As it happened: West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Queens Park Rangers: Baggies come from behind to snatch all three points against Hoops
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21:59a month ago


The referee blows for the end of the match and what a contest we had! 

West Brom were dangerous through the majority of the match and it was only a matter of time that they broke through. Dieng's howler was a slice of luck, but Grant's winner was thoroughly deserved.

QPR will lament the lack of chances following Gray's quick-fire opener and they continue their poor record at the Hawthorns, having not tasted victory outside of the top flight in the West Midlands since 1999.

That's all from me. Don't forget to stay with VAVEL for more coverage of this match and all of the weekend's action across the Premier League was well as the EFL!

This is John Lupo saying take care for now and thank you for joining me!

21:54a month ago

Hugill booked

90'+3 The Baggies sub has his name taken.
21:54a month ago

West Brom substitution

90'+1 Grant comes off for Kean Bryan. His goal is the difference right now.
21:53a month ago

Six extra minutes

The fourth official signals for six minutes of stoppage time.
21:52a month ago

West Brom go in front!

GOAL! 88' Hugill's deft touch finds Robinson, who moves the ball onto Grant and he fires across Dieng and into the back of the net!
21:51a month ago

Dieng saves!

87' The QPR keeper beats away a close-range effort from Darnell Furlong.
21:49a month ago

QPR yellow card!

86' Kakay is cautioned after dragging down Grant. 
21:47a month ago

Barrow, Coventry victorious

The Bluebirds hang on to defeat Newport and move up to eighth in the EFL League Two table.

Meanwhile, Coventry are the new EFL Championship leaders after a thorough 3-0 victory over Peterborough.

21:44a month ago

West Brom nearly in front!

82' Livermore knocks Hugill off his feet with a powerful drive and though he manages to collect the rebound, he is quickly crowded out, meaning he can only skew wide.
21:43a month ago

Double change for the Hoops!

78' Osman Kakay replaces Jordy de Wijs while an injured Stefan Johansen limps off and Andre Dozzell takes his place.
21:36a month ago

Baggies level!

GOAL! 75' Grant receives the ball on the left-hand side and he rifles one that Dieng bundles over! A massive error from the QPR goalkeeper there.
21:32a month ago

QPR almost double their lead!

73' Johnstone spares West Brom's blushes as he holds Chair's shot. 
21:26a month ago

Barrow in front!

Josh Gordon has given the hosts a 2-1 lead in the 78th minute.
21:25a month ago

QPR substitution

66' Mark Warburton is looking to freshen things up as he brings on Landon Dykes to partner with Gray up front as Josh Willock is coming off.
21:23a month ago

Coventry rolling!

Gyokeres grabs a second and Coventry's third as they look on their way to all three points.
21:23a month ago

Barrow level!

The Bluebirds have equalized against Newport in the 63rd minute courtesy of Josh Kay.
21:22a month ago

Johnstone to the rescue!

61'  Good stop from the West Brom goalkeeper as he pushes Moses Odubajo's fierce drive over the bar with one hand at the expense of a corner.
21:21a month ago

Coventry double their advantage!

Viktor Gyokeres has given the hosts a 2-0 lead in the 61st minute.
21:20a month ago

Coventry into the lead!

At the Ricoh Arena, Gustavo Hamer has fired the Sky Blues into a 57th-minute lead against Peterborough.
21:19a month ago

West Brom double substitution

54' Two changes for the Baggies as Jordan Hugill and Callum Robinson replace Phillips and Diangana.
21:18a month ago

Match restarts!

We are back underway.
20:48a month ago


HT We have reached the break as QPR maintain their lead despite not having many chances after the goal by Gray. West Brom have fancied some half-chances, but nothing clear-cut, though they look the likelier to grab the next goal.

We will be back shortly for the second half.

20:46a month ago

Baggies go close again!

43' After Rob Dickie concedes a corner, Phillips takes it and the ball is kept alive for Jake Livermore at the back post to head over.
20:38a month ago

Brilliant save!

36' Dieng comes to the Hoops' rescue as he pushes away an Adam Reach header from point-blank range.
20:30a month ago

Rare QPR attack

29' The West Brom back-line has been rock-solid since the goal and the visitors are struggling to mount any sort of a threat.
20:29a month ago

Chance for West Brom!

