West Brom immediately break forward on a quick counter-attack. Gardner flies down the left flank before cutting into the penalty area, but his 20-yard strike is completely mishit and clears the top of the crossbar by quite some distance
    • 25'
      Adebayor committed a cynical foul in the build-up to West Brom's last chance on goal and is shown a yellow card as soon as the attacking move comes to an end.
    • 27'
      There's a brief break in play whilst Cabaye receives medical treatment after a strong coming together with Fletcher. The former Manchester United midfielder's sliding tackle was fair and well timed but the Frenchman seems to be struggling nonetheless.
    • 29'
      West Brom are showing an incredible amount of intensity every time they break into the Palace half of the pitch, and it's causing plenty of problems for the visitors. However, this time a promising attacking move comes to a disappointing end when Fletcher fires a low cross past Rondon and out for a
    • 31'
      G S. Berahino Assist C. Gardner
    • 31'
      What an absolutely perfect pass that was from Sessegnon! The West Brom attacking midfielder has thoroughly enjoyed himself down the right flank thus far and picked out Berahino with a truly gorgeous ball across the pitch.
    • 31'
      GOAL! West Brom are running riot! Rondon holds up the ball midway inside the Palace half of the pitch before spinning and teeing up Sessegnon. The winger then sends an absolutely world-class lofted pass over the top of the visitors' defence and towards Berahino, who immediately beats Hennessey with
    • 33'
      Palace fly forward on a rare foray into the West Brom half of the pitch, but the half-hearted attacking move comes to a disappointing end when Dann fires a cross-cum-shot well over the top of the crossbar and out for a goal-kick.
    • 35'
      Kelly clumsily pushes Gardner over from behind deep down the left flank, and West Brom are awarded yet another free-kick in a dangerous position as a result. Brunt sends it short and the ball is worked over to Sessegnon, but he's unable to get a cross away before being dispossessed by Mutch.
    • 37'
      West Brom keep swarming into the Palace half of the pitch before Sessegnon is eventually able to swing a low cross into the penalty area, but it's slightly underhit and Delaney is able to cut out the danger before it can find Rondon.
    • 39'
      Palace are finally able to break out of their own half of the pitch and push forward on a determined attacking move. Kelly darts down the right wing before swinging a cross on to the head of Mutch, but the midfielder sends his effort on goal well wide of its intended target.
    • 41'
      Zaha darts down the right flank as he battles with Brunt, and the latter goes down in a heap on the floor just as the Palace winger flies by him. The referee awards the hosts a free-kick thinking that the Northern Irishman had been fouled, but it looks as if he caught his studs in the ground before
    • 43'
      After spending a lengthy period of time on the ground receiving medical treatment, Brunt, who looks to be in an incredible amount of pain, is stretchered off the pitch. The injury seems to be a very bad one and he could end up being out of action for quite some time.
    • 44'
      SI J. Chester SO C. Gardner
    • 44'
      Chester comes on to take the place of Brunt as the game gets underway once again.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      SI Y. Bolasie SO C. Gardner
    • 46'
      Palace have made one substitution during the half-time break, with Bolasie coming on to take the place of ineffectual Adebayor.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      G C. Wickham Assist C. Gardner
    • 48'
      Berahino goes close! Rondon shows excellent skill as he twists and turns past Dann with ease on the left-hand side of the Palace penalty area. He then chips a lovely cross over to the far post, but it ends up missing the outstretched foot of the aforementioned Englishman by the narrowest of margins.
    • 49'
      Delaney will be pleasantly surprised that he was able to pick up an assist with his wishful header, but what on earth was Olsson doing there?
    • 49'
      GOAL! Palace have pulled one back! A half-hearted header forward from Delaney bounces up towards the edge of the West Brom penalty area, where it looks as if it's going to be easily dealt with by Olsson. However, the experienced defender makes a terrible mistake and tries to hold off Wickham instead
    • 51'
      It's ent to end stuff! First, Bolasie does wonderfully well to dart down the left wing before earning his side a corner that Foster is unconvincingly just about able to deal with. West Brom then break forward on a blisteringly quick counter-attack before Berahino cuts inside from the left flank and
    • 53'
      Bolasie has made a huge impact since coming on for Adebayor, and Palace are looking far better now that they have his pace to use in the final third of the pitch. Once again, he twists and turns on the left wing before trying to pick out Wickham, but his cross is sent too near to Foster and, as a re
    • 55'
      Gardner picks up the ball on the right-hand side of the Palace penalty area and beats Kelly with ease before chipping a lovely cross into the middle of the box, but there's nobody there to meet it, much to the annoyance of the midfielder.
    • 56'
      Zaha flies through the middle of the pitch before teeing up Bolasie, who holds up the ball well on the left-hand side of the West Brom box before firing a cross off Dawson and out for a corner. The set-piece is curled into the heart of the penalty area, but Fletcher is there to deal with the danger
    • 58'
      Palace keep putting pressure on the West Brom back line and quickly regain possession inside the hosts' half of the pitch. Bolasie cuts inside from the left wing and skips past two players before curling a lovely cross into the middle of the box, but Foster is there to deal with the danger before it
