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Unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Marc-Antoine Fortune results in a free kick. Kyle Walker takes the direct free kick.
Somen Tchoyi comes on in place of Peter Odemwingie.
Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Darren Bent, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Ashley Young from the free kick.
Gabriel Tamas fouled by Gabriel Agbonlahor, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Odemwingie takes a short corner.
Unfair challenge on Robert Pires by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Young.
Effort on goal by Peter Odemwingie from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Youssouf Mulumbu fires in a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. West Brom 2-1 Aston Villa.
Youssouf Mulumbu booked.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc-Antoine Fortune on Luke Young. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
Stewart Downing takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson. Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stiliyan Petrov. Scott Carson takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Kyle Walker. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Kyle Walker, James Collins produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post. Carlos Alberto Vela leaves the field to be replaced by Marc-Antoine Fortune.
Gabriel Agbonlahor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Gabriel Agbonlahor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Jonas Olsson takes the direct free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Blocked by James Morrison.
Darren Bent is ruled offside. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line. Robert Pires produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Gabriel Tamas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young. The referee books Gabriel Tamas for unsporting behaviour. Luke Young takes the direct free kick.
Robert Pires replaces Nigel Reo-Coker.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Young, Foul by Ciaran Clark on Gabriel Tamas, free kick awarded. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Young, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Carlos Alberto Vela crosses the ball, James Collins manages to make a clearance.
Ashley Young takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson. Inswinging corner taken by Stewart Downing, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Scharner on Stiliyan Petrov. Paul Scharner is sent off. Stiliyan Petrov restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Odemwingie gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Aston Villa.
Assist on the goal came from Paul Scharner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ciaran Clark on Peter Odemwingie. The free kick is delivered right-footed by James Morrison from right channel.
Foul by Ashley Young on Carlos Alberto Vela, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by James Morrison, Paul Scharner takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Bent on Jonas Olsson. Direct free kick taken by Scott Carson.
Paul Scharner challenges Nigel Reo-Coker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stewart Downing has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Peter Odemwingie.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Odemwingie. James Collins takes the free kick.
Richard Dunne leaves the field to be replaced by Ciaran Clark. (West Brom) makes a substitution, with Gabriel Tamas coming on for Gonzalo Jara.
Ashley Young delivers the ball.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Foul by Darren Bent on Jonas Olsson, free kick awarded. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
Richard Dunne challenges Paul Scharner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Carlos Alberto Vela from the free kick.
Kyle Walker crosses the ball.
Foul by Simon Cox on Kyle Walker, free kick awarded. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Nigel Reo-Coker by Paul Scharner results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.
Stewart Downing decides to take the corner short.
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Paul Scharner gets a block in.
The official flags Darren Bent offside. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing, clearance by Abdoulaye Meite.
Stewart Downing takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Peter Odemwingie makes a clearance.
Kyle Walker produces a cross, Scott Carson makes a save.
Stewart Downing produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Jonas Olsson results in a free kick. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdoulaye Meite by Luke Young. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Richard Dunne takes the indirect free kick.
Paul Scharner has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Carlos Alberto Vela produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Effort from inside the area by Ashley Young misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Carlos Alberto Vela, free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Scharner on Luke Young. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.
Corner taken by James Morrison, Brad Friedel makes a comfortable save.
Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.
Stiliyan Petrov challenges Youssouf Mulumbu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gonzalo Jara takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Stewart Downing, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Morrison by Nigel Reo-Coker. Free kick taken by James Morrison.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Scharner on Nigel Reo-Coker. Paul Scharner receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stewart Downing.
Stiliyan Petrov takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
Handball decision goes against Peter Odemwingie. Brad Friedel takes the indirect free kick.
Abdoulaye Meite concedes an own goal. West Brom 0-1 Aston Villa.
Assist by Stewart Downing.
Luke Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Alberto Vela. Carlos Alberto Vela takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Kyle Walker.
Brunt doubtful for Villa game
Captain Chris Brunt is set to miss West Brom's midlands derby with Aston Villa at The Hawthorns after suffering a slight hamstring strain in training.
Winger Jerome Thomas (hamstring/groin) and defender Steven Reid (calf) are definitely out of the Barclays Premier League clash after picking up injuries in the 2-2 draw at Tottenham.
Brunt will be assessed again, with boss Roy Hodgson admitting he was unlikely to be fit but insisting none of the three were long-term concerns.
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie is relishing a "special day" and hopes to fire his side to three points.
Odemwingie has bagged 13 goals this season, more than any other Baggies player in a Premier League campaign, and has targeted more as his side pursue a long-awaited win over Villa.
