Saturday April 7, 2012 Day 32 Finished The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 3 - 0 Blackburn Rovers

  • Olsson 8’ (o.g.)
  • Fortuné 69’
  • Ridgewell 85’

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    West Brom deepen Blackburn woe

    West Bromwich Albion defeated Blackburn Rovers 3-0 at The Hawthorns in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Blackburn Rovers
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    • 90+3' That's it! Blackburn lose for a third game in a row. West Brom 3-0 Blackburn.
    • 90+2' Odemwingie's cross drifts out for a goal kick to Blackburn.
    • 90' Shane Long has replaced Fortune for West Brom.
    • 89' The red card looked a little harsh there for Modeste. He lashed out a little, but you will see far worse.
    • 88' Modeste is sent-off after kicking out at Jones down by the touchline!
    • 87' Paul Scharner has come on for Dorrans.
    • 85' That's game, set and match. It was an excellent header from Ridgewell.
    • 84' GOAL! WEST BROM 3-0 BLACKBURN. Ridgewell gets above Hanley to head in a fine inswinging free-kick from Dorrans!
    • 83' Fortune is off the pitch receiving treatment on an injury.
    • 81' Brunt is replaced by Simon Cox in Roy Hodgson's first change.
    • 80' Blackburn have enjoyed 53% of the second-half possession but look like going away empty handed.
    • 79' Graham Dorrans twists and turns on the edge of the area but is snuffed out by the Rovers defence.
    • 78' Mauro Formica and Anthony Modeste replace Lowe and Pedersen in a double Blackburn change.
    • 77' Hoilett twists and turns on the edge of the area before curling a shot at Foster.
    • 76' Andrews heads it away and Odemwingie tries to free Mulumbu but the pass is really poor.
    • 75' Dunn is caught by Fortune and Rovers have a free-kick in a promising position.
    • 74' Blackburn are preparing a double switch.
    • 73' Ridgewell fires a shot straight at Robinson who releases early but the flag goes up for offside against Hoilett.
    • 72' Mulumbu can't quite find Fortune in the area as West Brom threaten on the counterattack. Dann made a crucial interception there.
    • 71' West Brom have gone four games without a win but have three points within their sights here.
    • 69' It's a lead West Brom barely deserve, but a win here would almost guarentee the Baggies' safety.
    • 68' GOAL! WEST BROM 2-0 BLACKBURN. Brunt dispossesses Yakubu on the right before turning the Nigerian and curling in a superb cross which Fortune fires in from close range at the far post.
    • 66' Poor play by Dann who gives the ball away to Fortune. Fortune carries it to the Rovers area but Dann atones for his mistake with a good tackle.
    • 65' Brunt fizzes a low shot into the side netting as fans behind the goal can be heard groaning again.
    • 64' Mulumbu attempts an early ball forward but it drifts out of play for under pressure West Brom.
    • 63' More fine play from Hoilett who engineers himself some space before getting a left-foot shot away which Foster holds.
    • 62' Pedersen has been down injured. He is back up now. Will Blackburn lose momentum after that stoppage?
    • 60' This is a far better game now and a Rovers equaliser looks imminent.
    • 59' Another excellent run from Hoilett who plays the ball into the box but Lowe shoots well over the bar after electing to hit his shot first time.
    • 58' More fine play from Hoilett as he finds Dunn on the edge of the area and the midfielder's shot is blocked.
    • 57' Far more questions being asked of the West Brom back four now.
    • 56' Hoilett holds off Jonas Olsson and cushions the ball back to Yakubu who curls his shot just over the bar.
    • 55' Lowe blasts the ball well over the bar, but Rovers are showing far more intent here.
    • 54' Terrific double save from Foster! Hoilett superbly backheels the ball to Yakubu, and Foster dives to save his shot. Foster then keeps out the rebound from Orr!
    • 52' Yakubu had a very quiet first-half, but almost got in on goal there.
    • 51' Poor pass back to Foster by Mulumbu. Yakubu almost got in on goal but Foster was just able to clear.
    • 50' Cynical foul by Dann on Odemwingie. The Blackburn man miscontrolled the ball before pulling Odemwingie's shirt and giving him a little kick. Yellow card.
    • 48' Robinson plucks a Brunt cross out of the air after a promising West Brom move involving Fortune.
    • 47' Lowe has come to the right for this second-half, with Pedersen on the left and Hoilett pushed into attack.
    • 46' We are back underway at The Hawthorns.
    • 45+3' That's half-time. Not the most inspiring half of football. West Brom 1-0 Blackburn.
    • 45+2' Jones plays in Odemwingie who is again caught offside. The Nigerian has seen plenty of the linesman's flag in this first-half.
    • 45' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 44' Dunn tests Foster with a low shot in the area as Blackburn finish the half stronger.
    • 43' Excellent run from Hoilett who then curls wide of Foster’s left post. Hoilett has been bright for Rovers again.
    • 42' Fortune brushes Nzonzi off the ball before finding Mulumbu with a neat lay-off but the midfield’s shot is tame and Robinson easily holds.
    • 41' STAT: Rovers have conceded more goals from crosses than any other side this season, 21.
    • 40' Excellent right-wing cross from Jones but the ball just eludes Fortune. Good play from Jones who is making his fourth start in a row.
    • 39' It's pretty sloppy out there at the moment. The home fans are getting a bit frustrated too.
