Sunday February 20, 2011 Day 18 Finished The Hawthorns

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  1. Vela salvages point for WBA

    Vela salvages point for WBA

    West Bromwich Albion's Carlos Vela scored deep in stoppage time to grab a 1-1 Premier League draw against Wolves at The Hawthorns. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+5' There's the final whistle! How important could Vela's late, late equaliser prove? Great game.
    • 90+4' Reid slides in to halt the onrushing Elokobi down the Wolves left. Goal kick.
    • 90+3' You can feel the relief coursing around the Hawthorns - and Mick McCarthy looks absolutely sick!
    • 90+2' GOAL!! CARLOS VELA EQUALISES!! Hennessey fumbles a Morrison shot and Vela finishes adroitly from the rebound!
    • 90+2' Wolves Jody Craddock ambles on for his first game since October, replacing Matt Jarvis.
    • 90+1' FOUR MINUTES of stoppage time to be played.
    • 90' Morrison crosses from the left, Hennessey drops it and Ward hooks it to safety.
    • 88' Brunt swings in a corner from the left but there is some pushing in the box.
    • 87' The Wolves fans behind the goal on the right are indulging a spot of mocking 'boinging'. Not over yet, though.
    • 86' Brunt plays a clever ball across the box from the right but the ball does not drop for Fortune.
    • 85' Wolves: Stephen Ward on for Kevin Foley.
    • 85' Stearman heads down to the edge of the box where Scharner seizes on the loose ball but fires high over.
    • 84' West Brom: Steven Reid on for Gonzalo Jara.
    • 82' Tamas so close to an own-goal! He intercepts Doyle's low cross and puts the ball about six inches wide of his own goal.
    • 81' More frustration for West Brom as Odemwingie jumps out of a 50-50 challenge... time ebbing away for the hosts.
    • 80' Wolves win possession and immediately go into keep-ball mode, until a raking crossfield pass by O'Hara bounces over Jarvis...
    • 78' That was actually a great save by Hennessey because Vela's shot took a significant touch off Zubar.
    • 77' Vela tees himself up and hits a diagonal shot from the left corner of the box, but Hennessey is equal to it!
    • 76' Brunt hits a diagonal free-kick, but Wolves step up in unison and catch Scharner offside.
    • 75' Wolves knock it long for Ebanks-Blake, who backs into Tamas and shows off a brilliant 'Who, me?' expression when the free-kick goes against him.
    • 73' West Bromwich: Carlos Vela replaces Graham Dorrans - the exciting Arsenal man gets just under 20 minutes to make his mark.
    • 72' Odemwingie shifts the ball onto his right foot and crosses - but it's hopeless and flies straight out.
    • 71' OFF THE LINE! Brunt's corner finds the unmarked Olsson, whose header his cleared by Jarvis on the far post! That's what he's there for...
    • 71' Brunt is found on the left side of the box, his first touch is heavy and Zubar flies in with a superb tackle!
    • 70' Fortune runs at Stearman, who uses his strength and pace to shepherd the ball out for a goal kick!
    • 69' Wolves: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaces Nenad Milijas. Interesting - it would appear to be an attacking change from Mick McCarthy.
    • 68' Jarvis lays it off to Elokobi, whose cross from the left it an absolute stinker. Goal kick.
    • 67' All West Brom at the moment. How have they failed to score?
    • 66' Big penalty shout from West Brom for an alleged handball - no dice, says referee Mike Dean!
    • 65' Morrison misplaces his pass to Odemwingie, drawing groans from the home fans.
    • 64' West Brom have had their share of chances - that Fortune opening was an absolute gimme.
    • 63' WHAT A CHANCE!! Fortune and Odemwingie exchange passes in the box, but Fortune somehow fails even to try and shoot when the ball comes back to him with the goal gaping!
    • 61' West Bromwich Albion: James Morrison comes on for the ineffective Jerome Thomas.
    • 60' Odemwingie hits an awkward bobbling shot from 25 yards and Hennessey does well to catch it at the first attempt with Fortune lurking.
    • 59' The home side have bodies in the Wolves box again, but a heavy touch from Odemwingie sees the ball return to the men in gold.
    • 58' West Brom are really raising the tempo - they have been pouring forward in the last five or 10 minutes.
    • 57' SCHARNER!! The ball drops to him on the right side of the box and he hits a high shot goalwards - Hennessey appears to help it over but it's a goal kick. Bad miss from the Austrian.
    • 56' Great block Elokobi!! Hennessey palms a cross away and is stranded as Odemwingie seizes on the rebound, but Elokobi is there to make a crucial intervention!
    • 55' Fortune jinks outside his man and strikes powerfully from a tight angle! It hits Hennessey and goes out for a corner.
    • 54' Played over the top for the sprinting Fortune, but the offside flag goes up - correctly.
    • 53' Murmurings of discontent from the home fans, as Wolves starve the Baggies of possession for another long spell.
    • 51' OH, WHAT A CHANCE!! Tamas completely misjudges a high ball and heads Jarvis clean through on goal, but the Wolves man snatches his left-foot shot and sends a golden chance wide!
    • 50' Are you Barcelona in disguise? Wolves are looking to pass the Baggies to death, although they've got to knock it around in triangles for another 40 minutes.
    • 48' Zubar goes through the back of Thomas and Mike Dean has a word with the right-back.
    • 47' Wolves make a confident start to the second half, looking to consolidate their advantage.
    • 46' Wolves kick the second half off, as Frank Skinner watches on from the crowd. He looks chipper enough.
    • 45+3' That's half-time, and Roy Hodgson's West Brom debut is not going to plan.
    • 45+2' The Wolves fans chant O'Hara's name, and well they might following his moment of magic.
    • 45+1' Two minutes of stoppage time to be played.
    • 45' Doyle drives through the middle and has men either side of him... but Olsson slides in with a perfectly-timed challenge. O'Hara is furious that Doyle did not play him in.
    • 44' Poor corner, met at the near post by Milijas but the Serbian can only put the ball out for another corner.
    • 43' Dorrans sees his cross put behind for a corner, and these Chris Brunt set pieces are always dangerous.
