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  • Date:25 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:25,311
  • Odemwingie (2) Morrison (40)
    Odemwingie (47) Andrews (90)

Live Commentary

90:14 +0.14

Keith Andrews gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. West Brom 4-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Graham Dorrans.


James Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.


Shot from 12 yards from Nicky Shorey. Phillip Bardsley gets a block in.


Nicky Shorey produces a cross.


The ball is swung over by Phillip Bardsley, clearance made by Graham Dorrans.


The ball is crossed by James McClean.


Stephane Sessegnon challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.


The ball is crossed by Fraizer Campbell, Liam Ridgewell manages to make a clearance.


Craig Gardner produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.


Centre by Stephane Sessegnon, blocked by Keith Andrews.


Fraizer Campbell is ruled offside. Shane Long is brought on as a substitute for Peter Odemwingie. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.


James McClean produces a cross.


James McClean produces a cross, Steven Reid gets a block in.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Odemwingie. John O'Shea takes the direct free kick.


James McClean sends in a cross, Ben Foster makes a save.


Nicky Shorey comes on in place of Youssouf Mulumbu.


James McClean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Reid. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.


Unfair challenge on Phillip Bardsley by Graham Dorrans results in a free kick. Graham Dorrans receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Wayne Bridge delivers the ball, Michael Turner has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.


John O'Shea concedes a free kick for a foul on James Morrison. John O'Shea booked for unsporting behaviour. Graham Dorrans takes the free kick.


The ball is sent over by Wayne Bridge.


Craig Gardner challenges Youssouf Mulumbu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.


The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by John O'Shea.


Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.


Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, save made by Simon Mignolet.


Shot from 6 yards from Marc-Antoine Fortune. Clearance by Michael Turner.


James Morrison takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.


Wayne Bridge sends in a cross, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.


Marc-Antoine Fortune has an effort at goal. Jerome Thomas goes off and Graham Dorrans comes on.


Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John O'Shea. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.


A cross is delivered by Craig Gardner, save made by Ben Foster.


Steven Reid is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.


Drilled right-footed shot by Keith Andrews. Simon Mignolet makes a save.


Craig Gardner takes a shot from 25 yards. Save made by Ben Foster.


Wayne Bridge replaces Sebastian Larsson.


Corner taken right-footed by James Morrison, clearance by Nicklas Bendtner.


James Morrison delivers the ball, clearance made by Michael Turner.


Phillip Bardsley delivers the ball, Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.


Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Ben Foster.


Effort on goal by John O'Shea from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.


Foul by Lee Cattermole on Marc-Antoine Fortune, free kick awarded. Steven Reid takes the direct free kick.


Shot by James Morrison from just outside the area goes over the net.


The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, clearance made by Michael Turner.


A cross is delivered by Marc-Antoine Fortune, clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.


Jerome Thomas takes a shot.


Jerome Thomas produces a cross, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.


The ball is swung over by Sebastian Larsson.


Peter Odemwingie finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 3-0 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Marc-Antoine Fortune.


The ball is crossed by Phillip Bardsley, save made by Ben Foster.


Shot by Craig Gardner. Save made by Ben Foster.


Fraizer Campbell on for Jack Colback. Kieran Richardson goes off and Nicklas Bendtner comes on.


Phillip Bardsley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Keith Andrews.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Jerome Thomas. Strike on goal comes in from Steven Reid from the free kick. Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Richardson. Corner taken by James Morrison from the right by-line.


Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, James Morrison grabs a headed goal from close range. West Brom 2-0 Sunderland.Assist by Jerome Thomas.


The ball is delivered by Marc-Antoine Fortune, clearance made by John O'Shea.


A cross is delivered by Liam Ridgewell.


James Morrison decides to take a short corner.


Corner taken by James Morrison from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Craig Gardner.


Keith Andrews gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole. Lee Cattermole takes the free kick.


Liam Ridgewell produces a cross.


Shot by James Morrison. Simon Mignolet makes a save.


Kieran Richardson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie. Steven Reid delivers the ball, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.


The ball is sent over by Sebastian Larsson, blocked by Liam Ridgewell.


Liam Ridgewell delivers the ball, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Morrison, Michael Turner makes a clearance.


Craig Gardner has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.


Craig Gardner produces a drilled right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.


Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Keith Andrews results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.


Centre by James Morrison, clearance made by John O'Shea.


Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Phillip Bardsley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.


The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, save by Ben Foster.


Kieran Richardson crosses the ball.


Foul by Gareth McAuley on Stephane Sessegnon, free kick awarded. Michael Turner takes the free kick.


Centre by Stephane Sessegnon, save by Ben Foster.


Shot by Keith Andrews from 25 yards. Save by Simon Mignolet.


Marc-Antoine Fortune challenges Craig Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.


A cross is delivered by James Morrison, clearance made by John O'Shea.


Centre by Sebastian Larsson.


Centre by Youssouf Mulumbu, clearance by Jack Colback. Inswinging corner taken by James Morrison from the left by-line, clearance made by Michael Turner. Effort on goal by Keith Andrews from just inside the area clears the crossbar.


The ball is crossed by Youssouf Mulumbu, Peter Odemwingie finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. West Brom 1-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Youssouf Mulumbu.


Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Ridgewell hopes Foster move can be permanent Defender Liam Ridgewell wants West Brom to try and make goalkeeper Ben Foster's loan move from Birmingham permanent. Ridgewell has first-hand knowledge of Foster's qualities from their spell together at Birmingham. The former Manchester United player helped Blues win the Carling Cup 12 months ago before making the temporary switch to the Hawthorns last summer on a season-long loan. But Ridgewell, who moved to the Baggies from St Andrew's last month for an undisclosed fee, hopes it can become a long-term deal. Ridgewell said: "I hope Albion do pursue it. For us to push forward we need some top quality players and Ben is certainly one of those. "Transfer policy is nothing to do with me but Ben is a good keeper and it would be good to have him permanently. "Even at Birmingham, Ben was a fantastic keeper. He is quality and it's a pleasure to play in front of him. "He is up there with the best. We had Joe Hart at Blues before Ben and the two are not dissimilar in their stature, the way they play." West Brom have received a fitness boost ahead of Saturday's home clash with Sunderland with skipper Chris Brunt back in training for the first time since suffering a fractured ankle on New Year's Day. Head coach Roy Hodgson believes Brunt could be available for next weekend's encounter with crisis club Chelsea at the Hawthorns. Hodgson said: "Chris Brunt has only trained twice and has only really trained once with the team, which was Friday. "There was never really any chance of Chris Brunt being considered for this game. "But he's certainly well within his schedule and the prognosis the medical people set, so that is a positive. Yes, he might have a chance for the Chelsea game. "Once he gets back into training, trains fully for a week and has no reaction to the ankle that was operated on, then there is no reason he shouldn't be considered." Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill will have no qualms about sending striker Fraizer Campbell away on England duty despite his recent injury nightmare. Indeed, the Ulsterman will wave the 24-year-old off under orders to make the most of his dream call-up just weeks after his return from an 18-month lay-off. Campbell will join up with caretaker manager Stuart Pearce's squad for next Wednesday night's friendly clash with Holland after the Black Cats' Barclays Premier League trip to West Brom tomorrow, and while O'Neill will be keeping his fingers crossed that he, like all the club's international players, returns unscathed, he will have no particular concerns. He said: "If he is okay and he is well within himself at the moment, then why not avail yourself of this opportunity? "It's a chance for him, it's a chance that he wouldn't have expected. It's a chance that he wouldn't have dreamt about five or six or seven weeks ago. "From that viewpoint while it's there, I don't think he could go back and say to them, 'I'll not take this opportunity'. "Go for it, go and enjoy it. If you get on the field of play, that's a massive bonus, but just being around quality players in the England set-up, he couldn't ask for a bigger boost. "Stuart Pearce is well aware of his injury history and just for him to be around the squad is great. "If he gets on the field, it will be fantastic. I wouldn't expect too much, and I am sure that Fraizer wouldn't be expecting too much. "Just to have a couple of days there, a different environment being involved with the squad, it's a massive boost for him, a really, really big boost. "Knowing Fraizer, he will treat it in the right way too." Sunderland head for the Hawthorns having dumped Arsenal out of the FA Cup last weekend to extend their run to just three defeats in O'Neill's 15 games to date. Striker Nicklas Bendtner could figure wearing a protective facial mask after missing out against his parent club under the terms of his loan agreement, although O'Neill will be taking nothing for granted against a side which routed derby rivals Wolves 5-1 on their own pitch last time out. He said: "While their home form maybe needs attending, the truth is that they are going into the game on an absolute high."

