Sheff Utd 1-2 West Brom | Baggies leapfrog Blades in league table

Goals from Gareth Barry and Kieran Gibbs helped West Bromwich Albion claim a 2-1 win over Sheffield United in this Friday night Championship clash at Bramall Lane. The 23,400 strong crowd saw the home side take the lead through David McGoldrick’s 12th minute effort but Harvey Barnes, on loan at Albion from Leicester, set up two goals to allow the Baggies to come from behind. The win also saw Darren Moore’s side leapfrog the Blades in the league standings- WBA are now third in the table with 39 points from 22 games, just three points behind Leeds, who’ll play struggling Bolton over the weekend. Continue reading

AFCB 2-1 WBA 2018- Baggies pushed closer towards relegation

West Brom suffered their eight straight defeat across all competitions as late goals from Jordon Ibe and Junior Stanislas saw Alan Pardew’s side go down 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium to Bournemouth.

Albion were hurt by Jonny Evans having to go off towards the end of the game, and Bournemouth came from 1-0 behind to triumph 2-1- their first win in five. The result saw the Cherries move to 10th in the table and pushed Albion closer to the drop- the Baggies are now 10 points adrift of safety with seven to play.

After first half claims for penalties at both ends were dismissed by referee Graham Scott, it was Albion who took the lead. Kieran Gibbs’ cross from the left was headed down in the box by Salomon Rondon into the path of Jay Rodriguez, who produced a cool finish from close range.

The visitors clung on to their lead for nearly half an hour before Ibe’s long range strike caught Ben Foster unawares and saw Bournemouth equaliser. Twelve minutes later, Foster was again beaten from a near identical position, this time at the near post, by Junior Stanislas’ superb free kick.

Albion could’ve taken a point but for the brilliance of Charlie Daniels, who produced a superb goalline clearance to deny Matt Phillips deep into second half stoppage time.

Bournemouth 2 (Ibe, Stanislas) beat West Bromwich Albion 1 (Rodriguez) Continue reading