West Brom 1 – 0 Bournemouth: Match Report

Game Summary:

The first half of the match-up was a case of quality over quantity. Bournemouth had the edge in possession but it was, for the most part, dry and useless. West Brom, on the other hand, had a plethora of shots in the first 45 minutes, one of which lead to the opening goal.

The second half dragged on a bit and did not yield a goal. In the end, Ahmed Hegazy’s first half header proved to be the winner for West Brom.

Key Moment:

31′ Goal – Chris Brunt did what he does best and delivered a great set piece to the back post. Ahmed Hegazy, on loan from Egyptian side Al-Aly, put it home. The 6’5″ central defender always had the advantage on the header.

Stock Up:

Ahmed Hegazy (WBA)
Hegazy’s loan to West Brom was seen by many as some much needed depth in the back line. He has been a standout everywhere he has played and it would be huge for the Baggies if he can translate that to the Premier League this season as well.

Stock Down:

Marc Pugh (BOU)
Many fans and experts have questioned if Pugh has the quality to play in the Premier League as a 30 year old and he did not help his case today. The winger was subbed off after an unproductive hour on the pitch.

Next fixtures:

Burnley vs West Brom
Bournemouth vs Watford

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