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  • Date:01 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:26,430
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

94mins

The ball is sent over by Cheick Tiote.

93mins

Corner taken by Hatem Ben Arfa.

91mins

The ball is crossed by Davide Santon.

89mins

Zoltan Gera gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Massadio Haidara.

89mins

Massadio Haidara concedes a free kick for a foul on Saido Berahino.

88mins

Zoltan Gera on for Nicolas Anelka.

87mins

Saido Berahino scores a penalty. West Brom 1-0 Newcastle.

86mins

Matej Vydra fouled by Tim Krul, the ref awards a Penalty.

84mins

Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

84mins

Loic Remy challenges Youssouf Mulumbu unfairly and gives away a free kick.

83mins

Clearance made by Davide Santon.

82mins

Liam Ridgewell takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

79mins

Tim Krul takes the free kick.

79mins

Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Loic Remy.

79mins

Yohan Cabaye manages to make a clearance.

79mins

Davide Santon makes a clearance.

77mins

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

77mins

Morgan Amalfitano crosses the ball.

76mins

Massadio Haidara joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shola Ameobi.

76mins

Tim Krul makes a clearance.

75mins

Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

74mins

A cross is delivered by Nicolas Anelka.

74mins

A cross is delivered by Morgan Amalfitano.

72mins

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Yohan Cabaye has an effort at goal. Ben Foster makes a block.

69mins

Nicolas Anelka takes a weak shot. Tim Krul catches the ball.

68mins

Clearance made by Mike Williamson.

66mins

Tim Krul takes the free kick.

66mins

The offside flag is raised against Nicolas Anelka.

65mins

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa comes on in place of Fabricio Coloccini.

62mins

The referee sends off Mathieu Debuchy for serious foul play.

62mins

Mathieu Debuchy challenges Claudio Yacob unfairly and gives away a free kick.

62mins

A cross is delivered by Morgan Amalfitano.

61mins

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Loic Remy.

60mins

Clearance made by Hatem Ben Arfa.

60mins

Free kick taken by Claudio Yacob.

59mins

Foul by Moussa Sissoko on Liam Ridgewell, free kick awarded.

58mins

Loic Remy takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

57mins

Liam Ridgewell takes the free kick.

57mins

Shola Ameobi challenges Jonas Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57mins

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

57mins

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Mike Williamson gets a block in.

56mins

Clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.

54mins

Cheick Tiote takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Foster blocks the ball.

54mins

Free kick crossed by Yohan Cabaye.

54mins

Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Yohan Cabaye unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53mins

The ball is crossed by Moussa Sissoko.

51mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgan Amalfitano on Hatem Ben Arfa.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko by Saido Berahino results in a free kick.

50mins

Mathieu Debuchy produces a cross.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson by Shola Ameobi.

46mins

Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

46mins

The match restarts for the second half.

46mins

Morgan Amalfitano sends in a cross.

46mins

Yoan Gouffran goes off and Hatem Ben Arfa comes on.

46mins

Saido Berahino comes on in place of Billy Jones.

44mins

The half-time whistle blows.

44mins

Nicolas Anelka takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

44mins

Chris Brunt delivers the ball.

42mins

Loic Remy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson.

41mins

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Shola Ameobi, free kick awarded.

40mins

Tim Krul takes the free kick.

40mins

Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote.

40mins

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shola Ameobi on Claudio Yacob.

35mins

Clearance made by Moussa Sissoko.

34mins

The ball is delivered by Davide Santon.

32mins

The offside flag is raised against Nicolas Anelka.

31mins

Foul by Shola Ameobi on Jonas Olsson, free kick awarded.

30mins

The ball is crossed by Morgan Amalfitano.

30mins

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

29mins

Header at goal by Jonas Olsson misses to the right.

28mins

Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Chris Brunt makes a clearance.

26mins

Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the .

26mins

Morgan Amalfitano manages to make a clearance.

26mins

The ball is swung over by Mathieu Debuchy.

25mins

Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.

22mins

The ball is sent over by Moussa Sissoko.

20mins

Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

20mins

Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

20mins

Yoan Gouffran crosses the ball.

19mins

Free kick taken by Morgan Amalfitano.

19mins

Morgan Amalfitano fouled by Davide Santon, the ref awards a free kick.

17mins

Handball by Yoan Gouffran.

17mins

Loic Remy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Nicolas Anelka.

17mins

Corner from the taken by Yohan Cabaye.

17mins

Clearance made by Billy Jones.

17mins

A cross is delivered by Loic Remy.

16mins

The ball is delivered by Liam Ridgewell.

15mins

Shot by Morgan Amalfitano missed to the right of the target.

12mins

Morgan Amalfitano crosses the ball.

12mins

Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.

12mins

Clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

9mins

The official flags Nicolas Anelka offside.

8mins

Davide Santon manages to make a clearance.

8mins

Chris Brunt takes the free kick.

