• Date: Sat 07 November 2009
  • Venue: The Walkers Stadium
  • Ref: Swarbrick, N
  • Attendance: 28,748
1 - 2
West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion

Dorrans (37)

Jara (40)

Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion

Team Lineups

Leicester City

Chris Weale
Robbie Neilson
Wayne Brown
Bruno Berner
Jack Hobbs
Matty Oakley (Paul Gallagher, 39)
Andy King (Ryan McGivern, 44)
Richie Wellens
Matt Fryatt
Dany N'Guessan (Steven Howard, 60)
Martyn Waghorn

West Bromwich Albion

Scott Carson
Joe Mattock
Jonas Olsson
Gianni Zuiverloon
Abdoulaye Meite
Gonzalo Jara
Chris Brunt
Jerome Thomas (Marek Cech, 75)
Graham Dorrans
Luke Moore (Roman Bednar, 87)
Simon Cox (Youssouf Mulumbu, 66)

Match Report
First-half strikes from Graham Dorrans and Gonzalo Jara set up a comfortable win for West Brom against Leicester for whom Bruno Berner scored a late consolation goal. Both sides had chances early on with Luke Moore dragging a shot wide and Matty Oakley firing over from 20 yards before Wayne Brown blocked Moore's goal bound drive. Moore continued to menace City and should have done better on 18 minutes when he fired Gianni Zuiverloon cross straight at the keeper. Scott Carson was then quickly off his line to foil Martyn Waghorn who had been put through by Matt Fryatt. Carson was in action again soon after when he got down well to keep out Waghorn's shot on the turn from 12 yards. Albion took a 37th minute lead when Dorrans drove a low 25-yard free-kick through a crowded penalty area into the left hand corner of Chris Weale's goal. And the Baggies doubled their lead on 40 minutes when Jara scored from 30 yards with a shot which curled away from a diving keeper. Leicester should have pulled a goal back within seconds of the restart when unmarked substitute Paul Gallagher failed to connect with Fryatt's cross to the near post. City then squandered another good chance when Waghorn set up Berner who sidefooted wide from 12 yards. But Albion continued to look the more dangerous with Weale having to be at his best to keep out a Chris Brunt header. City increased their work rate to stem Albion's flowing football and impose themselves on the game, but they struggled to make much of an impression against the visitors' solid defence. And Albion almost notched a third late on when Moore latched on to a Scott Carson clearance then lobbed the City keeper with the ball bouncing off the bar to safety. City scored a consolation goal in time added on when Carson failed to keep out Gallagher's long-range free-kick and Berner was on hand to bundle home the loose.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

90
Goal
 

Goal!! Bruno Berner scores for Leicester.

87
Substitution
 

Luke Moore is replaced by Roman Bednar.

75
Substitution
 

Jerome Thomas is replaced by Marek Cech.

66
Substitution
 

West Brom are replacing Simon Cox with Youssouf Mulumbu.

60
Substitution
 

Dany N'Guessan is being taken off, Steven Howard has come on in his place.

59
Yellow Card
 

Ryan McGivern goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 2.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

44
Substitution
 

Andy King is replaced by Ryan McGivern.

40
Goal
 

Goal!! Gonzalo Jara scores for West Brom.

39
Substitution
 

Matty Oakley is replaced by Paul Gallagher.

37
Goal
 

Goal!! West Brom have scored with Graham Dorrans putting it in the back of the net.

36
Yellow Card
 

Matty Oakley goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, November 7th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Leicester face West Brom at 3pm on Saturday, November 7th.