Sport West Brom 2 Brighton and Hove Albion 0: Set-piece specials end league win drought

19:10  13 january  2018
19:10  13 january  2018 Source:   goal.com

No bids yet for Evans says Pardew

  No bids yet for Evans says Pardew Alan Pardew says that West Brom have yet to receive an official offer for Jonny Evans. The Albion club captain has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months including Everton, Arsenal and former club Manchester United, and he was heavily linked with Manchester City last summer. The Northern Ireland international has just 18 months left on his current deal at the Hawthorns, and although the club haven’t received an offer yet, Pardew has admitted that the club have made plans for life without Evans. When asked whether West Brom would retain Evans, Pardew said; “It is very much about the bid coming first because there is so much speculation.” “We need to see a bid and we haven’t seen a bid so all I can report is the facts. We haven’t received a bid so Jonny stays here.” Pardew also revealed that the club would have “no problem” with offering a new deal to Evans, but that he would not be involved in potential financial negotiations. He added; “We would give Jonny a new deal – there is no problem about that. I think he is very much aware of that.” “I think it is about the player and the club coming to an agreement. I don’t do that side of the finance but of course we want to keep our best players.” West Brom will need to keep Evans for as long as possible if they are to remain in the Premier League for next season. They are currently on a 20-game winless run in the Premier League, while languishing in 19th place in the league table.

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West Brom ended their miserable Premier League run on Saturday, beating Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at the Hawthorns to record their first league triumph in 21 games.

Having won their two opening games of the season, the Baggies soon fell apart, leading to the sacking of Tony Pulis.

The appointment of Alan Pardew failed to spark an immediate turnaround, West Brom lurching into a winless run so long that only the miserable 2007-08 Derby County team possess a longer drought in Premier League history.

Pardew secured his first victory in all competitions at Exeter City in the FA Cup last week, and the visit of the Seagulls offered a fine chance to get on a roll - Chris Hughton's men have now failed to score in nine league games on the road this term.

Rangers sign Martin on loan

  Rangers sign Martin on loan Norwich City have confirmed that defender Russell Martin has joined Rangers on loan until the end of the season. Martin has signed a deal with Rangers, after completing his medical on Tuesday and agreed personal terms with the Glasgow-based side. Twitter: Russell Martin has joined Rangers on loan until the end of the season https://t.co/C8zOHIQM3G All the best for t… https://t.co/isEntMXSXS (@NorwichCityFC) The central defender has played his whole career in England, with a switch to Scotland a change of scenery for the 32-year-old. Martin has fallen out of favour under Norwich head coach Daniel Farke and has not featured since August. His last appearance for the club came in a 4-0 drubbing against Millwall at the end of the last transfer window, with Rangers now offering him a way out. The Scottish international is Norwich’s club captain, with that mantle set to pass over to Ivo Pinto. The Portuguese right-back has captained Norwich since Martin was frozen out of the side.

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With that in mind, victory will have been in the hosts' thoughts as soon as the in-demand Jonny Evans headed them into a fourth-minute lead - the Northern Ireland defender showing the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City his value at both ends of the pitch.

The Baggies should have been given a first-half penalty for a blatant Glenn Murray handball, but they kept at their task and Craig Dawson gave them a cushion early in the second half.

Pardew's men remain second-bottom in the table, but have closed to within two points of 17th-place Bournemouth, who visit Arsenal on Sunday. Despite the defeat, Brighton are still three points above the drop zone, but their toothless away form will concern Hughton.

The Baggies had scored just twice in their previous four home games, but found the net on their first foray forward in the fourth minute.

Why Alan Pardew is the man to get the best out of West Brom's squad

  Why Alan Pardew is the man to get the best out of West Brom's squad West Brom fans have been patient with Alan Pardew. Performances on the pitch have improved and his level-headed honesty has been appreciated. However, the 2-0 win last weekend at home to Brighton was a little overdue. In the current climate, you wouldn’t blame anyone for speculating Pardew’s future already ! That first win was vitally important as it was the validation Baggies fans needed that Pardew is the man for the job. West Brom fans know better than anyone that you don’t get points for playing well. The question is, then, what next for Pardew? We are pretty much halfway through the transfer window and West Brom appear to have made their position clear; they must sell to buy. Unsurprisingly, a few of the ‘big clubs’ are circling Jonny Evans and there has even been speculation that Pardew is willing to let Oliver Burke, who hasn’t looked like a £15 million man just yet, leave, Albion continue to be linked with strikers all around the world and, most recently, have enquired for Tom Cairney to fill the gaping attacking-midfielder hole that has limited them this season, leaving the forward players isolated. All Pardew can do now is keep going. He has made it very clear that Albion will not sell Evans at a time that makes reinvestment difficult. Pardew has the squad to avoid relegation and it seems that his players are settling into his system and, most importantly, grinding out results.

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Matt Phillips' right-wing corner was flicked on at the near post by Jay Rodriguez, catching out Brighton's defence as Evans charged in at the back post to stretch and head home.

An unmarked Dawson headed off target from another Phillips delivery five minutes later and the winger then blasted wide from 30 yards as the hosts kept pressure on Mat Ryan's goal.

Referee Martin Atkinson had the benefit of VAR assistance as he officiated the EFL Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Arsenal earlier in the week and Pardew may have lamented the technology's absence on the half-hour mark as Murray blatantly blocked Phillips' shot with both arms, only for Atkinson to wave away penalty appeals.

Dawson was in the thick of the action at either end before the break, bravely blocking Lewis Dunk's shot before wasting a one-on-one chance at the other shortly after, Ryan closing the angles sharply.

But the defender would not be denied when presented with a more familiar chance 10 minutes after the interval, Dawson rising above Gaetan Bong to meet Chris Brunt's left-wing set-piece with a downward header that bounced over those guarding the goal-line and in.

Anthony Knockaert blazed Brighton's most presentable chance over, after Ben Foster had come charging off his line, while goalscorers Dawson and Evans had to be withdrawn with apparent injuries, but Pardew was able to celebrate a fine win that could provide the Baggies' season with the launchpad it badly needs.

Batshuayi could leave this month says Conte .
Michy Batshuayi could leave the club on loan this month, according to head coach Antonio Conte. As reported by Goal, Conte admitted that he would be happy to keep the Belgian, but admitted that the striker may push for a move. “For me, Michy is a Chelsea player and in my mind there is the will to continue to work with him and to try to improve. Then I don’t know if the player decides to take other solution or if he wants to play with regularity. You don’t know, it can happen.” Batshuayi has been unable to hold down a regular place in Conte’s plans this season but impressed against Brighton in his first Premier League start of the season. The striker played a key role in Chelsea’s 4-0 win despite not getting on the scoresheet. Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for a striker this month and it is believed the club will continue with their ‘one in, one out’ policy. Moves for Edin Dzeko, Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and even Ashley Barnes have been discussed. Conte is known to be in the market for a target man to provide greater competition for Alvaro Morata. Chelsea will only sanction a loan deal for Batshuayi is a third striker is brought into the club this month.

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