"All the clubs look forward to these games, they are special," he told the club`s official website. "It is a derby and we haven`t beat them for quite a long time.
"I`m sure we all want to end that and it`s a good opportunity.
"Albion versus Villa is going to be a great atmosphere in the stadium, very intense and it will be a special game."
Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has been added to the squad.
The Scottish international has been recalled from a loan spell with Leeds United after having only restricted opportunities with the Championship club.
Bannan, 21, forced his way into the Villa side earlier in the campaign when they suffered a series of midfield injury setbacks.
Caretaker boss Gary McAllister - still deputising while manager Gerard Houllier recovers from a heart problem - has a full strength squad available.
Villa could again be unchanged after collecting eight points from their previous four games to climb into the top half of the table.
McAllister is full of praise for the way the Villa squad have put an end to any fears of going down via wins over West Ham and Newcastle and draws with Everton and Stoke.
He said: "Three or four games ago there was real pressure and we had to be realistic.
"We were talking about surviving in this league.
"But the feeling now, and the confidence and the mood, means we are tending to look the other way.
"We are intending to catch the teams above us and finish as high as we can.
"When you can get back to back wins, you can make significant moves up the table.
"We've got West Brom who are looking to finish as high as they can and then Wigan who are looking to get themselves away from the bottom.
"They've got plenty to play for but we have as well. There are games we can win and we can move up the table."
Mulumbu gives Baggies bragging rights
Youssouf Mulumbu sealed 10-man West Brom's first win over Aston Villa for 26 years as they came from behind to win 2-1 in a pulsating Barclays Premier League derby at The Hawthorns.
An own goal from Abdoulaye Meite gave Villa an early lead before Peter Odemwingie levelled for the Baggies with his 14th goal of the campaign.
Albion midfielder Paul Scharner was sent off after 62 minutes for two bookable offences, but Mulumbu netted the winner with six minutes remaining.
West Brom have now taken 16 points from nine matches under head coach Roy Hodgson.
Hodgson was forced to make three changes with skipper Chris Brunt and winger Jerome Thomas (both hamstring) and defender Steven Reid (calf) all ruled out.
Villa caretaker boss Gary McAllister recalled Gabriel Agbonlahor in place of Emile Heskey, who had a slight knee problem.
Albion fell behind via the first meaningful attack of the game after four minutes.
Agbonlahor held the ball up inside the Baggies box before picking out Stewart Downing.
Meite was unable to deal with his low cross and deflected the ball past Scott Carson into the corner of the net.
Carson was then unable to cling onto a deflected shot from Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov, but he was able to recover in time and grab the rebound before Darren Bent could take advantage.
Scharner became the first player to be booked for a challenge on Nigel Reo-Coker.
The home side threatened for the first time when Brad Friedel turned aside a curling 25-yard drive from Mulumbu at the expense of a corner.
Ashley Young seized onto a lack of control by Gonzalo Jara and cut inside, but he curled his shot past the far post.
Carlos Vela then missed a great chance to bring Albion level, the on-loan Arsenal striker latching onto Simon Cox's defence-splitting pass but failing to keep his shot down as he tried to chip Friedel.
Downing created space for himself after cutting inside but dragged his left-footed shot past the post.
The England winger then teed up the overlapping Kyle Walker, whose menacing cross was tipped over the bar by Carson.
More good play by Downing created an opening for Agbonlahor whose shot was deflected wide.
Both sides were forced into a defensive switch after 50 minutes with Jara and Dunne hobbling out of the action to be replaced by Gabriel Tamas and Ciaran Clark respectively.
Albion fans appealed optimistically for a penalty but Luke Young clearly got a touch on the ball to deflect it away from Vela and back to Friedel.
But after an hour Odemwingie brought West Brom level.
Morrison's deep free-kick was headed back across goal by Jonas Olsson and Cox and Scharner miskicked before Odemwingie lashed the ball into the roof of the net.
Two minutes later Albion were reduced to 10 men when Scharner hauled down Petrov and was sent off.
Carson parried away a curling attempt from Ashley Young as Villa looked to make the most of their numerical advantage.
Morrison blocked a fierce attempt from Agbonlahor, who was then booked after fouling Mulumbu.
Collins deflected a fiercely struck cross from Walker wide and saved a low drive from the impressive Downing.
Mulumbu was booked for bringing down Bent but then put his side in front after 84 minutes, his sixth goal of the season.
He ran onto Cox's pass and evaded Luke Young before nicking the ball past Friedel under pressure from Clark.
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