BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

The Hawthorns, England

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West Bromwich Albion

  • Chris Brunt 49'
  • Peter Odemwingie 84'

2 - 2

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Aston Villa

  • Christian Benteke 12'
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor 31'
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  • 95'

    FULL TIME - and that is that. A great second half and Villa will be devastated they couldn't hold onto a 2-0 lead. West Brom fought back well and could have won it but their first half performance was criminal. Villa move above Reading into 17th.

  • 94'

    Brunt comes off clutching his hammy and Dawson is on.

  • 93'

    The offside flag is up and the most grateful man at The Hawthorns is Benteke - his pass looked to have set Jones up for a run on Guzan.

  • 92'

    Barnstorming run from Lukaku, his cross to the near post is lunged at by Odemwingie but Lichaj does extremely well to clear behind.

  • 91'

    How is that not a back pass?! Battling with Lukaku, Lowton stabs the ball back to his keeper, who catches, and that is a decision Probert has bottled.

  • 90'

    Four minutes added....

  • 89'

    Eventually Brunt swings in a cross, Odemwingie gets up but nods wide from nine yards out in a crowd scene.

  • 88'

    West Brom win a corner after Guzan let the ball run out. WBA take it short and win another one.

  • 87'

    Foster releases Rosenberg from a Villa corner, he tries to beat Bennett and the ball breaks for Lukaku, steaming onto the ball, but he skews his shot wide from the edge of the box.

  • 86'

    Villa again struggle to deal with Lukaku in the area - he and Clark had hands all over each other.

  • 85'

    Villa screamed for a foul as McAuley's marker, Lichaj I think, fell to the floor. There was grappling.

  • 84'

    From a corner McAuley heads towards goal and Odemwingie volleys into the net from close range. Heartbreak for Villa.

  • 83'

    GOAL Odemwingie finally finds the net!

  • 82'

    Rosenberg replaces Dorrans, as we see a replay of a Baggies fans throw a snowball at Matt Lowton. He missed.

  • 80'

    Add that one to the list - Holman drags a shot wide of the target from 25 yards.

  • 79'

    Odemwingie, why do QPR want him? He brings down a Thomas cross and thumps his shot a mile over the bar.

  • 78'

    Odemwingie scuffs a shot two yards wide of the post.

  • 77'

    Villa sitting deeper and deeper now.

  • 76'

    Lukaku dribbles into the area but loses possession. Back come West Brom.

  • 75'

    The long range shooting in this game has been utterly dreadful. Holman the culprit this time.

  • 74'

    Wow, did anyone watching the game see that? Was Steve Clarke asleep on the bench?!

  • 72'

    Brunt whacks one wide with his right foot. Chris, don't do that.

  • 71'

    Guzan comes and punches well from Brunt's corner.

  • 70'

    Nice football between Thomas and Lukaku as they send Odemwingie to the byline but he smacks the cross miles too fast and nowhere near any of his team-mates.

  • 69'

    Jones gets into the area, knocks the ball past Clark and runs into him but that's not enough for a penalty.

  • 68'

    Oh dear Odemwingie - he nicks the ball past Guzan as he charges away from goal, but off balance, strikes the ball well over the bar as two Villa defenders rushed to cover the line.

  • 67'

    Brett Holman is on, N'Zogbia departs. Decent shift from the Frenchman.

  • 66'

    And from it Olsson's header is cleared off the line. As the ball breaks loose, Lukaku's shot runs to Morrison but his toe poke was always rising.

  • 65'

    Another Dorrans shot, this time with his left, Lowton gets a touch and it flies behind for a corner.

  • 63'

    Excellent from Benteke as he gets in the area and tries to cross. Olsson blocks well.

  • 62'

    Now Dorrans goes in the book for bringing down Agbonlahor as he was about to embark on another sprint towards West Brom's goal.

  • 61'

    Lowton is carded for taking the ball away with him after he'd fouled Odemwingie.

  • 60'

    Good tackle from McAuley as Agbonlahor's direct running takes him into the area again. He's been good this evening.

  • 59'

    What a chance for Villa - Agbonlahor skips past Olsson and only has Foster to beat, the goalkeeper gets his angles wrong and the far corner is gaping but the striker's shot is right at him.

