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  • Date:16 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:25,468
  • Berahino - pen (41)
    Berahino (73)
  • Cattermole (4) Larsson (84)
Goal!

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The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3.04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Dawson on Steven Fletcher.

90:00 +2.19

The ball is sent over by Sebastien Pocognoli.

90:00 +1.58

Foul by Sebastian Larsson on Youssouf Mulumbu, free kick awarded.

90:00 +1.40

Free kick crossed by Sebastien Pocognoli.

90:00 +0.57

Unfair challenge on Andre Wisdom by Jordi Gomez results in a free kick.

89:47

John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

87:31

Clearance by Jordi Gomez.

87:28

The ball is delivered by Saido Berahino.

87:03

Sebastian Larsson makes a clearance.

86:57

Chris Baird takes the free kick.

86:18

Jordi Gomez concedes a free kick for a foul on Youssouf Mulumbu.

86:08

Sebastien Pocognoli sends in a cross.

84:47

Sebastian Larsson scores a right footed goal. West Brom 2-2 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Patrick Van Aanholt.

84:26

Stephane Sessegnon challenges Will Buckley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

83:59

Craig Gardner goes off and Claudio Yacob comes on.

83:17

Stephane Sessegnon comes on in place of Graham Dorrans.

82:09

Clearance made by Andre Wisdom.

82:03

Centre by Connor Wickham.

80:31

Jozy Altidore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wes Brown.

79:48

Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

78:57

Sebastien Pocognoli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley.

77:20

Lee Cattermole challenges Victor Anichebe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:20

Chris Baird is brought on as a substitute for Chris Brunt.

75:34

Unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by Steven Fletcher results in a free kick.

75:31

Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

74:51

Saido Berahino concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Wickham.

73:02

Saido Berahino slots the ball right footed into the goal. West Brom 2-1 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Craig Gardner.

72:54

Graham Dorrans takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Vito Mannone parries the ball away.

72:13

(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Will Buckley coming on for Adam Johnson.

67:45

Handball decision goes against Youssouf Mulumbu.

67:33

Clearance made by Chris Brunt.

67:16

Jack Rodwell leaves the field to be replaced by Jordi Gomez.

66:38

Craig Dawson makes a clearance.

66:35

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

65:48

Jack Rodwell fouled by Craig Gardner, the ref awards a free kick.

63:21

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

62:30

The referee blows for offside.

61:18

The ball is swung over by Wes Brown.

59:48

Clearance made by Patrick Van Aanholt.

58:48

Adam Johnson decides to take a short corner.

58:25

The ball is sent over by Connor Wickham.

57:41

Connor Wickham has an effort at goal. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.

54:50

Victor Anichebe takes a weak shot and went wide left of the target.

54:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Saido Berahino by Lee Cattermole.

53:03

Unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Chris Brunt results in a free kick.

52:22

Clearance by Wes Brown.

51:47

Connor Wickham takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

51:08

Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

50:47

Sebastian Larsson fouled by Craig Gardner, the ref awards a free kick.

50:08

Jack Rodwell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Chris Brunt gets a block in.

49:11

Clearance by Patrick Van Aanholt.

48:03

Saido Berahino concedes a free kick for a foul on Vito Mannone.

47:50

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans.

46:36

The ball is sent over by Andre Wisdom.

46:03

The ball is swung over by Saido Berahino.

45:30

Clearance by Connor Wickham.

The referee starts the second half.

The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0.36

Foul by Graham Dorrans on Valentin Roberge, free kick awarded.

45:00 +0.31

Patrick Van Aanholt makes a clearance.

43:50

Saido Berahino has an effort at goal. Save made by Vito Mannone.

43:29

Adam Johnson makes a clearance.

42:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastien Pocognoli on Connor Wickham.

41:35

Saido Berahino scores a penalty. West Brom 1-1 Sunderland.

41:17

Valentin Roberge shown a yellow card.

40:36

Victor Anichebe fouled by Valentin Roberge, the ref awards a Penalty.

39:20

Steven Fletcher makes a clearance.

38:54

Craig Gardner takes a shot. A parry by Vito Mannone prevents the goal.

37:47

Wes Brown makes a clearance.

36:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Van Aanholt on Youssouf Mulumbu.

35:52

Shot by Chris Brunt went wide left of the goal.

34:23

Sebastien Pocognoli has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

33:39

Sebastien Pocognoli sends in a cross.

32:27

Sebastian Larsson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Blocked by Graham Dorrans.

