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Category: West Bromwich Albion

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West Brom appoint Slaven Bilic as manager on two-year contract

• Former West Ham manager gets job at Championship club• Club determined to return to Premier League, Bilic saysSlaven Bilic has been named as the manager of West Brom, the Championship club have announced.The former West Ham and Croatia manager has ag…

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Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

Club accounts for 2017-18 show Manchester United spent the most on wages while champions Manchester City had the third-highest billFinancial figures for 2017-18, for the 20 clubs who were in the Premier League during that season. All details from the m…

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West Brom want Chris Hughton talks over manager’s job after play-off exit

• Hughton was sacked by Brighton on Monday• West Brom considering other options including JokanovicWest Bromwich Albion plan to meet Chris Hughton next week to discuss the possibility of him becoming their manager. Hughton is out of work after surprisi…

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Aston Villa beat West Brom on penalties to reach Championship play-off final

Aston Villa have a shot at redemption. Twelve months on from their play-off final defeat against Fulham, Villa are back at Wembley and 90 minutes from a return to the Premier League after a long, fraught and draining contest ended with Dean Smith’s sid…

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West Brom v Aston Villa: Championship play-off semi-final, second leg – live!

Play-off semi-final updates from The Hawthorns (first leg: 1-2)Special report on abuse towards grassroots football referees Premier League: our writers’ review | Big quiz of the seasonAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 7.25pm BST A gentle…

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Advantage Aston Villa after Tammy Abraham penalty downs West Brom

West Bromwich Albion discovered the wild and violent mood-swings of the play-offs after two goals in three minutes gave Aston Villa a 2-1 victory in the first leg of their semi-final.West Brom had frustrated Villa for 75 minutes, protecting Dwight Gayl…

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Aston Villa v West Brom: Championship play-off semi-final, first leg – live!

Latest updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-offVilla Park will be rocking for derby, says SmithGet in touch! Email Scott with your thoughts 11.34am BST Aston Villa: Steer, Elmohamady, Tuanzebe, Mings, Taylor, Whelan, McGinn, Grealish, Adomah, El Ghazi, Ab…

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Villa Park will be ‘rocking’ for play-off derby with West Brom, says Dean Smith

• West Brom-born Smith is a lifelong Aston Villa fan• Villa manager says their opponents are favouritesAs a lifelong Aston Villa supporter Dean Smith knows his history. “I’m not sure about that,” the Villa manager replied when asked whether Saturday’s …

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Derby’s Harry Wilson spot on to seal play-off place against West Brom

Such has been the expectation placed on Derby County over the last few years, you might expect a play-off place to be the minimum asked of Frank Lampard’s side. But in reality the confirmation of their top-six spot, achieved by this 3-1 win over West B…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Leicester can test City but Liverpool face a challenge of their own, it’s all or nothing for Cardiff and Watford need to regroupFollowing the disappointment of their reasonably heroic Champions League defeat at Barcelona, Liverpool must rouse themselve…

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Daniel Farke in the saddle as Norwich gallop to the finishing line | Stuart James

Despite a limited budget, Norwich top an unpredictable Championship and are heading for promotionThe standout line in a story about Daniel Farke, the Norwich City manager, on the Pink ’Un website this week was found in the penultimate paragraph. “A Ban…

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Livermore’s late stunner seals dramatic West Brom win over Birmingham City

West Brom kept alive their slim hopes of an automatic promotion spot with Jake Livermore’s crashing half-volley sealing a dramatic comeback win against Birmingham at the Hawthorns, their third victory in succession under the caretaker manager, James Sh…

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It’s not just Montenegro – there’s still racism in English football | Adrian Chiles

We’ve learned to abhor open displays of prejudice, but evidence shows it remains a major and shameful part of our cultureI have got a friend called Bernie. Like me, he is a supporter of West Bromwich Albion. He runs gyms in prisons; he can look after h…

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Emi Buendía powers Norwich back to summit but Forest miss out

• Norwich beat Hull 3-2 and Derby held 0-0 by Stoke at home• Forest beaten 3-1 by Villa and Boro lose to Preston 2-1Norwich leapfrogged Leeds at the top of the Championship after beating Hull 3-2 while Nottingham Forest, beaten 3-1 at home by Aston Vil…

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West Brom sack head coach Darren Moore blaming ‘disappointing’ results

• Albion lie fourth in Championship after draw with Ipswich• Chief executive Mark Jenkins blames poor form and resultsWest Bromwich Albion have sacked Darren Moore, blaming the head coach for failing to “engineer consistency of form and results”.The de…

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Hernández and Bamford send Leeds back to the top with win over West Brom

Leeds United returned to the top of the Championship with an emphatic 4-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion, sealed by Pablo Hernández’s first-minute strike, a Patrick Bamford double and Ezgjan Alioski’s late tap-in, enough to see Marcelo Bielsa’s side…

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When Coventry City had the most beautiful programmes ever made

John Elvin went to Coventry in 1970 with a simple mission: to change the way football fans viewed the humble programmeBy Sam Diss for MUNDIAL, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkHow do you change something that people don’t realise needs changing? That …

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Sheffield United rise to second as Kieran Dowell header sees off West Brom

Sheffield United maintained their hold on the second automatic promotion place in the SkyBet Championship after Kieran Dowell’s first-half header extended West Bromwich Albion’s increasingly jittery home form.Darren Moore’s team may have started the da…

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West Brom’s Dwight Gayle faces two-match ban for diving after FA charge

• Striker was awarded penalty in draw against Forest• Jürgen Klopp charged over comments about officialsDwight Gayle could face a retrospective ban for diving after he was hit with a Football Association charge following West Brom’s 2-2 draw with Notti…

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Paul Scholes gets off to a flier at Oldham with 4-1 win over Yeovil

• West Brom salvage 2-2 home draw with Nottingham Forest• Bristol City leave it late to see off QPR at Ashton GatePaul Scholes enjoyed a winning start to his managerial career as his Oldham side ran out 4-1 winners in the League Two match against Yeovi…