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  • Date:22 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:25,782
  • Vydra (85)
  • Dejagah (27)
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93:32 +3.32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Anichebe on Johnny Heitinga.

93:08 +3.08

Jonas Olsson fouled by Konstantinos Mitroglou, the ref awards a free kick.

The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

91:35 +1.35

Shot by Victor Anichebe went wide right of the post.

91:31 +1.31

Chris Brunt takes a fantastic shot. Maarten Stekelenburg fumbles the ball.

91:04 +1.04

Victor Anichebe sends in a cross.

90:29 +0.29

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

89:36

Scott Parker makes a clearance.

87:20

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

86:25

The official flags Konstantinos Mitroglou offside.

86:23

Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

85:30

Matej Vydra slots the ball right footed into the goal. West Brom 1-1 Fulham.Assist by Victor Anichebe.

85:09

Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe.

84:37

Clearance made by Ashkan Dejagah.

84:31

The ball is swung over by Victor Anichebe.

82:43

James Morrison takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.

81:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Holtby by Morgan Amalfitano.

80:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brunt on Lewis Holtby.

79:26

Zoltan Gera produces a cross.

77:28

Ashkan Dejagah manages to make a clearance.

76:41

Youssouf Mulumbu delivers the ball.

76:29

Clearance by John Arne Riise.

75:51

Matej Vydra takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.

75:38

Free kick crossed by Lewis Holtby.

75:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Ridgewell on Ashkan Dejagah.

74:47

Matej Vydra on for Saido Berahino.

74:18

Foul by Gareth McAuley on Steve Sidwell, free kick awarded.

74:06

Clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

71:49

Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt.

71:06

Foul by Dan Burn on Victor Anichebe, free kick awarded.

70:12

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

69:15

Dan Burn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kieran Richardson.

68:46

Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Anichebe.

67:55

The ball is swung over by Saido Berahino.

67:46

Shot by Chris Brunt. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

66:13

Morgan Amalfitano takes the free kick.

66:08

Konstantinos Mitroglou is penalised for a handball.

64:53

Clearance by Brede Hangeland.

63:44

Shot by James Morrison. Maarten Stekelenburg parries the effort to safety.

62:18

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell.

60:02

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Konstantinos Mitroglou coming on for Hugo Rodallega.

59:29

Victor Anichebe takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.

59:24

Zoltan Gera crosses the ball.

58:49

Lewis Holtby takes a shot. Ben Foster blocks the ball.

57:10

Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

56:57

Clearance by Sascha Riether.

56:18

The ball is sent over by Ashkan Dejagah.

54:01

Chris Brunt takes a shot. A parry by Maarten Stekelenburg prevents the goal.

53:46

A cross is delivered by James Morrison.

53:16

Corner taken by Chris Brunt.

52:30

Free kick crossed by Morgan Amalfitano.

52:06

Ashkan Dejagah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell.

51:37

John Arne Riise joins the action as a substitute, replacing Fernando Amorebieta.

51:19

Fernando Amorebieta concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoltan Gera.

50:02

Clearance made by Scott Parker.

49:24

The ball is delivered by Liam Ridgewell.

49:06

Victor Anichebe takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

48:11

Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

47:47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kieran Richardson.

The second half begins.

It is the end of the first-half.

47:02 +2.02

Johnny Heitinga booked for unsporting behaviour.

46:48

Clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

46:43 +1.43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Heitinga on Chris Brunt.

45:49

Clearance by Johnny Heitinga.

45:39 +0.39

Chris Brunt challenges Ashkan Dejagah unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:21

Shot by Kieran Richardson went wide of the left-hand post.

45:15

The ball is delivered by Ashkan Dejagah.

45:02 +0.02

Unfair challenge on Lewis Holtby by Chris Brunt results in a free kick.

45:01

(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Zoltan Gera coming on for Koulossa Thievy.

45:01

Clearance made by Sascha Riether.

44:54

Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt.

44:18

Foul by Sascha Riether on Victor Anichebe, free kick awarded.

43:35

Victor Anichebe on for Billy Jones.

40:38

Shot by Hugo Rodallega. Ben Foster parries the ball away.

39:02

Unfair challenge on Ashkan Dejagah by James Morrison results in a free kick.

38:59

Johnny Heitinga manages to make a clearance.

35:54

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.

33:14

Clearance made by Maarten Stekelenburg.

31:55

James Morrison produces a cross.

31:42

Free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.

31:01

Unfair challenge on Chris Brunt by Scott Parker results in a free kick.

30:29

Johnny Heitinga makes a clearance.

29:56

Free kick taken by Maarten Stekelenburg.

29:32

Koulossa Thievy challenges Ashkan Dejagah unfairly and gives away a free kick.

28:50

Kieran Richardson is caught offside.

27:37

Ashkan Dejagah scores with their right foot. West Brom 0-1 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Kieran Richardson.

26:11

Centre by Chris Brunt.

24:41

Johnny Heitinga makes a clearance.

22:43

Koulossa Thievy has an effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg parries the effort to safety.

21:15

Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

20:46

The referee blows for offside.

19:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Morrison on Steve Sidwell.

19:29

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

18:37

Kieran Richardson makes a clearance.

18:22

Billy Jones takes the free kick.

17:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Saido Berahino.

16:49

A cross is delivered by Sascha Riether.

