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West Brom   1 - 0   Sheff Wed

West Brom 1-0 Sheff Wed

West Brom 1-0 Sheff Wed

Robert Koren fired West Brom back into second place in the Championship with a superb late strike against struggling Sheffield Wednesday.

The Slovenian substitute lit up a dour contest with a thumping 30-yard effort after a fine passing move.

Jermaine Johnson chipped just over for the Owls in the best first-half chance.

The Baggies improved after the break with Lee Grant saving well from Ishmael Miller, James Morrison and Jonas Olsson before Koren's decisive contribution.


West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo:
"Koren scored a great goal and it probably needed a goal like that to win the game.

"He is a good player and an intelligent person as well but we have 21 players available and it is about the squad.

"We have to put our individual agenda to one side and we have to believe that what we do is best for West Bromwich Albion."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine:
"I can't criticise the players. They were terrific the way they went about things and if we go about our jobs like that every game between now and the end of the season we will be fine.

"The players are low as they felt they worked hard enough to get something against Albion.

"But if we win five more games we will be fine. It doesn't matter what everyone else is doing. Not everyone can get 53, 54 points."

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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Brom 1-0 Sheff Wed FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Koren 79

    West Brom

    • 19 Carson
    • 03 Olsson
    • 04 Cech
    • 26 Tamas
    • 11 Brunt
    • 14 Thomas (Koren 46)
    • 17 Dorrans
    • 21 Mulumbu
    • 27 Morrison (Barnes 83)
    • 44 Reid
    • 16 Moore (Miller 58)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Kiely,
    • 23 Meite,
    • 07 Koren,
    • 12 Barnes,
    • 24 Watson,
    • 10 Miller,
    • 31 Cox

    Sheff Wed

    • 01 Grant
    • 02 Spurr yellow card
    • 04 Purse
    • 15 Beevers
    • 32 Nolan
    • 06 Miller
    • 14 Potter
    • 17 O'Connor (Jeffers 83)
    • 23 Johnson (Soares 72)
    • 18 Clarke
    • 19 Varney

    Substitutes

    • 22 O'Donnell,
    • 05 Hinds,
    • 20 Simek,
    • 33 Gray,
    • 08 McAllister,
    • 30 Soares,
    • 09 Jeffers
    Ref: MathiesonAtt: 20,458
    WEST BROM
    SHEFF WED

