West Bromwich Albion 3 Crystal Palace 2
The Hawthorns… Saturday February 27th… 5.30pm
A first for me. A Premier League match as a neutral, and a pretty good one too…
West Brom cruised through the first half, going in 3-0 up at half time. The pick of the goals being the third, a lovely move capped off by a fantastic finish from Berahino.
Palace pulled one back fairly quickly after the restart through Conor Wickham and continued to press. They pulled back to 3-2 with about ten minutes left, leading toa fairly squeaky finish for the home side…
Following a fairly poor run, this was the three points that really put West Brom’s Premier League berth for next season beyond doubt. Palace, on the other hand appear to be sinking like a stone. Do you ever get the feeling that you’ve been Pardewed…?
West Bromwich Albion; Foster, Dawson (YC), McAuley, Olsson, Brunt (Chester 44 (YC)), Fletcher, Yacob, Gardner, Sessegnon (McClean 75), Rondón (Sandro 87), Berahino
Not Used; Anichebe, Myhill, Lambert, Pritchard
Goals; Gardner (12), Dawson (20), Berahino (31)
Crystal Palace; Hennessy, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Zaha, Cabaye (YC) (Gayle 80), Ledley (Jedinak 81), Mutch, Adebayor (YC) (Bolasie 45), Wickham
Not Used; Speroni, Mariappa, Lee Chung-yong, Chamakh
Goals; Wickham (48, 80)
As usual, more pictures on flickr…