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West Brom   3 - 2   Blackpool

Peter Odemwingie
Odemwingie scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season for Albion

By Peter Scrivener

Peter Odemwingie scored twice as West Brom ended a run of five successive Premier League defeats with a 3-2 win over Blackpool at The Hawthorns.

David Vaughan put the visitors in front with a 25-yard left-foot strike but Odemwingie slotted home from 10 yards.

After the break, James Morrison tapped in from close range, but Gary Taylor-Fletcher's back-post shot looked to have earned the Tangerines a point.

However, Odemwingie volleyed in a deserved winner for a dominant Albion.

The home side will hope the result sparks life into a campaign that began to falter with a 2-1 defeat at Blackpool at the start of November.

Initially, the Baggies, whose loss to Reading in the FA Cup last weekend was their sixth in succession, looked nervous.

And their porous defence, which had conceded 39 goals this season before this game, almost conceded its 40th inside the opening 90 seconds.

DJ Campbell twisted and turned inside Albion's box before poking his effort just wide of Boaz Myhill's right-hand post.

Entertaining win delights DiMatteo

Predictably, Charlie Adam was at the centre of much of Blackpool's better work, showing why Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has rebuffed all offers for the Tangerines' captain this week.

It was his quick-thinking from a corner that helped set up Blackpool's opener, playing a corner short to Stephen Crainey, whose centre was only cleared to Vaughan on the edge of the box.

Midfielder Vaughan took a touch on his right foot to move it onto his left before curling the ball beyond Myhill, who was making his first Premier League start for West Brom in place of the dropped Scott Carson.

Campbell then went down under an innocuous challenge in the box, but his appeal for a penalty was waved away by referee Stuart Attwell.

West Brom began to get a foothold in the game with Jerome Thomas looking particularly dangerous down the left.

He twice crossed for Chris Brunt but the Albion skipper volleyed one effort wide while his second was well-blocked by Crainey.

Luke Varney reminded Albion that Blackpool were still a threat though.

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He chased a ball down the line that Gabriel Tamas had given up as going out, before cutting inside and firing wastefully over from 20 yards.

But Albion's pressure deserved a goal and top scorer Odemwingie duly obliged.

He collected a perfectly clipped centre from Graham Dorrans and, with the Blackpool defenders appealing for offside, he beat Richard Kingson with a low strike to score his seventh of the season.

The second-half began in similar fashion to the first with Blackpool in the ascendancy and Campbell dragging a shot wide.

This time, the striker, who had scored five goals in his previous five games, was one-on-one with Myhill after being played in by an exquisite pass from Adam, but he pulled his effort past the right-hand upright.

Blackpool were immediately made to pay.

Thomas jinked into the box and Kingson could only palm the Albion winger's centre into the path of Morrison who nudged the ball home from close range.

Morrison should have made it 3-1 moments later, but Kingson saved with his legs to atone for his earlier error and the Ghanaian international keeper then closed down Odemwingie and pulled off another fine stop.

Ref should have awarded penalty - Holloway

The chances continued to come, and Nigerian striker Odemwingie unselfishly played in Morrison, but the midfielder scooped his effort over with only Kingson to beat.

This time, the Baggies were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal.

Vaughan found Matt Phillips out on the right wing with a measured pass and his first-time centre was met by Taylor-Fletcher who side-footed the low cross into the net to bring Blackpool level.

However, the home side refused to settle for the point and Odemwingie beat Craig Cathcart to a long ball over the top before volleying in from 16 yards.

There was still time for Blackpool but Campbell missed his third chance of the afternoon from close range and as the ball bounced free, Brett Ormerod poked wide, but it would have been a harsh end to the game had the Tangerines grabbed a second equaliser.


West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo:
"It was an exciting game for the fans and neutrals.

"There were so many chances and we are just pleased we got the win. Every win is a big win and because we have not won for a few weeks, it is even better.

"It was a rollercoaster of emotions and it wasn't our best game of the season but we're pleased to get three points."

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway:
"It was two good teams having a go at each other and it could have been 6-5, unfortunately we came out on the wrong end of it.

"It changed on what looked a blatant penalty when we were leading 1-0 I haven't had hindsight of seeing it again, but I'm saying it as I saw it.

"Then one ball over the top does us. We should do better but such is life."