    • 41' Roy Hodgson has seen his side undone by a cleverly worked free-kick, but should O'Hara have been closed down more effectively?
    • 40' Here come Wolves again with Jarvis, who gets to the byline but sees his cross deflected for a goal kick.
    • 39' GOAL!!! JAMIE O'HARA!!! Milijas plays the free-kick square and O'Hara lashes it into the top-left corner from 25 yards! Myhill gets a hand to it but cannot keep it out! Tremendous goal.
    • 38' Doyle gets in front of Tamas and draws a foul from the defender. This is a decent chance for Wolves.
    • 36' Now back with Wolves, who are playing it around patiently - Jarvis their best outlet on the left.
    • 35' West Brom have only had one clean sheet all season, but their keeper Boaz Myhill has not had a save to make yet.
    • 34' Odemwingie blasts a hopeful long-range effort but drags it well wide. West Brom really starting to seize the initiative.
    • 33' DORRANS!! Bends a shot towards goal, and Fortune tries to divert it past Hennessey but he is flagged offside!
    • 31' Brunt finds Fortune with a pinpoint pass, and Fortune drives a low shot goalwards that Stearman blocks. The ball comes back in from Shorey to Scharner whose header drifts just wide.
    • 30' Deep again from Brunt, and Scharner meets it with a header that goes a couple of feet wide.
    • 29' Shorey knocks the ball out off Zubar and West Brom have another corner - Brunt to take.
    • 27' Kevin Doyle cops an accidental knee in the ribcage from Olsson and Henry puts the ball out so the striker can get treatment.
    • 26' Jarvis goes up against Jara again, but this time the Chilean does rather better.
    • 25' Brunt delivers an outswinging cross from the left and Odemwingie meets it with a glancing header well wide. A decent chance spurned, that.
    • 24' Jarvis is surrounded but somehow gets his cross in for the left. It seems to catch Milijas by surprise and the Serbian cannot meet the ball.
    • 23' O'Hara is pulling the strings in midfield for Wolves - he looks a great loan signing from Spurs.
    • 21' Deep corner by Brunt, headed goalwards by Olsson and Hennessey scoops the ball up with his left arm!
    • 20' Thomas finds Odemwingie on the right, and the Nigerians cross goes out for a corner off Elokobi.
    • 19' Patient build-up from the visitors, who are knocking the ball around confidently... eventually Henry puts it out for a West Brom throw.
    • 17' That's a bad tackle by Thomas on Zubar - should be a yellow card, but isn't. Mike Dean a little card-shy there.
    • 16' Zubar gets past Shorey but takes an age over his cross and the Shorey recovers to block the full-back's delivery.
    • 15' Wolves have been the better side in the opening quarter of an hour, but neither keeper has been tested.
    • 14' This time Scharner helps Jara out and dispossesses Jarvis.
    • 13' Jarvis beats Jara again and clips in a cross towards O'Hara who heads over!
    • 11' Brunt finds Odemwingie down the right who pings a good-looking cross into the box, but Fortune is at least six yards behind the ball.
    • 10' Fortune tries some silky skills to get past Stearman but loses his balance and the ball trickles rather embarrassingly out.
    • 9' Jarvis beats Jara and crosses left footed... headed clear to Karl Henry who blazes his shot high over the bar!
    • 8' Odemwingie chases a bouncing ball through the middle, and Hennessey races out to boot it to safety!
    • 7' Stearman controls a Brunt through ball without letting it hit the ground, but he wrecks his silky skills by booting it out for a throw.
    • 6' Hodgson has not shaken up his personnel, sticking with tried and tested players. Of course, he has no chance to make additions in the transfer market - but Hodgson's forte is getting the best out of his resources.
    • 5' Offside against Fortune down the right channel for West Brom.
    • 4' Shorey crosses diagonally from the left and Hennessey spills it... Odemwingie hooks the ball towards goal but puts the ball out for a goal kick.
    • 2' Cracking noise inside The Hawthorns. West Brom starting to get a foothold.
    • 1' Jamie O'Hara nearly wriggles his way into shooting position, then Elokobi squeezes a cross in front of goal - great start from the visitors!
    • 1' We're under way! West Brom are playing from right to left in their white and navy stripes - Wolves in gold and black.
    • 11:55 Hodgson is about to be introduced to the fans... Read his pre-match quotes.
    • 11:50 Mick McCarthy reckons the departure of Roberto Di Matteo could have an adverse effect on the Baggies. Full story
    • 11:45 Hodgson's last defeat at Anfield as Liverpool manager was against Wolves - 1-0 on December 29. He has never won in three career Premier League matches against them, failing to score in both home matches against them.
    • 11:40 Hodgson has won only one of his previous three debut matches in charge of a Premier League club - Blackburn's 1-0 home win against Derby County in August 1997. Since then he lost his first match at Fulham and drew his opener with Liverpool.
    • 11:35 Wolves have not won in their last seven league visits to the Hawthorns, failing to score on five occasions. Their only victory in the last 12 was 4-2 in the second tier in September 1996.
    • 11:30 West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers have met 142 times in the league. West Brom have won 52, Wolves 51 and there have been 39 draws.
    • 11:25 Roy Hodgson takes charge of the Baggies for the first time today - he sat in the stands for their last match in which they threw away a three-goal lead against West Ham. He will be expecting greater focus from his players today.
    • 11:20 Welcome to LIVE coverage of a very significant Black Country derby from The Hawthorns. Both sides are deep in a relegation battle and the three points are more important than the local bragging rights today.
    • 11:15 WEST BROM: Myhill, Jara, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey, Thomas, Dorrans, Scharner, Brunt, Odemwingie, Fortune... Subs: Kiely, Tchoyi, Pablo, Morrison, Reid, Vela, Cox... WOLVERHAMPTON: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Berra, Elokobi, Foley, Henry, O'Hara, Milijas, Jarvis, Doyle... Subs: Hahnemann, Craddock, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Ward, David Jones, Hammill... Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
  • Summary

