Baggies boss Corberan begins with defeat by Blades – Ghanasoccernet.com

  • October 30, 2022

Tommy Doyle (centre) was the supply line for Iliman Ndiaye’s 11th-minute opener for Sheffield United
New West Bromwich Albion head coach Carlos Corberan began his reign badly as the relegation-threatened Baggies lost at home to pre-season promotion rivals Sheffield United.
Two goals in the first 23 minutes from Blades strikers Iliman Ndiaye and Oli McBurnie leave the Baggies still in the Championship drop zone.
After Swansea City only managed a draw in the other lunchtime kick-off, it lifted Paul Heckingbottom’s men a place back up to fourth in the Championship table, as the Blades finally put an end to their previously winless six-game run in October.
It took just 11 minutes for the Blades to break down the hosts, when Tommy Doyle chipped a neat ball over the top to the right side of the penalty area, Sam Baldock squared across and, although the incoming McBurnie completely missed his kick, Ndiaye was lurking behind him. He feinted to his right and slid a nice finish into the bottom-right corner.
Carlos Corberan was taking charge of his first game since being sacked by Olympiakos in September
The Blades then doubled their lead when Senegal international Ndiaye set up Scotland striker McBurnie with the chance to make amends for his earlier miss.
Ndiaye made a bold forward surge following a neat five-man passing move from the back, released McBurnie on the edge of the box and his strike partner cut inside before finding the same bottom-right corner with another well-struck right-foot shot.
Matt Phillips had a shot kept out low to his left by Blades keeper Adam Davies before the break but, although the visitors scored with their only two efforts on target, Albion carved out a few potential openings but really had little else other than sweat and toil to add after the break
The hosts were booed off by some sections of the Albion fans as Corberan, the beleaguered Baggies’ fifth boss in under two years, was left with no illusions as to the size of the task ahead of him.
Line-upsWest Brom
Formation 3-4-2-1
24Palmer2Furlong4O’Shea15Pieters10Phillips8Livermore29Gardner-Hickman3Townsend11Diangana17J Wallace18Grant
Substitutes
Sheff Utd
Formation 3-5-1-1
1Davies15Ahmedhodzic12Egan6Basham2Baldock22Doyle16Norwood4Fleck23Osborn29Ndiaye9McBurnie
Substitutes
Referee:Dean WhitestoneMatch StatsHome TeamWest BromAway TeamSheff UtdPossessionHome65%Away35%ShotsHome15Away11Shots on TargetHome4Away2CornersHome8Away3FoulsHome6Away4Live Text Post update
Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Sheffield United 2.
90’+5’Full Time
Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Sheffield United 2.
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Attempt missed. Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
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Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Anel Ahmedhodzic.
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Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
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Attempt blocked. Brandon Thomas-Asante (West Bromwich Albion) header from very close range is blocked.
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Attempt blocked. Karlan Grant (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dara O’Shea with a cross.
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Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Oliver McBurnie.
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Brandon Thomas-Asante (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
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Foul by Enda Stevens (Sheffield United).
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Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Iliman Ndiaye.
85’Substitution
Substitution, Sheffield United. Enda Stevens replaces Chris Basham.
85’Substitution
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Taylor Gardner-Hickman.
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Attempt blocked. Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Basham.
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Attempt saved. Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
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Attempt blocked. Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Reach.
77’Substitution
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Adam Reach replaces Conor Townsend.
76’Substitution
Substitution, Sheffield United. Billy Sharp replaces Rhian Brewster because of an injury.
76’Substitution
Substitution, Sheffield United. Jack Robinson replaces George Baldock.
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Attempt missed. John Swift (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matt Phillips.
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