Saturday September 1, 2012 Day 3 Finished The Hawthorns

  1. Baggies continue flying start with win over Everton

    Baggies continue flying start with win over Everton

    West Brom continued their fine start to the Premier League season with an impressive 2-0 victory over Everton at The Hawthorns. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Everton
    • 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' Full-time: WBA 2-0 Everton.
    • 90+2' Everton have been very direct in the last 20 minutes. It's played into the hands of WBA's two big central defenders.
    • 90+1' Header from Marouane Fellaini cleared by WBA.
    • 90+1' Everton still pushing for a goal. They win another corner.
    • 90' There will be five minutes of additional time.
    • 88' Yacob has got a bloody nose following a clash with Distin.
    • 85' Game has got a bit scrappy, plenty of niggly fouls in this second half.
    • 84' CHANCE! Victor Anichebe has a shot blocked.
    • 83' West Brom surely home and dry now - their best ever start to a Premier League season.
    • 82' GOAL! Howard comes to claim the corner, flaps, and Gareth McAuley heads the ball into the back of the net.
    • 82' CHANCE! Youssuf Mulumbu stings the hands of Tim Howard with a fierce drive.
    • 81' CHANCE! Yacob fires a shot just wide of the post. Decent effort from distance.
    • 79' WBA full of running and energy.
    • 78' Everton look like they're running out of ideas. WBA's defence has been resolute.
    • 77' Great tackle from Yacob on Pienaar on the edge of the box, as the South African pulled back the trigger.
    • 76' CHANCE! James Morrison curls a shot over the bar.
    • 76' Chris Brunt comes on for Shane Long.
    • 75' Brilliant defending from Distin. The big Everton defender managed to chase down Shane Long as he bore down on goal.
    • 73' Phil Neville comes off for Victor Anichebe.
    • 71' Marouane Fellaini gets a yellow card for a foul on Shane Long.
    • 71' Shane Long's goal was his first Premier League strike since May 13, when he scored against Arsenal. He has been on the losing side in each of the last three Premier League matches in which he has found the net.
    • 70' Phil Neville booked for a trip on Youssuf Mulumbu.
    • 68' CHANCE! Kevin Mirallas fires a shot straight at Ben Foster.
    • 68' The tempo has risen considerably. The Hawthorns is rocking.
    • 66' Distin booked for blocking off Marc-Antoine Fortune.
    • 65' GOAL! Peter Odemwingie puts in a fantastic cross from the left and Shane long nips in ahead of Sylvain Distin and guides the ball past Tim Howard from close range.
    • 64' CHANCE! Huge miss. Ball to the back post found Marouane Fellaini unmarked, but the Everton midfielder wastes the chance, horrible strking the ball way off target.
    • 63' Home fans getting behind the Baggies, but Everton's troops are standing firm.
    • 62' Steven Naismith makes way for Kevin Mirallas.
    • 61' Game has got very scrappy, with both teams conceding possession cheaply.
    • 60' Everton have been very quiet so far in this second half.
    • 58' Graham Dorrans makes way for Peter Odemwingie.
    • 57' Tame effort from Graham Dorrans. Deflects for Phil Jagielka for a corner.
    • 56' Free kick for WBA in a promising position 25 yards from Everton's goal.
    • 55' CHANCE! Marouane Fellaini brings the ball down with his chest, turns and drags a shot wide of the post.
    • 54' CHANCE! Marouane Fellaini tees up Leighton Baines with a brilliant flick, but the full-back's shot is blocked by Gareth McAuley.
    • 52' WBA's Steven Reid has a hamstring injury and is going to be replaced by Billy Jones.
    • 52' Great run and cross from Pienaar.... No Everton players in the box.
    • 50' CHANCE! James Morrison beat Distin in the box and clipped a cross to the back post, but Tony Hibbert did brilliantly to flick the ball clear with WBA attackers lurking behind him.
    • 48' WBA start the second half brightly.
    • 47' Marouane Fellaini back on the field.... Can't tell the difference.
    • 46' Yellow card for WBA's Steven Reid.
    • 45' Marouane Fellaini told to leave the field to put blue tape on his socks.... Everton start the second half with 10 men. Absolutely ridiculous.
    • 45' Everton start the second half.
    • 45+3' Half-time: WBA 0-0 Everton.
    • 45+2' Great defending from Jonas Olsson, as he beats Nikica Jelavic to a brilliant cross from Leighton Baines.
    • 45' Free kick to WBA following a clash between Naismith and Yacob.
    • 44' CHANCE! Incredible save from Tim Howard. James Morrison latched on to a flick on from Marc-Antoine Fortune, skipped past Distan and thundered a shot on goal, but Howard stuck an arm up and beat it out.
    • 43' The referee gives Marouane Fellaini a telling off for persistent fouling.
    • 42' Jonas Olsson heads over a free kick from James Morrison.
    • 41' Youssuf Mulumbu wins a free kick after a charging run.
    • 40' Nikica Jelavic has got into some fantastic positions today, but his finishing has been poor thus far.
    • 39' CHANCE! Another tame header from Nikica Jelavic that should have yielded more. The Croatian heading straight at Ben Foster, following a cross from Steven Naismith.
    • 38' WBA are starting to play some nice football, but they can't seem to find the killer pass in the final third.
    • 36' Yellow card for Tony Hibbert for a rash challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune.
