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West Brom   3 - 1   Sheff Utd

West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Sheffield United

West Brom 3-1 Sheffield United

West Brom closed the gap on the top two in the Championship with an excellent victory over Sheffield United.

Graham Dorrans put the Baggies ahead from the penalty spot after Nick Montgomery was ruled to have handled.

Roman Bednar slotted in West Brom's second but Darius Henderson pulled a goal back with a penalty after Youssouf Mulumbu had fouled Stephen Quinn.

Only 53 seconds later, the hosts restored their two-goal advantage when Jerome Thomas shot into the top corner.

The result moves third-placed West Brom to within two points of Nottingham Forest, who lost at Derby, and six points behind leaders Newcastle, who drew at Leicester in the day's evening kick-off.

Although it was a fortunate decision for the opening penalty, which looked harsh on Montgomery, the Baggies were good value for their win.

As well as the goals they did score, West Brom might have had two more with better finishing from Bednar.

And they were also denied two strong penalty shouts when United appeared to handle in the area.


West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo: "I'm very pleased with our performance as that was the most important aspect of the day, we needed to win.

"Especially in the first half I thought we were terrific."

Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell:

"The first half was not good enough, it's as simple as that.

"In the second half we've come out and had a good go at them but shot ourselves in the foot by allowing them to come back."

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Saturday, 30 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Brom 3-1 Sheff Utd FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Dorrans (pen) 19
  • Bednar 30
  • Thomas 50
  • Henderson (pen) 49

West Brom

  • 19 Carson
  • 03 Olsson
  • 04 Cech yellow card
  • 26 Tamas
  • 36 Jara yellow card (Zuiverloon 70)
  • 07 Koren (Cox 66)
  • 11 Brunt yellow card
  • 14 Thomas (Mattock 88)
  • 17 Dorrans
  • 21 Mulumbu
  • 09 Bednar

Substitutes

  • 01 Kiely,
  • 02 Mattock,
  • 22 Zuiverloon,
  • 23 Meite,
  • 10 Miller,
  • 16 Moore,
  • 31 Cox

Sheff Utd

  • 23 Bunn
  • 05 Morgan
  • 19 Stewart
  • 33 Fortune
  • 34 Walker
  • 04 Montgomery
  • 15 Harper
  • 28 Quinn yellow card (Yeates 77)
  • 07 Henderson (Camara 73)
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 18 Ward

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett,
  • 26 Geary,
  • 02 France,
  • 11 Yeates,
  • 12 Williamson,
  • 09 Evans,
  • 37 Camara
Ref: RussellAtt: 22,193
WEST BROM
SHEFF UTD

