West Brom 1-0 Southampton (28.02.2015) Live Commentary

Let’s hope the players will show us more in the future games as the today’s one has been rather ordinary, without a lot of exciting moments. The visiting team was controlling the game most of the time. The hosts tried to catch the opposition off guard and to hit them on the break. The visiting side kept the ball on their feet and the main purpose was to produce that final killer pass.
Nothing more will happen today, Phil Dowd has blown his whistle and the game is over.
Eljero Elia (Southampton) is furious with himself as he misses a clear opportunity from the six-yard box. He sends a rebounded ball a few inches wide of the left post.
Shane Long (Southampton) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) was too harsh with his tackle which made Phil Dowd interrupt the game and signal for a set piece.
4 additional min. will be played.
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball.
Tony Pulis is forced to make a change. Ideye Brown (West Brom) is unable to continue due to injury, Chris Baird (West Brom) comes on.
A break in play now as Ideye Brown (West Brom) needs to receive treatment.
Graziano Pelle (Southampton) must feel embarrassed now. He received a killer pass, but his finish from the six-yard box was a disaster. He miskicked and made it very easy for Ben Foster (West Brom) to get hold of the ball.
Shane Long (Southampton) produces an attempt from the edge of the box which would have most likely endangered the goalkeeper, but one of the defending players blocked it away, so we can only speculate about the outcome.
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) earns the yellow card.
Sadio Mane (Southampton) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
What a big chance! Darren Fletcher (West Brom) picks up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and fires the ball just over the crossbar.
Ideye Brown (West Brom) takes a direct free kick.
Eljero Elia (Southampton) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge, and Phil Dowd is left with no other option than to blow for a foul. West Brom are awarded a free kick.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance.
Shane Long (Southampton) is flagged for offside.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) took the direct free kick from a distance, but his attempt is well saved by the goalkeeper.
Phil Dowd interrupts the game. One of the players from West Brom got the ball, but his effort is judged as a rough play. Southampton will take a free kick nearby the side line.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) takes the ball and sets it for the free kick.
Substitution. Shane Long (Southampton) on for Dusan Tadić (Southampton).
Phil Dowd has a clear vision and sees a foul from Claudio Yacob (West Brom). A free kick has been awarded to Southampton.
Tony Pulis prepares a substitution. James Morrison (West Brom) is replaced by Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom).
Claudio Yacob (West Brom) is moving again okay after that injury scare.
Claudio Yacob (West Brom) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
Dusan Tadic (Southampton) makes a rough challenge and Phil Dowd blows his whistle for a foul.
The corner, sent by Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton), lacks accuracy as the ball is hit with too much power.
A pass by Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end. Good work from Southampton as they win a corner.
Eljero Elia (Southampton) sends a long ball in, but Ben Foster comfortably gathers the ball.
Flag goes up against Ideye Brown (West Brom). The referee blows the whistle for offside.
Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) jumps into tackle, but Phil Dowd blows his whistle for a foul.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) put a cross into the box which wasn’t a bad decision, but he failed to achieve what he wanted as none of his teammates managed to meet it. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Southampton.
Ben Foster (West Brom) receives a yellow card for infringement.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) releases a shot from a direct free kick on the edge of the box. The ball sails inches wide of the right post. What a missed chance!
Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom) was too aggressive in his challenge. The referee blows his whistle. Southampton win a free kick and they are able to continue with another attacking move.
Graziano Pelle (Southampton) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
Graziano Pellè (Southampton) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Phil Dowd blow the whistle.
Sadio Mane (Southampton) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
Substitution. Saido Berahino (West Brom) can’t continue due to injury and Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom) replaces him.
Ideye Brown (West Brom) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) attempts to scoop the ball into the box through the defence, but one of the defending players produces a timely intervention.
Gareth McAuley (West Brom) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Phil Dowd saw the whole situation.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat. The referee blows his whistle, Southampton are awarded a corner kick.
The game is interrupted as Ideye Brown (West Brom) is flagged for offside.
There will be a change on the pitch for the second half. Ronald Koeman probably wasn’t satisfied enough with the performance of Victor Wanyama (Southampton). He is replaced by Steven Davis (Southampton).
After the half-time break we are back again. The players are back out on the pitch, and the second half is underway.
We have seen a few chances and nice movements, but the overall impression of the game is rather common and not hugely entertaining. They both struggle for the dominance over the game. The home team tries to find the weakness in the opposition’s defence especially with rapid counter-attacks unlike the players of the away team who present themselves with possession football.
