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The ball is sent over by Somen Tchoyi, clearance made by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Giles Barnes sends in a cross, clearance by Tim Krul.
Peter Lovenkrands scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 3-1 Newcastle.Assist by Andrew Carroll.
Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross.
Danny Simpson produces a cross, clearance by Gabriel Tamas.
Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Steven Reid gets a block in.
Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball.
A goal is scored by Peter Odemwingie from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. West Brom 3-0 Newcastle.Marek Cech provided the assist for the goal.
Peter Odemwingie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Gabriel Tamas takes a shot. Blocked by Sol Campbell.
Gabriel Tamas takes a shot. Sol Campbell gets a block in.
Marek Cech sends in a cross, clearance by Peter Lovenkrands.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt, save by Tim Krul.
Shot from deep inside the area by Peter Odemwingie clears the bar.
Sol Campbell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Steven Reid replaces James Morrison. Free kick awarded for a foul by Sol Campbell on Giles Barnes. Chris Brunt takes the direct free kick.
James Morrison takes a shot. Blocked by Cheik Tiote.
A cross is delivered by Peter Lovenkrands, Alan Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Graham Dorrans.
The ball is crossed by Danny Simpson, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
Chris Brunt takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.
Giles Barnes on for Jerome Thomas.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Danny Simpson gets a block in.
Alan Smith receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Alan Smith. Direct free kick taken by Marek Cech.
Wayne Routledge leaves the field to be replaced by Nile Ranger.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Alan Smith coming on for Danny Guthrie.
Peter Odemwingie grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 2-0 Newcastle.
James Morrison produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by James Morrison misses to the left of the target.
Graham Dorrans challenges Peter Lovenkrands unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Danny Guthrie, Headed effort from inside the box by Sol Campbell misses to the right of the target.
James Morrison takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Somen Tchoyi delivers the ball, clearance made by Sol Campbell.
Foul by Danny Simpson on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, save by Scott Carson.
Somen Tchoyi is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Danny Guthrie is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Jerome Thomas fouled by Danny Guthrie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by Gabriel Tamas. Danny Guthrie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.
Jerome Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Paul Scharner makes a clearance.
Andrew Carroll takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, clearance by Marek Cech.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Clearance made by Paul Scharner.
Cheik Tiote challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Graham Dorrans.
Sanchez Jose Enrique is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Sanchez Jose Enrique concedes a free kick for a foul on Somen Tchoyi. Chris Brunt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line, save made by Tim Krul.
Andrew Carroll has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Somen Tchoyi concedes a free kick for a foul on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
Chris Brunt takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Close range strike by Paul Scharner goes over the bar.
Somen Tchoyi delivers the ball, Sol Campbell manages to make a clearance.
Wayne Routledge sends in a cross, Steven Taylor takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Graham Dorrans manages to make a clearance.
Graham Dorrans concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Guthrie. Danny Guthrie crosses the ball in from the free kick, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
Chris Brunt takes the outswinging corner, Andrew Carroll makes a clearance.
Chris Brunt takes the inswinging corner, Sol Campbell makes a clearance.
Jerome Thomas delivers the ball, Steven Taylor makes a clearance.
Sol Campbell delivers the ball, Paul Scharner manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Wayne Routledge on Marek Cech, free kick awarded. Scott Carson takes the direct free kick.
Danny Guthrie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Peter Odemwingie makes a clearance.
Peter Lovenkrands replaces Shola Ameobi.
Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Paul Scharner, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Guthrie.
Wayne Routledge delivers the ball, save made by Scott Carson.
James Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.
Marek Cech crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Morrison by Danny Guthrie. Chris Brunt crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Sol Campbell.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line played to the near post.
Shot from 12 yards from Somen Tchoyi. Save by Tim Krul.
Centre by Marek Cech.
Goal scored by Somen Tchoyi from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Newcastle.Assist by Chris Brunt.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball.
The ball is crossed by Jerome Thomas, Tim Krul makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Jerome Thomas, Steven Taylor makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the right by-line to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Shola Ameobi goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Danny Guthrie takes the outswinging corner, Steven Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson.