16:18

Clearance made by Chris Brunt.

16:08

Clearance made by Liam Ridgewell.

14:47

Foul by Gareth McAuley on Hugo Rodallega, free kick awarded.

13:59

Brede Hangeland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Koulossa Thievy.

13:30

Kieran Richardson crosses the ball.

12:26

Saido Berahino has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

11:31

Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.

11:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Koulossa Thievy by Johnny Heitinga.

10:07

Steve Sidwell restarts play with the free kick.

9:44

Foul by Billy Jones on Kieran Richardson, free kick awarded.

6:47

Ashkan Dejagah makes a clearance.

5:27

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

5:07

Kieran Richardson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones.

3:48

Centre by Saido Berahino.

3:22

The ball is swung over by Chris Brunt.

3:16

Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

2:40

Hugo Rodallega concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth McAuley.

1:40

Header at goal by Johnny Heitinga goes over the frame of the goal.

1:32

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby from the left by-line.

0:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by James Morrison.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Baggies braced for Anelka absence West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka could be out of action until near the end of the Barclays Premier League relegation run-in if an independent Football Association panel decides his 'quenelle' gesture was racist in nature. The Frenchman faces a minimum five-match ban after being charged by the FA for the gesture he made after scoring against West Ham on December 28. Anelka insists the 'quenelle' is an anti-establishment gesture, but others say it is widely regarded as being anti-Semitic. The 34-year-old has denied the charge and requested a personal hearing, which is expected to start next week and run for a few days. Albion head coach Pepe Mel has revealed Anelka will not be fit enough to face Fulham on Saturday despite returning to training after a shin injury on Thursday, which means the striker may not feature before the FA hands down a verdict. "Nicolas had his first training session on Thursday so it's impossible that he plays against Fulham," said Spanish coach Mel. "He is out. He's fit and he's good after the injury but he hasn't trained enough. "As for the other thing - sorry, I'm the head coach only. I'd like the better outcome for Nicolas and West Brom but I respect the FA and its decision is good for me." Asked if he was frustrated by the time taken to settle the matter, Mel said: "It's the rules. For me, what's important is that Nicolas was injured (anyway) and it wasn't possible for him to play in recent matches. "In the future, I don't know." Struggling Albion are one place above the relegation zone, ahead of Sunderland on goal difference only. However Mel, who replaced the sacked Steve Clarke last month, remains absolutely certain that they will preserve their Premier League status. "I am sure, of course," he said. "West Brom will be playing in the Premier League, I'm sure. "But more important for me is that the players think that too. I'm the coach, I don't play. That's the players. "I agree with (captain) Chris Brunt that we need to win five games." New Fulham manager Felix Magath is confident he can be a fast learner when being thrown in at the deep end of a Barclays Premier League relegation battle. The 60-year-old German certainly brings a wealth of experience to a first coaching role in England, winning the European Cup as a player at Hamburg and also reaching two World Cup finals with Die Mannschaft in the 1980s. However, despite delivering the Bundesliga title three times from spells at Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg, renowned disciplinarian Magath accepts coming into the cut-and-thrust of a scrap for survival in the most hectic domestic championship of them all is a whole new ball game. "Sure it is a little bit better if you know all of the players in the league, but over the last year, I have seen many games from England (on television) when I was at home," said Magath, who was comfortable with the departures of Rene Meulensteen, assistant manager Ray Wilkins and first-team technical director Alan Curbishley in a clean break of Fulham's support staff. "I have played against English clubs and also the national team, for clubs I have managed against English teams, Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester (United). "I don't know as much about the players as you, but I think I know enough from England, the Premier League and from football." The likes of Iran international winger Ashkan Dejagah, defender Sascha Riether and on-loan midfielder Lewis Holtby have all worked with Magath before. The new Fulham boss intends to fully examine the depth of his squad, who have been given extra fitness sessions ahead of the trip to the Hawthorns. "I have to cut down the number of players in the team (squad) because we have to concentrate and get together," he said. "If we have too many players, then we have too many influences. "Sorry for that, but it is the only way to concentrate, to focus on the next game. "If the player has not been here long enough to accept the English way of playing English football, then I cannot use him." Magath added: "I don't care if a player has been here 20 years or two months, that does not play a role. "I only have to see how they can play, what he is willing to do and I just have to put 11 players together to work as well as they can together. "We will have a chance if every player helps each other and if we do, then I think we are on the right way."

Formation:4411Manager: Pepe Mel

West Brom

Formation: 4231Manager: Felix Magath

Fulham

  • Ben Foster
  • Billy Jones
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • James Morrison
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Chris Brunt
  • Saido Berahino
  • Koulossa Thievy
  • SUBS
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Victor Anichebe
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Matej Vydra
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Craig Dawson

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Form Guide

    LDLDLD
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • LLLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 1 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 14/09/2013
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 01/01/2013
  • Fulham
  • 3 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 15/09/2012
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 01/02/2012
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 24/09/2011
  • Fulham
  • 3 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 04/01/2011

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • V Anichebe 3
  • S Berahino 3
  • N Anelka 2
  • G McAuley 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • M Amalfitano 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • DA Lugano 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1
  • C Yacob 1
  • M Vydra 1
  • KG Thievy 1

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 6
  • D Bent 3
  • P Kasami 3
  • S Parker 2
  • K Richardson 2
  • A Dejagah 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 30
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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