    • 38' A few groans of frustration at The Hawthorns as West Brom show little willingness to have a shot on goal.
    • 37' Nzonzi clears the danger in the Blackburn area, but now Mulumbu wins a free-kick after being sandwiched by Dunn and Jason Lowe.
    • 35' That was Blackburn's best chance of the game and one Dann should have made more of.
    • 34' Scott Dann gets a free header on Bradley Orr’s right-wing cross but it is straight down the throat of Ben Foster.
    • 33' Hoilett tries to get beyond Jones but the West Brom man gets his tackle in and Rovers have a corner.
    • 32' Great run forward by Andrews who was picked out by Fortune in the area, but Blackburn clear the cross.
    • 31' Cynical foul by Mulumbu on David Hoilett. It was a blatant pull back but the midfielder somehow escapes a booking.
    • 30' Lowe's pass is cut out by Dorrans, who finds Odemwingie.
    • 28' Dunn is unhappy as a throw goes against his side.
    • 27' Nzonzi is penalised for a high foot in the West Brom area by referee Lee Probert.
    • 26' Odemwingie blasts well over the bar from outside the area. That was never troubling Robinson.
    • 25' Some lovely interplay by Dorrans and Odemwingie as West Brom continue to look slicker in possession.
    • 23' Blackburn enjoying a little more possession now as Martin Olsson crosses for Bradley Orr who heads well over the bar. The right-back may have done better there.
    • 21' A long ball up from the bal by Jonas Olsson to Odemwingie but the flag goes up for offside against the Nigerian.
    • 20' Twenty minutes gone and WBA have been utterly dominant.
    • 19' Ridgewell cross for Fortune who heads on but the flag goes up for offside against Jones.
    • 18' McAuley dinks the ball through to Odemwingie but Paul Robinson gathers.
    • 17' Olsson is up and having to walk off the pitch to be allowed back on.
    • 15' It looks like it is Olsson's shoulder which is causing discomfort.
    • 14' Hanley hacks the ball away after a corner by Dorrans. Now Martin Olsson is down and receiving treatment.
    • 13' Odemwingie finds Liam Ridgewell with a lovely crossfield ball. The former Birmingham man then drills the ball into the area for the Nigerian but the referee spots a handball and Rovers get the free-kick.
    • 11' Nzonzi lines up a shot which is blocked by Jones. Corner Blackburn.
    • 10' Foul by Keith Andrews on Steven Nzonzi in the centre of the park.
    • 9' Brunt just overhits his pass to Jones and Blackburn get the throw.
    • 8' It is likely to go down as an own goal for Martin Olsson. It's a deserved early lead for West Brom.
    • 7' GOAL! WEST BROM 1-0 BLACKBURN. Chris Brunt swings in a corner which McAuley gets his head to and Martin Olsson can only shank it into his own net!
    • 6' Lovely backheel by Peter Odemwingie to Billy Jones who forces another corner.
    • 5' Martin Olsson blasts a shot well off target at the other end.
    • 4' Gareth McAuley's shot is charged down by the Blackburn defence, before the Baggies win another corner. They are dominating the early stages here.
    • 3' Jonas Olsson's header drifts just wide and Blackburn have a goal kick.
    • 2' Marc-Antoine Fortune wins an early corner off Grant Hanley.
    • 1' We are off and underway at The Hawthorns as Blackburn kick us off!
    • 14:55 If you want to discuss the game on Twitter, I'll try and be as active as I can. @SCoggin_journo
    • 14:50 There have been three red cards in the last two Premier League meetings between West Brom and Blackburn at the Hawthorns, one in each game for Rovers.
    • 14:45 Steve Kean: "I'm very confident. We are not edgy, we feel as though we are in control and have enough quality. We are training at a very high level and it is a positive atmosphere, it is not a negative one at all."
    • 14:40 Roy Hodgson: "I've been very impressed with Steve Kean because it is not easy when everything seems to be going against you and you are facing demonstrations. It is not easy each game when you are hearing your name being shouted in a derogatory way. It is not easy to put all that aside and keep your concentration and focus where it needs to be."
    • 14:35 West Brom make three changes from the side which lost 2-0 at Everton last weekend, with Youssouf Mulumbu, Graham Dorrans and Marc-Antoine Fortune coming in for Paul Scharner, Somen Tchoyi and Shane Long. Blackburn make one change from Monday’s 2-0 defeat at Manchester United as David Dunn starts in place of Marcus Olsson.
    • 14:30 WEST BROMWICH ALBION: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Dorrans, Andrews, Mulumbu, Brunt, Odemwingie, Fortune. Subs: Daniels, Long, Cox, Scharner, Dawson, Tchoyi, Shorey. /// BLACKBURN ROVERS: Robinson, Orr, Dann, Hanley, Martin Olsson, Lowe, Nzonzi, Dunn, Pedersen, Hoilett, Yakubu. Subs: Kean, Givet, Modeste, Formica, Petrovic, Marcus Olsson, Goodwillie.
    • 14:25 Blackburn are only in the relegation zone on goal difference. A point today could lift them out of it. They were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United on Monday but Steve Kean was satisfied with the display.
    • 14:20 West Brom were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Everton at Goodison Park last weekend. Roy Hodgson’s side produced a tepid first-half display. An improvement after the break was not enough to garner a point as Victor Anichebe added to Leon Osman’s first-half strike.
    • 14:15 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Blackburn Rovers’ trip to The Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion.
  • Summary

