Read all about it: Albion 2 Bournemouth 1

Last updated : 26 February 2017 By Wba-mad Editor

Albion continued their excellent home form with goals from Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley seeing off Bournemouth. 

The win moved Albion on to the magical 40 point mark after Albion's fourth successive home win. 

Here's what the papers had to say. Click on the link to read the full report. 

Birmingham Mail 

West Brom came from behind to win an end-to-end, incident-packed match at the Hawthorns.

Josh King put beleaguered Bournemouth ahead from the spot inside five minutes.

But Craig Dawson’s deflected strike levelled before Gareth McAuley’s close range effort completed the comeback.

Ben Foster made a string of saves in injury time to earn his team a win that keeps the heat on Everton in seventh.

Express and Star 

Josh King opened the scoring from the penalty spot five minutes in after Allan Nyom wrestled diminutive winger Ryan Fraser to the ground.

But the Baggies were level five minutes later when Craig Dawson's long-range shot deflected off Tyrone Mings and looped into the far corner.

And Albion were in the lead by the 22nd minute when Artur Boruc dropped Chris Brunt's devilish corner at Gareth McAuley's feet two yards out.

The centre-back smacked the ball into the net to pick up his seventh goal of the season and his sixth in the Premier League.


West Brom fought back from 1-0 down to extend Bournemouth’s miserable start to 2017 as goalkeeper Artur Boruc and referee Mark Clattenburg took centre stage at The Hawthorns.

Clattenburg, who has announced he is leaving the Premier League for Saudi Arabia in the summer, helped the visitors lead early by awarding a debatable penalty.

But Albion fought back with first-half goals from Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley - with the aid of a major Boruc error - to keep alive their own hopes of European qualification and leave Eddie Howe’s side with increasing worries about a looming relegation battle.


Foster’s heroics kept Bournemouth on a firmly downward trajectory.

Eddie Howe’s strugglers enjoyed long stretches of possession and battled to the end but rarely showed the cutting edge necessary for the battle to come. Despite the tonic of Joshua King’s early penalty, they were left reeling as Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley completed a turnaround within 17 minutes.

It was not always pretty from Tony Pulis’s men but, unlike their lowly visitors, Albion have the guile and experience to grind out a result.

Pulis, whose side are now unbeaten in their last five starts, was quick to praise Foster. “He’s been absolutely fantastic. His performance levels this season have been fantastic. He’s been top drawer. He has brought a lot to this football club defensively.”

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