West Bromwich Albion

  • West Brom sack Anelka for gross misconduct 15-03-2014 08:42 AM

    London: West Bromwich Albion have given French striker Nicolas Anelka notice they are terminating his contract for gross misconduct, the Premier League club said in a statement on Friday. Anelka, who was given a five-match ban by the FA following his controversial 'quenelle' salute during a match on December 28,...
  • Anelka and FA accept five-match ban 14-03-2014 09:33 AM

    London: Nicolas Anelka has decided not to appeal against the five-match ban imposed on the West Bromwich Albion striker for his controversial 'quenelle' gesture, the FA said on Thursday. The 34-year-old French forward was suspended for his goal celebration during a Premier League match against West Ham United. Anelka had...
  • Nicolas Anelka handed five-match ban for 'quenelle' salute: FA 27-02-2014 11:39 PM

    West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches and fined 80,000 pounds for making an alleged anti-Semitic gesture in a match in December, the Football Association said on Thursday. The Frenchman, who made a "quenelle" salute after scoring in a 3-3 draw against West Ham United...
  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers backs Kolo Toure after costly error 03-02-2014 12:37 PM

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to criticise defender Kolo Toure after his glaring error gifted West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe an equalising goal in their 1-1 Premier League draw on Sunday. Liverpool, who stayed fourth in the table on 47 points, took the lead on 24 minutes when...
  • Liverpool held to 1-1 draw at West Brom in EPL 02-02-2014 09:17 PM

    West Bromwich: Liverpool missed a chance to strengthen their place in the Premier League's top four on Sunday when Kolo Toure gifted West Bromwich Albion an equalizer in a 1-1 draw. Liverpool took the lead against the run of play when Luis Suarez set up Daniel Sturridge to poke the...
  • Nicolas Anelka denies FA racism charge over gesture 24-01-2014 09:44 AM

    London: West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka will face an English Football Association disciplinary hearing after formally denying a racism charge for celebrating a goal with a gesture deemed anti-Semitic. Anelka repeatedly has insisted that his use of the gesture, which is known in France as a "quenelle" and has...
  • Everton held to 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion 21-01-2014 09:42 AM

    Birmingham: Diego Lugano scored his first goal for West Bromwich Albion to rescue a 1-1 draw against Everton on Monday in new manager Pepe Mel's first Premier League game in charge. The Uruguay international's 75th-minute header prevented a misfiring Everton side to go back into the top four after Kevin...
  • Hull City finish transfer of Long from West Brom 17-01-2014 08:00 PM

    Hull: Hull City have completed the transfer of striker Shane Long from West Bromwich Albion. The 26-year-old Ireland striker, who has four goals this season, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with his new club. Long says, "I finally got the deal signed. It's a club that's on the up,...
  • Former Betis coach Mel takes over at West Brom 10-01-2014 08:31 AM

    London: Pepe Mel, the charismatic Spaniard who led Real Betis to seventh place in La Liga last season and writes mystery novels in his spare time, was named manager of English Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion on Thursday. "(Mel) has signed an 18-month contract and takes over the reins...
  • Caretaker West Brom boss keen to step down despite form 02-01-2014 02:18 PM

    London: West Bromwich Albion caretaker boss Keith Downing has urged the club to speed up the search for his long-term successor despite admitting he has enjoyed his four-game unbeaten spell in charge of the English Premier League strugglers. Downing stepped in after manager Steve Clarke was sacked last month following...
  • West Bromwich Albion to scout talent in New Delhi 31-12-2013 03:17 PM

    New Delhi: English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion are heading to India as part of their foundation programme, in association with Youth Football International (YFI), to scout, train and develop talent here. Their scouting team will conduct a talent hunt here in the national capital Jan 18 at the...
  • FA to probe alleged Anelka anti-Semitic gesture 29-12-2013 09:46 AM

    London: The FA is to investigate an alleged anti-Semitic gesture made by West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka during Saturday's 3-3 Premier League draw at West Ham United. An FA spokesman said his organisation would be launching a probe after Anelka's actions provoked widespread criticism. The former France striker celebrated...
  • Caretaker WBA boss hails late equaliser to stop rot 22-12-2013 02:31 PM

    London: West Bromwich Albion caretaker boss Keith Downing hailed Matej Vydra's first goal for the club that halted a miserable losing run and brought some cheer after a difficult week for the Premier League strugglers. The Baggies had lost four straight league matches which led to Steve Clarke being dismissed...
  • I had unfinished business at West Brom, says sacked coach 16-12-2013 01:13 PM

    London: Steve Clarke has expressed his disappointment at being sacked by West Bromwich Albion, saying he had unfinished business at the struggling Premier League side. Clarke, 50, was dumped following Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Cardiff City, the side's fourth consecutive league defeat which left them 16th in the Premier League...
  • West Brom sack manager Clarke after Cardiff loss 15-12-2013 09:52 AM