    • 88' Modeste is sent-off after kicking out at Jones down by the touchline!
    • 84' GOAL! WEST BROM 3-0 BLACKBURN. Ridgewell gets above Hanley to head in a fine inswinging free-kick from Dorrans!
    • 77' Hoilett twists and turns on the edge of the area before curling a shot at Foster.
    • 72' Mulumbu can't quite find Fortune in the area as West Brom threaten on the counterattack. Dann made a crucial interception there.
    • 68' GOAL! WEST BROM 2-0 BLACKBURN. Brunt dispossesses Yakubu on the right before turning the Nigerian and curling in a superb cross which Fortune fires in from close range at the far post.
    • 63' More fine play from Hoilett who engineers himself some space before getting a left-foot shot away which Foster holds.
    • 59' Another excellent run from Hoilett who plays the ball into the box but Lowe shoots well over the bar after electing to hit his shot first time.
    • 56' Hoilett holds off Jonas Olsson and cushions the ball back to Yakubu who curls his shot just over the bar.
    • 54' Terrific double save from Foster! Hoilett superbly backheels the ball to Yakubu, and Foster dives to save his shot. Foster then keeps out the rebound from Orr!
    • 51' Poor pass back to Foster by Mulumbu. Yakubu almost got in on goal but Foster was just able to clear.
    • 44' Dunn tests Foster with a low shot in the area as Blackburn finish the half stronger.
    • 43' Excellent run from Hoilett who then curls wide of Foster’s left post. Hoilett has been bright for Rovers again.
    • 42' Fortune brushes Nzonzi off the ball before finding Mulumbu with a neat lay-off but the midfield’s shot is tame and Robinson easily holds.
    • 34' Scott Dann gets a free header on Bradley Orr’s right-wing cross but it is straight down the throat of Ben Foster.
    • 7' GOAL! WEST BROM 1-0 BLACKBURN. Chris Brunt swings in a corner which McAuley gets his head to and Martin Olsson can only shank it into his own net!
    • 14:30 WEST BROMWICH ALBION: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Dorrans, Andrews, Mulumbu, Brunt, Odemwingie, Fortune. Subs: Daniels, Long, Cox, Scharner, Dawson, Tchoyi, Shorey. /// BLACKBURN ROVERS: Robinson, Orr, Dann, Hanley, Martin Olsson, Lowe, Nzonzi, Dunn, Pedersen, Hoilett, Yakubu. Subs: Kean, Givet, Modeste, Formica, Petrovic, Marcus Olsson, Goodwillie.

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