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Summary

  1. West Brom undefeated in five games
  2. Crystal Palace are in the relegation zone on goal difference

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Palace are out of the bottom three.

Two great goals.

Is Allardyce about to lead 'the great escape' again?

STOPPAGE TIME

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

We have about two minutes remaining.

Amazing Andros!

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

What a goal Andros! What a goal!*

Andros Townsend picks up the ball from the edge of his own area on the left and runs.

He runs some more.

And runs some more.

He then produces a couple of lollipops to baffle Gareth McAuley inside the area, before firing low past Ben Foster.

Brilliant.

*The shot took a slight deflection off Jonny Evans.

GOAL - West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

Baggies midfielder Darren Fletcher is off and forward Jonathan Leko - aged 17 aka the second year of A Levels - comes on.

Pit-stop

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

It's a good thing the Baggies medical staff aren't doing F1 tyre changes.

Jonny Evans is leaking blood from his bandage and it appears to take a while for the home bench to realise. Eventually, the defender is seen too.

Moments later, Jake Livermore accidentally pushes ref Mike Jones to the ground.

The home crowd cheer. It was quite funny, I guess.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye, who provided that great assist for Zaha's goal, is replaced by defender Scott Dann.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

Allan Nyom is replaced by Hal Robson-Kanu. 

It's the 20th time the forward has come off the bench - the most used sub in the league this season.

What an honour!

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

Hal Robson-Kanu is about to come on the Baggies. It needs some of his Euro 2016 magic to give the home side a boost.

You can barely hear the West Brom fans.

Zaha's goal

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

Read my goal description from earlier and imagine the photos below are moving.

Works doesn't it?

No?

Fine, be like that.

Zaha
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Zaha
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Zaha
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SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

James McClean is on for Nacer Chadli. 

McClean has been on the bench for 16 matches and come on in 14 of them. He's covered a lot of bench.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt is on the deck. Injured.

He is consequently taken off on a stretcher. 

Jeff Schlupp comes on.

CLOSE AGAIN!

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha nearly grabs his second. He's on fire - not literally.

The Ivorian dances into the area - he only has Ben Foster to beat, but falls under pressure from the keeper and the tracking Gareth McAuley.

A brilliant goal

West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

That wasn't coming.

Only the second effort on target in the entire match sees Wilfried Zaha score.

The Ivorian controls a brilliant long diagonal from Yohan Cabaye. He chests down the ball on the left of the area and fires a low, angled shot past Ben Foster.

An exceptional goal.

GOAL - West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha

West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace

...Chadli is on the end of a corner from the left but fires his first-time shot over the bar from 14 yards.

There was no unjust end for Palace to that passage of play.

West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace

The Baggies win a corner but the ball appears to come off Nacer Chadli.

Hmmm...

West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace

Palace are out of the traps like Mick the Miller, but Andros Townsend's ball from the right is aimless.

KICK-OFF

West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace

We are back under way.

Players back out

West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace

This has got to get better as a spectacle.

  • Will Sakho produce more defensive heroics?
  • Will Evans and Benteke clash heads again?
  • Will Gareth McAuley score for the 20th game running or something?