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  • Bednar (13), Zuiverloon (86)
  • Date:2010-02-09
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:23146
  • Referee:Wright, K

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

88mins

It's red. He's off. Cliff Byrne has been sent off.

86mins

Goal!! West Brom have scored with Gianni Zuiverloon putting it in the back of the net.

81mins

West Brom are replacing Chris Brunt with Gianni Zuiverloon.

80mins

Scunthorpe are replacing Sam Togwell with Grant McCann.

75mins

Frank Nouble is replaced by Abdoulaye Meite.

65mins

Robert Koren is replaced by Simon Cox.

62mins

Donal McDermott is being taken off, Martyn Woolford has come on in his place.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by K Wright

45mins

The referee has booked Matthew Sparrow.

23mins

Brendan Moloney is replaced by Ian Morris.

22mins

Chris Brunt goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

13mins

Goal!! Roman Bednar scores for West Brom.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

West Brom face Scunthorpe at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th.


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Match Report

Roman Bednar continued his impressive run of form to help fire West Bromwich Albion back to the top of the Championship for the first time since November following a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe.

Albion's victory against Scunthorpe saw them leapfrog former pacesetters Newcastle United on goal difference after they crashed to defeat at Derby County.

Bednar grabbed his sixth goal in seven league games in the 13th minute to put Albion on course for a fourth successive win and send Scunthorpe slipping to back-to-back defeats.

Substitute Gianni Zuiverloon made the game safe five minutes from time when he collected a pass from Bednar and beat goalkeeper Joe Murphy at his near post.

To add to Scunthorpe's agony, they ended the game with ten men after skipper Cliff Byrne was sent off for an 87th minute challenge on Andwele Slory.

The margin of Albion's victory should have been greater as they squandered a host of chances.

But Scunthorpe could not take advantage of that with their dangerman Michael O'Connor failing to make the most of the two chances that came his way.

After surviving an early scare when Sam Togwell fired just over the bar from 20 yards, Albion took charge and it was only a matter of time before before they broke the deadlock.

Bednar should have made the breakthrough after just eight minutes only to blaze over the bar from eight yards after good work by Frank Nouble, who was making his debut following his arrival on loan from West Ham.

Joe Mattock then fired just wide and Nouble was denied by Murphy before Bednar finally made the Albion pressure pay.

A sweeping pass from Gonzalo Jara picked out Robert Koren on the right wing and his cross was converted from six yards by Bednar.

Scunthorpe, who briefly threatened when O'Connor's long range drive was held by Scott Carson, were fortunate to get to half-time not trailing by a bigger margin.

Chris Brunt's goalbound drive was blocked by central defender Rob Jones before Nouble was frustrated for a second time by Murphy.

Albion continued to waste openings after the interval with Brunt the chief culprit.

The Northern Ireland international winger was frustrated by Murphy and then fired wide after a powerful run into the area.

In between his two chances, O'Connor should really have done better but failed to hit the target from the edge of the area and Scunthorpe were punished when Zuiverloon put the result beyond doubt.

West Bromwich Albion

Scunthorpe United

Corners

143

Fouls

109

Goal attempts

118

Shots off target

37

Offsides

13

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