Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom (03.03.2015) Live Commentary

We have seen a few chances and nice movements, but the overall impression of the game is rather common and not hugely entertaining. The home side were better today. Players of the home team presented themselves with possession football. Long balls and crosses were the strongest weapons of the away team.
The referee is checking his watch and blows his whistle for the end of this match.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) steps up to take the penalty and leaves the keeper helpless with his shot into the bottom right corner.
Ben Foster (West Brom) was trying to get to the ball but hit the legs of the opponent as well. Jonathan Moss blows the whistle for infingement. The main referee gives a penalty kick to Aston Villa!!
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
Ben Foster (West Brom) pulls off a superb save! He has to leap to block the shot Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) fired on target after a rebound. His effort from inside of the box is directed straight towards the right post, but is denied by the goalkeeper.
Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) takes the ball on and fires a low shot from 40 metres. Ben Foster (West Brom) stops the effort which is headed to the middle of the target.
Here comes a substitution. Chris Baird (West Brom) is brought on as a substitute for James Morrison (West Brom).
Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) unleashes a shot from a mid-range free kick that goes high over the bar. High, wide and not at all pretty.
James Morrison (West Brom) brings his opponent down. Jonathan Moss has a clear vision and blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick for Aston Villa. They most likely won’t attempt to directly endanger the goal with this one.
We will have 3 min. of added time.
Jonathan Moss blows his whistle. Who will be penalised? Now it is clear. Joleon Lescott (West Brom) is said to have used an excessive force while attacking.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) goes over to take a corner kick after one of the defenders makes a good clearance.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. West Brom have been awarded a corner kick. The main referee and one of the assistants point at the corner flag.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) will have to be careful for the rest of the match as he is shown a yellow card.
It must be a yellow card. It is. Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) receives a yellow card after an awful tackle.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Jonathan Moss had an easy-decision to make.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) had a great opportunity as he fired from mid-range. The powerful low volley was directed towards the middle of the net, but Ben Foster (West Brom) was alert and made an astonishing save!
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target.
Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
It’s time for a substitution. That is the last involvement from Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), and he is replaced by Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa).
Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) is the one who receives a yellow card. Ozval se zvuk píšťalky rozhodčího a hra je zastavena. Jonathan Moss byl pozorný a trestá držení, kterého se na protihráči dopustil Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa).
Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa) takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s not a big threat for the goalkeeper as his effort is blocked by a defender.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) delivers a poor cross from a free kick as one of the defenders comfortably clears it away.
Jonathan Moss calls for a foul. Saido Berahino (West Brom) comitted a foul as he was too aggressive in the battle for the ball. Aston Villa will take a free kick nearby the side line.
The referee signals a substitution. Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) is brought on as a substitute for Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa).
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
We can have a look at the statistics now, shots on target are 8:1.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) makes Ben Foster (West Brom) pull off an easy save with his poor effort. He connects with a cross well, but he doesn’t hit it precisely, low to the middle of the target and straight into the grateful hands of the goalkeeper.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) is caught offside!
The attendance for today’s match is 31272.
Goal! Nice headed pass by Joleon Lescott (West Brom) to Saido Berahino (West Brom), who latches on to it and puts the ball into the back of the net with a fine header. 1:1.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) is about to take a corner kick.
James Morrison (West Brom) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. Good work from West Brom as they win a corner.
Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) is penalised for holding. Jonathan Moss signals for a set piece.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) sends a lofted cross from a mid-range free kick. His effort, however, goes out-of-play.
Joleon Lescott (West Brom) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge, and Jonathan Moss is left with no other option than to blow for a foul. Aston Villa win a free kick and they are able to continue with another attacking move.
Substitution. Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) will be replaced by Jack Grealish (Aston Villa).
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) finds space on the edge of the box, but his wild shot goes high over the bar.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) shows good awareness deep inside the box as he latches on to a cross from the resulting free kick. He jumps high and strikes with a towering header. His attempt lacks a bit more accuracy and flies inches over the crossbar.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) will take the free kick.