  • 58'

    Thomas is upended by Lichaj as West Brom broke from Villa's corner and he sees yellow.

  • 57'

    Now Benteke goes down as Ridgwell's arm comes across in the box. Probably not a pen.

  • 56'

    Before that WBA wanted a pen as Westwood tackled Odemwingie but that would have been a very soft award.

  • 55'

    Thomas does well to beat Lowton to the ball and cross for Lukaku but the ball was behind him and he can only flick it too long for anyone else.

  • 54'

    Agbonlahor does well to jink to the byline but his eventual effort from a tight angle soars into the away end.

  • 52'

    Barry Bannan is coming on and Fabian Delph limps off...

  • 51'

    The worst possible start Villa could have had to the second half. Baggies' tails up.

  • 50'

    What a lovely finish. Lukaku gets the ball six yards from goal with his back to Guzan, lays it back to the edge of the box and Brunt sidefoots home. Superb.

  • 49'

    GOAL Brunt slams home!

  • 47'

    Brunt crosses and Lukaku tries to get on the end of it. Brighter start from the home side but it couldn't have got much worse in fairness.

  • 46'

    We begin again...

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    Gabby Agbonlahor enjoyed his goal against Villa's local rivals West Brom

  • 45'

    HALF TIME - boos ring out as the whistle goes, and I can understand the home fans' frustration. They've been ripped apart by their local rivals and must do something at the break to improve.

  • 45'

    Much better from Brunt as he chests down a deflected cross then volleys powerfully on goal but it is right down Guzan's throat.

  • 44'

    Excellent scrambling from Guzan to prevent a corner after Lukaku's shot had been blocked by Clark.

  • 43'

    That is an awful tackle, Lukaku late and high on N'Zogbia. You've seen red cards for less this season.

  • 42'

    What a chance! Villa an inch away from going 3-0 up as N'Zogbia got into the box and squared for Lichaj but Foster parried his point blank shot. That would have been game over.

  • 41'

    That's better, but it still ends with a Dorrans shot going wide. Some neat touches on the edge of the box but Dorrans fires wide on the half volley.

  • 40'

    West Brom need something back before half time. They will still get a rocket even if they do.

  • 38'

    Thomas wants a foul when he actually fell over his own feet.

  • 37'

    This is as insipid as I've seen West Brom this season. They've been awful. Dorrans shoots from range again and it gets worse and worse and worse.

  • 36'

    Yacob hasn't recovered from that blow he got from N'Zogbia, Jerome Thomas comes on.

  • 35'

    And that is the worst of the lot - Morrison, on the volley, strikes it ten yards wide. Looks like West Brom are going to make a change. Good idea.

  • 34'

    Now Morrison fires over from 20 yards with another long shot.

  • 33'

    Dorrans fires in a shot from range but Guzan holds on well.

  • 32'

    Superb goal too, a nice ball down the line for N'Zogbia, he slots inside to Agbonlahor and he turns inside his man to fire past Foster.

  • 31'

    GOAL Agbonlahor makes it 2-0!

  • 30'

    West Brom are playing like the team in relegation trouble. Not getting tight, not tackling or closing down. Not good enough.

  • 28'

    And from the corner Vlaar gets up at the near post to win the header but can't get enough on the ball.

  • 27'

    N'Zogbia tries to take on Jones and beats him, via a stumble, but the defender gets back to block the cross. Corner.

  • 26'

    Morrison tries to link with Lukaku but Vlaar blocks the pass well and diverts it through to Guzan.

  • 25'

    Home fans very quiet all of a sudden. Villa bossing proceedings.

  • 24'

    Delph took a whack from Jones in that move and is hobbling about.

  • 23'

    An awful effort from Odemwingie as he skews a long shot wide from 35 yards out.

  • 22'

    Bad call from the linesman as Benteke chested down a long ball into the area. He was clearly on.

  • 20'

    Agbonlahor and Olsson continue their argument, even after Lee Probert called both captains across, and they are rightly booked.

  • 19'

    Ridiculous from both Agbonlahor and Olsson. The striker claims handball when it hit the defender's chest - Olsson reacts furiously, they have a little shove and it all gets a bit silly.

