Saturday November 19, 2011 Day 12 Finished The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 2 - 1 Bolton Wanderers

  • Thomas 16’
  • Long 56’
  • Klasnic 21’ (pen.)

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  1. Long header sinks Bolton

    Long header sinks Bolton

    Shane Long's header proved the winner as West Brom beat Bolton 2-1 in the Premier League at The Hawthorns. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Bolton Wanderers
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    • 90' It's all over. West Brom have beaten Bolton 2-1.
    • 88' Now Dorrans has hit the deck and we are edging towards an inevitable conclusion here.
    • 86' Bolton have been alarmingly poor in this second half.
    • 84' Contrasting substitutions as well go into the final few minutes. West Brom shutting up shop, while Kakuta will be hoping to unlock the West Brom defence.
    • 82' Bolton sub: Kakuta on, Muamba off
    • 80' West Brom sub: Dorrans on, Thomas off
    • 78' Gary Cahill has been clouted by Shane Long, and the England defender is receiving treatment.
    • 75' Morrison is in the thick of it again a he fires just over the bar from the edge of the box.
    • 73' West Brom still well on top here as Morrison, sporting an impressive Movember moustache today, slips in Long. But Foster is off his line in a flash to clear.
    • 70' Gary Cahill takes the captain's armband for Bolton after Kevin Davies's departure, but his more immediate concern is to repel wave after wave of West Brom attack.
    • 68' Bolton sub: Petrov on, Eagles off
    • 68' Bolton sub: Ngog on, Kevin Davies off
    • 66' McAuley rises high in the box but heads Morrison's cross straight at Jaaskelainen.
    • 64' Big penalty shout for West Brom. Long is hauled to the ground by Wheater but the referee, whose view may have been obscured, doesn't award the spot-kick.
    • 63' Shorey cuts in from the left again and finds Thomas, but he hits a tame effort straight at Jaaskelainen. West Brom by far the stronger of the sides in this second half.
    • 61' West Brom pushing hard for the third but this move breaks down as Thomas tries to tee up a teammate rather than shoot himself and the opportunity dissolves.
    • 59' Kevin Davies gets into a good position but drills his shot wide of the near post as he was being hassled by Olsson.
    • 57' Fantastic header ends a sustained spell of Baggies pressure.
    • 55' Shane Long makes it 2-1 to West Brom! Brilliant equaliser as Shorey clips a cross in from the left and Long gets above Wheater to plant a brilliant header into the bottom corner.
    • 52' West Brom piling on the pressure now. Thomas's reverse pass finds Gera, who drills a superb low ball across the face of goal with Shane Long inches away from making contact.
    • 50' You feel Cahill keeps Bolton in games at times. Yet again the towering centre-back heads clear under tremendous pressure.
    • 48' A quiet start to the second half here. Neither side pushing a freely as in the first half at the moment.
    • 46' Bolton get the second half underway.
    • 45' And that's the last significant action of a closely fought first half. It's 1-1 at the Hawthorns.
    • 43' Thomas dwells on the ball for too long on the edge of the box and Riley comes across to make a very good tackle, not his first of the game.
    • 41' West Brom clear their lines to relieve the pressure.
    • 40' That's as close as we've come to a goal since Bolton's equaliser, and the visitors have just won successive corners.
    • 38' Mark Davies waltzes all the way into the box after a neat one-two with Klasnic. Davies pulls the trigger with his left foot, but Foster makes a good save with his feet.
    • 36' It's become a slightly scrappy affair in the last five or ten minutes. Competitive, but lacking fluency.
    • 34' Thomas, who is already on a yellow card, is penalised for a foul. He's walking a tightrope, the former Arsenal man...
    • 33' Eagles strikes it against the base of the wall.
    • 32' Kevin Davies tripped by Reid on the edge of box and Bolton have a good chance from the set-piece here...
    • 30' Mark Davies beats a couple of West Brom players before squeezing a low cross in from the right. Ball is cleared but Bolton keeping up the pressure at the moment.
    • 29' Tackles flying in here as Kevin Davies is lucky not to go into the book for an over zealous challenge.
    • 27' Thomas's rollercoaster of a match continues as he is booked for a dangerous challenge on Muamba.
    • 25' Thomas bursts forward on the left but plays his pass behind Gera, much to the home fans' disappointment.
    • 23' It's an open, competitive, game at the Hawthorns. Both sides playing with two strikers and four midfielders - and it's resulting in plenty of attacking play.
    • 22' West Brom's lead lasted barely five minutes.
    • 21' Klasnic calmly strokes the ball into the bottom left corner. 1-1.
    • 21' Muamba is barged to the ground by Thomas, the goalscorer, and Klasnic will take the kick...
    • 20' Penalty to Bolton!
    • 19' Kevin Davies tries to pick out the run of Reo-Coker, but Foster does well to come out of his box to fist it away.
    • 18' Very assured finish by Thomas to score his first goal since February.
    • 17' Beautifully taken goal by Thomas, who times his run superbly to collect Gera's neat throughball, before taking the ball around Jaaskelainen and tapping in from close range.
    • 16' GOAL! Jerome Thomas scores for West Brom!
    • 14' Great challenge by Cahill, who makes up a lot of ground to block Long's shot from 10 yards. Fantastic tackle by the England man.
    • 12' Mark Davies plays a good ball to Klasnic, who blindly plays a cross towards Kevin Davies and the ball is cleared by West Brom.
    • 10' Bolton dictating as they keep hold of the ball for a good couple of minutes. West Brom chasing the ball at the moment.
    • 9' Bolton looking far from convincing at the back as Olsson is in acres of space to head Brunt's free-kick into the danger area, but Bolton manage to hack it away.
    • 8' Lively start to this one!
    • 7' Headed off the line by Mulumbu! Cahill has a free header but Mulumbu is there on the line to chest it away.
    • 6' Bolton get that one away - respite for the visitors.
    • 5' Olsson beats Cahill to the ball at the resulting corner and Jaaskelainen tips the ball over the bar for another corner.
    • 4' West Brom force a corner after Thomas mishits his cross. Bolton opened up there.
    • 3' Early, audacious, effort by Eagles who collects a throw-in and attempts a volley from the edge of the box that flies just over the bar.
    • 2' Strong early run by Muamba allows Riley to get forward and force an early Bolton corner, which is headed clear.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 14.55 We're five minutes from kick-off at the Hawthorns. Why not drop me a comment during the game on Twitter. You can Tweet me, Michael Da Silva, here
    • 14.50 Bolton boss Owen Coyle: "We've shown in our performances against QPR, Wigan and Stoke that we're capable of turning in top class performances. What we have to do now is aim to play to our maximum on a consistent basis. I have undoubted belief in this group of players. We've got a very good team and we'll continue to show that by picking up points and moving up the league."
    • 14.45 West Brom boss Roy Hodgson: "I think we'll get better. Twenty-seven games is an awful lot of games to be played - and they are going to come without breaks now. Now we're getting to the hectic part of the season where there is game after game after game."
    • 14.40 WEST BROM: Foster, Reid, Olsson, McAuley, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Brunt, Thomas, Gera, Long. Subs: Fulop, Dorrans, Fortune, Tchoyi, Dawson, Jones, Cox. BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Riley, Wheater, Cahill, Robinson, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Muamba, M Davies, K Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Tuncay, Petrov, Knight, Pratley, Ngog, Kakuta.
    • 14.40 Just before you get all "statted out" I'll give you today's teams, which have just dropped...
    • 14.35 West Brom boss Roy Hodgson is unbeaten in his last seven Premier League matches against Bolton (4 wins). His only defeat in all nine meetings was Blackburn’s 2-1 away defeat in April 1998.
    • 14.30 And West Brom have lost both Premier League home matches against North-west clubs this season. Their last win was 1-0 against Everton on May 11.
    • 14.25 And recent history would suggest Bolton are favourites again here. The Trotters are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League matches against West Brom, drawing four of the last five. Their only defeat in all 10 league meetings was 2-1 at the Hawthorns in October 2004 when Kanu and Zoltan Gera scored for West Brom.
    • 14.20 Bolton have endured a slow start to the season but an emphatic 5-0 win against Stoke last time out restored some confidence.
    • 14.15 Hello everyone. Welcome to our live coverage of West Brom vs Bolton from the Hawthorns.
  • Summary

