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  • Date:21 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:24,753
  • Vydra (85)
  • Livermore (27)

Live Commentary

91:56 +1.56

Clearance made by James Morrison.

The referee ends the match.

90:03 +0.03

Shot by Saido Berahino went harmlessly over the bar.


Zoltan Gera booked for unsporting behaviour.


Zoltan Gera challenges Maynor Figueroa unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.


Ahmed Elmohamady produces a cross.


Matej Vydra slots the ball right footed into the goal. West Brom 1-1 Hull.The assist for the goal came from Zoltan Gera.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoltan Gera by Maynor Figueroa.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Meyler by Zoltan Gera.


Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.


Clearance by James Chester.


Chris Brunt takes the free kick.


Saido Berahino fouled by Alex Bruce, the ref awards a free kick.


Billy Jones sends in a cross.


Free kick taken by Alex Bruce.


George Boyd comes on in place of Danny Graham.


(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Zoltan Gera coming on for Liam Ridgewell.


Foul by James Morrison on Jake Livermore, free kick awarded.


Clearance by Ben Foster.


Corner taken by Chris Brunt.


Shot by Saido Berahino. Blocked by Curtis Davies.


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


Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Huddlestone on Matej Vydra.


Yannick Sagbo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley.


Clearance made by Curtis Davies.


Stephane Sessegnon leaves the field to be replaced by Matej Vydra.


Shot by Tom Huddlestone. Parried by Ben Foster back into danger.


Billy Jones is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Jones on Maynor Figueroa.


The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt.


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


Stephane Sessegnon has an effort at goal. Yannick Sagbo gets a block in.


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


Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Huddlestone.


Curtis Davies makes a clearance.


Saido Berahino takes a shot. A parry by Allan McGregor prevents the goal.


A cross is delivered by Billy Jones.


Clearance made by Tom Huddlestone.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Maynor Figueroa on Billy Jones.


Clearance by Jonas Olsson.


James Morrison restarts play with the free kick.


Jake Livermore concedes a free kick for a foul on James Morrison.

The second half begins.

It is the end of the first-half.

45:59 +0.59

The ball is swung over by Stephane Sessegnon.


Scott Sinclair leaves the field to be replaced by Saido Berahino.


Shot by Billy Jones. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.


Strike on goal comes in from Chris Brunt from the free kick. Blocked by Tom Huddlestone.


Free kick awarded for a foul by David Meyler on Billy Jones.


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


Clearance made by Liam Ridgewell.


Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by David Meyler results in a free kick.


Jonas Olsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Huddlestone.


Corner taken by Chris Brunt.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by James Chester.


Liam Ridgewell fouled by Yannick Sagbo, the ref awards a free kick.


Curtis Davies makes a clearance.


Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone from the right by-line.


Clearance by Gareth McAuley.


Allan McGregor takes the free kick.


Gareth McAuley concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa.


Clearance by Jonas Olsson.


Jake Livermore scores a right footed goal. West Brom 0-1 Hull.Assist by Danny Graham.


Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.


Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by David Meyler results in a free kick.


Clearance by Gareth McAuley.


Shane Long sends in a cross.


Maynor Figueroa challenges Stephane Sessegnon unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Centre by David Meyler.


Chris Brunt restarts play with the free kick.


Ahmed Elmohamady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson by Yannick Sagbo.


Free kick crossed by Tom Huddlestone.


Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham.


Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.


Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone from the right by-line.


Clearance by Jonas Olsson.


Billy Jones crosses the ball.


Jonas Olsson has a headed effort at goal. Blocked by Yannick Sagbo.


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


Yannick Sagbo challenges Gareth McAuley unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.


Foul by Gareth McAuley on Yannick Sagbo, free kick awarded.


