FULL TIME!!! West Bromwich Albion 2 - 0 Brighton and Hove Albion!
This victory will do Pardew and his charges a world of good. Brighton threatened in patches but couldn't pull anything off. Thanks for joining us. Cheers!
Some good foresight by Foster as reads the play between Bruno and Murray and intercepts Bruno's cross! He's done well today.
Some more fabulous play by Rondon! He does brilliantly well to turn Dunk and then fires his shot over the bar! He really deserves a goal today!
Rondon does well to get onto a Krychowiak pass but he drags his shot just wide! That was a great attempt though. Some good play here in the dying minutes!
There will be 5 minutes of added time.
Hegazi with a ball through to Rondon and he does well to latch onto it. He thinks he's through on goal but the offside flag is raised as he drifts ahead of the defensive line!
Duffy looking good going forward and looks to pass to Murray but that pass leaves a lot to be desired and goes out for a goal-kick.
Yet another substitution. Jonny Evans walks off gingerly as he is replaced by McAuley.
For some reason, Dawson was still playing and Nyom had not come on yet. It's official now as Dawson makes his way off the pitch and Nyom makes his way on.
We have another substitution for the hosts as Livermore comes on for Rodriguez.
We have a substitution for the visitors as Propper is replaced by Kayal. West Brom are also forced to make a change as Dawson is replaced by Nyom.
The physios are now on the pitch as we've had a collision between Dawson and Hegazi. That did not look pleasant!
Evans with a vital tackle on Baldock in the box. That was a brave move! Brighton are looking to drive forward in the last few minutes.
March takes a corner for the visitors. The corner looked good but Hegazi was there to head it out for another corner. This time it wasn't such a great attempt by the visitors as Dunk heads it wide!
Rondon leaves Duffy in the dust and then has a shot but it hits the side netting! The hosts are looking extremely confident at the moment.
Chance goes begging! Knockaert has a chance to score as there was practically an open a goal and he skies it! That was not great at all from the Frenchman!
The visitors make a substitution. Baldock comes on for Gross.
The visitors push more men forward into West Brom's box as Gross crosses the ball into the area but it's not a good attempt at all and Foster claims the ball.
We've reached the hour mark and it seems as though the hosts are not content to sit on their lead. They are looking for a few more goals and are looking good at the moment.
Bong and Rodriguez are exchanging a few words. Ref Martin Atkinson steps in and then Bong has a few words with him. The ref calls in skipper, Bruno, to diffuse the situation and we can now continue with the game.
West Brom with a corner that is taken by Dunk. He finds Dawson, who makes no mistake with a powerful header that goes into the ground before touching the roof of the net. That was some serious power!
GOAL!!! West Bromwich Albion 2 - 0 Brighton and Hove Albion! (Dawson)
Foster into the action. Bruno decides to have a go from distance. The ball does move in the air but Foster was never going to have any trouble keeping that out!
Rodriguez with a turn and then shoots but Ryan isn't troubled as it flies past his post.
Brunt with a cross that finds Dawson, who in turn lays it off for Rodriguez. Rodriguez hesitates for a moment before having a go but his shot is blocked!
The visitors have made a change during the break. Izquierdo is replaced by March.
We are underway with the second half!
HALF TIME! West Bromwich Albion 1 - 0 Brighton and Hove Albion!
The hosts will be the happier of the two teams but Brighton have played well in the second part of this half. We'll be back shortly with the second half.
There will be just a minute of added time.
For some reason, players are having a go from distance. This time it's Gross and his effort is way over the target!
Ryan in business again, as he smothers a strike from Rondon! It was from distance but the keeper will always be glad to have the ball in his arms.
A great ball by Dawson, as he plays through Rondon but he overhits it a tad and Ryan can come out and claim the ball.
Foster will be very happy that the ball has landed safely in his arms after a dangerous cross by Propper is nearly met by a lunging Murray but he just couldn't get there.
Chris Brunt with a foul that gives Brighton a free-kick in a good position. It's taken by Gross and the ball bounces nicely for Dunk but Dawson is there to make a crucial block!
West Brom will feel hard done by, as replays suggest that the ball did in fact hit Murray's arm.
Phillips with a shot from the edge of the box. Duffy goes in to make the block and there are appeals for a penalty but the ref waves for them to play on!
Murray with a shot on goal that is blocked by Evans. It makes its way back to the striker, on the volley, but this time his effort flies over the bar!
Izquierdo shows some real skill as he dances past Dawson and Evans but ends up tripping up Barry and West Brom have a free kick.
Phillips with a great cross, that was aimed at Rodriguez at the far post. Duffy is there though and he heads it behind. West Brom have a corner but it's was wasted as nothing comes of it.
Brighton are starting to look more comfortable now and it's becoming more evident as West Brom are forced to defend deeper.
Propper decides to have a go. His shot is on target but it hits Knockaert and goes straight into Foster's arms.
Dawson with a shot from the edge of the box but it's blocked by Dunk. Corner to West Brom! The corner is taken by Phillips and just evades everyone and goes out for a goal-kick.
The visitors have their first corner. A low pass by Gross is intercepted by Rodriguez and a counter is on! Phillips looks to have a go from a long way out but it's well wide!
Excellent clearance by Bong! Rodriguez gets by Dunk with ease and was moving to a dangerous position but Bong was there to make sure he doesn't get past him!
West Brom have another corner and another chance! Phillips with a lowish ball which Dawson gets his head to! Phillips gets too much power on it though and Dawson couldn't control that header, so it's a chance missed!
Some good work by Duffy as he heads clear a West Brom corner. The hosts are really looking good at the moment!
A corner taken by Brunt, that is flicked by Rodriguez, into the path of Evans. An acrobatic header by Evans to give his team the lead!
GOAL!!! West Bromwich Albion 1 - 0 Brighton and Hove Albion! (Evans)
Izquierdo with the first shot of the game! He cuts inside and looks to put it in the left corner but it's just past the post!
We are underway at The Hawthorns!
We are moments away from kick-off as both teams make their way onto the field.
In the 9 previous home league games against Brighton, West Brom have not lost. That's quite a stat!
Subs: Krul, Kayal, Baldock, Hemed, Goldson, March, Schelotto.
Brighton Playing XI: Ryan, Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Gross, Izquierdo, Murray.
Subs: Myhill, Nyom, Robson-Kanu, Yacob, Livermore, McClean, McAuley.
West Brom Playing XI: Foster, Gibbs, Evans, Dawson, Hegazi, Barry, Krychowiak, Phillips, Brunt, Rodriguez, Rondon.
Good afternoon and welcome to The Hawthorns, where West Bromwich Albion are taking on Brighton and Hove Albion.
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