Possession

  • West Brom 64%
  • Sheff Utd 36%

Attempts on target

  • West Brom 5
  • Sheff Utd 2

Attempts off target

  • West Brom 7
  • Sheff Utd 2

Corners

  • West Brom 6
  • Sheff Utd 4

Fouls

  • West Brom 17
  • Sheff Utd 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:34 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+4:52 Chris Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Stewart. Mark Yeates restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:22 Booking Marek Cech receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+4:07 Mark Bunn fouled by Marek Cech, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:09 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 90:00+1:58 Foul by Chris Morgan on Roman Bednar, free kick awarded. Graham Dorrans takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:19 Unfair challenge on Simon Cox by Mark Yeates results in a free kick. Gabriel Tamas takes the indirect free kick.
  • 89:11 Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn.
  • 88:26 Simon Cox has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
  • 86:48 Substitution Joe Mattock is brought on as a substitute for Jerome Thomas.
  • 86:48 Booking Chris Brunt is booked.
  • 86:38 Jordan Stewart fouled by Chris Brunt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jordan Stewart.
  • 83:36 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
  • 83:00 Unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Jerome Thomas results in a free kick. Mark Bunn takes the indirect free kick.
  • 80:15 Foul by Chris Brunt on Jordan Stewart, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Yeates.
  • 78:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Yeates on Gianni Zuiverloon. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
  • 78:24 Gianni Zuiverloon concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Yeates. James Harper takes the free kick.
  • 77:21 Substitution Stephen Quinn leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Yeates.
  • 73:10 Foul by Jerome Thomas on Nick Montgomery, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
  • 72:29 Substitution Henri Camara replaces Darius Henderson.
  • 68:52 Substitution Gonzalo Jara goes off and Gianni Zuiverloon comes on.
  • 68:52 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Harper, Effort from deep inside the area by Jamie Ward misses to the left of the goal.
  • 67:08 Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell. Jordan Stewart takes the indirect free kick.
  • 66:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Harper on Gonzalo Jara. Free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 65:45 Substitution Simon Cox on for Robert Koren.
  • 64:41 Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Gonzalo Jara results in a free kick. James Harper takes the indirect free kick.
  • 58:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt by Jordan Stewart. Gabriel Tamas takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:58 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Marek Cech.
  • 57:10 Graham Dorrans takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Morgan.
  • 56:36 The offside flag is raised against Roman Bednar. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
  • 55:45 The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 54:47 Booking Gonzalo Jara receives a yellow card.
  • 54:35 Booking Booking for Stephen Quinn.
  • 53:13 Darius Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Tamas. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 51:20 Robert Koren concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ward. James Harper takes the direct free kick. The ball is delivered by James Harper, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Harper, Roman Bednar makes a clearance.
  • 50:35 Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line.
  • 49:02 Assist by Graham Dorrans.
  • 49:02 GOAL - Jerome ThomasWest Brom 3 - 1 Sheff Utd Jerome Thomas grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. West Brom 3-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 48:09 GOAL - Darius HendersonWest Brom 2 - 1 Sheff Utd Power penalty scored by Darius Henderson. West Brom 2-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 46:40 Penalty awarded for a foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Stephen Quinn.
  • 45:17 Marek Cech gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:04 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+1:12 Unfair challenge on James Harper by Roman Bednar results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
  • 43:57 Right-footed shot by Robert Koren went wide of the right-hand post.
  • 41:43 The official flags Richard Cresswell offside. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
  • 40:43 Roman Bednar produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 38:13 Effort from 35 yards by Chris Brunt went wide right of the net. Chris Brunt takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Darius Henderson. Chris Brunt takes the inswinging corner, Darius Henderson manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Mark Bunn makes a save.
  • 36:35 Nick Montgomery challenges Graham Dorrans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
  • 34:57 Stephen Quinn fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
  • 34:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Stewart by Roman Bednar. Jordan Stewart takes the free kick.
  • 32:58 Jerome Thomas produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 29:58 Assist on the goal came from Jerome Thomas.
  • 29:58 GOAL - Roman BednarWest Brom 2 - 0 Sheff Utd Roman Bednar scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 2-0 Sheff Utd.
  • 29:09 Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jordan Stewart.
  • 27:27 Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Chris Morgan gets a block in.
  • 26:23 Long range effort by James Harper goes wide right of the target.
  • 25:53 The assistant referee flags for offside against Roman Bednar. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:47 Shot by Roman Bednar from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 23:17 Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
  • 21:34 The assistant referee signals for offside against Roman Bednar. Mark Bunn takes the indirect free kick.
  • 20:00 Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by James Harper results in a free kick. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
  • 19:03 James Harper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Koren. Gonzalo Jara takes the free kick.
  • 18:40 GOAL - Graham DorransWest Brom 1 - 0 Sheff Utd Penalty taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans and scored. West Brom 1-0 Sheff Utd.
  • 16:26 Nick Montgomery is adjudged to have handled the ball.
  • 15:50 Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Gonzalo Jara takes the free kick.
  • 15:15 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, clearance by Jonathan Fortune.
  • 11:33 Chris Brunt is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
  • 9:14 Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Harper, clearance made by Scott Carson.
  • 7:22 Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Jonathan Fortune gets a block in.
  • Correction - 5:32 Jerome Thomas challenges Kyle Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
  • 5:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Jerome Thomas. Jonathan Fortune takes the free kick.
  • 3:52 Graham Dorrans takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Header by Roman Bednar from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 1:47 Unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans by Chris Morgan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Dorrans.
  • 0:22 The official flags Roman Bednar offside. Jordan Stewart takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 30 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 27 27 56
2 Nottm Forest 28 23 52
3 West Brom 27 26 50
4 Cardiff 27 22 45
5 Swansea 27 3 42
6 Sheff Utd 27 4 41
7 Blackpool 27 10 40
8 Leicester 26 2 39
9 Middlesbrough 28 7 37
10 Bristol City 27 -4 36
11 Preston 26 -2 35
12 QPR 27 -4 34
13 Doncaster 26 -1 33
14 Coventry 28 -8 33
15 Barnsley 26 -8 33
16 Scunthorpe 27 -13 33
17 Watford 26 -6 32
18 Derby 28 -11 32
19 Sheff Wed 28 -12 31
20 Crystal Palace 27 2 30
21 Ipswich 27 -8 29
22 Reading 27 -16 26
23 Plymouth 26 -14 24
24 Peterborough 28 -19 18