Saturday August 21, 2010 Day 2 Finished The Hawthorns

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  1. West Brom sink Sunderland

    West Brom sink Sunderland

    West Bromwich Albion got their Premier League season up and running with a 1-0 win against Sunderland at The Hawthorns. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Sunderland
    • 90+4' PEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!! That's it! West Brom have done it! After their opening day thumping at Chelsea they needed a result and Peter Odemwingie's goal on his debut has provided it. Tough on Sunderland as they threatned too but you have to take your chances and West Brom did just that.
    • 90+3' Sunderland throw...Richardson...Zenden...Onuoha....Bramble fouls Morrison and that could be it.
    • 90+2' West Brom are panicking...can Sunderland salvage something?
    • 90+1' West Brom have a throw down by their own corner flag on the right...Barnes gets clear but loses it...forward to Bent...it goes wide then foward for Campbell but it beats him to the goal-line.
    • 90' Four minutes of additional time...
    • 89' Brunt's effort deserved to win any game but they only lead by Odemwingie's goal. Sunderland have a corner...cleared...
    • 88' CAUTION: STEVEN REID (WEST BROM)
    • 87' Sunderland are throwing everyone forward...WHAT A SHOT!! Chris Brunt sees Odemwingie go offside so goes for goal and spanks the bar from 30 yards out. What an effort!!
    • 86' West Brom bring on the extra defender and then force a corner. Brunt to take. Da Silva clears...Brunt swings it back in but it's to no-one.
    • 85' SUB: NICKY SHOREY replaces YOUSSOUF MULUMBU (WEST BROM)
    • 85' Sunderland go 4-3-3...
    • 84' SUB: MARTYN WAGHORN replaces CRISTIAN RIVEROS (SUNDERLAND)
    • 84' It's all hands to the West Brom pump now....
    • 83' CAUTION: TITUS BRAMBLE (SUNDERLAND)
    • 82' SUB: STEVEN REID replaces GRAHAM DORRANS (WEST BROM)
    • 80' GOAL FOR WEST BROM!!! WEST BROM 1 - 0 SUNDERLAND - Peter Odemwingie makes up for his first-half miss by slotting past Mignolet from 12 yards after James Morrison's delightful through ball.
    • 79' CAUTION: DA SILVA (SUNDERLAND)
    • 78' All the pressure is from Sunderland. West Brom look tired. Jara fouls Zenden on the left touchline...free-kick...Henderson to take it...but it's cleared....Da Silva fouls Odemwingie by pulling his shirt.
    • 77' Bent just can't control Campbell's pass which would have put him through but it runs away and through to Carson.
    • 76' GREAT SAVE! Richardson nails one left-footed from the angle which arrows towards the top corner before Carson sticks out a left hand.
    • 75' 15 minutes to go and Sunderland look the more likely to score but while Brunt is on the pitch for West Brom there's always hope.
    • 74' Bent nips past two but Welbeck can't play him in...then Zenden's cross is over-hit.
    • 72' Sunderland have a throw on halfway...and they force another close to the box...out left to Richardson...Henderson, Riveros, Onuoha then Campbell but the moves breaks down....only for West Brom to give it straight back...
    • 70' Brunt with the corner but Mignolet claims then clears...Barnes again...cleared by Sunderland then Jara fouls Onuoha....out right to Campbell...but Bent drifts offside....
    • 69' Da Silva fouls Odemwingie and West Brom get a free-kick on the left wing near the penalty area...Dorrans to take it...cleared...back to Dorrans...who crosses and Mignolet flaps it behind for a corner
    • 68' More pressure from West Brom and Barnes but he can't get past Bramble.
    • 65' SUB: BOLO ZENDEN replaces STEED MALBRANQUE & DANNY WELBECK replaces AHMED ELMOHANDY (SUNDERLAND)
    • 64' Barnes, again, crosses from the left to the far post. Brunt rises and heads back towards goal where Mignolet makes the save. Good stuff.
    • 62' Barnes is still limping - not what he needs with his injury history - but he carries on. West Brom feed him, he crosses but it's cleared. When he gets the ball Barnes is dangerous.
    • 60' Odemwingie finds a great position on the left edge of the box but he lazily runs offside...Sunderland's long ball forward forces Carson to head clear under pressure from Bent. This is more like it!!
    • 59' Barnes raids down the left, cuts inside and then goes down in a heap under a challenge from Riveros. Barnes is up but he's limping.
    • 57' Defensive indecision from West Brom and Olsson concedes the throw on the right. Jara clears...Sunderland's throw...Onuoha to launch it...instead he goes short and the cross is cleared...Riveros crosses...cleared...
