EPL: WBA v Liverpool, 17.30BST, The Hawthorns, 29/10/11 (0-2)

A surprisingly comfortable win for us at The Hawthorns was perhaps more notable for how poor West Brom were, but whilst we can be quite happy with the result, I doubt I am alone in thinking that this could have been an opportunity for a hatfull – but we never quite got into gear for that.

Our first came early on, after a penalty that was dispatched by Charlie Adam. Suarez had the ball in the box, but was blocked off and put to ground by the defender. What was odd was that The Ref initially did not blow, but the assistant flagged, and then he blew and awarded the penalty. Aside from the fact that we scored, the home fans did not react well to that.

The second goal came as a result of a West Brom giving the ball away in midfield, which led to a ball into Suarez, wide right, who played in Andy Carroll, who was one-on-one with the keeper. A heavy and poor first touch almost ruined the opportunity, but Carroll made up for it by getting the outside of his left boot to the ball before the advancing Foster, to make it 0-2.

The second half was a stroll for us, where the now usual mixture of so-so efforts on goal, decent saves, as well as a number of off-side decisions that we should have avoided, and then, finally, hitting the post (Downing) meant that we did not add to the scoreline, whilst West Brom hardly looked like getting a goal at all.

It should be noted that we had a mid-week match, and West Brom didn’t, yet we were still so much better than them, whilst appearing to coast a little.

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