There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Phil Dowd has ended it.
A lofted cross from James Morrison (West Brom) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area.
Dusan Tadic (Southampton) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps into the air and clears the ball away with a header.
2 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Eljero Elia (Southampton) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The ball goes out-of-play. Southampton have been awarded a corner kick.
Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) carelessly plunged himself under the feet of his opponent and couldn’t expect to avoid punishment. This time, Phil Dowd keeps the cards in his pocket, but he blows for the foul.
Dusan Tadic (Southampton) holds his head in his hands after missing a big chance. He creates himself some space to latch on a rebound and from the edge of the box, he fires the ball well wide of the right post.
Nice touch by Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) as he latched on to an accurate cross and attempted to hit the ball with a fine header towards the net. The goalkeeper reacts quickly to keep it out.
A cross into the penalty area from Chris Brunt (West Brom) would have to be more accurate in order to create a goal-scoring opportunity for his team. The ball goes out-of-play and Southampton will have a goal kick.
Ideye Brown (West Brom) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) receives an accurate pass and attempts to threaten the goalkeeper with his long-range strike. Unfortunately for him, his effort goes high above the crossbar.
Maya Yoshida (Southampton) with a rough challenge, Phil Dowd blows his whistle for a foul.
Ben Foster (West Brom) steps in and intercepts a long pass from Dusan Tadić (Southampton).
CHANCE! Sadio Mane (Southampton) picks up a pass inside the box and has a sight of goal, but he blazes his shot well over the top.
Dusan Tadic (Southampton) whips a long ball in from the free kick which is intercepted by Ben Foster (West Brom).
Chris Brunt (West Brom) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
Victor Wanyama (Southampton) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Phil Dowd had an easy-decision to make.
Dusan Tadić (Southampton) attempted to create a dangerous situation in front of the goal by putting a cross into the box, but the outcome differed from his intention, and no danger occurred.
Sadio Mane (Southampton) was in a good opportunity when he latched on to a cross from the side, but his strike isn’t accurate at all and the ball goes well over the bar.
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger.
Substitution. Florin Gardoş (Southampton) is making his way off the pitch with Eljero Elia (Southampton) coming on as his replacement.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) jumps highest on the edge of the box to connect with the ball from the free kick and produces a perfect goalward header! The keeper reacts coolly and makes an easy save.
Victor Wanyama (Southampton) makes a rough challenge, and the referee blows for a foul. A free kick to West Brom. They can move closer towards the goal.
Dusan Tadić (Southampton) commits a rough challenge, and Phil Dowd blows the whistle for infringement.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) sends a cross into the box that is cleared.
Graziano Pellè (Southampton) gives away foul for his fierce tackle against the opponent.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) fizzes over a cross which can’t cause any danger. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Southampton.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) with an overly-aggressive challenge, and referee Phil Dowd blows his whistle for a foul. Southampton earn a free kick.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who averts the danger.
The ball is cleared after James Morrison (West Brom) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. West Brom force a corner. They send men into the box.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) takes the corner, but he overhits it and none of his teammates are able to reach the ball.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety. The ball goes behind for a corner. West Brom will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) clips an invinting cross into the box, but there’s no one in a position to get on the end of it.
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down.
Ideye Brown (West Brom) launches into a thunderous tackle on his opponent and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
It looks like Craig Gardner (West Brom) was seeing red according to his tackle. Phil Dowd won’t tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul. Southampton with a free kick.
The goalkeeper doesn’t have to worry about this one. Ben Foster (West Brom) is alert and has a clear vision to thwart a through ball from Graziano Pellè (Southampton).
Maya Yoshida (Southampton) receives a pass and decides to smash the ball from long range. His poor effort sails high over the bar.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Fraser Forster (Southampton), who smothers the ball.
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) produces a lovely chip pass into the box, but one of the opposition players cuts it out.
Victor Wanyama (Southampton) fails to pick a body out in the box with a over-hit cross to the back post.
The ball rebounds and arrives at the feet of Saido Berahino (West Brom) just outside the box. He doesn’t think twice and fires a brilliant shot into the top right corner. His attempt was beyond the reach of Fraser Forster (Southampton), so the score changes to 1:0.
The free kick is taken by Chris Brunt (West Brom), but the delivery it’s cleared.
Today’s match has just started, enjoy yourself!
The players are on the pitch and Southampton will have the kick-off.
Phil Dowd was nominated as a referee for this game.
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