Premier League
31 March 2018
Game week
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The Hawthorns (West Bromwich)


0 - 1
22' A. Barnes (G) (assist by: A. Lennon)
0 - 2
73' C. Wood (G)
S. Rondón (G) 83' (assist by: J. Evans)
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Minute   Description
Burnley win their third Premier League game in a row and are now just behind Arsenal in the battle for sixth. Whisper it but European football could be a prospect at Turf Moor next year. They travel to Watford next in an attempt to continue that charge.
Nine losses in a row across all competition, relegation looms for West Brom. The Baggies remain ten points adrift at the bottom and have just six games to play. A win here could have been the spark of a great escape but instead it just adds further misery to Alan Pardew's hapless side. Next up is the hosting of Swansea City.
​FULL TIME! Burnley condemn West Brom to a club record eighth Premier League defeat in a row and it's another sorry showing from the Baggies. Ashley Barnes' fourth goal in as many games gave Sean Dyche's side a narrow advantage at the interval and the points were secured in the second half when Chris Wood headed home. Salomon Rondon got the hosts on the scoresheet with a superb finish but it proved to only be a consolation.
90'+5 A customary late yellow for timewasting issued to Nick Pope.
That should be the game. A dangerous cross from the far side for West Brom was just ahead of Phillips in the area and we await the final whistle.
90'+3 A late yellow card for Yacob, as the West Brom man talks himself into the book.
90'+1 FIVE minutes of added time!
89' Well, we have seen a response from West Brom but unfortunately it came when they trailed by two goals. Questions have to be asked as to why they didn't start the game in this fashion.
87' CHANCE! That was the moment! Phillips' low cross was diverted to Brunt off the foot of Pope. He can't get a shot away but the ball falls to Livermore but he strikes wide.
85' I said earlier that a draw probably wouldn't be enough to change West Brom's situation and the same still stands. However, an equaliser would at least bring an end to their losing streak.
83' A superb drive from Evans and an even better finish from Rondon. Unfortunately, it's likely to be too little too late.
GOAL! Burnley get onto the scoresheet but it's surely only a consolation. Evans' driven ball into the area is taken brilliantly by Rondon, who turns his marker and smashes a fierce finish into the bottom corner. Where was that in the first half!?
Burnley set for a third league win in a row and will move just two points behind Arsenal. With the Gunners surely prioritising their Europa League campaign, the Clarets could still move higher in the table.
81' Vokes' first contribution to the game is taking a clattering from his own goalkeeper but he's fortunately able to continue after a quick visit from the physio.
79' Yellow card Jack Cork
Free-kick for West Brom in a decent position and Pope fumbles Brunt's delivery. It doesn't fall to any West Brom men though and Burnley clear away.
77' Time for another Burnley change, as Wood gets a standing ovation from the travelling supporters and is replaced by Sam Vokes.
75' That could well be the final nail in the coffin for West Brom. Mathematically it's still not over but the reality is that the Baggies are going down.
74' It hasn't been Rodriguez's afternoon and he's replaced by Oliver Burke.
73' GOAL! There's the game! Wood marks his return to the starting line-up with a goal that condemns West Brom to another defeat. Lowton picked up the ball after Hendrick was fouled, playing it through to the striker. He cut inside Evans and saw his initial shot saved by Foster but it rebounded kindly up into the air, giving the New Zealand international an easy headed finish.
71' Time is running out for West Brom, in both today's game and their season. The Baggies have just six games to play after today and look set to face a campaign in the Championship.
69' First change of the game for Burnley and the impressive Nkoudou is replaced by Hendrick.
68' Lennon has rolled back the years witb his performance this afternoon. He's been lively, dangerous and has been involved in everything positive Burnley have created in attack.
66' We haven't seen much of Burnley in the attack this half but Lennon creates a sight at goal there, with his low cross cleared away from the six-yard box but only falling as far as Westwood. He strikes first time but it won't make the highlight reel.
64' Dawson wins West Brom a corner but Brunt's delivery is easily headed away in the middle. The Baggies immediately attack down the left, where Hegazi's cross is punched away by Pope.
62' I think that just about sums up West Brom's season. Phillips bursts down the right, looking dangerous, but tees the ball off to nobody with his cut-back.
60' Heading into the final half hour and West Brom, despite performing better, have failed to show much threat.
58' Burnley's response in the second half has been poor, with Dyche's side sitting back and soaking up pressure. If they want to secure a third win in a row, they need to put more emphasis into their attacking play.
56' West Brom have seen the lion's share of possession since the restart but they haven't tested Pope yet.
54' Nyom has reacted angrily to a challenge from Barnes on Yacob, leading to the two exchanging a few choice words, and Burnley's goalscorer earns the game's first booking for his tackle.
53' The game is a lot more open for both sides, as Barnes is flagged offside, and West Brom are showing the fight they lacked in the opening period.
51' West Brom look more dangerous down the left, as Rondon beats Lowton for pace but Rodriguez, again, can't reach the ball in the middle. It's better from the hosts though.
50' Better from the Baggies, as Brunt curls an inviting ball into the six-yard box but it bounces just ahead of Rodriguez. Pardew has changed the shape of his side with that substitution, now looking to be a back four.
48' West Brom need a goal quickly, as even a draw today probably wouldn't be enough to give them a chance of a late season turnaround. Unfortunately, it's not clear at all where an equaliser would come from.
46' Change for the hosts at the break, as Gibbs is replaced by Phillips.
45' KICK-OFF! Back underway at the Hawthorns, where West Brom now attack to the left and restart the action.
Burnley haven't really had to hit their stride today and it's an easy task so far for Sean Dyche's side, although their goal certainly caught the eye. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, in his first start for the Clarets, has looked lively down the left whilst newly-capped England defender James Tarkowski and his central partner Ben Mee have had barely anything to test them.
Well, any hope of West Brom returning from the international break with more fight has quickly been put to rest. The Baggies have been woeful and only threatened in the dying stages of the opening 45 minutes, with Salomon Rondon having his header kept out by a fine save from Nick Pope. Relegation for Alan Pardew's side continues to look imminent.
HALF TIME! A fairly uneventful half at the Hawthorns apart from Ashley Barnes' superb volley, giving Burnley a narrow edge at the interval. The scoresheet suggests the game is still hanging in the balance, the performance from West Brom says otherwise.
45' SAVE! West Brom finally create something! Livermore clips an inviting cross into the middle and Rondon heads towards goal but is prevented by a superb diving save from Pope, who gets down well to his left.
44' Rare chance for West Brom to but their opponents under pressure but the free-kick on the near side is easily headed away by Burnley's defence.
42' Plenty of fans aiming to beat the queues at the interval, although to be fair I wouldn't be surprised if they were heading home.
40' Nkoudou continues to shine down the left and he's got Nyom all over the place.
38' Alan Pardew has a lot of work to do at the break to kick his side into gear. As it stands, they're set for a club record eighth consecutive Premier League defeat and they're showing no signs of fighting back.
36' We've entered the final ten minutes of the half and the play continues to be all Burnley. It's beginning to look like a training exercise for Dyche's men.
32' Barnes wins Burnley the game's first corner and Dawson heads the delivery behind for another attempt. This time it's taken short to Cork and curled towards the back post, where Wood heads wide.
30' Have West Brom given up already? It certainly looks it. Any chance of the greatest of escapes looks to have gone.
28' There's very little sign of a West Brom response here. I'm not surprised by the large sections of empty seats in the stadium.
26' Burnley have dictated the tempo from the start and we've seen little more than a whimper from West Brom. For a side in real trouble, you'd expect to see more fight from the players.