    • 35' Everton have upped the tempo.
    • 34' WBA starting to pose Everton a few questions.
    • 34' Shane Long is really starting to trouble Sylvain Distin.
    • 33' The game took half an hour to come to life, but that's two great chances in the space of a couple of minutes.
    • 31' Shane Long takes a knock in the back andl leaves the pitch to receive treatment.
    • 30' CHANCE! Deep cross to the back post from Tony Hibbert is headed just over by Marouane Fellaini. Great chance.
    • 29' CHANCE! Liam Ridgewell crosses from the right and Shane Long - completely unmarked - thumps a header against the bar from close range. He should have scored.
    • 28' James Morrison almost latches on to a through ball. Nice passing move from WBA. Their best attack of the half so far.
    • 27' WBA starting to control this contest.
    • 26' CHANCE! Fantastic delivery from Leighton Baines is headed over by Nikica Jelavic.
    • 24' Tim Howard comes and claims a cross from Youssuf Mulumbu.
    • 23' WBA starting to apply some pressure.
    • 22' CHANCE! Steven Reid tries his luck from range.... But it's straight down Tim Howard's throat. Routine save.
    • 21' Everton clear James Morrison's corner.
    • 20' Hibbert slots in at right back and Phil Neville moves into the centre of midfield.
    • 19' Darron Gibson hobbles off injured. On comes Tony Hibbert. Looks like a groin pull.
    • 17' Huge penalty appeal by Everton there. Nikica Jelavic was clattered by Claudio Yacob in the box, but the referee waves away the appeals. Right decision - the WBA midfielder won the ball.
    • 17' Everton the better side so far. Sharp and confident in possession.
    • 16' Cross from Phil Neville down the right wing is cleared by Jonas Olsson.
    • 14' Everton are playing some really nice football here, but WBA are just soaking it up and challenging them to break through their defensive lines.
    • 13' Gary Naismith concedes a free kick as WBA try to break.
    • 12' Steven Pienaar is hobbling off for more treatment on his ankle.
    • 11' Steven Pienaar is staying down here. He's in some discomfort.
    • 10' Foul by Claudio Yacob on Steven Pienaar. Free kick to Everton.
    • 8' Everton passing the ball around at the back. WBA seem quite happy to sit back and get bodies behnid the ball, making themselves as compact as possible.
    • 7' Everton pressing all over the pitch.
    • 6' Silly foul by Shane Long on Leighton Baines in the corner. Free kick to Everton.
    • 5' CHANCE! Nikica Jelavic rises to meet a corner from Leighton Baines, but can only direct his header wide of the target.
    • 4' CHANCE! Gareth McAuley does well to block a shot from Steven Pienaar.
    • 4' Leighton Baines seeing plenty of the ball down the left in these opening exchanges.
    • 3' Typically frenetic start to the game.
    • 2' Crowd absolutely jumping here... Promises to be a great game.
    • 1' West Brom get his contest underway at The Hawthorns....
    • 14:55 The Toffees have now gone 11 league games without defeat. That run includes their 2-0 win over West Brom at Goodison Park at the end of March.
    • 14:50 Everton have won their first two Premier League matches of the season for the first time since 2007. The last time they won their first three league games was the 1993-94 season when they beat Southampton, Manchester City and Sheffield United.
    • 14:45 This is the first time West Brom are unbeaten after the first two games of a Premier League season since 2005-06. However, they ended up being relegated at the end of that campaign.
    • 14:39 Everton did the double over West Brom last season - and also beat the Baggies in the League Cup. Victor Anichebe scored in both league games.
    • 14:35 Everton have won on two of their last three visits to The Hawthorns.
    • 14:28 West Brom completed the signing of Macedonia international Goran Popov on a season-long loan from Dynamo Kiev. All these new signings..... But we won't get to see any of them today! Shame, but there's still plenty of talent on show. Everton have made a fantastic start to the season, claiming six points from their opening two games. WBA have also made a strong start - crushing Liverpool 3-0 and drawing 1-1 away at Spurs.
    • 14:25 Everton also completed the signing of 17-year-old forward Matthew Kennedy from Kilmarnock. One for the future.
    • 14:24 Eveton also brought in Costa Rican left back Bryan Oviedo from FC Copenhagen, but like Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe has wasn't signed in time to make today's squad.
    • 14:21 Everton did manage to bring in a player on a season-long yesterday - Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe from Club Brugge. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany spoke highly of the defensive midfielder: "Everton fans might not even know it but their club has done an incredible bit of business. Vadis Odjija is a top player, mark my words."
    • 14:18 WEST BROM: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Fortune, Morrison, Dorrans; Long... Subs: Myhill, Dawson, Jones, Rosenberg, Gera, Odemwingie, Brunt. /// EVERTON: Howard, Neville, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Gibson, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar, Naismith, Jelavic... Subs: Mucha, Coleman, Mirallas, Gueye, Hibbert, Anichebe, Heitinga.
    • 14:11 Afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of West Bromwich Albion v Everton at The Hawthorns.
  • Summary

