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West Brom   3 - 1   Newcastle

Somen Tchoyi scores West Brom's opener
Tchoyi scored a brilliant opener for West Brom

By Saj Chowdhury

Two goals from Peter Odemwingie helped West Brom to a comfortable victory over Newcastle at The Hawthorns.

Midfielder Somen Tchoyi opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when he curled in a superb effort from just inside the 18-yard area.

Odemwingie then took advantage of a Danny Guthrie slip when he ran into the box and fired a low shot past Tim Krul.

The Nigerian forward scored his second late on before Peter Lovenkrands poked in a consolation for Newcastle.

But Chris Hughton's side hardly deserved to get on the scoresheet given their poor and nervy display.

West Brom were marginally better, but were more potent in attack.

606: DEBATE

Up until Tchoyi's goal, the first half had bordered on the turgid.

But at least West Brom had managed to string more than three passes together and offer a threat on goal unlike their hesitant opponents, who sat deep, seemingly unnerved by the Baggies' pace.

It did not help that the defence lacked confidence and midway through the first half Sol Campbell, making his 500th Premier League appearance, had a poor clearance blocked allowing striker Odemwingie a run on goal.

Luckily for the veteran centre-back, the alert Jose Enrique covered and rushed the former Lokomotiv Moscow forward into a low shot which drifted wide of Krul's right-hand post.

Di Matteo applauds impressive win

That, along with Hughton's almost incessant barking of instructions from the touchline, should have clicked Newcastle into gear, but instead they sat back again and paid a high price when Tchoyi gave his side a deserved lead.

On this occasion Brunt's lay-off found the Cameroon midfielder and he beat the diving keeper Krul, who appeared to have his view obstructed by a West Brom player.

Tchoyi tried his luck again with a shot at the near post but this time Krul made a good block.

The second half was far more lively - it had to be. Five minutes after the restart, Newcastle finally tested West Brom keeper Scott Carson, who brilliantly pushed away Steven Taylor's header from Wayne Routledge's right-wing cross.

Hughton angry after defeat by West Brom

And then Jonas Gutierrez ran down the left before poking in an angled shot which had to be cleared off the line by Marek Cech after Carson had committed himself and failed in trying to smother his effort.

But they were Newcastle's only bright moments in the West Brom final third and they paid dearly for their lack of endeavour and awful defending in the last 20 minutes.

The next West Brom blow came courtesy of Odemwingie who pinched the ball from Guthrie after the Newcastle midfielder slipped in the centre circle, outfoxed a static Taylor and Campbell, and slotted in his first.

Guthrie was subsequently taken off after suffering an injury as he fell.

The knockout punch was then delivered with a minute of normal time remaining when Odemwingie, again, sprung the offside trap set by the sleepy Taylor and Campbell and fired past the helpless Krul.

In stoppage time, substitute Lovenkrands made sure he at least had something to take back to Tyneside when he lashed in the loose ball after Carson had saved Andy Carroll's initial strike.


West Brom boss Roberto di Matteo:
"We scored three great goals and we controlled the game for the majority of the time.

"I think we pressed them quite high up the pitch, we never let them settle in. We recovered possession quite well.

"I thought the first goal was excellent goal. The second goal came from pressing them and the third as well."

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton:
"I'm frustrated and angry because I didn't think we played well enough.

"We didn't start well and it wasn't until 35 minutes or so before we strung together passes.

"We made three errors for their goals. If we stay in the game, we've enough quality to score. At 1-0 down, we're in the game, but the second goal hurt."

