Saturday February 25, 2012 Day 26 Finished The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 4 - 0 Sunderland

  • Odemwingie 3’, 48’
  • Morrison 41’
  • Andrews 90’

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    • 90+3' That's it! West Brom seal a comprehensive victory at The Hawthorns. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+1' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 90' GOAL! WEST BROM 4-0 SUNDERLAND. Andrews completes the rout as he fires home after good play down the left from Morrison and a cut-back from Dorrans.
    • 89' West Brom have had 16 goal attempts today. The defeat could have been heavier for Sunderland.
    • 87' Campbell is furious that he does not win a free-kick for a challenge by Shorey on the edge of the area.
    • 86' Reid guides the ball back to Foster and West Brom are playing out time here.
    • 85' McClean tries to play a one-two with Sessegnon but the latter's return pass is poor.
    • 84' A Sunderland cross goes right across the area before West Brom clear away.
    • 82' Gardner slices an effort well off target. He has had most of Sunderland's shots today.
    • 81' Shane Long has replaced man-of-the-match Odemwingie.
    • 80' Campbell fires a Bendtner pass against the bar from close-range but the flag goes up for offside.
    • 79' McClean's cross is intercepted by Reid before Bendtner just fails to get on the end of another cross from the youngster.
    • 77' Bendtner's through ball has too much pace on it and Foster gathers.
    • 76' Nicky Shorey comes on for Fortune who has again been lively.
    • 75' Reid wins a free-kick for a foul by the frustrated looking McClean.
    • 74' Turner heads a free-kick just wide from close-range. The ball came to him quickly and he did not have time to direct his header.
    • 73' Now Dorrans is booked for a challenge on Bardsley.
    • 72' Foy books O'Shea for a cynical trip on Morrison who was breaking forward at pace.
    • 71' Sunderland have been better in this second-half but it is too little too late.
    • 70' Mulumbu is strong in a challenge against Gardner and wins the free-kick on the edge of his own area.
    • 69' Not seen much of the in-form McClean today.
    • 67' The game is so stretched with chances at either end. There is all kinds of space to run into in midfield.
    • 66' Mulumbu plays in Thomas whose shot is blocked by Mignolet and then Fortune sees his effort cleared off the line!
    • 64' The injured Thomas has been replaced by Graham Dorrans.
    • 63' Fortune cuts inside O'Shea and blasts an effort across goal but the ball ends up in the stands.
    • 62' Bardsley dispossesses Thomas who looks like he has picked up an injury. He'll try and run it off.
    • 61' At the other end a low shot from Andrews is held by Mignolet.
    • 60' Gardner lets fly with a stinging effort that Foster manages to beat away!
    • 59' The Baggies are tormenting the Black Cats, passing the ball around at their leisure.
    • 58' Larsson is replaced by Wayne Bridge in Sunderland's final change.
    • 57' West Brom have had six corners and Sunderland have had none.
    • 56' Bardsley crosses into the area but West Brom clear away and launch a counterattack.
    • 54' Lee Cattermole takes on the West Brom defence and then blazes a good opportunity over the bar.
    • 53' Campbell wants a penalty for a challenge by Mulumbu but referee Chris Foy waves play-on.
    • 52' Thomas curls an effort against the bar as West Brom threaten to run riot!
    • 51' It's West Brom who look like adding to their tally. This could be a heavy defeat for Sunderland.
    • 49' The cut-back from Fortune was intended for Morrison but instead found the Nigerian inside the area.
    • 48' GOAL! WEST BROM 3-0 SUNDERLAND. Odemwingie sweeps home a cross from Fortune to extend West Brom's lead!
    • 47' Foster holds onto a low swerving shot from Gardner!
    • 46' Fraizer Campbell and Nicklas Bendtner have replaced Colback and Richardson for Sunderland as O'Neill reacts to that poor first-half display.
    • 46' We are off and underway in the second-half.
    • 45+1' That's half-time. West Brom 2-0 Sunderland.
    • 45' There will be one minute of added time.
    • 44' Sunderland just cannot get anything going.
    • 43' West Brom have been utterly dominant here and fully deserve their lead.
    • 41' Fortune's close-range effort deflects off Richardson for a corner as West Brom threaten to add a third.
    • 40' GOAL! WEST BROM 2-0 SUNDERLAND. Thomas delivers a hanging cross from the left and Morrison rises to head the ball past Mignolet!
    • 39' O'Neill looks aggravated on the touchline. A stern word or two at half-time perhaps?
    • 38' Gardner is dispossessed on the edge of the West Brom penalty area.
    • 37' West Brom enjoy another period of possession but Sunderland manage to clear their lines.
    • 36' A long Ridgewell cross drifts out of play for a throw. West Brom remain well on top though.
    • 35' Fortune wins a corner off Turner. The striker has been impressive since being recalled to the team by Hodgson.
