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  • Date:02 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:26,397
  • Berahino (44) Berahino (44)
    McAuley (82) McAuley (82)
    McAuley (82)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:32 +3.32

Shot by Jerome Thomas went harmlessly over the bar.

The referee ends the match.

93:24 +3.24

Free kick taken by Jason Puncheon.

93:18 +3.18

Shane Long challenges Mile Jedinak unfairly and gives away a free kick.

92:29 +2.29

The ball is delivered by Jerome Thomas.

91:03 +1.03

Danny Gabbidon takes the free kick.

90:48 +0.48

Clearance by Danny Gabbidon.

90:13 +0.13

The ball is crossed by Yannick Bolasie.

88:51

Morgan Amalfitano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas.

87:52

Unfair challenge on Matej Vydra by Yannick Bolasie results in a free kick.

87:27

Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

87:18

Shot by Yannick Bolasie. Boaz Myhill parries the ball but the danger is not over.

85:11

Matej Vydra comes on in place of Stephane Sessegnon.

84:34

Jerome Thomas crosses the ball in from the free kick.

83:59

Morgan Amalfitano challenges Mile Jedinak unfairly and gives away a free kick.

82:42

Gareth McAuley scores with a header. West Brom 2-0 Crystal Palace.

82:04

Centre by Chris Brunt.

80:00

Jason Puncheon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Chris Brunt gets a block in.

79:43

Jerome Thomas fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick.

78:52

(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Dwight Gayle coming on for Kagisho Dikgacoi.

77:52

Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

77:24

Unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Yannick Bolasie results in a free kick.

74:54

Clearance by Damien Delaney.

72:58

James Morrison leaves the field to be replaced by Claudio Yacob.

71:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Brunt.

70:32

Jerome Thomas is shown a yellow card.

70:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerome Thomas on Saido Berahino.

70:09

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

68:06

Joel Ward restarts play with the free kick.

67:59

Liam Ridgewell challenges Yannick Bolasie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67:01

Clearance made by Danny Gabbidon.

65:28

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Mile Jedinak gets a block in.

65:12

Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.

64:38

Yannick Bolasie is brought on as a substitute for Barry Bannan.

63:41

Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

62:07

Corner taken by Jerome Thomas.

61:43

Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Youssouf Mulumbu gets a block in.

60:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Bannan.

60:10

Shot by Jason Puncheon. A parry by Boaz Myhill prevents the goal.

59:18

Saido Berahino challenges Kagisho Dikgacoi unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:09

The ball is sent over by Morgan Amalfitano.

58:12

Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.

57:42

Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Chris Brunt results in a free kick.

57:33

Shot by Stephane Sessegnon. Damien Delaney gets a block in.

55:45

Morgan Amalfitano takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Danny Gabbidon.

55:39

Chris Brunt crosses the ball in from the free kick.

54:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Danny Gabbidon.

52:57

Unfair challenge on Jason Puncheon by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick.

52:01

The ball is crossed by Morgan Amalfitano.

51:54

Danny Gabbidon makes a clearance.

51:21

The ball is swung over by Shane Long.

50:37

The ball is delivered by Morgan Amalfitano.

The referee starts the second half.

The half-time whistle blows.

49:56 +4.56

Saido Berahino takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Julian Speroni blocks the ball.

48:39

James Morrison restarts play with the free kick.

47:45 +2.45

Saido Berahino crosses the ball.

47:29

Clearance made by Morgan Amalfitano.

47:00 +2.00

Dean Moxey delivers the ball.

45:33

Barry Bannan sends in a cross.

45:14

Clearance made by Boaz Myhill.

44:00

Saido Berahino scores a left footed goal. West Brom 1-0 Crystal Palace.

44:00

Saido Berahino scores a left footed goal. West Brom 1-0 Crystal Palace.Assist on the goal came from Stephane Sessegnon.

40:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerome Thomas on Stephane Sessegnon.

39:20

Jason Puncheon takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

38:27

James Morrison takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

37:10

A cross is delivered by Dean Moxey.

35:14

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line.

34:47

A cross is delivered by Stephane Sessegnon.

33:20

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

31:31

Saido Berahino gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas.

30:26

Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

30:09

Saido Berahino replaces Billy Jones.

27:24

Clearance by Marouane Chamakh.

26:26

Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

25:49

Clearance by Marouane Chamakh.

25:46

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line.

25:15

A cross is delivered by Chris Brunt.

23:20

The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt.

22:31

Clearance made by Joel Ward.

21:58

Jason Puncheon replaces Adlene Guedioura.

16:12

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

15:29

Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

13:51

Clearance made by Joel Ward.

13:42

Free kick taken by James Morrison.

13:19

Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Kagisho Dikgacoi results in a free kick. Shane Long is fouled.

13:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi on Stephane Sessegnon. Foul on Shane Long.

12:27

Billy Jones takes the free kick.

11:21

Barry Bannan takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Brunt.

10:25

Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Boaz Myhill parries the effort to safety.