    • 55' Barnes gets down the left and crosses which Mignolet does well to gather....he clears and Tamas fouls Bent on the edge of the box...Richardson places it...but his effort doesn't dip enough and it goes over.
    • 54' This is much better from both sides. Clearly the managers have had a word and want the three points. But who will get them?
    • 53' West Brom get a free-kick just outside the box. Dorrans is over it...and the ball is over the bar.
    • 51' Giles Barnes has his first run with the ball on the left. His cross is headed away by Bramble...Dorrans crosses for Morrison but Bramble concedes the corner...which is cleared.
    • 50' Mulumbu tries to break free of Malbranque but the Sunderland man brings him down and gets a boot in the face for good measure...
    • 49' West Brom move up the right and Dorrans wins throw - he's been far too quiet. Mulumbu wins a throw on the right...it's cleared.
    • 48' Sunderland look bang up for this game now. Bent is fouled by Olsson on the right wing - the defender is already on a caution. Henderson to take...he fires it in with pace...Bent gets in front of Jara but heads it well wide. Better from the Black Cats.
    • 46' Sunderland win a corner straight away on the left...it's missed by everyone...Campbell retrieves it and swings over the cross...Elmohandy fouls Cech and West Brom get the free-kick.
    • 46' Back underway at The Hawthorns...
    • 16.01 SUB: GILES BARNES replaces JEROME THOMAS (West Brom)
    • 45+2' The referee blows his whistle to signal half-time. Odemwingie's first half opening is still the best of the game and West Brom made be made to pay for his miss.
    • 45+1' It's an untidy finish to the half with Sunderland more than holding their own. West Brom continue their passing game but cannot penetrate the Black Cats' rearguard.
    • 45' Playing additional time...
    • 43' Mignolet in the SUnderland goal has been a virtual spectator this half....Campbell wins the foul from Mulumbu 35 yards out....taken short...Elmohandy crosses but it's too deep for anyone...West Brom clear...
    • 42' Jara tires to get down the right but Richardson stands firm.
    • 41' Odemwingie again tries to run the legs off Da Silva - it's a brilliant battle to watch - and again the defender wins out.
    • 40' Morrison fouls Riveros...Bramble launches the free-kick forward...Bent wins it in the air but it goes out for a goal-kick.
    • 38' Not long to the break and West Brom now look hurried on the ball. Carson has it....Di Matteo urges his team forward...Odemwingie tries to turn Da Silva but the big defender does really well...Malbranque brings it away.
    • 36' Sunderland have upped the tempo, no question. The West Brom duo of Brunt and Morrison are now more tightly marked and their influence has dwindled as a result. West Brom have a throw in the left corner...Cech is offside.
    • 36' CAUTION: Jonas Olsson (West Brom)
    • 35' Thomas is back on. But now Riveros goes down under a challenge from Olsson.
    • 34' Jerome Thomas limps off to receive treatment to his right ankle.
    • 32' WHAT A SHOT!! Cech burst down the left and crossed. The ball took a deflection off the head of a defender and Brunt shaped a tremendous overhead kick that only just flashed over the bar from 10 yards. Wonderful technique.
    • 30' After a very bright start West Brom have been forced back. Make no mistake Sunderland are well in this match and Odemwingie's miss could be costly.
    • 29' Brunt surges through the inside left position and Thomas just has to give him the ball but his pass is weak and the move is wasted.
    • 28' Thomas tries to take on Onuoha for the first time but the defender comes out on top. His clearance is poor and Cech fires goalwards but it's well wide.
    • 25' Richardson and Malbranque force a throw on the left...but West Brom clear. Sunderland are putting on the pressure now...Bent, Malbranque, Henderson then Richardson swings over the cross which Cech puts out for a corner....which Brunt heads away.
    • 22' Brunt and Morrison are the key for West Brom. They look very good on the ball and combine well. Odemwingie forces a corner on the right....Brunt, who else?, to take it...Sunderland clear...and break. Elmohandy gets clear on the right and picks out Riveros 18 yards out but his shot is blocked.
    • 20' Great chance for West Brom. James Morrison jinks down the right wing past two challenges. He whips over a fantastic cross which Brunt flicks off the top of Odemwingie's head! If only Brunt had a call!!
