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The Hawthorns (ATT 25,671) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Jones

W Brom West Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle United Newcastle

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B Jones (64)


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  1. 90+4

    That's it! A draw. Excellent first half by Newcastle but West Brom were certainly the better side in the second.

  2. 90+3

    Cabaye off Gosling on.

  3. 90+3

    Brunt delivers but Guiterrez clears for a corner.

  4. 90+2

    Newcastle clear but give a free-kick away in a silly area. Brunt takes.

  5. 90+2

    A flurry of West Brom throw-in's leads to a ball into the Newcastle box! Corner for West Brom.

  6. 90

    Four minutes of added time!

  7. 90

    Lukaku off for Thomas. Fortune off for Rosenberg.

  8. 90

    Brunt in the meantime has a corner to take but Taylor it is again who does well to clear.

  9. 89

    Sissoko look's for Cisse but his ball is long and a tired looking Sissoko holds his hand up to apologise for over hitting the pass.

  10. 87

    For Cabaye. Not sure what for. Off the ball incident it looks like.

  11. 86

    Newcastle enjoying a rare few minutes in possession. West Brom win it back though but Fortune is offside.

  12. 85

    Game has gone a little quiet. It's still there for someone to win.

  13. 84

    West Brom again looking to get Lukaku away but Taylor ensures the ball makes it's way through to Elliot.

  14. 81

    West Brom pouring forward again. Lukaku with a great cross but if only Long was a little bit Longer it might have gone in. Goal kick for Newcastle.

  15. 80

    Corner for Newcastle. Cabaye looks for Taylor but it breaks to Ameobi who gets under it and it's a goal kick.

  16. 79

    So, just over ten minutes to go. You get the impression Newcastle will be happy with a point here but can west Brom pinch it?

  17. 79

    Ben Arfa coming on for Newcastle in place of Haidara.

  18. Can Newcastle regain the lead and appease any relegation worries? They are 7/2 to win now and 20/1 to go down in our in-play relegation betting.

  19. 75

    Debuchy looks like Newcastle's best hope of getting forward at the moment. Always making himself available.

  20. 73

    West Brom have pinned Newcastle back into their own half but this time Jones's ball runs out of play.

  21. 70

    Brunt with another excellent corner. McAuley heads towards goal but it's wide. He probably should have done better.

  22. 69

    Ameobi on for Gouffran.

  23. 67

    Popov with a great cross from the left. Morrison arrives late and his header is palmed away superbly by Elliot. Barrage of attacks by West Brom now.

  24. 65

    Jones scores for West Brom. Morrison to Lukaku who holds it up and Jones arrives inside the box to steer past Elliot. Lovely move. Worrying times for Newcastle.

  25. 65

    Cabaye whips in a great ball from the left but Gouffran can't quite get on the end of it.

  26. 64

    Alan Pardew barking instructions to his side and they've won a throw-in deep inside the West Brom half.

  27. 62

    Cisse this time flagged offside. Newcastle enjoy a rare moment in the West Brom half.

  28. 61

    Debuchy still trying his luck down the right. He provides a lovely ball for Cisse but he slips just as he is about to volley it.

  29. 59

    West Brom getting men into advanced areas. Morrison tries his luck but it goes narrowly wide.

  30. 57

    Brunt again it is who takes it but it's cleared and Newcastle have a moment to regroup.

  31. 55

    Jones with a throw-in on the edge of Newcastle's area. Guiterrez blocks the initial attack but then it goes out for yet another corner to West Brom.

  32. 53

    Another West Brom corner. Brunt trots over to take it. Long this time but Elliot flicks over for a corner. Pressure is mounting.

  33. 52

    Brunt with another delivery but it's cleared by Newcastle this time. Newcastle can't get out of their own half.

  34. 51

    Brunt with a brilliant delivery, Lukaku wins it and it hits the crossbar. West Brom very unlucky.

  35. 50

    Jones wins another corner. Brunt will take again.

  36. 49

    Better start by West Brom. Pushing Newcastle back nice and early on this half.

  37. 48

    Another West Brom corner. McAuley meets it but it goes over.

  38. 46

    Long with a chance straight away. Elliot spills Fortune's shot but it deflects wide for a corner.

  39. 45

    Newcastle get the second period off and running.

  40. 45

    Long is on in place of Yacob for West Brom.

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  42. 45+2

    Half-time. Newcastle lead and deservedly so, but, Perch fouled Jones in the area and a free-kick was given outside the box rather than inside.

  43. 45+2

    Perch fouls Jones inside the area and a free-kick is given outside. Incredible. Free-kick by Brunt but his ball to Popov is sliced wide.

  44. 45+1

    West Brom launch another ball forward but again Newcastle clear with ease.

  45. 45

    Two minutes of injury time added on at the end of the first half.

  46. 44

    Newcastle quick to win the ball back. Gouffran chasing a long ball and wins a throw-in at the other end. Sissoko and Cabaye exchanging passes and keeping the ball well.