Formation:433Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

Formation: 451Manager: Martin O'Neill


  • Ben Foster
  • Steven Reid
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Keith Andrews
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • James Morrison
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
  • Jerome Thomas
  • SUBS
  • Marton Fulop
  • Somen Tchoyi
  • Shane Long
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Craig Dawson
  • Simon Cox



Match Report

Four-star Baggies tame Black Cats Peter Odemwingie's double helped West Brom clinch their first home win in three months as they overpowered below-par Sunderland in a 4-0 Barclays Premier League win at the Hawthorns. Odemwingie followed up his hat-trick against Wolves with another impressive performance with James Morrison and Keith Andrews the other Baggies marksmen. Roy Hodgson's side, who had collected only one point from their previous six home games, dominated against the previously on-song Black Cats. Odemwingie looks full of confidence, in contrast to the injury-hit player who has struggled for much of the campaign, despite playing in a wide role. Central striker Marc-Antoine Fortune was also a key player with his hold-up play while Morrison had another effective game in midfield. But Albion controlled all departments and snapped away at the challenges in midfield, not allowing Martin O'Neill's side to settle. O'Neill, who is 60 on Thursday, will hope this is a one-off performance after transforming Sunderland's fortunes and only Craig Gardner posed any sort of goal threat. Odemwingie needed only three minutes to break the deadlock. Youssouf Mulumbu supplied a teasing cross from the left of the Sunderland box and Odemwingie got in front of Kieran Richardson to send his glancing header past Simon Mignolet. It was the Nigerian international's nine goal of the campaign. Albion dominated possession and midfielder Andrews tested Mignolet with a dipping drive. It was 26 minutes before the visitors had their first shot on goal and then Gardner dragged his low drive well wide. Albion continued to play with purpose and Mignolet turned aside a Jonas Olsson header from a Steven Reid free-kick. Then Mignolet parried a curling Morrison attempt after a period of neat one-touch football. But Albion's perseverance paid off with Morrison doubling their lead after 41 minutes. The Scotland international was perfectly placed to head home a fine cross from Jerome Thomas from close range with the Sunderland defence at sixes and sevens. O'Neill made a double half-time switch with new England recruit Fraizer Campbell and fellow striker Nicklas Bendtner, who was playing with a face mask, replacing Kieran Richardson and Jack Colback. The Black Cats were now playing three up front and Albion keeper Ben Foster clung onto a low drive from Gardner. But their bold policy left them prone to being caught on the counter-attack and after 49 minutes Odemwingie put Albion 3-0 ahead. Foster's quick throw out to Morrison left Albion in a two versus two attacking position and they took full advantage. Morrison picked out the run of Fortune who squared the ball across the box to Odemwingie who made no mistake with a low drive. Thomas came close to making it 4-0 when he cut inside and saw his curling attempt hit the crossbar. Gardner was the only player posing a threat for Sunderland and a swerving shot hit the body of Foster. Albion continued to look more menacing and Michael Turner cleared a goal-bound shot from Fortune. Reid then produced a superb block tackle to halt Stephane Sessegnon as he prepared to shoot inside the West Brom box. John O'Shea became the first player to be yellow carded for a challenge on Morrison. Graham Dorrans was also booked a minute later for a mis-timed tackle on Phil Bardsley Andrews made it 4-0 in injury-time with a curling shot after good play between Morrison and Dorrans teed up the chance.

Form Guide

  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Sunderland

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 01/10/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 3
  • West Brom
  • 09/04/2011
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 21/08/2010
  • West Brom
  • 3 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 25/04/2009
  • Sunderland
  • 4 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 13/12/2008
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 21/01/2006

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • PO Odemwingie 7
  • S Long 5
  • J Morrison 3
  • P Scharner 2
  • J Olsson 2
  • S Reid 1
  • K Andrews 1
  • J Thomas 1
  • G McAuley 1
  • M Fortune 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • S Tchoyi 1
  • G Dorrans 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1


  • S Sessegnon 6
  • S Larsson 5
  • J McClean 3
  • C Gardner 3
  • N Bendtner 3
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • K Richardson 2
  • D Ji 2
  • W Brown 1
  • T Bramble 1
  • F Campbell 1
  • J Colback 1
  • C Wickham 1
  • A Elmohamady 1


West Brom

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 29
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins