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Summary

  1. Hegazi heads Baggies in front
  2. Rodriguez and Hegazi make West Brom debuts
  3. Record signing Ake & Begovic start for Bournemouth

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FULL-TIME

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

That's proceedings done for the day at The Hawthorns. A job well done for Tony Pulis' men.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Steve Cook has one final go at salvaging something for Bournemouth, but the ball flies straight into Ben Foster's chest.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

A short corner comes to nothing for West Brom, and Bournemouth eventually get control of the ball again.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Ooft! That's one way to make an impact - Salomon Rondon's fine solo run down the left ends in a long range shot that Asmir Begovic does incredibly well to parry away. Corner...

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

We've got five minutes of added time ahead of us.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

An impressive match for Jay Rodriguez has come to an end. It'll be Salomon Rondon to close out this game.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Joshua King comes charging into the area with a superb run, beating AHmed Hegazi, but there's no-one there to support him, and he ends up lashing the ball tamely out of play.

CLOSE!

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

West Brom break and Hal Robson-Kanu, snugly in the box, chests down Jake Livermore's pass, turns, and spins the ball high over the bar.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

In comes the free-kick from Ryan Fraser, it's Nathan Ake who rises the highest - and he heads it straight into Ben Foster's arms! He yells in anguish as Foster cradles the ball to his chest.

Ben Foster
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YELLOW CARD

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

A tackle from Jay Rodriguez leaves Ryan Fraser tumbling across the floor - and he's summarily shown a yellow. A free-kick for Bournemouth, from wide on the left.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Simon Francis is receiving a bit of treatment after a clash, and he's limping off to be replaced by Adam Smith.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

In the corner comes from Chris Brunt, the ball hanging at the near post - and everyone ignores it. There's then a penalty shout against Steve Cook as he goes leaping above Ahmed Hegazi, but the referee says no dice.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

A shake of the head from Nathan Ake as he's forced to come racing across in front of James McClean and slide the ball out of play after a mistake from Simon Francis. That'll be another West Brom corner.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Good work from Ryan Fraser, sliding to knock the ball out from underneath Nyom's feet as West Brom break, and that's a Baggies throw. The ball lands to Jake Livermore and he curls in a cross, looking for Hal Robson-Kanu, and instead finding the advertising hoarding.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Steve Cook lines up the free-kick, and a couple of West Brom heads nod it away from danger. As you were.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

And another change for West Brom - Hal Robson-Kanu will replace Matt Phillips as Bournemouth line up a free-kick.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

A substitution for West Brom. Teenager Rekeem Harper is on, in place of Sam Field.

'What an example, what a reception, what a player'

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Dion Dublin

Former Leicester & Man Utd forward on Final Score

Jermain Defoe
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What an example, what a reception, what a player and what a goalscorer.

What more is there to stay about Jermain Defoe? He'll score 15 to 20 goals, for a lesser team, yet again this season.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

That free-kick comes to nothing, the ball eventually dropping to Jordon Ibe deep on the right, and he whacks his cross high over the bar. Oops.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

As before, Bournemouth are having the majority of possession, but they're not doing an awful lot with it. Steve Cook comes off the worse in a tangle with Jay Rodriguez, the Cherries man rubbing furiously at his nose as Rodriguez whacks him. Free-kick.

'Defoe is soon to turn 35, but it means nothing'

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Dion Dublin

Former Leicester & Man Utd forward on Final Score

The work Jermain Defoe does behind the scenes, looking after his body and training long hours, is why he continues to score goals.

He's soon to turn 35, but it means nothing because there remains a sharpness to his game. And he'll be such a good influence on the other strikers at the club - where he leads they will follow. If you're playing with better you become better yourself.

Jermain Defoe
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West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

A free-kick for Bournemouth, to the right of goal, as James McClean brings down Jordon Ibe. Ryan Fraser decides he might as well have a go and slams it towards the net - and straight into Ben Foster's chest.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

And here we go - Jermain Defoe makes his way on to the pitch, in place of Benik Afobe. He gets warm applause from both sets of fans, but he's got a West Brom set piece to help shuffle away first.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

There's some action on the Bournemouth subs' bench. It looks as though Jermain Defoe will be coming on for his second Bournemouth debut...

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Andrew Surman takes a short corner, gets the ball back towards him, but Ahmed Hegazi gets in the way to block Joshua King's attempt away. Another scramble in the Bournemouth box, this time started by Nathan Ake, but Ryan Fraser is thoroughly outmuscled by West Brom.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

That's better from Bournemouth, forcing Chris Brunt into a last-minute tackle as Jordon Ibe comes charging down the right. The ball eventually rolls out for a Cherries corner.

CLOSE!

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Ooft! Another West Brom set piece, this time from the left, Matt Phillips swings it in - and it's into the side netting by Claudio Yacob! That looked like it had gone it! That's poor defending from Joshua King, who didn't notice Yacob come darting in front of him to meet the cross.

Claudio Yacob
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West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Yes they have. Chris Brunt swings it in with his left foot and Asmir Begovic races forward and jumps to clasp the ball high above his head.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Hello, here's a West Brom corner. Have Bournemouth learnt their lesson?

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Benik Afobe! That's a cracking header - he's right in front of his goal and manages to head the ball away, before Ahmed Hegazi eventually slaps the ball right into Asmir Begovic's waiting arms.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth move the ball well, finding Harry Arter who is at an awkward angle, and the resulting short curls well wide of the post.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

A well-timed boot from Nathan Ake clears another good move from West Brom after the Cherries are caught napping by Nyom.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

The first West Brom throw of the half is headed back by Matt Phillips and, luckily for Bournemouth, straight into Nathan Ake's pass. He knocks the ball towards Asmir Begovic to avoid any dramas.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Here we go. The teams are making their way back out, and there's a change for Bournemouth, with Jordon Ibe coming on in place of Marc Pugh.

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A not particularly pleasant stat for Bournemouth fans: the Cherries have now conceded goals from set pieces at the Hawthorns in three successive visits.

HALF-TIME

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

The referee blows his whistle, and that's the first 45 minutes done.

Bournemouth had plenty of possession there but their terrible defending to a West Brom set piece has cost them. Some things never change, ey?

Jake Livermore
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West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Andrew Surman finds himself with plenty of space to pick up Ryan Fraser's pass, but he thumps it high and wide over the bar.

We've got a minute of extra time to go.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Ben Foster gets himself into a horrible tangle, nearly letting the ball fly over his head as Charlie Daniels tries to chip the ball beyond him.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Hello. Ben Foster comes racing out of his area, knocks into out Joshua King, but King recovers, before slipping. Foster has enough time to dart back towards his net but Claudio Yacob is in the right place to block it out.

Claudio Yacob
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