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Summary

  1. Berahino up to five goals this season
  2. Burnley make double change at half-time
  3. Reading draw 3-3 with Wolves

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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On that note, it's time for me to bid you a fond farewell. Thanks for your contributions today... especially your recommendations for Alan Irvine songs (81 mins). I'm off to listen to some Marvin Gaye/Guns N' Roses! Night.

Here's a sobering stat for Burnley supporters... the Clarets have now gone 8 hours & 46 minutes without a Premier League goal.

Remember when they signed Ian Wright?

Before then, however, MOTD 2 pundit Kevin Kilbane will be writing a column for this very website where he will analyse this afternoon's game at The Hawthorns. Look out for that later this evening.

MOTD 2

If you missed today's goals, or indeed need to catch up on Saturday's action, be sure to watch Match of the Day 2 this evening. The show is on BBC One in England, Wales and Northern Ireland at 22:30, while it's slightly later at 23:25 in Scotland.

Player reaction on Twitter

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

West Brom midfielder

Craig Gardner: "Booooooom! What a result. We were all class today including the fans #boingboing #3points buzzzzzzzzing."

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Ann Williamson: Lukas Jutkiewicz did OK at Bolton last season and I think we are missing him but he and Marvin Sordell are Championship at best. Not good enough for the Premier League.

Can the Baggies keep their boing?

It becomes slightly trickier for West Brom, who travel to Liverpool next weekend before successive home games against Manchester United and a resurgent Crystal Palace.

Coming up for the Clarets

What next for Burnley? Well, they visit Leicester City next weekend before back-to-back home games against West Ham and Everton. Surely they'll be targeting six points out of nine to kick-start their stuttering season?

Manager reaction

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

More from Burnley manager Sean Dyche, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a good performance from them and a poor one from ourselves. The biggest learning curve in the Premier League is that you cannot turn up and not be right on top of your performance. We are growing into it and it is important we turn up ready to perform. We did not look right today. Today we looked unsure from the beginning.

"Maybe the changes affected that, our midfield has played a big part for us and we had two players missing. But that is why it is important to have a squad. You have to come in and deliver with purpose and that was lacking today. WBA deserved it. Full credit to them. We knew the first goal was going to be important and after that there was no coming back."

Manager reaction

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

West Brom manager Alan Irvine on BBC Sport: "Saido Berahino can be very good. He's a terrific lad and very, very talented. I spoke to him at half-time and said to be patient and continue making runs. He got his reward for continuing to do that. He's a model professional and has fantastic potential."

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Barry Mc Donnell: Burnley need Danny Ings and Sam Vokes fit as soon as possible. Starting to really feel for them.

Mark Riley: As a Burnley fan all I can say is that was an embarrassing performance!!

Matt Barnsley: A hard working team can get you places in the Championship. And I'm not convinced the quality of the league last year was great. Leicester were the only top top team last year. And they're currently holding their own.

Midfield maestro

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Manager reaction

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

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West Brom manager Alan Irvine, speaking to Sky Sports: "We were terrific. You can never be 100% satisfied and there was a little spell in the second half I did not like but only five or six minutes. The rest of the time I was delighted.

"It is bred from the work we have been doing and the way the players have applied themselves since day one. A few weeks ago I said we were closer to where we wanted to be. There is still work to do and tough games to come but it has been a great week and the players have got their reward.

"I believe we have got a great group of lads but I also know how hard it is going to be to win games in this league. We will not get carried away. We have had a good start, and we have to build on that."

Manager reaction

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

West Brom 4-0 Burnley
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Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We never got started and never got to grips. It's important we grow and learn from it. Yes (it's our toughest day in the league). We had changes forced upon us, but it's important we deal with the changes. There were two horrible set-pieces from our point of view. You want players that come in to grip the shirt - I don't think we did that today, it'll come another day. We gave the ball away silly today."

Chelsea to play at Twickenham?

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Secondly, Chelsea have made an initial inquiry

about playing at Twickenham while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped.

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed it has been in contact with the Premier League club but said talks are at a very early stage. Twickenham is the home of English rugby union and the 82,000-capacity stadium has never hosted a football match.

The RFU said: "We have had an enquiry from Chelsea FC but have not had any discussions of any substance."

Sakho's apology

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First of all, Liverpool defender

Mamadou Sakho has apologised for making "a bad choice" by leaving Anfield before the Merseyside derby against Everton. The French international, 24, was left out of the squad and was pictured by a supporter heading out of the stadium.

"I'm aware it was a bad choice from my part," Sakho wrote on his Facebook page.

