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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 16 August 2014,

West Brom
2
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Full Time
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2
Sunderland
  • Kickoff: 15:00 BST
  • Stadium: The Hawthorns
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: The Hawthorns
  • Attendance: 25,468
  • 42' Saido Berahino - pen
  • 74' Saido Berahino
  • 5' Lee Cattermole
  • 85' Sebastian Larsson

West Bromwich Albion

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Sunderland

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Ideye in line for Baggies bow

West Brom's record signing Brown Ideye is in contention to make his competitive bow for the club in their Barclays Premier League opener against Sunderland on Saturday, but fellow summer recruit Joleon Lescott will miss out as he continues his recovery from a knee problem.

James Morrison (knee) is also not available for the game at The Hawthorns, while it remains to be seen whether Gareth McAuley (calf) will be ready to feature.

Along with Ideye, a host of other players signed over the summer - including Andre Wisdom, Chris Baird, Jason Davidson, Sebastien Pocognoli and former Black Cats man Craig Gardner - could be involved in what will be head coach Alan Irvine's first competitive fixture with Albion as well.

Gardner has told doubters not to judge new boss Irvine so quickly, hailing the Scot as the best coach he has worked with.

Irvine's appointment this summer as the midlands outfit's head coach drew a negative response from some Baggies fans.

It is the 56-year-old's maiden Barclays Premier League management role, and his first job as a number one since being sacked by Sheffield Wednesday in 2011 with the club mid-table in League One.

Gardner said: "The manager has come in and he's got us going and got us firing straight away, and we're going to take that into the season.

"I think before you judge him you need to watch his training sessions, you need to be in the changing room, you need to really know him; he's come here and been brilliant.

"I'm not just saying that because he's the manager and he picks the team, he truly has been brilliant.

"His training sessions are different class, he talks really, really well in the changing room. He knows what he's on about, he doesn't talk for the sake of it.

"He's a top-class coach and he's a top-class person.

"It's the same with Keith (Downing), Rob (Kelly) and Dean (Kiely) as well, they all know what they're on about.

"On the training pitch we get well-set drills and it's proper training sessions that relate to proper games. It's not just 'go out there and play football'."

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is hoping his players return to action still feeing "unbeatable" after last season's great escape.

The Black Cats preserved their top-flight status with a remarkable late run which saw them avoid relegation despite for long periods looking like certainties for the drop.

Now Poyet, who has just completed his first pre-season with his squad, is hoping some of the momentum his team established remains as he looks for a much better start than predecessor Paolo Di Canio managed 12 months ago.

He said: "The good time we had stopped because the season finished.

"But we talk a lot about momentum and there are a few players, the players who have been there at the end of the season that finished playing with the feeling of being unbeatable, practically.

"I hope that we take it into this season because it is very, very important that we start well in the Premier League.

"If you do not, what happened to us last season can happen and, like I said in the beginning, I do not want to suffer again."

In a bid to avoid a repeat of last season's struggles, Poyet and sporting director Lee Congerton have spent the summer rebuilding the squad, with Brighton winger Will Buckley becoming the seventh new recruit on Thursday.

Perhaps the most eye-catching arrival to date is midfielder Jack Rodwell, who has completed a B£10million move from Manchester City, where he endured two injury-plagued seasons.

91'+5

End Regular Time

91'+5

William Buckley (Sunderland) Throw In at 96'

91'+4

William Buckley (Sunderland) Throw In at 95'

91'+3

Vito Mannone (Sunderland) Free Kick at 94'

91'+2

Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion) Foul at 93'

91'+2

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by John O'Shea.

91'+2

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Corner Kick at 93'

91'+2

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 92'

91'+1

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

91'+1

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 92'

91'+1

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 92'

91'

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Sunderland).

91'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 91'

91'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Throw In at 91'

87'

Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 87'

87'

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86'

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 86'

86'

William Buckley (Sunderland) Blocked Pass at 86'

85'

2 - 2

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 2, Sunderland 2. Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Patrick van Aanholt.

85'

Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland) Assists Shot at 85'

85'

William Buckley (Sunderland) Free Kick at 85'

85'

William Buckley (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Claudio Yacob replaces Craig Gardner.

84'

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Stéphane Sessegnon replaces Graham Dorrans.

82'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Throw In at 82'

82'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Throw In at 82'

81'

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 81'

81'

Substitution, Sunderland. Jozy Altidore replaces Wes Brown.

80'

William Buckley (Sunderland) Blocked Pass at 80'

80'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Free Kick at 80'

79'

William Buckley (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79'

Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland) Throw In at 79'

78'

Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 78'

78'

Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77'

Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 77'

77'

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Chris Baird replaces Chris Brunt.

76'

Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) Foul at 76'

76'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Free Kick at 76'

75'

Foul by Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion).

74'

2 - 1

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 2, Sunderland 1. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Gardner with a cross.

74'

Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 74'

73'

Attempt saved. Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonas Olsson.

73'

Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 73'

73'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 73'

73'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 73'

73'

Substitution, Sunderland. William Buckley replaces Adam Johnson.