22' GOAL! Burnley take the lead and it's been coming! Lennon hasn't seen much of the ball so far but he's lofted a superb cross into the middle, where Barnes smashes home a superb volley. Foster had no chance!
All the threat Burnley had showed came down the left with Nkoudou but Lennon has shown his worth on the opposite flank with a peach of a delivery.
20' West Brom haven't shown much to suggest their run of eight consecutive defeats across all competitions will come to an end today.
18' The Clarets have just seen their first shot as Mee fired goalwards from outside the area but it was straight at Foster.
17' Nkoudou continues to be game's most lively player and Burnley look dangerous down the left. So far though, the Baggies have stood firm in defence.
13' Sean Dyche will want to see his side doing more with the ball as they've struggled to create any openings so far, with Foster having an easy opening period.
11' West Brom are showing some threat when they do have possession but Burnley continue to control the tempo of the game.
9' CHANCE! Decent link-up play between Rodriguez and Rondon in attack for the Baggies, as the former nods a header on towards his strike partner but the subsequent effort is easy for Pope to snatch.
8' West Brom having to soak up a lot of pressure in the opening exchanges here, with Burnley looking the better side so far. Not what Pardew will have wanted to see.
6' Nkoudou has already driven forward on a number of occasions down the left side and Nyom needs to pay much closer attention to him, otherwise it could lead to issues.
4' First sight at goal comes from Nkoudou but he can't mark his first Burnley start with something special, as his attempt flies way off target.
3' A fairly open start to proceedings and both sides certainly aren't afraid to push forward. We're yet to see the first opportunity though.
1' KICK-OFF! We're underway at the Hawthorns, where Burnley get us started and attack to the left in the first half.
Sean Dyche makes two changes to the side that won 3-0 against West Ham before the international break, handing a first start to Tottenham loanee Nkoudou and restoring Wood into the side. Hendrick drops to the bench and Johan Berg Gudmundsson misses out with a knock.
West Brom name an unchanged side to the team that lost 2-1 to Bournemouth last time out, where the Baggies led before losing to a very late free-kick. Pardew, who's own future has been brought into question, keeps the faith though and will be pleased that Jonny Evans is able to sit in the heart of defence after being substituted in that defeat.
Burnley subs: Anders Lindegaard, Charlie Taylor, Phil Bardsley, Kevin Long, Jeff Hendrick, Dean Marney, Sam Vokes.
West Brom subs: Boaz Myhill, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Ali Gabr, Oliver Burke, Gareth McAuley, Matt Phillips, James McClean.
Burnley XI: Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Stephen Ward; Aaron Lennon, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes.
West Brom XI: Ben Foster; Craig Dawson, Jonny Evans, Ahmed Hegazi; Allan Nyom, Jake Livermore, Claudio Yacob, Chris Brunt, Kieran Gibbs; Jay Rodriguez, Salomon Rondon.
It won't be easy for Alan Pardew's side though as Burnley turned a corner prior to the international break, winning back-to-back games and ending a streak of 11 matches without a win. Sat seventh in the table, they could close the gap on Arsenal in front of them to just two points if they manage a third win in a row.
Having endured seven Premier League defeats in a row, West Brom could hit an unwanted club record with another loss today and enter proceedings ten points from safety. With West Ham and Southampton ahead of them going toe-to-toe, this afternoon is the ideal opportunity for the Baggies to close the gap on those above them.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between West Brom and Burnley, where the hosts desperately need points if they're to have any chance of a miraculous escape from relegation.


B. Foster
M. Lowton
A. Nyom
K. Gibbs
J. Cork
J. Tarkowski
C. Yacob
B. Mee
J. Evans
G. N'Koudou
J. Livermore
S. Rondón
A. Barnes
C. Wood
C. Brunt
A. Westwood
J. Rodriguez
S. Ward
A. Lennon
C. Dawson
Ahmed Hegazi
N. Pope

Additional info

L. Probert
A. Garratt
S. Beck
Fourth official
O. Langford


Match Stats

West Bromwich Albion Burnley
27 Attacks (Dangerous) 34
1 Corners 6
13 Fouls 9
11 Free Kicks 14
12 Goal Kicks 8
1 Offsides 2
0 Shots (blocked) 0
3 Shots (off target) 6
2 Shots (on target) 1
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
18 Throw Ins 21

Regular Season

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