• 29 Mar 2014, Kick Off 3:00pm
  • Ref: Michael Oliver
  • Competition: Premier League
  • The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
West Bromwich Albion
3
3
Cardiff City
94' Thievy
9' Graham Dorrans
2' Morgan Amalfitano
 
Result
95' Mats Daehli
73' Steven Caulker
30' Jordon Mutch
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    • 1Foster
    • 2Reid
    • 23McAuley
    • 25Dawson
    • 6Ridgewell
    • 18Amalfitano
    • 7Morrison
    • 17Dorrans
    • 21Mulumbu
    • 29Sessegnon
    • 20Vydra
    • 1Marshall
    • 28Théophile-Catherine
    • 3Taylor
    • 8Medel
    • 6Turner
    • 4Caulker
    • 18Mutch
    • 17Gunnarsson
    • 39Bellamy
    • 10Campbell
    • 35Fabio

    West Bromwich Albion

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-1-1
    • 1 B. Foster
    • 2 S. Reid
    • 23 G. McAuley
    • 25 C. Dawson
    • 6 L. Ridgewell
    • 18 M. Amalfitano (Berahino '72)
    • 7 J. Morrison
    • 17 G. Dorrans (Gera '85)
    • 21 Y. Mulumbu
    • 29 S. Sessegnon
    • 20 M. Vydra (Bifouma Koulossa '78)

    Cardiff City

    Starting line up
    Formation 5-3-2
    • 1 D. Marshall
    • 28 K. Théophile-Catherine
    • 3 A. Taylor
    • 8 G. Medel (Whittingham '88)
    • 6 B. Turner
    • 4 S. Caulker
    • 18 J. Mutch
    • 17 A. Gunnarsson (Daehli '45)
    • 39 C. Bellamy
    • 10 F. Campbell
    • 35 F. da Silva (Zaha '36)
    Substitutes
    • 40 L. O'Neil
    • 34 K. Roofe
    • 13 B. Myhill
    • 38 S. Berahino
    • 22 Z. Gera
    • 14 D. Lugano
    • 50 T. Bifouma Koulossa
    Substitutes
    • 19 D. Cowie
    • 27 J. Torres Ruiz
    • 29 M. Daehli
    • 36 W. Zaha
    • 7 P. Whittingham
    • 32 J. Lewis
    • 9 K. Jones
    • 3 Goals 3
    • 2 First Half Goals 1
    • 6 Shots On Target 5
    • 6 Shots Off Target 1
    • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 12 Fouls 13
    • 2 Offsides 2
    • 1 Hand Balls 2
    • 41.7 Possession % 58.3
    • 314 Total Passes 457
    • 228 Accurate Passes 349
    • 24 Crosses 13
    • 3 Accurate Crosses 4
    • 4 Corners 1
    • 17 Tackles Won 11
    • 21 Total Tackles 16
    • 5 Blocks 3
    • 4 Blocked Scoring Attempts 5
    • 21 Interceptions 12
    • 30 Clearances 26
    • 30 Effective Clearances 26
    • 21 Headed Clearances 14
    • 2 Keeper Saves 3
    • 1 Keeper Throws 7
    • 1 Accurate Keeper Throws 7
    • 9 Goal Kicks 9
    • 1 Accurate Goal Kicks 3

    Mel continues to struggle ahead of six pointer with Cardiff

    Probable Lineups:

    west brom cardiffWest Bromwich Albion (4-3-1-2): Foster, Reid, McAuley, Dawson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Morrison, Sessegnon, Thievy, Anichebe

    West Brom were convincingly beaten 2-0 by Hull City at the KC Staadium and are now looking over their shoulder as they sit only three points above the drop. Pepe Mel has recently changed his formation to a much more narrow 4-3-1-2, with Stephane Sessegnon playing in the whole behind the front pair of  Thievy and Victor Anichebe. With games against Tottenham, Manchester City, and Arsenal coming up in their run in, the Baggies need to get some points in this relegation six pointer against struggling rivals Cardiff.

    Cardiff City (5-3-2): Marshall, Fabio, Caulker, Cala, Théophile-Catherine, John, Mutch, Medel, Kim Bo-Kyung, Bellamy, Campbell

    Cardiff City played out an epic 6-3 game against Liverpool, but were the unfortunate losers last weekend. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer attempted a very counter-attacking formation in the 5-3-2, and with three goal scored against a very in-form Liverpool side, the former Manchester United striker could utilize the same system away against the Baggies. Fraizer Campbell and Craig Bellamy led the line, with the former grabbing a goal and an assist in clash. Jordan Mutch also grabbed two from midfield, where he’ll be lining up alongside Gary Medel and Bo-Kyung Kim.

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    Highlights from Cardiff’s 1-0 win over West Brom in this season’s earlier fixture. Can the Baggies get revenge or will the ‘Bluebirds’ do the double this time round?

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    sessegnon

    When Stephane Sessegnon arrived at West Brom, the Benin international didn’t settle in the way he would have liked.  Chris Brunt’s injury has however forced Pepe Mel to change the tactical system and Sessegnon now finds himself in his ideal ‘in the hole’ position. With a goal in his new role, the 29-year-old will be relishing to face Cardiff in front of his home fans.

    Stats to get your head around…

    West Brom have won just one of their last 10 Barclays Premier League games at the Hawthorns (W1 D6 L3).

    Peter Whittingham has scored in his last three league appearances against West Brom for Cardiff.