UK time is: 20:38:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

West Brom 2 - Newcastle 3

The Hawthorns

Saturday 7th February; 15:00

Attendance: 25,817

Albion lose crunch encounter

The Baggies lost a vital relegation match at home to Newcastle after a series of awful defensive errors gave the team too much of a mountain to climb.

With three goals in the first ten minutes the match was always going to be lively, but the Albion made far too many basic errors to gain any points from what was almost a 'must-win' game in the fight to stay in the Premiership.

The focus before the game was on Joe Kinnear, who was admitted to hospital not feeling well. However, whoever had been in charge of the Magpies on Saturday did not have much of a job as the Albion conspired to beat themselves.

Fortuné lead the line on his own up front and was rewarded with a double after a solid performance, but it was at the back with both Meite and Barnett given the nod despite a marked lack of playing time in recent weeks for either, and they were to blame in some way or another for all three of the goals conceded.

Normally the eternal optimist, this result really hurts and now I am struggling to see where we get the points to stay in the top flight. With an extended gap due to Internationals and cup matches lets hope Mowbray can galvanize the troops for the last big push to try a clinch 17th place.

West Brom (4-5-1)

Carson, Hoefkens, Barnett, Meite, Robinson, Kim (Filipe Teixeira 46), Koren, Borja Valero (Moore 84), Brunt (Bednar 46), Morrison, Fortune.
Subs Not Used: Kiely, Cech, Pele, Mulumbu

Newcastle (4-4-2)

Harper, Steven Taylor, Bassong, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Ryan Taylor, Nolan, Butt, Duff, Ameobi (Viduka 80), Lovenkrands (Xisco 90).
Subs Not Used: Forster, Cacapa, Smith, Geremi, Edgar

Referee

Chris Foy (Merseyside)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Alex Humpage Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 13 2009

Time: 1:16PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
WBA 2 - 2 Crystal Palace
WBA 2 - 2 Man Utd
Liverpool 2 - 1 WBA
WBA 4 - 0 Burnley
Spurs 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 0 - 2 Everton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Hull City 9 2 5 2 0 11
10. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Stoke 9 3 2 4 -2 11
12. WBA 9 2 4 3 -1 10
13. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
14. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9

Breaking League News

Pick Of The Bunch!
» West Ham : 25/10/2014 20:32:00
Warnock Fumes Following Speroni Assault
» Crystal Palace : 25/10/2014 20:13:00
» Leicester City : 25/10/2014 19:34:00
» Sunderland : 25/10/2014 17:31:00
» Crystal Palace : 25/10/2014 17:06:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By:  Baggy Boy
Foster 0%
Wisdom 0%
Dawson 0%
Lescott 0%
Pocognoli 0%
Morrison 0%
Gardner 0%
Dorrans 0%
Sessegnon 0%
Brunt 0%
Berahino 0%
Sub - Anichebe 0%
Sub - Blanco 0%