Premier League

  • C. Dawson 12’
  • H. Robson-Kanu 55’
  • H. Robson-Kanu 55’
  • C. Dawson 75’
  • C. Dawson 75’
  • 15’ A. Sánchez
1 Half Time 1
18/03/2017
Premier League
The Hawthorns
Attendance 24,065

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      A rare mistake in possession from Sanchez sees the ball trickle out for a West Brom goal-kick and that should allow the Baggies to head into the break level.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 45'
      The referee ends the first half.
    • 90'
      The referee ends the match.
    • 90'
      Field collects a ball over the top and heads to the corner to take time off the clock. The game is almost won for the Baggies.
    • 45'
      Sanchez and Ramsey combine on the edge of the box, but the latter allows the ball to run to Welbeck, who does not expect the pass and West Brom are able to clear.
    • 90'
      A late chance for Arsenal to reduce the deficit is wasted as Xhaka sends his corner over the heads of everyone in the box and the follow-up cross from Iwobi is cleared.
    • 0'
      Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
    • 0'
      For the Gunners matters get worse on the pitch. They were embarrassing defending set-piece this afternoon and were duly put to the sword by Dawson. The pressure on Wenger grows, with the banners out in full force at the end of the match in the away end. They now face a serious battle to clinch a top
    • 0'
      West Brom record their second home win on the bounce over Arsenal as second-half strikes from Hal Robson-Kanu and Craig Dawson's second of the game see them past Arsene Wenger's men. The result ends a run of back-to-back defeats for the Baggies, who will be aiming to consolidate eighth place in the
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: WEST BROM 3-1 ARSENAL
    • 0'
      The players are back out for the second half, so we should be underway again shortly.
    • 0'
      Arsene Wenger will be satisfied with his side's performance, although their defending for Dawson's header will have frustrated the Frenchman. Their response was empathic to level through Sanchez almost immediately, and since then Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey have gone close to handing the visitors
    • 0'
      It's level at the break at The Hawthorns as Alexis Sanchez cancelled out Craig Dawson's opener for West Brom. Arsenal may have just shaded the first half on the balance of play, but the Baggies have been a threat on the break throughout the opening 45 minutes.
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: WEST BROM 1-1 ARSENAL
    • 0'
      The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
    • 0'
      STAT ATTACK! Arsenal have scored in all 21 of their Premier League matches against West Brom.
    • 0'
      STAT ATTACK! Tony Pulis has only won one of his last nine games as a manager against Arsenal. The victory came in this fixture last season, recording a 2-1 win at The Hawthorns.
    • 0'
      West Brom have made two changes to their team from their 3-0 defeat to Everton two weeks ago. Chris Brunt and Salomon Rondon return to the side as Claudio Yacob and Hal Robson-Kanu drop to the bench.
    • 0'
      The Gunners have made two changes from their 5-0 win over Lincoln last time out. Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal come into the side, with Olivier Giroud dropping to the bench, while Kieran Gibbs misses out entirely.
    • 0'
      Arsenal are without Mesut Ozil this afternoon due to injury. The German suffered a minor hamstring injury in training and will miss today's contest to avoid the issue from becoming serious.
    • 0'
      Arsenal subs: Mertesacker, Gabriel, Giroud, Ospina, Iwobi, Coquelin, Elneny.
    • 0'
      ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Xhaka; Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez; Welbeck.
    • 0'
      West Brom subs: Olsson, Robson-Kanu, Yacob, Wilson, Myhill, Leko, Field.
    • 0'
      WEST BROM (4-2-3-1): Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Fletcher, Livermore; Brunt, Chadli, McClean; Rondon.
    • 0'
      The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
    • 0'
      The Gunners are five points behind Liverpool in fourth place, although they have two games in hand on the Merseysiders. However, they cannot afford further slip-ups this term to maintain their impressive 20-year record of finishing in the top four.
