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Albion stay bottom after Portsmouth point

West Brom
1 - 1
Portsmouth

The Hawthorns

Sunday 7th December; 15:00

Attendance: 24,964

Referee:

After dominating a first half against a Portsmouth team tired by their midweek UEFA excursion, the Albion surrendered their first half-time lead of the season to a wickedly deflected Peter Crouch shot that gave Pompey a share of the spoils and left the Baggies without a win since October 4th.

Mowbray`s men dominated proceedings for the first 45, and should have been ahead prior to captain Greening`s smart follow up to Brunt`s bullet of a free-kick that came back off the bar with James nowhere (39). However that inability to find the second goal again proved costly, as Portsmouth, no doubt after a half-time rollocking from Tony Adams, came out and played it around a bit, deserving their equaliser courtesy of Peter Crouch, his stinging shot taking a significant deflection off the outstretched leg of Abdoulaye Meite and beyond a helpless Carson in the Baggies goal.

The game finished full of incident, with Carson having a howler on his line (but thankfully getting back to recover after spilling a cross almost into his own net), Glen Johnson somehow missing when clear through from six yards out, and Ishmael Miller getting seriously injured when colliding with David James. Bednar had a chance to seal it at the death but the game ended a fair 1-1.

West Brom (4-2-3-1)

Carson, Zuiverloon, Meite, Olsson, Robinson, Morrison, Borja Valero (Bednar 67), Greening, Koren, Brunt, Miller (Moore 76).
Subs Not Used: Kiely, Cech, Barnett, Kim, Filipe Teixeira

Portsmouth (4-4-2)

James, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Pamarot, Davis, Diop, Belhadj (Little 46), Kranjcar, Defoe, Crouch (Kanu 90).
Subs Not Used: Ashdown, Hreidarsson, Nugent, Mvuemba, Wilson

Referee

Mike Dean (Wirral)


Writer:Alex Humpage
Date:Wednesday December 10 2008
Time: 2:04PM

Comments

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Yep, about fair at 1-1. We are tired after 2 consecutive european midweek games. One are two are not quite with us & will probably have gone once January arrives.
storagematt
10/12/2008 15:34:00
0
It seems Adams has got the players keen to do a job for him though, but there'll definately be a movement of players in the window. We're to sign Hriedarsson from you aparently - which i think would be fantastic.
Alex Humpage
11/12/2008 13:07:00
0
Not herd that one Alex, but would not surprise me as Herman is not getting much playing time & can play centre or left back, nice guy too
pompeyyong
11/12/2008 20:08:00
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