Saturday September 24, 2011 Day 6 Finished The Hawthorns

  1. Fulham hold West Brom

    Fulham hold West Brom

    Fulham remain the only side in the Premier League without a win after they drew 0-0 with West Brom in the Premier League at The Hawthorns. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Fulham
    • 90+4' There we have it! Stuart Atwell blows the whistle to end the game. Fulham are still winless and West Brom have only their second clean sheet in 21 Premier League home games. Fair result I think. Thank you for joining us and enjoy your evening.
    • 90+2' Fulham could have snatched it there! Orlando Sa is played into the area by Dempsey, but his finish is awful and goes high and wide.
    • 90' We going to get four minutes of stoppage time.
    • 89' That was almost it! Morrison plays in Brunt on the edge of the area and the West Brom skipper sees his low shot bounce back off the post! That would have been the winner.
    • 88' Another offside for West Brom! They have done that too many times, with Long the perpetrator this time.
    • 87' Danny Murphy is replaced by Dickson Etuhu and does not look pleased with the decision.
    • 86' Brunt sucks in a couple of midfielders in the centre of the park and finds Odemwingie in space on the right. The striker squares to Morrison but Baird is there with a god block.
    • 85' The keeper looks alright in collecting Odemwingie’s cross
    • 84' A bit of confusion there, as the seemingly imminent introduction of Neil Etheridge is waved away by Schwarzer who want to carry on.
    • 83' Good work on the right by Long wins a corner but it is looped into the box for Schwarzer to collect. He does so painfully though and Fulham’s replacement keeper appears kitted up on the sideline.
    • 82' Thomas is replaced by Somen Tchoyi.
    • 81' Dempsey pops up on the edge of the area again with lots of space, but his shot is poor and trickles wide.
    • 80' One West Brom fan was giving Odemwingie the evil eye after that last blundered attempt. If looks could kill...
    • 79' Odemwingie is put in again by Mulumbu and, after twisting and turning past Baird, he skies his attempt.
    • 78' Dorrans is replaced by James Morrison for the home side. Perhaps a bit harsh on Ruiz there, it was an awkward chance.
    • 76' Riise wallops the free kick straight at Foster, who can’t hold on to it, and Ruiz is there to turn in the rebound? ...No! He hits the post! How did he miss?
    • 75' Dangerous free kick to give away. Dempsey and Sidwell with some nice touches on the edge of the area and Mulumbu is guilty of tripping the American.
    • 74' Kasami is replaced by new siging Bryan Ruiz, who has yet to impress since his big money move.
    • 73' A bit of handbags as Mulumbu and Murphy get in a tangle in the middle of the park. Atwell steps in to calm it down.
    • 72' Steven Reid is played down the line by Mulumbu but the Irishman’s cross goes straight to Schwarzer.
    • 71' Play restarts and Schwarzer is moving gingerly but is soldiering on. There looks like there may be some movement on both benches here.
    • 69' The Referee stops the play after a few seconds when he looks back to see the Fulham goalkeeper on the ground. He fell awkwardly on his back after that clearance but he looks to be ok.
    • 68' Riise is penalised for a foul on Brunt, who takes the free kick but it is punched clear by Schwarzer.
    • 67' Thomas gets another go but with the same result.
    • 66' West Brom are the bit between their teeth now. Thomas beats Grygera again but his cross is cleared by Riise.
    • 65' Chris Baird is the latest to go into the book. He was turned by Odemwingie and cynically pulled him down, so can have no complaints with the card.
    • 63' How has he missed?! Odemwingie is sent clear by Mulumbu but he shoots straight at Schwarzer. That should have been the lead for West Brom.
    • 62' Mulumbu heads down a cross to Long, who goes down under the attentions of Baird. Stuart Atwell waves away penalty cries – it would have been soft.
    • 61' Dorrans takes the free kick but it is cleared easily by a Fulham head.
    • 60' Jerome Thomas gets one on one with Grygera and the defender makes a clumsy challenge. Atwell gets out the yellow card once the Czech Republic international gets up.
    • 59' Mulumbu slides a pass into Odemwingie behind the Fulham defence but Hangeland recovers well to tackle the Nigerian and clear.
    • 58' Dembele twists and turns on the edge of the area but great tackle form Graham Dorrans dispossesses him.
    • 57' Nice passing find Brunt on the right but his cross goes straight into the arms of Schwarzer.
    • 56' West Brom are playing much better now, they have begun to find Odemwingie more often and it is causing a few problems for Fulham.
    • 55' Mulumbu is teed up on the edge of the area but his shot bounces off of Brunt’s head and goes out for a goal kick.
    • 54' Odemwingie is looking more lively now but he is given offside once again.
    • 53' Brede Hangeland is booked after kicking the ball at Odemwingie while he was on the floor. Silly booking.
    • 52' Brunt curls the ball to the far post and Long heads it back across goal but there is nobody there to poke it home.
    • 51' The Nigerian then wins a very soft free kick next to the corner flag – he went down very easily.
    • 50' Odemwingie finds space and shoots but he is flagged offside.
    • 49' Another ball in from Baird drops to Dembele but he skies his half volley from the edge of the area.
    • 48' Riise crosses in to Dempsey and his attempt at a volley deflects off Olsson and loops over Foster, only to hit the post and be cleared.
    • 47' Speculative forward pass from Murphy is cleared for a throw up field by Olsson.
    • 46' The home side get us started for what will, hopefully, be a more eventful second half.
    • 45+1' Both teams take a turn to give it away before Atwell blows his whistle for the break.
    • 45' The fourth official shows us there will be a single minute of injury time at the end of this half.
    • 44' Fulham come straight back, though, and Kasami’s cross is met by a leaping Dempsey. Forster catches easily as the header wasn’t very powerful.
    • 43' Dempsey again finds space in from of the West Brom defence and he plays Dembele in to the box, but his cross is cleared by Olsson.
    • 42' Peter Odemwingie challenges Grygera deep in the Fulham half and it goes for a throw. That may be the Nigerian’s first noticeable contribution in this half.
    • 41' It’s Dempsey’s turn to give a poor pass now, he manages to find Foster and misses Orlando Sa by a mile.
    • 40' Dorrans tries to find Long again, but his pass is over hit and goes out for a throw.
    • 38' There’s a stoppage in play as Dembele goes down injured under a strong challenge from McAuley.
    • 37' Murphy finds Dempsey in the area and he lays off to Riise, but the cross is headed away well by Olsson.
    • 36' Long is cutting a lonely figure up front for West Brom, he hasn’t had any decent service today.
    • 35' West Brom waste another good position. Mulumbu passes straight to Baird on the edge of Fulham's area.
    • 34' Another fine pass from Murphy find Orlando Sa just inside the box but his shot is blocked well by McAuley.
    • 33' Kasami finds space deep on the right but Shorey comes in with a crunching challenge and it goes for a throw.
    • 32' A cross from the right tries to find Orlando Sa but Foster manages to gather.
    • 31' Dembele receives the ball in space 30 yards out and he hits a shot that goes fractionally wide of the left hand post.
    • 30' Almost a carbon copy of the previous minute; Murphy gives it away but the home side can’t take the opportunity to break and Fulham defend easily.
    • 29' Murphy uncharacteristically gives it away but West Brom can’t get a counter attack going and Chris Baird sees it back to Schwarzer
    • 28' Mulumbu battles with Sidwell in the middle and tries to find long but he is tackled by Brede Hangeland
    • 27' West Brom can’t get it down and another aimless long ball finds Schwarzer.
    • 26' Shane Long finds space from the cleared free kick and approaches the Fulham area. He tries to take Schwarzer by surprise but his chipped shot goes over.
    • 25' Orlando Sa is flagged offside and he starts waving his arms around in protest. Referee will be watching him.
    • 24' Foster catches an aimless cross and tries to get Reid away but he his crowded out for a throw in.
    • 23' A long cross field ball by Nicky Shorey finds acres of space down the right but no colleagues.
    • 22' More wasted possession by West Brom, this time is Dorrans’ turn to play a pass down the channel to nobody.
    • 21' Orlando Sa is warned for foul on Olsson, could be his last chance.
    • 19' Murphy again finds a team mate in space out wide but Orlando Sa crosses straight to Foster.
    • 18' Brunt find some space on the right but his cross is woeful and flies into the crowd behind the goal
    • 17' West Brom’s bright start has been curtailed by some lovely interplay between Murphy and Dempsey.
    • 16' More work from Dempsey finds Kasami, who lays it off to Sidwell 25 yards out but his shot sails over.
    • 15' West Brom are going to have to do something about Dempsey; the USA international is causing a number of problems in front of their defence.
    • 14' Dempsey is finding a lot of space on the edge of the area and he isn’t shy of shooting. The latest effort is soft and straight at Foster though.
    • 13' A West Brom free kick is swung in and Jonas Olsson cries for a penalty but there wasn’t much contact as he tumbled on the edge of the 6 yard box.
    • 10' That was close! Dempsey’s 20-yard shot is fumbled by Foster and Pajtim Kasami is there to put it in! There is relief around The Hawthorns though, as the assistant referee’s flag was up. He was offside by inches if anything.
    • 9' Youssouf Mulumbu dispossess Sidwell on the edge of the Fulham area but his low shot is saved easily by Schwarzer.
    • 8' Corner comes to nothing and it is a goal kick.
    • 7' An exquisite dinked ball from Danny Murphy finds Carlos Orlando Sa free on the left of the area but his shot is blocked behind by a brilliant last ditch challenge from Gareth McAuley – who is making his full Premier League debut.
    • 6' Steven Reid breaks into the opposition half and plays it out wide to Long but Riise defends well and sees the Irish striker run it out for a goal kick.
    • 5' Steve Sidwell’s overzealous challenge on Shane Long half way into Fulham’s half is deemed a foul.
    • 4' Clint Dempsey floats a well weighted pass down the left channel for John Arne Riise to run on to but the Norwegian’s cross goes harmlessly behind for a goal kick.
    • 3' Good work by Shane Long gets Graham Dorrans running at the defence. It is put out left and a Chris Brunt meets the cross but can only header straight at Mark Schwarzer
    • 2' Fulham push down the right straight away but Moussa Dembele is pulled up for a foul on Jonas Olsson.
    • 1' Referee Stuart Atwell blows his whistle and Fulham get us under way in the first half of what some are calling a relegation battle.
    • 14:55 Both sides have had their goal scoring problems this season. Fulham are the only team in the Premier League who have not opened the scoring this season, while West Brom have the worst conversion rate in the league – scoring just 6% of their shots.
    • 14:50 The pressure is building slightly on Martin Jol as his side are the only team in the Premier not to have won a game so far. They will take heart, though, from the comeback from two goals down in their last league game against Man City – who defeated Everton 2-0 at the Etihad earlier today.
    • 14:45 Zamora’s omission will come as a relief to the Baggies, who have only kept one clean sheet in their last 20 Premier League home fixtures. The home side will also be looking for a reaction to last week’s 3-0 thrashing from Swansea – Hodgson’s biggest defeat since taking over.
    • 14:40 Fulham will be looking to upset former boss Roy Hodgson in the first meeting between the two since he became West Brom manager. However, it won’t be easy as the away side has not prevailed in the last ten meetings between these two teams.
    • 14:35 Bobby Zamora isn’t fit enough and so misses out, with Orlando Sa starting up the top with Clint Dempsey and Carlos Orlando Sa. Damien Duff is also out due to private and personal reasons apparently.
    • 14:30 Teams: WEST BROM: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt, Odemwingie, Long, Thomas...Subs: Fulop, Tchoyi, Morrison, Dawson, Jones, Cox, Scharner/// FULHAM: Schwarzer, Baird, Grygera, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Kasami, Sidwell, Murphy, Dempsey, Dembele, Orlando Sa...Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Ruiz, Senderos, Gecov, Etuhu, Briggs.
    • 14:25 FULHAM TEAM NEWS: defender Aaron Hughes is expected to return from the knee injury that has sidelined him for their past three matches. Andrew Johnson could also be involved, but Dickson Etuhu and Bjorn Helge Riise are injured.
    • 14:20 WEST BROM TEAM NEWS: Striker Shane Long has had a flu bug but the club are hopeful he will be fit to play. Defender Gabriel Tamas is still suspended so Craig Dawson will continue to deputise.
    • 14:15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of West Brom v Fulham from The Hawthorns.
  • Summary

