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06/11/2004 Southampton v West Brom

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Burrows make ring changes for Saints


Frank Burrows could decide to make changes to his West Brom line-up for
their tough outing against Southampton at St Mary's on Saturday.

The caretaker-manager was pleased with the effort put in by the players in
last weekend's home hammering by high-flying Chelsea.

But with Scott Dobie on target in the reserves 1-1 draw against Manchester
United this week and Cosmin Contra turning in another impressive
performance, Burrows has a lot to think about.

Japanese midfield ace Junichi Inamoto also got another good 90 minutes under
his belt as he sharpens up his fitness after injury problems and he could
make the 16 who travel to Southampton.,

Burrows, likely to be in charge for the last time, wants to clock up a
victory and he will weigh up all his options before deciding on his starting
line-up.

Jonathan Greening and Rob Earnshaw were both disappointing against Chelsea
and they could be dropped down to the bench while Burrows also has Darren
Purse back in the fold after his suspension.

That could signal a shake-up as Albion bid to improve their eight point
tally from eleven games this term by clocking up a first win on their
Premiership travels.

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2:19 Robert Earnshaw(West Brom) caught offside. Free kick taken
right-footed by Alan Blayney(Southampton) from own half, resulting in open
play.
3:21 Foul by Darren Moore(West Brom) on Kevin Phillips(Southampton).
Free kick taken left-footed by Paul Telfer(Southampton) from left channel,
resulting in open play.
7:15 Robert Earnshaw(West Brom) caught offside. Free kick taken
right-footed by Alan Blayney(Southampton) from own half, resulting in open
play.
8:06 Foul by Darren Kenton(Southampton) on Zoltan Gera(West Brom).
Free kick taken right-footed by Russell Hoult(West Brom) from own half,
resulting in open play.
9:40 Cross by Mikael Nilsson(Southampton), clearance by Darren
Moore(West Brom).
12:42 Shot by Darren Kenton(Southampton) drilled right-footed from
right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Russell Hoult(West
Brom).
15:51 Shot by Zoltan Gera(West Brom) drilled right-footed from left
channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Alan
Blayney(Southampton).
17:01 Foul by Riccardo Scimeca(West Brom) on Anders
Svensson(Southampton). Free kick taken left-footed by Claus
Lundekvam(Southampton) from left wing, resulting in open play. Weak shot by
Darren Kenton(Southampton) drilled right-footed from right channel (25
yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Russell Hoult(West Brom).
18:58 Handball by Andy Johnson(West Brom). Free kick taken
left-footed by Andreas Jakobsson(Southampton) from own half, passed.
20:09 Cross by Kevin Phillips(Southampton), save (caught) by Russell
Hoult(West Brom).
20:31 Foul by Robert Earnshaw(West Brom) on Andreas
Jakobsson(Southampton). Free kick taken left-footed by Andreas
Jakobsson(Southampton) from own half, passed.
22:25 Shot by Robert Earnshaw(West Brom) drilled right-footed from
right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Alan
Blayney(Southampton).
23:35 Robert Earnshaw(West Brom) caught offside. Free kick taken
right-footed by Alan Blayney(Southampton) from own half, resulting in open
play.
24:34 Foul by Mikael Nilsson(Southampton) on Nwankwo Kanu(West Brom).
Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Purse(West Brom) from left wing,
passed.
25:21 Cross by Mikael Nilsson(Southampton), clearance by Darren
Moore(West Brom).
27:44 Cross by Darren Kenton(Southampton), headed goal by Anders
Svensson(Southampton) (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area
(18 yards).Southampton 1-0 West Brom. Assist (cross) by Darren
Kenton(Southampton) from right wing.
28:39 Cross by Zoltan Gera(West Brom), headed goal by Robert
Earnshaw(West Brom) (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (18
yards).Southampton 1-1 West Brom. Assist (cross) by Zoltan Gera(West Brom)
from right wing.
29:20 Foul by Darren Moore(West Brom) on Kevin Phillips(Southampton).
Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Telfer(Southampton) from left channel,
passed.
29:50 Cross by Darren Kenton(Southampton), clearance by Darren
Purse(West Brom).
30:37 Foul by Nwankwo Kanu(West Brom) on Claus
Lundekvam(Southampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Andreas
Jakobsson(Southampton) from own half, passed.
32:38 Foul by Darren Moore(West Brom) on Dexter
Blackstock(Southampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren
Kenton(Southampton) from right wing, passed.
35:05 Bad foul by Dexter Blackstock(Southampton) on Riccardo
Scimeca(West Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by Russell Hoult(West Brom)
from own half, resulting in open play. Dexter Blackstock(Southampton) booked
for unsporting behaviour.
36:54 Cross by Jonathan Greening(West Brom), blocked by Claus
Lundekvam(Southampton). Goal by Robert Earnshaw(West Brom) drilled
right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (18
yards).Southampton 1-2 West Brom.
39:12 Robert Earnshaw(West Brom) caught offside. Free kick taken
right-footed by Alan Blayney(Southampton) from own half, resulting in open
play.
39:41 Foul by Dexter Blackstock(Southampton) on Darren Purse(West
Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by Russell Hoult(West Brom) from own
half, resulting in open play.
41:00 Foul by Andreas Jakobsson(Southampton) on Nwankwo Kanu(West
Brom). Free kick curled right-footed by Zoltan Gera(West Brom) from left
channel (30 yards), save (tipped round post) by Alan Blayney(Southampton).
Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Neil Clement(West
Brom). Goal kick taken long by Alan Blayney(Southampton).
42:07 Weak shot by Anders Svensson(Southampton) volleyed right-footed
from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Russell
Hoult(West Brom).
42:55 Foul by Nwankwo Kanu(West Brom) on Andreas
Jakobsson(Southampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Andreas
Jakobsson(Southampton) from own half, passed.
43:49 Foul by Andreas Jakobsson(Southampton) on Robert Earnshaw(West
Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Johnson(West Brom) from own
half, passed.
44:22 Cross by Jonathan Greening(West Brom), resulting in open play.
45:00
(0:55) Shot by Rory Delap(Southampton) drilled right-footed from left
channel (25 yards), blocked by Zoltan Gera(West Brom). Inswinging corner
from left by-line taken right-footed by Paul Telfer(Southampton) to centre,
clearance by Zoltan Gera(West Brom).



