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  • Date:21 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
Goal!

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92:57 +2.57

The ball is crossed by Nedum Onuoha, free kick awarded for a foul by Boudewijn Zenden on James Morrison. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.

92:16 +2.16

Chris Brunt challenges Kieran Richardson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

90:18 +0.18

Boudewijn Zenden delivers the ball, clearance by Marek Cech.

89:43

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martyn Waghorn played to the near post, clearance made by Marek Cech.

88:54

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jordan Henderson, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

87:57

Caution for Steven Reid. Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Steven Reid results in a free kick. Jordan Henderson crosses the ball in from the free kick, James Morrison gets a block in.

87:21

Chris Brunt takes a shot.

86:01

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Paulo Da Silva manages to make a clearance.

85:23

(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Nicky Shorey coming on for Youssouf Mulumbu.

84:53

Close range shot by Martyn Waghorn goes wide of the left-hand upright.

83:59

Martyn Waghorn on for Cristian Riveros. Corner taken by Boudewijn Zenden from the left by-line to the near post.

83:43

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.

82:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Titus Bramble on Giles Barnes. Booking for Titus Bramble. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Morrison from left channel.

81:44

Steven Reid is brought on as a substitute for Graham Dorrans.

81:14

Danny Welbeck produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

81:14

Boudewijn Zenden has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

80:02

Peter Odemwingie finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from James Morrison.

79:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paulo Da Silva on Peter Odemwingie. Paulo Da Silva receives a caution. Gonzalo Jara restarts play with the free kick.

78:38

Gonzalo Jara concedes a free kick for a foul on Boudewijn Zenden. Jordan Henderson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Gabriel Tamas manages to make a clearance.

76:50

Boudewijn Zenden crosses the ball, Nedum Onuoha takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.

76:11

Outswinging corner taken by Jordan Henderson.

75:41

Kieran Richardson takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.

75:24

Foul by Marek Cech on Cristian Riveros, free kick awarded. Titus Bramble takes the free kick.

75:07

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Paulo Da Silva gets a block in.

74:50

Marek Cech fouled by Fraizer Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Marek Cech restarts play with the free kick.

73:58

Boudewijn Zenden sends in a cross.

72:43

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

72:36

Nedum Onuoha produces a cross, save by Scott Carson.

71:19

The official flags Chris Brunt offside. Indirect free kick taken by Nedum Onuoha.

70:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gonzalo Jara on Boudewijn Zenden. Boudewijn Zenden restarts play with the free kick.

70:25

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Brunt.

68:45

Peter Odemwingie fouled by Paulo Da Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Graham Dorrans, save made by Scott Carson.

67:09

Boudewijn Zenden is penalised for a handball. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.

66:41

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

66:11

Danny Welbeck is brought on as a substitute for Ahmed Elmohamady.

65:51

Steed Malbranque leaves the field to be replaced by Boudewijn Zenden.

64:56

The ball is swung over by Jordan Henderson, save by Scott Carson.

63:47

The ball is crossed by Giles Barnes, Chris Brunt takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

63:02

A cross is delivered by Giles Barnes, clearance by Paulo Da Silva.

60:50

Peter Odemwingie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.

58:11

A cross is delivered by Cristian Riveros, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

57:55

Nedum Onuoha sends in a cross, Gabriel Tamas manages to make a clearance.

55:13

Gabriel Tamas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell. Strike on goal comes in from Kieran Richardson from the free kick.

54:37

Giles Barnes sends in a cross, save made by Simon Mignolet.

53:02

Unfair challenge on Giles Barnes by Steed Malbranque results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Graham Dorrans from the free kick.

52:36

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Dorrans, clearance made by Titus Bramble.

52:18

Gonzalo Jara crosses the ball, clearance by Fraizer Campbell.

51:56

A cross is delivered by Giles Barnes, clearance made by Paulo Da Silva.

50:58

Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Steed Malbranque, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara.

50:03

Peter Odemwingie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

49:29

Giles Barnes delivers the ball, clearance by Kieran Richardson.

47:09

Jonas Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Bent. The ball is delivered by Jordan Henderson, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Darren Bent misses to the right of the target.

46:39 +1.39

Chris Brunt sends in a cross.

45:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ahmed Elmohamady on Marek Cech. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Carson.

45:28

Inswinging corner taken by Jordan Henderson.

45:01

Giles Barnes comes on in place of Jerome Thomas.

44:39

The ball is sent over by Cristian Riveros.

44:39

The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady.

44:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Youssouf Mulumbu. Jordan Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

41:24

Chris Brunt sends in a cross, clearance by Nedum Onuoha.

40:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Riveros by James Morrison. Titus Bramble takes the free kick.

37:59

The referee blows for offside against Marek Cech. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

36:50

The ball is crossed by Kieran Richardson, save by Scott Carson.

35:36

Unfair challenge on Cristian Riveros by Jonas Olsson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jordan Henderson, Scott Carson makes a save.

35:36

Jonas Olsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cristian Riveros. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jordan Henderson, save made by Scott Carson.

