Premier League

  • 74’ S. Rondón
0 Half Time 0
Premier League
Selhurst Park
Attendance 24,490


    • KICK OFF
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      Vital header by Dann! Phillips breaks down the right wing on a great run before swinging a dangerous cross into the heart of the penalty area. It looks set to find Rondon, who is in an excellent position on the edge of the six-yard box, but the Palace captain is there to cut out the danger with a wo
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      Palace throw as many bodies forward as possible as they desperately search for a late goal. They're unable to carve out a chance but win themselves a free-kick in a dangerous position after Morrison commits a clumsy challenge 30 yards away from goal. Townsend steps up and unleashes what will surely
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      SI M. Kelly SO Chung-Yong Lee
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      Palace have made their final change of the day, with Souare making way for Kelly for the final two minutes of the game.
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      McClean breaks through the middle of the pitch on an excellent run before threading a pass into Rondon, who meets the ball well on the edge of the Palace penalty area. He takes a quick touch before looking to shoot, but he's quickly muscled off the ball by Souare and is unable to strike before he's
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      West Brom have done what they do best by grinding out a well-deserved 1-0 victory that has started their season in the best way possible. Whilst they themselves struggled at times up front, they never looked in danger of conceding, as Alan Pardew's misfiring Eagles struggled to cause the Baggies man
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
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      It's been an even opening 45 minutes, with Palace bossing possession but finding it difficult to carve out any clear-cut chances on goal. Their only shot on target was a tame 35-yard effort from Townsend that failed to trouble Foster, and either side of that his side have made life very easy for the
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      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      Meanwhile, West Brom boss Tony Pulis has made three alterations to the team that lost 1-0 away to Mallorca seven days ago, with Kane Wilson, Sam Field and James McClean making way for Jonas Olsson, Craig Gardner and Saido Berahino, respectively.
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      Alan Pardew has decided to make just one change to the Palace side that started the 3-1 win against Valencia in their final pre-season friendly, with Chung-Yong Lee coming in to take the place of Yannick Bolasie, who only makes the substitutes’ bench. Meanwhile, there’s a first competitive start for
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      West Bromwich Albion substitutes: Myhill, Wilson, Field, Morrison, McClean, Leko, Lambert.
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      West Bromwich Albion XI (4-4-2): Foster; Dawson, Olsson, McAuley, Evans; Phillips, Fletcher, Yacob, Gardner; Rondon, Berahino.
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      Crystal Palace substitutes: Speroni, Kelly, Ledley, Cabaye, Ladapo, Anderson, Bolasie.
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      Crystal Palace XI (4-2-3-1): Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Jedinak, Puncheon; Townsend, Lee, Zaha; Wickham.
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      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…
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      The only new arrival at West Brom is Matt Phillips, but, as the Scotland international showed at Queens Park Rangers, he has the ability to change games with his pace and trickery out wide. Pulis will be hoping that his new recruit can quickly form a partnership with Saido Berahino, whom the Welshma
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      A 14th-place finish was a solid achievement for West Brom, but, like Palace, their fans have been critical of the football they saw towards the end of last season. A tough final two months resulted in them winning just once in 11 games, and that poor run of form was partly down to a lack of strike o
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      A great run in the FA Cup means that Pardew is once again at the helm, but his task remains just as difficult as it was at the end of May. The former Newcastle United manager has spent wisely by signing Steve Mandanda, James Tomkins and Andros Townsend, with the latter, who impressed towards the end
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      A new season brings an opportunity for a new start for Palace, who impressed everybody by challenging for a top-six position in the first half of the season only to suffer the most almighty of post-Christmas comedowns. Just two wins from their final 21 games sent the Eagles soaring down to 15th plac
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park.
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      And we're off! West Brom get us underway, attacking from right to left.