HT Stats:
Ours:
Goal Attempts 5, On Target 3, Crosses 3,
Corners 1, Offside 4, Fouls 7,
Free Kicks 6, Yellow cards 0,
Possession 42%.
Theirs:
Goal Attempts 5, On Target 3, Crosses 5,
Corners 1, Offside 0, Fouls 6,
Free Kicks 12, Yellow cards 1,
Possession 58%.

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45:59 Shot by Neil Clement(West Brom) drilled left-footed from left
channel (25 yards), save (parried) by Alan Blayney(Southampton). Defending
throw-in by Jelle Van Damme(Southampton).
47:32 Shot by Jonathan Greening(West Brom) left-footed from left side
of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Alan Blayney(Southampton).
Shot by Robert Earnshaw(West Brom) right-footed from right side of six-yard
box (18 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Alan
Blayney(Southampton).
48:24 Robert Earnshaw(West Brom) caught offside. Free kick taken
right-footed by Andreas Jakobsson(Southampton) from own half, resulting in
open play.
48:51 Foul by Dexter Blackstock(Southampton) on Darren Purse(West
Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by Russell Hoult(West Brom) from own
half, resulting in open play.
49:33 Foul by Dexter Blackstock(Southampton) on Riccardo Scimeca(West
Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Johnson(West Brom) from right
channel, passed.
52:10 Cross by Darren Kenton(Southampton), resulting in open play.
53:52 Foul by Zoltan Gera(West Brom) on Anders Svensson(Southampton).
Free kick taken left-footed by Jelle Van Damme(Southampton) from own half,
passed.
54:56 Foul by Darren Moore(West Brom) on Dexter
Blackstock(Southampton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Jelle Van
Damme(Southampton) from right wing, save (caught) by Russell Hoult(West
Brom).
56:47 Foul by Andy Johnson(West Brom) on Kevin Phillips(Southampton).
Free kick taken left-footed by Jelle Van Damme(Southampton) from left
channel, passed.
57:01 Cross by Mikael Nilsson(Southampton), clearance by Darren
Moore(West Brom).
59:28 Shot by Neil Clement(West Brom) drilled left-footed from left
channel (35 yards), over the bar. Southampton substitution: Andreas
Jakobsson replaced by Neil McCann (tactical). Goal kick taken long by Alan
Blayney(Southampton).
61:16 Cross by Mikael Nilsson(Southampton), resulting in ball out of
play. Goal kick taken long by Russell Hoult(West Brom).
62:37 Jonathan Greening(West Brom) caught offside. Free kick taken
right-footed by Alan Blayney(Southampton) from own half, resulting in open
play. Southampton substitution: Dexter Blackstock replaced by Brett Ormerod
(tactical).
64:12 Handball by Paul Telfer(Southampton). Free kick taken
left-footed by Paul Robinson(West Brom) from own half, resulting in open
play.
66:31 Cross by Paul Telfer(Southampton), clearance by Darren
Moore(West Brom).
66:58 Cross by Paul Telfer(Southampton), clearance by Darren
Purse(West Brom).
67:56 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Neil
McCann(Southampton) to far post, foul by Claus Lundekvam(Southampton) on
Darren Purse(West Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by Russell Hoult(West
Brom) from own half, resulting in open play.
69:31 Shot by Anders Svensson(Southampton) drilled right-footed from
right channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Russell Hoult(West
Brom). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul
Telfer(Southampton) to centre, clearance by Zoltan Gera(West Brom).
70:27 Cross by Paul Telfer(Southampton), header by Rory
Delap(Southampton) from centre of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
Goal kick taken long by Russell Hoult(West Brom).
72:11 Foul by Brett Ormerod(Southampton) on Darren Purse(West Brom).
Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Purse(West Brom) from own half,
resulting in open play.
72:59 Foul by Andy Johnson(West Brom) on Neil McCann(Southampton).
Free kick taken right-footed by Jelle Van Damme(Southampton) from own half,
resulting in open play.
73:48 Foul by Nwankwo Kanu(West Brom) on Anders
Svensson(Southampton). Free kick taken left-footed by Anders
Svensson(Southampton) from own half, passed.
74:03 Brett Ormerod(Southampton) caught offside. Free kick taken
right-footed by Darren Purse(West Brom) from own half, resulting in open
play.
75:18 Cross by Rory Delap(Southampton), save (caught) by Russell
Hoult(West Brom).
75:59 Foul by Darren Purse(West Brom) on Kevin Phillips(Southampton).
Free kick taken right-footed by Kevin Phillips(Southampton) from right
channel, passed.
76:33 West Brom substitution: Nwankwo Kanu replaced by Geoff
Horsfield (tactical).
77:22 Shot by Mikael Nilsson(Southampton) drilled right-footed from
right channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Russell
Hoult(West Brom).
78:21 Brett Ormerod(Southampton) caught offside. Free kick taken
right-footed by Russell Hoult(West Brom) from own half, resulting in open
play.
80:17 Cross by Zoltan Gera(West Brom), resulting in ball out of play.
Goal kick taken long by Alan Blayney(Southampton).
83:20 Bad foul by Darren Kenton(Southampton) on Robert Earnshaw(West
Brom). Darren Kenton(Southampton) booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick
drilled left-footed by Neil Clement(West Brom) from right channel (25
yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Alan Blayney(Southampton).
West Brom substitution: Zoltan Gera replaced by Jason Koumas
(tactical).Southampton substitution: Mikael Nilsson replaced by David
Prutton (tactical).
84:41 Shot by David Prutton(Southampton) drilled right-footed from
right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Russell
Hoult(West Brom).
85:44 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by
Paul Telfer(Southampton) to far post, clearance by Jonathan Greening(West
Brom).
86:39 Goal by Anders Svensson(Southampton) drilled right-footed
(bottom-left of goal) from right channel (20 yards).Southampton 2-2 West
Brom.
88:23 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Neil
McCann(Southampton) to centre, clearance by Darren Purse(West Brom).
89:23 Shot by Rory Delap(Southampton) right-footed from left side of
penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Russell Hoult(West Brom).
89:45 Foul by Neil McCann(Southampton) on Darren Purse(West Brom).
Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Purse(West Brom) from own half,
resulting in open play.
90:00
(0:18) Cross by Paul Robinson(West Brom), save (caught) by Alan
Blayney(Southampton).
90:00
(1:04) Foul by Andy Johnson(West Brom) on Kevin Phillips(Southampton).
Free kick taken right-footed by Anders Svensson(Southampton) from left
channel, passed.
90:00
(1:27) Foul by Brett Ormerod(Southampton) on Riccardo Scimeca(West
Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by Russell Hoult(West Brom) from own
half, resulting in open play.



FT Stats:
Ours:
Goal Attempts 10, On Target 5, Crosses 4,
Corners 1, Offside 6, Fouls 13,
Free Kicks 14, Yellow cards 0,
Possession 43%.
Theirs:
Goal Attempts 11, On Target 6, Crosses 13,
Corners 5, Offside 2, Fouls 11,
Free Kicks 20, Yellow cards 2,
Possession 57%.

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Burrows: You did us proud






By Oliver Bhurrut

FRANK Burrows saw his Albion troops suffer heartbreak at St Mary's as they
conceded a last-gasp equaliser - but insisted "They did the club proud".


