LIVE BLOG: Delhi Dynamos v West Bromwich Albion

Welcome to our live blog of the big friendly game between West Bromwich Albion and Delhi Dynamos at the Hawthorns.

Tickets for the game are £5 so if you’re in the area, why not pop down.

The big news is that Nacir Chadli is in the squad for West Brom. Even bigger news is former Baggies youth player Samir Nabi signing for Delhi Dynamos!

Former WBA academy graduate Samir Nabi in the Delhi Dynamos squad

FULL TIME: it’s all over here at the Hawthorns. James Smith goal was enough to give Premier League side West Brom the win. Delhi showed a good account of themselves, with some resilient defending and they rattled the crossbar through Kean Francis Lewis but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Both Nabi brothers got a runout today. Samir made his Dynamos debut while younger brother Rahis played the last 10 minutes for the Baggies.  

16:42 it’s brother v brother as Rahis Nabi comes on for West Brom to play the last seven minutes.


16:32 Samir Nabi replaces Flourant Malouda to make his debut for Delhi Dynamos 

16:22 GOAL! WBA 1-0 DD James Smith converts Matt Phillips cross from the right to give the Premier League side the lead. 


16:03 Nacir Chadli attempts a Free kick from 40 yards but goes wide. 

SECOND HALF KICKS OFF

HALF TIME: 0-0

15:35 35 minutes on the clock and it’s still 0-0. Not many clear cut chances as Delhi showing resilience in defence and glimpses of skill upfront from Malouda and Kean Francis Lewis but West Brom in control. Gardner has a couple of cracks but keeper Antonio Doblas has no trouble gathering his shots 

15:28 Marouane Chamakh’s day has come to a premature end after a very late challenge leaves him hobbling off the pitch. He’s been replaced by James Smith

15:12 Nacir Chadli lookin good on his debut with a few nice touches and linking play. 

15:10 Kane Wilson hits a volley from the edge of the box which goes wide of the post. west brom warming up and looking in control.

15:04 baggies dominate early possession. Win free kick edge of the D, butCraig Gardner hits free kick over the bar.

15:00 KICK OFF! Both Nabi’s on the bench for their respective sides.

14:59 teams are out to the sound of the Dhol!


14:34 Here’s the team sheet for the game. A couple of big names in the Baggies starting XI! 


14:30 Samir Nabi’s back in familiar surroundings but warming up with his new team mates 


14:28 We could see brother v brother as Rahis Nabi is also part of the West Brom squad.

Baggies youth player Rahis Nabi warming up

14:14 ground starting to fill up with fans who’ve braved the less-than-summer like weather.


14:00 It’s raining but that hasn’t put off the fans. A lively crowd has gathered at the fanzine to enjoy the entertainment provided by a few stars from the Desi music scene.

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