    • 0'
      Arsenal were handed the perfect opportunity to bounce back from their 5-1 hammering at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League against Lincoln in the FA Cup. Arsene Wenger's men booked their place in the semi-finals, but now face a sterner test against the Baggies to get back to form in t
    • 0'
      After reaching the 40-point marker following an impressive comeback win over Bournemouth, West Brom have suffered back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Everton. Tony Pulis' men have had a week to reflect on their recent struggles in an attempt to get back to form against the Gunners.
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between West Brom and Arsenal at The Hawthorns.
    • 1'
      We're underway at The Hawthorns.
    • 2'
      Arsenal probe to the edge of the box where Welbeck takes possession. He tries to get the ball out of his feet to strike at goal, but a number of blue and white shirts crowd around him and clear the danger.
    • 3'
      Before kick-off there was a 'Wenger Out' banner spotted flying over the stadium, highlighting the discord between some sections of Arsenal's fanbase and their manager.
    • 5'
      CLOSE! Nyom skips through the Arsenal defence down the left flank and fires a great ball across the face of goal, but Rondon is on his heels and is not on the spot to convert the opening.
    • 6'
      SAVE! The Gunners respond as Sanchez picks out Monreal's run down the left inside channel. The Spaniard sends a low cross to the near post and only a fine stop from Foster denies Walcott on the slide.
    • 8'
      Chadli swings a cross to the back post and McClean is able to get up above Bellerin to head at goal, but his effort is tame and straight at Cech.
    • 10'
      An even contest thus far, with both teams enjoying decent spells of possession in the final third and openings to threaten the back of the net.
    • 12'
      G C. Dawson Assist N. Chadli
    • 12'
      Chadli fires the ball into the box and Dawson converts from close range.
    • 12'
      GOALLLLL!!! WEST BROM TAKE THE LEAD! The Baggies have been a threat all season from set-pieces and go ahead from a corner as Chadli swings the ball into the box and Dawson heads home from close range. It was too easy for the defender as he stole a march on Koscielny to convert.
    • 12'
      SHOT! Brunt sends McClean into the left inside channel and the winger goes for the blast towards the near post, but Cech beats his effort behind for a corner.
    • 15'
      G A. Sánchez Assist N. Chadli
    • 15'
      Chadli leaves Sanchez unmarked as he fails to track back. Xhaka spots the opening and picks out his team-mate with a fine lofted pass.
    • 15'
      GOALLLL!!! SANCHEZ EQUALISES! Arsenal level almost immediately as Sanchez is left unmarked in the box and Xhaka picks him out with a lofted pass. He takes a touch to get the ball out of his feet before hammering a right-footed into the net off the underside of the bar.
    • 17'
      All the momentum was with the Baggies after Dawson's opener, but the equaliser appears to have taken the wind out of their sails and that of the home supporters.
    • 19'
      Sanchez beats McAuley with a neat turn, only for the defender to pull him back. However, the Northern Irishman is not booked by referee Swarbrick.
    • 21'
      Brave defending from Nyom as he defends the back post well from Bellerin's presence after Ramsey sent a dangerous cross towards the Spaniard.
    • 23'
      Sanchez almost carves out space for himself in the final third and an attempted offload to Bellerin, but he gets brought to the ground by Livermore. The forward is not awarded a free-kick and is far from happy with Swarbrick.
    • 25'
      Arsenal build well in the final third, but the referee does not appreciate Welbeck's attempts to win a free-kick as he goes down under Dawson's challenge.
    • 26'
      The Baggies break the shackles of Arsenal pressure and win a corner down the right that will be delivered by McClean.
    • 27'
      McClean sends the ball into a dangerous area, but no player in a blue and white shirt can make solid contact, allowing the Gunners to clear.
    • 28'
      Rondon bodychecks Sanchez as he brings the ball away and the Chilean adds some theatrics after his falls. He does not seem happy with the ferocity of West Brom's challenges this afternoon.