31:04

Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Jack Rodwell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30:19

Header by Valentin Roberge misses to the right of the target.

29:26

Graham Dorrans shown a yellow card.

29:22

Graham Dorrans concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher.

27:49

Patrick Van Aanholt makes a clearance.

25:40

Steven Fletcher makes a clearance.

25:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Brunt.

23:48

Saido Berahino takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

21:54

Sebastien Pocognoli takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

19:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Dorrans on John O'Shea.

18:22

Vito Mannone takes the free kick.

17:56

Foul by Jonas Olsson on Valentin Roberge, free kick awarded.

17:24

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Brunt.

16:58

Lee Cattermole manages to make a clearance.

14:19

The ball is sent over by Graham Dorrans.

13:48

John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

9:45

Steven Fletcher fouled by Craig Dawson, the ref awards a free kick.

8:59

Adam Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner.

8:13

Saido Berahino delivers the ball.

4:41

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

4:10

Unfair challenge on Jack Rodwell by Chris Brunt results in a free kick.

3:43

Clearance by Valentin Roberge.

2:09

Lee Cattermole takes the free kick.

1:48

Craig Gardner challenges Adam Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

1:21

Graham Dorrans delivers the ball.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Ideye in line for Baggies bow West Brom's record signing Brown Ideye is in contention to make his competitive bow for the club in their Barclays Premier League opener against Sunderland on Saturday, but fellow summer recruit Joleon Lescott will miss out as he continues his recovery from a knee problem. James Morrison (knee) is also not available for the game at The Hawthorns, while it remains to be seen whether Gareth McAuley (calf) will be ready to feature. Along with Ideye, a host of other players signed over the summer - including Andre Wisdom, Chris Baird, Jason Davidson, Sebastien Pocognoli and former Black Cats man Craig Gardner - could be involved in what will be head coach Alan Irvine's first competitive fixture with Albion as well. Gardner has told doubters not to judge new boss Irvine so quickly, hailing the Scot as the best coach he has worked with. Irvine's appointment this summer as the midlands outfit's head coach drew a negative response from some Baggies fans. It is the 56-year-old's maiden Barclays Premier League management role, and his first job as a number one since being sacked by Sheffield Wednesday in 2011 with the club mid-table in League One. Gardner said: "The manager has come in and he's got us going and got us firing straight away, and we're going to take that into the season. "I think before you judge him you need to watch his training sessions, you need to be in the changing room, you need to really know him; he's come here and been brilliant. "I'm not just saying that because he's the manager and he picks the team, he truly has been brilliant. "His training sessions are different class, he talks really, really well in the changing room. He knows what he's on about, he doesn't talk for the sake of it. "He's a top-class coach and he's a top-class person. "It's the same with Keith (Downing), Rob (Kelly) and Dean (Kiely) as well, they all know what they're on about. "On the training pitch we get well-set drills and it's proper training sessions that relate to proper games. It's not just 'go out there and play football'." Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is hoping his players return to action still feeing "unbeatable" after last season's great escape. The Black Cats preserved their top-flight status with a remarkable late run which saw them avoid relegation despite for long periods looking like certainties for the drop. Now Poyet, who has just completed his first pre-season with his squad, is hoping some of the momentum his team established remains as he looks for a much better start than predecessor Paolo Di Canio managed 12 months ago. He said: "The good time we had stopped because the season finished. "But we talk a lot about momentum and there are a few players, the players who have been there at the end of the season that finished playing with the feeling of being unbeatable, practically. "I hope that we take it into this season because it is very, very important that we start well in the Premier League. "If you do not, what happened to us last season can happen and, like I said in the beginning, I do not want to suffer again." In a bid to avoid a repeat of last season's struggles, Poyet and sporting director Lee Congerton have spent the summer rebuilding the squad, with Brighton winger Will Buckley becoming the seventh new recruit on Thursday. Perhaps the most eye-catching arrival to date is midfielder Jack Rodwell, who has completed a B#10million move from Manchester City, where he endured two injury-plagued seasons.

Formation:4411Manager: Alan Irvine

West Brom

Formation: 4141Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

  • Ben Foster
  • Andre Wisdom
  • Craig Dawson
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Sebastien Pocognoli
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Craig Gardner
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Chris Brunt
  • Saido Berahino
  • Victor Anichebe
  • SUBS
  • Chris Baird
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Brown Ideye
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Jason Davidson
  • Liam O'Neil
  • Stephane Sessegnon

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