Jores Okore (Aston Villa) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Jonathan Moss has a clear vision and blows his whistle. West Brom with a free kick.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) steps up and sends the mid-range free kick miles above the bar. Strong but inaccurate shot.
Joleon Lescott (West Brom) takes his opponent down and receives a yellow card from the referee. Another situation results in a direct free kick for Aston Villa.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) threads a pass through to Ideye Brown (West Brom), but Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) breaks the move down.
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
The Aston Villa players keep the ball and are exchanging a combination of passes. They are waiting for gaps in defence to open up.
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) fizzes over a cross which can’t cause any danger.
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) brings an opponent down and Jonathan Moss interrupts the game.
The game restarts for the second half.
Both sides have been very active through the first half, providing the fans with an exciting show. The first half performances were not very balanced but rather in the hosting team’s favour. Players of the home team present themselves with possession football. Long balls and crosses are the strongest weapons of the away team.
The match has reached half-time.
Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) perfectly receives a clever neat pass on the edge of the penalty area and his effort smashes against the right post! What a shot that was!
1 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Ideye Brown (West Brom) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
The free kick is taken by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa), but the delivery it’s cleared.
A free kick to Aston Villa. They can move closer towards the goal.
The game began to heat up. Claudio Yacob (West Brom) hits an opponent and receives a deserved yellow card for his ugly tackle.
Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) commits a rough challenge, and Jonathan Moss blows the whistle for infringement.
That was a poorly executed free kick from long distance. Chris Brunt (West Brom) was trying to produce a cross into the penalty area, but his effort sailed off the pitch.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) didn’t hesitate to knock his opponent down with a harsh sliding tackle. Jonathan Moss could probably show him a yellow, but he only goes with blowing the whistle for a foul. West Brom earn a free kick.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) sends over a cross but he can’t find any teammate inside the box. Poor delivery.
A rebounded ball goes far out and arrives at the feet of Chris Brunt (West Brom). He doesn’t hesitate and unleashes a shot towards the goal. It doesn’t get through the bunch of players standing in its way as it ricochets off one of his own teammates.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.
James Morrison (West Brom) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players. West Brom win a corner.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
The ball is cleared after Saido Berahino (West Brom) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Jonathan Moss blow the whistle.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) picks up a pass inside the box and finds some space for a shot before unleashing a low drive goalwards, but one of the defending players blocks his effort.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) unleashes a shot from 20 metres out but is unable to find the target, it goes well wide of the left post.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) makes a rough challenge and Jonathan Moss blows his whistle for a foul.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out.
Goal! Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) gets to the ball and heads it over the defence to Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), who meets a headed pass and fires into the back of the net. 1:0.
Like an avalanche. Ideye Brown (West Brom) is penalised for his attacking foul. Jonathan Moss has a clear vision and blows the whistle. Ideye Brown (West Brom) is arguing, but the referee’s decision cannot be changed.
This free kick is taken by Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa). He unleashed a low drive to the middle and straight at the goalkeeper.
Claudio Yacob (West Brom) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Jonathan Moss signals. Aston Villa are given a free kick. Will they create any chance from that?
Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) collects a pass and has an effort from 30 metres out, but it flies just over the crossbar.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) launches into a thunderous tackle on his opponent and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
Ben Foster (West Brom) pulls off a great save to deny Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) who makes himself some space inside the box and unleashes a quick low drive towards the middle of the goal.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
An offensive foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) was seen by Jonathan Moss who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) is unable to feed an accurate cross into the box. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Aston Villa.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is flagged for offside.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) tackles a bit over-zealously. Jonathan Moss blows for a foul.
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Craig Dawson (West Brom).
Ideye Brown (West Brom) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
Aston Villa seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by offensive players allows those more defensive to build up the attack.
The first half of today’s match is starting right now.
The West Brom players will kick-off.
The referee of today’s match will be Jonathan Moss.
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