    • 55' Shane Long makes it 2-1 to West Brom! Brilliant equaliser as Shorey clips a cross in from the left and Long gets above Wheater to plant a brilliant header into the bottom corner.
    • 38' Mark Davies waltzes all the way into the box after a neat one-two with Klasnic. Davies pulls the trigger with his left foot, but Foster makes a good save with his feet.
    • 21' Klasnic calmly strokes the ball into the bottom left corner. 1-1.
    • 20' Penalty to Bolton!
    • 17' Beautifully taken goal by Thomas, who times his run superbly to collect Gera's neat throughball, before taking the ball around Jaaskelainen and tapping in from close range.
    • 16' GOAL! Jerome Thomas scores for West Brom!
    • 14' Great challenge by Cahill, who makes up a lot of ground to block Long's shot from 10 yards. Fantastic tackle by the England man.
    • 14.40 WEST BROM: Foster, Reid, Olsson, McAuley, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Brunt, Thomas, Gera, Long. Subs: Fulop, Dorrans, Fortune, Tchoyi, Dawson, Jones, Cox. BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Riley, Wheater, Cahill, Robinson, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Muamba, M Davies, K Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Tuncay, Petrov, Knight, Pratley, Ngog, Kakuta.

Team Line-up & Ratings

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      9 8
      Defenders
      8 7
      8.3 7
      8.9 7
      8.2 7
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out90′ 8 6
      8 6
      8.2 5
      Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out80′ 8.5 7
      Strikers
      9.6 8
      Goal 9.1 9
      Subs
      Substitution In90′ 5 5
      Substitution In80′ 5 5
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      5.2 7
      Defenders
      6.4 5
      5 6
      7.4 6
      4.8 6
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out81′ 4 6
      6.1 6
      Substitution Out69′ 6.9 5
      7.3 7
      Strikers
      Goal 7.5 7
      Substitution Out70′ 5.5 5
      Subs
      Substitution In69′ 3 5
      Substitution In70′ 5.2 5
      Substitution In81′ 4.3 5

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