    London: West Bromwich Albion moved swiftly to sack manager Steve Clarke on Saturday following the Midlands club's latest defeat away to Cardiff City after a dreadful run in the Premier league. "West Bromwich Albion have this evening relieved head coach Steve Clarke of his duties and placed him on gardening...
  • Manchester City cure away problems with 3-2 win at West Brom 05-12-2013 09:23 AM

    West Bromwich: Yaya Toure scored twice as Manchester City found a cure to their problems away from home by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-2 in the Premier League on Wednesday. Sergio Aguero put third-place City ahead in the ninth minute at The Hawthorns with his 17th goal of the season,...
  • Aston Villa rally from 2-0 down to draw at West Brom 26-11-2013 08:40 AM

    London: Aston Villa fought back after conceding two goals in the opening 11 minutes to grab a 2-2 draw at Midlands derby rivals West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday. Ireland international Shane Long put Albion in front after three minutes, controlling Chris Brunt's long ball superbly as...
  • Jose Mourinho and Clarke share the points - and a kiss 10-11-2013 10:37 AM

    London: Jose Mourinho planted an almost apologetic kiss on the cheek of former sidekick Steve Clarke after a controversial penalty saved Chelsea from defeat against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Clarke was stunned at the decision by referee Andre Marriner to give the London side a spot...
  • Suarez hat-trick keeps Liverpool on Arsenal's tail 26-10-2013 09:43 PM

    London: Luis Suarez struck a clinical hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed West Bromwich Albion 4-1 at Anfield to keep pace with Premier League leaders Arsenal on Saturday. Suarez scored twice in five first-half minutes and again after the break as Liverpool remained two points behind Arsenal who prevailed 2-0 at Crystal...
  • Manchester United lack class to win Champions League: David Moyes 29-09-2013 09:19 PM

    London: Manchester United do not have enough world-class players to win the Champions League, manager David Moyes said as he effectively wrote off his own team's chances in Europe's elite club competition. The English champions have made their worst league start in 24 years after Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by...
  • West Brom stun Manchester United 2-1 to pile pressure on Moyes 28-09-2013 09:40 PM

    England: Manchester United's early season problems intensified by losing 2-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, leaving the champion in the bottom half of the English Premier League after six games. Saido Berahino buried a 67th-minute winner for West Brom at Old Trafford to cap another sluggish display...
  • Arsenal ease past Fulham 3-1, Everton held by West Brom 24-08-2013 10:22 PM

    London: Arsenal eased their angry fans' concerns about their lack of signings by earning their first points in the Premier League this season with a 3-1 win at London rivals Fulham on Saturday. Germany striker Lukas Podolski scored a brace and Olivier Giroud grabbed his third goal in as many...
  • West Brom sign Scott Sinclair on loan from Manchester City 22-08-2013 11:09 PM

    England: Scott Sinclair has ended his miserable spell at Manchester City by joining fellow Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan deal. West Brom say on Thursday the club has the option to sign the former Chelsea and Swansea winger on a permanent basis at the end...
  • Diego Lugano signs for West Brom from PSG 03-08-2013 10:41 AM

    West Bromwich: Uruguay defender Diego Lugano has joined West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal from Paris St-Germain, reports bbc.co.uk. The 32-year-old, who spent part of last season on loan at Malaga, moves to the Baggies on a free transfer. "I am very pleased to join West Bromwich Albion for...
  • Mulumbo extends contract with West Brom 17-07-2013 09:43 AM

    West Bromwich Albiom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu has extended his stay with the Baggies after signing a new three-year contract. The Congolese footballer had a year left on his contract but had made up his mind regarding his stay at the Hawthorns, reports SportingLife. Coach Steve Clarke welcomed the 26-year-old's decision....
  • Chelsea eye Spurs win for Champions League spot 07-05-2013 11:37 AM

    England: Rafa Benitez can virtually wrap up part one of his mission at Chelsea by guiding the team to the cusp of the Champions League with a win over top-four rival Tottenham in the Premier League on Wednesday. The Spaniard is still unloved at Stamford Bridge but even the most...
  • Gareth Bale rescues Spurs, Wigan boost survival hopes 04-05-2013 10:39 PM

    Manchester: Gareth Bale produced yet another moment of magic to keep Tottenham on course for a return to the Champions League, while Wigan boosted their survival hopes in the English Premier League with a come-from-behind win at West Bromwich Albion. Playing his first match since being named English football's player...
  • Tomas Rosicky double lifts Arsenal to fourth in EPL 06-04-2013 09:54 PM

    England: Arsenal provisionally moved into the Champions League places on Saturday by winning 2-1 at West Bromwich Albion after Tomas Rosicky scored in each half. The Gunners' sixth victory from their past seven Premier League matches enabled them to swap places with Chelsea, which can return to fourth place in...
  • Benitez spared abuse as Chelsea win 1-0 02-03-2013 10:35 PM

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