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Summary

  1. Rondon starts as West Brom are unchanged
  2. Oghalo on bench as Watford make four changes

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FULL-TIME

West Brom 3-1 Watford

It's all over and West Brom move up to sixth after a third win in four league games following a win over a Watford side who went down to 10 men late on.

Follow reaction here.

GOAL - West Brom 3-1 Watford

Matt Phillips

Game over. Matt Phillips has been threatening a goal all game and eventually scores. He plays a neat one-two with Darren Fletcher before going on to send a lovely left-footed shot low into the bottom corner.

Matt Phillips celebrates
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RED CARD - Roberto Pereyra

West Brom 2-1 Watford

West Brom are being forced into some last-ditch defending here as keeper Ben Foster again comes to their rescue. 

Shortly after the two sets of players clash after James McClean kicks the ball into Roberto Pereyra and runs into the floored midfielder. Pereyra reacts angrily, causing a melee, and - after the dust has settled - gets his marching orders. McClean gets a yellow for his part.

Watford down to 10 men.

Watford player shown a red card
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SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 2-1 Watford

Chris Brunt is deservedly applauded off as he makes way for James McClean.

Chris Brunt applauded
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West Brom 2-1 Watford

Roberto Pereyra is played through on goal and Watford fans sense an equaliser but Baggies keeper Ben Foster makes a great save at the midfielder's feet to deny the visitors. 

Ben Foster saves
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SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 2-1 Watford

West Brom bring on record signing Nacer Chadli for James Morrison and Watford introduce striker Odion Ighalo for right-back Juan Zuniga. Good attacking intent from both sides.

West Brom 2-1 Watford

West Brom boss Tony Pulis is urging his side forward in search of a third goal and Matt Phillips almost obliges as he curls a shot just wide.

The two managers talk to the fourth official
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West Brom 2-1 Watford

Plenty of possession for Watford so far in the second half - and they have a goal to show for it.

One more needed for the Hornets, though.

Watford
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GOAL - West Brom 2-1 Watford

Christian Kabasele

West Brom keeper Ben Foster is at his acrobatic best to tip a header from team-mate Gareth McAuley over the bar. From the resulting corner, Troy Deeney plays the ball back across the box and Christian Kabasele is on hand to sidefoot in. Game on.

Watford get a goal back
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'More goals there for West Brom'

West Brom 2-0 Watford

Jason Roberts

Former West Brom striker on Final Score

The most important thing for West Brom is they are consistently scoring goals now. You know you'll get a resolute performance but now you're getting goals. I think there's more goals there for them today.

Ball hits the back of the net for west brom
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West Brom 2-0 Watford

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, who looks like he is having his arm held by Christian Kabasele, fails to get the right contact with a cross as he fails to get his shot on target just before an Etienne Capoue tackle denies Chris Brunt at the far post at the end of another Baggies attack.

Two players come together
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CLOSE!

West Brom 2-0 Watford

Troy Deeney has his 100th Watford goal in his sights as a Nordin Amrabat cross comes over to the far post but Baggies defender Gareth McAuley has other ideas as he blocks the striker's close-range volley.

Troy Deeney shoots
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West Brom 2-0 Watford

James Morrison almost adds to West Brom's lead. Chris Brunt - yes him again - whips in a cross which Morrison sweeps just over.

West Brom 2-0 Watford

Watford were out for the second half a few minutes before West Brom so does that mean they are eager to turn this game around? Let's find out...

Watford out for second half
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West Brom 2-0 Watford

Okaka
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Stefano Okaka is having a bit of a rough time of it up top for Watford. His touches have come in very harmless positions, and just one of his four attempted passes in the first half has been successful.

HALF-TIME

West Brom 2-0 Watford

West Brom have stayed strong at the back and taken advantage of their set-pieces to lead at the break against Watford. Classic Tony Pulis.

Tony Pulis
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West Brom 2-0 Watford

Nordin Amrabat has switched from the left to the right flank and he sends in a low cross which is just behind Watford striker Stefano Okaka. Nothing is going right for the Hornets so far.

West Brom 2-0 Watford

As the table stands, West brom are sixth. Did you hear that Baggies fans - sixth.

'The Hornets now have it all to do'

West Brom 2-0 Watford

Alex Scott

Arsenal Ladies & England right-back on Final Score

How important are set plays? It was a well-worked free-kick with great movement, though the wicked deflection was harsh on Watford. The Hornets now have it all to do.

Chris Brunt scores for West Brom
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GOAL - West Brom 2-0 Watford

Chris Brunt

James Morrison rolls a free-kick from a central position into the path of Chris Brunt and he powers a low 25-yard shot at goal which goes in via a wicked deflection off Watford defender Juan Zuniga.

Chris Brunt scores
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West Brom 1-0 Watford

Watford defender Christian Kabasele gets a close-up view of Baggies striker Salomon Rondon's boot as the pair challenge for the ball. He's ok to carry on and the referee takes no action against Rondon.  

West Brom 1-0 Watford

The home side can only clear a ball to Nordin Amrabat, whose shot looks to be on target but his effort hits team-mate Stefano Okaka as he fails to get out of the way quick enough.

West Brom 1-0 Watford

1 - WBA have scored the most goals from corners this season in the Premier League (7), while Watford have conceded the most (8). Expected.