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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Brom 3-2 Blackpool FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Odemwingie 37
  • Morrison 52
  • Odemwingie 87
  • Vaughan 11
  • Taylor-Fletcher 80

West Brom

Substitutes

Blackpool

Substitutes

Ref: AttwellAtt: 25,316
WEST BROM
BLACKPOOL

Possession

  • West Brom 57%
  • Blackpool 43%

Attempts on target

  • West Brom 11
  • Blackpool 2

Attempts off target

  • West Brom 7
  • Blackpool 7

Corners

  • West Brom 4
  • Blackpool 4

Fouls

  • West Brom 10
  • Blackpool 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:12 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:30 Somen Tchoyi is ruled offside. Richard Kingson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:00 Unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Somen Tchoyi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
  • 90:00+0:57 Shot from just outside the box by Ian Evatt goes over the bar.
  • 90:00+0:21 Booking The referee books Marek Cech for time wasting.
  • 89:01 Substitution Youssouf Mulumbu leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Shorey.
  • 87:29 Brett Ormerod has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.
  • 86:05 The assist for the goal came from Gonzalo Jara.
  • 86:05 GOAL - Peter OdemwingieWest Brom 3 - 2 Blackpool Peter Odemwingie grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 3-2 Blackpool.
  • 85:02 Chris Brunt takes a shot and cleared the bar.
  • 84:29 Substitution Somen Tchoyi on for Graham Dorrans.
  • 83:57 The referee gives a free kick against Youssouf Mulumbu for handball. David Vaughan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 83:04 Foul by Peter Odemwingie on Ian Evatt, free kick awarded. Ian Evatt takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Vaughan by Jerome Thomas. Richard Kingson takes the direct free kick.
  • 81:48 Shot by Chris Brunt from 35 yards. Blocked by Ian Evatt.
  • 81:14 Simon Cox takes a shot. Save made by Richard Kingson.
  • 79:44 Assist by Matt Phillips.
  • 79:44 GOAL - Gary Taylor-FletcherWest Brom 2 - 2 Blackpool Gary Taylor-Fletcher finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 2-2 Blackpool.
  • 79:17 The ball is swung over by Jerome Thomas, clearance by Stephen Crainey.
  • 78:02 The ball is sent over by Alex Baptiste.
  • 77:53 Gary Taylor-Fletcher crosses the ball, Marek Cech manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:20 Craig Cathcart fouled by Peter Odemwingie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
  • 76:04 Substitution Alex Baptiste joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Varney.
  • 75:17 Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Craig Cathcart results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
  • 75:17 Booking Craig Cathcart is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 73:12 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Cathcart goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 72:56 Ian Evatt delivers the ball, clearance made by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 71:41 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jerome Thomas. Charlie Adam takes the free kick.
  • 71:27 The ball is sent over by Simon Cox, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
  • 70:23 The referee penalises Matt Phillips for handball. Gabriel Tamas takes the indirect free kick.
  • 69:44 Centre by Luke Varney, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
  • 68:53 Substitution Simon Cox joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Morrison.
  • 68:30 James Morrison produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 67:26 Corner taken by Charlie Adam played to the near post.
  • 66:16 Substitution Brett Ormerod is brought on as a substitute for Neal Eardley.
  • 65:58 The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey.
  • 65:38 Centre by Charlie Adam.
  • 63:18 A cross is delivered by Graham Dorrans, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.
  • 63:05 Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
  • 62:26 Peter Odemwingie has an effort at goal. Save by Richard Kingson.
  • 61:52 A cross is delivered by Peter Odemwingie, Effort on goal by Chris Brunt from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
  • 59:44 The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, save by Richard Kingson.
  • 58:50 The ball is sent over by James Morrison.
  • 57:26 The offside flag is raised against Luke Varney. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
  • 56:53 The referee blows for offside against James Morrison. Ian Evatt takes the free kick.
  • 55:37 The ball is swung over by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 55:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by David Vaughan. Chris Brunt takes the direct free kick.
  • 55:06 Booking David Vaughan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 53:31 The referee blows for offside. Richard Kingson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 53:31 Substitution Elliot Grandin goes off and Matt Phillips comes on.
  • 52:35 James Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Richard Kingson.
  • 51:17 Jerome Thomas provided the assist for the goal.
  • 51:17 GOAL - James MorrisonWest Brom 2 - 1 Blackpool James Morrison gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. West Brom 2-1 Blackpool.
  • 49:49 Effort from the edge of the box by Dudley Campbell goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 49:20 James Morrison takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Richard Kingson makes a save.
  • 48:22 Jerome Thomas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Craig Cathcart restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:37 James Morrison crosses the ball, Neal Eardley makes a clearance.
  • 47:06 Gary Taylor-Fletcher is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Scharner takes the indirect free kick.