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      Palace quickly win the ball from the visitors and work it from one flank to the other before Souare eventually loses out to Phillips deep down the left wing. West Brom then try to push forward on an early attacking move down the left channel, but Olsson spends slightly too long in possession and is
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      Phillips embarks on a quick run down the right wing before trying to thread a low pass into the feet of Rondon. The big striker charges towards the near post and does well to reach the ball, but he's quickly closed down by Delaney and ends up firing his cross-cum-shot off the legs of the centre-back
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      Great save by Hennessey! West Brom have started really well, and this time it's the left flank that they find success down. Evans and Gardner link up brilliantly before the latter sends an excellent cross into the middle of the box, where it finds Rondon, but the striker's downward header is pushed
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      After a nervy few minutes, Palace are finally able to push forward on their first real attacking move through Zaha, who does well to burst down the left flank. The winger has Souare behind him but he decides to go it alone before firing a low cross towards the six-yard box, but it's underhit and rol
    • 11'
      Another dangerous attack from West Brom, this time through Phillips over on the right, results in a chance on goal for Berahino in a dangerous position deep inside the Palace penalty area, but just as the forward is about to pull the trigger the linesman's flag is raised for offside, much to the rel
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      Townsend is presented with one of his first opportunities to push forward, and he does well to skip past Gardner before being clumsily tripped over by the midfielder, resulting in a free-kick for the hosts. The former Newcastle United winger's cross from the set-piece is good and finds Wickham on th
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      West Brom patiently make their way down the right wing before McAuley wins his side a throw-in near to the corner flag. It's taken short and sent into the feet of Phillips, who quickly tries to spin round Zaha before whipping a cross into the penalty area. He's unable to beat the winger, however, an
    • 17'
      Almost lovely play by Palace! Puncheon and Townsend look to be working well together over on the right wing, with the latter looking particular dangerous. He flies forward and plays a quick one-two with the midfielder, who sends the ball back with a lovely back-heel, but Evans is just about able to
    • 19'
      Fletcher clips a lovely long-range pass over the top of the Palace defence and into the path of Rondon, who easily out-muscles Rondon at the near post before turning and chipping a deft cross right on to the head of Berahino. The forward is in a great position in front of goal and under very little
    • 21'
      Chance for Wickham! Jedinak embarks on a rare foray down the left wing as he charges past two West Brom players. He then whips a great low pass into the feet of Wickham, who is in a good position on the edge of the penalty area, but the striker takes a quick touch instead of shooting first time and,
    • 23'
      Palace are getting themselves into good positions at the moment, but it just doesn't seem to be working for them in advanced areas. This time it's Lee who twists and turns inside the West Brom penalty area before turning and finding Townsend, but the winger's attempted back-heel can't find the South
    • 25'
      Yacob is bundled over from behind on the halfway line, resulting in a free-kick for West Brom that, unsurprisingly, they thump into the Palace penalty area. It's sent high towards the far post and almost finds Gardner, but Hennessey is just about able to cut out the danger before the midfielder can
    • 27'
      Palace enjoy a good spell of possession as they try to put pressure on a West Brom defence that, so far, have looked solid and untroubled. They work the ball from one flank to the other in an attempt to find a way through the sea of white and blue shirts camped in front of them, but the visitors rem
    • 29'
      West Brom are unable to fully clear the danger and instead give the ball back to Palace just inside the hosts' half of the pitch. They push forward once again and this time work the ball over to Townsend, who cuts inside from the right before unleashing a low strike from 35 yards out. The shot is an
    • 31'
      A rushed, messy clearance from McCauley flies back over his head and out for a Palace corner on the right flank. Puncheon steps up and whips a dangerous cross towards the near post that bounces through a sea of shirts and into the six-yard box, but Fletcher is able to pounce on the ball and blast it
    • 33'
      Ward is sloppy on the ball deep down the left wing and loses out to Garder, who does well to close down the full-back before poking the ball over to Berahino. The forward is in a good position on the edge of the penalty area and has several options to choose from, but he holds on to possession for f
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      Lee, who has started to play further up the pitch, chases down a loose ball and skips past McAuley before cutting inside and finding Wickham. The striker is unable to control the ball but the referee ends up awarding a free-kick to Palace for a late sliding challenge by Dawson on Lee, which earns th