West Brom 1-0 Watford

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Has that West Brom goal come against the run of play?

Possibly...

The image above shows the average position of the players on both sides so far - the Baggies have been much deeper.

West Brom 1-0 Watford

Jason Roberts

Former West Brom striker on Final Score

It's a wonderful West Brom set-piece. Two runners made their way to the near post, which distracted the entire Watford defence. And Evans was able to get head and shoulders above everyone to head home.

Jonny Evans scores
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GOAL - West Brom 1-0 Watford

Jonny Evans

West Brom are the set-piece masters and they emphasise that by taking the lead from a corner. Chris Brunt delievers the ball to the far post where Evans nods in. Simple but effective.

jonny Evans celebrates
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YELLOW CARD

West Brom 0-0 Watford

Claudio Yacob plays a dodgy pass to centre-back Gareth McAuley and almost lets Nordin Amrabat have a clear run on goal. McAuley brings down the Hornets winger and gets a yellow for his troubles.  

West Brom 0-0 Watford

The Baggies have their first shot on goal as Matt Phillips tries to curl an effort into the top corner but sends his 25-yard strike high and wide.

West Brom 0-0 Watford

Watford have started strongly. A free-kick for the visitors falls to Etienne Capoue just inside the box and he sends his effort well over.

West Brom 0-0 Watford

A familiar sight at West Brom these days - plenty of empty seats.

'The Baggies have found ways of scoring goals'

West Brom v Watford (15:00 GMT)

Alex Scott

Arsenal Ladies & England right-back on Final Score

West Brom are the team in the league who have scored the most from corners. That means that even if in some games they haven't played well they have still found ways of scoring goals.

West Brom 0-0 Watford

Is West Brom keeper Ben Foster on his guard? Yes. He gets a wake-up call when Nordin Amrabat fizzes a shot at his goal and he's forced to tip it over.

'The best Troy I can be'

West Brom 0-0 Watford

Watford captain Troy Deeney, whose career was disrupted when he was convicted for affray in 2012, discusses his life in and out of football.

‘It’s about being the best Troy I can be’

West Brom 0-0 Watford

Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes is the only Brazilian on the pitch today and he cuts an emotional figure during the minute's silence before we get under way...

A minute's silence

West Brom 0-0 Watford

A minute's silence is being held in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died on Monday.

Football's world governing body Fifa also requested that all players wear black armbands in remembrance.

Nineteen players and coaching staff were among the 71 who died when the Brazilian team's plane crashed.

The team were heading to Colombia for the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the biggest game in the club's history.

Fans are reminded there will be a minute's silence ahead of kick-off for @ChapecoenseReal #WBAWAT

Fans are reminded there will be a minute's silence ahead of kick-off for @ChapecoenseReal #WBAWAT

Lawro v Vine

Lawro's predictions

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Lawro's opponent for this week's fixtures is comedian Tim Vine.

Vine is a Sutton United fan who is looking forward to their FA Cup second-round tie at home to Cheltenham Town on Saturday (15:00 GMT).

Vine reckons this game will be a 1-1 draw.

You can make your Premier League predictions now, compare them with those of Lawro and other fans, and try to take your team to the top of the leaderboard by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game. Click right here to be magically taken there.

'We still need to grow'

West Brom v Watford (15:00 GMT)

Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri: "West Bromwich is a club that is doing very well and the results speak for themselves.

"Because of the way that they play, it's very difficult for every team that plays against them to perform well.

"We still need to grow, especially to avoid these ups and downs that the team has had throughout the season." 

Walter Mazzarri
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'That's the way to do it'

West Brom v Watford (15:00 GMT)

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis: "It's still very early in the season. We've got a very tough game against Watford, who I'd expect a reaction from.

"We will respect Watford as much as we would Chelsea or Arsenal. That's the way you do it.

"Home form is vital. I want the players to go out there and express themselves." 

Tony Pulis
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View from the gantry

West Brom v Watford (15:00 GMT)

Conor McNamara

BBC MOTD commentator

He's known for being a specialist in avoiding relegation, but could this be the first Premier League season that Tony Pulis finishes in the top half of the table?

West Brom entered November on a run of one win from their previous 10 games in all competitions. Since then a couple of wins and a draw have seen the Baggies rocket from 17th up to ninth.

Watford are enjoying their best start to a top-flight campaign since the heady days of Graham Taylor in the mid-1980s.

But West Brom have unfinished business against the Hornets. Back in April,Heurelho Gomes saved two penalties at The Hawthorns as Watford won 1-0.

Team news

West Brom v Watford (15:00 GMT)

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon was a doubt with tonsilitis but he starts as Baggies boss Tony Pulis names an unchanged side from the draw against Hull last time out.

West Brom XI: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom, Fletcher, Yacob, Brunt, Morrison, Phillips, Rondon. 

West Brom
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Watford suffered a disappointing defeat by Stoke in their last league match and manager Walter Mazzarri makes four changes as Christian Kabasele, Juan Zuniga, Adlene Guedioura and Stefano Okaka replace the injured Younes Kaboul and Daryl Janmaat plus suspended duo Miguel Britos and Valon Behrami. Okaka is making his first start for the Hornets.

Watford XI: Gomes, Holebas, Kabasele, Prodl, Zuniga, Amrabat, Guedioura, Capoue, Pereyra, Okaka, Deeney.

Watford
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