    • 60'
      West Brom work the ball around wonderfully well before Rondon charges down the left wing and heads towards the byline. He then sends a lovely low cross into the middle of the penalty area, but once again there's nobody there to meet it.
    • 61'
      The hosts immediately come back again as West Brom fly forward and deep into the Palace half of the pitch. The ball quickly finds its way over to Dawson, who tries to pick out Rondon with a thumping cross but is unable to send it past the outstretched foot of Dann on the edge of the six-yard box.
    • 63'
      Rondon holds up the ball well near to the corner flag on the right wing before - not for the first time this game - Kelly commits a poor challenge that results in a free-kick for West Brom. It's flung into the heart of the Palace penalty area, but Hennessey is there to deal with the danger with a go
    • 64'
      Cabaye becomes the latest player to enter the referee's book after cynically chopping Yacob to the ground with a poorly-timed challenge from behind.
    • 66'
      It's all West Brom at the moment as they patiently work the ball around inside the Palace half of the pitch. The hosts have looked far more confident today and are thoroughly enjoying themselves every time they break forward, which hasn't happened often this season.
    • 68'
      After having a quiet few minutes, Bolasie attempts to break down the left flank on a quick run. He initially gets forward well before being blocked off by Gardner, and his half-hearted pleas for a free-kick are immediately waved away by the referee, who doesn't look at all pleased.
    • 69'
      Chester picks up the ball in space on the left wing and immediately swings a lovely cross over to Gardner at the far post, but Kelly is just about able to get a toe on the ball to send it out for a corner. The set-piece is flung into the middle of the box, but it's sent just over the head of Olsson
    • 71'
      Chance for Sessegnon! The attacking midfielder breaks forward quickly before sending the ball into the feet of Berahino, who, on the edge of the penalty area and with his back to goal, quickly tees up the aforementioned Beninese player once again. He then unleashes a low shot from 20 yards out, but
    • 73'
      Bolasie goes down inside the penalty area, but nothing is given! Palace win themselves a free-kick near the halfway line that is flung up towards the edge of the West Brom box. It finds Mutch, who quickly tees up the aforementioned winger, and just as he's about to make contact with the ball he's se
    • 75'
      SI J. McClean SO C. Gardner
    • 75'
      Sessegnon receives a standing ovation from the home fans as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by McClean for the final quarter of an hour.
    • 77'
      Palace move the ball around well deep inside the West Brom half of the pitch before Wickham cuts inside from the left flank. He then sends a pass over to Cabaye, who is in a pocket of space just outside of the penalty area, but his thumping low strike fails to find a way past Chester, who sticks out
    • 78'
      Cabaye is caught by a high boot from Chester, resulting in a yellow card for the West Brom left-back and a free-kick for Palace midway inside the West Brom half of the pitch.
    • 79'
      Cabaye seems to be really struggling with an injury, and he limps off the pitch to be replaced by Gayle.
    • 80'
      G C. Wickham Assist C. Gardner
    • 80'
      SI D. Gayle SO C. Gardner
    • 80'
      GOAL! What a strike by Wickham! The resulting free-kick is flung by Mutch into the middle of the pitch, where it's only half dealt with by Dawson. The defender can only head the ball down into the path of the aforementioned striker, who immediately unleashes a rocket of a volley that flies through t
    • 81'
      SI M. Jedinak SO C. Gardner
    • 81'
      Palace have made their final change of the evening, with Jedinak coming on to take the place of Ledley.
    • 82'
      Another chance for Wickham! The striker breaks into the left-hand side of the penalty area once agian as Palace continue to swarm forward, but he ends up scuffing his close-range shot comfortably wide of the goal.
    • 84'
      Dann goes close! Palace continue pushing forward before winning a corner on the right wing. It's flung into the heart of the penalty area, where the aforementioned centre-back rises high and meets the ball before unleashing a bullet header that Gardner is just about able to clear off the line.
    • 86'
      Ward tries to muscle his way past McClean but goes down under a tackle from the Irishman, resulting in a free-kick for Palace in an incredibly dangerous position 25 yards away from the West Brom goal. Mutch delivers a cross into the crowd of players that is headed back out to the aforementioned full
    • 87'
      SI Sandro SO C. Gardner
    • 87'
      West Brom are now looking to shut up shop, and it's Sandro that comes on to replace Rondon for the final few minutes of the game.
    • 89'
      Olsson needlessly drags Gayle to the ground 30 yards away from the West Brom goal, leaving the referee with no choice but to award the visitors a free-kick. The aforementioned Englishman steps up and unleashes a shot from the set-piece, but it's poorly hit and sails comfortably wide of its intended
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    england
    James Shan
    england
    Roy Hodgson

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

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

    POSSESSION

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

    ATTACK

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

    DEFENCE

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

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 14 16
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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