West Bromwich Albion beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the English League on Saturday (9 October).?
West Bromwich Albion beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the English League on Saturday (9 October). Albion's win, harder fought than the score-line suggests, edges them up the League table. But it still puts them only three points above Crystal Palace, bottom of the First Division with 6 points from 12 games.
West Bromwich Albion can thank their young goalkeeper, John Osborne, playing his first league game of the season, that they did not give several goals away in the first half. Good goal-keeping and poor finishing by the home side, Crystal Palace, kept the score level until in the 36th minute striker Tony Brown put Albion ahead. It was the sort of goal which put him into the England side last season. And with only two minutes to go, Bobbie Gould made it 2-0.
SYNOPSIS: West Bromwich Albion kick off from right to left in London on Saturday. They're playing against Crystal Palace in the English First Division.
The game swung to and fro in the early minutes with neither side gaining control. Good early goalkeeping by Albion's young keeper, John Osborne kept the London side out. It was his first game of the season and he proved a vital addition to the side. A strong goalkeeper, and one who uses the ball intelligently. Still, much of the early attacking was by Crystal Palace.
Although playing against an away crowd, Albion slowly gained possession of the midfield and in the 36th minute their determination paid off. Tony Brown scored, with a goal like those that put him into the England side last season.
Crystal Palace kick off in the second half from right to left, unlucky to be a goal down. They're bottom of the First Division with 6 points from eleven games. They badly need these points to get off the bottom. West Bromwich were only a few places above them, and one point. But in spite of fine attacking moves like this one, luck wasn't on their side.
With just two minutes to go, Bobbie Gould makes it 2-0. That's the final score.