West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Bournemouth

Henrietta Brewer
August 13, 2017

The Egypt centre-back, who joined on loan from Al Ahly last month, headed in from close range just after the half-hour mark to ensure the home side were able to celebrate their head coach signing a one-year contract extension with three points.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has claimed that the club are on the verge of securing as many as five new players.

In truth, they could have had more goals with Matt Phillips, Jay Rodriguez and Claudio Yacob all going close, as did substitute Salmon Rondon who blazed a late shot over the crossbar.

Rodriguez then curled an effort inches wide of the far post with Begovic beaten as the Baggies continued to push for the opener.

Ahmed Hegazi, a loan signing from Al Ahly, scored the only goal with a header just after the half-hour mark as the Baggies celebrated Pulis signing a one-year contract extension with the ideal start to their Premier League campaign.

Eddie Howe's side looked helpless in the second period of the game after a brilliant defensive display from West Brom who knew exactly how to stop the Cherries' attacking solutions in King, Afobe and Defoe.

Bournemouth improved slightly thereafter, Nathan Ake sending a header straight at Ben Foster before becoming the victim of an apparent stamp from Craig Dawson that could prompt retrospective action - the only blot on an otherwise satisfactory day for Pulis and the Baggies.

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West Brom went close with a header at the back post as they looked more risky with Bournemouth having more possession but failing to do much with it.

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