  • 46:47 The offside flag is raised against Peter Odemwingie. Craig Cathcart takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:09 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+0:25 Foul by Luke Varney on Paul Scharner, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
  • 44:26 Peter Odemwingie produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 43:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalo Jara by Luke Varney. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:58 Gonzalo Jara gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Varney. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
  • 41:26 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 40:57 The ball is crossed by James Morrison, clearance by Stephen Crainey.
  • 39:05 The referee blows for offside. Ian Evatt takes the indirect free kick.
  • 38:32 Foul by Elliot Grandin on Youssouf Mulumbu, free kick awarded. Gonzalo Jara takes the free kick.
  • 38:15 James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.
  • 36:54 Assist on the goal came from Graham Dorrans.
  • 36:54 GOAL - Peter OdemwingieWest Brom 1 - 1 Blackpool Goal scored by Peter Odemwingie from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Blackpool.
  • 35:57 Graham Dorrans takes the inswinging corner, save by Richard Kingson.
  • 35:13 The ball is swung over by Youssouf Mulumbu, save made by Richard Kingson.
  • 34:28 Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Charlie Adam results in a free kick. Chris Brunt restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:12 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Brunt.
  • 33:02 Chris Brunt crosses the ball, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
  • 32:44 Gonzalo Jara sends in a cross, David Vaughan makes a clearance.
  • 31:47 Foul by Gabriel Tamas on Dudley Campbell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
  • 31:09 A cross is delivered by Marek Cech, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
  • 30:10 The official flags Peter Odemwingie offside. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.
  • 29:21 The ball is sent over by Charlie Adam, Gonzalo Jara gets a block in.
  • 27:50 Shot on goal by James Morrison from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 27:00 Jerome Thomas delivers the ball.
  • 26:07 Chris Brunt sends in a cross, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:49 Chris Brunt takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Luke Varney manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:28 The ball is crossed by Marek Cech, Chris Brunt takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Crainey.
  • 24:52 Luke Varney takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 23:59 Youssouf Mulumbu has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Stephen Crainey gets a block in.
  • 23:38 The ball is sent over by Youssouf Mulumbu, clearance by Ian Evatt.
  • 22:38 Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Luke Varney results in a free kick. Chris Brunt restarts play with the free kick.
  • 21:00 The assistant referee flags for offside against Dudley Campbell. Paul Scharner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:24 Foul by Dudley Campbell on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded. Chris Brunt takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:07 Centre by Jerome Thomas.
  • 17:52 Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Odemwingie. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt from right wing, clearance by Luke Varney.
  • 17:28 Jerome Thomas produces a cross, save by Richard Kingson.
  • 15:07 Jerome Thomas sends in a cross.
  • 13:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gonzalo Jara on Charlie Adam. Ian Evatt takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:32 Paul Scharner fouled by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, the ref awards a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:17 GOAL - David VaughanWest Brom 0 - 1 Blackpool David Vaughan finds the net with a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 0-1 Blackpool.
  • 10:11 Centre by Stephen Crainey.
  • 9:51 Corner from left by-line taken by Charlie Adam.
  • 9:44 Centre by Neal Eardley, Gonzalo Jara manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:10 Marek Cech challenges David Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Cathcart restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:40 Luke Varney is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Gonzalo Jara takes the indirect free kick.
  • 7:18 Charlie Adam takes the outswinging corner, Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher on Chris Brunt, free kick awarded. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
  • 6:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Youssouf Mulumbu. Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:38 Charlie Adam takes a shot from long distance which goes wide right of the target.
  • 5:07 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Peter Odemwingie misses to the left of the target.
  • 4:52 Effort from 35 yards by Graham Dorrans. Blocked by Ian Evatt.
  • 3:28 Centre by Jerome Thomas, Chris Brunt produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 2:40 A cross is delivered by Peter Odemwingie.
  • 2:28 The ball is delivered by Peter Odemwingie, Neal Eardley gets a block in.
  • 1:09 Dudley Campbell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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15 Jan 2011 23:59 UK


Barclays Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 15 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man City 23 18 45
2 Man Utd 20 24 44
3 Arsenal 22 23 43
4 Chelsea 22 19 38
5 Tottenham 21 6 36
6 Sunderland 22 3 33
7 Bolton 23 3 30
8 Stoke 22 2 30
9 Newcastle 21 3 28
10 Blackpool 21 -5 28
11 Blackburn 23 -8 28
12 Everton 21 -2 25
13 Liverpool 21 -4 25
14 West Brom 22 -12 25
15 Fulham 22 -2 23
16 Birmingham 20 -5 22
17 Wigan 22 -15 22
18 Wolves 22 -14 21
19 Aston Villa 21 -15 21
20 West Ham 23 -19 20

see also
Baggies must wake up - Scharner
14 Jan 11 |  West Brom


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