    • 34' STAT: Seb Larsson has fired in more direct free kicks on target than any other player (8) and scored the most goals via this route (3).
    • 33' James Morrison forces a diving save from Mignolet after unleashing a fierce left-footed effort from the edge of the area.
    • 31' Jack Colback fails to make proper contact with an inswinging Bardsley cross. That was a great chance for Sunderland to draw level!
    • 30' Bardlsley's cross into the box is headed away by Reid.
    • 28' Ridgewell intercepts a Larsson cross and Sunderland have the throw.
    • 27' Michael Turner scews a Liam Ridgwell cross out for a corner.
    • 26' West Brom have enjoyed 59% of the possession so far.
    • 25' Jonas Olsson gives the ball away but Gardner again hits a tame effort wide.
    • 24' Gardner fires well wide for Sunderland who have not threatened Foster's goal as of yet.
    • 23' Giovanni Trapattoni is here today watching the Irish players on show.
    • 22' STAT: West Brom have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Premier League games.
    • 20' West Brom passing the ball around beautifully. It's they who look like adding a second.
    • 19' McClean tries to take on Steven Reid but is dispossessed by the Irishman.
    • 18' Sessengon's pass is too long for Larsson and West Brom have the throw. Sunderland have not started well here.
    • 17' Odemwingie is all over the pitch in the early stages of this game, causing real problems.
    • 14' Sessegnon wins a free-kick for a foul by Gareth McAuley but West Brom quickly win it back.
    • 13' Sessegnon's low cross into the box is gathered by Ben Foster.
    • 12' Odemwingie and Thomas have started brightly for West Brom.
    • 11' Keith Andrews tests Simon Mignolet with a low shot from distance but the goalkeeper holds on.
    • 10' James McClean fails to control a pass and the ball goes out for a throw.
    • 9' Morrison crunches into a challenge on Craig Gardner who was unhappy with the tackle. Both players are ok.
    • 8' The Black Cats have conceded the highest percentage of headed goals in the top flight this season.
    • 7' James Morrison bursts forward after superbly controlling an Odemwingie pass but his cross is cut out.
    • 6' Stephane Sessegnon looks for Seb Larsson but his pass is intercepted.
    • 5' West Brom have started superbly here and have a corner.
    • 4' It was a clinical finish from the Nigerian, who scored a hat-trick against Wolves last time out.
    • 3' GOAL! WEST BROM 1-0 SUNDERLAND. Youssouf Mulumbu crosses into the area and Peter Odemwingie gets inbetween the defenders to head home!
    • 2' Sunderland have a throw deep in their own half.
    • 1' We are off and underway at The Hawthorns!
    • 14:56 The two teams run out onto the field of play! Conditions are ripe for a good game here.
    • 14:55 STAT: West Brom have lost five and won none of their last six Premier League games at the Hawthorns.
    • 14:50 If you want to talk about the game on Twitter, it's @SCoggin_journo
    • 14:45 Hodgson is wary of a Sunderland side who knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup last weekend: "I saw them on TV at the weekend and they looked very strong against Arsenal. They are very enthusiastic and showed a lot of pace and strength. It will be a difficult game."
    • 14:40 O’Neill is delighted to see Fraizer Campbell called up to the England squad: "It's fantastic. Whether he does or doesn't play, to me, is immaterial at this stage. The news is a great boost - I think it would have been a bit of a surprise for him. If he gets the opportunity, it would be great to take it."
    • 14:35 Martin O’Neill is delighted to see Fraizer Campbell called up to the England squad: "It's fantastic. Whether he does or doesn't play, to me, is immaterial at this stage. The news is a great boost - I think it would have been a bit of a surprise for him. If he gets the opportunity, it would be great to take it."
    • 14:30 Keith Andrews is handed his full West Brom debut, stepping in for the injured Paul Scharner as Roy Hodgson makes one change from the side which thrashed Wolves 5-1. Martin O'Neill's Sunderland are unchanged from the team which beat Arsenal 2-0 in the FA Cup last weekend, with Stephane Sessegnon again ploughing a loan furrow up front.
    • 14:25 WEST BROMWICH ALBION: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Odemwingie, Mulumbu, Morrison, Andrews, Thomas; Fortune. Subs: Fulop, Cox, Long, Dorrans, Tchoyi, Shorey, Dawson. /// SUNDERLAND: Mignolet; Bardsley, Richardson, Turner, O'Shea, Larsson, McClean, Cattermole, Colback, Gardner, Sessegnon. Subs: Bridge, Campbell, Kilgallon, Meyler, Kyrgiakos, Bendtner, Westwood.
    • 14:20 Sunderland will be looking to continue their fine form under Martin O’Neill as they face a Baggies side who have won just twice at home all season.
    • 14:15 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Sunderland’s trip to The Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion.
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