8:54

The referee blows for offside against Shane Long.

5:24

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

4:30

Clearance by Barry Bannan.

3:57

Kagisho Dikgacoi makes a clearance.

3:50

Corner taken by Chris Brunt.

3:28

Danny Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

1:58

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the .

1:20

The ball is delivered by Youssouf Mulumbu.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Match Preview

Clarke: Holloway brave to walk away West Brom head coach Steve Clarke feels Ian Holloway made a "brave" decision to leave Crystal Palace. Holloway's tenure as Palace boss came to an end last week when he departed the club - who are currently bottom of the Barclays Premier League - by mutual consent following a 4-1 home loss to Fulham. The 50-year-old, appointed Eagles manager in November 2012, guided them to promotion via the Championship play-offs last season and at a press conference last Wednesday where Holloway's exit was confirmed, Palace co-chairman Steve Parish emphasised he had had no intention of sacking him. Holloway himself spoke of not having the necessary energy to keep the club in the top flight and a lack of spirit within the squad following a raft of changes to it over the summer. Asked ahead of West Brom's home league clash with Palace on Saturday if he thought Holloway had gone too soon, Clarke said: "It is not for me to answer that. Only Ian will know. "He obviously felt something wasn't right and chose to get out. "It is a brave decision to make, because he is obviously putting himself out of work. But you have to respect Ian's decision." The Fulham defeat was Palace's seventh in their opening eight Premier League matches this season. And last Saturday they once again failed to take any points as they lost 2-0 at home to table-toppers Arsenal in a contest where they were overseen by caretaker boss Keith Millen, who will remain in charge for the trip to The Hawthorns. It looks a promising prospect for West Brom, but Clarke has stressed Albion are not expecting an easy ride. "There are no easy games," Clarke said. "It is right to say 'no disrespect to Palace' because I watched them last week against Arsenal, and for 87 minutes (Arsenal scored their second goal in the 87th minute) they were right in the game." The Baggies are assessing the condition of midfielders Morgan Amalfitano and Scott Sinclair ahead of the clash on Saturday. Amalfitano came off with a knee injury in the first half of last weekend's 4-1 league defeat at Liverpool, but could be fit enough to feature against Palace. There is also a chance on-loan winger Sinclair, who has missed the last three matches due to a hamstring complaint, will be ready to make his return. Despite their current predicament Millen believes Palace are far from a lost cause. There have been suggestions their lowly position has put off some candidates for the vacant managerial post, but Millen insists there is enough time and talent for Palace to beat the drop. "There is enough points to play for to stay up," the caretaker boss said. "We have got to be better than three other teams and if you can get a win or a point even on Saturday, it is a start. "We are not adrift yet. I mean a couple of good results and we'll be within touching distance of other teams. "We've got to stay positive and looking forward to the game on Saturday. "I can only speak from myself, working with the group day in and day out. "There is still belief there. I think we've got enough talent in the squad to compete with, if you like, five or six other teams in this division. "You only have to be better than three others to survive and I feel where we are at the moment we can do that." Millen reiterated in his pre-match press conference that he would not be applying for the job on a permanent basis, believing a fresh view is needed to turn things around at Selhurst Park. Tony Pulis, Chris Coleman and Martin O'Neill are the bookmakers' favourites to take over at Palace, while former Scotland manager Alex McLeish has confirmed his interest. "There are a lot of good names being bandied around out there," Millen said. "I think it is hard for the chairman to make a decision quickly. I am sure he will speak to a lot of people and have a second round of interviews. "It takes time and we've managed to give him that, so I am delighted to be in charge this Saturday." Asked in particular about former Palace defender Coleman and McLeish, Millen added: "They are managers that have managed in the Premier League and been successful in their own right, like a lot of the names bandied about. "Chris Coleman is obviously an ex-Palace player, so the fans will know him, and Alex McLeish has an excellent record. "They are big names and I can understand why big names want the job because it is a well-run club." Millen has no fresh injury concerns for Saturday's trip to the West Midlands. ends

Formation:4231Manager: Steve Clarke

West Brom

Formation: 451Manager: Keith Millen

Crystal Palace

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Billy Jones
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Chris Brunt
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • James Morrison
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Goran Popov
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Markus Rosenberg
  • Diego Lugano
  • Luke Daniels
  • Matej Vydra
  • Saido Berahino

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DWWDDL
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • LLLLLL

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 2 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 01/02/2005
  • Crystal Palace
  • 3 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 23/10/2004
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 07/03/1981
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 04/10/1980
  • West Brom
  • 3 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 01/04/1980
  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 26/01/1980

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • M Amalfitano 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • G McAuley 1
  • S Sessegnon 1
  • C Yacob 1
  • S Berahino 1

Crystal Palace

  • D Gabbidon 1
  • M Chamakh 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • S O'Keefe 1
  • D Gayle 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 18
    • Goals per game 8
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 16
    • Goals per game 6
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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