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Sunday, 5 December 2010

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Brom 3-1 Newcastle FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Tchoyi 32
  • Odemwingie 71
  • Odemwingie 89
  • Lovenkrands 90+2

West Brom

Substitutes

Newcastle

Substitutes

Ref: DeanAtt: 23,486
WEST BROM
NEWCASTLE

Possession

  • West Brom 58%
  • Newcastle 42%

Attempts on target

  • West Brom 12
  • Newcastle 7

Attempts off target

  • West Brom 8
  • Newcastle 4

Corners

  • West Brom 7
  • Newcastle 3

Fouls

  • West Brom 11
  • Newcastle 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:10 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+3:59 The ball is crossed by Somen Tchoyi, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
  • 90:00+2:39 The ball is sent over by Giles Barnes, Tim Krul manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:32 The assist for the goal came from Andrew Carroll.
  • 90:00+1:32 GOAL - Peter LovenkrandsWest Brom 3 - 1 Newcastle A goal is scored by Peter Lovenkrands from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 3-1 Newcastle.
  • 90:00+1:29 Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save.
  • 90:00+1:04 The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 90:00+0:40 Danny Simpson delivers the ball, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:09 Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Reid.
  • 90:00+0:01 The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
  • 88:02 The assist for the goal came from Marek Cech.
  • 88:02 GOAL - Peter OdemwingieWest Brom 3 - 0 Newcastle Peter Odemwingie fires in a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. West Brom 3-0 Newcastle.
  • 87:18 The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
  • 87:10 Gabriel Tamas takes a shot. Sol Campbell gets a block in.
  • 86:59 Gabriel Tamas takes a shot. Blocked by Sol Campbell.
  • 86:51 A cross is delivered by Marek Cech, clearance by Peter Lovenkrands.
  • 86:07 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, save by Tim Krul.
  • 85:07 Shot from deep inside the area by Peter Odemwingie clears the crossbar.
  • 83:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sol Campbell on Giles Barnes. Direct free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
  • 83:57 Substitution Steven Reid on for James Morrison.
  • 83:57 Booking Sol Campbell receives a yellow card.
  • 82:15 James Morrison takes a shot. Blocked by Cheik Tiote.
  • 81:53 The ball is sent over by Peter Lovenkrands, Alan Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Graham Dorrans.
  • 80:48 Danny Simpson crosses the ball, clearance by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 79:29 Chris Brunt takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
  • 76:59 Substitution Giles Barnes comes on in place of Jerome Thomas.
  • 76:25 Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Danny Simpson gets a block in.
  • 74:12 Jerome Thomas fouled by Alan Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Marek Cech restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:12 Booking Alan Smith goes into the referee's book.
  • 73:22 Substitution (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Nile Ranger coming on for Wayne Routledge.
  • 72:46 Substitution Alan Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Guthrie.
  • 70:40 GOAL - Peter OdemwingieWest Brom 2 - 0 Newcastle Goal scored by Peter Odemwingie from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 2-0 Newcastle.
  • 69:37 Shot from just outside the box by James Morrison misses to the right of the goal.
  • 68:58 James Morrison has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 67:18 Graham Dorrans challenges Peter Lovenkrands unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Guthrie delivers the ball, Sol Campbell has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 66:19 James Morrison takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
  • 66:04 A cross is delivered by Somen Tchoyi, Sol Campbell manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:49 Danny Simpson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerome Thomas. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 63:39 Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball, save by Scott Carson.
  • 62:24 The official flags Somen Tchoyi offside. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Guthrie on Jerome Thomas. Gabriel Tamas takes the direct free kick.
  • 61:21 Booking Danny Guthrie is shown a yellow card.
  • 60:39 Gabriel Tamas challenges Andrew Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Guthrie from left wing, clearance made by Paul Scharner.
  • 60:12 Foul by Jerome Thomas on Cheik Tiote, free kick awarded. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:33 Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Paul Scharner makes a clearance.
  • 58:58 Effort on goal by Andrew Carroll from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 58:53 The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, Marek Cech makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 58:36 Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Clearance made by Paul Scharner.
  • 58:00 Jerome Thomas fouled by Cheik Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Graham Dorrans takes the direct free kick.
  • 56:40 Somen Tchoyi fouled by Sanchez Jose Enrique, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt, Tim Krul makes a save.
  • 56:40 Booking Sanchez Jose Enrique is booked.
  • 54:16 Effort from the edge of the area by Andrew Carroll goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 52:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique by Somen Tchoyi. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
