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Saturday January 17, 2009 Day 22 Finished The Hawthorns

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West Bromwich Albion

  • Brunt 3’
  • Fortuné 52’
  • Koren 66’

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  1. Baggies off the bottom

    Baggies off the bottom

    West Brom thrashed ten-man Middlesbrough 3-0 to move off the bottom of the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Middlesbrough
    • 90' It's all over - West Ham thrash fellow strugglers Middlesbrough to move off the bottom of the table. With Blackburn winning, Spurs now hold that dubious honour.
    • 90' Moore shoots wildly wide from the edge of the box after a nice run.
    • 90' Boro are out on their feet here. What a result this is for West Brom.
    • 88' Actually the replay shows that Shawky cleared the effort off the line.
    • 87' Turnbull makes a great save as the ball's headed goalwards from the corner.
    • 86' Boro head out for another West Brom corner, this time on the right.
    • 85' Boro win a corner on th left.
    • 80' Alves shoots - and given how his afternoon's gone so far, it's no surprise to see the ball fly wide.
    • 79' The game's petering out now. Boro win a free-kick 30 yards out on the left.
    • 74' West Brom make another change. Simpson is replaced by Luke Moore in attack. Now there's a Moore and a Pele on the pitch for West Brom.
    • 71' Boro make another change too. McMahon's torrid afternoon comes to an end - he's replaced by Bates at the back.
    • 69' This is going to be a crucial result for West Brom. And Tony Mowbray brings off Fortune, who's had a dream debut. Beattie replaces him in attack.
    • 66' GOAL! It's 3-0 to West Brom! A long Brunt ball forward puts Koren in the clear, and the Slovenian chips over Turnbull to send Baggies fans into mayhem!
    • 61' Looking at the replay, it looks like a poor decision from the ref - and why on earth did he push Digard? Huth was booked for protesting the decision.
    • 59' Boro are down to ten men! Didier Digard is sent-off for a two-footed lunge on Valero. Did Digard deserve the straight red-card? He did jump into the tackle, but there was minimal contact. And Mark Halsey physically pushes the Boro player towards the tunnel! What's going on?
    • 55' Alves wastes another chance! He heads a Downing cross a yard wide. He really should have scored AGAIN there.
    • 53' Boro have to get back in this, so make an attacking change. Mido comes on for O'Neil.
    • 52' A strike of Fortune for West Brom (sorry...)
    • 52' GOAL! West Brom make it 2-0! Fortune scores on his debut - and it's a complete fluke! The striker teed up Robert Koren inside the area after the pair played a skilful one-two. Koren's shot then hit Fortune's arse and deflected past the stranded Turnbull in the Boro goal!
    • 49' McMahon makes a vital interception as West Brom attack again.
    • 47' So close for West Brom! Fortune does well to collect a long ball wide on the left and feed his strike partner Simpson, who turns past his marker and curls a shot for the top-left corner from inside the Boro box. But the ball just goes wide. Great breakaway from the hosts.
    • 46' Boro had 65% of the ball in the first half but failed to make it count. That will obviously have to change in the second half if they're to get anything out of this match.
    • 46' Boro kick-off.
    • - The teams are back out at the Hawthorns. If West Brom hold on for the win, it'll be the first time in 86 years that they've completed over a league double over Middlesbrough.
    • 45' But the third corner eventually ends up in Carson's grateful hands. And that's the last action of the half. West Brom could have added to their lead, but Boro have had decent chances to level too and have dominated possession.
    • 45' And again... good pressure from Boro.
    • 45' West Brom clear for another corner.
    • 45' Boro win a corner on the left.
    • 44' Good defending from Huth, as he blocks long-range efforts from Fortune and Greening in quick succession.
    • 41' Tuncay blasts a shot over the bar from a tight angle on the right of the six-yard box.
    • 39' Now Barnett is injured. He's brought off for Pele. Not the Pele obviously. This is the rubbish West Brom centre-back Pele. Barnett really should have been sent-off in the first few minutes for that foul on Alves.
    • 38' Another good chance for Alves, who latches on to a long ball, turns past Barnett with ease, then powers a shot on goal - but Carson parries.
    • 37' West Ham immediately test the new-look Boro backline. Fortune shows a turn of pace to break down the right. He shoots from a tight angle towards the near post, but Turnbull parries.
    • 35' Boro make an early defensive change. Huth replaces Riggott in the centre of defence. Riggott had received a knock to the head and couldn't carry on.
    • 33' Brunt fouls Shawky 40 yards out. It's a chance to put the ball into the box for Boro, but they waste it.
    • 29' West Brom win a corner on the left. It's delivered dangerously into the six-yard box but Boro boot it clear.
    • 28' West Brom waste another good chance. Valero puts in a chipped cross from the right, Brunt rises highest to head it on - but the ball falls two yards wide of Turnbull's right-hand post.
    • 26' Boro clear from the corner.
    • 25' Simpson should have made it two-nil to West Brom! The on-loan striker was clean through on goal after breaking the Boro offside trap, but Turnbull just got a hand to the ball as Simpson tried to round him, and Wheater quickly puts it out for a WBA corner.
    • 22' Great chance for Alves! The big striker latches on to a knock down in the box but diverts the ball well wide when it looked easier to score.
    • 20' The visitors are still controlling possession. Taylor tries to cross to the back post but Carson gets to it first.
    • 18' Boro are having all of the ball. Tuncay wriggles his way into the box with some great close control, but West Brom get a foot in and clear.
    • 16' Downing's popping up everywhere. He crosses from the right now, but it's too close to Carson, who collects.
    • 12' Replays show Brunt was clearly offside when the ball was played forward before the goal. And it looks like Barnett should have seen red for that tackle on Alves, too. Boro have every right to feel aggrieved on two fronts.
    • 9' Amidst all that early excitement I didn't get a chance to give the Boro team news. The main thing is that Downing is made captain for the day despite, or perhaps because of, that recent transfer request. He's playing in a free role behind Alves again.
    • 8' Now Boro win a free-kick 45 yards out. Downing crosses it deep into the WBA area, but Carson collects.
    • 6' Alves falls to the floor as he clashes with Barnett when he would have been in on goal. Boro want a free-kick, but ref Mark Halsey waves the appeals away. That would've been a straight red for the defender if it had been given.
    • 5' Boro almost equalise! Alves hits the bar with a header from point-blank range moments after Scott Carson scooped a dipping Downing cross from the right off his line.
    • 3' GOAL! Chris Brunt gives West Brom the lead! The winger latches on to a poor header from Tony McMahon on the edge of the box on the left. He shoots low, and the ball deflects off McMahon and bobbles past Turnbull.
    • 1' We're under way at the Hawthorns.
    • - West Brom team news: Loan signing Fortune starts up front alongside their other loan star Jay Simpson.
    • - After wins against Man City and West Ham, West Brom are looking to win their third straight home game in the top flight - something they haven't down for 26 years apparently.
    • - Hello and welcome to West Brom's six-pointer against Middlesbrough in the Premier League, LIVE from 15:00 UK time!
  • Team Stats