We'll bring you manager reaction from The Hawthorns shortly, but let me first tell you about a few football stories making the news this Sunday tea-time.

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West Brom 4-0 Burnley
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Here are a few key stats from this afternoon's one-sided clash at The Hawthorns.

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James: I wonder how furious Liverpool fans would have been before the start of the season if you'd told them that after six matches they'd be beneath Palace, Leicester and West Brom in the table.

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

Secondly, the players which epitomise this West Brom team of recent years - the likes of Graham Dorrans, Chris Brunt and James Morrison in midfield - all imposed themselves on the contest. They overran Burnley in the centre of the park.

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

Two things struck me about West Brom today. Firstly, the impact of some of Alan Irvine's new boys - left-back Sebastien Pocognoli laid the platform for success with his marauding runs down the flank while Cristian Gamboa picked up an assist when he came on as a late substitute. In the centre of defence, Joleon Lescott was an absolute colossus.

Player reaction

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West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt: "We have good self belief and confidence to win games - we showed that today. The manager (Alan Irvine) has come in and got us organised and playing in the right way. We have a big squad of players and a good team spirit. From the start of this season we've been right on it."

Player reaction

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

West Brom 4-0 Burnley
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West Brom forward Saido Berahino, speaking to Sky Sports: "We were on it from the start. It just shows how good this group is. I just try to do my best, I managed to contribute with a couple of goals and I felt good. We have stuck together throughout this period and our results are paying off. We have to focus on Liverpool away now and make sure we get something there. But it has been a great week. Three wins."

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

Quality stuff from the Baggies then, who move up to 10th in the table, above both Liverpool and Everton to name but two.

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"The referee calls full-time to save Burnley any more embarrassment. Albion played well. Burnley and Sean Dyche will be disappointed not just with the scoreline but the opportunities they did not take and most of all the way Albion dominated the midfield. Burnley were second best from start to finish. They are going to find life difficult in the Premier League."

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Matthew Calloway: WBA looking good at the moment, despite a slow start. Like the new Baggies team.

Mark Stott: Newcastle fans will be cheering that one! Off the bottom!

FULL-TIME

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

West Brom's perfect afternoon - a dominant performance against a Burnley side who slump to the bottom of the Premier League table.

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Good running off the ball and the pace of Cristian Gamboa made that goal. The pass was good, and he cut Burnley right open.

"A 4-0 scoreline tells the story of the match. Burnley could have had goals in the second half, things have maybe not gone for them, but since the first goal they have been on the back foot."

GOAL

West Brom 4-0 Burnley - Graham Dorrans

Lovely stuff from the Baggies, who make it four when Georgios Samaras plays a neat ball down the right for Cristian Gamboa who pulls the ball back for Graham Dorrans and the Scottish midfielder drills home a low shot.

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YELLOW CARD

West Brom 3-0 Burnley

Ben Mee's miserable afternoon is complete as he goes into the book for tugging at Graham Dorrans's shirt.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 3-0 Burnley

Craig Gardner departs the action to rapturous applause, to be replaced by Claudio Yacob.

West Brom 3-0 Burnley

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"There has been very little come through from Burnley in midfield. That has been the biggest disappointment for me. I know they have problems up front but there has been no build-up play today."

West Brom 3-0 Burnley

Two shots which encapsulate Burnley's afternoon - George Boyd's effort is charged down and Michael Kightly's follow-up sails harmlessly over the bar.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 3-0 Burnley

West Brom make a change at full-back as Sebastien Pocognoli comes off for Cristian Gamboa.

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Alexander Fox: Alan Irvine songs: 'Sweet Child Irvine' - Guns N Roses. 'Irvine Superman' - Donovan. 'Heard It On The Irvine' - Marvin Gaye. 'Canary In An Irvine' - The Police.

Good work, Alexander. Now let's get one of those songs echoing round The Hawthorns.

West Brom 3-0 Burnley

Standby for some cracking shouts for Alan Irvine ditties...

CLOSE!

West Brom 3-0 Burnley

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West Brom are running Burnley ragged now - Graham Dorrans driving into the penalty area and pushing back Ben Mee before unfurling a shot which finds the side-netting.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 3-0 Burnley

West Brom manager Alan Irvine decides it's time to save Stephane Sessegnon for future battles, sending on Georgios Samaras in his place.

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Martin McHugh: Each goal West Brom score now will lift them a position in the table.

The Baggies, in 11th place as it stands, can move into seventh above Manchester United with four more goals.

West Brom 3-0 Burnley

I feel like I'm kicking them while they are down, but Burnley are now bottom of the Premier League following that third West Brom goal.

Sorry, Clarets fans.