32:47

Fraizer Campbell challenges Jonas Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gabriel Tamas takes the free kick.

31:59

Marek Cech sends in a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Chris Brunt clears the crossbar.

31:41

Nedum Onuoha concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerome Thomas. Jerome Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

30:17

Graham Dorrans produces a cross, blocked by Paulo Da Silva.

29:27

Jerome Thomas delivers the ball, clearance by Jordan Henderson.

28:21

Marek Cech has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

28:13

A cross is delivered by Jerome Thomas.

27:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jordan Henderson. Scott Carson takes the indirect free kick.

27:04

Jordan Henderson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Carson takes the free kick.

26:33

Jordan Henderson takes the outswinging corner, Chris Brunt makes a clearance.

26:25

Centre by Kieran Richardson, clearance made by Marek Cech.

26:04

Unfair challenge on Nedum Onuoha by Jerome Thomas results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ahmed Elmohamady.

25:12

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball, blocked by Gonzalo Jara.

24:15

Cristian Riveros takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

23:40

Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, Paulo Da Silva makes a clearance.

23:11

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, save by Simon Mignolet.

22:58

Peter Odemwingie produces a cross, blocked by Paulo Da Silva.

19:56

James Morrison delivers the ball.

18:44

Kieran Richardson takes a shot.

17:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marek Cech on Ahmed Elmohamady. Darren Bent produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

17:11

Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Henderson. Chris Brunt shown a yellow card. Indirect free kick taken by Kieran Richardson.

13:11

Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Kieran Richardson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

12:16

Youssouf Mulumbu concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraizer Campbell. Kieran Richardson takes the indirect free kick.

10:39

Darren Bent is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.

10:02

Foul by Cristian Riveros on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. Marek Cech takes the free kick.

9:28

James Morrison has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

7:53

Steed Malbranque fouled by Gonzalo Jara, the ref awards a free kick. Kieran Richardson takes the indirect free kick.

6:53

Jerome Thomas produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

6:53

Shot by Peter Odemwingie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

4:14

Ahmed Elmohamady challenges Jonas Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.

3:41

A cross is delivered by Youssouf Mulumbu.

3:32

The ball is swung over by Graham Dorrans, clearance by Paulo Da Silva.

2:25

Jerome Thomas is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Steed Malbranque restarts play with the free kick.

2:25

James Morrison is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Steed Malbranque.

2:25

Handball by James Morrison. Paulo Da Silva restarts play with the free kick.

The game begins.

The referee blows for half time.

The second half kicks off.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Di Matteo: New boy can give baggies boost Roberto Di Matteo is hoping new blood can provide a much-needed lift for West Brom after the signing of Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie from Lokomotiv Moscow was confirmed. The 29-year-old passed a medical and agreed terms last Friday and the deal was finalised the next day but the player then had to secure a work permit and visa. Odemwingie, who has signed a two-year deal with the option of a further year, arrived back in England on Thursday night and could make his debut against Sunderland if the club receive international clearance in time. The Baggies are looking to bounce back after marking their return to the Barclays Premier League last weekend with a 6-0 thrashing by Chelsea. Di Matteo told the club's official website, www.wba.co.uk: "I'm delighted to welcome Peter to the club. "He is an exciting international, has a great CV and I'm sure seeing a player of his calibre coming into the club will give everyone a lift. "Peter has got great pace, is two-footed, scores goals and has good experience at a very high level. "We've brought him in as a striker but he can also play out wide, which gives me options." Odemwingie is Di Matteo's sixth permanent signing of the summer, following Steven Reid, Gabriel Tamas, Pablo Ibanez, Boaz Myhill and Nicky Shorey to The Hawthorns. The Italian gave debuts to Tamas and Ibanez last weekend, and he will resist the temptation to make wholesale changes against the Black Cats despite their sobering experience at Stamford Bridge. Di Matteo, who has already confirmed captain Scott Carson will keep his place in goal, said: "There might be a couple of changes but not many. "Scott knows he made a mistake and he is disappointed about it. But I have confidence in him and I would like him to show tomorrow that he can win us some points." Two players who will definitely not be available are striker Ishmael Miller (thigh) and defender Joe Mattock (ankle), who have both been ruled out for up to a month after picking up injuries in training this week. Meanwhile, Sunderland striker Darren Bent has no fears that he will be hit by `second season syndrome' as he attempts to build on his superb start on Wearside. The 26-year-old fired himself into contention for a place in England's World Cup finals squad with a 25-goal haul after completing a #10million switch to the Stadium of Light last summer, only to be omitted from Fabio Capello's final 23. Missing out on a second successive chance to appear on the world stage still hurts the former Ipswich, Charlton and Tottenham frontman, but he is ready to channel his frustration into terrorising Barclays Premier League defences once again. Bent is sure to be paid even more attention this time around after his exploits last season, but he is confident the goals will flow once again after getting off the mark at the first attempt in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Birmingham. He said: "I remember when I first went to Charlton, my first season in the Premier League, and I scored 22, people were talking about, 'Can he do it the second season?', and I managed to do it that second season. "I went to Spurs and it didn't really happen, but I still scored goals even there. "But the thing is, I am a seasoned pro now and all I have got to keep doing is working hard and hopefully the chances will come." Bent will go into battle with West Brom expecting to be paid close attention, but happy to take on the challenge for the team's cause. He said: "If they put two people on me or mark me extra tightly, it's definitely going to free up some space for Fraizer [Campbell] or Danny [Welbeck] or one of the midfield players to get a chance. "If that's the case, then I am still helping the team out." Bruce will have to make changes with skipper Lee Cattermole suspended as a result of his red card against Birmingham and John Mensah set to miss several weeks with a hamstring injury. However, the manager was able field new signings Simon Mignolet, Nedum Onuoha, Titus Bramble, Ahmed Elmohamady, Cristian Riveros and Welbeck last weekend and while he knows it will take time for the likes of Elmohamady and Riveros in particular to settle in, he is happy with the business he has done to date. He said: "I was delighted with what I saw last week, the way the team shaped up. There's a youthfulness about us and a youthful exuberance that goes with it."

