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Christian Benteke makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Morgan Amalfitano from the right by-line.
Gabriel Agbonlahor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Clearance by Steven Reid.
Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
Ron Vlaar challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Morgan Amalfitano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph.
Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Chris Brunt.
Nathan Baker makes a clearance.
Ciaran Clark booked.
Ciaran Clark challenges Victor Anichebe unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.
Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.
Clearance made by Claudio Yacob.
Victor Anichebe replaces Goran Popov.
Shane Long takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
The offside flag is raised against Christian Benteke.
Clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Shane Long.
Ashley Westwood scores with their right foot. West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa.
The ball is crossed by Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Ashley Westwood on James Morrison, free kick awarded.
Shane Long takes a shot. Bradley Guzan blocks the ball.
The ball is crossed by Leandro Bacuna.
(West Brom) makes a substitution, with James Morrison coming on for Stephane Sessegnon.
Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
Karim El Ahmadi grabs a goal with a right foot finish. West Brom 2-1 Aston Villa.Assist by Andreas Weimann.
Christian Benteke takes a shot. Boaz Myhill safely holds on.
Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
Chris Brunt is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Christian Benteke takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.
Clearance by Claudio Yacob.
Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.
Morgan Amalfitano takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Chris Brunt restarts play with the free kick.
Stephane Sessegnon fouled by Nathan Baker, the ref awards a free kick.
Fabian Delph takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Corner taken by Leandro Bacuna from the right by-line.
Andreas Weimann takes a fantastic shot. Boaz Myhill parries the ball away.
Fabian Delph on for Yacouba Sylla.
Andreas Weimann is brought on as a substitute for Aleksandar Tonev.
Libor Kozak leaves the field to be replaced by Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Morgan Amalfitano takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Headed chance falls to Chris Brunt.
Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Aleksandar Tonev, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Ciaran Clark.
Goran Popov produces a cross.
Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
Karim El Ahmadi challenges Youssouf Mulumbu unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Steven Reid.
Free kick taken by Steven Reid.
Christian Benteke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley.
Nathan Baker takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Morgan Amalfitano fouled by Ciaran Clark, the ref awards a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Leandro Bacuna by Shane Long results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Claudio Yacob by Yacouba Sylla.
Claudio Yacob makes a clearance.
Aleksandar Tonev takes a shot. Boaz Myhill blocks the ball.
Steven Reid takes the free kick.
Morgan Amalfitano fouled by Karim El Ahmadi, the ref awards a free kick.
Leandro Bacuna takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke by Gareth McAuley.
Chris Brunt crosses the ball.
Christian Benteke has an effort at goal.
Christian Benteke takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark by Steven Reid.
Goran Popov makes a clearance.
Shot by Shane Long. Bradley Guzan parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Ron Vlaar takes the free kick.
Handball by Stephane Sessegnon.
A cross is delivered by Karim El Ahmadi.
Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Libor Kozak.
Corner taken by Morgan Amalfitano.
Corner taken by Chris Brunt.
Libor Kozak takes a shot and hits the bar.
A cross is delivered by Aleksandar Tonev.
Stephane Sessegnon fouled by Yacouba Sylla, the ref awards a free kick.
Morgan Amalfitano produces a cross.
Stephane Sessegnon has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yacouba Sylla on Shane Long.
Unfair challenge on Libor Kozak by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick.
Claudio Yacob manages to make a clearance.
Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke.
Youssouf Mulumbu sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Reid on Christian Benteke.
Aleksandar Tonev takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Boaz Myhill blocks the ball.
Free kick crossed by Steven Reid.
Unfair challenge on Morgan Amalfitano by Aleksandar Tonev results in a free kick.
Aleksandar Tonev takes a shot. Boaz Myhill parries the effort to safety.
Clearance by Gareth McAuley.
Shane Long scores with a left foot finish. West Brom 1-0 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Chris Brunt.
The match begins.
Anelka may make derby return
West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka could make his return to first-team action in Monday's Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa at The Hawthorns.
Anelka, recently sidelined by a groin problem, has missed the last two matches but Albion head coach Steve Clarke has indicated the Frenchman will be available for the midlands derby.
Clarke is not ruling out winger Scott Sinclair (hamstring) being involved for the first time in six games, while Chris Brunt, Gareth McAuley and Boaz Myhill all look set to feature despite withdrawing from their international squads during the break.
Ahead of the match Clarke stressed he is happy to wait until the new year before entering into talks about his contract situation.
He said: "The contract was always running down.
"It's not a big issue for me because, before we get there (to the talks), there is a lot of football to be played, a lot of games still to go.
"We have a big game on Monday night against our local rivals, which we're looking forward to.
"The contract situation for me will take care of itself.
"We have a number of games over December and January. It's a busy, busy time and, when we get time, myself and the club will sit down and discuss the way forward."
Asked specifically if he was happy for the talks to not begin until the new year, Clarke said: "Yes. As far as I know, that is what was always planned.
"I didn't go to the club to ask for the contract - I've never asked for a contract in my life.
"I've been lucky that they have always seemed to come to me.
"That's the way it is. I'm happy with the situation and the club are happy - that should put everybody's mind at rest."
Then asked if he was happy to stay at the club, Clarke added: "Yes, of course."
Villa manager Paul Lambert hopes to welcome back several key players from injury.
Strikers Andreas Weimann (hamstring) and Gabriel Agbonlahor (ankle) have missed recent games with problems while fellow forward Christian Benteke had a knee issue while on international duty with Belgium.
However, all three are in contention for the trip to the Hawthorns while the likes of Fabian Delph (knee) and Antonio Luna (hamstring) are also over recent problems. Defender Joe Bennett is still struggling with a back injury.
Lambert spiced up Monday's match by insisting Aston Villa are still a bigger club than their neighbours.
The Villa Park outfit have traditionally been regarded as the top side in the region due to their 1982 European Cup success, large fan-base and 42,000 capacity stadium.
However, it is the more modest West Brom who have established themselves as the top team in the midlands in recent seasons, finishing higher than their rivals in the Barclays Premier League in the last two years.
While Villa have had to significantly tighten their belts financially and Birmingham and Wolves find themselves languishing in the Football League, Albion are going from strength to strength under chairman Jeremy Peace.
The Black Country side have a successful structure in place which has seen previous technical director Dan Ashworth and his successor Richard Garlick work brilliantly with former coach Roy Hodgson and current boss Steve Clarke.
Villa and Albion's battle for supremacy has ignited the rivalry between supporters but Lambert believes his side still have bragging rights despite Albion's footballing and financial supremacy of late.
"Aston Villa is a massive club," he said. "I don't think anyone can ever dispute that. It's a club that's won a European Cup, league titles, has a massive fan-base and has a bigger stadium.
"That's no disrespect to West Brom at all - they're a good club in their own right.
"I haven't been at West Brom or managed the club but Aston Villa, for me, is a bigger club."
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