Saturday August 17, 2013 Day 1 Finished The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1 Southampton

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  1. Premier League - Lambert hits late winner as Southampton beat West Brom

    Premier League - Lambert hits late winner as Southampton beat West Brom

    Rickie Lambert capped off a dream week with a last-minute penalty to give Southampton a 1-0 win over West Brom. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Southampton
    • 16:52 And the referee blows the final whistle. Mulumbu looks dejected having conceded the penalty in the 89th minute.
    • 93' Saints bring off Ward-Prowse and bring on Jack Cork for their last throw of the dice.
    • 90' Boruc makes a stunning save to keep out a header.
    • 89' GOAL! Lambert steps up and tucks his penalty away in the bottom left hand corner.
    • 87' Penalty to Southampton after Shaw is fouled in the box by Mulumbu.
    • 83' Albion make a double change with Shane Long making way for Vydra.
    • 80' Anelka's shot from the edge of the box is blocked. And that is the Frenchman's last contribution as he is brought off for Markus Rosenberg.
    • 78' The game is petering out with Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino looking frustrated on the bench.
    • 75' Jones is booked for a crunching challenge on Rodriguez near the touchline.
    • 73' Fonte steps in with an important clearance to thwart Anelka.
    • 70' Ben Foster nearly concedes a corner from a backpass, he has looked nervous all game.
    • 68' Lallana is off and Ramirez is on, a surprise substitution.
    • 64' Morrison's shot from the edge of the box is blocked.
    • 61' Rodriguez is close to getting on the end of Lallana's through ball.
    • 58' Possession stats are more even with Saints having 57 per cent to Albion's 43 per cent.
    • 56' Liam Ridgewell is booked for a clumsy challenge on the half-way line.
    • 55' Anelka nearly got on the end of Morrison’s flick across the box. A younger Anelka might have reached that.
    • 51' Rodriguez rattles the crossbar with a volley from just inside the area.
    • 51' Lambert fails to get any power on his header down and Foster gathers comfortably.
    • 47' Rodriguez forces a corner after an ambitious run. Fonte is penalised for a push in the box.
    • 47' McCauley gets a talking to from the referee after tripping Rodriguez.
    • 16:01 The Baggies get the second half underway looking for a much improved display.
    • 15:48 The stats tell the story - five shots for the Saints and zero for the Albion.
    • 46' The referee blows for half-time. The talking point will be Lallana's goal ruled out for off-side.
    • 44' Foster beats away Shaw's curling effort from 25 yards,a good save from the former England keeper.
    • 42' Chambers sends over a dangerous cross from the right which leads to a last-ditch clearance from a stretching Olsson.
    • 41' Lallana has a go at the linesman after being penalised following a tussle with Olsson on the right wing.
    • 39' Saints will feel hard done by with another look at the replaw showing it was Rodriguez who was off-side but Lalana was level.
    • 35' Dorrans lines up a free-kick from 35 yards out which goes narrowly over the bar after swerving around the wall.
    • 32' Lallana has his effort ruled out for off-side after a slick Saints move. A controversial decision as replays showed the skipper appeared to be level.
    • 31' Anelka is penalised for a trip on Wanyama, the Frenchman is having a tough time.
    • 29' Approaching the half-hour mark and Saints look more likely to score on the evidence so far.
    • 27' Lalana wins another free-kick in the opposition half after a mazy run.
    • 24' Dorrens' free-kick falls to Mulumbu whose snap shot hits his own team-mate and goes wide.
    • 21' Nicolas Anelka is having a quiet start to his WBA career with no service.
    • 19' Lambert and Lallana have shots blocked from close range with some last-ditch defending from the hosts
    • 16' McCauley heads well over the bar from a West Brom corner on the right.
    • 13' Ward-Prowse tries a curling effort from 35 yards which Foster comfortably saves.
    • 12' Saints enjoying 70 per cent of the possession in the opening 12 minutes.
    • 11' But it comes to nothing with Wanyama clearing Dorran's set-piece
    • 11' Morrison makes a bizarre clearance and gifts the Baggies a corner
    • 9' The visitors are passing the ball around confidently, the Baggies cannot get in the game.
