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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Mats Daehli grabs a goal with a right foot finish. West Brom 3-3 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Ben Turner.
Clearance made by Steven Reid.
Clearance by Craig Dawson.
Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
Stephane Sessegnon concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Whittingham.
Koulossa Thievy grabs a goal with a left foot finish. West Brom 3-2 Cardiff.
Koulossa Thievy delivers the ball.
Clearance by Ben Turner.
Ben Foster takes the free kick.
Fraizer Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Reid.
Ben Foster manages to make a clearance.
Steven Caulker makes a clearance.
Wilfried Zaha challenges Craig Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
Fraizer Campbell crosses the ball.
Gary Medel leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Whittingham.
Craig Bellamy is ruled offside.
Steven Reid restarts play with the free kick.
Jordon Mutch handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Youssouf Mulumbu is fouled.
Jordon Mutch is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
Graham Dorrans leaves the field to be replaced by Zoltan Gera.
Clearance made by Ben Turner.
Free kick taken by David Marshall.
Saido Berahino is caught offside.
Mats Daehli takes a shot. Ben Foster blocks the ball.
Craig Bellamy goes into the referee's book for dissent.
Koulossa Thievy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matej Vydra.
Fraizer Campbell takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Theophile-Catherine on Matej Vydra.
Clearance by Gareth McAuley.
Gary Medel takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against James Morrison.
Free kick crossed by Gary Medel. Steven Caulker scores. West Brom 2-2 Cardiff.Assist by Gary Medel.
Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Andrew Taylor.
Morgan Amalfitano leaves the field to be replaced by Saido Berahino.
Stephane Sessegnon manages to make a clearance.
Jordon Mutch takes a shot. James Morrison gets a block in.
Youssouf Mulumbu makes a clearance.
Graham Dorrans booked for unsporting behaviour.
Shot by Fraizer Campbell. A parry by Ben Foster prevents the goal.
Gary Medel restarts play with the free kick.
Stephane Sessegnon challenges Gary Medel unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Craig Bellamy sends in a cross.
Liam Ridgewell crosses the ball.
The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell.
Graham Dorrans takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Steven Caulker.
Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.
Fraizer Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell.
Steven Reid makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Morrison on Fraizer Campbell.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in.
James Morrison has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Matej Vydra takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by David Marshall back into danger.
Shot by Youssouf Mulumbu.
Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Steven Caulker concedes a free kick for a foul on Matej Vydra.
Matej Vydra sends in a cross.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
It is the end of the first-half.
Fraizer Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth McAuley.
Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Youssouf Mulumbu.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraizer Campbell on Youssouf Mulumbu.
Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Morrison on Gary Medel.
Free kick taken by Gary Medel.
Aron Gunnarsson goes off and Mats Daehli comes on.
Centre by Liam Ridgewell.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Graham Dorrans and goes over.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matej Vydra by Ben Turner.
Shot by Gary Medel missed to the right of the net.
The ball is swung over by Morgan Amalfitano.
Short corner worked by Morgan Amalfitano.
Liam Ridgewell sends in a cross.
Wilfried Zaha replaces Fabio Da Silva.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Morrison on Aron Gunnarsson.
Fabio Da Silva challenges Youssouf Mulumbu unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Craig Dawson results in a free kick.
Jordon Mutch scores a left footed goal. West Brom 2-1 Cardiff.Assist by Aron Gunnarsson.
Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
A cross is delivered by Graham Dorrans.
Corner taken by Graham Dorrans.
Clearance made by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Free kick taken by Ben Turner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Gareth McAuley.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Theophile-Catherine by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick.
Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell.
Corner taken by Craig Bellamy.
Matej Vydra takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.
Andrew Taylor crosses the ball.
A cross is delivered by Fraizer Campbell.
Graham Dorrans scores with their right foot. West Brom 2-0 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Matej Vydra.
Fabio Da Silva is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
Morgan Amalfitano has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
James Morrison takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Marshall parries the ball away.
Aron Gunnarsson challenges Steven Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Morgan Amalfitano sends in a cross.
Stephane Sessegnon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Medel.
Steven Reid produces a cross.
Shot by Stephane Sessegnon. Blocked by Steven Caulker.
The match has kicked off.
Mel demands better at home
Manager Pepe Mel has called for West Brom to be less generous at home as the Baggies prepare to welcome fellow relegation candidates Cardiff to the Hawthorns.
West Brom have three Premier League home wins this season - the most recent against Newcastle on New Year's Day - and one victory since Mel's January 9 appointment.
Mel, whose side lost at Hull last weekend, hopes a stronger defensive display can provide the foundations for another win against south Wales opposition after the defeat of Swansea earlier this month.
"The way we're approaching the game is to be defensively strong," Mel said on wba.co.uk.
"It's been quite a long time since West Brom have kept a clean sheet.
"We've been conceding some very early goals and that means we have to put a lot of effort in.
"In a lot of the games at home we have gone in at half-time 1-0 down and that means we need to put in extra effort.
"That's why we have highlighted the kick-off against Hull.
"If you look at the video it shows within two seconds of kick-off we lost the ball.
"You simply cannot lose the ball in the first moments of the game - it was a counter-attack and a cross, which nearly produced a goal.
"This is exactly why we are working hard to make sure this does not happen."
Mel has no doubts on his team's attacking capabilities, but winning is down to a resilient rearguard.
"We're very capable of creating scoring opportunities and we're convinced, if we don't concede, we'll be able to win the game," he added.
"It's obvious if we concede fewer goals we'll have greater opportunity because we're a team from midfield going forward that create opportunities and are successful in that."
Striker Victor Anichebe faces a fitness test on a hamstring problem.
Gareth McAuley (ankle) should feature, Morgan Amalfitano and Diego Lugano (both knee) are back in training and could play, but Claudio Yacob and Billy Jones (both hamstring) are out.
Jonas Olsson completes his two-match ban, while captain Chris Brunt (knee) remains out.
Cardiff hope winger Craig Noone could be available.
Noone failed a fitness test ahead of last weekend's 6-3 home defeat against Liverpool, and assistant manager Mark Dempsey says he will be "looked at" on Saturday morning.
City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could decide to retain the team that started the Liverpool game, especially after an outstanding first-half display when they twice led the title-chasers through goals from Jordon Mutch (two) and Fraizer Campbell.
Cardiff have just seven games left to plot a successful survival course and avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
Even though they were beaten at home by Liverpool, there was enough quality in that performance to suggest Cardiff have a fighting chance of avoiding the drop.
"It is a massive game for both clubs," Dempsey said ahead of the Baggies clash. "The most important thing is that we concentrate on doing our job, going out there with a focus on what we need to do to get a result.
"We beat Norwich, we beat Fulham, so that gives us a little bit of impetus going into this game in that we can beat those in and around us.
"I think the most important thing is that even though the results haven't gone for us in the last four games, there is a real belief in and around the football club.
"That will take us into the game in a good place. We have every chance to go there, put on a performance and hopefully get the result at the end of the 90 minutes."
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