    • 36'
      Puncheon's cross from the resulting free-kick is a good one and causes West Brom a few problems, but Yacob is just about able to head the ball away from danger and out for a corner. This time the set-piece is sent slightly further towards the edge of the penalty area, but plenty of pushing and shovi
    • 38'
      After spending the last 10 minutes or so on the back foot, West Brom are able to push forward once again through Evans, who does well to dart down the left before setting up Rondon, who tries to muscle his way into the penalty area but has to settle for a corner. Once again, the set-piece finds Rond
    • 40'
      Zaha is just about able to push his way through past three West Brom players before charging down the left wing on a positive run. He gets himself into a good position on the edge of the penalty area and quickly tries to pick out a teammate inside the box, but it fails to result in a chance on goal
    • 42'
      West Brom win themselves a free-kick midway inside the Palace half of the pitch over on the right wing, which Gardner ends up swinging over to the far post. It's sent high and almost finds Berahino in a dangerous position just a few yards away from goal, but he ends up pushing Jedinak to the ground
    • 44'
      It's been a tough first half for Palace, who have enjoyed the majority of possession - particularly over the last 10 to 15 minutes - but have done very little with it. West Brom's back four are difficult to play with at the best of times, but so far today they have looked particularly solid and have
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      The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      West Brom come out of the blocks quickly and, once again, find joy through Phillips down the right flank. The winger makes a good run into the penalty area and brings the ball down quickly before poking the ball back to Berahino, but the forward elects to have a touch instead of shooting first time
    • 49'
      Phillips gets himself into a good position over on the right wing and embarks on a quick run before trying to take on Souare, but the Senegalese defender comes out on top and is able to dispossess the winger with a well-timed sliding tackle that results in a Palace throw-in.
    • 51'
      Two excellent chances for Zaha! West Brom fall asleep at the back, allowing Zaha to pick up the ball and fly towards goal. He sprints into the penalty area and goes one-on-one with Foster, but he takes too long to unleash his shot and is unable to beat the goalkeeper, who pulls off a great diving sa
    • 53'
      After almost going behind, West Brom try to carve out a chance at the other end of the pitch thanks to good play from Dawson down the right wing. The full-back gets himself into a good position and wins his side a throw-in near to the corner flag, but it's easily dealt with by Palace, who then immed
    • 55'
      A thumping, lofted pass finds Wickham just outside of the penalty area, and the striker quickly wins his side a free-kick in a dangerous position after being bundled over from behind by McAuley. The Palace striker steps up and tries to curl a strike into the top right-hand corner of the net, but it'
    • 56'
      A chipped pass from Souare takes everybody by surprise and sails over the head of Dawson before finding Lee on the edge of the left-hand side of the West Brom penalty area. The South Korean brings the ball down well before lifting a deft cross over to the far post, where it finds Ward, but the full-
    • 57'
      There's initially concern about the well-being of Evans, who goes down under Ward after battling in the air with the Palace defender and initially looks to have picked up a nasty ankle injury. However, after receiving medical attention for a few moments he's able to return to the pitch once again as
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      Opportunity for Puncheon! Townsend, who has switched to the left flank, breaks down the wing on a great run and beats Dawson before picking out Puncheon on the edge of the West Brom penalty area. The midfielder peels away from his marker with ease and then unleashes a low strike from 20 yards out, b
    • 61'
      Panic inside the Palace penalty area! West Brom have created few chances since the opening moments of the second half, but they do well to get forward down the right wing before earning themselves a corner. Gardner's low cross is dangerous and bounces around the middle of the box, with none of the P
    • 63'
      And now Townsend goes close! The newly-signed winger is finding plenty of joy over on the left, where he's causing Dawson a lot of problems. He cuts inside and tries to test Foster with a low shot, but it bounces off the leg of Olsson before rolling back into his feet. Like Yacob a few moments ago,
    • 65'
      Olsson almost makes it 1-0! Jedinak commits a clumsy foul midway inside the Palace half of the pitch and gifts West Brom with a free-kick in a dangerous position. It's curled into the penalty area and finds Olsson, but the Swedish defender's looping header ends up sailing just a yard or so over the
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      SI Y. Bolasie SO Chung-Yong Lee
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      Lee makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Bolasie, who receives a thunderous reception as he comes on. Will this be the last time these fans see him in a Palace shirt?