    West Bromwich Albion Stats Middlesbrough
    39% Possession 60%
    14 Shots 10
    6 Shots on target 1
    1 Saves 3
    5 Corners 3
    4 Fouls 14
    1 Offsides 5
    0 Yellow cards 2
    0 Red cards 1
    22 Tackles 17
    221 Accurate passes 399
    56 Bad passes 80
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • West Bromwich Albion
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      19 Scott Carson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0
      2 Carl Hoefkens 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 1 5
      30 Ryan Donk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 1
      5 Leon Barnett 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0
      3 Paul Robinson 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 29 15 4
      7 Robert Koren 1 3 1 2 0 0 1 24 3 4
      11 Chris Brunt 0 2 0 4 0 0 1 29 16 2
      8 Jonathan Greening 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 39 8 5
      28 Borja Valero 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 15 4 1
      29 Jay Simpson 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 1 0
      32 Marc-Antoine Fortuné 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 9 2 0
      16 Luke Moore 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
      14 Do-Heon Kim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Craig Beattie 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 0
      20 Filipe Teixeira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      4 Marek Cech 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      18 Pedro Miguel Pele 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
      1 Dean Kiely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Middlesbrough
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      21 Ross Turnbull 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0
      29 Anthony McMahon 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 32 3 4
      31 David Wheater 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 7 2
      5 Chris Riggott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 2
      3 Andrew Taylor 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 52 28 1
      4 Gary O'Neil 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 25 3 0
      19 Stewart Downing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 16 1
      8 Didier Digard 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 28 6 1
      15 Mohamed Shawky 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 45 3 3
      12 Afonso Alves 0 8 1 0 2 3 0 25 5 0
      17 Tuncay Sanli 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 21 6 0
      26 Matthew Bates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1
      22 Bradley Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      14 Robert Huth 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 26 0 2
      34 Joseph Bennett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      11 Marvin Emnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      28 Adam Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      9 Ahmed Hossam Mido 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 11 1 0
  • Summary