Wayne Routledge crosses the ball.
Graham Dorrans takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
The ball is crossed by Gonzalo Jara.
A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance made by Paul Scharner.
Foul by Somen Tchoyi on Sanchez Jose Enrique, free kick awarded. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
Peter Odemwingie has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Jonas Gutierrez receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Jonas Gutierrez concedes a free kick for a foul on Gonzalo Jara. Paul Scharner takes the direct free kick.
Somen Tchoyi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Somen Tchoyi on Cheik Tiote. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, Sol Campbell manages to make a clearance.
Chris Brunt takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
Graham Dorrans has a drilled shot. Blocked by Peter Odemwingie.
Corner taken by Chris Brunt played to the near post, Shot from inside the area by Paul Scharner clears the bar.
Somen Tchoyi produces a cross, blocked by Jonas Gutierrez.
A cross is delivered by Jerome Thomas, Cheik Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Jerome Thomas produces a cross, Sol Campbell makes a clearance.
Gonzalo Jara crosses the ball.
Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line to the near post, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Somen Tchoyi, Sol Campbell makes a clearance.
Paul Scharner challenges Andrew Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
The ball is sent over by Somen Tchoyi, clearance made by Danny Simpson.
James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie. Direct free kick taken by Danny Simpson.
The game gets underway.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The match restarts for the second half.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Hughton speculation `incredible` - Di Matteo
West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo admits he is baffled by the constant speculation surrounding the future of his Newcastle counterpart Chris Hughton ahead of Sunday's meeting at The Hawthorns.
Di Matteo and Hughton led their respective sides to promotion from the Championship last season, but while Di Matteo has earned plaudits for his efforts at Albion, Hughton's position has been under the microscope despite a decent start to the Barclays Premier League campaign.
Di Matteo said: "I just find the speculation about Chris incredible.
"He has done such a brilliant job since last year, when he was temporary manager. Basically he has stabilised the club and got them promoted and got them in a good position.
"Yet he is being questioned. It is incredible and, as a fellow manager, I can't believe it. But other people might have a different opinion.
"It is definitely strange looking from here. We don't know the facts, but looking from outside it seems incredible."
Di Matteo will check on the fitness of a quintet of players ahead of Sunday's game.
Chris Brunt (groin), Peter Odemwingie (knee), James Morrison (back), Paul Scharner (knee) and Nicky Shorey (illness) will all be assessed.
Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will serve the second game of a two-match ban after his sending-off at Everton.
The Baggies will be looking to build on last weekend's impressive 4-1 win at Goodison Park but Di Matteo is aware how fortunes can quickly change during the second half of a campaign.
He said: "I can only speak for ourselves and I think we are pleased with the points we have at this stage of the season. But we realise you can go down the table very quickly, as you can go up it very quickly.
"With a couple of wins you go up and, with three or four games without a win, you slide down.
"It's all very narrow and tight but, as a newly-promoted club, you need a good start to give yourselves a chance.
"Then in December and January there are some important times because you play a lot of games and your squad can be stretched.
"That is probably when the bigger clubs with the bigger squads and strength can pull away."
Di Matteo added: "Hull had a good start a couple of years ago and couldn't win a game after that and the same happened to Sunderland last season.
"It can happen, but not just to us. It can happen to anybody because it's very difficult in the Premier League."
Di Matteo is aware Albion will have to be on their guard if they are to snuff out the threat of Newcastle striker Andy Carroll.
He said: "Carroll has continued his development and he is very good.
"We could see last season that he was a good player and, when Newcastle got promoted, you could see they had a good centre-forward in their team in Carroll. He is just confirming that this season.
"It is difficult to play against Andy Carroll because he is dangerous and he is good with his feet too. It's not just in the air.
"He is almost unstoppable and we have seen it in the Barclays Premier League so I don't think it is just one person's job, it is for the whole back four and the team to stop him."
Newcastle welcome back midfielder Joey Barton for the encounter following the completion of his three-match ban for punching Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen.