Formation:451Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

West Brom

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Bruce

Sunderland

  • Scott Carson
  • Gonzalo Jara
  • Gabriel Tamas
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Marek Cech
  • James Morrison
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Chris Brunt
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Jerome Thomas
  • SUBS
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Ibanez Pablo
  • Giles Barnes
  • Roman Bednar
  • Steven Reid
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Simon Cox

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Match Report

Baggies new boy arrives in style Peter Odemwingie scored a late goal on his debut to give West Brom all three Barclays Premier League points against Sunderland at the Hawthorns. Odemwingie, whose transfer from Lokomotiv Moscow had only been confirmed 24 hours earlier, wasted little time in making a name for himself at his new club, taking on James Morrison's pass and slotting home the winner with nine minutes to go. The victory marked a spirited response from the Baggies, who had started the day bottom of the Barclays Premier League table after they were thrashed 6-0 at Chelsea last week. Having received international clearance to play, Nigeria forward Odemwingie was straight in the thick of the action, latching onto Chris Brunt's measured through-ball in the eighth minute and shooting narrowly wide. Albion continued to press forward, with Morrison chesting down a failed clearance and sending a volley wide of goal. At the other end Darren Bent, wearing the captain's armband in the suspended Lee Cattermole's absence, looked to have beaten the offside trap, only for the referee's assistant to raise his flag as the England striker fired at Scott Carson. Sunderland then won a free-kick just outside the box, but former Baggies man Kieran Richardson could only curl it over the bar. Albion responded with Morrison breaking down the right, beating two men and delivering a cross that was just too high for Brunt. The hosts' passing game was starting to come together and Jerome Thomas' cross just before the half-hour mark found Brunt, who couldn't get a shot away but teed up a rather wild effort from Marek Cech. Soon after, Albion supporters cried out for a penalty when they felt Jordan Henderson had handled inside the box, but referee Kevin Friend waved play on. The Baggies kept up the tempo and Thomas almost made the most of an error of judgment by Simon Mignolet by rounding the Black Cats keeper near the byline, but there was no-one in the middle for him to pass to. Cech then sent in a cross that Brunt met with an acrobatic but off-target attempt. It was Sunderland who started the second half brighter, with Fraizer Campbell doing well to keep the ball in and hoisting a cross into the box which caused a scramble before Cech managed to clear. Bent then got his head to Henderson's free-kick, but could not guide his effort the right side of the post. Albion wrestled back possession and won a free-kick in a decent position, only for Graham Dorrans to put it high over the bar. Giles Barnes, brought on at half-time for Thomas, then produced a useful cross, but Mignolet was able to dive on it. Richardson was next to try his luck from a set-piece in the danger zone and, although going closer than Dorrans, he also missed. Brunt then rose to head Barnes' cross goalwards, but Mignolet made a comfortable catch. With a little over 20 minutes remaining, Sunderland boss Steve Bruce threw on Danny Welbeck and Boudewijn Zenden as the visitors went in search of a winner. It was Albion who were back on the attack though, with Barnes again the provider of a cross into the box which Mignolet just managed to divert away from a crowd of players. Odemwingie then created some space for himself and attempted to unleash a piledriver on the edge of the box that powered straight into Paulo Da Silva. Play switched once more and Richardson saw a curling shot loop over the bar before Nedum Onuoha headed Zenden's cross at Carson. But it was the hosts who finally made the breakthrough in the 81st minute, with Odemwingie bagging his debut goal after collecting the ball from Morrison, turning and sliding a low shot under Mignolet. Bruce reacted by putting on Martyn Waghorn for Cristian Riveros and the young striker nearly made an immediate impact but planted his effort wide from a corner. West Brom were then inches away from making it 2-0 with Brunt cracking a long-range attempt against the crossbar, before Friend blew his whistle for full-time to ensure the Baggies secured the spoils.

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