    • 8' Luke Shaw goes on a mazy run and forces another Saints corner.
    • 7' Ben Foster can only parry a long-distance effort from skipper Lalana
    • 6' Saints are enjoying the lions’ share of the possession with Wanyama looking good in midfield.
    • 4' Adam Lallana's cross is nearly headed into his own net by Olsson, it goes inches wide for a corner.
    • 3' Saints have a corner on the right hand side.
    • 2' Shane Long tries an ambitious short from 35 yards as Artur Boruc scurried off his line but scuffed his half volley.
    • 2' A very nervy start to the game, lots of hopeful punts downfield from both sides.
    • 1' The referee today is Kevin Friend.
    • 15:00 The Saints kick-off at the Hawthorns.
    • 14:57 Last year's 3-0 win against Liverpool was only the second time Albion have won their opening league game in 15 seasons.
    • 14:55 Five minutes till kick-off on the first day of the new season.
    • 14:54 The Saints are looking to end their opening day woes having won just one of their previous 14 games on the first day of the Premier League season. That was a 1-0 victory against Coventry City in 1999.
    • 14:47 Anelka gets a big cheer from the home fans as he warms up. The 34-year-old Frenchman had a good pre-season with seven goals in as many games.
    • 14:45 Fingers crossed we get a game at the Hawthorns like we did on the final day of last season where it was West Brom 5-5 Manchester United.
    • 14:43 Udinese striker Matej Vydra is on the bench for West Brom. The 21-year-old scored 20 league goals while on loan at Watford last season.
    • 14:40 There is no Diego Lugano in the squad for the Baggies as the Uruguay star is not match fit yet.
    • 14:37 Defender Dejan Lovren also makes his Saints debut after his arrival from Lyon for £8.8 million
    • 14:36 Saints fans will be looking forward to see how Victor Wanyama plays on his debut following his move from Celtic for £12.7 million
    • 14:34 The big question is who is going to get the goals for the Baggies in the absence of Romelu Lukaku, who returned to Chelsea after his loan spell where he bagged 17 goals last season
    • 14:33 Last season, the Baggies finished in eighth position while the Saints ended in 14th place.
    • 14:30 On the head to head, the Baggies have 22 wins and the Saints 24 wins with 22 draws.
    • 14:27 The Saints will be looking to avoid a repeat of the last meeting with the Baggies when they were thumped 3-0 in April.
    • 14:24 But Albion boss Steve Clarke is without Zoltan Gera and George Thorne who both have knee injuries.
    • 14:23 Nicolas Anelka makes his Albion debut, the Frenchman's sixth Premier League club.
    • 14:21 Saints start with England's new goal hero Rickie Lambert while Gaston Ramirez is on the bench after a long-haul trip in midweek.
    • 14:19 SOUTHAMPTON: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Lambert… Subs: K. Davis, Clyne, S. Davis, Ramirez, Cork, Mayuka, Hooiveld. /// WEST BROM: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson (c), Ridgewell; Morrison, Mulumbu, Yacob, Dorrans; Anelka, Long. Subs: Myhill, Vydra, Rosenberg, Brunt, Dawson, Berahino, Popov.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League game between West Brom and Southampton at The Hawthorns.
  • Summary

    • 89' GOAL! Lambert steps up and tucks his penalty away in the bottom left hand corner.
    • 87' Penalty to Southampton after Shaw is fouled in the box by Mulumbu.
    • 75' Jones is booked for a crunching challenge on Rodriguez near the touchline.
    • 56' Liam Ridgewell is booked for a clumsy challenge on the half-way line.
    • 35' Dorrans lines up a free-kick from 35 yards out which goes narrowly over the bar after swerving around the wall.
    • 32' Lallana has his effort ruled out for off-side after a slick Saints move. A controversial decision as replays showed the skipper appeared to be level.
    • 19' Lambert and Lallana have shots blocked from close range with some last-ditch defending from the hosts
    • 16' McCauley heads well over the bar from a West Brom corner on the right.
    • 13' Ward-Prowse tries a curling effort from 35 yards which Foster comfortably saves.
    • 7' Ben Foster can only parry a long-distance effort from skipper Lalana
    • 4' Adam Lallana's cross is nearly headed into his own net by Olsson, it goes inches wide for a corner.
    • 2' Shane Long tries an ambitious short from 35 yards as Artur Boruc scurried off his line but scuffed his half volley.

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