8mins

Moussa Sissoko challenges Stephane Sessegnon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

6mins

Morgan Amalfitano takes a weak shot. Tim Krul blocks the ball.

6mins

Davide Santon sends in a cross.

5mins

Free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.

5mins

Shola Ameobi is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

2mins

Ben Foster takes the free kick.

2mins

Shola Ameobi challenges Jonas Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

1mins

Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Downing backing for Berahino West Brom caretaker manager Keith Downing has backed Saido Berahino to handle the expectations being heaped upon him. The 20-year-old striker has burst onto the Barclays Premier League scene this season, scoring seven goals, and has even been tipped to win a place in the England World Cup squad under former Baggies boss Roy Hodgson. He made his first start for nearly a month in the 3-3 draw with West Ham on Saturday and more than justified his inclusion, netting the third goal to earn West Brom a point before being denied a winner by a post. Downing said: "I'm really pleased. I started here as a youth coach so I know Saido well, I've seen his progression through the age groups and he's a talent, which you've seen against West Ham. "He's maturing, he's still got a lot to learn, but he's working with good players around him, learning every day. He just has to deal with the success. "Like anything, you become suddenly a household name and it's difficult for a young boy to get accustomed to that. "I think he will cope. He's got good people around him. There's me telling him off here and there, keeping him under wraps. He's got to live and learn as he goes along." Berahino joined Albion soon after moving to the UK from Burundi aged 10 and signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract at the Hawthorns earlier this month. Following his starring role against the Hammers, Berahino credited his team-mates for helping him learn, in particular Nicolas Anelka, who scored the other two goals at Upton Park. Downing's biggest decision ahead of Wednesday's clash with Newcastle will be whether to play Anelka following the furore caused by his 'quenelle' goal celebration. The gesture is controversial in France because of its association with anti-Semitism. Anelka has stated on Twitter it was nothing more than a dedication to a comedian friend who brought the gesture to prominence but West Brom have conceded it caused offence and he has agreed not to repeat it. The Football Association is investigating but Anelka is free to play for now. West Brom have gone nine Premier League games without a victory but they have managed three successive draws against Hull, Tottenham and West Ham. Downing has already ruled himself out of taking the job on a permanent basis, although the former Cheltenham boss admitted a return to management does appeal. If Downing decides not to play Anelka then Shane Long should be fit to return after a calf strain. Winger Chris Brunt (back) is also expected to be okay but striker Victor Anichebe (groin) is a major doubt. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will head into 2014 grateful to be doing so in far happier mood than he was 12 months ago. The 52-year-old entered 2013 having endured a dreadful November and December in the Barclays Premier League, winning just two of the 11 games his side played and taking only seven points from a possible 33 in the process. This time around, the Magpies collected 22 of the 30 points they contested during the corresponding period and will negotiate the turn of the year looking towards Europe rather than the Sky Bet Championship. Pardew said with a smile: "I feel like I am standing on top of the world at the moment compared to where I was last year. "You have to have faith in your ability and faith in the work that you do. "As a manager, you know you have ups and downs unless you are at one of the very, very big clubs and are fortunate enough to have the finance to have 22 full internationals, like Manchester City and Chelsea and Manchester United and Arsenal. "We haven't got that luxury, so it's not a great day every week, and you have to accept that." Newcastle, of course, spent significantly during the January transfer window in a bid to stave off relegation, something they only just achieved as they limped over the line at the end of a demoralising season. But their summer dealings were minimal with loan signing Loic Remy the only man to be added to the senior ranks, much to the disbelief and annoyance of the club's fans. But the Magpies will run out at West Brom in eighth place having only slipped out of the top six as a result of a 1-0 home defeat by leaders Arsenal on Sunday. Pardew has no fresh injury problems ahead of the game, but faces a series of decisions over how to give his side the best chance of winning the game. He restored Cheick Tiote to his engine room after suspension for the clash with the Gunners, but that meant a return to the bench for potential match-winner Hatem Ben Arfa.

Formation:4231Manager: Keith Downing

West Brom

Formation: 4231Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLDDD
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Newcastle
  • LWDWWL

Last Meetings

  • Newcastle
  • 2 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 30/11/2013
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 20/04/2013
  • Newcastle
  • 2 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 28/10/2012
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 3
  • Newcastle
  • 25/03/2012
  • Newcastle
  • 2 - 3
  • West Brom
  • 21/12/2011
  • Newcastle
  • 3 - 3
  • West Brom
  • 22/05/2011

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • S Long 3
  • S Berahino 3
  • N Anelka 2
  • G McAuley 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • M Amalfitano 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • V Anichebe 1
  • C Yacob 1
  • M Vydra 1

Newcastle

  • L Remy 10
  • Y Gouffran 6
  • Y Cabaye 5
  • H Ben Arfa 2
  • M Debuchy 1
  • M Sissoko 1
  • P Dummett 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 22
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Newcastle

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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