  • 18'

    N'Zogbia gives Yacob a thump in an aerial challenge and the midfielder needs treatment.

  • 17'

    and from it Lukaku nearly scores - the ball is kept alive inside the area and it is actually Morrison who swings a leg at the ball, volleying right at Guzan.

  • 16'

    Delph races back to tackle Odemwingie. Corner.

  • 15'

    West Brom's fans getting a bit restless now - Villa are on top.

  • 14'

    Yacob tries to respond but his long shot probably had about 2% of the power of Benteke's. Now McAuley tackles Agbonlahor inside the area and times it well.

  • 13'

    A screamer, an absolute screamer. Benteke gets the ball with his back to goal, turns and smashes it into the far corner from 25 yards. Brilliant.

  • 12'

    GOAL Benteke with an amazing strike!

  • 11'

    Jones loses track of the ball down the right flank and dribbles the ball behind for a goal kick.

  • 10'

    Plenty of possession for Villa, but West Brom looking the more dangerous when they've got it.

  • 8'

    Lukaku gets wide left and crosses to the near post, Guzan claims bravely, and is clattered by Odemwingie for his trouble.

  • 7'

    Lichaj has slotted in at the back as Villa reorganise.

  • 6'

    Olsson tries to get up for the corner but lands awkwardly. Lots of pushing and shoving in the penalty area.

  • 5'

    Lichaj comes on for the unfortunate Baker.

  • 4'

    Looks like Nathan Baker has pulled a muscle in that last WBA break too. He'll need to be replaced.

  • 3'

    Now West Brom with some neat possession, Odemwingie gets down the right and crosses, then Lukaku's shot is blocked behind.

  • 2'

    Fast start from Villa as Agbonlahor crosses long, then they win a corner but Benteke is penalised for pushing.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF

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    A minute's applause pre kick off for ex-WBA legend Derek Kevan.

  •  

    Villa captain and defender Ron Vlaar is back after being out for seven weeks with a calf problem - that is big for Paul Lambert. Darren Bent is on the bench.

  •  

    Claudio Yacob is back after an eight-game absence, replacing Jerome Thomas. QPR target Peter Odemwingie is recalled at the expense of George Thorne.

  •  

    Villa have dropped into the bottom three after Reading climbed out, but Villa can leapfrog them with a win tonight.

  •  

    Welcome along to live coverage of West Brom against Aston Villa - the Black Country derby. It's live on ESPN UK.

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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • West Bromwich Albion

  • 29(6)

  • 17

  • 8

  • 57%

    43%

  • Aston Villa

  • 15(6)

  • 16

  • 10

West Bromwich Albion

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Ben Foster

D

3 Jonas Olsson

D

6 Liam Ridgewell

D

23 Gareth McAuley

D

28 Billy Jones

M

5 Claudio Yacob
M
14 Jerome Thomas

M

7 James Morrison

M

11 Chris Brunt
M
15 George Thorne

M

17 Graham Dorrans
F
8 Markus Rosenberg

M

24 Peter Odemwingie

F

20 Romelu Lukaku
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 13 Boaz Myhill
D 4 Goran Popov
D 25 Craig Dawson
D 30 Gabriel Tamas
M 14 Jerome Thomas
M 15 George Thorne
F 8 Markus Rosenberg

Aston Villa

Line-up
POS No Name

G

22 Brad Guzan

D

4 Ron Vlaar

D

6 Ciaran Clark

D

32 Nathan Baker
D
30 Eric Lichaj

M

15 Ashley Westwood

M

16 Fabian Delph
D
25 Barry Bannan

M

27 Joseph Bennett

M

34 Matthew Lowton

F

10 Charles N'Zogbia
M
14 Brett Holman

F

11 Gabriel Agbonlahor

F

20 Christian Benteke
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 33 Andy Marshall
D 25 Barry Bannan
D 30 Eric Lichaj
M 7 Stephen Ireland
M 14 Brett Holman
F 9 Darren Bent
F 21 Jordan Bowery

Match Stats

  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Aston Villa
29(6) Shots (on goal) 15(6)
8 Fouls 10
8 Corner kicks 8
2 Offsides 3
57% Time of Possession 43%
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 4
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