    • 18' Cech fouls Bent on the edge of the box...Richardson stands over it but Bent strikes it...straight into the wall. Throw to Sunderland on the right...Campbell forces his way into the box but Cech defends well.
    • 17' CAUTION: Chris Brunt (West Brom)
    • 16' Onuoha's long throw fails to find Bent and West Brom come forward...Brunt and Morrison combine. Brunt forces a throw. Henderson intercepts and Brunt fouls him.
    • 15' That was better from Sunderland. West Brom are good in possession but the Black Cats look more dangerous in the final third. Although Odemwingie has started very brightly.
    • 14' Free-kick for Sunderland after Campbell is fouled 20 yards out but Richardson drills it over the bar. No drama.
    • 12' Frasier Campbell nearly profits from indecision at the back by West Brom but Carson sticks his boot through the clearance...Campbell is then fouled just inside the Sunderland half...free-kick...but West Brom get it back...but Mulumbu is robbed in midfield...fortunately for him Henderson's flick to release Malbranque finds him in an offside position.
    • 10' Malbranque glides through midfield and releases Bent. The flag is up for offside but replays show he may have been level. Lucky escape for West Brom.
    • 9' A good start from the Baggies....and diagonal ball for Odemwingie is headed down into the path of Morrison 20 yards out but he pulls the shot wide. More good play from West Brom. Sunderland haven't really got going.
    • 8' Elmohandy wins a header after a long ball from Richardson but it goes behind Bent and safely through to Carson in goal.
    • 6' More head tennis in midfield until Marek Cech gets his foot on the ball...Brunt release Odemwingie with a through ball down the middle...he's clear....but scuffs a right-footed shot horribly wide.
    • 5' The West Brom centre back pairing of Tamas and Olsson are hitting it long towards Odemwingie at every opportunity. Bramble and Da Silva are loving it.
    • 4' Chris Brunt and Morrison combine on the edge of the box but Mulumbu's cross is overhit and drifts out. West Brom on top in the early exchanges.
    • 3' Early ball forward for Thomas but Bramble clears then Darren Bent threatens to latch onto the long ball down field but Tamas defends well against the lively forward.
    • 2' The West Brom fans are in great voice. Morrison is caught offside...tight, but correct.
    • 1' And we're off and underway with West Brom kicking from left to right...early touch for James Morrison who forces a throw down the right....but Sunderland clear.
    • 14.56 Both sides are out on a lovely sunny day at The Hawthorns. After less-than-ideal results on the opening day this could be a real early season cracker.
    • 14.48 With Lee Cattermole suspended for Sunderland, manager Steve Bruce gives a first start to Cristian Riveros. Paulo Da Silva is in for the injured John Mensah in the Black Cats' only other change.
    • 14.47 West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo hands a debut to new signing Peter Odemwingie for the visit of Sunderland this afternoon. Roman Bednar is dropped to the bench to make way for the Nigeria forward, while Jonas Olsson is recalled to the Baggies' starting line-up in place of Pablo Ibanez.
    • 14.42 Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
    • 14.41 WEST BROM: Carson, Jara, Tamas, Olsson, Cech, Morrison, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt, Odemwingie, Thomas Subs: Myhill, Pablo, Barnes, Bednar, Steven Reid, Shorey, Cox /// SUNDERLAND: Mignolet, Onuoha, Da Silva, Bramble, Richardson, Malbranque, Henderson, Riveros, Elmohamady, Bent, Campbell Subs: Carson, Bardsley, Zenden, Angeleri, Welbeck, Colback, Waghorn
    • 14.40 Team news to follow...
    • 14.33 Sunderland has won their first away match in each of the last two Premier League seasons – 2-1 at Tottenham (2008) and 1-0 at Bolton Wanderers (2009).
    • 14.32 West Brom's Chris Brunt is set to make his 250th English league appearance. He scored eight Premier League goals during the club’s last season in the division – more than Didier Drogba, Carlos Tevez and Louis Saha.
    • 14.29 This is a meeting between two clubs who have been promoted to the Premier League the most – each club have been promoted to the division on four separate occasions.
    • 14.26 A very warm welcome to live commentary of West Bromwich Albion versus Sunderland. After West Brom's thrashing at the hands of Chelsea and Sunderland's disappointing home draw with Birmingham both will want three points today.
  • Summary

