J Evans (4),C Dawson (55)
W Brom vs Brighton
3:00pm Saturday 13th January
WATCH: WEST BROM 2-0 BRIGHTON
WEST BROM 2-0 BRIGHTON
A first Premier League win for Alan Pardew and West Brom's first since August. Could this comfortable victory be a turning point in their season? It was certainly a deserved victory for the hosts.
90+4: Bruno's slow cross looking for Murray is read beautifully by Foster, who dives in and catches. He really wants a clean sheet today.
90+3: OVER AGAIN! Rondon is very unfortunate not to have had a goal today. He outmuscles Dunk and turns him before firing his strike over the bar.
90+1: SHOT! Krychowiak plays in Rondon, who shows quick feet before having a shot from just outside the box, but he drags his effort just wide.
89: Baldock's squared pass is blocked by McAuley and out for a corner. Knockaert's ball is headed away by the aerially-imposing Hegazi before Bong smashes the ball over from range.
88: OFFSIDE! Rondon thought he was clear through on goal as he latched onto Hegazi's ball, but he drifts ahead of the defensive line. Rondon's put in an industrious display today.
85: A poor pass from Duffy whose ball looking for Murray goes out for a goal-kick.
83: SUB! Jonny Evans hobbles off for Gareth McAuley. Was that his final game as a West Brom player? The home fans give him a standing ovation.
79: SUB! Livermore comes on for Rodriguez.
75: SUB! Kayal comes on for Propper.
Dawson now leaves the pitch and is set to be replaced by Nyom.
74: OUCH! A nasty collision between Dawson and Hegazi sees the physios rush onto the pitch. That looked very painful.
72: Evans shows great composure to make a crucial tackle on Baldock inside the penalty box. Brighton are piling on the heavy pressure now.
Murray rises highest to reach Bruno's cross, but his header trickles wide.
71: Hegazi heads behind a threatening Propper corner. The second cross from Propper reaches Dunk but his header goes harmlessly wide.
70: MISS! Rondon peels off his marker Duffy and has a shot aimed for the near post, but his low strike hits the side netting.
68: WHAT A MISS! Baldock finds Murray before he lays the ball off to Knockaert, but with the goal gaping he skies it over the bar!
A bad miss from the Frenchman but a great impact from Baldock already.
66: SUB! Baldock comes on for Gross as Brighton look to go two up top.
64: Brighton pour more men into West Brom's box as Gross plays a cross in, but again the delivery is poor and is easy for Foster to collect.
62: Brunt's cross is met by the rising Hegazi, but Ryan gets in and catches.
56: Bong is arguing to referee Martin Atkinson after an exchange of words with Rodriguez.
57: Atkinson brings captain Bruno in to help diffuse the situation and after a few words between the referee and the pair, we're playing on.
GOAL! WEST BROM 2-0 BRIGHTON (Dawson, 54)
Another set-piece goal conceded by Brighton!
Brunt's driven corner is ferociously attacked by Dawson, who powers his header into the ground and into the roof of the net!
WEST BROM 1-0 BRIGHTON
52: Bruno has a shot from around 30-yards out, it moves in the air a bit but Foster reads it well and catches.
50: Rodriguez turns and shoots, but his low drive skids by Ryan's right post.
47: Brunt's cross is played in towards Dawson. The tall right-back wins the ball and lays it off to Rodriguez. However, he hesitates by taking a touch and his strike is blocked.
46: Gross' cross from an early Brighton free-kick is headed clear by Evans. Brighton continue to start the half in good spirits as Knockaert then attempts to put a ball in, but it goes behind for a goal-kick.
46: And we're back on! Brighton make one change as Solly March comes on for Jose Izquierdo.
BRIGHTON'S SET-PIECE WOES
45: Brunt's outswinger goes out to Hegazi, whose low header is cleared. The Egypt international crosses back into the box but Ryan judges well and makes the catch.
44: We're going to have ONE minute of added time at the end of this first half.
43: WIDE! Gross has a strike from distance but his effort sails over.
43: Phillips' low cross is hoofed clear by Stephens. Rondon then has a go from distance but Ryan can get down and smother the bobbling strike.
41: SAVE! Dawson is played through by Rondon but his touch is heavy which enables Ryan to come out and collect from under his feet.
40: Another Brighton corner as they look to gain momentum. Gross' cross goes beyond Duffy and Dunk before Brunt is fouled by Izquierdo. That takes the pressure right off the hosts as a sense of relief emanates around the Hawthorns.
38: Propper's dangerous cross almost finds the lunging Murray, but the ball just evades him and Foster can gratefully claim.
36: GREAT BLOCK! Brighton win a free-kick on the right flank due to a Chris Brunt foul. Gross crosses in and the ball drops to Dunk, but Dawson gets in to make a crucial block!
31: NO PENALTY! Phillips rifles a shot on goal from the edge of the box but there's appeals for a handball as Murray went in to make the block. Referee Atkinson waves play on.
28: Murray's first attempt is blocked by Evans before trying again on the half-volley. However, his effort goes narrowly over the bar.
A good strike from Murray, who is playing as Brighton's lone striker this afternoon.
27: Izquierdo shows great trickery to dance around Dawson and Evans in the box, but he gives a foul away by tripping up Barry. West Brom free-kick.
25: A dangerous Phillips cross looking for Rodriguez at the far post is headed behind by Duffy. Good old-fashioned wing play again from Phillips.
23: Brighton are starting to show greater composure on the ball as West Brom drop slightly deeper. Foster hasn't been massively threatened in goal so far though.
21: Propper tries to fire a shot on goal but the sting is taken out of it as the ball smacks off Knockaert and into the arms of Foster.
19: Phillips' corner evades everyone and eventually goes out for a goal-kick. That wasn't the winger's best delivery this afternoon by any means.
18: Dawson tries to fire a shot on goal from the edge of the box but Dunk gets in to make the block. West Brom corner.
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