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Free kick awarded for a foul by Somen Tchoyi on Richard Dunne. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Marc Albrighton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Free kick taken by Shay Given.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken short by Jerome Thomas.
The referee blows for offside. Shay Given takes the indirect free kick.
Marc Albrighton crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Dunne by Somen Tchoyi. Carlos Cuellar restarts play with the free kick.
Emile Heskey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Scharner. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
The referee penalises Somen Tchoyi for handball. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Dunne by Peter Odemwingie. James Collins takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Reid by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Free kick taken by Gareth McAuley.
The official flags Somen Tchoyi offside. Marc Albrighton on for Barry Bannan. James Morrison is brought on as a substitute for Youssouf Mulumbu. Free kick taken by Shay Given.
The ball is delivered by Carlos Cuellar, Ben Foster makes a save.
Barry Bannan takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by James Collins misses to the right of the target.
Carlos Cuellar sends in a cross, save by Ben Foster.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Steven Reid, clearance by Richard Dunne.
Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Gabriel Agbonlahor, free kick awarded. Youssouf Mulumbu receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Warnock restarts play with the free kick.
Shay Given receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Chris Brunt takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Emile Heskey manages to make a clearance. Steven Reid sends in a cross, Richard Dunne makes a clearance.
Short corner worked by Chris Brunt. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Brunt.
Paul Scharner receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
The ball is delivered by Steven Reid, clearance made by James Collins.
Emile Heskey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Charles N'Zogbia.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Brunt, Paul Scharner scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Aston Villa 1-2 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Chris Brunt.
Steven Reid crosses the ball, Richard Dunne makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Jonas Olsson produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Save made by Shay Given.
Handball by Paul Scharner. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Bannan.
Jerome Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia. Free kick taken by Shay Given.
James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stiliyan Petrov on Youssouf Mulumbu. Chris Brunt has an effort direct from the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Peter Odemwingie. Indirect free kick taken by Shay Given.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Brunt, Jonas Olsson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Aston Villa 1-1 West Brom.Chris Brunt provided the assist for the goal.
Somen Tchoyi takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.
Carlos Cuellar on for Alan Hutton.
Corner taken by Stiliyan Petrov from the left by-line to the near post, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.
Jonas Olsson fouled by Chris Herd, the ref awards a Penalty. Chris Herd is sent off by the referee. Penalty missed by Chris Brunt.
Charles N'Zogbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas. Chris Brunt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Barry Bannan gets a block in.
Somen Tchoyi sends in a cross, clearance by Barry Bannan.
Corner taken by Stiliyan Petrov from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Youssouf Mulumbu.
Chris Herd concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brunt. Chris Brunt takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Jerome Thomas goes wide right of the target.
The official flags Billy Jones offside. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Reid delivers the ball, James Collins makes a clearance.
Ben Foster challenges Gabriel Agbonlahor unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Darren Bent scores a placed penalty. Aston Villa 1-0 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Billy Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Charles N'Zogbia. Billy Jones is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
Somen Tchoyi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shane Long.
Unfair challenge on Darren Bent by Jonas Olsson results in a free kick. Barry Bannan takes the free kick.
Alan Hutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Long. Alan Hutton is cautioned. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Brunt.
Charles N'Zogbia challenges Steven Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Peter Odemwingie. Shay Given takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by Stephen Warnock, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance. Shot from just outside the box by Barry Bannan misses to the right of the goal. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Richard Dunne. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Brunt from right wing, James Collins makes a clearance.
Darren Bent produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Brunt, clearance by Stiliyan Petrov.
McLeish looking to Agbonlahor for goals
Alex McLeish is looking to Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor to inflict the kind of derby misery on West Brom that he endured when manager of Birmingham in Saturday's clash at Villa Park.
McLeish was on the receiving end of three goals from Agbonlahor, including two winners, for Villa against Blues in just five appearances.
Agbonlahor has also demonstrated his scoring prowess against the Baggies and Wolves, and will be looking to continue his impressive form under McLeish which has helped revive his England hopes.
Villa manager McLeish said: "I believe we've got the tools upfront that can hurt them.
"Gabby certainly enjoys playing in the derbies and won enough games for Villa against Birmingham.
"He won a penalty at Villa Park a couple of years ago to settle the game and got the winner in the same season at St. Andrew's.
"Birmingham lost both games that season and it was down to Agbonlahor."
McLeish has managed to get the best out of Agbonlahor since replacing Gerard Houllier in the summer and believes he can be a major force if he shows more self-belief.
He said: "Gabby has trained really hard, showed fantastic application in training, showed he wanted to be in the team.
"He knew I rated him highly as a player because he probably had a lot of feedback about my opinion on him
"If Gabby really gets strong in terms of his self-belief, he can be anything he wants."
McLeish is happy with the way Agbonlahor's partnership with Darren Bent has flourished, but he feels there is still more to come from the duo.
He said: "These guys are doing well, they've scored some goals, they've got to be hungry to score more.
"I know they are capable of that. They look as if they are in pretty confident mood.
"We look to get these guys into the dangerous areas and to provide the ammunition for them."
Villa central defender James Collins is set to return against Albion after missing the trip to the Etihad Stadium with foot and groin injuries.