Robert Earnshaw's first-half double - his first goals for the Black Country
club - cancelled out Anders Svensson's 27th-minute opener.


But Southampton's Swedish international had the last laugh as he popped up
to snatch a late point and keep Saints just one point behind 17th-placed
Baggies, who bounced back from 3-0 and 4-1 defeats against Crystal Palace
and Chelsea respectively.


"We have to consider our current form where we have conceded seven goals in
the last two games and lost a little bit of direction at the moment," said
Burrows.


"So, with all these factors put together, I thought we did very well.
Particularly in the first half and maybe the first ten or 15 minutes in the
second half.


"I was delighted with the players because they gave their all and at least
sent the fans home with something to look forward to.


"All in all they've done themselves and the club proud but it's
disappointing to have drawn having come so close to winning."


Albion had ten-man Blackburn's late leveller at Norwich to thank for keeping
them out of the bottom three after 12 games.


And the Baggies' caretaker boss believes his men have got the ingredients to
secure Premiership survival if the players can keep their minds on the job.


"I've tried to get the players to stay focused since Gary Megson left,"
Burrows added.


"The club has to keep going forward and it's my job to make sure that
happens.


"If all our best players stay healthy, we show the form we did against
Bolton, and in patches in other games, and they show the same spirit as
today (Saturday) we can stay in the Premier League.


"Plus the transfer window is coming up and we'll know where we need to
strengthen."

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Match Report
By Oliver Bhurrut

ROBERT Earnshaw's deadly double saw Albion come within three minutes of
their first win of the season on the road.

But Anders Svensson's two goals either side ensured the points were shared
in this bottom-of-the-table scrap.

Svensson gave struggling Southampton a 27th-minute lead as the Baggies
looked far from ending a 35-year wait for a victory on Saints soil.

But Earnshaw, making his third successive start, had the 3,200 sell-out
traveling Albion support singing his 'Earnie' signature tune as he opened
his account for his new club thanks to 28th and 37th-minute strikes.

But Saints' Swedish midfielder broke Baggies hearts in the 87th minute as he
fired home a last-gasp equaliser with the aid of a deflection off Paul
Robinson.

Darren Purse returned from a four-game ban to replace Thomas Gaardsoe, who
was left out altogether, as Frank Burrows made just one change to the
starting XI that lost 4-1 against Chelsea last Saturday.

But the Baggies' caretaker boss did swap Zoltan Gera, who recovered from a
stomach bug in time for the game, and Jonathan Greening onto opposite
flanks.

The first chance of the game fell to Southampton in the 13th minute as
Dexter Blackstock powered towards the penalty area and Purse's tackle
directed the ball into the path of Darren Kenton.

The Saints right-back had all the time in the world and unleashed a fierce
drive from the right-side of the box to force Russell Hoult to parry.

Albion's first shot came three minutes later when Gera drilled a 20-yard
volley well over the bar.

Robert Earnshaw tried his luck in the 23rd minute when the ball fell to him
fortuitously and he fired a low 30-yard shot just past the left-hand
upright.

The hosts then punished Albion four minutes later when they left Anders
Svensson unmarked at the back post and he latched onto Paul Telfer's
right-wing cross to head home into the far corner.

But Albion replied within a minute as Gera centred from the right and
Earnshaw got the slightest of touches on Greening's downward header to
direct the ball past Alan Blayney and bag his first goal for the club since
his 3 million move to the Black Country.

And the Wales international sent Albion's 3,200 travelling supporters into
raptures in the 37th minute.

Greening broke into the box on the left and his driven cross into the
six-yard box rebounded off Claus Lundekvam to give the pint-sized striker
the chance to smash the ball home just inside the left-hand post from ten
yards.

Gera almost added a third Baggies goal four minutes before the break when he
curled a delicious 25-yard free-kick towards the top right corner of the
goal, only for Blayney to pull off a spectacular one-handed save.

And Earnshaw came close to getting the chance to complete a first-half
hat-trick in the final minute as Kanu set Greening racing clear on the left.

The Baggies midfielder centred immediately for the former Cardiff ace, who
would have had a free shot in front of goal but just could not get a foot to
the ball.

There was still time however, for Steve Wigley's men to come within inches
of grabbing an equalizer as last week's Highbury hero Rory Delap saw
his18-yard shot loop off Andy Johnson's foot and just over the bar with
Hoult back-pedaling.

Neil Clement brought the best out of stand-in goalkeeper Blayney within 50
seconds of the restart as he blazed a vicious left-footed strike on target.