    • 31'
      CHANCE! West Brom go back to front within seconds as Dawson finds Chadli, who bursts down the flank. He slides a pass for Rondon's run into the right inside channel and the forward takes on the shot, only to pull his strike just wide of the post.
    • 33'
      SAVE! Ramsey collects and turns in the final third to fire a left-footed strike at goal. His effort seems destined for the bottom corner, but Foster makes a brilliant save. Walcott collects the rebound, only for Nyom and others to crowd him out before he can shoot.
    • 34'
      CHANCE! Fletcher drifts into space in the box and collects Livermore's throughball. He hammers an effort on the half-volley at goal, but Cech makes a brilliant save to turn it past the post.
    • 35'
      CLOSE! Arsenal fails to thoroughly clear their lines from a throw-in and the loose ball is gathered by the Baggies. Dawson sends a teasing cross to the back post, but McClean and Brunt do not gamble, allowing it to trickle out for a goal-kick.
    • 36'
      Trouble for Cech as he pulls up attempting to clear the ball downfield. It looks as though he may be forced off here.
    • 38'
      SI D. Ospina SO N. Chadli
    • 38'
      Cech hobbles off the pitch and is replaced by Ospina.
    • 39'
      BLOCK! Sanchez cuts inside on his right foot 25 yards from goal and blasts a strike towards the net. His effort his blocked, but it almost spins into the path of Welbeck before Dawson clears away.
    • 41'
      WIDE! Arsenal pass the ball around the middle of the park before Xhaka attempts to break the stalemate with a strike at goal from distance, only to curl his effort well wide of the post.
    • 42'
      Sanchez has remained down on the pitch after the tackle from McClean and is requiring treatment from the physio before he continues here.
    • 42'
      McClean catches Sanchez on the ankle and goes into the book.
    • 43'
      Fortunately for Wenger, Sanchez is ok to continue playing after a spell of treatment.
    • 45'
      There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      Fletcher is on hand to make an important clearance for the Baggies at the back to steer the ball away from the advancing Walcott in the box.
    • 46'
      We're back underway at The Hawthorns.
    • 48'
      Role reversal between Dawson and Sanchez as the Arsenal man brings down the defender to give away a free-kick.
    • 50'
      Arsenal probe the edge of the box, but the Baggies throw men in at the ball to stifle any potential shooting chances as Sanchez and Walcott are both denied.
    • 51'
      CHANCE! Rondon almost caps a fine counter from the home side that he initially lead with a goal. He battles Monreal to send the ball out wide before continuing his run into the box. Brunt sends a pinpoint ball in for the striker to attack, but he sends his glancing header inches past the post.
    • 53'
      The Gunners waste a chance to send the ball into the box as Xhaka's first delivery fails to beat the first man, while he is caught offside before he can send a second ball into the box.
    • 54'
      SI H. Robson-Kanu SO N. Chadli
    • 54'
      Curious change for the Baggies as Rondon is withdrawn. He goes straight down the tunnel after being replaced by Robson-Kanu - either the forward is not happy about the change or he's injured. Could well be the latter there.
    • 54'
      SI H. Robson-Kanu SO J. Rondón
    • 55'
      G H. Robson-Kanu Assist N. Chadli
    • 55'
      GOALLL!!! ROBSON-KANU MAKES AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT! The Wales international scores almost with his first touch as he capitalises on a horrendous error from Ospina to slide the ball into the net. McClean's run in behind caused issues forcing the Arsenal keeper to slide and palm Chadli's ball away from g
    • 55'
      G H. Robson-Kanu
    • 57'
      Once again Arsenal are suspect at the back and the Baggies are in control of the contest now. Monreal was leading the complaints about the goal, but it's hard to see what he was complaining about.
    • 59'
      Mustafi floats a long ball forward and he gets too much on it to find a team-mate. However, it does cause Foster issues as it heads towards goal, but fortunately for West Brom it lands on the roof of the net.