72'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 72'

72'

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 72'

71'

Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 70'

69'

Adam Johnson (Sunderland) Free Kick at 69'

68'

Hand ball by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

68'

Connor Wickham (Sunderland) Throw In at 68'

68'

Substitution, Sunderland. Jordi Gómez replaces Jack Rodwell.

67'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Free Kick at 67'

66'

Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65'

Wes Brown (Sunderland) Throw In at 65'

64'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 64'

64'

Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 64'

63'

Offside, Sunderland. Connor Wickham tries a through ball, but Patrick van Aanholt is caught offside.

63'

Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland) Throw In at 63'

61'

Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 61'

61'

Wes Brown (Sunderland) Throw In at 61'

61'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 61'

60'

Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 60'

59'

Offside, Sunderland. Wes Brown tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

59'

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Craig Gardner.

59'

Connor Wickham (Sunderland) Corner Kick at 59'

58'

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Sébastien Pocognoli.

58'

Connor Wickham (Sunderland) Corner Kick at 58'

58'

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Sunderland) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

58'

Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 58'

57'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 57'

55'

Attempt missed. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Graham Dorrans.

55'

Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 55'

55'

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 55'

55'

Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54'

Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland) Throw In at 54'

54'

Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) Free Kick at 54'

54'

Foul by Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion).

52'

Attempt missed. Connor Wickham (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson with a cross following a corner.

52'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Assists Shot at 52'

52'

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Craig Dawson.

52'

Valentin Roberge (Sunderland) Corner Kick at 52'

52'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Free Kick at 52'

51'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51'

Attempt blocked. Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Fletcher.

51'

Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) Assists Shot at 51'

50'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 50'

49'

Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 49'

49'

Vito Mannone (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Patrick van Aanholt.

48'

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Corner Kick at 48'

47'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 47'

47'

Adam Johnson (Sunderland) Blocked Pass at 47'

46'

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 46'

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'+2

Halftime

46'+1

Vito Mannone (Sunderland) Free Kick at 47'

46'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44'

Attempt saved. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43'

Wes Brown (Sunderland) Free Kick at 43'

43'

Foul by Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion).

42'

1 - 1

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 1, Sunderland 1. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

42'

Valentin Roberge

41'

Penalty conceded by Valentin Roberge (Sunderland) after a foul in the penalty area.

40'

Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 40'

40'

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Vito Mannone.

39'

Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Corner Kick at 39'

39'

Attempt saved. Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Youssuf Mulumbu.

39'

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 39'

39'

Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland) Throw In at 39'

38'

Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 38'

38'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 38'

37'

Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36'

Attempt missed. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Graham Dorrans.

36'

Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 36'

36'

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 36'

35'

Attempt missed. Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Graham Dorrans.

35'

Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 35'

34'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 34'

33'

Attempt blocked. Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32'

Jonas Olsson

32'

Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31'

Attempt missed. Valentin Roberge (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson with a cross following a set piece situation.

31'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Assists Shot at 31'

31'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Free Kick at 31'

30'

Graham Dorrans

30'

Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30'

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 30'

28'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 28'

27'

Wes Brown (Sunderland) Throw In at 27'

26'

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 26'

26'

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Connor Wickham.

25'

Connor Wickham (Sunderland) Blocked Pass at 25'

25'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 25'

24'

Attempt missed. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Victor Anichebe.

24'

Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 24'

24'

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 24'

23'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 23'

22'

Attempt missed. Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Andre Wisdom.

22'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 22'

20'

Vito Mannone (Sunderland) Free Kick at 20'

20'

John O'Shea (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19'

Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 19'

19'

Vito Mannone (Sunderland) Free Kick at 19'

18'

John O'Shea (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18'

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Jack Rodwell.

18'

Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) Corner Kick at 18'

18'

Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) Corner Kick at 18'

18'

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Lee Cattermole.

17'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 17'

17'

Connor Wickham (Sunderland) Blocked Pass at 17'

17'

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 17'

16'

Valentin Roberge (Sunderland) Blocked Pass at 16'

16'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 16'

16'

Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland) Throw In at 16'

13'

Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland) Throw In at 13'

13'

Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland) Throw In at 13'

13'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 13'

12'

Wes Brown (Sunderland) Throw In at 12'

11'

Valentin Roberge (Sunderland) Free Kick at 11'

10'

Craig Dawson

10'

Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10'

Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 10'

9'

Foul by Adam Johnson (Sunderland).

9'

Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 9'

9'

Connor Wickham (Sunderland) Blocked Pass at 9'

8'

Wes Brown (Sunderland) Throw In at 8'

8'

Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 8'

7'

Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 7'

5'

0 - 1

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 0, Sunderland 1. Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner following a set piece situation.

5'

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) Free Kick at 5'

5'

Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3'

Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) Free Kick at 3'

2'

Foul by Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion).

