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01 March 2019 Venue Elland Road Attendance

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Match Previews

Leeds United v Albion match preview

28 February 2019

Albion will have the chance to move one point behind Leeds United when they take on Marcelo Bielsa's side at Elland Road on Friday night (ko 7.45pm).

The opposition 
 
Leeds United are managed by Marcelo Bielsa, who took over as their boss in June, 2018.
 
His Leeds side currently sit in third place and come into this game on the back of a 1-0 loss against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road - which had they won, would have moved them to top of the Sky Bet Championship.
 
Last time out
 
Our last meeting was a successful day for the Baggies, as a dominant second-half display made light work of the visitors, with Albion winning 4-1.
 
Hal Robson-Kanu scored Albion’s first, with Matt Phillips, Harvey Barnes and Dwight Gayle each grabbing a goal to stretch the advantage, meaning that Pablo Hernandez’s late goal for Leeds counted for little.
 
 
Stats
 

Albion

• The Baggies have the best away record in the division, winning 10, drawing three and losing four on their travels. Darren Moore's side have won eight of their last nine games in the league away from home.

• Albion last failed to score on the road in the league against Hull City on November 3, 2018, meaning the Baggies have scored in their last nine on road.

• Albion have scored three or more goals in their last four games against Leeds.
 
Opposition
 
• Leeds have the joint-best home record in the division, winning 11 of their 17 games, drawing three and losing three. Their only defeats have come against Norwich City, Hull City and Birmingham City.
 
• Leeds have not beaten Albion at Elland Road since November, 1988.
 
• Bielsa's side have lost two of their last five games.
 
From the archive
 
Here are the highlights from Albion’s 3-2 win at Elland Road in January 2007 as the Baggies continued their march to become champions.

Tore Andre Flo had put the hosts ahead, but Jonathan Greening equalised and then Diomansy Kamara scored a double for the Baggies before the half-time whistle.
 
Alan Thompson scored for Leeds in the second-half, but Albion held on for a 3-2 victory on the road.
 
Head to head 
 
Leeds edge ahead of Albion very narrowly in the head-to-head record.
 
Of the 85 matches that have been played, the Baggies have triumphed 33 times, there have been 18 draws and Leeds have won one more time than Albion - on 34 occasions.
 
Man in the middle 
 
The referee for Saturday’s match is Tim Robinson, and he’ll be assisted by Ian Cooper and Matthew McGrath - with Geoff Eltringham as the fourth official.
 
Tim has refereed two Albion games at The Hawthorns this season, officiating for a 2-0 win for the Baggies against Millwall, and a 3-2 victory for Middlesbrough at the start of February.
 
Ticket news

There are limited tickets available for Albion's trip to Elland Road.

You can secure your seat at the game by visiting the East Stand Ticket Office, or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Supporters can travel to West Yorkshire using free coach travel provided by Albion's players.

Prices

Adults £39
Seniors 60+ £26
16-22 year-olds £26
Under-16s £18
Under-11s £9

You will need to be on our database for us to sell you a ticket.

Tickets will not be available on the day of the game. Supporters are advised not to travel if they do not have a ticket.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with the Blades is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and former Albion player Andy Johnson, for a Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

International supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

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Information for fans travelling to Elland Road

Leeds United looks forward to welcoming back West Bromwich Albion fans on Friday, March 1.

In order to ensure a speedy and safe entry into the ground, we would respectfully ask fans not to bring any bags to the stadium. This fixture is a sell out for the whole stadium, so please do not travel unless you have a ticket

Leeds United operates a full search regime including dogs, for the safety of spectators coming to the ground, and we would ask that you arrive early to ensure everyone is in before kickoff. 

There will be a dedicated away fans bar (Howards) open from 1700, in the ground, selling food and drinks, including alcohol.  

Leeds United has committed to the Chairmans’ Charter and as such anyone found with a pyrotechnic in the ground or attempting to bring one into the ground will be arrested and their details returned to West Bromwich Albion Football Club. This could result in a 3 year ban.

Albion fans are encouraged to come and support their team and enjoy the game.

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Match Reports

Leeds United 4 Albion 0

1 March 2019

Albion tasted only their second defeat in 10 Sky Bet Championship away matches as they were undone 4-0 by Leeds United at Elland Road.

Pablo Hernandez's 20-yard strike after just 16 seconds put the hosts in command early on before Patrick Bamford doubled their advantage just before the half-hour mark.

Bamford added a deflected third after 63 minutes and Ezgjan Alioski scored in stoppage time as the Baggies, who had won eight of their previous nine matches on the road, tasted Friday-night defeat amid a fervent atmosphere in West Yorkshire.

Albion, who triumphed 4-1 over Leeds in the reverse fixture earlier this season, were shut out for the first time in 10 away games stretching back to early November.

They will now be looking to get back on track when Ipswich Town visit The Hawthorns next Saturday.

Head coach Darren Moore was forced into two changes from the defeat to Sheffield United, Tosin Adarabioyo and fit-again Hal Robson-Kanu coming in for Kieran Gibbs and Matt Phillips.

Yet the visitors got off to a nightmare start as United opened the scoring with their first attack from kick-off inside a minute, Hernandez finding the top corner with a long-range strike.

Sam Johnstone saved well from former Albion forward Tyler Roberts before making another stop to keep out Kalvin Phillips' strike from distance.

However, he could not prevent the hosts doubling their advantage in the 28th minute, Roberts' flick playing in Bamford and he slotted across goal into the corner of the net.

Jay Rodriguez's sweet 35-yard strike forced Kiko Casilla to tip over the crossbar but it was the Whites who held a two-goal advantage at the interval.

Robson-Kanu flicked captain Gareth Barry's inswinging free-kick narrowly over at the start of the second half.

Johnstone had to be alert to get down quickly and deny Mateusz Klich just before the hour mark.

But it was not long before Leeds added a third, Roberts breaking from midfield and finding Bamford, whose shot took a slight deflection off the unfortunate Craig Dawson before wrong-footing Johnstone.

Ezgjan Alioski then added a fourth in added time as the home side ran out winners in Albion's first visit to Leeds since 2007.

Albion: Johnstone, Holgate, Dawson, Hegazi, Adarabioyo, Harper (Field 65), Barry (c) (Morrison 63), Livermore, Robson-Kanu (Montero 70), Rodriguez, Gayle.

Subs: Bond, Townsend, Bartley, Murphy.

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Ticket News

Leeds clash now on general sale

26 February 2019

Tickets are now on general sale for Albion's trip to Elland Road to face Leeds United on Friday (ko 7.45pm).

You can secure your seat at the game by visiting the East Stand Ticket Office, or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Baggies fans have already snapped up 2,000 tickets with 500 seats of their allocation remaining for the Sky Bet Championship clash.

Supporters can travel to West Yorkshire using free coach travel provided by Albion's players.

Prices

Adults £39
Seniors 60+ £26
16-22 year-olds £26
Under-16s £18
Under-11s £9

Dates of sale

General sale
Monday, February 25 In person, by phone

Tickets can be bought by visiting the East Stand Ticket Office, or by calling 0121 227 2227.

You will need to be on our database for us to sell you a ticket.

Tickets will not be available on the day of the game. Supporters are advised not to travel if they do not have a ticket.

Baggies Travel

Baggies Travel coaches are available for free - with Albion's players covering the cost of the transport.

However, coaches will still need to be booked, which can be done by clicking here.

The coaches will depart the following places at the following times:

Kidderminster 14.00
Stourbridge & Lye 14.15
The Hawthorns 15.00

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