    • 61'
      The Gunners are looking short of ideas at the moment, with a lack of inspiration emerging from the middle of the park. Changes could be needed from Wenger to spark his team into life.
    • 63'
      Arsenal probe the edge of the box, but are not gaining the success they experienced in the first half with their short-range passes.
    • 65'
      SI O. Giroud SO N. Chadli
    • 65'
      Giroud replaces Walcott for the visitors.
    • 65'
      OFF THE BAR! Arsenal win a corner down the right flank and Xhaka launches a quality ball deep to the back post. Welbeck meets it with a thumping header, only to seee his effort crash off the bar before the home side clear the danger.
    • 65'
      SI O. Giroud SO Theo Walcott
    • 67'
      CHANCES! Robson-Kanu breaks in behind the Arsenal defence and only has Ospina to beat, but the keeper makes a fine save to smother his shot. Chadli gathers the rebound and rounds the keeper, only for Mustafi to get back and clear his effort away from goal. Finally, Brunt collects on the edge of the
    • 69'
      Welbeck is clipped by Brunt on the edge of the box and the Gunners have an excellent opportunity to threaten from the resulting free-kick. Xhaka stands over the ball on the right side of the pitch.
    • 70'
      BLOCK! Xhaka takes the set-piece, but he curls his effort straight into the wall and the Baggies boot the ball away. A disappointing effort from the Arsenal midfielder.
    • 72'
      SI C. Yacob SO N. Chadli
    • 72'
      Yacob replaces Brunt as Pulis bolster the defensive areas of his midfield.
    • 72'
      SI C. Yacob SO Chris Brunt
    • 73'
      Sanchez lifts a threatening cross over the West Brom backline and it almost lands for Giroud, but it just sails over his head and into the hands of Foster.
    • 75'
      G C. Dawson Assist N. Chadli
    • 75'
      McClean's delivery is on the spot and allows Dawson to head home from clos range.
    • 75'
      GOALLLLLL!!!! DAWSON NOTCHES A BRACE! West Brom take a huge stride towards victory with Dawson scoring his second of the game with a bullet header from close range. It's poor defending from the Gunners once again, allowing the defender a free run to meet McClean's corner and hand his side a two-goal
    • 75'
      G C. Dawson
    • 77'
      Arsenal have it all to do now. They came back late against Bournemouth earlier in the season, but have looked completely void of ideas in the second half over how to break the Baggies down.
    • 78'
      SI A. Iwobi SO N. Chadli
    • 78'
      Sanchez has not been the same player in the second half and makes way for Iwobi.
    • 78'
      SI Alex Iwobi SO A. Sánchez
    • 80'
      Giroud goes to ground in the box and there are mild claims for a penalty, but the Frenchman does not lead them.
    • 83'
      Oxlade-Chamberlain sums up his side's afternoon with a pass that misses every yellow shirt in the final third and heads out for a throw-in. Head down and a shake after the fact - the body language has not been good from the Gunners in the second half.
    • 84'
      West Brom are not giving up there hunt for more goals with McClean sending a dangerous cross to the near post. Mustafi clears, but Nyom picks the ball up on the left flank and earns a free-kick from Ramsey's challenge.
    • 86'
      Xhaka makes an important clearing header at the back to steer Fletcher's cross away from Robson-Kanu. Arsenal have to be careful otherwise this could get out of hand.
    • 88'
      Ramsey tries an ambitious effort from the edge of the box, but he hammers his effort straight of Livermore's legs and the attack peters out.
    • 89'
      The banners are out in the away end against Wenger 'enough is enough' is one message.
    • 90'
      SI S. Field SO N. Chadli
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 90'
      Field replaces Chadli for the home side.
    • 90'
      SI Sam Field SO N. Chadli
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    Midfielder
    egypt
    Mohamed Elneny
    25

    MANAGERS

    england
    Sam Allardyce
    spain
    Mikel Arteta

    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 5 6
    Yellow Cards 1 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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