But centre-back pairing Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson, who signed a new long-term contract this week, both serve the second of their three-match bans while captain Kevin Nolan is also out with an ankle problem.
Goalkeeper Steve Harper (shoulder) resumed training this week while Leon Best (ankle) is also closing in on a return, but Ryan Taylor (ankle ligaments), Dan Gosling (knee) and Hatem Ben Arfa (leg) remain on the sidelines.
Late show gives Albion win
West Brom climbed into the top half of the Barclays Premier League as two-goal Peter Odemwingie and Somen Tchoyi earned them a 3-1 win over Newcastle.
Tchoyi's first goal at the Hawthorns gave the Baggies a deserved half-time lead after they dominated the opening 45 minutes.
Then Odemwingie wrapped up the points with his fifth goal of the campaign and another in the closing seconds to take his side past the 20-point mark before Peter Lovenkrands' last-gasp reply.
It sealed back to back league wins for Roberto Di Matteo's side after a slump in fortunes in November and their first over the Geordies in 18 attempts.
Newcastle could have no complaints about the outcome with Chris Brunt sparkling in a central midfield role and Odemwingie causing constant problems.
Andy Carroll hardly had a look-in and Newcastle's mini revival after the break was too little, too late.
The home side were the first to settle and the opening chance fell to Paul Scharner after a Chris Brunt corner was flicked onto the far post but he volleyed over from a narrow angle.
Newcastle were struggling to get out of their own half and Brunt drilled a 25 yard effort wide after being teed up by Tchoyi.
Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez was the first player to be yellow carded after 20 minutes for holding back Jara.
A clearance from Sol Campbell bounced off Tchoyi into the path of Odemwingie who had a run at goal but his shot flew across the face of goal.
Newcastle started to come more of the game and Carroll failed to make contact with an overhead kick after Albion failed to clear a Danny Guthrie corner.
Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi got free of his marker at another Guthrie corner but directed his header over the bar when he should have at least hit the target.
After 32 minutes Tchoyi broke the deadlock with his first goal at the Hawthorns - and his fourth of the campaign.
Brunt found Tchoyi in space inside the box and he cut inside Jose Enrique before curling a left-footed drive past Tim Krul from 15 yards out.
Tchoyi visibly grew in confidence and forced Krul to turn a fierce shot from a narrow angle for a corner after good play by Odemwingie and Jara.
James Morrison flicked a header wide from a Marek Cech centre and the Scotland international then forced Krul into a low save to his left.
Newcastle boss Chris Hughton made a half-time change with Lovenkrands replacing Ameobi.
Krul was relieved when Steven Taylor's flick header flew just over his own bar from a Jerome Thomas cross.
But Scott Carson was forced to make a fine save after 50 minutes to keep his side in front.
Wayne Routledge delivered an inviting cross from the right and Taylor's powerful header was parried away by the England keeper.
Carroll had a first sniff of a goal but dragged his shot across the face of the six yard box under pressure from Gabriel Tamas.
Enrique was yellow carded after 57 minutes after holding back Tchoyi.
Newcastle were looking more dangerous and Gutierrez jinked his way into the box and saw his deflected cross-shot evade Carson but Cech was on hand to clear close to the goal-line.
The half clearance fell to Carroll but he lacked composure in firing high and wide.
Guthrie became the third Newcastle to be cautioned for a late tackle on Thomas.
The game was more open and Krul saved low to his left from Morrison after good play by Tchoyi.
Morrison was only inches wide with another good attempt but after 71 minutes Odemwingie doubled Albion's lead with his fifth goal of the campaign.
Guthrie slipped over on the halfway line and left Odemwingie with a clear run of goal and he kept his composure before slipping a left-footed shot wide of Krul.
Guthrie had injured himself and was stretchered off and replaced by Alan Smith who was immediately booked for a crude lunge at Thomas.
Albion finished the stronger of the two sides and Krul beat out a pile-driver from Brunt before Campbell was booked for a foul on substitute Steven Reid.
With a minute remaining, Cech had the vision to find Odemwingie and he calmly took the ball around Krul before firing home.
Lovenkrands scored a consolation goal from close range in injury-time.
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