1'

Wes Brown (Sunderland) Throw In at 1'

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

58%
42%
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Sunderland

Shots

10
7

Shots on target

5
2

Fouls

18
9

Corners

6
3

Yellow Cards

3
1

Red Cards

0
0

West Brom

West Brom2 - 2Sunderland
West Brom1 - 2Stoke
Sunderland2 - 0West Brom
Arsenal1 - 0West Brom
West Brom1 - 0West Ham
Man City3 - 1West Brom

Sunderland

West Brom2 - 2Sunderland
Sunderland1 - 3Swansea
Sunderland2 - 0West Brom
Man United0 - 1Sunderland
Sunderland4 - 0Cardiff
Chelsea1 - 2Sunderland

Head to Head

West Brom2 - 2Sunderland
Sunderland2 - 0West Brom
West Brom3 - 0Sunderland
West Brom2 - 1Sunderland
Sunderland2 - 4West Brom
West Brom4 - 0Sunderland

West Brom

  • 1Ben Foster
  • 3Jonas Olsson
  • 15Sébastien Pocognoli
  • 25Craig Dawson
  • 2Andre Wisdom
  • 17Graham Dorrans
  • -> Stephane Sessegnon
  • 11Chris Brunt
  • -> Chris Baird
  • 10Victor Anichebe
  • 8Craig Gardner
  • -> Claudio Yacob
  • 21Youssuf Mulumbu
  • 18Saido Berahino
  • Subs
  • 13Boaz Myhill
  • 9Ideye Brown
  • 20Liam O'Neil
  • 14Jason Davidson

Sunderland

  • 25Vito Mannone
  • 29Valentin Roberge
  • 16John O'Shea
  • 5Wes Brown
  • -> Jozy Altidore
  • 3Patrick Van Aanholt
  • 10Connor Wickham
  • 11Adam Johnson
  • -> William Buckley
  • 9Steven Fletcher
  • 7Sebastian Larsson
  • 8Jack Rodwell
  • -> Jordi Gómez
  • 6Lee Cattermole
  • Subs
  • 4Liam Bridcutt
  • 18Charalampos Mavrias
  • 19Danny Graham
  • 1Costel Pantilimon

Black Cats snatch point

Sebastian Larsson tucked home a late equaliser as Sunderland snatched a 2-2 draw in their Barclays Premier League opener at West Brom.

The hosts had looked like making a winning start under new boss Alan Irvine after Saido Berahino struck twice following Lee Cattermole's superb fifth-minute goal at The Hawthorns.

Sunderland may feel justice was done after Berahino's first came from a controversial penalty on 42 minutes, but West Brom, after dominating play, will rue several wasted chances.

The match pitted together two sides looking to make a fresh start after narrowly avoiding relegation last season.

Irvine, who was paraded on the pitch to good applause prior to kick-off, fielded three of his eight new signings in former Sunderland man Craig Gardner, Andre Wisdom and Sebastien Pocognoli.

Record £10million buy Brown Ideye, not yet deemed match-fit, was left on the bench.

Sunderland gave a start to their headline summer signing Jack Rodwell and also gave a debut to Patrick van Aanholt.

At first it seemed West Brom had settled the better, enjoying some good early possession, but it was Sunderland who showed the first flash of brilliance through Cattermole.

The midfielder collected the ball 25 yards out from Jonas Olsson's headed clearance, steadied himself and unleashed a powerful shot into the top corner which Ben Foster could only get fingertips to.

West Brom were not rocked by the setback and soon settled back into a rhythm which could bode well for the season.

They pieced together some slick moves and utilised the holding-up ability of Victor Anichebe well, although they were initially restricted to long-range efforts.

Captain Chris Brunt went close with a good effort that curled narrowly wide and Pocognoli hit another crisp strike, although Vito Mannone was unconcerned as it drifted wide.

Mannone looked more worried when Berahino found space, but lashed into the side-netting.

Sunderland could have doubled their lead against the run of play when Larsson floated a free-kick into the box, but Valentin Roberge headed a clear-cut chance wide.

The visitors were made to pay for the miss, although they could have a legitimate gripe over the penalty after Anichebe appeared to go down at the slightest hint of a shirt-pull from Roberge.

Referee Neil Swarbrick blew instantly, but stoked the tension by taking a few moments to indicate his decision.

When given the go-ahead, Berahino made no mistake with a well-taken spot-kick.

Sunderland lost their composure in the minutes that followed and Berahino benefited from some sloppy defending on a strong run, but Mannone got himself behind his shot.

The visitors survived a scare early in the second half as Mannone flapped and Craig Dawson thought he had forced the ball over the line, but the flag was raised for a foul on the goalkeeper.

Sunderland then started to show some spirit and created chances for Connor Wickham, who volleyed wide, and Steven Fletcher, whose header was ruled out for offside.

It proved a short-lived flurry from Sunderland and the Baggies claimed the lead after 74 minutes.

Mannone saved well from Graham Dorrans' long-range strike, but the ball stayed in play and Gardner was the quickest to react, quickly whipping in high cross to the far post.

Sunderland were still back-tracking and Berahino got ahead of Van Aanholt to tap home his second, to the clear frustration of Mannone, who looked angry with the defence.

Yet the visitors were not done and produced a move almost out of keeping with much of their earlier play five minutes from time.

Jordi Gomez found Van Aanholt down the left and his cut-back was deftly diverted past Foster by Larsson from six yards out.


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