    • 87' Turnbull makes a great save as the ball's headed goalwards from the corner.
    • 66' GOAL! It's 3-0 to West Brom! A long Brunt ball forward puts Koren in the clear, and the Slovenian chips over Turnbull to send Baggies fans into mayhem!
    • 59' Boro are down to ten men! Didier Digard is sent-off for a two-footed lunge on Valero. Did Digard deserve the straight red-card? He did jump into the tackle, but there was minimal contact. And Mark Halsey physically pushes the Boro player towards the tunnel! What's going on?
    • 55' Alves wastes another chance! He heads a Downing cross a yard wide. He really should have scored AGAIN there.
    • 52' GOAL! West Brom make it 2-0! Fortune scores on his debut - and it's a complete fluke! The striker teed up Robert Koren inside the area after the pair played a skilful one-two. Koren's shot then hit Fortune's arse and deflected past the stranded Turnbull in the Boro goal!
    • 47' So close for West Brom! Fortune does well to collect a long ball wide on the left and feed his strike partner Simpson, who turns past his marker and curls a shot for the top-left corner from inside the Boro box. But the ball just goes wide. Great breakaway from the hosts.
    • 38' Another good chance for Alves, who latches on to a long ball, turns past Barnett with ease, then powers a shot on goal - but Carson parries.
    • 37' West Ham immediately test the new-look Boro backline. Fortune shows a turn of pace to break down the right. He shoots from a tight angle towards the near post, but Turnbull parries.
    • 28' West Brom waste another good chance. Valero puts in a chipped cross from the right, Brunt rises highest to head it on - but the ball falls two yards wide of Turnbull's right-hand post.
    • 25' Simpson should have made it two-nil to West Brom! The on-loan striker was clean through on goal after breaking the Boro offside trap, but Turnbull just got a hand to the ball as Simpson tried to round him, and Wheater quickly puts it out for a WBA corner.
    • 22' Great chance for Alves! The big striker latches on to a knock down in the box but diverts the ball well wide when it looked easier to score.
    • 5' Boro almost equalise! Alves hits the bar with a header from point-blank range moments after Scott Carson scooped a dipping Downing cross from the right off his line.
    • 3' GOAL! Chris Brunt gives West Brom the lead! The winger latches on to a poor header from Tony McMahon on the edge of the box on the left. He shoots low, and the ball deflects off McMahon and bobbles past Turnbull.
    • - Hello and welcome to West Brom's six-pointer against Middlesbrough in the Premier League, LIVE from 15:00 UK time!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • S. Carson
      • C. Hoefkens
      • L. Barnett
      • R. Donk
      • P. Robinson
      • J. Greening
      • C. Brunt Goal
      • B. Valero
      • R. Koren Goal
      • J. Simpson Substitution Out (77′)
      • M. Fortuné Goal Substitution Out (69′)

      Subs

      • D. Kiely
      • C. Beattie Substitution In69′
      • L. Moore Substitution In77′
      • M. Cech
      • F. Teixeira
      • D. Kim
      • Pelé
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Turnbull
      • T. McMahon
      • D. Wheater
      • C. Riggott Substitution Out (35′)
      • A. Taylor
      • D. Digard Red Card
      • M. Shawki
      • G. O'Neil Substitution Out (53′)
      • T. Sanli
      • S. Downing
      • A. Alves

      Subs

      • B. Jones
      • R. Huth Substitution In35′ Yellow Card
      • M. Bates Substitution In70′
      • A. Johnson
      • M. Emnes
      • Mido
      • J. Bennett
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