Match Reports

Albion 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

An image of Brandon Thomas-Asante against Plymouth

Albion drew 0-0 with Plymouth Argyle at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors enjoyed a better first-half without netting, while the Baggies did the same in the second period.

Carlos Corberán’s men are back in Sky Bet Championship action again this Tuesday, facing QPR in B71 (ko 8pm).

There was a minute's silence held before the game to mark the innocent lives lost in the Israel/Palestine conflict

The boss made two changes from Albion’s pre-international break defeat at Birmingham, swapping in Nathaniel Chalobah and Brandon Thomas-Asante for Okay Yokuslu and the injured John Swift.

But the Baggies struggled to create chances during a goalless first-half, with the best two opportunities falling Plymouth’s way.

14 minutes in Morgan Whittaker was unfortunate to see his curling attempt strike the woodwork - and Alex Palmer had to be at his best ahead of the interval when brilliantly denying Kaine Kesler-Hayden’s finish.

Albion improved after the break, though, and immediately created a couple of good openings. Grady Diangana - bright throughout the afternoon - quickly saw a shot deflected narrowly wide and Kyle Bartley also nodded the winger’s dangerous cross off-target.

Plymouth saw out the hosts’ spell and threatened to score 15 minutes from time, Palmer again producing a good save from Mustapha Bundu’s long-range effort.

Corberán then introduced a number of substitutes, including Academy product Tom Fellows, in an attempt to turn the momentum back in his side’s favour.

Two late chances fell to substitute Jayson Molumby, however he hit one wide and headed another just past the post in the final stages, and ultimately the spoils were shared.

Albion: Palmer; Kipre, Bartley (Ajayi 78), Pieters (Townsend 59); Furlong, Chalobah (Molumby 66), Mowatt (Yokuslu 78), Phillips; Wallace, Thomas-Asante, Diangana (Fellows 78).

Substitutes: Griffiths, Taylor, Pipa, Higgins.

Attendance: 24,736 (1,985).