20' Matt Phillips passes to Darnell Furlong, who takes advantage of the space given to him by Yoann Barbet and he puts the ball across the face of goal, but no one arrives on time.
20:16a month ago

QPR defense under pressure

14' Diangana turns provider and feeds Karlan Grant, who fires a shot straight at Hoops goalkeeper Seny Dieng.
20:15a month ago

Another chance for the hosts!

12' Diangana is causing major problems for the QPR defense as he skips into the box, but scuffs his shot.
20:14a month ago

West Brom nearly level!

4' The Baggies come within a whisker of an equalizer as Grady Diangana sends one across the face of goal wide of the right-hand upright. 
20:08a month ago

QPR into the lead!

GOAL! 1' Andre Gray gets behind the West Brom back-line, takes a pass from Moses Adubajo and draws Sam Johnstone off his line and beats him with a low strike. 
19:58a month ago

Newport take the lead!

The Exiles are in front at Barrow courtesy of an 11th-minute goal by Finn Azaz.
19:47a month ago
There are two other matches being played across the EFL on this Friday.

In the Championship, fifth-place Coventry City welcome fourth-from-bottom Peterborough United at the Ricoh Arena.

In League Two, mid-table sides Barrow and Newport County clash at Holker Street.

19:38a month ago

Other action

Valerien Ismael has made one change to the Baggies side that drew against Preston as Karlan Grant is back into the starting XI in the place of former QPR loanee Jordan Hugill, who joins Callum Robinson on the bench.

Kean Bryan is named among the substitutes for the first time, in the place of Caleb Taylor.

It means that Conor Townsend and Adam Reach remain at centre back and wing back respectively.

Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend, Reach; Livermore, Mowatt, Phillips, Diangana, Grant

19:34a month ago

West Brom team news

Sam McCallum is out injured, so Jimmy Dunne starts at centre-back, with Yoann Barnet switching to the left flank. Andre Gray starts up front. Both Charlie Austin and Lyndon Dykes are on the bench.

Dieng; Dickie, De Wijs, Dunne; Odubajo, Johansen, Ball, Barbet; Chair, Willock; Gray.

19:32a month ago

QPR team news

That about wraps up coverage for now. I will be back as we get closer to kick-off with team news, line-ups and of course, the match itself.

This is John Lupo saying stay here with VAVEL and take care for now!

09:45a month ago

That's all for now!

The match will be shown on Sky Sports and Sky Sports Football. Coverage begins at 7:30pm with kick-off set for 8pm.

If you can't watch, stay here with me for all of the action!

09:40a month ago

How to watch

Matt Clarke is tied for second on the squad with two goals and his leveler against Preston last weekend salvaged a point for the Baggies.
09:35a month ago

West Bromwich Albion player to watch

Chris Willock has been one of the Hoops standout players so far and he delivered another terrific performance in the defeat to Bristol City.
09:30a month ago

QPR player to watch

On July 22nd, 2020 the two sides played out a 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns that saw West Brom clinch promotion to the Premier League on the season's final day.

Ryan Manning gave QPR a 34th-minute lead only to see Grady Diangana equalize ten minutes later. Callum Robinson put the hosts in front five minutes after the restart with Eberechi Eze leveled on 61 minutes.

09:25a month ago

Previous meeting

Johnstone; Townsend, Bartley, Ajayi; Reach, Mowatt, Livermore, Furlong; Diangana, Phillips; Robinson
09:20a month ago

West Bromwich Albion predicted line-up

Dieng; Dickie, De Wijs, Barbett; McCallum, Dozzell, Johansen, Odubajo; Chair, Willock; Austin
09:15a month ago

QPR predicted line-ups

The Baggies drew with Preston North End, their third successive draw that saw them slip to third in the Championship table, trailing Fulham but above Coventry City on goal difference.
09:10a month ago

West Bromwich Albion recent form

The Hoops are coming off of a 2-1 at home to Bristol City that saw their winless run extended to three. They did upset Everton in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday in a penalty shootout.
09:05a month ago

QPR recent form

Hello and welcome to VAVEL's live coverage of this EFL Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers.

My name is John Lupo and I will be guiding you through all of the action as two promotion contenders clash Friday night at The Hawthorns.

09:00a month ago