  47. 43

    West Brom have a free-kick though. Jones targets Olsson and it's cleared for a West Brom throw-in.

  48. 41

    Newcastle really pushing West Brom back at the moment. If West Brom get in at the break only a goal behind Clarke will probably take that.

  49. 40

    Debuchy defending well this time and makes sure Fortune can't get a cross in.

  50. 38

    Popov caught in possession this time. Debuchy drives towards goal but his shot goes wide.

  51. 37

    Debuchy with a fantastic ball over the top to Cisse but he can't quite reach it and Foster claims. Close again.

  52. 35

    Cisse cuts out Olsson's poor ball across the area and only has Foster to beat but he elects to chip the 'keeper and it glides over the bar. Cisse should have done better. Great chance.

  53. 33

    Break in play while a couple of the players take in some water. Foster has it and away we go again.

  54. 32

    Brunt swings in a great corner but Cisse does enough to put Olsson off and it goes wide.

  55. 31

    Fortune links up with Jones and it's a West Brom corner.

  56. 30

    Lukaku appears happy to chase the ball over the top but West Brom need to get support up to him. Newcastle comfortable at the moment.

  57. 28

    Cisse can't get enough on Sissoko's header and Foster claims easy. Newcastle double act really causing problems thus far for West Brom though.

  58. 26

    Sissoko this time with space on the left. He cuts the ball back to Cisse but it's cleared by Olsson. Pressure building again from Newcastle.

  59. 24

    Great chance for Taylor who can't quite guide the ball past Foster after a good knock down. Then Cabaye tries a volley from 22 yards which is saved by Foster.

  60. 23

    Jones appears to catch Yanga-Mbiwa with his elbow no card.

  61. 22

    West Brom finding it difficult to get into the game still. Cabaye and Perch working hard to deny the home side time on the ball. The away fans will be happy with the opening.

  62. 20

    Fortune takes a pass from Brunt in the area but his first touch was a little heavy and Taylor guides it back to Elliot.

  63. 19

    Gouffran it was who defended well showing that he is capable of doing a job in both areas.

  64. 18

    Corner for West Brom. McAuley jogs forward but it's long and it runs out for a goal kick. Clarke will want better from his side at set pieces.

  65. 17

    Cisse with an incredible touch from Elliot's kick but he is all alone up front and West Brom clear the danger.

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  67. 15

    West Brom improving but Newcastle it is who appear to have more of the ball. Guiterrez this time looks for Cisse but the ball runs out of play.

  68. 14

    Lukaku again driving at the Newcastle defence but Debuchy does really well to nip in front of him and take the ball.

  69. 13

    Lukaku offside again and a moment to rest as Newcastle have a free-kick.

  70. 12

    Offside. Lukaku moved slightly before the ball was delivered.

  71. 11

    Cabaye with a strike from 25 yards that just dips over the bar. Newcastle really on top and West Brom need to respond quickly because it could get a lot worse!

  72. 10

    Lukaku tries to respond straight away but Taylor clears.

  73. 9

    Gouffran heads in a Cisse cross and it's no more than the away side deserve. West Brom really haven't got going!

  74. 8

    Debuchy this time with a cross from the right but it's long and Jones clears. Still Newcastle ebjoying the majority of the ball.

  75. 6

    Cisse tries to get onto Sissoko's flick but it makes it's way through to Foster. Decent move by Newcastle.

  76. 5

    And it's a throw-in to Newcastle. Who have started slightly better. Still very early.

  77. 4

    Yacob doing a good job breaking up any signs of Newcastle attacks.

  78. 4

    Cabaye with time on halfway tries to free Gouffran but it's cleared by West Brom.

  79. 3

    Jones tries to find Lukaku with a long ball but he goes out for a goal kick.

  80. 2

    Scrappy start. The ball currently bobbling around on halfway.

  81. 1

    West Brom get us started. And away we go.

  82. A minutes applause for kitman Dave Matthews who sadly passed away this week.......

  83. Excited about this one. West Brom have had a great season and Newcastle aren't completely out of trouble yet.

  84. The players are coming out in what is a beautiful day in the midlands.

  85. The away fans are in good voice before kick-off let me tell you!

  86. Going into the game: Newcastle have won the last two meetings, having previously gone six games without a victory against West Brom.Chris Brunt is on the verge of his 200th league appearance for West Brom. Newcastle have drawn only one of their last 23 league matches.

  87. West Brom are 6/5 favourites today with Newcastle 11/5 to bounce back from their derby defeat with a victory at the Hawthorns. Romelu Lukaku is the 9/2 favourite to open the scoring while Papiss Cisse, who has found the net is his last two appearances against the Baggies, is 11/2 to break the deadlock.

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  90. Newcastle side to face West Brom: Elliot; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara; Perch, Cabaye; Gouffran, Sissoko, Gutierrez; Cisse.

  91. West Brom side to face Newcastle: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Popov; Dorrans, Yacob, Morrison, Brunt; Fortune, Lukaku.

  92. Team news to follow.

  93. Good afternoon and welcome to The Hawthorns.

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