IVANOVIC MAKES THIRD APPEARANCE UNDER ALLARDYCE
West Brom defender Branis lvIvanovic made his third appearance under new manager Sam Allardyce in the disappointing defeat at the hands of fellow newly promoted team Leeds United in their latest outing in the Premier League.
In the week 16 league clash played at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night, West Brom were thrashed 5-0 by Leeds United in what was the third league game under new manager Sam Allardyce. The former Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and England national team manager is the man tasked with the responsibility of saving West Brom from the drop.
Sam Allardyce was named the West Brom manager two weeks ago after the dismissal of former manager Slaven Bilic shortly after the Manchester City game which ended in a goalless draw.
Since Sam Allardyce took charge of the Baggies, they have played three games with all of them coming in the Premier League. West Brom have drawn one and lost two of those three matches under their new manager. BranislavIvanovic has appeared as a second half substitute in all the three games. He was a substitute in the home clash with midland rivals Aston Villa who ran out 3-0 winners in what was the first game under Sam Allardyce. BranislavIvanovic came on for winger Grady Diangana with twelve minutes left to play and with his team trailing by a lone goal courtesy Aston Villa attacker Anwar El-Ghazi in the first half. Shortly after his entrance, Aston Villa doubled their lead through Bertrand Traore before the in-form El-Ghazi wrapped up the win from the spot with two minutes left. In the second game under Sam Allardyce, BranislavIvanovic came on midfielder Conor Gallagher in added time as champions Liverpool were forced to a 1-1 draw at home. BranislavIvanovic came on as a half-time substitute for Matt Phillips in the third game under Sam Allardyce, a 5-0 home loss to Leeds United on Tuesday night.