    • 87' Sunderland are throwing everyone forward...WHAT A SHOT!! Chris Brunt sees Odemwingie go offside so goes for goal and spanks the bar from 30 yards out. What an effort!!
    • 80' GOAL FOR WEST BROM!!! WEST BROM 1 - 0 SUNDERLAND - Peter Odemwingie makes up for his first-half miss by slotting past Mignolet from 12 yards after James Morrison's delightful through ball.
    • 76' GREAT SAVE! Richardson nails one left-footed from the angle which arrows towards the top corner before Carson sticks out a left hand.
    • 64' Barnes, again, crosses from the left to the far post. Brunt rises and heads back towards goal where Mignolet makes the save. Good stuff.
    • 48' Sunderland look bang up for this game now. Bent is fouled by Olsson on the right wing - the defender is already on a caution. Henderson to take...he fires it in with pace...Bent gets in front of Jara but heads it well wide. Better from the Black Cats.
    • 32' WHAT A SHOT!! Cech burst down the left and crossed. The ball took a deflection off the head of a defender and Brunt shaped a tremendous overhead kick that only just flashed over the bar from 10 yards. Wonderful technique.
    • 20' Great chance for West Brom. James Morrison jinks down the right wing past two challenges. He whips over a fantastic cross which Brunt flicks off the top of Odemwingie's head! If only Brunt had a call!!
    • 6' More head tennis in midfield until Marek Cech gets his foot on the ball...Brunt release Odemwingie with a through ball down the middle...he's clear....but scuffs a right-footed shot horribly wide.
    • 14.41 WEST BROM: Carson, Jara, Tamas, Olsson, Cech, Morrison, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt, Odemwingie, Thomas Subs: Myhill, Pablo, Barnes, Bednar, Steven Reid, Shorey, Cox /// SUNDERLAND: Mignolet, Onuoha, Da Silva, Bramble, Richardson, Malbranque, Henderson, Riveros, Elmohamady, Bent, Campbell Subs: Carson, Bardsley, Zenden, Angeleri, Welbeck, Colback, Waghorn

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • S. Carson
      • G. Jara
      • G. Tamas
      • J. Olsson Yellow Card
      • M. Cech
      • Y. Mulumbu Substitution Out (86′)
      • J. Morrison
      • G. Dorrans Substitution Out (82′)
      • C. Brunt Yellow Card
      • J. Thomas Substitution Out (45′)
      • P. Odemwingie Goal

      Subs

      • N. Shorey Substitution In86′
      • S. Reid Substitution In82′ Yellow Card
      • B. Myhill
      • G. Barnes Substitution In45′
      • S. Cox
      • Pablo
      • R. Bednár
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Mignolet
      • N. Onuoha
      • T. Bramble Yellow Card
      • P. da Silva Yellow Card
      • K. Richardson
      • C. Riveros Substitution Out (85′)
      • J. Henderson
      • A. Al-Muhamadi Substitution Out (67′)
      • S. Malbranque Substitution Out (66′)
      • D. Bent
      • F. Campbell

      Subs

      • P. Bardsley
      • T. Carson
      • M. Angeleri
      • M. Waghorn Substitution In85′
      • D. Welbeck Substitution In67′
      • J. Colback
      • B. Zenden Substitution In66′
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