West Brom Beat Leicester 3-0 – Keep Pressure On Newcastle


West Brom had a good 3-0 win at home this afternoon against Leicester City,  and are now just single point behind Newcastle on 82 points after they completed 41 games played.

Roberto DeMatteo and Chris Hughton – automatic promotion pair?
Chris is telling Roberto how big his bonus is if promotion realized  😀

Goals from James Morrison on 38 minutes and a couple from Robert Koran on 45 and 85 minutes was enough to give the Baggies a comfortable home win against a decent side, although that was Leicester’s fourth consecutive defeat.

Leicester now lie in the final (6th place) playoff  position, with Blackpool just a single point behind, but a better goal difference after both clubs have played 41 games. It’s going to be close – for sure.

So it was not a pleasant return to The Hawthorns for former West Brom assistant and caretaker manager Nigel Pearson, who also recently held the same positions at Newcastle United. Nigel of course only last season got Leicester City promoted from League One.

The win also improves  WBA’s goal difference to 38, just 8 behind that of Newcastle, so hopefully our lads can get a decent win tomorrow at Peterborough.

Newcastle do have 2 games in hand, but the win puts WBA 12 points head of Nottingham Forest who are in 3rd place, although Forest now have a game in hand, which they will play at Bristol City tomorrow afternoon.

It’s starting to look like the two relegated clubs form the Premiership last season  will soon seal automatic promotion,  but hopefully the Magpies can win the league.

Newcastle play at Peterborough tomorrow afternoon and back at home against The Blades on Monday night.

88 points is the maximum points Forest can now get by winning their remaining 6 games and Newcastle are already on 83 points with a game in hand on Forest, and WBA are on 82 points with a game extra played than Forest.

But all the Newcastle are now thinking about is getting all 3 points tomorrow afternoon at Peterborough. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.


15 comments so far

  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 2, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Forget Forest, they are in the play offs, have been since last Monday! We need to keep the eyes focussed on 100 points so we can stay ahead of WBA & win this league comfortably. So let’s not hear about Forest again, Ed!

    Our biggest hurdle to hanging onto this the top spot is the ever improving Blackpool who now have Leicester in their sights after today and will be looking to do the double over us at St James’.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 2, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #2

    fraser forster sent off

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #3

    i know tis random, but was quite funny for a champ man 2010 advert.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-bb456k7FU

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  • baro

    Apr 2, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #4

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6071150,00.html

    We are reportedly very,very interested in Alan Hutton on loan to mackems.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 2, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #5

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/leagues/championship/newcastleunited/7547824/Kevin-Nolan-hails-Chris-Hughtons-Newcastle-revolution-as-promotion-beckons.html

    best article i have seen for a while giving us an insight to whats happening.

    hope we are after hutton, he is class

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  • baro

    Apr 2, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Geordie-Gerrard7

    Ya that is a very good feeling article,very good article. Kevin Nolan really deserves that captain band, hope he and Newcastle whole team keeps everything up, its been a awesome season.

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  • baro

    Apr 2, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Really right now i don’t care if West Brom keep winning, as long as we keep winning, which we are really in the mood to just never loose again especially at home, in front of 40-000 to 50-000 fans. Do you guys think the last home game of the season which is at Ipswich will be over 50-000 sell out? Really hope so, to make the players want to win more and bring Newcastle where we really belong.

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  • baro

    Apr 2, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #8

    ————————Harper————————–

    R.Taylor—–Willi————-Colo—-Jose——

    Routledge—Guthrie——Barton——Jonas—-

    —————————-Nolan———————-
    ——————Lovenkrands———————–

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  • baro

    Apr 2, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #9

    ————————Harper————————–

    R.Taylor—–Willi————-Colo—-Jose

    Routledge—Guthrie——Nolan——Jonas

    ————Lovenkrands——Ameobi———

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  • baro

    Apr 2, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #10

    I think we can get some more goals if R.Taylor plays instead of Simpson. R.Taylor has awesome deliveries. Crosses and free kicks, created some of our goals.

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  • DJG

    Apr 2, 2010 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Leicester have really started to bottle it in the last few weeks. At this rate they will miss out on the playoffs.

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  • baro

    Apr 3, 2010 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #12

    DJG

    i would want swansea to promote.

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  • baro

    Apr 3, 2010 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #13

    Will there be any links for the game?

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  • chuck

    Apr 3, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    Comment #14

    lookin for a win today

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  • GeordieBean

    Apr 3, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #15

    looking 4 a win today lads 🙂 any links today?

    this should be the line up 🙂
    ———————krul———————————-

    R.Tay———-Kadar———-M.Will———J.Enr

    Rout———–barton———-Smudge——-Jonas

    —————-ameobi————-loven—————

    subs:-Harp, Colo,tozer, Guthrie, Nolan,Ranger,best

    HOWAY THE LADS 🙂 😛 😀

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