Greening again tested the Saints' stopper moments later as fired an angled
left-footed 18-yard shot towards the far top corner.

Blayney parried the ball up into the air and Jelle Van Damme looked like
heading clear but he mistimed his clearance and Earnshaw came within a
whisker of notching his third goal of the game as he instinctively connected
with an overhead kick, only to see the ball go inches wide of the open goal.

Paul Robinson made a crucial goal-saving challenge in the 66th minute as
Kevin Phillips, making his return from injury, found some space and
unleashed a goalbound shot from 15 yards.

Albion had a scare in the 70th minute as Hoult spilled Svensson's 25-yard
drive and was fortunate to have Robinson on hand to put the ball out for a
corner with the goal gaping.

Delap headed just over from Telfer's cross moments later and the Saints
began piling on the pressure.

Their efforts finally told as they grabbed a dramatic late equalizer when
Svensson drove into the box on the right and saw his cross-cum-shot deflect
off Robinson and past Hoult at the near post to break Baggies hearts.

ALBION (4-4-2): Hoult; Scimeca, Moore, Purse, Albrechtsen; Greening,
Johnson, Clement, Gera (Koumas 84); Earnshaw, Kanu (Horsfield 77). Subs not
used: Kuszczak (gk), Albrechtsen, Dyer.

SOUTHAMPTON (4-4-2): Blayney; Kenton, Jakobson (McCann 60), Lundekvam, Van
Damme; Telfer, Delap, Svensson, Nilsson (Prutton 84); Blackstock (Ormerod
63), Phillips. Subs not used: Poke (gk), Higginbotham.

BOOKINGS: SOUTHAMPTON - Blackstock (foul 34), Kenton (foul 83).

GOALS: SOUTHAMPTON - Svensson (27, 87); ALBION - Earnshaw (28,37).

REFEREE: S Bennett (Orpington).

ATTENDANCE: 31,057.

ALBION STARMAN: Darren Purse.

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'Earnie' "delighted" to get off the mark
By Oliver Bhurrut

ROBERT Earnshaw admitted he was "delighted" to fire his first ever
Premiership goals in the Baggies 2-2 draw at Southampton as he came within
three minutes of a "perfect" day.

The Wales international finally opened his Albion account at the seventh
attempt as his nine-minute first-half double looked set to have given the
visitors their first away win of the season.

Only Anders Svensson's 87th-minute deflected leveller off Paul Robinson
denied Earnshaw all the plaudits but Frank Burrows is convinced the
pint-sized striker's brace will spark the Wales international's Premiership
career.

The 23-year-old hitman said: "Scoring is the best feeling in the world.

"I'm delighted to get my first goals for the club but I'm disappointed we
didn't go on and win the game because that would have been a perfect day for
me.

"The late goal killed us because we were looking to go on and win the game
and we were so close.

"If the equaliser had been an unbelievable strike we wouldn't worry too much
about it but it looked like an own goal which makes it even more
disappointing.

"Hopefully soon we'll get that little bit of luck, we won't concede silly
goals and we'll go on and win games.

"But we can't complain because we did well today (Saturday) against a team
who did well against Arsenal last week.

"The last few weeks have been very, very good for me. I've been playing well
and today (Saturday) I finally got the goals.

"For my first goal I just stuck out my leg and it went in off my knee.

"It's a great feeling for me today and I'll just try and build on that now.

"I've hit the bar and the keeper has been saving my shots in recent weeks.

"But the main thing is I've been getting in good positions, doing well,
enjoying my game and finally it's come off."

Albion's caretaker boss handed the former Cardiff ace his third successive
start and believes if things swing in his favour he can convert last
season's stunning 27-goal tally for the Bluebirds into top-flight notches.

And Burrows even drew comparison with the Premiership's eight-goal
second-top marksman - Crystal Palace's Andy Johnson - who headed last term's
Championship scoring chart with 32 strikes.

"Those two goals will make Earnshaw a different striker now," Burrows
insisted.

"He was in a difficult position but all you can do is support him and the
players and staff have done that.

"He's been told to get into positions, work hard and do his bit for the club
and the team.

"I'll make a comparison with Andy Johnson at Palace who is seeing his shots
go in off the post at the moment whereas Robert's were hitting the post and
stopping out.

"In a different season, without exaggerating, Robert could be sitting here
with eight or nine goals.

"Centre forwards will take anything they can and I just hope those goals
give him a spark and buy him a little bit of time.

"Maybe he'll have a little run now and score some goals."

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