Billy Jones sends in a cross.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Downing calls for Baggies reaction West Brom's players have taken their share of responsibility for Steve Clarke's sacking and are ready to put things right, according to caretaker Keith Downing. Last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Cardiff was the final straw for the West Brom board, who sacked Clarke before the day was out. The loss took Albion's winless run to six games and left them just two points away from trouble in the Barclays Premier League, with another startling stat being that the club have won just three league games all season. It is therefore clear that the fault does not just lie with with manager and Downing is confident the players he will lead against Hull on Saturday know they have some making up to do. "They are a very honest bunch of players," he said. "I have to say, I have been here for five years and every player is very senior and professional in what he does. "They feel accountable and there's a responsibility for everyone when someone loses their job. "It's important we galvanise ourselves and whatever decision comes from the top we need to make sure we control what we can." Downing admitted there had been a real sense of shock in the wake of Clarke's axing, but added that things had settled down during the course of the week. "It's been a difficult time, especially the first couple of days," he said. "Things have started to settle but it's a big shock when anyone loses their job. But we have a game to focus on now." It is an important game too, with Hull one of the sides West Brom are jostling for position with. City have been hard to beat upon their return to the top flight and Albion could have wished for easier opponents. That said, Downing is confident the team will be in the right frame of mind come kick-off. "I've seen it this week (their response), the professionalism of what they're doing and their attitude," he said. "We have to challenge each other and demand from each other, they have to raise their standards by five to 10 per cent. "We have to focus on what we are doing. What I am trying to do is cover all bases, organise them and pick the team. "There is a steely determination to put it right, but that has always been there. I've never seen anyone down tools. We have got to get out of this bad run." The return to fitness of England goalkeeper Ben Foster will give Downing an extra selection problem, although he admitted to being happy at having a full squad to choose from. Like with any club, he knows some players will now be out to prove a point with the old manager having perished. "The slate is clean and we have 23/24 players who feel they want to be in the starting line-up," he said. "I'm sure it will galvanise some of them and the new man will decide... (their futures). A fresh pair of eyes will stir the squad up. "Our form is relegation form but we need to make sure we turn it around and get back to the middle of the table." Hull boss Steve Bruce has condemned West Brom's decision to dismiss Clarke but fears the sacking could work against the Tigers. Bruce's side lost at home to Crystal Palace when an interim manager was in position and that will be the case against Albion. A victory for Hull, who have an impressive defensive record this season, could take them into the top half of the table and Bruce said Clarke was unlucky to have been fired. Bruce said: "Steve Clarke took West Brom to eighth last year, a sign that he is a very good manager. He has a few bad results and suddenly it is him that pays for it, not anybody else. "I feel for Steve because he has had some awful decisions go against him. I remember he was winning at Chelsea a few weeks ago and had an awful penalty given against them, then they were 2-0 up at Aston Villa and he's had some bad decisions go against them." Bruce warned however that it was impossible to predict how West Brom would react. He added: "Sometimes a different voice on the training ground has a response from the players, maybe they will get together and say 'it was harsh on the manager, let's put in a performance for him'. "We played Crystal Palace when Tony Pulis was just in situ and they came up here and turned us over. "Whether it is a negative or positive response we will have to wait and see but we know West Brom have got some very, very good players." Bruce, meanwhile, has played down interest in Valenciennes' Ivory Coast defender Benjamin Angoua, but did not rule out a move for Celtic's Greek striker Georgios Samaras who is out of contract at the end of the season. "I've no real aspiration to bring in a defender, I'm looking at the other end of the pitch - but so is half the world," added Bruce. "You are only as good as your strikers, that's the way it is. "Everyone is aware of the situation with (Samaras') contract and I am sure all of us have looked but he is a good player. But I have not expressed any real interest." Robbie Brady is out with a groin injury. The Republic of Ireland midfielder is now doubtful for all of the Tigers' matches over the Christmas period after the injury has continued to cause problems. Sone Aluko (Achilles) and Stephen Quinn (hamstring) are long-term absentees.

Formation:4231Manager: Keith Downing

West Brom

Formation: 352Manager: Steve Bruce


  • Ben Foster
  • Billy Jones
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • James Morrison
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Chris Brunt
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Diego Lugano
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Matej Vydra
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Saido Berahino



Match Report

Form Guide

  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Hull

Last Meetings

  • Hull
  • 2 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 31/01/2009
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 3
  • Hull
  • 25/10/2008

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • S Long 3
  • G McAuley 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • M Amalfitano 2
  • S Berahino 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • V Anichebe 1
  • C Yacob 1


  • Y Sagbo 2
  • C Davies 1
  • D Graham 1
  • S Aluko 1
  • J Livermore 1
  • D Meyler 1
  • R Brady 1
  • A Elmohamady 1


West Brom

    • Total goals 39
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 13
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins