Post Match report for the West Brom game - Saturday, 27th February 2021

PREMIER LEAGUE 20/21: West Bromwich V Brighton - 27/2/21, P26.


* * * ALBION RIGHT BACK TO SQUARE ONE * * *

RESULT: 1-0 . (h-t 1-0) . SHAPE: 4-3-3 . REF: open to pundits discussions on motd.


VENUE: the Hawthorns, West Bromwich - thirteenth away match of twenty-six fixtures to date.
Game played behind closed doors due to covid lockdown restrictions.
PRE-MATCH: it had been something of a flat week emotionally in build up to this relegation scrap
following debacle of losing at home to regional rivals.
WEATHER: fine springtime Saturday afternoon in the midlands . KIT: yellow shirts, blue shorts.

GRAHAM POTTER is habitually magnanimous to fellow managers, in fully appreciating the ups,
downs, ins, outs, how, why, where and when of being boss.
Today he mused whether a vastly experienced opponent would prove inferior man to man.

TEAM . . . . . . . . . 26 Sanchez
. . 34 Veltman, 3 White, 5 Dunk, 33 Burn
. . . . 13 Gross, 8 Bissouma, 10 Mac Allister
. . . . . 11 Trossard, 9 Maupay, 7 Connolly

BENCH: 23 Steele, 17 Alzate, 24 Propper, 16 Jahanbakhsh, 22 Tau, 29 Zeqiri.
14 Lallana (46), 18 Welbeck (61), 15 Moder (83).


GOALS: 1-0 - 11 . a free header from a basic set play gifted locals an easy opener with Sanchez static.


INCIDENTS: 10 - hosts shot blocked . 16 - Connolly shot deflected . 17 - VAR monitor Refs decision .
19 - Gross penalty miss . 26 - hosts miss header . 28 - Dunk f/k twice disallowed . 45+ - Connolly parried .
45+ - Sanchez saves . 45+ - Maupay saved . 50 - Connolly miss . 53 - Albion block . 58 - Bissouma blast .
61 - Veltman heads wide . 66 - Trossard on target . 73 - VAR penalty check . 75 - Welbeck penalty miss .
87 - Moder pen shout . 90+ - Welbeck chance .

YELLOWS: none.

SUBS: 46 - Lallana for Mac Allister . 61 - Welbeck for Connolly . 83 - Moder for White.


TIMELINE: the first goal, for obvious reasons, was going to be crucial to outcomes.
Visitors were on the back foot from kickoff and conceded very early.
A poor first half team display involving several changes of positions & reshape to 442, plus bizarre
decisions overall, readily put Seagulls at disadvantage.
Potter responded immediately after the break by introducing midfield experience.
Hosts sat on their lead while travellers ran about a lot. Chances came and... went. And came and...
It all ended in misery for BHA against yet another lowly positioned outfit.


FUNDAMENTALS: poss 30%-70%, on target 2-6, off target 4-9, corners 7-4,
fouls 11-12, yellows 0-0, subs 0-0, shape 4141-4231 . . . . gd-7 pt26 po16

CONCLUSION: inherent problems continue without a fix found and is a huge frustration to
BHA players, coaches and fans alike.

FS


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