    • 84' CHANCE! Victor Anichebe has a shot blocked.
    • 82' GOAL! Howard comes to claim the corner, flaps, and Gareth McAuley heads the ball into the back of the net.
    • 82' CHANCE! Youssuf Mulumbu stings the hands of Tim Howard with a fierce drive.
    • 81' CHANCE! Yacob fires a shot just wide of the post. Decent effort from distance.
    • 76' CHANCE! James Morrison curls a shot over the bar.
    • 68' CHANCE! Kevin Mirallas fires a shot straight at Ben Foster.
    • 65' GOAL! Peter Odemwingie puts in a fantastic cross from the left and Shane long nips in ahead of Sylvain Distin and guides the ball past Tim Howard from close range.
    • 64' CHANCE! Huge miss. Ball to the back post found Marouane Fellaini unmarked, but the Everton midfielder wastes the chance, horrible strking the ball way off target.
    • 55' CHANCE! Marouane Fellaini brings the ball down with his chest, turns and drags a shot wide of the post.
    • 54' CHANCE! Marouane Fellaini tees up Leighton Baines with a brilliant flick, but the full-back's shot is blocked by Gareth McAuley.
    • 44' CHANCE! Incredible save from Tim Howard. James Morrison latched on to a flick on from Marc-Antoine Fortune, skipped past Distan and thundered a shot on goal, but Howard stuck an arm up and beat it out.
    • 39' CHANCE! Another tame header from Nikica Jelavic that should have yielded more. The Croatian heading straight at Ben Foster, following a cross from Steven Naismith.
    • 30' CHANCE! Deep cross to the back post from Tony Hibbert is headed just over by Marouane Fellaini. Great chance.
    • 29' CHANCE! Liam Ridgewell crosses from the right and Shane Long - completely unmarked - thumps a header against the bar from close range. He should have scored.
    • 26' CHANCE! Fantastic delivery from Leighton Baines is headed over by Nikica Jelavic.
    • 22' CHANCE! Steven Reid tries his luck from range.... But it's straight down Tim Howard's throat. Routine save.
    • 5' CHANCE! Nikica Jelavic rises to meet a corner from Leighton Baines, but can only direct his header wide of the target.
    • 4' CHANCE! Gareth McAuley does well to block a shot from Steven Pienaar.
    • 14:18 WEST BROM: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Fortune, Morrison, Dorrans; Long... Subs: Myhill, Dawson, Jones, Rosenberg, Gera, Odemwingie, Brunt. /// EVERTON: Howard, Neville, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Gibson, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar, Naismith, Jelavic... Subs: Mucha, Coleman, Mirallas, Gueye, Hibbert, Anichebe, Heitinga.
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.6 6
      Defenders
      Yellow Card Substitution Out53′ 6.3 6
      Goal 6.7 7
      6 7
      5.9 6
      Midfielders
      6.3 7
      6.1 7
      Substitution Out58′ 5.7 6
      6 7
      6.6 7
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out76′ 6.8 8
      Subs
      Substitution In58′ 7.9 7
      Substitution In76′ 7.3 6
      Substitution In53′ 8.8 6
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      5.9 6
      Defenders
      Yellow Card Substitution Out73′ 4.7 6
      5 6
      Yellow Card 4.7 6
      6.2 7
      Midfielders
      4.9 6
      Substitution Out19′ 3.8 5
      Substitution Out62′ 5.5 5
      Yellow Card 7.1 6
      5.9 7
      Strikers
      6.3 6
      Subs
      Substitution In19′ Yellow Card 5.2 6
      Substitution In62′ 5.3 6
      Substitution In73′ 4.9 5