But midfielder Jermaine Jenas is still sidelined with an Achilles problem and is yet to make his debut since moving on loan from Tottenham in August.
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has backed derby rival McLeish's summer move from Birmingham to Villa and insists it was a "simple decision" to make despite opposition from some fans.
Hodgson cannot understand what the fuss was about given that Birmingham were relegated and Villa are still the biggest team in the city in terms of financial resources.
He also believes the supporters opposed to McLeish will soon change their opinion if Villa have a successful season.
Hodgson said: "I don't know why it should be considered a bold move to move from a team that has been relegated to the biggest team in the Birmingham area, at least traditionally.
"Certainly, if you talk in terms of financial resources and financial power, Villa are the biggest team in the area.
"I don't think ourselves, Wolves or Birmingham would compare ourselves to Aston Villa.
"If you look at the money they pay for players, you don't see the other teams doing that.
"They're the ones with the money and the power and the ones who are expected to get into the top six far more than us others.
"It seems to me to be a fairly simple decision to make if you've got the chance to move to that club from a club that has been relegated. I don't know what's particularly bold about it."
Hodgson is hoping last season's leading scorer, Peter Odemwingie, can kickstart his season after netting the second goal in the 2-0 win over Wolves last weekend.
Odemwingie came off the substitutes' bench and looked sharp after his recent ankle problems but admits he faces competition from Shane Long, Somen Tchoyi and Simon Cox.
Hodgson said: "It was good to see him come on and be the player we know he can be.
"He's missed a lot of football this year. I think he has started only three or four games.
"His season is still in its infancy but it was good to see him come and take Somen's place, have a good spell, and what's more, score a cracking goal.
"Somen and Shane looked very good together. Somen is doing very well and Cox is having a good spell so we're in good, good shape up front."
Paul stands tall
Paul Scharner's second-half goal earned West Brom their first away league success over 10-man Aston Villa for 32 years as they won 2-1.
Villa went ahead through Darren Bent's penalty but this Barclays Premier League game turned Albion's way after midfielder Chris Herd was red-carded after 35 minutes following a clash with Jonas Olsson inside his own box.
Chris Brunt missed the spot-kick but the Baggies cashed in on Villa's frailty at set-pieces with Olsson equalising before half-time and Scharner netting the winner - both from Brunt corners.
It would be fair to say referee Phil Dowd will not be on the Christmas card list of Villa fans after dismissing Herd.
They still remember Dowd's decision not to dismiss Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic for hauling back Gabriel Agbonlahor during the early stages of the 2010 Carling Cup final.
But victory completed a quickfire derby double for Albion after last week's triumph over Wolves and they have collected 11 points from the last six games.
They overcame the early loss of striker Shane Long through injury and dominated the second half with their numerical advantage and were more inventive with their passing.
Scharner impressed as the midfield enforcer while Somen Tchoyi was a handful for the Villa back four after replacing Long.
Bent squandered a golden chance to put Villa ahead after five minutes.
Barry Bannan failed to make proper contact on his shot but it fell straight to the feet of Bent unmarked eight yards out. The England striker looked certain to score but scooped his shot over the crossbar.
Alan Hutton was booked for a touchline tackle on Long who was replaced after 20 minutes by Tchoyi.
Billy Jones became the first Albion player to be booked for bringing down N'Zogbia.
Villa took the lead after 23 minutes after a mix-up between Steven Reid and goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Reid tried to chest the ball back to Foster but Agbonlahor nipped in and was brought down by the on-loan Birmingham goalkeeper. Up stepped Bent to send Foster the wrong way from the spot.
Herd was impressing in midfield for Villa with his industry and commitment but was sent off after 34 minutes after an apparent off-the-ball clash in the penalty area with Olsson.
Dowd brandished a straight red card before pointing to the penalty spot. Brunt failed to take advantage as he drilled his spot-kick wide.
Villa defender Alan Hutton then suffered a head injury in an aerial clash with N'Zogbia and was replaced by Carlos Cuellar after 42 minutes.
Shay Given produced a fine save to keep Villa in front when he turned aside a shot on the turn from Tchoyi.
But a minute before half-time Olsson brought the Baggies level when he outjumped the Villa defence to head home Brunt's corner.
Albion tried to make their numerical advantage count after the break and Given parried away a fierce drive from Youssouf Mulumbu.
Olsson again climbed above the Villa defence in a replica of Albion's equaliser but this time he headed Brunt's corner over the crossbar.
The visitors were not to be denied and after 57 minutes Scharner put them ahead with Villa again caught out at a corner. Agbonlahor failed to deal with Brunt's corner at the near post and Scharner reacted in an instant and volleyed home via the underside of the bar.
Given was booked after showing dissent when disputing the award of a corner and then Mulumbu was booked for chopping down Agbonlahor.
Villa enjoyed a spell of pressure and James Collins got on the end of a Bannan corner but directed his header wide.
Villa substitute Marc Albrighton then tried to chip Foster but was off the mark.
But Albion still looked threatening on the break and Given came racing out of his box to deny Baggies substitute James Morrison.
Peter Odemwingie should have made it 3-1 in injury time but miskicked with the goal at his mercy.
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