    • 90+2' GOAL!! CARLOS VELA EQUALISES!! Hennessey fumbles a Morrison shot and Vela finishes adroitly from the rebound!
    • 77' Vela tees himself up and hits a diagonal shot from the left corner of the box, but Hennessey is equal to it!
    • 71' OFF THE LINE! Brunt's corner finds the unmarked Olsson, whose header his cleared by Jarvis on the far post! That's what he's there for...
    • 63' WHAT A CHANCE!! Fortune and Odemwingie exchange passes in the box, but Fortune somehow fails even to try and shoot when the ball comes back to him with the goal gaping!
    • 57' SCHARNER!! The ball drops to him on the right side of the box and he hits a high shot goalwards - Hennessey appears to help it over but it's a goal kick. Bad miss from the Austrian.
    • 56' Great block Elokobi!! Hennessey palms a cross away and is stranded as Odemwingie seizes on the rebound, but Elokobi is there to make a crucial intervention!
    • 55' Fortune jinks outside his man and strikes powerfully from a tight angle! It hits Hennessey and goes out for a corner.
    • 51' OH, WHAT A CHANCE!! Tamas completely misjudges a high ball and heads Jarvis clean through on goal, but the Wolves man snatches his left-foot shot and sends a golden chance wide!
    • 39' GOAL!!! JAMIE O'HARA!!! Milijas plays the free-kick square and O'Hara lashes it into the top-left corner from 25 yards! Myhill gets a hand to it but cannot keep it out! Tremendous goal.
    • 33' DORRANS!! Bends a shot towards goal, and Fortune tries to divert it past Hennessey but he is flagged offside!
    • 31' Brunt finds Fortune with a pinpoint pass, and Fortune drives a low shot goalwards that Stearman blocks. The ball comes back in from Shorey to Scharner whose header drifts just wide.
    • 21' Deep corner by Brunt, headed goalwards by Olsson and Hennessey scoops the ball up with his left arm!
    • 13' Jarvis beats Jara again and clips in a cross towards O'Hara who heads over!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Myhill
      • G. Jara Substitution Out (84′)
      • G. Tamas
      • J. Olsson
      • N. Shorey
      • G. Dorrans Substitution Out (73′)
      • P. Scharner
      • C. Brunt
      • J. Thomas Substitution Out (61′)
      • P. Odemwingie
      • M. Fortuné

      Subs

      • D. Kiely
      • S. Reid Substitution In84′
      • J. Morrison Substitution In61′
      • S. Tchoyi
      • S. Cox
      • Pablo
      • C. Vela Substitution In73′ Goal
    • Starting line-up

      • W. Hennessey
      • R. Zubar
      • R. Stearman
      • C. Berra
      • G. Elokobi
      • K. Henry
      • N. Milijaš Substitution Out (69′)
      • K. Foley Substitution Out (85′)
      • J. O'Hara Goal
      • M. Jarvis Substitution Out (90′)
      • K. Doyle

      Subs

      • J. Craddock Substitution In90′
      • M. Hahnemann
      • D. Jones
      • S. Ebanks-Blake Substitution In69′
      • S. Fletcher
      • A. Hammill
      • S. Ward Substitution In85′
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