    Possession

    • West Brom 62%
    • Sheff Wed 38%

    Attempts on target

    • West Brom 7
    • Sheff Wed 1

    Attempts off target

    • West Brom 10
    • Sheff Wed 4

    Corners

    • West Brom 10
    • Sheff Wed 2

    Fouls

    • West Brom 9
    • Sheff Wed 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:14 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+1:25 Robert Koren produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 90:00+0:43 Graham Dorrans takes a short corner.
    • 89:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Clarke by Graham Dorrans. Darren Potter crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.
    • 88:35 Graham Dorrans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Potter. Darren Purse takes the free kick.
    • 85:25 Robert Koren takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 82:14 Substitution Giles Barnes is brought on as a substitute for James Morrison.
    • 82:14 Substitution Francis Jeffers on for James O'Connor.
    • 80:32 The ball is delivered by Marek Cech, Darren Purse makes a clearance.
    • 78:27 GOAL - Robert KorenWest Brom 1 - 0 Sheff Wed Robert Koren finds the net from 35 yards. West Brom 1-0 Sheff Wed.
    • 77:05 Header by Ishmael Miller from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 76:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Connor on Youssouf Mulumbu. Free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 75:48 The ball is delivered by Graham Dorrans, blocked by Eddie Nolan.
    • 74:57 The ball is sent over by James O'Connor, clearance made by Jonas Olsson. Shot from just outside the area by Leon Clarke goes over the bar.
    • 73:48 Shot from 30 yards by Graham Dorrans. Lee Grant makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, save made by Lee Grant.
    • 72:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Connor on Steven Reid. Graham Dorrans takes the direct free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Beevers by Jonas Olsson. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 71:35 Substitution Jermaine Johnson goes off and Tom Soares comes on.
    • 70:20 James Morrison has a drilled shot. Eddie Nolan gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans to the near post, Darren Potter manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:20 Leon Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Olsson. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:30 Leon Clarke takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Darren Potter to the near post, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
    • 67:20 The ball is swung over by Marek Cech, Mark Beevers makes a clearance.
    • 65:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Tamas on Jermaine Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Darren Potter.
    • 64:22 Chris Brunt produces a cross, Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant. Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Dorrans, James Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant. Inswinging corner taken by James Morrison from the left by-line played to the near post.
    • 63:39 Centre by Robert Koren, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.
    • 63:04 A cross is delivered by Chris Brunt, clearance made by Darren Purse. Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans to the near post, clearance by James O'Connor.
    • 62:11 Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Tamas. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 60:48 The ball is swung over by Graham Dorrans, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save. Effort on goal by Ishmael Miller from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 60:10 Graham Dorrans produces a cross, Darren Purse manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans to the near post, Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.
    • 59:58 The ball is crossed by James Morrison, clearance by Mark Beevers.
    • 59:45 The ball is delivered by Marek Cech, Darren Purse manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:07 The ball is swung over by Tommy Spurr.
    • 58:21 Ishmael Miller has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 57:35 Substitution Luke Moore goes off and Ishmael Miller comes on.
    • 57:11 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Clarke. Gabriel Tamas restarts play with the free kick.
    • 56:46 The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt, save by Lee Grant.
    • 54:57 James Morrison produces a cross, Shot by Luke Moore. Darren Purse gets a block in.
    • 53:10 The ball is sent over by Steven Reid, save by Lee Grant.
    • 51:54 Jermaine Johnson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
    • 49:46 James Morrison sends in a cross, save by Lee Grant.
    • 46:28 The referee gives a free kick against Tommy Spurr for handball. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt from right wing, free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Darren Purse. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 45:20 Effort from the edge of the box by Leon Clarke goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • 45:01 Substitution Jerome Thomas goes off and Robert Koren comes on.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:02 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+1:34 The assistant referee signals for offside against James Morrison. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:19 The ball is sent over by Tommy Spurr, Steven Reid gets a block in. Darren Potter decides to take the corner short. Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Miller on Jerome Thomas. Scott Carson takes the direct free kick.
    • 44:02 Luke Moore produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 43:34 Tommy Miller delivers the ball, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
    • 41:57 Luke Varney challenges Jonas Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Graham Dorrans. Jonas Olsson is ruled offside. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 41:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Steven Reid. Direct free kick taken by Steven Reid.
    • 38:59 Leon Clarke is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 37:56 Luke Varney challenges Gabriel Tamas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 36:20 Shot on goal by Youssouf Mulumbu from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 35:32 Chris Brunt produces a cross, Tommy Spurr manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Leon Clarke.
    • 34:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Varney on Jonas Olsson. Scott Carson takes the direct free kick.
    • 33:34 Graham Dorrans produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
    • 32:51 The ball is swung over by Jermaine Johnson, clearance made by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 31:03 Scott Carson takes the free kick.
    • 31:03 Booking Booking for Tommy Spurr for unsporting behaviour.
    • 30:27 Foul by Tommy Spurr on Steven Reid, free kick awarded.
    • 29:40 A cross is delivered by Marek Cech.
    • 27:19 Chris Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Spurr. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • Correction - 26:00 James Morrison has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 26:00 James Morrison produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 25:43 Luke Varney is caught offside. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:56 Unfair challenge on Luke Moore by Mark Beevers results in a free kick. Gabriel Tamas takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 21:46 Unfair challenge on Jermaine Johnson by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Mark Beevers takes the free kick.
    • 21:46 Unfair challenge on Jermaine Johnson by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Beevers.
    • 20:29 Eddie Nolan produces a cross.
    • 19:24 Marek Cech crosses the ball, Chris Brunt has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 19:00 Eddie Nolan delivers the ball, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
    • 14:56 The referee penalises Leon Clarke for handball. Graham Dorrans restarts play with the free kick. Corner from the left by-line taken by Graham Dorrans, Mark Beevers manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eddie Nolan by Luke Moore. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 13:39 Unfair challenge on Steven Reid by Luke Varney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Reid.
    • 12:39 Chris Brunt challenges Tommy Spurr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 12:10 Unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson by Jermaine Johnson results in a free kick. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
    • 11:27 Graham Dorrans takes the inswinging corner, Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.
    • 10:33 Leon Clarke is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Marek Cech takes the direct free kick.
    • 10:17 Tommy Spurr sends in a cross, save by Scott Carson.
    • 8:44 Luke Moore is ruled offside. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:43 Tommy Spurr sends in a cross, Tommy Miller produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 7:22 Youssouf Mulumbu is adjudged to have handled the ball. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:51 Eddie Nolan crosses the ball, clearance made by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 2:16 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jerome Thomas. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 9 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 34 40 72
    2 West Brom 35 30 66
    3 Nottm Forest 35 22 64
    4 Swansea 35 8 59
    5 Leicester 34 9 54
    6 Cardiff 34 14 52
    7 Blackpool 35 10 50
    8 Coventry 35 -6 49
    9 Sheff Utd 35 0 48
    10 Middlesbrough 35 7 47
    11 Doncaster 35 2 45
    12 Bristol City 35 -9 45
    13 Barnsley 34 -10 45
    14 Preston 35 -8 44
    15 QPR 34 -4 43
    16 Derby 34 -7 42
    17 Ipswich 35 -7 41
    18 Watford 33 -6 39
    19 Reading 32 -9 38
    20 Scunthorpe 34 -20 38
    21 Crystal Palace 34 -1 37
    22 Sheff Wed 35 -18 37
    23 Plymouth 34 -17 30
    24 Peterborough 35 -20 27


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