  • 51:03 Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line played to the near post, Strike from close range by Paul Scharner clears the bar.
  • 50:58 The ball is delivered by Somen Tchoyi, clearance by Sol Campbell.
  • 49:58 Centre by Wayne Routledge, Steven Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson.
  • 49:51 Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, Graham Dorrans manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie by Graham Dorrans. Danny Guthrie crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 48:27 Chris Brunt takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Andrew Carroll.
  • 47:51 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Sol Campbell.
  • 47:43 Jerome Thomas crosses the ball, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 46:11 Sol Campbell sends in a cross, clearance by Paul Scharner.
  • 45:23 Danny Guthrie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Peter Odemwingie makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Peter Lovenkrands joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shola Ameobi.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:07 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+0:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Routledge on Marek Cech. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
  • 43:42 Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Paul Scharner results in a free kick. Danny Guthrie crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 43:06 The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge, save by Scott Carson.
  • 41:34 James Morrison takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
  • 40:06 The ball is delivered by Marek Cech.
  • 38:33 Danny Guthrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Morrison. Chris Brunt crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Sol Campbell.
  • 37:07 Corner taken by Chris Brunt played to the near post.
  • 36:56 Somen Tchoyi takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Tim Krul.
  • 33:23 The ball is sent over by Marek Cech.
  • 31:38 The assist for the goal came from Chris Brunt.
  • 31:38 GOAL - Somen TchoyiWest Brom 1 - 0 Newcastle A goal is scored by Somen Tchoyi from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Newcastle.
  • 29:08 The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 26:47 The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, save by Tim Krul.
  • 26:24 The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:50 Corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the right by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Shola Ameobi goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 23:42 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Guthrie, Steven Taylor takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save.
  • 23:33 The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 23:28 A cross is delivered by Wayne Routledge.
  • 22:39 Shot by Graham Dorrans from a long way out goes over the target.
  • 22:30 A cross is delivered by Gonzalo Jara.
  • 22:14 Sanchez Jose Enrique produces a cross, clearance made by Paul Scharner.
  • 21:41 Unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique by Somen Tchoyi results in a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
  • 20:44 Peter Odemwingie produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 19:23 Jonas Gutierrez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gonzalo Jara. Paul Scharner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:23 Booking Jonas Gutierrez is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 18:24 Somen Tchoyi challenges Sanchez Jose Enrique unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Somen Tchoyi on Cheik Tiote. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
  • 15:22 Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, clearance made by Sol Campbell.
  • 14:15 Chris Brunt takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
  • 13:59 Drilled right-footed shot by Graham Dorrans. Blocked by Peter Odemwingie.
  • 10:58 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt to the near post, Shot from inside the area by Paul Scharner clears the bar.
  • 10:53 The ball is crossed by Somen Tchoyi, blocked by Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 8:43 A cross is delivered by Jerome Thomas, Cheik Tiote makes a clearance.
  • 8:21 The ball is delivered by Jerome Thomas, Sol Campbell manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:33 Gonzalo Jara delivers the ball.
  • 5:40 Chris Brunt takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Steven Taylor.
  • 5:14 Somen Tchoyi produces a cross, Sol Campbell makes a clearance.
  • 4:15 Paul Scharner challenges Andrew Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
  • 3:02 The ball is sent over by Somen Tchoyi, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie by James Morrison. Danny Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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5 Dec 2010 23:59 UK


Barclays Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 5 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 16 16 32
2 Man Utd 15 19 31
3 Chelsea 16 19 30
4 Man City 16 9 29
5 Tottenham 16 3 26
6 Bolton 16 5 23
7 Sunderland 16 2 23
8 West Brom 16 -4 22
9 Stoke 16 0 21
10 Blackburn 16 -4 21
11 Newcastle 16 -1 19
12 Liverpool 15 -2 19
13 Blackpool 15 -6 19
14 Birmingham 16 -2 18
15 Everton 16 -2 17
16 Aston Villa 15 -7 17
17 Fulham 16 -4 15
18 Wigan 16 -15 15
19 Wolves 16 -13 12
20 West Ham 16 -13 12

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