West Brom go second in the Championship after breezing past Bristol City in match twice delayed

West Brom go second in the Championship after breezing past Bristol City in match that was TWICE delayed for separate medical emergencies involving a supporter from each team

  • West Brom beat Bristol City 3-0 to move into the automatic promotion spots
  • Match was delayed as a West Brom fan required medical attention in the stands
  • Another medical emergency involving a Bristol City fan occurred at half-time
  • Jordan Hugill, Kyle Bartley and Karlan Grant scored for the Baggies in the win 











West Brom returned to the automatic promotion places in a much-delayed game at The Hawthorns, sweeping aside Bristol City.

Jordan Hugill, Kyle Bartley and Karlan Grant punished woeful defending from Bristol City but four delays – two for medical emergencies after a supporter from each team was carried away in unrelated incidents and two for injuries to players – caused a 25-minute delay.

A West Brom supporter in the Halford Lane Stand was carried from the crowd on a stretcher causing kick-off to be delayed for 15 minutes. The fan was conscious and able to put his thumb up.

Kyle Bartley scored the second goal in West Brom’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Bristol City

The match was delayed by 15 minutes due to a West Brom fan requiring medical attention

The match was delayed by 15 minutes due to a West Brom fan requiring medical attention 

A third defeat on the bounce made it a miserable return to West Brom for manager and former Albion assistant boss Nigel Pearson after the departure of coach Paul Simpson.

The departure of assistant head coach Keith Downing – another ex-West Brom assistant – was also expected to be confirmed.

West Brom took a seventh minute lead when Darnell Furlong crossed and Hugill tapped home as Albion dominated.

Hugill sliced over from close range and there was a further delay after he collided with the post.

He recovered to hook over the bar before a chip from Robert Snodgrass hit the inside of the post.

Bristol City's Nathan Baker was forced off with an injury in a match with several lengthy delays

 Bristol City’s Nathan Baker was forced off with an injury in a match with several lengthy delays

There was a further lengthy stoppage, this time for Nathan Baker, who was eventually stretchered off with what appeared to be a neck or head injury.

West Brom doubled their lead when Bartley glanced into the far corner from Furlong’s long throw-in.

After 10 minutes of time added on, at half-time there was another medical emergency to allow the emergency services to treat a Bristol City fan, who was given oxygen as he was taken away in a wheelchair.

It was 3-0 in the 52nd minute, after more poor City defending.

Sub Danny Simpson’s poor backpass after a Bristol corner left Grant the chance to slot past Bentley.

Karlan grant added a third for his side as they moved up into the automatic promotion places

Karlan grant added a third for his side as they moved up into the automatic promotion places

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