    • 89' That was almost it! Morrison plays in Brunt on the edge of the area and the West Brom skipper sees his low shot bounce back off the post! That would have been the winner.
    • 76' Riise wallops the free kick straight at Foster, who can’t hold on to it, and Ruiz is there to turn in the rebound? ...No! He hits the post! How did he miss?
    • 63' How has he missed?! Odemwingie is sent clear by Mulumbu but he shoots straight at Schwarzer. That should have been the lead for West Brom.
    • 62' Mulumbu heads down a cross to Long, who goes down under the attentions of Baird. Stuart Atwell waves away penalty cries – it would have been soft.
    • 48' Riise crosses in to Dempsey and his attempt at a volley deflects off Olsson and loops over Foster, only to hit the post and be cleared.
    • 10' That was close! Dempsey’s 20-yard shot is fumbled by Foster and Pajtim Kasami is there to put it in! There is relief around The Hawthorns though, as the assistant referee’s flag was up. He was offside by inches if anything.
    • 14:30 Teams: WEST BROM: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt, Odemwingie, Long, Thomas...Subs: Fulop, Tchoyi, Morrison, Dawson, Jones, Cox, Scharner/// FULHAM: Schwarzer, Baird, Grygera, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Kasami, Sidwell, Murphy, Dempsey, Dembele, Orlando Sa...Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Ruiz, Senderos, Gecov, Etuhu, Briggs.

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