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  1. Keep it real guys great team

    From Arthur, on Sat 15 Sep 1:34
  2. @Jon - maybe cos they were chicken?

    From domani, on Sun 2 Sep 12:45
  3. unbeleivable! we were rubbish. everyone has one off­ day. we will bounce back stronger. they just hacked us­ off the field.

    From leslie t, on Sun 2 Sep 1:59
  4. No answer or explanation,valid point where was Lukaku­ today?? all very strange!

    From Meard, on Sun 2 Sep 1:15
  5. Hell of a job

    From Arthur, on Sun 2 Sep 0:36
  6. great start for baggies!

    From Oscar, on Sat 1 Sep 19:46
  7. another great result for the Baggies !

    From Martin, on Sat 1 Sep 17:01
  8. Ref has been #$%$ but then so so have we!

    From J, on Sat 1 Sep 16:50
  9. finally somebody brought these douchebags along with­ sideshow bob back to reality

    From Oleg, on Sat 1 Sep 16:48
  10. everton is #$%$ LOOOOL

    From eric, on Sat 1 Sep 16:47
  11. boing boing baggies

    From Craig, on Sat 1 Sep 16:35
  12. The referee is #$%$ and WBA are getting away with too­ many fowls!

    From J, on Sat 1 Sep 16:17
  13. jelavic...naismith.. TRAITORS.. c'mon w.b.a

    From billy k, on Sat 1 Sep 16:14
  14. nice to see sum idiot scored everton high and the­ albion so low not really a football fan just a #$%$

    From boingboingbobbybobby, on Sat 1 Sep 15:40
  15. COYB lets make it 3 out of 3 wins

    From , on Sat 1 Sep 15:35
  16. come on wba

    From leslie, on Sat 1 Sep 15:33
  17. is lukaku injured?????

    From , on Sat 1 Sep 15:26
  18. COYB........

    From dirk pitt, on Sat 1 Sep 15:10
  19. think jelvic buy of the season

    From andrew m, on Sat 1 Sep 15:09
  20. COYB...

    From dirk pitt, on Sat 1 Sep 15:04
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