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West Bromwich Albion 4-1 Leeds United: Baggies score four second-half goals to win

Matt Phillips scores for West Brom
West Brom's Matt Phillips (number 10) watches his long-range shot go in

West Bromwich Albion scored four second-half goals to thrash Leeds and stop them returning to the top of the Championship.

After having the better of the first half, Hal Robson-Kanu drilled low into the far corner to give the hosts a deserved lead.

Matt Phillips beat Bailey Peacock-Farrell from outside the area to double the home side's advantage and it was 3-0 when Harvey Barnes guided home when put through on goal.

Substitute Dwight Gayle backheeled in the Baggies' fourth to mark his return from injury, with Pablo Hernandez's looping header in injury time no more than a consolation for Leeds.

A first win in five for Darren Moore's side moves them up to fifth, while Leeds are third and three points behind new leaders Norwich.

Leeds had 72% of possession but managed only three shots on target, with Mateusz Klich seeing a first-half effort beaten away by Sam Johnstone.

West Brom's opener came just moments after Kemar Roofe had a penalty appeal rejected after going down under Craig Dawson's challenge.

Peacock-Farrell got a touch to Phillips' long-range effort but failed to push it clear and Leeds then folded, with Gayle's cheeky finish coming after the excellent Jay Rodriguez's shot was saved into his path.

Hernandez's stoppage-time goal denied the victors only a second league clean sheet of the season, but the Baggies have scored four or more goals in five matches in 2018-19.

West Brom head coach Darren Moore told BBC WM:

"It was a worthy three points. Everyone played their part and did very well.

"From the first minute we set about it and wanted to win the game.

"When the opportunities do come, we know we've got players in those areas of the pitch that can score goals."

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa:

"I feel responsible for this loss. We knew the features of the opponent was that they needed spaces to attack.

In order to prevent the opponent from counter attacking we had not to lose the ball when we played out.

"We worked on this to prevent this from happening. If the opposite of what I designed happened I am responsible for it. What I could say is the score was a little bit too much."

Line-ups

West Brom

  • 1Johnstone
  • 24Adarabioyo
  • 25Dawson
  • 26Hegazi
  • 3GibbsSubstituted forMearsat 88'minutes
  • 8LivermoreBooked at 55mins
  • 7Morrison
  • 10PhillipsSubstituted forHarperat 90+2'minutes
  • 15Barnes
  • 4Robson-KanuBooked at 64minsSubstituted forGayleat 80'minutes
  • 19Rodriguez

Substitutes

  • 6Sako
  • 12Mears
  • 13Myhill
  • 16Gayle
  • 18Barry
  • 22Hoolahan
  • 34Harper

Leeds

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 15Dallas
  • 18Jansson
  • 6Cooper
  • 3DouglasSubstituted forHarrisonat 73'minutes
  • 23Phillips
  • 19Hernández
  • 43KlichSubstituted forSáizat 78'minutes
  • 4Forshaw
  • 10Alioski
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forRobertsat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Roberts
  • 14Sáiz
  • 22Harrison
  • 27Blackman
  • 34Baker
  • 40Davis
  • 46Shackleton
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
25,661

Match Stats

Home TeamWest BromAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home20
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 4, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 4, Leeds United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Rekeem Harper replaces Matt Phillips.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 4, Leeds United 1. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.

Attempt blocked. Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United).

Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Tyrone Mears replaces Kieran Gibbs.

Offside, Leeds United. Adam Forshaw tries a through ball, but Jack Harrison is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 4, Leeds United 0. Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 3, Leeds United 0. Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tosin Adarabioyo.

Attempt missed. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Dwight Gayle replaces Hal Robson-Kanu.

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Samuel Sáiz replaces Mateusz Klich.

Attempt missed. Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Phillips with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Kieran Gibbs (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jack Harrison replaces Barry Douglas.

Attempt missed. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Forshaw with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay Rodriguez.

Attempt blocked. Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Morrison.

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 2, Leeds United 0. Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Tyler Roberts replaces Kemar Roofe.

Attempt missed. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

Booking

Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Adam Forshaw (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).

Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich1710342820833
2Middlesbrough178721981131
3Leeds1786329171230
4Sheff Utd179352719830
5West Brom1784537251228
6Derby178452520528
7Nottm Forest176922316727
8Swansea177551913626
9Blackburn176832021-126
10QPR178271822-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham175932320324
13Bristol City176472019122
14Stoke175751920-122
15Brentford175662723421
16Wigan176291926-720
17Sheff Wed175572130-920
18Preston174672630-418
19Rotherham174671423-918
20Reading174492429-516
21Millwall174492229-716
22Hull174491624-816
23Bolton174491123-1216
24Ipswich171881428-1411
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