Crystal Palace have Jason Puncheon available for Sunday's visit of West Brom following his recovery from a long-term knee injury that had been expected to end his season. Connor Wickham is another fit to feature, also following a long-term knee injury that means he is yet to make a first-team appearance this season. At the end of a season disrupted by injury, Palace's only absentees are Scott Dann with cruciate ligament damage and Bakary Sako because of an ankle problem. West Brom caretaker manager Darren Moore may make changes following his side's relegation. Albion's inevitable demotion to the Sky Bet Championship was confirmed when Southampton beat Swansea in midweek, despite an impressive run under the temporary boss. Gareth Barry (knee) and James Morrison (Achilles) remain Moore's only casualties and he admitted he may mix things up against Roy Hodgson's side. Provisional Crystal Palace squad: Hennessey, Cavalieri, Speroni, Ward, Wan-Bissaka, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Sakho, Kelly, … [Read more...] about Crystal Palace vs West Brom live score and goal updates
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There are moments in a manager’s life when the right decision can be made for you, and perhaps there was some of that serendipity when Mark Hughes glanced at his bench in the second half and summoned his striker Manolo Gabbiadini to try to keep Southampton in the Premier League. The Italian’s goal minutes later won this relegation shoot-out, an instinctive finish with the ball loose in the penalty area, and now it looks as if the club that once reached the coat-tails of the Premier League elite will still be around in that division next season. Gabbiadini had not scored in the league since February 24, and this was just his fourth goal of a forgettable season, but every player has his moment and this was surely his. Gabbiadini might have been coming on whatever the situation, but it was an injury to the Saints defender Jan Bednarek, thumped accidentally by his own goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, that finally made up Hughes’ mind and within minutes the Italian had struck the … [Read more...] about Southampton surely safe with 1-0 win at Swansea, relegating West Brom
An Olivier Giroud header proved to be the difference at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea recorded a vital victory over Champions League finalists Liverpool. The Blues looked much more like the side that stormed to the title last season, offering a resilient rearguard while boasting a potency up front, spearheaded by a fantastic Eden Hazard, who turned in a fine display, hinting at how good he could be if he played at the same level every week. The win was Chelsea's fourth in a row in all competitions, and after Tottenham's defeat by West Brom on Saturday, leaves them two points off the top four. Liverpool meanwhile lacked the flair and firepower that we have become accustomed to witnessing this season, and star man Mo Salah was kept quiet by an impressive Chelsea defence. But who impressed at Stamford Bridge? Find out in our gallery above. Follow the Independent Sport on Instagram here, for all of the best images, videos and stories from around the sporting world. More … [Read more...] about Chelsea vs Liverpool player ratings: Who impressed at Stamford Bridge?
West Bromwich Albion’s relegation to the Championship could be confirmed this weekend as they host Liverpool at the Hawthorns. A defeat for Darren Moore’s men could finally seal their relegation and a return to the second-tier of English football for the first time since 2010. Meanwhile, the Reds have plenty to play for and could secure their position in next season’s Champions League with a victory. Follow all the action below... Please allow a moment for the blog to load... What time is it? The game begins at 12:30pm on Saturday. Where can I watch it? The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage beginning at 11:30am. It’s a big game for… Mo Salah. The Egyptian seems to be scoring pretty much every week at the moment and proudly sits at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts. The opportunity to add to his tally, and stave off the challenge of Harry Kane for the Golden Boot, could be huge against the bottom club. … [Read more...] about West Brom vs Liverpool LIVE: When is it, where can I watch it, kick-off time, odds, team news
Phil Jones is set to return to the Manchester United squad for the first time in over two months against West Brom this afternoon. Jones, 26, has not played since the February 11 defeat to Newcastle but regained fitness during the March internationals and is deemed available for selection by manager Jose Mourinho. Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, Matteo Darmian, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick were among the United players not accounted for as the team coach arrived at The Lowry Hotel. Shaw and Fellaini have previously rendezvoused with teammates separately at United's pre-match base and a number of players made their own way to The Lowry ahead of the West Brom match. Daley Blind was seen in the vicinity with his partner but lives nearby and did not join the United party at the hotel. Carrick has unofficially begun his coaching role in recent matches and could join Mourinho and his staff in the Old Trafford dugout again later today. Mourinho spoke effusively about Paul Pogba in the … [Read more...] about Manchester United squad vs West Brom revealed