    • 68'
      Palace are starting to look far more dangerous as they try to cause West Brom problems with their pace down both of the flanks. Bolasie quickly gets involved in the game as he flies down the right wing on an excellent run, but his cross into the penalty area fails to find Wickham and is well dealt w
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      Despite still finding it difficult to cause Foster too many problems, Palace are starting to find more joy in advanced areas. Bolasie has injected a sense of urgency into a tiring squad that Lee was unable to bring, whilst Townsend seems to be really enjoying himself over on the left, where he's too
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      SI J. McClean SO Chung-Yong Lee
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      West Brom have decided to make their first substitution of the afternoon, with McClean coming on to take the place of Gardner.
    • 73'
      Yacob picks out Rondon on the edge of the Palace penalty area, and the big striker does well to out-muscle his marker with his back to goal before twisting and teeing up Berahino. His strike partner then takes a quick touch before shooting, but, once again, the strike is far too tame and sails strai
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      G S. Rondón Assist Chung-Yong Lee
    • 74'
      That was a lovely cross from McClean, but Townsend will be kicking himself after giving away a cheap free-kick with a clumsy foul. Can Palace pull off a comeback or is it too late in the day?
    • 74'
      GOAL! West Brom have taken the lead at this late stage! Townsend and Dawson battle for the ball down the right wing before the latter has his foot stepped on by the former, resulting in a free-kick for West Brom in a very dangerous position. It's whipped into the middle of the penalty area, where it
    • 76'
      Bolasie twists and turns on the left-hand side of the West Brom penalty area before he's finally able to find Puncheon. The midfielder is quickly closed down but does well to squirm through a sea of white and blue shirts before trying to chip a cross over towards the far post, but, off balance, he e
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      SI Y. Cabaye SO Chung-Yong Lee
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      Palace have made their second change of the game, with Cabaye coming on to replace Puncheon in the middle of the pitch.
    • 79'
      Palace are really struggling to deal with set-pieces inside their own penalty area, as West Brom's superior height and strength is causing them plenty of problems. Once again, Rondon is presented with an opportunity to score - this time from a corner - but he ends up firing his close-range effort wi
    • 80'
      Bolasie goes down on the edge of the penalty area, but nothing is given! The winger has made a positive impact after coming off the substitutes' bench, and this time he drifts inside before sprinting towards the box. He weaves past several West Brom players before trying to enter the penalty area, b
    • 81'
      So close from Phillips! A poor attempted clearance from Hennessey can only find Phillips, who immediately flies forward on a great run before playing a quick one-two with Rondon. The striker knocks the ball back to the winger and a 20-yard shot is immediately unleashed, but it fails to hit the targe
    • 83'
      There's a coming together between Evans and Zaha as the two battle for the ball deep down the right wing, and the latter really isn't happy at all with the challenge. Palace win the free-kick but McClean and Zaha quickly start pushing and shoving one another before Cabaye calms the situation. After
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      And McClean also enters the referee's book for dissent.
    • 84'
      Zaha receives a yellow card for his part in the fracas.
    • 86'
      SI J. Morrison SO Chung-Yong Lee
    • 86'
      West Brom have made a late alteration, with Berahino making way for Morrison in a defensive change for the visitors.
    • 87'
      Bolasie throws his foot up in the air as he tries to control a high ball on the edge of the West Brom penalty area. He's unable to do so fully and ends up catching Olsson in the head, resulting in the referee booking the winger for dangerous play.
    • 89'
      West Brom are bossing possession deep inside the Palace half of the pitch over on the right wing, but, unsurprisingly, they're in no hurry to work the ball into the penalty area. Instead, McClean, Rondon and Dawson are all doing their best to hold on to it as they play with the sea of Palace players
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      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    Roy Hodgson
    Slaven Bilic



    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 12 14
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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